Will it blend?

Apparently, the answer is: “Hell yes, it’ll blend!”

Found [this site](http://www.willitblend.com/) which is a marketing gimmick by a company named [Blendtec](http://www.blendtec.com/). They put, uhh, absurd stuff into their blenders to show how well they run. Define absurd stuff you say? How about:

* Golf balls
* Marbles
* A can of coke (can included)
* A half chicken (with bones)
* A McDonald’s combo meal

What’s impressive is that the dry goods (golf balls, marbles, credit cards) come out as dust.

Next time our blender at home kicks the bucket (which I’ve [blogged about before](http://www.marius.org/2004/08/10/rip_an_obituary.php)), I’m getting one of these.

RIP: An Obituary for the Blender

Well, the blender that we've had for so long (a Cuisinart SmartPower 7-Speed blender, for those of you curious) has finally passed on Thursday night, of natural causes.

It had done it's share of mixing drinks, making smoothies, and doing the occasional light food processing task. During its good days, it even ate the end of a wooden spoon without putting up too much of a fuss (I can't say the same for the spoon). The plastic gear that connected the blender motor to the blender carafe basically disintegrated.

The blender is survived by a Cuisinart Coffee Machine, Cuisinart Mini-Prep food processor and a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.

On a more serious note, we're looking to replace the blender with either a Kitchenaid or a Waring Pro. Does anyone have any opinions about these two?