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The Salton Harley Pasternak Power Blender provides a reasonably priced alternative to Vitamix and Blendtec. Whereas models from those companies tend to cost $400 to $500, this Salton model promises powerful blending for $250.
With 1,500 watts and a 2-liter jar, the Salton blender slices through ingredients with its eight stainless blades.
The engine features full metal gears.
The controls are simple and the dial responsive when changing the speeds.
Flip the machine on and get to blending.
The Salton blender pulverized most of 2 cups of ice within seconds.
It left some pancake batter residue along the edges and under the blades.
We made whipped cream, and it held its shape and passed the flip test.
Our first stress test, pesto, involves spinach, parmesan, walnuts and a few other odds and ends.
The Salton blender produced a creamy result.
We also tasked it with turning whole almonds into almond flour and then almond butter.
I needed to help it obtain almond butter by stirring occasionally.
But eventually, the Salton blender succeeded.
By completing all of our stress tests, the midrange Salton Harley Pasternak Power Blender proved it can keep up with high-end competition.