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    I guess it's a good thing I didn't buy that Ninja I saw on TV last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccougar View Post
    The company will add more than 100 new jobs in the "coming years," Blendtec in a statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kccougar View Post
    Weird. On site dental and medical clinics?

    When finished, the new facility will include a cafeteria for employees and a health care clinic with medical and dental offices for employees' families.
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    UteStar's blender thread is even more lame than his garage door and water softener threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Weird. On site dental and medical clinics?
    Translation: We're sick of our employees taking a half-day for a dental visit 8 times/year, so we're going to move it in-house.

    A mission companion of mine is a big Blend-Tec guy. The annoying type who posts about the blenders 5x per day on his FB account. FTR, he was always pimping pre-paid legal when we were companions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Weird. On site dental and medical clinics?
    This is what APX alarm does as well. They have an onsite restaurant and chef, indoor basketball courts, as well as a free clinic.
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    After 9+ years of faithful service our Krupps blender gave up. It might have been precipitated by my wife pouring water over the base. We were without blending capabilities for several weeks until this came in the mail today:

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    My wife bought a vitmix blender a week ago and I'm impressed. It's pretty cool.
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    I've had two people tell me recently they tried the Blendtec and didn't like it as much as a Bosch. Not sure of the Bosch model, so I'm not really a lot of help.
    I have nothing else to say at this time.

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    After blowing through a couple of cheaper brands, my wife recently shelled out for a Blendtec and really likes it. She went to several demos at Costco and compared the Blendtec to Vitamix. She's been making the green smoothies lately, and the blender is a lot faster and blends better than what we had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fourth Nephite View Post
    My wife bought a vitmix blender a week ago and I'm impressed. It's pretty cool.
    I keep hearing people say Blendtec over Vitamix. We own a Vitamix, and here is why I know it is better -- our research consisted of talking to some hippie friends of ours who never sought any medical attention for the woman's pregnancy, and then she gave birth in their bathtub. It was hell for them to try to get that kid a social security number. Anyhow, my point is, these people take their hippieness to the extreme, and the Vitamix blender and some $600 juicer play key roles in their hippie lifestyle. These people ALWAYS buy the absolute best when it comes to supporting their hippie beliefs, and they endorsed Vitamix. Take it from someone who gave birth at home in her bathtub, Vitamix can't be beat.

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    My wife asked me to pick up a vitamax at Costco on my last trip--which surprised me because I'm usually the one who wants to buy the ridiculously priced gadgets (last version--Zojirushi).

    I'm sold. I've put all kinds of things in this. There are always the old standbys of spinach and kale--nutritional powerhouses that taste better in a smoothie than any other way--but I've been pleasantly surprised by other stuff too. One of the nurses said that she juices about everything with her juicer so I've experimented a bit. A couple of days ago, I threw in some broccoli, romaine lettuce, pineapple, milk, and some protein powder. It's not a dessert, but it beats broccoli in any other form for me. Today, I just finished an apple-strawberry (with leaves)-banana-spinach-protein powder-milk smoothie that was great. I'm a big texture guy so a lot of fruits and veggies that I don't normally like--bananas, broccoli, berries that aren't completely firm/fresh--are way better in a smoothie. Same with protein powder. If I'm ever going to get to the ridiculous goal of 12 fruits and veggies a day, this is going to be a big part of it.

    Tips for other "green" smoothies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    My wife asked me to pick up a vitamax at Costco on my last trip--which surprised me because I'm usually the one who wants to buy the ridiculously priced gadgets (last version--Zojirushi).
    She chose the Vitamix, eh? She has very good taste.

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    I just bought a Blendtec for MJ for her birthday. I'm kind of torn on the idea of giving my wife a blender for her birthday because, well, it's a blender. But I'm feeling better in the fact that it's an expensive blender.

    To even things out, I also bought her tickets to see Norah Jones in concert as well as Brian Regan (both her all time favorites). I also got her a shirt that says "Take Luck" on the front that she can wear to the Brian Regan show. Hopefully these tickets will counter the fact I bought her a blender.
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    Our blendtec just bit the dust after 4 years of hard use - something like 3000 cycles put on it (that averages out to something like 2.5 a day or so). We called up to see about warranty and it turns out that we have a seven year warranty on it because we got it through Costco. So a new one is on its way. It's not like we haven't hammered on this thing - most cycles involve me dumping a cup and a half of rock hard strawberries straight from the freezer - and even if it wasn't under warranty we'd go get another one right now. Seven year warranty is insane good, though, and apparently the customer service was like, "oh, it broke? No prob, here's a new one."
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    We've had a Ninja for about a year now and love it. While we don't use it 2.5 times per day like you, we do fire it up probably once a day and our ingredients are just like yours - frozen fruit straight out of the freezer.

    One other thing I will say about the Ninja, the suction cups on the bottom of that thing work better than any others that I have ever seen. I have been working on getting that thing off of my counter for 2 days now and still no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    We've had a Ninja for about a year now and love it. While we don't use it 2.5 times per day like you, we do fire it up probably once a day and our ingredients are just like yours - frozen fruit straight out of the freezer.

    One other thing I will say about the Ninja, the suction cups on the bottom of that thing work better than any others that I have ever seen. I have been working on getting that thing off of my counter for 2 days now and still no luck.
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    effin' search engine. I tried to see a thread on blenders earlier and couldn't. I think I posted in the kitchen appliance thread. We ended up with a Blendtec and love, love, love it. I will echo what was said earlier...the dude is loud but it is not all show. It has 3.0 HP and will chop anything in it's path. I am very happy with how it turned out. We make between 2-3 smoothies a day and my wife uses it a few times throughout the week for sauces. I would do it again without hesitation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    UteStar's blender thread is even more lame than his garage door and water softener threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kccougar View Post
    What my wife liked about the Blendtech is that you didn't need a wand to keep pushing stuff down into the blade.
    I use the tamper very rarely. Most of my creations are set it and forget it.

    I love that my blender's motor is measured in horsepower.
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    I got my wife a Vitamix for Christmas. With both of her parents passing way right around that time we haven't even opened it yet, but we are looking forward to using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I got my wife a Vitamix for Christmas. With both of her parents passing way right around that time we haven't even opened it yet, but we are looking forward to using it.
    Sheesh, man. Any other super expensive home kitchen gadgets you wanna brag about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Sheesh, man. Any other super expensive home kitchen gadgets you wanna brag about?
    No. Want to talk about this one instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    No. Want to talk about this one instead?

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    Scale, please? I can't tell if that's to core/slice apples or watermelons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post

    Scale, please? I can't tell if that's to core/slice apples or watermelons.
    Most watermelons don't have cores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Most watermelons don't have cores.
    Most.
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    Co selling the Blendtec with silencer. What model to you all have?

    http://www.costco.com/Blendtec-Pro-8...100137400.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Co selling the Blendtec with silencer. What model to you all have?

    http://www.costco.com/Blendtec-Pro-8...100137400.html

    I have a Kitchenaid blender I bought with Westlaw points about a decade ago. Works pretty well.

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    I still have the Ninja. Whenever we use it I like to drop the line "Slice like a ninja, cut like a razor blade!"
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