Now that spring is here in Sydney I really want to be able to make icy smoothies at home, and almond milk and healthy sorbet. In the last few weeks I've been doing a lot of research on blenders. I know I'm after a high powered one, I've already got a very average one sitting in my cupboard. It struggles to make banana smoothies (from fresh bananas!) so really it sits in the cupboard all the time.
So, I've narrowed it down to a Vitamix or a Blendtec.
Both seem to have some advantages and some cons. Vitamix seems to be the blender of choice for the green smoothie brigade, which is one of the reasons I want one. They are also much more widely available in Australia, even if they are twice the price of the States.
But Blendtec seems to offer an easier-to-use blender, with its square base (making it easier to clean) and pre-selection buttons. I also have loved their 'will it blend?' advertisements for years and years. Check out their YouTube channel here. They really are a brute of a machine!
Price wise they are about the same. Depending on offers etc they are available for around $800.
What do you think? Have you tried out both? Or are they not worth it?