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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    – SAJ14SAJ
    Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 12:06

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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.

  • 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. Commented Oct 17, 2013 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
    Commented Oct 17, 2013 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
    Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 9:37
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    Sorry @Jolenealaska, I see that Oster sell glass jars that are "heat shock proof". Your answer makes perfect sense. Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 9:38
  • That comment is helpful, I'll edit my answer to include that.
    – Jolenealaska
    Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 9:45

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