In fact, our cheap, trusty blender lasted through ten years of marriage! But several months ago, the motor burned out.
So there I was, stuck with a broken blender base but a perfectly functional blender jar. (It's a plastic jar, so even my clumsy hands haven't managed to break it.) I tried posting it on Freecycle. (You know I love Freecycle, right?) I hoped that someone had a base and needed a jar. I didn't get any takers. The jar sat in my cabinet, lonely, widowed from its base.
And then yesterday I checked my email and found this:
OFFER: Hamilton Beach Blender minus the glass jar partThe poor blender! Functional motor, but unable to fulfill its life's purpose. A broken-hearted blender...just needing a jar. The same brand as mine. Could this be a second chance at life for both of them?
This was a real nice blender but the glass jar met its demise on the tile floor. Everything else is there.
So this morning I picked up that free blender base and brought it home. I introduced it to my blender jar. It was a perfect fit.
Sure, the base is white, and the jar lid is black. But I'm not picky. They may have met later in life, but I'm hoping it'll be a long-term match, and that they'll have plenty of progeny (smoothies) throughout the years. I think they make a perfect blended family.