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 Post subject: crappy blender
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:22 am 
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My blender is not great. The motor makes angry growling noises. I have to scrape down the sides constantly.

So my question; I want to make cashew ricotta, am I doomed? Has anyone made it in a not so great blender and had it turn out?

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:57 am 
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In case anyone was curious, it worked, but I had to switch everything into my food processor (that I didn't want to use to grind cashews because it's my nicest appliance and I'm terrified to break it) once I added the tofu because once you add more than a cup or so of food to my blender it just looks at you with a confused look on it's shiny plastic face and when you hit the buttons it just grunts and sighs and does nothing.

I need a new blender.

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:43 am 
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I don't know about a new blender. For anything like that that doesn't have a lot of liquid I use my food processor, even though I have a VitaMix. And it's easier to get semi-solids out of a food processor than a blender too.

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:48 am 
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My blender hates everything though, even liquids. I'm going to save up for a Ninja.

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:44 am 
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i always use my food processor for pretty much everything too since its pretty new (i think i got it exactly a year ago) and my blender is ancient and craptastic. it takes about 20 mins for me to make a smoothie with that thing

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:13 am 
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you could go old school and use a mortar and pestle :D

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:27 am 
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jessilikewhoa wrote:
In case anyone was curious, it worked, but I had to switch everything into my food processor (that I didn't want to use to grind cashews because it's my nicest appliance and I'm terrified to break it)

If grinding cashews broke your food processor, I would be very surprised.

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:50 am 
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If you soak the nuts first it would be way easier to blend.

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:15 am 
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ive chopped cashews in my food processor plenty of times without hurting it. i did it last night to make mac and cheese. cashews are a pretty soft nut

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 Post subject: Re: crappy blender
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:01 pm 
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I third cashews in the food processor. Though I did blend them once with an immersion blender. Now that was fun.


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