Until recently, I haven’t given much thought to kitchen appliances because I still live with my parents. After I’m married my FI and I are moving in to a new place and need EVERYTHING. My mom owns a Mexican restaurant and when I was working there on Saturday she told me If I wanted a blender I had to get a Vitamix. I told her that was crazy…they are so expensive! So then she took me to the bar. For an entire restaurant that holds 200 plus people she has three blenders. They are all Vitamix’s. I never even noticed! She has had one for 15 years, another for 10, and her newest for 2 (that she found for 300 bucks at costco!). None of them have broken down or have had an issue and they go through beatings! They make at hundreds of margaritas and daqaries everyday! They are run through an industrial dishwasher every night. She has NEVER had a problem and she doesn’t even own the professional ones. She has owned the restaurant for 30 years and said before she bought the vitamix she was going through “professional/industrial” blenders every 6 months.
So if you need a blender…a vitamix may be expensive but it will be the last you ever buy. Plus…it is so strong it will make hot soup or ice cream.
FYI: I do not sell these I just can’t believe those are the ones we use at the restaurant and I never even noticed. I just wish they came with glass pitchers…but I registered for it anyway!
@ash23: We have a Vitamix and love it. Yes it is a substantial purchase, but it is so worth it. Ours come with a 7 year warrantee, which gives me confidence in the brand too.. I have a fresh smoothie every morning, and love that it makes soups/heats too. I really cant wait to make ice cream once the weather heats up too.. You will love it
I have a Vitamix and it is worth every penny. Cleanup is WAY easier with a one-piece blender too than the ones that come apart.
I tried out both the Vitamix and the Blendtec and even though I preferred the look of the Blendtec (which does carry a lot of weight with me), I really preferred the Vitamix overall and returned the Blendtec. I liked the mechanical knobs rather than the electronics and it just felt more substantial.
We are not registering and my only regret is that I can’t register for a Vitamix! haha I am the smoothie queen and have learned that you DEFINITELY get what you pay for when it comes to blenders. My fiance had his parents’ old blender from the 70s (olive green and all) until last year and that thing was built like a tank! I guess its true that they don’t make things like they used to…
Which Vitamix do you ladies prefer? I think there is a 750, 500, 300, and maybe a 250? I’m not looking to run a restaurant, but our blender gets some pretty heavy useage now (at a minimum once every morning for a daily smoothie) Any opinions?
@StuffWithScout: I can’t remember which model I have (got it at Costco), but if you’re looking to keep it on your counter, be sure you check the height! Some models are too tall to fit under standard cabinets. The one I have does fit, they made the blender jar a little shorter I believe.
I have an old Vitamix from the 60s that I got at a garage sale for $5. It works darned good and looks really cool – reminds me of an airstream! Only downsides are it doesn’t have as many settings and no accessories.
We love our Vitamix. I don’t think we ever would have bought it ourselves (it was a housewarming gift from my boyfriend’s uncle), but we absolutely love having it. We use it to make healthy sorbets, soups, sauces, hummus, smoothies and so many other things.