Design Engineer Tests $600 & $25 Blenders | Epicurious

Design Engineer Tests $600 & $25 Blenders | Epicurious

Today product design engineer 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
Motion Graphic Artist & Animator: Léa Kichler
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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