The Vitamix blender is the most useful tool that I have in my kitchen. My husband and I use it multiple times per day, every day, for meals as easy to blend as smoothies and soups (it will heat up your soup as it blends!) to more power-demanding sides like nut butters and ice cream from frozen fruit.
We previously had a basic blender that was used to make green smoothies. At the time, it was hard for me to enjoy smoothies with greens because, even on the highest setting, the smoothie would have lots of little pieces of spinach and ice in it. It was a bit more like green sludge, actually. Our old blender had a food processor attachment, which I used a few times before it died on me while trying to make banana ice cream. I now make heaps of banana ice cream with our Vitamix with no motor killing involved!
The Vitamix was an investment that I am so thankful we made. It has transformed the way we eat and it is the quickest, most efficient tool to use when I prepare food and make meals. I make my morning green smoothie in about 30 seconds and it takes about 10 seconds to clean. Breakfast in less than a minute!
It serves as an excellent blender and food processor. I use it for smoothies, sides (guacamole, salsa, pesto, hummus, dressings), homemade peanut butter, cheese dips, homemade ice cream, watermelon juice, margaritas and other fun drinks, and soups. I also use it as a grinder to make gluten-free flours like almond flour and oat flour.
Here are a few reasons why I enjoy the Vitamix:
- Super power ability to blend anything I put in it
- Ability to process, blend, chop, grind, and puree
- Easy to clean: simply pour a few cups of water + 1 drop of soap inside and turn it on. Self-cleans!
- 5-7 year warranty! Even a new car does not come with that confident of a guarantee.
- Heats up while making pureed soups
- This machine will last us a lifetime
There are several different models of the Vitamix with useful upgrades and attachments. I have the most basic version (the 5200) and it is very efficient. What I love about Vitamix is that it offers Certified reconditioned models for a cheaper price (yay!). We chose to purchase a 5200 standard model that was reconditioned/refurbished and it came in a new box with the Vitamix cookbook and a 5-year warranty. It didn’t even have a scratch on it, and I’m betting it was just a display model and hadn’t even been used.
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If you are interested in purchasing a Vitamix, I would highly recommend saving over $100 by ordering a refurbished/reconditioned blender from Vitamix.com. If you use my coupon code, you will save an additional $25-35 with free shipping! The code is: 06-008760
This is what my savings looked like:
- Standard 2500 New: $449.00
- Standard 2500 Certified Reconditioned: $329.00 (plus free shipping with code)
If you are interested in purchasing a New Vitamix, you can still use this code for free shipping!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite foods to make with the Vitamix:
Blueberry Ice Cream
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