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.
pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.
Worth it if you have $400 burning a hole in your pocket.
Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.
Many chefs have told me they couldn't live without their Vitamix.
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!
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.
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?
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
French Country Cooking is more than its recipes
About French Country Cooking
What Grocery Staple Makes a Cameo in 'Carrie'?
Smarter Party Prep
Recipe of the Day
Hotel Bedroom Style, At Home
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll
give you everything you need to eat and live better—including
recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our
kitchen and home shop.