Well my beloved Breville glass blender whirred it’s last spin last week which left me with a MAJOR dilemma! I have smoothies EVERY morning….. Without fail! They are my nutrient-packed start to the day!
Now, I could’ve gone out and bought any blender… Instantaneously! But, oh no… I researched and researched. I am not a fan of our disposable society. I cannot buy another blender only to have it end up as landfill in a years time. I am buying for life!
So, there’s the Vitamix that came in at number one. A full powered mega machine that creates smoothies, ice cream, soups and even mills your own grains, coffee and nuts. Sounds pretty impressive hey! There’s also a Froothie and Optiblend that are quite similar and get rave reviews. But for me, aside from the cost, the one main turnoff is the plastic jug. I know they say that this plastic is safe……. For now. After having a massive cleanout of plastic from my kitchen last year due to finding out that toxic chemicals in plastic may have contributed to my micro adenoma, I was not about to bring another new plastic item into my kitchen!!!
So alas began my search into high-powered glass jugged blenders. Here are the ones that I found. Sadly there aren’t many…
- Oster 4093Beehive
- KitchenAid 5 speed
- Waring Pro Mega mix, Waring Beverage Blend and Waring NuBlend ( comes with a plastic jug but a stainless steel one can be purchased separately)
- Magimix le Blender
They all vary in price, wattage and design. Ultimately my choice came down to what best suited my use. I eventually chose the Magimix le Blender. A lovely glass jugged machine with simple buttons, an amazing 1200 wattage, quiet operation, the ability to make soups, ice cream and mill grains and nuts (YES! Like a Vitamix!) and although it comes with a three year warranty, the knowledge that Magimix are made to last.
I’m in love with it so far. Let’s hope I’ll still be raving about it in ten years time!
As for my beloved Breville, it’s not heading to landfill. It’s off to be recycled.