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Win a new Torrent Blender from KitchenAid Canada! (CLOSED)

KitchenAid Torrent Blender on eatlivetravelwrite.comBack-to-school week is all about new beginnings. More so than January 1st, I find it’s a time when I will be making “New Year’s” Resolutions, mostly to do with school (better, more diligent note-keeping, much further-in-advance lesson planning, keeping my desk tidy, keeping on top of my marking etc…) but it’s also a time to take stock of what I’m eating, especially after a somewhat indulgent summer in France 😉

Most of my food resolutions involve eating more fruits and vegetables and making healthier snack choices and something I have been interested in investigating to cover both of these is fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies but even my trusty Diamond Blender, while pretty powerful doesn’t manage to blend raw fruits and vegetables enough that you can use them in a smoothie (also, kale…). It’s why, since I attended the launch of the KitchenAid Torrent Blender in June, I’ve been keen to get my hands on one to see if if can do just that – and help me more easily fit in my “5 a day”!

KitchenAid Torrent Blender smoothies on eatlivetravelwrite.comWell, I’ve had the blender less than a week and I can report that it manages raw carrots, cucumber, apples and kale with ease. Frozen fruits are made short work of too (no annoying “bits” of fruit skins floating in your smoothie!). I’m loving my daily smoothie!

The Torrent features the “Magnetic Drive” system that securely locks the pitcher in place while you’re using it. Unlike other blenders that sit on top of the motor, the pitcher slides in and out like a coffee maker, so it’s actually not as tall as a regular blender and if you have modern-sized kitchen cupboards (unlike me, sadly), there’s no need to move it out from underneath cabinets and no need to twist the pitcher into place, or hold down the lid during blending.  I’m loving the four pre-programmed, hands-free settings (smoothies, juices, soups, sauces, iced drinks, milkshakes and more).  Simply choose a program and walk away – the Torrent stops on its own.  The built-in ingredient feed means you can add new ingredients at any point during the blending process – no mess, no fuss. My only negative so far is that it’s a bit noisier than a regular blender but the fact that most of the programs are around 1 minute 30 seconds means it’s running for less time but still gets the job done.

I’m looking forward to experimenting over the next couple of weeks and sharing more tips and a recipe with you but for now – here’s the great news, dear reader: You can…

Win a KitchenAid Torrent Blender!

Because I think everyone should “smoothie all the things”, thanks to the kind folks at KitchenAid Canada, I have one KitchenAid® Torrent Blender to give away to one lucky Canadian resident!

How to enter:

There are 3 ways to enter (maximum of three entries per person for the duration of the contest).

1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me how a Torrent Blender would help you stick to your “Back to School” resolutions.
2. Tweet the following message: Enter to win a @KitchenAid_CA #TorrentBlender on @eatlivtravwrite  (Canada only) Details: http://bit.ly/WinTorrentBlender then come back to leave a separate comment letting me know you did.
3. For a third entry, follow both me (@eatlivtravwrite) and KitchenAid Canada (@KitchenAid_CA) on Instagram, then come back to leave a separate comment letting me know you did.

Eligibility and contest rules:

– Open to Canadian residents only.
– No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
– Winner will be chosen randomly (using www.random.org) from all qualified entries on Wednesday September 23rd 2015 after 6pm EST.
– Winner will be notified via email Thursday September 24th 2015 and will have 48 hours to respond to the email.
– The prize consists of of one KitchenAid® Torrent Blender in a colour of choice MSRP $599.99.

Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada sent me a Torrent Blender to use and review (full review coming soon when I announce the winner of the contest!) and will provide one (1) Torrent Blender for the winner of this contest. I have not been further compensated for writing this post and all opinions are my own.

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106 Responses to Win a new Torrent Blender from KitchenAid Canada! (CLOSED)

  1. Terri stevens September 9, 2015 at 06:44 #

    My 8 yr old son Jake would use this every morning efore school. he loves to make smoothies and has even started to add a few spinach leaves…I know, babysteps

  2. gail o gorman September 9, 2015 at 06:46 #

    Back to school after 9 long years! I need all the help I can get to find fast nourishing ways to start the day for me and my teenage kids!

  3. Terri stevens September 9, 2015 at 06:51 #

    all done. ..tweeted liked both Instagram pages now have my fingers crossed

  4. Leanne Parker September 9, 2015 at 06:54 #

    The blender would help me get back on track to healthier eating during this ‘back to school/start of fall time. I also had a summer of travel and indulging in some delicious foods, but now that we’re heading into fall, it’s time to get back on track, and making healthy smoothies would help me with that!

  5. Belinda McNabb September 9, 2015 at 07:12 #

    Wanting to eat cleaner and healthier! No added anything bad and all good stuff. I could make the best smoothies to aid in that

  6. Belinda McNabb September 9, 2015 at 07:15 #

    tweeted

    https://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/641570366528184321

  7. Belinda McNabb September 9, 2015 at 07:16 #

    following you both on instagram as prairiebelle44

  8. Tamara September 9, 2015 at 07:17 #

    Smoothies and blended juices are on my radar. I would love a tool that makes that easier!!!!!

  9. Bill law September 9, 2015 at 07:17 #

    Mardi, just sent my tweet !!!
    I’ve never owned a blender, but lately have been seeing and thinking of making things that require one. This looks like it might be the right one for us.

  10. Tamara September 9, 2015 at 07:18 #

    Tweeted!!!!

  11. Leslie Edwards September 9, 2015 at 07:18 #

    What perfect timing it would be to win the KitchenAid Torrent blender as mine has started to leak. This considerably cuts down on my smoothie making. Fall is definitely a time for new starts and eating healthy is top of the list and I can imagine how many other ways (besides my morning smoothie) this blender could help out. Soups, sauces and smoothies oh my!

  12. Tamara September 9, 2015 at 07:19 #

    Instagram likes done!!!!

  13. Leslie Edwards September 9, 2015 at 07:20 #

    following both (@eatlivtravwrite) and KitchenAid Canada (@KitchenAid_CA) on Instagram! Woo hoo!

  14. Lisa Hicks September 9, 2015 at 07:22 #

    I am the WORST at eating breakfast in the morning and the blender I currently have is no good. If I had this one, I would use it every day to make healthy soothies for breakfast.

  15. Leslie Edwards September 9, 2015 at 07:22 #

    Good news, I tweeted Enter to win a @KitchenAid_CA #TorrentBlender on @eatlivtravwrite (Canada only) Details: http://bit.ly/WinTorrentBlender !

  16. Lisa Hicks September 9, 2015 at 07:24 #

    I follow you and Kitchen Aid Canada as @reallifekitchen

  17. Deborah Hampson September 9, 2015 at 07:26 #

    This new amazing torrent blender would help me stay on track. I currently have such a horrible blender that it makes making my morning smoothie ritual such and ordeal. It doesn’t even blender the ice sadly. This would encourage me to make more smoothies and try making other non-smoothie related foods.

  18. Deborah Hampson September 9, 2015 at 07:26 #

    I already follow you both on IG as @ccculinista. Thanks 😀

  19. ceecee September 9, 2015 at 07:31 #

    My bts resolution is for the kids to make their own breakfasts….they could make morning smoothies with this!

  20. ceecee September 9, 2015 at 07:37 #

    Tweeted.@withinthekitchn

  21. ceecee September 9, 2015 at 07:39 #

    Follow both on IG. @withinthekitchen

  22. Christine September 9, 2015 at 07:46 #

    I agree Mardi but stopped because of the bits and pieces that don’t manage to blend too well. A smoothie should have a smooth consistency…..
    I do have a sweet tooth so I would love to make Desserts with this Torrent Blender!! Coffee Frappe, Mango and Yogurt Smoothie, Tropical Blueberry Smoothie …………..

  23. Christina September 9, 2015 at 08:54 #

    This would help me get back to smoothies, juices and simple soups, my current blender leaves things too chewy.

  24. Lisabeth @ The Ultimate Chocolate Blog September 9, 2015 at 10:00 #

    A new Torrent KitchenAid blender would allow me to make more homemade bean-to-bar chocolate with alternate sugars and low sugar! It is so much healthier for me and my kids than the store-bought stuff.

  25. Katie Bulmer September 9, 2015 at 10:27 #

    Mornings are hectic as classes start 8am Monday-Friday. Being in chiropractic school, I need all the help I can get to maintain my personal health and wellness, including good nutrition- and smoothies are an integral morning ritual!

  26. Mandy September 9, 2015 at 10:28 #

    This blender would help me make better smoothies for our Monday breakfast routine- smoothie day!

  27. Katie Bulmer September 9, 2015 at 10:28 #

    Tweeted!

  28. Katie Bulmer September 9, 2015 at 10:32 #

    Followed on Insta!

  29. angela m September 9, 2015 at 10:37 #

    This blender would help me by making it easier to have a smoothie in the morning for my breakfast.

  30. angela m September 9, 2015 at 10:38 #

    Tweet
    https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/641621704675078144

  31. angela m September 9, 2015 at 10:39 #

    I follow you both on instagram
    @vinyauto

  32. MaryCatherine September 9, 2015 at 11:32 #

    Tweeted!

  33. MaryCatherine September 9, 2015 at 11:34 #

    I would LOVE a Torrent Blender & it would help us stick to your “Back to School” resolutions: More fibre, less sugar and eating more green!

  34. Britt @ My Daily Randomness September 9, 2015 at 13:13 #

    Ohhhhh this blender is seriously beautiful! Can you believe I don’t even own a blender? Not sure how that happens…. This blender would definitely help me stick to my “back to school” resolution of eating healthy! I indulged in waay to much beer and sugary sweets over the summer! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  35. Jane September 9, 2015 at 13:20 #

    Just got a new Kitchenaid mixer and would love to add this blender to help create beautiful and healthy made from scratch meals!

  36. Katie September 9, 2015 at 13:24 #

    The blender would help me stay on track with back to school because I could make breakfast smoothies really quickly!

  37. Paula September 9, 2015 at 13:33 #

    I am always so rushed in the mornings so having something to help me prepare a healthy breakfast first thing would be a blessing. Thanks!

  38. Paula September 9, 2015 at 13:34 #

    BTW, I also tweeted. 😉

  39. Katie September 9, 2015 at 13:34 #

    Following both on instagram (@kbbuys)

  40. Katie September 9, 2015 at 13:46 #

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/katiebuys/status/641668846265327616

  41. Kathleen September 9, 2015 at 17:08 #

    Smoothies every morning, with the Kitchen Aid Torrents help

  42. Glogirl September 9, 2015 at 17:14 #

    This product would help me by sticking to a resolution to eat healthier and I could make healthy smoothies in a snap!

  43. Fiona Smith September 9, 2015 at 18:49 #

    Leaving the house at 6am and leaving two teenagers to get up and make their own healthy breakfasts is something I wouldn’t have to worry about if I had a Kitchen Aid Torrents, it might even encourage them to put the almonds in their smoothies, for the extra protein. My current one neither blends almonds or kale 🙁

  44. Brenda Penton September 9, 2015 at 20:17 #

    Having a Torrent Blender would make me more likely to stick to my Back to School resolution of making homemade lunches and snacks for back to school rather than purchasing prepackaged foods.

  45. Brenda Penton September 9, 2015 at 20:19 #

    I follow you both on instagram as @newfiechic

  46. Marietta Fox September 9, 2015 at 20:38 #

    My youngest son, age 16, has finally come over to the smoothie side! Need to make the most of the next 2 years while he’s still at home so we can share the love <3 What a great way to start the school year, with a gorgeous Torrent blender.

  47. Justine Navarro September 9, 2015 at 23:04 #

    I am pregnant, due in a month, and have a toddler. I have such trouble getting enough fruits and veggies (mostly veggies!) into the two (three) of us – having this blender would help SO much. Smoothies are such an easy way to get lots of nutrition, and especially once this new baby arrives, “speedy” and “easy” will be my go-to recipes!

  48. Tracey September 10, 2015 at 01:01 #

    Just having a strong blender with no mess and no fuss would help me stick to making healthy breakfast and lunch smoothies.

  49. Tracey September 10, 2015 at 01:03 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/yyz_talk/status/641839192490819585

  50. Tracey September 10, 2015 at 01:04 #

    I follow both you and KitchenAid Canada on instagram @tracey_insta_gram

  51. Amy Heffernan September 10, 2015 at 09:52 #

    It would help me stick to my routine by being able to make alot of yummy snacks and other stuff for my family!

  52. Amy Heffernan September 10, 2015 at 09:52 #

    Thank you! I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/kissifer19/status/641972466080813056

  53. Amy Heffernan September 10, 2015 at 09:53 #

    Thanks again following both on Instagram as @kissifer19
    Email–> amyjaneheffernan@gmail.com

  54. Bailey Dexter September 10, 2015 at 16:58 #

    I would love the Torrent blender for so many uses. Our family is gluten free & I make 90% of everything. With this one I could make all our soups,sauces & the family smoothies!

  55. Bailey Dexter September 10, 2015 at 16:58 #

    I tweeted!

  56. Bailey Dexter September 10, 2015 at 16:59 #

    I follow both on IG!

  57. Alex September 10, 2015 at 17:38 #

    clearly this bit of kit would help me keep a tidy kitchen. Oh and eat better!

  58. Alex September 10, 2015 at 17:39 #

    TWEETED! @ALEXBIELAK

  59. Rebby September 11, 2015 at 01:23 #

    A torrent blender would help me stay on track by helping me make breakfast and lunch smoothies!

  60. Rebby September 11, 2015 at 01:23 #

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/RebTheCatSitter/status/642206853527568384

  61. Rebby September 11, 2015 at 01:24 #

    I follow both you AND Kitchenaid on Instagram as @Rebthecatsitter

    Thanks!

  62. Jen C (@JusticeSadie) September 11, 2015 at 02:34 #

    A Torrent blender would help me stay on track with Back to school resolutions by preparing fresh Smoothies, Soups, Dressings & Sauces at home so as to not eat out or order in. Back on the Health Track. This would be a dream Machine. Thanks for the chance.

  63. Jen C (@JusticeSadie) September 11, 2015 at 02:35 #

    I Tweeted. (@JusticeSadie) https://twitter.com/JusticeSadie/status/642223783500226560

  64. ivy pluchinsky September 11, 2015 at 13:29 #

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/ivypluchinsky/status/642389358595584000

  65. ivy pluchinsky September 11, 2015 at 13:31 #

    IvyMandias follows both on instagram!

  66. ivy pluchinsky September 11, 2015 at 13:32 #

    this would help me with my morning smoothies!

  67. Kathleen September 11, 2015 at 18:13 #

    I would love a new blender for my breakfast smoothie!

  68. Kate September 12, 2015 at 08:37 #

    I would use the blender for smoothies to make sure I get a healthy breakfast on the busy mornings.

  69. Kathleen September 12, 2015 at 09:29 #

    Following on Instagram!

  70. Sara rai September 12, 2015 at 16:56 #

    I’m really bad when it comes to eating breakfast. I find the easiest ways when making breakfasts all the time. Since school started, a blender can help the whole family in getting healthier. I can make a smoothie quickly and get all the nutrients I need for a healthy start every morning.

  71. Sara rai September 12, 2015 at 16:58 #

    https://mobile.twitter.com/sararai4u/status/642802311471976448

    Tweeted:)

  72. Sara rai September 12, 2015 at 16:58 #

    Following both instagram accounts
    @sararai4u

  73. CMC September 13, 2015 at 00:06 #

    Back-to-school res + KitchenAid Torrent blender = SUCCESS

    WHY?

    Resolution 1 . Get more sleep.
    Solution to 1. Win the KitchenAid Torrent blender. Save time (1min 30s for smoothie success) thus sleep-in.

    Resolution 2. Eat breakfast.
    Solution to 2. Win the KitchenAid Torrent blender. Make smoothie, drink smoothie, dash.

    Resolution 3. Get fitter.
    Solution to 3. Win the KitchenAid Torrent blender. Science proves that eating breakfast kickstarts metabolism thus reducing the need for workouts producing torrential amounts of sweat.

  74. CMC September 13, 2015 at 00:18 #

    you’ve been tweeted!

  75. CMC September 13, 2015 at 00:21 #

    i am following you and KitchenAid on Instagram. not creepy at all.

  76. RebTee September 13, 2015 at 10:02 #

    I adore KitchenAid, and this blender is a thing of beauty. My “back to school” resolutions are underway with a new business plan, a fresh diet, and a new exercise program. It would be amazing to be able to make healthy veg and fruit smoothies at home every morning to help give me the nutrition and energy that I need to work hard on my dreams. Thank you!

  77. RebTee September 13, 2015 at 10:03 #

    Following both you and KitchenAid_ca on Instagram!

  78. RebTee September 13, 2015 at 10:08 #

    Also Tweeted! (@rebetee)

  79. Nicolle Wahl September 14, 2015 at 13:21 #

    Hi Mardi,

    I love making smoothies for my families, and my kids love them. The KitchenAid® Torrent Blender would be a HUGE improvement over my ancient blender, which is starting to smell like smoke when I try to blend frozen fruit! Please keep us in mind–we would love to add the Torrent Blender to our breakfast routine, and I’d love it for other recipes like soups and dressings!

  80. Nicolle Wahl September 14, 2015 at 13:23 #

    I just sent out the tweet!

  81. Nicolle Wahl September 14, 2015 at 13:24 #

    And I just followed you both on Instagram!

  82. Leslie W-H September 14, 2015 at 21:45 #

    I am always looking for ways to support my vegetarian 16-year old daughter in her quest for a healthy diet. This blender is an incredible tool for this challenge.

  83. Leslie W-H September 14, 2015 at 21:49 #

    I tweeted! https://twitter.com/Marmaloo3/status/643602203400273920

  84. Kathryn September 15, 2015 at 09:31 #

    Never been great on resolutions, but my ‘back to school’ or September resolution is to eat better. Having just survived a nasty gastro bug, my resolution is to get more priobiotic yogurt into me — think I see smoothies in my future.

  85. Kathryn September 15, 2015 at 09:34 #

    @kathyrun follows @KitchenAid_CA and @eatlivtravwrite on Instagram

  86. Kathryn September 15, 2015 at 09:36 #

    and tweeted @kathyrun

  87. Jen September 15, 2015 at 11:21 #

    Anything that helps us stick with the morning smoothie routine will be fantastic!!

  88. julie Lundgren September 15, 2015 at 15:54 #

    I have a smoothie everyday and i think this would be incredible, i only have a standard blender so i am limited to the stuff I am able to do. Thanks

  89. Christina D September 16, 2015 at 23:50 #

    The Torrent Blender would help me make smoothies in the morning, allowing me to consume all my nutrients for the long day ahead of me. It would also help me create protein shakes.

  90. Christina D September 16, 2015 at 23:52 #

    I follow both accounts on instagram @christinadragan

  91. joy September 18, 2015 at 07:00 #

    we could make a delicious and healthy smoothie every morning – it would be awesome!!

  92. Gena September 18, 2015 at 09:01 #

    Smoothies would be a must!

  93. Suzi September 19, 2015 at 23:26 #

    I find my morning eating is horrible so getting this blender would help me to make morning smoothies to carry with my to work and would keep me from hitting fast food drive-thru!

  94. Suzi September 19, 2015 at 23:27 #

    tweeted 🙂 https://twitter.com/JustPlainSuzi/status/645439002489802757

  95. Suzi September 19, 2015 at 23:38 #

    I follow you both on Instagram (serendipitysuzi)

  96. SueSueper September 20, 2015 at 15:20 #

    The Torrent Blender would help me ensure my kids get good nutritional breakfasts in the form or smoothies. And I would too.

  97. SueSueper September 20, 2015 at 15:21 #

    I tweeted your tweet as indicated.

    Here is the link –> https://twitter.com/SueSueper/status/645679085579038720

  98. SueSueper September 20, 2015 at 15:22 #

    I follow both you (@eatlivtravwrite) and KitchenAid Canada (@KitchenAid_CA) on Instagram.

    Here is my instagram URL –> http://instagram.com/suesueper

  99. Alicia September 20, 2015 at 15:56 #

    This Torrent blender looks like the magic tool to make the best smoothies ever. I would love to be the winner of this beautiful inspiration for getting in some much needed fruits and veg!

  100. Jody September 20, 2015 at 17:50 #

    The Torrent Blender would encourage me not to skip breakfast and make healthy smoothies.

  101. Jody September 20, 2015 at 17:50 #

    Having a Torrent Blender would encourage me not to skip breakfast

  102. Anila Sunnak September 21, 2015 at 10:24 #

    I would love to add this KitchenAid blender to my family’s morning (and anytime) routine. We love smoothies – Kale, spinach, banana,raspberry…Our current blender is just not powerful enough…. We’d love to replace it with a Torrent of Power to make these drinks and our veggie soups smoother and more delicious. Mouth feel is very important to encouraging a healthier lifestyle.

    Thanks Mardi!

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