Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HELP - DESPERATELY SEEKING ADVICE

Ok you will rarely hear me ask for advice on kitchen stuff because I just don't use the gadgets that much.  Don't get me wrong I love the way they look in a kitchen and make everyone think I am an AWESOME cook, but I'm not.   I can cook just don't take the time.

But I am desperately seeking advice - my blender (MY FAVORITE APPLIANCE) broke, burnt the motor, in the trash, gone to me forever, so now I'm looking for a new one.  I started thinking about everything that I use a blender for and it has nothing to do with cooking - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DRINKS!!!  Not just the great and fabulous adult beverages (Frozen Daiquiris, Margaritas, Pina Colados, Bellini Cocktails, Bananas Foster, Mudslide, Bailey's Shake, Rum Runner, oh I could go on) but we make the kiddie versions too (boys love Colados, Daiquiris, and Smoothies - NO ALCOHOL, of course!). 

These all look really cool and sleek and would do the job. 
BUT . . .

Since I realized I don't use them for much except crushing ice and making drinks, I REALLY WANT ONE OF THESE - MARGARITAVILLE CONCOCTION MAKER.  Birthday and anniversary are coming up if hubby and/or dear, sweet, loving friends are reading - PLEASE I WILL BE GOOD AND MAKE PLENTY FOR EVERYONE!


So I'm asking - What do you like/dislike about your blenders?  What brand do you use?

7 comments:

Time4Mommy said...

I saw one of those MARGARITAVILLE CONCOCTION MAKER at Sam's. I don't use my blender a lot, usually to make hummus or salad dressing. Dh makes smoothies. Mine was a cheap one from Walmart - sorry no help

Mom et al said...

Wow, I am extremely unqualified to answer this one. We have a blender and it blends. That's the most educated statement I am able to make on this subject!

JDB said...

I don't have a blender. I use my food processor for almost everything.But, if you'll keep them coming, I'll buy you the marg maker! LOL!

Lori said...

We have a Cuisinart Blender/Food Processor and have had it for about 8 years. Love it. John makes some fabulous margaritas with that baby!!

sandy said...

ashley - i saw one of the margarita machines at Kohls....don't know price but it was on sale. Sams usually has the best price though. If you're just using for drinks/shakes, then i think you should buy yourself a birthday present! Enjoy!

Holly said...

I don't even know what brand ours is. I don't really use it that often unless I want a milkshake. Those drink maker ones look really neat!

China said...

I like Wal-Mart for many things -- but never electric appliances... I bought a blender there twice (2 different brands) and they both burned out within 3 months.

Costco always sells high quality with great return policy. Sam's Club second choice.