Yes, I am an admitted blender abuser. Even though I abuse my poor blender it still gives me it’s all and keeps on a-blendin’. My poor blender had to go for surgery for the second time in its almost 9 years in my service.
I bought my Osterizer Blender around 8 years ago. I use it at least 5 times a week making my juice in the morning and also for whatever other foods I need to process including hummus and peanut butter. But the blender gets the most abuse making my morning batida (Dominican Food Dictionary)because of all the ice that needs crushed.
A Batida here in DR is a fruit drink (smoothie), blended with ice, sometimes milk or evaporated milk is added (I use powdered milk in mine) and sugar or honey can be added too. All is put in the blender and mixed to a smooth yumminess. I like mine really thick and this is why my poor blender often needs surgery.
In USA I never thought about getting a blender repaired. I would just buy a new one. Here, this is the second time my blenders shaft (I giggle every time I say that word like a child, I am so juvenile..lol) needed replaced. The shaft loses its squareness and just says rrrr…without turning the blender blade. I have also replaced the blade and rubber gasket many times but that doesn’t require surgery. It is just an outpatient at home type of repair.
I took my poor injured blender to the surgeon and left it over night. When I returned the next afternoon my beautiful and beloved blender was all better and recovered without incident. I felt like hugging and kissing that machine. I missed it.
The first time my blender was operated on I took it to a place on Duarte near La Mella. This time I took it to a place just a few blocks from home. Electrónica Rayo De Luz on Calle José Lebrón Morales and Calle Olegario Vargas, Los Molinos, Santo Domingo Este. The cost was RD$250 (a little over US$5)
This morning I had my juice. Today was guanábana (soursop) and melon (cantaloupe). I am a content human and I love my Osterizer.