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Jul 28, 2014 11:51 AM

Blender for smoothies?

Hi everyone! My husband's birthday is coming up and he's a smoothie addict. Unfortunately our blender is terrible. You have to tiler it constantly to get it to blend and put a ton of liquid or you have no luck. I'd like to get him a blender that works - as in, press the button and watch it blend without lifting it off the counter! (crazy right?)

Any suggestions? I'd like to stick to $150 or less if possible.


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  1. I've got this Breville blender and I'm very happy with it. Cooks Illustrated rated it a close second to the Vitamix. With a coupon it's $160. We've been using it all summer for frozen drinks and smoothies. If you buy it (or anything else, for that matter) at BB&B and don't like it, they'll take it back, no questions asked, at any time, so there's really no risk.