My blender recently died and I'm wanting to get a good one. I'm wanting it to be good enough to crush ice and also good enough to not have to rock back and forth to try to get it to blend...if you know what I mean. Does anyone have any suggestions? I did find one on CL for $25 but it's only holds 5 cups...would that be big enough?
I have an Oster, the classic beehive shape, and it's held up for 7 or 8 years now. These days I'm more likely to make salsa in it than margaritas, but it does fine for ice too as long as there's some liquid in there.
I've noticed that the most important thing when you pick a blender is to look for one where the part that connects the motor to the canister to turn the blades is all metal...in the past I'd get the ones that had plastic teeth that interlocked with a metal part in the motor and those would always end up getting stripped out.
Thanks for your reply. Yes, that's exactly what happened to my current blender. The plastic teeth have been stripped.
Anyone else have any suggestions?