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Monday, December 16, 2013

For post 200, the parade of blenders continues (Status: people love blenders)

Probably the most surprising thing about this blog is finding that blenders are twice as popular as Picasso!  Yup, my first post about blenders has had twice as many views as my post about finding a Picasso.  I want to give the people what they want| so to celebrate 200 posts-here are seven new blenders for my collection.
Not a week goes by when at least one blender post is not in my top five, sometime there are two blender posts.
From the left:  two Oster blenders-An Imperial 8 and a Galaxie 8
The Imperial 8 control panel, with its faux wood grain is not quite as modern looking but it does have that atomic swirl.
The Galaxie 8, with its silver, blue and black gives the impression of streamlined modernity.  The blue, silver and black are really accented by that one res button.
Hmmmmm, as you can see they seem to have the same number of buttons and switches so we will look at the specs to find what makes them different.
The Imperial is model number 342, used 120 volts and produces 800 watts of blending power
 The Galaxie 8 is model number 541, uses 120 volts but only produces 700 watts of blending power.  So the only difference is 100 watts and a one digit change in model numbers.
The vessels are also interchangeable.
The center three blenders are Sunbeam, GE and Sears.
I was pretty happy to get some blenders in the collection that weren't Oster or Waring
The Sunbeam Vista has a cool textured body
 The vessel has a detachable handle for when you have to replace the glass vessel.
 800 watts
The GE blender has eight buttons but no special model name
 I just noticed that all of these blenders have eight buttons
 The GE has a really unique oval vessel, which also has the detachable handle
 Well, what do you know-600 watts, there's something else different
How about the sears blender; it's kind of big and clunky with very limited options and not a very snazzy face.
 The vessel breaks one of my rules... it's plastic.
 An interesting thing to note, this blender would have been labeled as a "Simpson's" in Canada.

 I think this is a date stamp indicating it was made in November 1968
The final two blenders are both by Waring
 The Custom 70 has a snazzy gold face plate, an olive body, eight buttons and the ability to time your blends.
 This is the most powerful of the blenders at 950 watts
 The Ultima 900 also has the gold face, eight buttons and also has the blend timer but it adds a flash blend button (allowing you to blend on high for as long as you depress the button). 
 50 fewer watts (900) than on the Custom 70.
 Warings distinctive clover shaped (for luck, I would guess) vessels
Well, what do you think, are these better than a Picasso, as well?


  1. I can't believe there is someone else out there who appreciates the design of these old blenders. Thanks for posting these! I have about 35 old blenders, mostly in chrome, by various manufacturers but most are Osterizer. I'm hoping to find a museum sone day that would take them. I also have old mixers, mixmasters and toasters - love the old designs and colours!

  2. I have the same Sunbeam Vista and a 1970's Farberware.blender. I am fascinated by the designs of these blenders, although not high design like my 1955 Braun blender, the styling of these blenders are reminiscent of American automobiles. In a good way, they are so bad but so good at the same time like a kitsch John Waters movie.