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Death by blendtec

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  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    I'm just surprised this wasn't titled 

    "Why you should never make smoothies. Ever."

    Missed opportunity there bro.
    tru dat
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • Carolina Q
    Carolina Q Posts: 14,831
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    Oh yeah, and my Thermapen crapped out today too. 
    Well, that's three. You should be good now. But I'd still avoid Chipotle for a while. =)

    Try new batteries, BTW. Mine just died too and that's all it was.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • texaswig
    texaswig Posts: 2,682
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    That's crazy. My vitamix has never done that.  :)

    2-XLs ,MM,blackstone,Ooni koda 16,R&V works 8.5 gallon fryer,express smoker and 40" smoking cajun 

    scott 
    Greenville Tx
  • SciAggie
    SciAggie Posts: 6,481
    edited January 2016
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    @The Cen-Tex Smoker Were you testing the temp on veggies or some other non-meat when your thermapen pooped out? Looking for a theme/trend here...
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. A curing chamber for bacterial transformation of meats...
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • Danielson
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    That's too bad, at least yor Zojirushi rice cooker wasn't damaged. 
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,745
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    You got some bad juju going on.

    I agree that you need to make peace with the gods by sacrificing an animal.

    1. Get a goat.

    2. Let @henapple make sweet love to it.

    3. Cook it on Curry Egg and eat it (the goat... not Tony).


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    Oh yeah, and my Thermapen crapped out today too. 
    Well, that's three. You should be good now. But I'd still avoid Chipotle for a while. =)

    Try new batteries, BTW. Mine just died too and that's all it was.
    I am but it's been weird since I got it back from them. you had to have it in the exact right spot for it to turn on etc. Could be a battery but I think it's had a short in it since they repaired it last time.


    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    caliking said:

    You got some bad juju going on.

    I agree that you need to make peace with the gods by sacrificing an animal.

    1. Get a goat.

    2. Let @henapple make sweet love to it.

    3. Cook it on Curry Egg and eat it (the goat... not Tony).

    Not sure I want to eat a goat that has been amorous with tony (or anyone else for that matter). 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    texaswig said:
    That's crazy. My vitamix has never done that.  :)
    Ha ha. I knew that was coming sooner or later.

    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • blasting
    blasting Posts: 6,262
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    +1 on the vitamix.  Except now karma will make sure it happens to me...

    You should go get an eye patch and visit the doctor.  Blendec will put a new boat in your driveway.
    Phoenix 
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,745
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    caliking said:

    You got some bad juju going on.

    I agree that you need to make peace with the gods by sacrificing an animal.

    1. Get a goat.

    2. Let @henapple make sweet love to it.

    3. Cook it on Curry Egg and eat it (the goat... not Tony).

    Not sure I want to eat a goat that has been amorous with tony (or anyone else for that matter).

    Its the ONLY way to make the gods hear your plea. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • SkinnyV
    SkinnyV Posts: 3,404
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    Ok I'm scared , we smoothie 4 days a week for breakfast and my blender is 7 years old.....
    Seattle, WA
  • CPARKTX
    CPARKTX Posts: 2,095
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    Dude that sucks. Glad it didn't hit you though
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,372
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    @The Cen-Tex Smoker good to know Blendtec is replacing it for free.

    That is TBD. I have a call in but have not spoken to them yet.

    Oh yeah, and my Thermapen crapped out today too. #firstworldproblems


    You should probably just stay in bed until Spring arrives.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    caliking said:

    caliking said:

    You got some bad juju going on.

    I agree that you need to make peace with the gods by sacrificing an animal.

    1. Get a goat.

    2. Let @henapple make sweet love to it.

    3. Cook it on Curry Egg and eat it (the goat... not Tony).

    Not sure I want to eat a goat that has been amorous with tony (or anyone else for that matter).

    Its the ONLY way to make the gods hear your plea. 
    ...says the guy who worships 12-armed elephants
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,676
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    I am guessing this guy has a voodoo doll with your name on it :o

    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,745
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    Its the ONLY way to make the gods hear your plea. 
    ...says the guy who worships 12-armed elephants

    how else do you think I know what it takes??

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bgebrent
    bgebrent Posts: 19,636
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    Not your month man!  Hope you didn't buy any powerball tickets.  Better times ahead.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    Mickey said:
    I am guessing this guy has a voodoo doll with your name on it :o

    great shirt :)

    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • bgebrent
    bgebrent Posts: 19,636
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    BGE is giving Nola a wet Willie, nice photo bro.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    OMG.  I said I hated figs.
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    I love lamp..
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    Whoever that miscreant was that gave me the shirt is probably going through some kismet.
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    I love lamp..
  • YukonRon
    YukonRon Posts: 16,991
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    Was a dog tied to it?
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • bluebird66
    bluebird66 Posts: 2,738
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    Wow!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket, Minimax and various Weber's.
    Floyd Va

  • Canugghead
    Canugghead Posts: 11,631
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    Scary, glad no one was injured. Some juice places have each Vitamix enclosed in clear housing (like how noisy printers were enclosed in the early days), now I realise may be it's purpose could be more than just for sound insulation!
    canuckland
  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    Scary, glad no one was injured. Some juice places have each Vitamix enclosed in clear housing (like how noisy printers were enclosed in the early days), now I realise may be it's purpose could be more than just for sound insulation!
    Blentec has that model as well for $1000
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • gdenby
    gdenby Posts: 6,239
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    Won't show that to my wife. She griped about me buying a pressure cooker 'cause she had seen the old ones blow up. Now I've got a Blendtec. At least she already leaves the room to avoid the noise when I use it.
  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    gdenby said:
    Won't show that to my wife. She griped about me buying a pressure cooker 'cause she had seen the old ones blow up. Now I've got a Blendtec. At least she already leaves the room to avoid the noise when I use it..
    I would buy another Blendtec in a second. It has a motor strong enough to throw a strawberry through a supposedly bullet proof jar :)

    It actually has been a kick ass blender. I'm interested to see what they have to say about it. I use frozen fruit and hot water to make my smoothies. That softens up the fruit just enough to make really smooth smoothies but they are still semi frozen when done. I wonder if that had anything to do with it? It really shouldn't with a plastic jar but it's the only oddity I can think of outside normal use. We could have dropped it or something in the years we have had it and it possibly had a hairline crack that has been holding on for life for a year. I dunno, but it has been a great blender.

    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • odie91
    odie91 Posts: 541
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    Davec433 said:
    It would be nice if they did since those mixers are 100-120.
    Blendtec?  No way.  Maybe a Ninja.

    Blendtec and Vitamixes cost way more..... or maybe I got ripped off ;)


  • Canugghead
    Canugghead Posts: 11,631
    edited January 2016
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    Just wondering perhaps extreme temperature differential may have caused it? Did you store the jar in the freezer or was the frozen fruits left in the jar for an extended time, thereby chilling the jar thoroughly, and then the instant heat from the high speed blade, boom?  If there was also a hairline crack then the stars were perfectly aligned for disaster?

    I recall @Little Steven had a CI pan that cracked/exploded on the induction cooktop  :s
    canuckland