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Personal Blender that makes no noise? Does it exist

I have a roommate who sleeps later than I do, so I am looking for a blender/ smoothie maker that is very quiet. I would love one of those personal ones, but not sure how good they are. I know you can get some blenders that are like $500 that are great, but I don't want to spend more than $100.

Thanks a lot.

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  1. just bought the krups whisper quiet. high power, low noise. But lets face it, it is still a blender, but relatively speaking it is much quieter. bought it in Canada for $200, saw it on line for as little as 149$.

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    1. re: cleopatra999

      I think the important thing is that it sounds more smooth as opposed to my old oster that sounds like it is running over a small animal. What about the personal smoothie blender from Sharper Image for $30. Anyone tried one?

      1. re: offthebeatenpath1

        Try this, whatever you get:

        Don't place the blender directly on the counter -- the counter acts as a sounding board, broadcasting more sound. Put something soft between the blender and the counter -- couple of hot pads, small piece of carpet, spongy rubber, etc.

        Phase 2: Do the above, then take two old pillows and a bungee cord and ....

        1. re: offthebeatenpath1

          Sharper Image just went bankrupt. Probably not a good bet at the moment.

      2. I wish my roommates had been as considerate as you!

        How about using a stick blender (immersion blender) in the morning? They're much quieter than classic countertop blenders. I have one that I use with a tall plastic cup (a measuring-cup beaker, sort of) to mix smoothies and salad dressings.

        Though if you put ice in your smoothie, might have to switch to crushed ice. But how about using frozen fruit instead, so your smoothie isn't watered down? That's what I did yesterday - I whizzed up frozen strawberries, frozen peaches, and yogurt, and it was wonderful.

        Plus, stick blenders are cheaper than big blenders. But spend at least $40 on a stick blender - the cheap ones don't last. I have a Braun Multiquick blender that I really like (some models come with a tall narrow container, though mine didn't).

        Anne

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        1. re: AnneInMpls

          I think this is what I am leaning toward. I actually don't even use ice in my smoothies. I use frozen fruit, usually cherries (which tend to be on the softer side) or blueberries. I think it is probably worth the $30 or $40 and if it doesn't work out, then it's the not the end of the world.

          Thanks

          1. re: offthebeatenpath1

            what about those magic bullets?? my cousin raves about hers. saw them at costco today for about $40 CAD.

            1. re: cleopatra999

              I got one as a present. Great for individual smoothies and small batch mincing, but I wouldn't call it quiet.

        2. Some are quieter than others. Some emit screams, shrieks, and howls while others just roar. But I don't know of any blender that makes "no noise". They range from noisy at the quieter end to "needs ear protection" (Consumer Reports description of the otherwise great Blendtec). And small units are, if anything, louder than many large ones.

          Stick blenders are quieter and I have a Kitchen Aid stick that is very good, but it isn't close to silent.

          My 1970s Cuisinart Model 1 is essentially silent. I don't know whether this remains true of current models since I've never needed a replacement. But it isn't the ideal machine for making smoothies.

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          1. re: embee

            I am loving my Krups blender, it makes wonderfully smooth smoothies! And I could actually have a conversation on the phone without having to walk across the house. Of course, it did come with a price tag of $200. However I have killed 2 under $100 blenders....they just don't last trying to make smoothies every day like I do. My last one was the loudest, worst blender ever, it would even leave chunks of banana...come on!! it was a black & decker from costco....stay away.