My blender broke yesterday. This is the third blender I have had in about 4 years. The one that broke last night was actually a replacement blender for the one before that, that broke under warranty. It has been acting up for quite a while, but I thought I would be able to make it last longer than it did.
I don’t know why I am so hard on blenders. I use them quite a bit for making smoothies and things like milkshakes, but I really do not think I use them more than most. But than again maybe I do, because I probably cook more than the average person.
Now I need to figure out what to replace my blender with. My last several blenders have not been the cheapest specials I could find. They were mid priced ones and a brand that should have lasted, but they did not.
So, here is my dilemma. My dream blender is a Vitamix.
If I can buy a good appliance that will last a long time and I know I will use a lot, I do. My sister gave me a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for my wedding gift fifteen years ago and it was one of the best gifts I have ever received. I love my mixer and have used it a lot. They are well worth the money in my opinion.
I also have a Kitchen Aid food processor. I bought it six or seven years ago and I love it. It was expensive, but I have used it a lot and it is still going strong. It was well worth the money.
When I bought a wheat grinder I bought a Nutrimill, expensive, but worth the money.
But I am having trouble spending that much money on a blender. If you are familiar with Vitamix you know they are very expensive. But they are known to last a long time. The warranty alone on them is seven years, yes seven years. That is impressive in itself. I really want one, I just don’t know if I should get one. I feel a little guilty even though I know I will use it.
I do have money left from my prize winning cookies. My husband said I could spend my prize money on what I wanted. He wanted me to use it to buy something I really wanted and wouldn’t normally buy. I bought him a GPS for his birthday, but besides that I have not spent any. There has not been anything that I really wanted or needed to spend it on.
So, I have quite a bit left, plenty to buy a Vitamix. If I use my prize money to buy it I dont’ think I will feel quite so bad spending the money. But I am still not sure what I want to do.
So, I decided to write a post rambling on about my dilemma.
Does anyone have any advice to offer? Should I use my prize money and buy a really, really nice blender? Do any of you have a Vitamix or know someone that does?