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Breville Ikon Blender Smoking

Last night, when blending soft ingredients for a sauce (cooked peppers, onions, olive oil), my Breville Ikon Blender started smoking from the base and gave off a horrible smell. We have experienced this problem before with the smell, but never smoking.
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  • Nancy, here's a review for the two highest rated blenders, Blendtec and Vitamix. They're quite expensive, even if you buy a refurbished model, however I hear really great things about them.

    http://www.blenderbabes.com/blender-b...
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  • Thanks for the recommendations and suggestions. I have contacted Breville by email and have heard nothing back. We just purchased a Vitamix (fortunate to have a Bed Bath and Beyond discount coupon!), and are very happy with it so far. The design is different, so there is no exposed gasket. Did a very good job grinding almonds. Hope it lasts as well as people report that it does. Incredible to have to pay this much for a blender, but the Breville was over $200 and we got only a couple years of light use out of it! And it was apparently leaching burning heaven-knows-what into our food about half that time...
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  • I hope you have uch better luck with the Vitamix. So far the Waring at 3.5 hp is top of the line and has no issues. But I have the Wears Kenmore Elite at our second home. I am relying on the 10 year motor warranty on the Sears and the 900 watt motor. I have read mixed reviews on the Vitamix. The Vitamix does have a 2 hp motor and a 7 year warranty. So you start from a much more reliable place with it than Breville.

    It is interesting how blenders are so fragile. We have a top of the line Krups coffee grinder that is years old, used every day to grind beans and it is still going strong. One would think coffee beans are tougher than most things we put in blenders.
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