We debated about purchasing the Vitamix for a long time because of the price-but I am so glad we did. We use it at least once a day! And if you like to make soup, it's definitely worth it. I make brocolli cheese and corn chowder soups and would have to transfer to the blender to process - and because of the heat, the top of the blender blew off more than once - but not with the VItamix. Worth its weight in gold.
I said I would never purchase this blender, because it is very expensive. However, I found a great deal on it at Costco, and now I'm hooked! It is by far the best blender ever! As a busy mom, I've used it to make baby food for my children. I can also make "healthy ice cream" for them using frozen fruits. It blends it into smooth fruity ice cream. My kids love it. I make healthy smoothies containing a lot of ingredients, including various seeds. It will totally mix the seeds into my smoothie, unlike my former blender. I have also made pureed soups. If you leave the mixture in for 3 to 5 minutes, it will heat up and make amazing soup. I use it up to three times every day. It is certainly one of my favorite kitchen appliances, and is well worth it!
I bought a refurbished one online, and they even offered easy payment plan.
Now - for the blender -It is superior to any other that I have used.
Mine is red - and I leave it on the counter always.
Each morning I blend some orange juice with a banana, an apple and some ice, the top with some spinach.
Even my husband enjoys his morning smoothies - which he calls a frostie - and he doesn't mind the green either
Love it! It blends perfectly no chunks. Various settings like cold and heat. Comes with a great recipe book for soups and even sorbet! Money well spent
We love our vitamix. Every morning we grab our greens from the garden to make our smoothies. I especially love how it blends everything down so there are no little pieces. Best blender we've ever owned.
This is truly the best blender ever! Can blend anything into completely smooth consistency in seconds! I use this every day and have not regretted making the big purchase. Very expensive price upfront, but when you break it down into per use price it is more than worth it. If you are thinking about buying one, do it! It will change your life for the better. :)
This is a wonderful machine. I use it to make smoothies, grind flour, custards, sauces, soup, dressing, pesto's - you name it, I've made it in the Vitamix! I am very happy on most levels. It cuts quickly and efficiently and is a good all-rounder.
My only negatives would be, that 1, it can be difficult to clean. I suppose I compare it to a Thermomix which a lot of my family owns and they are very easy to clean, so in comparison, this isn't so easy depending on what you have used it for. I find the easiest thing is to clean it with is boiling water immediately or take the entire thing apart. Also, the Vitamix doesn't have scales, so everything has to be measured first whereas, as Thermomix does. That, however, is just a minor flaw.
Overall, it is a very good machine and is worth very penny!
I purchased my Vitamin from the shopping channel over a year ago. BEST THING I HAVE EVER BOUGHT!
Smoothies, to soup, shreds cheese, even fancy iced capp drinks. It fits on my countertop and got it in a colour that matches my style!
Pricey appliance, but if you use your blender almost daily as I do for soups and smoothies than this product is worth every penny. You can purchase one that heats up the contents, but to me it wasn't worth the additional cost.
Vitamin is the best blender money can buy! Sure it's expensive but you get what you pay for. We use the Vitamix everyday. It will grind anything into a liquid for juicing...so nothing wasted. Make delicious whipped cream in about 30 secs and fresh homemade butter in minutes. This blender will last a lifetime, you will likely need to get additional containers over time but overall it is worth every penny!
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