Does anyone else find the presets on the Vitamix 750 Pro less useful than they thought?
OK, I'm sitting here with two Vitamix blenders. The 750 and the 300. One is going back! I admit I mainly wanted the 750 for it's looks, but I at least hoped I would also find the presets useful. On it's looks, I also don't find the presets lighting up in pale lilac that attractive next to the stainless finish. Blue would have been cooler! The presets seem to be just time set programs more than being adapted to the temperature and ingredients in the container. For instance the soup preset will run for 7 minutes whether you need that long or not. Starting with hot liquid will overcook your soup using 7 minutes until it shuts off. The smoothie is also a set time whether you need to process that long or not. It runs longer in case you have harder to blend veggies in your smoothie. It's basically covering it's rear :-). Just as easy to stop it when you don't see any pieces spinning around. The puree I don't find useful as you want different textures for different recipes. The frozen dessert preset still needs you to stand there with a tamper. I find I don't need all that time on the cleaning preset to get the container clean.
For those who have the 750 in what way do you find the presets useful? Am I missing something in not loving those presets? I wanted to get some feedback before returning it.
I have the 7200 and I am truly in love with it. I would only consider up grading if they develop a TRUE way of damping the noise to a decent level.
I can't help but feel that the Vitemix 750 is really just a easy and quick way or "bridging the gap between Bentec and VItamix. I mean now they kinda look the same, presets, low countertop profile. I guess same thing goes for the 300.
Anyway, I guess for me the VItamix 5200 is such a powerful, simple machine and which needs human interaction to get the best results. Where as the presets, low profile etc is just taking away and dumbing down the Vitamix IMO.
I think the beauty of it is that we each can choose for ourselves. Have fun with either beast you end up with :-)
OK, so I guess it really is just me with the usefulness of these presets?. You're leading me to keep the 750, which isn't such an awful thing :-). I wish all my problems were like this! With the extra high cashback deal I got on it there's only an $80.00 difference between the 300 and the 750. It might be my imagination but it does seem a bit quieter than the 300 on the mid speeds. Would have really loved some more feedback on this quandry.
Anyone want to add their $.02? Would be much appreciated!