Have you considered using a standard blender for green
I've had an Osterizer for several years even before I started mixing
greens. It retails around $40 new and boasts that it lasts 50%
longer than other blenders with 'direct metal drive'
Even celery and broccoli are liquified without using the highest
speeds. The motor seems to be durable as I've left the blender
spinning for over a minute when thawing frozen fruit straight from the
If you get a non-Vita Mix blender, try to get one with a glass
container, plastic seems to be used on the cheaper ones.
Last week raw chef Jennifer Cornbleet came into town using a $30
Hamilton Beach food processor in the food demos and it seemed to do all
that a Cuisinart can handle.
Tanya Petrich wrote:
Does anyone out there in the Portland area have an extra Vita Mix that
I could rent or borrow? My two year old machine just broke for the 2nd
time in 1 month and this time I have to send the whole unit back to
Vita Mix for repair. Needless to say, I am a bit distraught as I will
be without the ability to make green smoothies (gasp!) for about a
month. Not sure what I'm going to do....
Thanks for your help!