Food processor or blender and recommendations for blending food for an elderly person?

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This is a long shot but does anyone on here blend food for a loved one at home?I look after my mother who has dementia and I feed her,she's getting to the stage were i'm thinking about bending her food but have no idea which machine to buy to do this.I did try a stick bender but it wasn't what I was looking for.If anyone has a blender or processor that they could recommend that would be a great help.if it's at a reasonable price that would be great.

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  • Carrot007
    Carrot007 Posts: 4,534 Forumite
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    is very good. I use it to make nice smooth soups and things.

    I had a cheaper model before which was plastic and it started to crack on hot foods, this is better and has been great.

    Just remember to add things slowly otherwise you are going to be stopping and giving a manul stir to get things going again!
  • MalMonroe
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    There's also a Tefal Blendforce II Glass Jug Blender (Argos and Amazon, about £45) which has a glass jug but can blend hot soups as well as crush ice. Then you can pop the jug in the dishwasher.

    We have a blender with a plastic jug and that's fine but plastic's no good for hot food. 

    I'd also not go for anything too cheap because I've learned from experience that if you buy cheap, you buy twice. Cheaper models just don't last.
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  • p00hsticks
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    edited 20 April 2021 at 11:58AM
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    I've no personal expereince, but my late brother loved the one he had - he had mouth cancer and it got to the point where he could only swallow first blended food then liquids (and later, had to feed himself through a gastric balloon).
    Co-incidentally, we were boxing it up yesterday so can let  you know it was one like this, although it looks to be currently unavailable.  There are loads of pieces / accessories (it took us a while to work out how it all fitted back in the box!) but we've not tried to use it ourselves.

  • coffeehound
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    edited 20 April 2021 at 12:19PM
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    It's defintely a blender that you want.  What we used to call a liquidiser in pre-USA English days.

    A food processor chops, slices and dices.

    Vitamix are very good and thorough leaving no lumps, and long lasting, but expensive.
  • wilkko73
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    is very good. I use it to make nice smooth soups and things.

    I had a cheaper model before which was plastic and it started to crack on hot foods, this is better and has been great.

    Just remember to add things slowly otherwise you are going to be stopping and giving a manul stir to get things going again!
    Thanks for the link and the tip about stirring
  • wilkko73
    wilkko73 Posts: 6 Forumite
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    It's defintely a blender that you want.  What we used to call a liquidiser in pre-USA English days.

    A food processor chops, slices and dices.

    Vitamix are very good and thorough leaving no lumps, and long lasting, but expensive.
    Thanks I will have a look at vitamax
  • Carrot007
    Carrot007 Posts: 4,534 Forumite
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    MalMonroe said:
    There's also a Tefal Blendforce II Glass Jug Blender (Argos and Amazon, about £45) which has a glass jug but can blend hot soups as well as crush ice. Then you can pop the jug in the dishwasher.

    We have a blender with a plastic jug and that's fine but plastic's no good for hot food. 

    I'd also not go for anything too cheap because I've learned from experience that if you buy cheap, you buy twice. Cheaper models just don't last.

    My previous one was the blendforce II, but the plastic version. The one I linked is more powerful and better for smoothness. Though yes the BF2 Glass would be a good alternative if price is an issue.
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