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Old 30-06-2016, 15:51   #16
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Re: 12v blender

Don't have nor want crumbsnatchers, so can't speak to use in regards them.... but Teo's Boatblender makes a fine drink by use of a cordless drill

Boatblender.com - convert your drill into a fully functional portable battery powered blender!
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Old 30-06-2016, 16:15   #17
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My fiance and I are looking at bringing some kids into this crazy world of ours, and she said that if she has to use the manual blender to make baby food that she'll throw me in the drink.

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Any solid leads on a good 12v blender?
No inverter? 120v is fine for appliances that don't run for long. The difference in efficiency is irrelevant.

I have Bullet that I like fine. Nice and tiny.
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Re: 12v blender

Only inverter is like a 3 or 400 watt that plugs into 12V adapter. Nothing tied directly to the batteries.

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Don't have nor want crumbsnatchers, so can't speak to use in regards them.... but Teo's Boatblender makes a fine drink by use of a cordless drill

Boatblender.com - convert your drill into a fully functional portable battery powered blender!
Unfortunately no longer in business, however one could fabricate something similar...



Read more: Mason Jar Margaritas & Cordless Drill Daiquiris
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Let me bump this thread, since there has to be many people in the past 8 years who only have 12V or small inverters that can't handle a 'real' blender but want to make frozen cocktails, smoothies, etc.

The only thing I have seen is this:

https://www.amazon.com/Waring-TG15-T.../dp/B00004UE1G

Anyone have real experience with this or another model?
We have one and would give it 3*. Use it on the boat, tailgating and Buffett concerts. Not great requires a lot of liquid and takes a while to blend things up. You can't use it like a home 120v blender. Where you start with a lot of ice and hit the switch. What you need to do is get it going and slowly add ice. In the end you have a frozen drink and on a summer day it's hard to beat.

We now use the smaller 120v Oster with travel cup, that sells for $20 off an small 400w inverter. Have a Ninja and Vitamix at home and this little guy impressed me a ton. Super easy to use, very fast, strong and easily clean.

https://www.amazon.com/Oster-BLSTPB-...=oster+blender
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Re: 12v blender

I have a 12-volt Waring blender that is a real blender. Does everything the 110-volt Waring does. However it's bulky and heavy. Worth the space if you use it often. Good for smoothies, salad dressings, chopping nuts, crushing ice, etc. I don't know if they are still made.
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Re: 12v blender

I have searched for a 12 volt blender...better known as an Immersion Blender. No problem finding 110 volt or 220 volt, but 12 volt, forget it.
Is it because the 12 volt size does not deliver enough power to satisfy market demands?
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I have a battery operated blender and it works great.

https://www.amazon.com/Decker-Partym.../dp/B005OQOGY6

As long as you can charge batteries, it should be as good as a DC unit.
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I have a battery operated blender and it works great.

https://www.amazon.com/Decker-Partym.../dp/B005OQOGY6

As long as you can charge batteries, it should be as good as a DC unit.
Thanks, but I am looking for a blender sometimes called a Stick Blender or Immersion Blender (the advantage being easier storage!). The countertop style is most common of course but it takes up counter space.
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Re: 12v blender

Your going to be a lot better off with an inverter, cause this is unlikely your last appliance purchase and 120 VAC ones are a dime a dozen, and available everywhere. I started out going with DC only, even have a Milwaukee vacuum cleaner that runs off the same battery as my Milwaukee drill / winch handle, but you learn pretty quickly that 12V appliences are expensive and often lower quality and don't last.
One day she is going to want a hair straighter, curling iron, maybe a toaster and your going to want an electric drill, maybe a soldering iron and a heat gun.
All require an inverter, and some of them require a big inverter and a bank to run it.
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Your going to be a lot better off with an inverter, cause this is unlikely your last appliance purchase and 120 VAC ones are a dime a dozen, and available everywhere. I started out going with DC only, even have a Milwaukee vacuum cleaner that runs off the same battery as my Milwaukee drill / winch handle, but you learn pretty quickly that 12V appliences are expensive and often lower quality and don't last.
One day she is going to want a hair straighter, curling iron, maybe a toaster and your going to want an electric drill, maybe a soldering iron and a heat gun.
All require an inverter, and some of them require a big inverter and a bank to run it.
A 12v blender might theoretically be slightly more efficient, but how much power are you going to use in it over the lifetime of the unit? What kind of premium will you pay for buying it native 12v?

All this kind of stuff is best run off the inverter. It might be worth looking for DC versions of stuff you run many hours -- like computer monitors, TV's, etc. But for ordinary household appliances which are only run for a few minutes (at most) at a time, there is no point in wasting time on this. This is why God invented inverters
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Of course there is this route.
I've seen these at Sun-N-Fun
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Re: 12v blender

Off topic, but how about hand powered blenders.,,we say some industrial folks set up a blackberry margarita bar, along the Rogue river last summer.

They had a hand powered blender, picked fresh blackberries off the vines, made and sold drinks, as fast as they made them. It was a " bring your own glass" thing, and you were charged by the size of,your glass. A cash only
business.,

Pretty creative. We purchased one when we got home from the river, over on Amazon. We're not big drinkers, but saw the potential,of these blenders.

Just an FYI.

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Re: 12v blender

My wife LOVES her Vitamix and we took it on the boat for every vacation.
It's big, heavy etc, but great for smoothies.
Now you can get smaller versions, S30, S50, S55
I just purchased an S55 exclusively for the boat.
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