I broke my blender thanks to raw food

United States
June 16, 2011 1:47pm CST
I love raw food but I hate making it because it uses up the blender and food processor. I wish it was easier to make raw food, and I wish it was more diverse. Most of all I wish I could afford an expensive blender that doesn't break! i hate looking at recipes that assume everyone has expensive equipment! How often have you broken your blenders?
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11 responses
@kripa_db (578)
• India
21 Jun 11
I do not put raw food in my blender. I usually boil the vegetables before blending it. Blenders or food processors are expensive and i simply cannot afford to break them. So i am always careful while handling my blender.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
16 Jun 11
I know what you mean, because when I do raw foods, I never put them in a blender unless I put them through a juicer first..I am fortunate, someone gave me their juicer because they never used it, so to juice up and then mix a raw drink doesn't ruin my blender..Is there any way you can find a juicer? Maybe on clearance or something? They really are worth it if you can get one..
@nezavisima (7417)
• Bulgaria
16 Jun 11
I do not like to eat it. Not because I do not like but definitely I do. I'm glad for you that we're able to eat it. A blender will not worry just get a new health. Have a nice day!
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
hi, actually i am afraid to use that kind of appliances the blender,because what if i break it because on the food that i am going to put in their,so if we want to do a process like that i will ask my sister to do that and not me.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
25 Jun 11
We went through several cheap blenders before we bought a Vitamix. They might cost a bit more, but they are worth it in my opinion. We use ours several times per day and it never lets us down. It also blends much smoother and faster than cheap blenders do. We have also been trialling some Semak blenders here which are good. They are cheaper than the Vitamix but they are not that much different in blend quality. The only downside to them is that they are relatively new and do not have the good track record that Vitamix do. I know several people that have used their Vitamixes daily for over 15 years! When you look at it that way, then they are a cheap blender!
• Australia
21 Jun 11
Yes i have but the last one i brought has the stick blender and the food processing attachment. the brand is sunbeam and it's great! I think it cost around $70 but i dont regret spending the money. unlike cheaper versions i have broken making cocktails, the Sunbeam blades are ice crushing approved and when i brought it the whole thing was covered under warrenty that is expired now and it's still an amazing kitchen tool for raw vegtables and baby food or cocktails.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
19 Jun 11
I wonder how to use your blender. In our case, We don't need expensive blender to blend our food. It a matter of how to use it. In terms of raw food, We try to cut them in chunky size or possible size like ice cubes. Blender can be consider as a stomach in our body. We have to chew and grind first the help of our teeth to tear them in smaller pieces before it goes to our stomach. Raw foods is consider as solid state. Which is hard to grind or break down to smaller pieces.
@stanley777 (7179)
• Philippines
17 Jun 11
Any equipment either expensive or not is prone to breakage depending on how we use it.We must follow the instruction supplied by the said equipment.Like you said you broke your inexpensive blender, well I guess if you have an expensive one the same thing will happen.Using a blender with large chunk of anything is not good because the large pieces block the blades that can cause the motor to stop or overheat .You have to chop it to small bits and if the mixture is to dry put a little liquid in it so the blades can rotate at ease.
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
17 Jun 11
We don't own a blender or a food processor. We never purchased one because we have limited storage and counter space. We only have the things we will use on a regular toaster, coffee maker, etc. Hope you a can find a blender for a cheap price. Best Wishes!
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
17 Jun 11
we've burned out the motor on a couple of blenders, because we like to make fruit smoothies. I'm not sure if there is a solution - it seems to me that even if we got an expensive one, we could break it.
• United States
16 Jun 11
Ouch sorry to hear of the broken blender. I don't own an expensive one and have not broken one either. What I do is cut up the raw foods in very small portions so that the rotators is not over working with the big dry chunks. If there is anything liquidy you plan on using after blending the faw food then add a tablespoon in the blender so it is not so dry. But true a great many recipes seem to think everyone owns fine blenders, but the in-expensive ones works fine too, as long as we do not over work the rotators.