When I started attending college (12 years ago now) I quickly realized the need to be in shape for the ladies. I jumped into a workout plan and maxed out my food budget with expensive protein shakes. Thus began my quest to find the blender that gave the best bang for my buck. I think I went through 3 or 4 blenders before I arrived at my current love, the KitchenAid KSB560MC Blender.
I didn’t upgrade to this model because I wanted to, but because all my previous blenders either shattered or just stopped working (sometimes both!). My sister showed me her smoothie-making blender, but I didn’t want to spend over $300, so I went on a hunt for a great blender. I’ll be honest, I didn’t spend an incredible time looking for blenders. I guess I really lucked out. Well, it wasn’t exactly luck. I had been so impressed by my KitchenAid Artisan mixer that I figured this would also be well made.
I was a little hesitant to spend $100 ($149 retail price), but I remembered that all my cheap blenders were in some landfill. So my wife and I decided to fork out the cash since we use a blender so often.
The power of this blender is what really impressed me. It has no problem making smoothies, and even blends frozen fruit with ease. My wife and I both worked at smoothie shops as teenagers, and this blender works every bit as good as the expensive commercial blenders! And this blender’s pitcher is made of shatter-resistant polycarbonite, which has prevented it from meeting a similar fate to my other glass blenders. One of the features that I love most is the one-piece construction, which means that I don’t have to remove the blade or gaskets for the dishwasher – makes for a very easy cleanup! We’ve had this blender for a few years now, and it still works perfect!
As always, if you know of something better, please let me know!
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