I think it was 9 years ago that I decided to eat healthier. Not because I just decided to do so, but because I was gaining weight a lot easier, put on a few pounds, and found 2 weeks worth of exercise couldn’t get rid of those pounds like it used to do. So I had to try something else and decided that eating healthier was the best way to go about it. Lose the weight and be healthier all at the same time.
I like keeping things simple. That way it raises my chances of being successful. I do love my gadgets, but the thought of buying a scale, counting calories, etc, was just something I knew I wouldn’t stick to long term.
One of the things I thought was easy to do at home and in a restaurant was changing the ratio of fruits and vegetables in my meals. Everyone back then was talking about making half your meal fruits and vegetables, and some are still recommending that. When I looked at my typical meal, I think I ate (not what was on my plate, but what I actually ate), in a typical day was probably only 2-3% of fruits and vegetables. Shocking right? But think about your diet, and when you actually eat your fruits and veggies? For a lot of people, the only time they eat vegetables is when lettuce and tomatoes get buried in their cheeseburger.
After several attempts at eating half my meal in vegetables and fruits (I even paid a home delivery service that prepared meals like this), I found I just couldn’t eat that many vegetables! No matter how good they tasted. It just wasn’t working for me. But I did notice the weight starting to come down.
So I did more research on a way to make this 50% vegetable and fruit ratio work for me. And that led me to blenders. Not just any blender, high-performance blenders. I could get all my vegetables and fruits in a single serving if I replaced a meal. Voila!
Why We Started BlenderReviews
When I went shopping there were very few review sites available. I heard about this blender called a Vitamix, but was it really worth the $$ and would it be right for me? I went looking and looking and didn’t find much online except a couple of poorly written websites.
I ended up purchasing a K-Tec Champ blender, sight unseen, ordered online. Super powerful blender never broke down (except the bearing in the container started deteriorating). It’s an awesome blender. Super powerful. But super loud. That blender was so good, Blendtec eventually bought them out. So in retrospect, I think I made a good buying decision.
It is this reason we chose to build BlenderReviews.us. We wanted it to be a source of open, honest, and direct product reviews. One blender may be right for one person, but not right for another. So our goal was to help each and every person that visits the website to make the right blender purchase for them.
What Makes It So Confusing
If a high-performance blender was $50, no big deal. Buy one, and if you made a mistake, go buy another one. But these high-performance blenders aren’t $50, the cheapest ones are $279 with the average price being somewhere around $400. This is an investment in a kitchen appliance that needs to be right on the first purchase.
Things that make it confusing are:
- How many watts? Do watts matter?
- What about horsepower. That’s a better deciding factor. But how much is enough?
- Is noise a concern? I read it might be.
- Size, should that matter? Where do I need it to fit?
- I heard one of these use faulty bearings. Should I be concerned?
- Can’t a $100 blender do the same thing as a $400 blender?
Who We Are
We are a couple of middle-aged guys that have packed on the pounds over the years eating the SAD (Standard American Diet). We’re also technical, one being a software engineer and the other being an electrical engineer. Yeah, we love to tinker, test things out, and grind stuff up. And we hope the way we write reflects our engineering thinking.
Best Blender Reviews
The name says it all. We want to provide the best source of news, reviews, and information on high-performance blenders. Mainly Vitamix and Blendtec, with the occasional Ninja blender thrown in.
We hope you enjoy the site and find the information we provide here helpful. The cost of running the site isn’t cheap. As already mentioned, these blenders are expensive.
We also use top of the line hosting, called a VPS, that uses SSD disks, lots of RAM, and plenty of CPU power. Amongst other tools that we need to build and manage the site. As a result, we do have a few affiliate links on the site that helps us pay to keep it online. We do our best and hope we never have to get to the point that we put splashes of ads at the top, sides, bottom, and pop-up ads just to keep the lights on.
Enjoy the site and thanks for visiting. Best wishes to you on your journey to discover what a high-performance blender can do for you and how it can enable you to change your life!