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5/26/13 10:34 P

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That reminds me, my Vitamix has a 7 year warranty and "Vitamix products are built by hand in the USA with at least 70 percent American components". That just feels good.

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5/26/13 10:15 P

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Thank you so much for the tips everyone I really appreciate it. I would feel so bad if I broke my mother in laws blender. She uses it on a daily basis.

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5/26/13 12:05 P

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I have a Vitamix and love it, bought my daughter one for college to (it's worth it when you translate the dollars spent and compare to health costs). Anyway, I love green smoothies and travel quite a bit for work, didn't want to miss having one while out of town. I bought the Nurtibullet for travel (99 $ at Target, but I hear you can get them at Bed, Bath and Beyond and use one of the 20 percent coupons and get it for 80 bucks). Anyway, it works GREAT, I was really surprised, I actually know a number of other people who use it to make there daily green smoothies. So if you are on a Budget, I HIGHLY recommend the Nutribullet (NOT the magic bullet it is not as powerful). It will turn the smoothies to liquid just like the more expensive ones.

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5/25/13 10:24 P

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I've tried several of the cheaper single-serving blenders and either broke them due to to strain of frozen fruits or returned them because they didn't do the job.

I have the cheaper Ninja Master Prep set (around $60) and have been pleased with it (just make sure the top is down all the way; I stripped the blade and top connectors and had to replace it). I like my smoothies thick, though, so this has been fine. It does leave some pieces of fruit in the smoothies.

I have ordered the Ninja Mega Kitchen system and it should be here this week. I'm having jaw surgery in July and decided I needed something that would give me a smoother mix. Hoping this does the job!

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5/25/13 5:19 P

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I think everybody who spends too much on a VitaMix will tell you they are very happy with the high speed blender. Costco sells it for just under $400 and they have a very liberal return policy should you not be satisfied. Blendtec is another powerful blender people seem to be happy with. A good friend of mine purchased a $35 blender and is also happy with it but he admits it is under quite a strain. I would encourage the Vitamix if you can spend the money. I don't think you will be dissatisfied.

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5/25/13 12:38 P

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I have this one that works great (better than my old one) www.target.com/p/ninja-kitchen-syste
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5/25/13 11:50 A

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I just recently started making fruit and veggie smoothies every morning and my mother in law's blender sounds like its going to explode haha! Im looking for a good blender that is really durable. I don't mind spending a bit of money if i have to. Someone told me about the ninja xl which i found at walmart for $100. Im not sure if that's good enough? Does anyone have any recommendations?

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