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Consumer Reports: the blender test

(WMC-TV) - Consumer Reports tested pro-style blenders, such as the $400 Vitamix and the $300 L'Equip, as well as less-expensive blenders from KitchenAid and Ninja Master Prep Professional.

Ice crushing is one measure of performance. Consumer Reports also used ice to test durability. Testers found a serious problem with the Calphalon blender. During durability tests, a piece of the blade broke off. Consumer Reports tested two additional Calphalon blenders, and the blade broke every time. Therefore, the magazine's testers judged the Calphalon XL 9 Speed 1832449 blender a safety risk.
Consumer Reports said it is not aware of any injuries related to the Calphalon blender, but it has reported its safety concern to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The magazine's editors said Calphalon's representatives told them they would investigate the matter and accommodate anyone who owns that model. Consumers with the blender should stop using it and contact Calphalon at 1-800-809-7267.

The blenders who aced the tests:  the $400 Vitamix and the Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 for $60. The Ninja comes with smaller chopping and processing bowls, too. 

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