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Old 01-19-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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I pretty quickly (< 30 seconds) burned out our blender.
I poured too much honey in the blender before adding the apple juice for my cyser.
The blades just spun around in the honey portion and didn't mix it and the apple juice together.
I guess the honey was so thick it just burned out the motor.

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Old 01-19-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:14 PM   #3
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:43 PM   #4
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I pretty quickly (< 30 seconds) burned out our blender.
I poured too much honey in the blender before adding the apple juice for my cyser.
The blades just spun around in the honey portion and didn't mix it and the apple juice together.
I guess the honey was so thick it just burned out the motor.

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If your blender couldn't handle honey, how would it handle crushed ice? I think it was time for a new blender.

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Old 01-19-2009, 11:02 PM   #5
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Maybe, but crushed ice has never been a problem. The honey was pretty thick, not warm.

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:38 PM   #6
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Time for a new blender, try a higher end model this time. Those walmart specials burn out real easy, I found that out the hard way too. Cuisinart works well enough for me. Regards, GF.

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:50 PM   #7
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Maybe you should have added honey to the apple juice, and not the other way around.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:52 PM   #8
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Yes, add the juice first. Personally I wouldn't use a blender. I would use a pan on the stove. Heat up the juice first, at least to warm it. When you mix in the honey it will be come softer and plyable with the heat. Many people here will say, "Don't Boil honey!!" and I do agree. I am not advocating to boil. Certainly the honey wont be hurt with a little heat. Many times the honey packaging plant will heat the honey to filter it out. A temp of under 100 degrees is just fine and it will help desolve into the apple juice. If the temp is low enough, under 120 degrees then the wild yeasts wont be hurt too much, if you wish to preserve the original yeasts. I never use honey in the blender.

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:22 PM   #9
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I like the idea of airating as you mix. I'll probably try this again before I throw away the box and receipt for my new blender.

I'll spend some good cash for a nice blender (the one I burned up was an el cheapo wedding gift from 2001 I think).

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:35 PM   #10
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