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Jan 22, 2012 07:35 AM

Anyone have a Vitamix? [moved from Not About Food]

I'm interested in hearing from folks who own this appliance or its equivalent. It seems like a great alternative to a juicer (with many more uses-- soups, peanut butter, etc) but with a $400+ price tag, it's not a purchase I want to make hastily. Thoughts? Thanks!

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  1. Not at home, but at work. They are great blenders, you can really get a smooth puree, even of fairly thick things. Peanut butter might be pushing it.

    It is a very expensive blender, but if you use it a lot it's as valuable as a stand mixer or a food processor. Just helping you rationalize it :)

    1. I love mine, I use it every day for smoothies and at least once a week for soups. Its expensive, but it really is miles above most of the competition. (blendtech etc is comparable, but costs just as much)

      1. Well worth the cost, no question.

        1. I love mine. Have used it for 20 years, helps to dollar cost average

          1. Model 5200. Worth every penny. You can buy reconditioned from Vitamix as well as new.