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Mid range blender gets the job done eventuallyThe Salton Harley Pasternak blender will power through any task, just bring patience and ear plugs.
[MUSIC] It might sound like a plane taking off in your kitchen, but rest assured that's just this sultan Harley Pasternak blender. It was developed by a fitness guru to compete with high end models like Vitamix and Blend Tech At a much lower price. And the specs stack up well. It has 1,500 watts of power and a 67 ounce jar. Both of those are roughly the same as Vitamix and Blendtec models we've tested, but those models cost $400 or $500, this is $250. So that's a really appealing price but here's the bad news this blender is much slower than the high-powered competition. You will also have to help it out by stirring, shifting the speeds around to get the tougher ingredients down towards the blades and it is really a pain to get thick ingredients out from the bottom Of the jar and like I said, really loud. If you have the patience to wait, it can do everything Vitamix and Blendtech can. It makes a nice creamy pesto. It even turned whole almonds into almond butter and pulverized the whole block of cheese. It does shift with this pamper if you need help keeping ingredients moving and rounding out a nice feature list that also comes with this to-go So, given the price, I'd lean towards this model, over Vitamix or Blendtec. But, I wouldn't pick it over the Ninja Ultima which also makes high powered blending affordable and out performs this guy. Still, the Salton Harley Pasternak blender is competent enough to be worth your consideration. Just, spend a few extra bucks on ear plugs to go along with it. [MUSIC].