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Vitamix Review

This is the first rather expensive kitchen gadget we ever purchased, check out my Vitamix review. It is the Cadillac of food processing machines.

Vitamix ReviewThe first rather expensive kitchen gadget we ever purchased was the Vitamix blender. It is the Cadillac of food processing machines. It does much more than just blend and mix, it juices, and does many more food processing chores.

We bought ours after watching a thirty minute presentation at the State Fair of Texas showing the many different things these fabulous machines will do. I must admit that I am a kitchen gadget junkie and this is the ultimate in doing so many things and making your life easier and healthier, when used correctly.

With the recent information on how juicing can help lead to a healthier lifestyle, more and more people are getting into juicing. But  if you use a traditional juicer, you will be losing so much of the nutritional value of whatever you are juicing. So much of the nutrition is in the fiber that you throw away when using the traditional juicer. An example is juicing an orange. Using a traditional juicer, it takes about 5 oranges to get eight ounces of juice. But 80% of the nutrition of an orange is in the pith which is thrown out with the other pulp and fiber. The same is true for all of the other fruits and vegetables in the video below. You can also leave the skins and seeds of many fruits to get even more nutritional value out of these.

If you are not into juicing, let me recommend a book, Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. It will show you the exceptional health value of green juicing. So if you are familiar with the health benefits, why should you spend so much for a Vitamix when there are so many less expensive options. This will pulverize all of this fiber and reduce it to a liquid. You might be amazed to your new well being when you add juicing to your lifestyle.

But these are also great for your less healthy drinks, like a frozen margarita and all of the new coffee drinks. I can make a great frozen margarita as good as any bar or restaurant with one of these. And once you get yours, you can experiment and come up with your own special blends.

If you are a fan of a Dairy Queen Blizzard, those wonderful drinks from Starbucks, Jamba Juice, my favorite Orange Julius, and others, all of these use a Vitamix machine because they will do the job faster and more efficiently than other machines. And these companies know they will stand up to the heavy commercial use. These are made in the USA and come with a seven year warranty. And we can personally testify to their customer service standing behind their warranty. We had a problem with the container after six years of heavy use and they promptly sent us a brand new one at no cost.

Please view the video below that shows you a demonstration similar to the one we saw many years ago at the State Fair. The newer versions are more powerful than the one we bought over 30 years ago. But they are still ranked #1 in their category. We were watching Hell’s Kitchen the other night and Chef Ramsey awarded the members of the winning team of chefs their own brand new Vitamix mixers. I wish you could have seen their reactions when they saw what they had won. They are used by chefs around the world.

But juicing is just one of the many things they will do. Now remember I am like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to kitchen gadgets. One of the things that really amazed me was how one of these blenders could make ice cream in less than a minute. Then the same unit can make boiling soup without having a heating element. I have included another video showing it in action making ice cream. If I can find one showing how to use one to make hot soup, I will include it too.

I will not bore you with all of the technical information that will put you to sleep. Just know that this is the most powerful and longest lasting blender or food processor available. You can see all of the specifications by clicking on any of the links. There are several different models available in their line. Here is a comparison chart showing the most popular models.

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TitleVitamix 1782 TurboBlend, 2 SpeedVitamix 1363 CIA Professional Series, PlatinumVitamix 5200s Black : Featuring Variable Speed Control and Large Capacity 64oz Container - Also includes Getting Started Plus Recipe Book, Instructional DVD, and 7 Year Warranty!Vitamix Professional Series 300 with 64 Oz. Container - Ruby
ColorBlackPlatinumBlackRuby
FeatureSuper-efficient 2 peak horsepower motor
Oversize, 64-ounce container
Locking lid design for easy removal
Patented tamper tool for processing thick ingredients and to prevent air pockets from forming
Full color recipe book with over 160 recipes
This machine runs on 120 volts
Countertop blender with laser-cut stainless-steel blades
2+ peak hp motor generates blade speeds of 240 MPH
Durable construction; variable speed control
64-ounce jar; recipe books, instructional DVD, and manual included
Measures 8-3/4 by 7-1/4 by 20 inches; 7-year warranty
Speeds: 240 MPH
Jar Capacity: 64-ounce
Volts/Watts: 120 volt, 50/60 Hz 12 amps (North America)
Warranty: 7-year full warranty - Industry's best
Special Features: Cord length: 6 ft
LegalDisclaimerThe products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
ListPrice$479.00$599.00$.$629.00
ReleaseDate2011-04-15
TitleVitamix 1782 TurboBlend, 2 SpeedVitamix 1363 CIA Professional Series, PlatinumVitamix 5200s Black : Featuring Variable Speed Control and Large Capacity 64oz Container - Also includes Getting Started Plus Recipe Book, Instructional DVD, and 7 Year Warranty!Vitamix Professional Series 300 with 64 Oz. Container - Ruby
WarrantyFull 5-year warranty
Price$374.95$447.00$456.99$528.95
Rating4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
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It also cleans up in a breeze. You can put the mixing container in your dishwasher or merely add a few drops of dishwashing detergent and hot water and turn it on high to clean itself. Just rinse and it is ready to use again. Compare that to cleaning up most juicers and that alone should convince you to purchase one.

Consider all of the different machines that one of these fabulous units can replace. You will no longer need a juicer, a blender, food processor, or even a coffee grinder. Plus remember all of the things I have mentioned that most of these traditional small appliances are not able to perform. Can you make peanut butter, or even better, the healthier walnut butter with any of your present small appliances. This one amazing appliance can do so much more than your present appliances and do the things you presently do with them even quicker and more efficiently.

If you are not convinced and did not watch the videos I have presented, I encourage you to please take the few minutes to review them. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I don’t know how many a video is worth. The videos show much better than I can put into words how effective these machines are. The first video also gives some excellent advice and information about the health benefits of using this wonderful appliance.

How do you place a value on good health for you and your family. Think of how bad you can feel when you are sick. Could you avoid having so may colds or other minor ailments if you had a more healthy diet. If you have read any book or even one of the many articles on the values of nutrition, especially juicing, you re aware of the health benefits. The videos show how much more nutritious doing it with one of these wonderful machines compared to a traditional juicer. Make having a nutritious juice a part of your daily diet and see the difference in how you feel.

In fairness, as I was doing research on this article, I read about another premium blender that some have said was the best on the market. It is the Blendtec blender. Again I will depend on a video to show the comparison between the two. I know that sometimes, it just comes down to a personal preference. Since we owned one for years and really loved it, you have read my feelings. But please check out the video if you care to see a comparison between the two top blenders on the market.

You can see the reviewer of this video both owns and recommends the Vitamix as I do. I hope I have provided you enough information for you to make an informed decision. I encourage you to leave your comments below. Please check back often as we will be continually adding new products reviews of the best and coolest new, as well as some of the all time favorite kitchen gadgets.

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