Blender Advice - aka KitchenAid vs. Cuisinart
I am in need of a blender, and though I did search the board, I didn't really find a dedicated blender thread.
If I am willing to spend up to $200 (Canadian and including 14% tax) on a blender, should I go for:
a) The Cuisinart ($129+tax), or
b) The KitchenAid ($169+tax)
I've searched for reviews online, but I"m not really sure what I should get. I really want to buy this blender tonight, so no obscure brands please.
Thank you in advance!
I have a cool toggle Waring blender, so I can't speak for either of these blender brands. That said, I have several small appliances from both brands and find them extremely high quality, so I think you will be pleased with either. The biggest irritant for me is if the bottom is extremely narrow, because it's hard to scoop things out, so watch for that.
I always ask salespeople if they have received raves or complaints about something I wish to buy, and I find that they very rarely lie, so you may wish to do so too.
What a fun Friday night purchase! Enjoy!
I did not like my KitchenAid blender - what a waste of a lot of money. It never swirled the contents properly, and the blade unit design is terrible, considering the price. When it finally broke after only 3 yrs, I bought a $30 Oster and love it a lot more! It's much faster, better designed for wear, and more efficient (as well as lighter) than the KA.
I bought a reconditioned Kitchenaid from Amazon for maybe $30. It was, I think, brand new, with original packaging and fully warrantied. It works great.
I highly recommend checking the reconditioned stuff out.
This is what I got. http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Recondi...
It was cheaper a year ago. Still a good deal, IMO.
I bought a KA in probably /91 can't complain. I really like the meat grinder attachment (extra $$$). I grind my own chicken,turkey & beef.