(Closed) Does anyone have a Vitamix blender (or something similar)?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t but I want one my friend has one and she loves it, you really can’t compare anything to it. I juice more than I blend so I haven’t been able to convince myself I need this.

Post # 4
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have one… got it at Costco; and it’s pretty amazing. 🙂 Would definitely recommend it; I think WS is now carrying thme.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Oh man, I love the vitamix. I dont have one but I would LOVE one. I didn’t even think about adding it to the registry…good idea

Post # 8
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Busy bee

We have a KitchenAid blender at home and it works great! We love making smoothies, even alcoholic ones, with frozen fruit and some ice cream and milk. I use a food processor as well, but I heard the Vitamix can do the job of a blender and food processor. You can make nut butters or hummus in it as well! Almond butter is so expensive to buy, I love to make my own!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I used to make smoothies every morning for breakfast with mine.  Then I realized that there was so much fruit in them, that they really weren’t that healthy (lots of extra calories) and probably made me gain weight.  But I tried tons of blenders before the Vitamix and none could do the things it does or get frozen fruit as smooth.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Since you said you have a juicer and don’t use it I’m curious…why do you think you’d use this blender? If you just need something for basic blending needs I think you can go with one at a much lower cost. Vitamix is awesome because it can do the leafy greens and harder to blend stuff. My cheapy walmart blender will make fruit smoothies.

Post # 12
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MM423:  OMG… everything. I think i could pulverize a brick in that thing if i wanted to! Juices/veggie smoothies/salsa,.. My mom makes this “healthy smoothie” of everything but the kitchen sink in hers and used to have all of us drink it. It’d have spinach/veggies/broccoli/etc. My dad managed to lower his cholesterol and high blood pressure since it was a faster way of getting a lot more fiber+ veggies down.

I also make soups/fantastic hot chocolate in mine. I think I use it more than my food processor right now since it has less pieces to wash. Down side is that the blade isn’t removeable so you have to be careful cleaning around it down there.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

My mom got one and then bought one for my sister and will help me to get one. We love it! We use it all the time for smoothies, as a food processor. Definitely worth the money. It’s super easy to clean too. I just put some water in and turn it on. 

Post # 15
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1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MM423:  it does but sometimes there’s still residue underneath especially when I pulverize sticky things ie chocolate/hummus/nut butters. I think that’s the only downside to the vitamix. I was in Jamba the other day and realized that they used Vitamix blenders!

Also over time, the plastic container will stain. Hasn’t happened to mine but my mom’s has taken on a strange green tint…. she also make veggies smoothies every morning and has done that for the last 6-7 years.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got one for our wedding from my parents… I’m obsessed with it!!! I make smoothies and soups and sauces yummm

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