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Am I asking too much of my blender?


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Am I asking too much of my blender?

mocro | Jul 28, 2013 10:07 AM

I have an Oster Professional Series blender that I seldom use, but for the past few weeks I've been using it for daily smoothies with 'soft' fruit; peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries - and it's been working fine.

Today I was using my blender to grind graham crackers for a crust and the blades started to heat up and actually 'cook' the graham crackers. aacckk!

Is this because I was whirring a small amount of food (I needed just a few more graham crackers) or because I'm overtaxing my blender with the smoothies?

I'm loathe to get a new appliance because I like to keep my countertop neat so if there's a more heavy-duty blender instead of a juicer i could get that would do both that would be great. I also have a Cuisinart I could have used for the crust but getting that out of the cabinet and setting it up seemed like a hassle for a few graham crackers. I suspect blending just a half cup of crackers was the culprit.

Because I really try to eat healthy it wouldn't kill me to get a juicer so i could do vegetables instead of fruit. I appreciate any advice you have for me and happy Sunday.

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