Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A new beast in the kitchen

So about a week ago I dropped and broke the glass pitcher to my $20 blender. I've had it for around seven years and she's served me well, but she was the last of a long line of crappy kitchen appliances that once lined my shelves.
My new love, found in a restaurant supply store, reinforced my belief in commercial tools.
As usual, I spent way too much time researching blenders, looking for performance and value, and this is what I came up with. The Waring BB150S. (Catchy name right?)
Here's why?
For 99 dollars (less than most decent consumer blenders) This baby has 1/2 horse power! A 2 year warranty, and above all, a stainless steel one quart pitcher. So it won't break when I drop it, but even if it did, I could just go online and buy the parts! (another perk to buying commercial). If it has a draw back, it's the aesthetics. Personally I don't mind how it looks, when I shop for kitchen tools, I do so with almost purely utilitarian restrictions.
So above all else it has to blend well. You shouldn't have to jiggle and shake it to get the contents to move. It should just grab it and puree. This blender does just that, and I expect to do so for a very long time.
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