Research has begun for a "Test Drive" column I write some months for Fine Cooking magazine. Past topics have included box graters, grill woks, probe thermometers, toaster ovens, juicers and electric skillets.
Blenders are the next topic. Right now I'm developing tests to compare the machines and working up a list of test candidates.
I've owned the same Oster blender for 21 years, and It's a great piece of equipment. So Oster is on the list, as is KitchenAid, whose products always impress me with their quality. Waring's stylish, powerful blender is on the list.
After those, I'm at a loss. What other blenders should be on the test list?