This month’s prize – the Oster 8-speed 6-cup blender – is appropriate for this blog for two reasons. The first is that its color is listed as “watermelon.” The second reason is that your watermelon-colored blender can be used to create tasty watermelon smoothies as we head into the warmer summer months.
Truth be told, ever since the “Fork Incident of 2007” I haven’t been that comfortable around blenders. I can use them, but just like a horse, blenders can sense fear. And once they do, they never act exactly the way you want them to.
I really should get over my nervousness, because there are lots of good uses for a blender and I’m only punishing myself by not getting back on the saddle.
I’ll choose one comment at random from all the comments left on the blog this month to receive this blender. According to Amazon.com, it packs 450 watts of power, which allows you to puree all sorts of stuff, “from frozen beverages to dips, from sauces to smoothies, from soup to nuts.”
I’ll bet it doesn’t puree stainless steel forks. I know my last blender couldn’t.