A long time ago, in a land far, far away, I was the manager of a smoothie joint. Yep, I thought this might surprise you. Oddly enough I never got tired of smoothies. We used real fruit and actual juices and they were very, very tasty. Last summer Youngest Son discovered the smoothie and made one almost everyday. A piece of the blender broke and he waited oh so patiently for the mailman to bring him a replacement part so that he could once again have his beloved smoothie. Of course he got over it, watched the smoothie become smaller in his rear view mirror.
A few months back I broke the blender while making mayonnaise. Not just cracked a part, but really broke it. There are a bunch of ways to make mayonnaise, and Youngest Son was over his smoothy thing, so I did not run right out replace it. But lately I have been missing that blender.
At first I thought I would just buy another Cuisinart. The blender was in service for almost 16 years and this way I would have two pitchers. But I was not happy about spending $130 for something that was now made in China. My next thought was Kitchen Aid, because they are built to last in the US, but all of their blenders have plastic carafes. We put hot chilies in the blender, plastic is not going to work if we want to use it for anything other than foods flavored with chilies. Then I found Waring.
Made in the US, glass pitcher, fun colors. This is Retro Green and reminds me of my childhood. Retail is $190, but Amazon has it for $100 less! I think the first thing I am going to make is Tonnato Sauce. A delicious sounding sauce/dressing that I had never heard of before today and can not wait to try.