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#1 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

I broke my blender! It was part of a Breville Super Wizz Duo & unfortunately Breville say it can't be replaced with a spare sad.gif

So - please recommend me a good heavy duty blender, one that will handle ice. Should I get a stand alone blender or one that has interchangable blender & food processor with one base? The remaining food processor on the Duo still works (but for how long?) & it takes up a lot of bench space.

#2 Riotproof

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

If you really love it, it would be worth asking on your local freecycle if anyone has the bit you need.

Quite like my kenwood FP it has a spice grinder and blender attachment too, but I've never blitzed ice.

#3 qak

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

I got a new FP recently - others suggested a Kitchen Wizz Pro (I think!) but it was just huge.  I ended up getting a Sunbeam which fits in my cupboard and was about $120 compared to 4-5 hundred for the aforementioned.

The Sunbeam does come as a combined unit too, which I considered, but I was in the opposite boat to you - still have a separate blender for the ice.

#4 Chardonnay Buffay

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

I had the kitchenaid food processor - what a great machine - durable, strong, reliable.
Then I sold it and got a thermomix, now that is love!!! wub.gif

#5 Ice Queen

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

I read that as 'I need a new bladder'........ roll2.gif

I was about to reply, OMG so do I!  

Dont get a Kenwood.  My only advice.  I would get a Thermomix if I was going to get a new one.

#6 MitchNme

Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

I just came in to ask the same question! So I wont start a new thread. Im also looking at blenders. i make lots of smoothies and sometimes use ice. I currently just use a stick mixer one but it struggles with the ice. I'm after a stand alone too, (dont need the food processor), but want to spend under $100. So if anyone has any recommendations in that price range I'd love to hear it.

#7 brazen

Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

no no no no no, you know what you need instead wink.gif

#8 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Ah yes but the cost!!! No, just a blender for now.

#9 brazen

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

lol

#10 *LucyE*

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

TMX if you want a whole big blender.

Or a Braun stick blender (but the one with the Stainless steel shaft). It is good quality and I find it blends our frappes (Ice and juice or frozen fruit and water) more smoothly than the TMX. I have also accidently purred baby food without taking out the chicken wings that I had included for flavour. Rather than tossing the pot, I just puréed for longer LOL.

#11 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

Braun all the way.  My brother is disabled, and can only eat pureed food. Mum went through dozens of blenders before getting a Bran one, and a Braun stick blender.  They are still going strong.  Mum loves her so much it was what she got me for a wedding present.  9 years and counting.

#12 AnnBB

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

I have a (actually I have 2) Sunbeam cafe series blenders. They are great! Heavy duty and crushes ice with ease. We have cocktail parties and the blenders handle whatever gets thrown at / in them. I also like how the jug attaches to the base by simply placing it on top rather than having to screw it on.

#13 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone, it's really useful original.gif




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