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Outside Magazine, March 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013

Blendtec Classic Fourside

By: Category: Culinary, Nutrition, Food and Drink, Gear
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Six years ago, a video of an engineer grinding up iPhones and glow sticks in a Blendtec went viral. We didn’t destroy any circuit boards in our test, but we’re certain the Classic FourSide could. With 1,560 watts of power, this little hot rod sounds like a lawnmower on your countertop, but it let us pulverize almonds and perfectly grind flank steak. Six settings match blade speed to blending objective, allowing you to push a button, walk away, and come back to perfectly kneaded bread dough or ground oats.

Brand: Blendtec

$435

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