We’ve had a few but none compare to our Vitamix 5200S. We use it almost daily for smoothies, soups, and purees. I love making large batches of homemade baby food and with the Vitamix, it’s so simple.
TL;DR: Life is too short for a junk blender. Reviews don’t lie. Buy once and buy confidently.
We also have a juicer…it doesn’t get as much use as it should, but if you want one and want to save a bunch of time reading reviews, simply go with the Breville. It’s not that expensive (under 100 bucks) and a great intro product into the world of juicing. You can find it here:
To learn more about juicing, I’d advise first heading over to http://fit-juice.com/
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