Today product designengineer Vincent Valderrama joins Epicurious to pit a $25 Oster blender against a top-of-the-line $600 Vitamix blender in a series of common kitchen tasks. Vincent breaks down precisely how and why the high-priced option outshines the budget brand (and where it doesn’t,) whipping up smoothies, crushing ice, and even making fresh mayonnaise in both a $600 and $25 version of a common kitchen appliance.
- Director: Jeff Kornberg Editors: Misa Qu & Kris Knight AE: Andy Morell Director of Photography: Eric Brouse Producer: Amanda Veitia Associate Producer: Dimitri Lazarashvili Culinary Producer: Kelly Janke Associate Culinary Producer: Jessica Do Camera Operator: Paige Wollensak Audio: Austin Rumsey Production Assistant: Sergio Santos Post Production Supervisor: Stephanie Cardone Associate Director, Post Production: Nicole Berg
Epicurious Video Team Jonathan Wise Ali Inglese Dan Siegel Maria Paz Mendez Hodes Rhoda Boone Carolyn Gagnon June Kim Holly Patton Myra Rivera Billy Keenly
- 0:00 Introduction 0:28 Smoothie Test 3:01 Crushed Ice Test 5:20 Mayo Test 7:47 Nut Butter Test 12:13 Some Extra Thoughts
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