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Smoothie Machine Recommendation?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pboreham, 2 November 2010.

  1. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Anyone got a smoothie maker?

    Sisters birthday next week and wanted to get her one, but reading reviews on Amazon and Argos, all seem to have various problems.

    Cannot spend a fortune and has to be able to handle ice/frozen stuff.

    Suggestions?!
     
  2. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    You might want to look into food processors. From my experience, blenders arent strong enough if you want to make it 'smooth'.
     
  3. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Cheers... good point! They are gonna be more expensive though eh?
     
  4. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    There are some you can get for £23 on Amazon, but they're smaller ones. Food processors will definitely handle fruits without a problem, as making sauces such as Pesto require the ingredients to be smoothie-like. But make sure its not TOO small.

    The only thing is that while grinding ice, the blades may get damaged. If you go for a blender that has high power, I'd assume its from the £30+, it could probably blend the way a small food processor would. I suggest you take a look at people's comments on Amazon, a lot of people are buying these machines specifically for smoothies.
     
  5. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Get a hammer.
     
  6. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Might have to sacrifice the frozen fruit then - at least defrost it first and use it cold.
     
  7. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    Uuh, don't bother. It's a typical thing that someone will use for one weekend and then can't be arsed with all the hassle to do it again.
     
  8. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    She eats a lot of fruit though as part of her diet, so always goes on about getting one.

    Might buy her a Rock Band 3 keyboard - if she doesnt want it, then I can have it :)
     
  9. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    If she regularly has fruits/smoothies, I don't see why she wouldn't like to make her own! If I had a good one, I'd be making them every week. You can also use it to make soups or sauces too.
     
  10. matt1288

    matt1288 B4MF

    4 May 2006
    London, UK
    Juventus
    My parents have one and use it daily for their breakfast, definitely would be a good present for someone who cares about her diet and enjoys fruit.
     
  11. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Cool - will find the best one I can for el cheapo and she'll have to lump it! :LOL:
     
  12. Jumbo_

    Jumbo_ -

    17 August 2006
    Manchester
    Manchester United
    I got my sister one last Christmas which she's happy with but can't remember where from!! I'll ask my lady in a bit and get back to you.
     
  13. Gab_

    Gab_ I agree

    6 April 2009
    I do mine in a Vitamix :SMUG:
     
  14. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Cheers jumb!!!
     
  15. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    ...
     
  16. Jumbo_

    Jumbo_ -

    17 August 2006
    Manchester
    Manchester United
  17. StuartCulli

    StuartCulli College Dropout

    25 July 2006
    Newcastle United
    I just punch fruit in the face until it turns into liquid.
     
  18. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
  19. Jumbo_

    Jumbo_ -

    17 August 2006
    Manchester
    Manchester United
    No probs, she wasn't really wanting the full jobby either but this does the job and she was more than happy.
     
  20. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I have a smoothie maker, it's quite good one, does ice and frozen stuff too I think. They taste really nice, but I just can't be arsed buying the stuff to make one all the time :LOL:.
     
  21. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    :LOL:
     
  22. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    What one have you got?
     
  23. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    It's his mum's.
     

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