Recommend Me a Blender (Please)

I'm looking for a good blender that can make smoothies, soups, and is able to shred and/or dice veggies. So all-purpose I guess. I'd prefer it to be easy to clean, either having dishwasher-safe parts, or a self-cleaning ability. Preferably under $200, and of course big discounts preferred. Thanks!

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    I was reading your post, all the way through I was thinking vitamix, ahuh, vitamix, yes that will be vitamix.. oh wait, $200 with big discounts preferred. ;)

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      So it's unlikely I'll find a Vitamix under $200?

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        There are some cheaper vitamix around now but I am not sure at the quality of the blend. It also depends what you want to blend and how smooth you want it. I do seeds/nuts etc in mine. The cheaper ones won't do them very well, and with smoothies they will not be smooth depending on what ingredients you use.

        Best to think about what you want to blend, and check out some reviews of the different blenders and see how they perform with that kind of thing.

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          I'd probably mainly be chopping potatoes, carrots, and onions, and the occasional banana and apple smoothly. But I might also try to finely chop almonds.

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            @nuttapillar: A blender, to chop potatoes onions and carrots ..
            That's not what a blender does :/

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              @SBOB: Well I'm just gonna call it a blender, because I want it to blend, and perform other such tasks. Blender is the first word that came to mind, and is often used to describe even the all-in-one/multi-purpose machines.

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                @nuttapillar: Food processor is what you want based on your primary task, but it won't work well as a blender

                Totally different blade and container setup between blending/mixing/liquidising than chopping/slicing

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    The Kogan branded Vitamix knock-offs are fairly decent and a fraction of the price.

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      Is their equivalent called "Vitablast"? They've sold out unfortunately. They probably had a good deal going today.

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    you really want 2 things to do this. After having a few machines to make smoothies etc I went with the kitchen aid its around 200 and i find it deals with ice well in smoothies and cleans easily for the price.

    Buy a cheap mandoline and the kitchen aid.

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    I've been using the Sunbeam Café series brand for about 10ish years to do exactly as you describe. Just be a little careful making boiling hot soup with it.

    https://www.myer.com.au/p/sunbeam-cafe-series-blender-in-sta...

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      Can it definitely dice without going too small? Which button would you use for it, the slow/start button?

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      It's a bit pricey, so I'd have to find a nice bargain and afterpay it. I wouldn't want to put a noticeable dent in my savings haha. And I just bought a ps4 pro…

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        You can get it on special for $200 or under.

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    Does Costco still sell those BlendTec units? That can blend concrete and marbles?

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    The tasks you want do will require 2 different appliances if you want to do then well.

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    I should clarify that the main use I have in mind is for blending up potatoes onions and carrots to make a healthy mixture for patties that I'll fry. second priority is smoothies.

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      So as long as it can consistently break things down to 0.25cm chunks and smaller, then it should be good.