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  1. #1
    Debbie Guest

    Default Vita Mix Blender

    Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the power of
    it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for an
    addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year warranty. Would like an
    opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.

    Debbie


  2. #2
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    On 2010-01-24, Debbie <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the power of
    > it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for an
    > addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year warranty. Would like an
    > opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.


    My mom has one, but I'm sorry to say I can give you no feedback, as I've
    never used it. I may drag it out this Spring.

    I do recall old tv commercials that said they'd do everthing but mix
    concrete. With the very powerful motor, I'm sure they're back in
    vogue for stuff like smoothies which can bog down a regular blender.
    Since they been around for something like 30-40 yrs, I imagine you
    could pick up one on craigslist or ebay at 30-60% off the absurdly
    expensive new price.

    nb

  3. #3
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender


    "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hjibc5$1s2$[email protected]..
    > Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the power
    > of it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for
    > an addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year warranty. Would like
    > an opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.



    I knew somebody who had one of the old steel models. They never used it.
    Get one used on eBay from somebody who ate the cost for a new one. You'll
    rarely use it unless you really like margaritas and frozen daiquiris. You
    can always sell it used on eBay later.

    Paul



  4. #4
    Debbie Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender


    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hjifki$bhp$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hjibc5$1s2$[email protected]..
    >> Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the power
    >> of it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for
    >> an addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year warranty. Would
    >> like an opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.

    >
    >
    > I knew somebody who had one of the old steel models. They never used it.
    > Get one used on eBay from somebody who ate the cost for a new one. You'll
    > rarely use it unless you really like margaritas and frozen daiquiris. You
    > can always sell it used on eBay later.
    >
    >

    Thanks. I don't do E-bay. If anyone is gonna get taken advantage of, that
    would be me.. so I stay away. :-)

    Debbie


  5. #5
    Debbie Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender


    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:8i37n.17720$[email protected]..
    > On 2010-01-24, Debbie <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the power
    >> of
    >> it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for an
    >> addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year warranty. Would like
    >> an
    >> opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.

    >
    > My mom has one, but I'm sorry to say I can give you no feedback, as I've
    > never used it. I may drag it out this Spring.
    >
    > I do recall old tv commercials that said they'd do everthing but mix
    > concrete. With the very powerful motor, I'm sure they're back in
    > vogue for stuff like smoothies which can bog down a regular blender.
    > Since they been around for something like 30-40 yrs, I imagine you
    > could pick up one on craigslist or ebay at 30-60% off the absurdly
    > expensive new price.
    >


    I don't do the E-bay thing, cause I seem to attract people who take
    advantage of others and don't want that hassle. The reason I am looking at
    them is that I have bad arthritis of the spine and other joints. I have
    pain and pins and needles radiating down my arm and can't do the chopping
    and mixing like I used to. If this would do the job for me, then it might
    be the way to go. I prefer hands on to machine, but my body is beginning
    its revolt. :-(

    Debbie


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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 15:43:24 -0500, "Debbie"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the power of
    >it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for an
    >addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year warranty. Would like an
    >opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.
    >
    >Debbie


    It definitely has its uses.
    It will turn dried mushrooms or tomatoes into powder. Using the tough
    trimming from fresh asparagus it will make soup with no noticeable
    fiber. Starting with warm water it will make the soup mouth burning
    hot.
    Smoothies and milk shakes are a breeze.
    Basically it's a very powerful blender but, I'd never consider blowing
    $600 on one. I can say that because I picked up a Model 3600 in mint
    condition at a local thrift store for really cheap. As I remember, the
    price tag was $20.00 but it was 50% off everything day. 10 bucks was a
    real deal.
    In the final analysis, it spends far more time under its cover than it
    does working.

    Ross.

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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    On Jan 24, 3:43*pm, "Debbie" <MollyMoll...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Has anyone got one of these? * *http://www.vita-mix.com/I love the power of
    > it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for an
    > addition $99 in my burg. * It comes with a 7 year warranty. *Would like an
    > opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.
    >
    > Debbie



    Before you buy, where will you store it? How heavy is it, to haul
    in and out of a cupboard - or do you want to grant it counter room?
    What do you plan to do with it which a food processor can't do? Think
    upon these things.


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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    On Sun 24 Jan 2010 04:52:04p, notbob wrote in rec.food.cooking
    <news:8i37n.17720$[email protected]>:

    > Since they been around for something like 30-40 yrs, I imagine you
    > could pick up one on craigslist or ebay at 30-60% off the absurdly
    > expensive new price.
    >


    Thanks for the idea. I buy stuff on eBay but didn't think of it for
    this. I'm watching a few used ones right now. I want to try the green
    smoothies.

  9. #9
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    On Sun 24 Jan 2010 06:51:32p, Debbie wrote in rec.food.cooking
    <news:hjimch$71n$[email protected]>:

    > Thanks. I don't do E-bay. If anyone is gonna get taken
    > advantage of, that would be me.. so I stay away. :-)


    I have never had a problem with eBay. They use the word of mouth
    method for critiquing sellers, and they really do strive for
    excellent feedback. I think it's the best way to buy things. My only
    beef is sometimes they jack up the shipping costs, so you have to
    watch that.

  10. #10
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender


    "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hjimch$71n$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hjifki$bhp$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:hjibc5$1s2$[email protected]..
    >>> Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the
    >>> power of it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the
    >>> grinder for an addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year
    >>> warranty. Would like an opinion from an actual owner before I commit to
    >>> $600.

    >>
    >>
    >> I knew somebody who had one of the old steel models. They never used it.
    >> Get one used on eBay from somebody who ate the cost for a new one.
    >> You'll rarely use it unless you really like margaritas and frozen
    >> daiquiris. You can always sell it used on eBay later.
    >>
    >>

    > Thanks. I don't do E-bay. If anyone is gonna get taken advantage of,
    > that would be me.. so I stay away. :-)
    >


    You just check their feedback score. Bad feedback is death on eBay. Also,
    if you use PayPal everything is insured up to 2,000.00. I bought my Jag on
    eBay. It really can be trusted if you follow a few simnple rules: feedback
    better than 99%, no negs in less than 6 months, seller has had more than 100
    sales.

    Paul

    Paul



  11. #11
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    Debbie wrote:
    >
    > Thanks. I don't do E-bay. If anyone is gonna get taken advantage of, that
    > would be me.. so I stay away. :-)


    I've bought tons of stuff on eBay. It has changed
    my idea about how honest people are. By in large,
    they are far more honest than I would have expected.

    Too bad eBay has screwed up the software so much
    in the last 2-3 years. It used to be lightning fast,
    but now it's reeeaaaallly slow. I lost an auction
    today against no other bidders because eBay could
    not accept a bid within 30 seconds of the auction end.

    Somebody should start an auction service like the old
    eBay. Then, everybody would use that. I sure would.

    I can't imagine voting for Meg Whitman in the next
    election. If she ebay-izes the California government,
    that would be a total disaster.

  12. #12
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the power
    > of it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for
    > an addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year warranty. Would
    > like an opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.



    Were I gonna spend $600 for a blender it had damn well better be an
    Evinrude.

    There is nothing you will do in a home kitchen with a $600 Vitamix
    that you can't do just as well with a $100 Oster... or for that matter
    any yard sale blender you can pick up for like $5. A blender is nice
    to have but at home you're not going to use it all that often or for
    anything needs enough power to drive a 14' runabout... the
    Vitamix is even way overkill for a busy barroom.... even the cheapest
    no-name blender you can buy brand new in the housewares aisle of any
    stupidmarket for $9.95 will whip up any smoothie/bar drink you can
    toss at it. Even if it dies after five years and you buy another
    $10 blender every five years after 50 years you will still be ahead of
    that $600 Vitamix. I have an Oster I bought more than 45 years ago
    for $50, I doubt I've used it more than 450 times and it never failed
    at blending anything I asked it to. If you were going to be operating
    one of thse tropical fuit smoothie joints in midtown Manhattan that
    makes smoothies non stop 24/7 then I'd suggest you buy a commercial
    blender, and it still wouldn't cost nearly $600 and you can write off
    the cost. But hey, if you have more dollars than brain cells, and
    boasting is important to you, then by all means go for that $600
    Vitamix. Actually there are far more powerful/expensive blenders than
    Vitamix.

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    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender


    "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sun 24 Jan 2010 06:51:32p, Debbie wrote in rec.food.cooking
    > <news:hjimch$71n$[email protected]>:
    >
    >> Thanks. I don't do E-bay. If anyone is gonna get taken
    >> advantage of, that would be me.. so I stay away. :-)

    >
    > I have never had a problem with eBay. They use the word of mouth
    > method for critiquing sellers, and they really do strive for
    > excellent feedback. I think it's the best way to buy things. My only
    > beef is sometimes they jack up the shipping costs, so you have to
    > watch that.


    That's actually a scam. Seller's fees are based on the auction price. So
    they will do a buy it now auction for a dollar but the shipping is 65.00.
    I heard eBay was reining that in but that was last year and it is still
    going on. Also, never, ever assume eBay prices are competitive. They very
    often are not. I have seen some things look like a great deal until I do a
    quick search and find the same thing cheaper elsewhere.

    Paul



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    Steve B Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender


    "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hjimch$71n$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hjifki$bhp$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:hjibc5$1s2$[email protected]..
    >>> Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the
    >>> power of it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the
    >>> grinder for an addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year
    >>> warranty. Would like an opinion from an actual owner before I commit to
    >>> $600.

    >>
    >>
    >> I knew somebody who had one of the old steel models. They never used it.
    >> Get one used on eBay from somebody who ate the cost for a new one.
    >> You'll rarely use it unless you really like margaritas and frozen
    >> daiquiris. You can always sell it used on eBay later.
    >>
    >>

    > Thanks. I don't do E-bay. If anyone is gonna get taken advantage of,
    > that would be me.. so I stay away. :-)
    >
    > Debbie


    Then you're the type of sucker that would pay full boat for a Vita Mix.
    BTW, did you know they will cure insanity? Diabetes? Hemorrhoids? Just
    listen to the sales pitch.

    It's an overpriced high speed blender.

    Steve



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    DrT
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    Default vitamix blender

    i own a vitamix 5200 blender
    i've also owned the 4000 model

    i love my vitamix 5200
    it gets used daily more than once

    i've saved a lot actually not buying things that i used to out
    and it's easy to do raw and cooked things fast. cleaning is quick.

    i used this code 06-004658
    and i got free shipping on my whole order and went with 3 payments to make it easier.

    i have had the 4000 for many years and actually prefer the new clear container on the 5200 to the older stainless steel 4000 cause i can see in &
    it's bpa free

    hope that helps.

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    DrT
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    Default

    oh p.s. i completely disagree with brooklyn1 about a cheapy mixer being able to do what the vitamix can do
    no way.
    other than spending enuf to buy a vm by buying 5 cheap ones that'll both burn out and never pulverize anything smoothly
    i think brooklyn1 has never had the need for a vitamix and so of course an oster will do.
    but if you want to blend smoothies and add greens or mix anything frozen or make pnut butter or ice cream
    you can't beat the power and versitility of the vm.
    my 2 cents
    no disrespect intended
    but i've owned both kinds and there's NO comparison!

  17. #17
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender


    "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    |
    | "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | news:hjimch$71n$[email protected]..
    | >
    | > "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | > news:hjifki$bhp$[email protected]..
    | >>
    | >> "Debbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | >> news:hjibc5$1s2$[email protected]..
    | >>> Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the
    | >>> power of it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the
    | >>> grinder for an addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year
    | >>> warranty. Would like an opinion from an actual owner before I commit to
    | >>> $600.
    | >>
    | >>
    | >> I knew somebody who had one of the old steel models. They never used it.
    | >> Get one used on eBay from somebody who ate the cost for a new one.
    | >> You'll rarely use it unless you really like margaritas and frozen
    | >> daiquiris. You can always sell it used on eBay later.
    | >>
    | >>
    | > Thanks. I don't do E-bay. If anyone is gonna get taken advantage of,
    | > that would be me.. so I stay away. :-)
    | >
    | > Debbie
    |
    | Then you're the type of sucker that would pay full boat for a Vita Mix.
    | BTW, did you know they will cure insanity? Diabetes? Hemorrhoids? Just
    | listen to the sales pitch.
    |
    | It's an overpriced high speed blender.
    |
    | Steve

    ....The hemorrhoid attachment is weird.

    pavane



  18. #18
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    On Jan 24, 12:43*pm, "Debbie" <MollyMoll...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Has anyone got one of these? * *http://www.vita-mix.com/I love the power of
    > it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for an
    > addition $99 in my burg. * It comes with a 7 year warranty. *Would like an
    > opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.
    >
    > Debbie


    I own one. I use it every day because I do green smoothies and you
    need a 2 horsepower motor to blend green stuff.
    I make fruit smoothies for breakfast, green smoothies to take to work
    for lunch and snacks and vegetable smoothies for anytime. It's made
    a big difference in my health.

    I leave mine on the counter because I use it all the time. The base
    is heavy, after all it is a 2 hp motor. But it's good looking so I
    don't mind.

    Here's where I bought mine. You can get the Turbo Blend for a great
    price here. If you want more bells and whistles they have a great
    price on the other ones as well. But the Turbo Blend 4500 is all you
    will ever need, really. If you want to grind your own grain there is
    also a grain blade container for an additional price. I have not
    bought the grain container yet, but I'm going to.

    http://www.coolshinystuff.com/vitamix/

    If you can find one on eBay for less than you can get on on the above
    website, go for it. But it's the best price I've found.


    Contrary to the snide remarks made above, this is not an overpriced
    blender. I had one in my restaurant as well, it is the blender used
    by most restaurants and Starbucks. It is professional grade and will
    last a lifetime. The blender jar is made of polycarbonate and does
    not outgas like other blenders. It is a powerful piece of
    equipment. Well worth the money in my humble opinion.

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender

    On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 22:50:44 -0500, "pavane"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >...The hemorrhoid attachment is weird.


    It does prostates too.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  20. #20
    Debbie Guest

    Default Re: Vita Mix Blender


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 15:43:24 -0500, "Debbie"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Has anyone got one of these? http://www.vita-mix.com/ I love the power
    >>of
    >>it and see it is being demo'd with a price of $499 and the grinder for an
    >>addition $99 in my burg. It comes with a 7 year warranty. Would like an
    >>opinion from an actual owner before I commit to $600.
    >>
    >>Debbie

    >
    > It definitely has its uses.
    > It will turn dried mushrooms or tomatoes into powder. Using the tough
    > trimming from fresh asparagus it will make soup with no noticeable
    > fiber. Starting with warm water it will make the soup mouth burning
    > hot.
    > Smoothies and milk shakes are a breeze.
    > Basically it's a very powerful blender but, I'd never consider blowing
    > $600 on one. I can say that because I picked up a Model 3600 in mint
    > condition at a local thrift store for really cheap. As I remember, the
    > price tag was $20.00 but it was 50% off everything day. 10 bucks was a
    > real deal.
    > In the final analysis, it spends far more time under its cover than it
    > does working.
    >


    Your uses are what I am considering it for. Without those, and my advanced
    arthritis, I wouldn't be spending the time wavering. Not sure about the
    smoothies, but juices, liquifying all manner of veggie parts that normally
    would be tossed to add into soups, gravies, casseroles are all appealing to
    me. I can't chop and mix the way I could 6 months ago. I have never seen
    anything like this at any of our thrift shops.

    Debbie


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