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What is the cheapest "jar" (i.e. not immersion) blender that will survive daily blending of hot liquids (100 degrees celsius / 212 degrees fahrenheit)?

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Your standard Oster style blender will do fine. That particular blender has a great advantage in that replacement parts and "upgrade" parts are super easy to find. Oster I still use an Oster blender that belonged to my grandmother. Frequent blending of boiling hot liquids will wear out the o-ring, but o-rings are cheap and easy to replace. You can get a perfectly good old Oster at a thrift store for a song.

Read this too: How can I safely use a blender with hot liquids?

Here's good info too from About.com: "Blend hot liquids carefully, starting on lowest speed; leave lid cap off for steam to escape and fill the jar only half full, allowing more room for expansion. You may need to use a hot pad while holding down the lid during operation."

Knowing in advance that you want to blend hot liquids, you might want to choose a glass "heat shock proof" blender jar instead of plastic. Plastic should remain structurally sound, but it will get hazy.

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The glass jar recommendation confuses mea bit. I've been chatting with Duronic, and according to them, all glass jars will break if exposed to boiling water. –  user1361521 Oct 17 '13 at 9:31
    
@user1361521 I edited my answer just as you commented. Does it make more sense now? Follow the "Oster" link, you'll see plastic and glass jars. –  Jolenealaska Oct 17 '13 at 9:34
    
All I know for sure is that I've blended boiling hot ingredients with my grandmother's old blender with a glass jar probably 50 times. The only part I've ever replaced is the o-ring. –  Jolenealaska Oct 17 '13 at 9:37
    
Sorry @Jolenealaska, I see that Oster sell glass jars that are "heat shock proof". Your answer makes perfect sense. –  user1361521 Oct 17 '13 at 9:38
    
That comment is helpful, I'll edit my answer to include that. –  Jolenealaska Oct 17 '13 at 9:45
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