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  • Anyone have a vitamixer? Worth it?

    I have been looking into buying a vitamixer for a while as a gift to myself, but they are really expensive compared to a lot of other juicers out there...however, if the claims are true, then it's well worth the extra cash.

    Anyone own one? Is it worth it? Do you use it as often as you think you would?

    I am a big health freak as far as taking vitamins/minerals/supps for overall health and not just for performance, and have been really trying to eat more veggies. I think this would make it a lot easier to do.

    Also, I am a new uncle, and I help raise my niece (One year old). I thought it would be nice to be able to make her home made juices instead of store-bought-sugar-infused crap.


    Should I invest in a vitamixer, or go with something less "top of the line"?

    Anyone share any experience?

    Here's a link in case anyone doesn't know anything about the vitamixer:
    http://www.vitamix.com/

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    I've used the "Magic Bullet" many times, and I thought it was the best, though kinda small.

    Are these supposedly better?
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    • #3
      If you will use it buy it. I am very convinced of the benifits of "juicing"


      edit: holy shit 400+$
      i cant see a 400 dollar blender
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      • #4
        On line the Vita mixer gets great reviews. Montel Williams is hocking his version. It's a lot cheaper, but I don't know if it is as good.
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        • #5
          I've owned a Vitamix 5000 for about 4-5 years now. Best blender I've owned hands down. I mix up large batches of pancake batter in there an never had a hitch. Once or twice the motor has automatically shut off, but the unit wasn't the worse for wear.

          I used to burn through blenders pretty easily and would have to make half batches of thicker stuff. (I'm the kind of guy who will carry in 20 bags of groceries at once rather than making two trips.)

          In my mind, rather than buying 4-5 blenders over the next ten years, I just bought this one (with some encouragement from a friend who'd had one for about a decade) and am glad I did.

          The model I have is the bare bones version. I think it was about $200-250 when I got it on special at a demo at Costco. It might have been over $300 online.

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          • #6
            I have one as well and they are awesome. We use to use it daily and make protein shakes for the kids with spinach and they never knew. The only thing that has gone wrong is the variable speed adjuster was going bad. We called them and they sent us a new unit or fixed ours free (have to ask wife which it was) even though we had it for years. No questions asked. I don't recall what there warranty is but that was great service.

            Also I think this is what Jamba Juice uses.
            Last edited by DirtyJohnson; 12-12-2011, 03:54 AM.


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            • #7
              Out of curiosity, what are the claims?

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              • #8
                Check out "waring" blenders. Better made, more power!

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                • #9
                  I've used a vitamix and a magic bullet and there is no comparison. The vitamix can blend up frozen bananas 3 or 4 at a time right out of the freezer without a problem. It is well worth it in my opinion.

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                  • #10
                    How about vs the "blendtec" I often see these two compared.

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                    • #11
                      Don't own one personally, but we have very close friends who have one. They used it non-stop the first couple of months and I know have tapered off since then. She actually makes soups with it. I don't know if it's a special model with an element, or if its just the heat generated from the blades, but the soup actually cooks while it's blending. I thought it would be a great idea to try to pound some extra food....throw a couple cooked chicken breasts in with the other ingredients to make whatever sort of thick soup you prefer and you've got a bunch of extra protein minus the chewing.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Quadriceps View Post
                        Out of curiosity, what are the claims?
                        Basically, that there is zero waste product, and the skin is acutally juiced enoughed to drink as well, and juicing in essence is infinetly easier.

                        It can juice damn near anything...nice and fine too.

                        Essentially, it's the best juicer out there...that's the claims. LOL


                        Thanks for the responses everyone. I have found someone selling one brand new still in packaging for almost 50% of listed price, so I have some thinking to do.

                        I appreciate any more comments also

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                        • #13
                          Check out "waring". Best blenders hands down. Far more powerful and better built than vitamix.

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                          • #14
                            Have one- Greatest blender ever. I don't know how many blenders i had before this one but one of the worst things with blenders is the cleanup. Not this one. Hands down the best feature is the cleanup.
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                            • #15
                              It's the Rolls Royce of all blenders. As with any other investments, it's totally worth it if you maximize its use and can benefit from it.

                              My wife and I picked one up early last year and use it quite often to prepare shakes, juices, baby food purees, soup, cake batter, cocktail drinks and other food items. The blender actually comes with a pretty lengthy recipe book and you'll be amazed at what it can be used for.

                              The motor is industrial strength, which allows it to fine blend almost anything, which yields no waste unlike most juicers. If you can secure one at 50% off it's original cost, that is a fantastic deal!
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