Hi, I'm on the edge of buying a blender for personal use and I have been looking on the internet for one that will fulfil my needs. The blender I want will be used mostly once or twice a day for making smoothies and/or (milk)shakes with fruit, vegetables and ice(cream). It would also be great if I can use it once or twice a week for making things like peanut butter, soups or sauce (no need to heat it up in the blender, since I can cook it afterwards).
First I was looking at cheap blenders, then I came across the KitchenAid Artisan blender which I almost bought... Then I started looking further again and reading reviews etc that made me stumble upon the more professional blenders like the Vitamix Vita-Prep3, Vitamix Drink Machine Advance and the Blendtec Total (Home) Blender. One seller told me I cannot make peanutbutter, soup or sauce with the Drink Machine Advance or Blendtec Total Blender and I would be needing the (of course more expensive) Vita-Prep3.
So I went from almost buying a simple Kenwood Smoothie maker to almost buying a KitchenAid Artisan blender to wanting to buy a professional Vitamix or Blendtec blender :D
My Question is if I would really need a Vitamix or Blendtec at home to fulfil my needs? Of course I would like my smoothies more smooth but will the difference be that huge?