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    Is a Vita-Mix worth the $$$'s?

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    Chef #1010057
    Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:16 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Bella14Ragazza wrote:
    I don't have one but WOW those are really expensive. $600+ for a blender?!!! I'd worry about the polycarbonate container part breaking if I dropped it really hard or it fell off a shelf. I have polycarbonate waterbottles and although they are tough, I wouldn't want to drop them on a tile floor or anything like that.


    Hello,

    I am a Vita-Mix show demonstrator.

    You can pick up a brand new 5200 Vita-Mix (our most up to date model) for $395 at a wholesale club like Sam's or Costco.

    In between every sample I make at a show (50-60 times a day) I bang the container upside down against a table leg to knock the rinse water out of it. It's very durable and I would have no concerns about dropping the container on a tile floor.

    The new "plastic" is an Eastman Tritan copolymer (which does not release PBAs). Here is some information on this "plastic":

    http://www.eastman.com/Company/News_Center/News_Archive/2007/English/Product_News/071024c.htm

    Blessings,
    Lea Ann Savage
    www.VitaMixLady.com
    Chef #1010057
    Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:50 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    faith58 wrote:
    I have a cheaper juicer, is that what the vitamix does? I always looked at the jack lalane ones but never did purchase one.
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    A Vita-Mix liquifies the fiber and it remains in the drink.

    Take it from someone who has a Champion Juicer (one of the better juicers on the market) - the BEST feature of the Vita-Mix (when compared to a juicer) is how easy it is to clean. I use my Champion 2-3 times a year... I use my Vita-Mix 2 -3 times A DAY - it's that easy to clean!

    Fiber slows the release of sugar into your bloodstream - this helps keep you feeling full and gives a more steady supply of energy. Know anyone who wants to lose weight and have more energy?

    Juice without the fiber is "natural sugar water" - it may be natural, but it is still mostly sugar water!

    Regards,
    Lea Ann Savage
    www.VitaMixLady.com
    Chef #1191175
    Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:06 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi, ****Vitamix FREE Shipping Coupon****

    If you are looking for a Vitamix (and there is not a Costco around or they aren't carrying them) your best bet is to order direct from the company website where you can get the latest model factory reconditioned Vitamix 5200's with the FULL 7 year warranty. If you use the coupon code 06-003894 at checkout you get FREE shipping. They cost $379 dollars compared to the $449 dollar new ones and you would never know the difference. They also come with a great startup DVD and a big professionally done binder with tons of great recipes. To get the free shipping you simply put in the coupon code at checkout. To find the factory reconditioned Vitamix 5200 blenders on the Vitamix.com website click on the "special deals" link and then on the "Great deals on factory reconditioned Vitamix 5200". Or you can follow the link below which takes you to the same place.Let me know if you have any questions.

    https://secure.vitamix.com/acb/stores/4/Factory-Reconditioned-Vita-Mix-5200-White-or-Black-P862C119.aspx

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    KrisBrock
    Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:49 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    They look so tempting. What is the difference between a Vita-Mix and a food processor? I can only see that you cant do lots of liquid in the food processor and it's a pain to clean.

    What are your thoughts?
    Thanks!
    foodydave
    Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:24 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    It is totally worth it! I use mine at least once a day, for everything from smoothies (of course) to chopped onions for recipes, etc. You can even make peanut butter in it.

    It also comes with a 7 year warranty. Before my Vitamix, I went through a blender every year or two...

    You can also get free shipping (normally $25) with a vitamix promotion code from online affiliates like www.rawblends.com
    Ischade64
    Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:09 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Absolutely worth every penny. I would not consider another machine, ever. Be warned... It will spoil you and everyone it comes in contact with. I use mine daily. And like you, I wondered if it would be worth the money, so I was hesitant to buy one, but finally did, and my only regret is that I waited so long to get it!! Customer service is top-notch, and I can't rave enough about the machine. To call it a "blender" is an insult!
    Cilantro in Canada
    Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:08 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    We love our Vita Mix too. Honestly we use it mostly for smoothies and soup. But it breaks the food down so well that when we add greens, like kale to the smoothie, you never know it is there. Even my husband loves it. When I make soup in the vita mix it is hot and steamy in 7 minutes as the company claims.

    Cilantro
    StarChefMike
    Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:24 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Yes! If you haven't made your purchase yet, I found a great site that helps you compare the different Vitamix packages. There are a ton and frankly it's a little confusing.

    They also offer a Vitamix promotion code which will get you $25 off shipping costs.

    You won't regret getting one, trust me! It's completely changed the way I cook!
    kusum874
    Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:43 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi all,
    I have a small problem and thought you can help me to figure it out.

    In this website, http://www.vitamix5000.org/ it gives some general information about the Vitamix 5000 blender. I think that website's purpose is to promote Vitamix 5000 and in general Vitamix blenders. But in their review section and Comparison of Blendtec vs Vitamix, I felt that Blendtec gives good features and one important fact is it is cheaper than the Vitamix.

    I appreciate you can kindly point out if I am wrong or right.

    Thank you
    Kusum
    **Tinkerbell**
    Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:39 pm
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    kusum874 wrote:
    Hi all,
    I have a small problem and thought you can help me to figure it out.

    In this website, http://www.vitamix5000.org/ it gives some general information about the Vitamix 5000 blender. I think that website's purpose is to promote Vitamix 5000 and in general Vitamix blenders. But in their review section and Comparison of Blendtec vs Vitamix, I felt that Blendtec gives good features and one important fact is it is cheaper than the Vitamix.

    I appreciate you can kindly point out if I am wrong or right.

    Thank you
    Kusum


    Hi Kusum!
    I was just asked about whether I would recommend one over the other a few days ago. I have a very old Vitamix, but there are two factors that I don't like about it, that the Blendtec solves. The VM base is far too heavy, and it's much too loud. It still works great, so I'm hard pressed to buy a new one of either just yet. However, when I am in the market, I'll be switching to the Blendtec.
    *Tink
    kusum874
    Fri May 10, 2013 11:36 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thank you Tink! I am just wondering, isn't the heavy base is more stable over the other? But I think you gave your opinion after using both blenders icon_smile.gif
    - Kusum
    **Tinkerbell**
    Sat May 11, 2013 1:54 pm
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    kusum874 wrote:
    Thank you Tink! I am just wondering, isn't the heavy base is more stable over the other? But I think you gave your opinion after using both blenders icon_smile.gif
    - Kusum


    I was misleading there, the BlendTec isn't a lightweight, so I don't worry about it being unstable.
    However, the base for my VM is a tank and so heavy to lift. icon_smile.gif
    Jacqueline in KY
    Sat May 11, 2013 9:46 pm
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    Your comment that it was very old tells me why it is so heavy. Mine is not that heavy and I think it is well worth ever penny I spent on it. We all must remember that older appliances usually are heavier than the newer ones. I just went and made sure it wasn't all that heavy and I can lift it with the arm that I had surgery on so that tells me it is not all that heavy.
    katie in the UP
    Sun May 19, 2013 5:30 pm
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    The weight of the stainless steel 3600 was one of the reasons I went with the new one. Second reason...it fits under the counter and I can keep it out (and use it much more often). Third I love LOVE the tamper.....to push foods down and never worry about getting into the blades.
    Lastly...it's RED!! icon_cool.gif
    Jacqueline in KY
    Sun May 19, 2013 6:22 pm
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    Katie I'd love to have a new one because of the fact it fits under the counter.
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