I am a fan of blending juices and veggies. Love making hummus, guacamole, salsa...you name it...in my blender...but my tried and true friend, the Magic Bullet finally bit the dust. It was good while it lasted and I certainly got my moneys worth for the years I have had it.
So today I started looking for a new blender, and yes I know the Vitamix is the best and most amazing thing on the planet but my budget won't allow for it at this time and I needed something so off I went in search of a new blender.
I knew from past experience I wanted something with more than 600 watts to crush my ice and frozen fruit properly. Finding what I wanted at a price I could afford seemed daunting at best. I checked the web, read the reviews, and headed out into the hot humid client of South Florida until I stumbled across a GE Die Cast Blender. Very retro looking, not light....quite heavy/very sturdy....with 800 watts for $40 (on clearance...originally $120....believe it was the floor model as it was all put together for me when I got it home and took it out of the package). I must say the first time I hit the switch I almost died....it scared me half to death!
Loud...yes, they are all loud, but I never saw a blender whip up a smoothie so fast in my entire life! I'm sure this model probably doesn't exist anymore, they probably have a newer one, but I must say for someone who is just looking for a regular blender to do every day things, this baby is amazing!
I made my regular smoothie which I had been avoiding in the Magic Bullet because it would not break down the spinach right.....hand full of frozen spinach, apple juice, a few apple/carrot chunks, handful of ice and a drizzle of agave and it pulverized everything into a lovely frothy/icy beverage with no greens in my teeth! I really know now that my old Magic Bullet was loosing its steam a long time ago, but I wouldn't part with it until it finally stopped working.
So while I wait and save up for my new Vitamix , me and my new GE Die Cast Blender will be happy mixing up some smoothies, soups, dips and mousses' for awhile.