Monday, May 19, 2008

BlendTec Question

Tisha left a comment asking if the BlendTec can grind peanuts to make homemade peanut butter. She said that she had seen a Vitamix demo at Sam's and was amazed that it could do that.

Let me start off by saying that I've never used a VitaMix, but from everything I've read it seems to be a great machine. That being said, this is why I chose the BlendTec:

1. If I'm going to trust someones opinion on what foods I put into my body, I'm certainly going to trust them on something less important like which blender to purchase. This is what Green Smoothie Girl has to say about Vitamix v's Blendtec.

2. It has a larger motor. 3 horse power. That's ridiculous.

And yes Tisha, it WILL make fresh peanut butter. And honey nut butter. And honey butter. And maple nut butter. And maple butter. And strawberry butter. And homemade (healthier) mayonnaise. And BUTTER (from cream).

And all of these recipes came with my blender in a big colorful recipe book.

And while I've not tried it, I've heard that you can also make almond and/or cashew, and/or pecan butters.

It also has a section on milk substitutes with recipes. Nut milks. Oat Milk. Seed Milk. Wheat Milk. Rice Milk. Etc.

Many smoothie recipes (though none like the green smoothie that I've found so far). Even iced cappuccino recipes!

It also makes bread dough (even from wheat berries). It has a whole section of soup recipes that look really, really good. Many, many sauce recipes. Salad dressing recipes.

I'll play with this thing for at least a year before I've scratched the surface of all that I want to try!


Tisha said...

Thanks for the info Michelle!! Right now I am waiting for my $40 blender to die, so I can get a THREE Horse Power one! :)
Have a great week.

My name is Michelle. said...

I used my KitchenAid before the Blendtec came. I almost burnt it out, but it managed to survive.

saskia said...

saw your link on Robyn's blog- anyway, I just got a blendtec off ebay- it was one that had been used a few times in the store- I got it for $260- it doesn't have a warranty since it was used- but I couldn't afford a new one- before that I was using the magic bullet- now that my husband is going raw- a nice blender is a good thing- I love it!

My name is Michelle. said...

I saw those! I almost got one myself, but then I watched the "Will it Blend" series on YouTube and just couldn't do it! LOL

I love the blender as well. Thanks for the comment!