We’ve been talking about the Vita-Mix in the last couple of podcasts because we finally broke down and ordered one. Well, we are pretty stoked because it arrived a few days ago. We got it from the Vita-Mix store on eBay.
By the way, sorry about the sparcity of podcasts lately, we were out of town last week again, this time attending Jean’s mom’s funeral.
This week’s podcast will probably be about our new Vita-Mix and all the cool things you can do with it. So far we are discovering that we may not even need to use our Champion Juicer anymore (at least for juicing) because the Vita-Mix breaks down carrots and other vegetables so they will make juice that will get to the cellular level just like the Champion, plus you get all the fiber.
We just stated to read the owner’s manual and we’ve only made one thing with the Vitamix so far, some almond milk, but we are pretty impressed with it. It really blends the heck out of your ingredients and as soon as you turn it on you feel the power of this machine compared to other blenders.
Why did we get the VitaMix? Well, we make lots of smoothies, especially green smoothies and we’ve been through three blenders in the last 2 years. We had a Kitchen Aid blender that didn’t do anything but polish ice cubes. We had another blender that I can’t remember the manufacturer, but the blade broke after about a week. And our latest blender, a Black & Decker won’t turn off. We have it attached to a power strip and have to turn off the power strip every time we use it. So we finally decided we’d get the top of the line blender and quit messing around.
Now the Vita-Mix is not cheap compared to other blenders. They usually retail from between $350 to $600 depending on the model you get and the accessories that come with it. But, this is a commercial grade blender and it is about twice the size of anything you can get in the store.
Anyway, stay tuned for more recipes and information about the Vitamix.