Seeing that two of my Breville blenders exited from this Earth in a puff of smoke and loud explosions (all within 6 months), I think that the universe is telling me something...BUY A BLENDER THAT IS POWERFUL AND DURABLE!!!
The first explosion was actually the glass jug into which I (perhaps stupidly) put in steaming liquid from a soup broth to blend. The jug burst into pieces within minutes. There was nothing wrong with the motor so I saved it. I did not buy the second one but, coincidently, received the same brand and model from a friend as a present. That one's motor died randomly one day. And then the original motor died as well.
I am sick of these mediocre blenders that I had. It would really bug me when making a smoothie (and yes, that is the main reason I use it for) and the blender would leave bits of food all in chunks no matter how much I leave it to blend on the highest setting for. I want something that is sturdy, that is really powerful and will last preferably more than a couple of years. Is there such a thing as a blender that is awesome at pulversing as well as grinding and chopping to smitherines?
What kind of blender do you recommend? And are those VITAMIX things worth the hype? I have seen them in action on you tube but never in real life.
Thanks for your time...