Is a Vitamix worth it?

Context -- have a middling cuisinart that is on last legs. Suboptimal past experience with one of those chrome warings.

Would be grateful for your thoughts.

  • Posted by: wtbryce
  • March 11, 2011


Eliana60 March 11, 2011
Yes. I use mine daily. It is simple to use and easy to clean. I burned out 2 KitchenAid blenders making smoothies. The Viatmix can easily take the ice in smoothies, make a quick sauce, a dressing, puree, soup, or a batter. Also, check the Viatmix web site for a refurbished model. It is sold at a significant discount and the refurbished Model 5200 has the same 7 year warranty as the new Model. How can you go wrong?
SKK March 11, 2011
I love my Vita-Mix and use it all the time. One thing to consider when making the purchase is that a Vita-Mix lasts a long, long time. One of the restaurants I frequent (vegan and raw) has used theirs daily and often for 15 years. You can also purchase a container for 'dry' ingredients. I use this to ground my own flour - from chickpeas to flax seeds to buckwheat groats.
POTATO March 11, 2011
I say its totally worth it. I went from a Cuisinart to a Vita-Mix and I have never looked back. I also notice on many cooking shows that professional chef's use them too. Was just watching Rick Bayless on "one Plate at a Time" and he's got a Vita-Mix for all his wonderful sauces!

I just found this online...are they getting paid to say it??? WHO KNOWS!
Amanda H. March 11, 2011
Many chefs have told me they couldn't live without their Vitamix.
pierino March 11, 2011
Worth it if you have $400 burning a hole in your pocket.
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