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Vitamix Professional Series 500 Blender or Magimix by Robot-Coupe 5200 XL Food Processor?

littleprotege Dec 7, 2011 09:49 AM

Okay...so mommy dearest is asking me what I want for Christmas. :D

Unfortunately I have to pick one. *super sad face* :((((

We have both a food processor and a blender at home but they're both equally crappy. I use them both regularly so picking based on how often I use a blender and food processor is out of the question. Which should I ask for? I was originally going to ask for these amazing Dior Homme boots but Williams Sonoma is having a sale so Im taking my chance on the Vitamix and Magimix which I've been fantasizing about for ages. They're 25% off if my order is $500+.

Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor, 16-Cup

Vitamix Professional Series 500 Blender

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  1. dcrb RE: littleprotege Dec 7, 2011 11:31 AM

    Which would you use the most?

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    1. re: dcrb
      Rella RE: dcrb Dec 7, 2011 12:27 PM

      Just looking at the video for the Magimix, the features demonstrated look almost identical to my KitchenAid food processor. I've had probably three Cuisinart food processors before I bought this one quite a few years ago. I love it and it is still going strong. Mine is not a 16 cup, which I would like. The model I have now has been discontinued for a newer model.

      I also have a Vitamix. I would never give up the Vitamix for a food processor.

      1. re: dcrb
        littleprotege RE: dcrb Dec 7, 2011 12:50 PM

        I have a food processor and a blender already and use them both equally. Like I said, since i used both equally as often picking based on how often I would use them doesn't really work well here.

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          dcrb RE: littleprotege Dec 7, 2011 01:00 PM

          Two things I would never do with our Vitamix is make dough and chop meat, both of which it can do (supposedly). I would lean toward the food processor since it is more capable on these tasks as well as slicing and shredding. But I would figure out a way to get the Vitamix as well since I find it superior for working with liquids/sauces. Tough choice. For the record, we have the Cuisinart 20 cup DLC-X as well as the original from 1976, or thereabouts and still use it for smaller tasks.

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            Rella RE: littleprotege Dec 7, 2011 01:01 PM

            Between the two - go for the Magimix. OK, there, I've said it.

        2. SanityRemoved RE: littleprotege Dec 8, 2011 10:14 PM

          I would make sure your total is $500 or more and not 499.95. Also make sure the 25% off is off the entire bill and not the lower of two items.

          Like you I want both, but I would have to say Magimix.

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          1. re: SanityRemoved
            Gracie916 RE: SanityRemoved Dec 9, 2011 07:18 AM

            It's has some exclusions. I just spend $507.00 on WS yesterday and got my 25% off. My grandma bought x2 Vitamix Pro 500 at WS (one for her and one for me) two months ago. We got 10% off back then (she's really rich, so $ is never an issue for her). I absolutely love my Vitamix Pro 500, and have made butternut squash soup, california salsa, straberry sorbet, peach yogur smoothy...the list goes on.

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            cutipie721 RE: littleprotege Dec 8, 2011 10:48 PM

            Get both then. 30% off $1k, probably end up costing the same as your original Dior boots!

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