Our Hamilton Beach blender died after less than 6 months. I am unable to find a blender (other than the $400 Blendtec or Vitamix with lifetime guarantee) that can last out a year. I wouldn't mind if you could just buy new parts (not in our throwaway society).|
Our late blender will be sorely missed, but the occasion of its passing was a creative moment. I had just made a strawberry peanut-butter smoothie, and started on an Orange Julius. I put in the banana, oatmeal, chia seeds, milk, and orange zest. I pressed the button to mix the chia seeds so they could soak. Nothing. The blender equivalent of a sudden heart attack.
What to do with those ingredients. I can't throw good food away. So I removed the bananas, sliced them, peeled the zested orange, added a kiwi, lime juice, and heaping teaspoon of brown sugar: fruit salad! Then I put the milk/oatmeal/zest mixture on the stove, added raisins, vanilla, and brown sugar, and heated until thickened: christmas pudding!
Posted 1/15/2008 at 6:20 PM