Can a blender reasonably substitute for a food processor? [more inside]
I'm looking for a special blender: powerful enough for ice crushing and smoothie making, glass jar (no "BPA free plastic"!), and as quiet as possible - I'd like to be able to attach a stainless steel smoothie cup to it as well so I don't have to clean two dirty smoothie-encrusted things. I would like to make smoothies after 630pm when my kids go to sleep without making the biggest ruckus ever. I'd also like for it to look nice. It doesn't have to be large. Does my blender exist?
How do I safely execute this blender trick? [more inside]
I left a metal teaspoon in my new blender and nicked the blade a little bit. Do I really need to replace this immediately before using? Or is it safe to use? [more inside]
I bought a Vitamix last summer, and a book of smoothie recipes. It was all fun and games until I was diagnosed with a banana allergy. Help me make my smoothies taste good again! [more inside]
I have started making smoothies in the morning, and my $30 wedding gift blender ain't cutting it anymore. I want a new one, and my budget is $100. [more inside]
I loved making green smoothies with my new Vitamix over the summer. Now that it's cold, my it has been sitting idle. What can I make in the winter? [more inside]
I have extremely limited kitchen space but consider both a food processor and a blender to be essential pieces of equipment, especially around holiday food prep time. I currently have a Cuisinart food processor I'm not unhappy with and a crappy compact blender that can barely handle making salad dressing, let alone crushing ice. I'd like to replace both with an all-in-one device, ideally a powerful base that I can put either a blender jar or food processing bowl on. But I'm wary of all-in-one devices because they tend to be not very good at any of the things they do. Are there any blender/food processor combos that are actually good at both? [more inside]
Through a strange set of circumstances, we recently came into two high-end blenders, and I'm having a hard time figuring out which one to keep. We were first given a Ninja BL660 and I've already used it a bunch. It's approximately 1000x better than our old blender. It turns out, I LOVE the single-serving glasses for quick smoothies and protein shakes because it saves washing the huge jar out. Then we were given an insane Vitamix Pro 750 which looks like it'll do anything except my meal planning. We really only need one blender: we already have a food processor, and a stick blender. What is the advantage of the Vitamix over the Ninja? Bonus: any great smoothie or juice recipes? [more inside]
About to pull the trigger on buying a Vitamix, an object of lust for some time. A few questions for Vitamix-experienced folks... [more inside]
Unable to find consistent work since 2009 I'm thinking of reskilling again. I'm 38. Is this too old? [more inside]
I've tried yet again to tackle learning Blender, and yet again, I'm stuck on what should be a basic simple thing. Adding a material to an object. Can someone get me unstuck? [more inside]
What's the best blender for milkshakes? Detailed instructions on making a chocolate milkshake with said blender would also be appreciated. Thanks!
I need recipes for my soup-making blender thing!!! [more inside]
A blender for smoothies, nut butters, milkshakes and ice crushing: do we have to go up to the Vitamix/Blendtec range, or is there a lower-end blender that you'd recommend for our needs? [more inside]
I just watched a documentary and some youtube videos on juicers, and I'm wondering if there is a significant advantage over using a juicer as opposed to making vegetable smoothies with fruit? [more inside]
I have heard that the electric motor in a household blender continues to be noisy, even though the technology for a quieter one exist, is due to some sort of safety standard. I searched everywhere I can, but couldn't find any literature/ actual protocol to back this up. Does the hive mind have an inkling as to where I could find legit, cite-able sources for this?
How do I make healthy, filling juice to have as my entire lunch every day? 400-500 calories with all the protein and such that I need from lunch. [more inside]
Couple nutrition-related questions concerning fruit smoothies. [more inside]
Protein Shakes 101: Give me your protein shake/smoothie tips, tricks, advice and recommendations, especially the best, most delicious recipes you have. [more inside]
Which immersion blender should I buy? Which should I absolutely not buy? Primarily using it for soups for two people.
I'm looking for a simple blender that is strong enough to transform various foods into goo, but not make me deaf or give me a headache to start my day. [more inside]
My blender has a bit of black dust at the bottom after I use it, presumably from the black rubber connectors under the container and on top of the motor. It still works, but is this normal? Will the black stuff get sucked up into the food stuff I'm blending?
Can I fix my battery-powered blender? [more inside]
Besides making juice and smoothies, what else can I use my Vita-Mix for? [more inside]
Should I buy a monstrously powerful ice-crushing carrot-liquifying nut-pulverizing fruit-vaporizing circuit-breaker-throwing uber-blender? Why? And which one? [more inside]
Where can I find a food processor with a glass or metal bowl? Is every food processor bowl in the world made from polycarbonate? I would like to find an alternative because of concerns with bpa. [more inside]
Please help me find out how many pages are in back issues of several popular magazines. [more inside]
How to get an "imprint" of a model in Blender? [more inside]
My father is several years on from surgery to remove a lymphoma in his neck (between his trachea and his esophagus I think). He has recovered wonderfully except for some scarring that has affected his voice (minor) and ability to eat much solid food. I want to help him find new ways to enjoy eating again. [more inside]
Please help me learn a few simple techniques in Blender. Including outputting an animation to video. [more inside]
Will the BFP-7 food processor attachment work on my Cuisinart SPB-7 blender? [more inside]
Have I ruined my expensive blender by soaking it in washing soda? [more inside]
Looking for a crash course in "lighting" as it applies to photography. [more inside]
I have a blender that I've used for several months with no real problems. I tried making cookies today and found a setting called "Mix" which I set it too and the blender started mixing the ingredients into cookie dough. However, a few minutes into it, smoke came out of the bottom and it smelt like burnt electronics, although everything seemed fine otherwise. My roommate swears he's had hand mixers smell like that. What's the deal? Are mixers supposed to smoke?
I just bought my first blender. What can I make? Give me your favourite recipes for smoothies, cocktails, and blended whatnots!
Whats the difference between a blender and a food processor? Seems to me the only difference is that a blender has more speed options, but I could be wrong. Please let me know.
I love Almond Butter but here in the UK a little jar that holds about 300 grams costs around £4.00 or $7.00. I decided to try and make it myself. I bought a bunch of almonds, put them - as I was advised into a food processor, using the steel blades and turned it on - what I ended up with was finally ground almonds. I have looked everywhere from google on down and found nothing useful. What i am after is a pure almond butter, with nothing added, like the stuff that comes in the expensive jars from health food shops. Can anyone tell me how to this?