I recently bought a Vitamix. I have been wanting one for quite sometime. I first really heard about these magic machines while living in Germany. One of our friends even spent the 800 Euros or so to get a 220v Vitamix. He's an older, retired teacher who moves around quite a bit but really enjoys life in Europe. He is in really good health and I think a lot of it has to do with all the raw fruits and vegetables he consumes.
A Vitamix is a professional blender. I was hoping to get a Vitamix for Christmas. However, life changed when I went with my dad to Costco one afternoon and they had a Vitamix demonstration. We tried about four different things. I called my husband and he said to go ahead and buy one. Thank you Husband!! To my surprise my dad also bought one! My parents have enjoyed theirs as much as we have ours. Blue Rock is also enjoying morning and evening smoothies as well as homemade ice cream.
I will say that my first Vitamix broke within 5 days. The start button stopped working. Rather than sending it in to replace we returned it to Costco. My new one has worked perfectly and hopefully it will continue to work great. Thankfully they have a 7-year warranty.
Vitamix's are expensive. We paid $499.99, for the Vitamix 6300, which is basically the Vitamix 500.
My review of the Vitamix 6300:
- Easy to use
- Has three pre-programmed settings to make it easy to "walk away" when blending
- Blends everything perfectly
- Chops and dices
- Makes ice cream and soups quick and easily
- Makes perfect smoothies
- Easy to clean
One of the main reasons I have wanted a professional grade blender is because of the health benefits. My family has been trying to avoid processed foods as much as possible. However, getting enough fruits and vegetables everyday is challenging. In Germany I had a blender and a juicer. When you juice, you lose a lot of vitamins and minerals. With the Vitamix I can blend many foods whole. I have started a new blog where I'm posting all my blender recipes. Join me as I blog about my blender adventures! Please join me at: http://everydayblender.blogspot.com/. Happy blending!