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Best Blenders Under $100 for 2013

Updated on February 18, 2013

Essentials in the Kitchen

From traditional hand held mixers through the most powerful counter-top food processors to the latest immersion varieties, blenders are an essential tool for any person who does a significant amount of cooking.

Here are three of each type at progressively higher price points. It should make your holiday gift giving for that special chef in your life just a little bit easier.

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Powerful Countertop Food Processors - A Quick Guide

Food processors are one of technology's gifts to those who do a lot of cooking. Whether it's just a juice blender, a typical food processor or one of those new-fangled "magic bullet" type blenders, these four food processors will save you time, energy and aggravation in the kitchen. If you don't need one, your favorite foodie will.Food processors are one of technology's gifts to those who do a lot of cooking.

Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set
Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set

This machine is ideal for singles or for letting your kids experiment. It comes with 17 pieces including Includes 2 blades, 2 cups, 4 mugs, 4 colored comfort lip rings, 2 sealed lids, 2 vented lids, and a recipe book. It's durable, easy to use and inexpensive.

Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender, with 6-Cup Glass Jar, 7-Speed Settings and Brushed Stainless Steel/Black Finish
Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender, with 6-Cup Glass Jar, 7-Speed Settings and Brushed Stainless Steel/Black Finish

This Oster model is an excellent all around blender that can chop ice, puree food or act as a food processor. It has large 6-cup capacity, all metal parts for a long, useful life and an excellent selection of programmed settings.

Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL204)
Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL204)

A combination blender?food processor, this appliance is an excellent choice for a couple who does some light entertaining. It has a good power to volume ratio and will last a long time if not asked to work too hard. For versatility, the Ninja can't be beat.


Best, Most Convenient to Use, Immersion Blenders - Quick Guide

Anyone who has ever used an immersion blender for just an afternoon understands its power and convenience. There is simply no substitute other than a sous chef and a kitchen line for this versatile and invaluable tool. Be sure to buy two; one for yourself and one for some other lucky person on your holiday gift list.

Reliable Hand Held Mixers

For those of us who are steeped in tradition, nothing beats a hand mixer. There is a real, visceral thrill about getting the batter just right. Sometimes, you just can’t beat the tried and true methods. For that old time taste, try one of these great mixers.

Why Bother with Blenders, Mixers and Processors?

It's Much Easier and Everything Tastes Better

For centuries, women struggled with the arduous tasks of preparing food, cooking it and then cleaning up afterwards. It took long hours, tedious repetition and an attention to detail to prepare nutritious and good tasting dishes under these circumstances. Fortunately, the modern chef, female or otherwise, does not have to resort to the techniques that bound their ancestors to the kitchen for seemingly endless hours.

In the 21st century a wide variety of compact but powerful kitchen appliances let us achieve the same levels of taste without straining our arms, our backs or our patience. This holiday season, consider getting one of these food processors for yourself or someone you know. The culinary results will be as good or better than before and you and your guests will have much more time to enjoy the holiday season.

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      5 years ago

      The magic bullet is great for small quantities.


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