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Stopped working on second day
Although i was going to use this commercially i brought it home to test out its performance on a few shakes, day one, thought it was great, day 2, doesn't work... What's going on? right? The guys at Harvey Norman were difficult to deal with, they made me call the Vitamix head office and obtain approval for the return which was a headache in itself then come back to the store once approval verified by HN. The overall experience wasn't good considering the dollars spent on a unit that failed straight away, but i'm glad I didn't end up going with Vitamix as I ended up buying a OmniBlend which i think is better and it's commercial grade for almost half price.
Worth the money
I drink a smoothie every morning of the work week. I had been using a ninja for about 4 years. It started the have some singificant wear and tear, so I thought I'd upgrade. The difference with the vitamix is incredible. It produces a professional quality smoothie. At roughly four times the cost of a ninja there should be a significant difference, and the vitamix does not disappoint. If you have the money and will use it a lot, the vitamix is great!
Expensive but awesome
Ok, I'm the sceptic to the convert! Never would I have thought I'd buy one of these really expensive blenders but I've tried cheaper brands which claim to be for smoothies and they haven't lasted, are super noisy and I've been disappointed.
I'll admit that I didn't want to pay this much for a blender but I really was serious about wanting to increase my body intake of vitamins and nutrients found in fruits and vegetables via making smoothies and juices. I've tired the highly advertised smoothie makers that blend in a cup but found that they ...break, parts need replacing and they are incredibly noisy to the point that my ears made a ringing noise while using them. Time for a change. After much thought, reading reviews, asking questions instore, I decided on this model. I love the automatic program. Using the smoothie program (about 50 seconds) the result is always super velvety smooth smoothies. It comes with a recipe book and Vitamix has a great online website with recipes and you can create your own account and save them to your own "recipe book". This recipe feature has meant I've tried many different types of smoothies, many different fruits and vegetables with perfect easy results. Amazing! I use kale a lot and it pulverises it into nothing, they are definitely no chunky bits! Can't get better than at! It is way smoother than my previous in the cup style smoothie blender. I have used it to make pumpkin soup.......yes it even make it piping hot via the high speed blade creating friction, in under 5 minutes. The sound level is definitely much quieter than my previous cup style smoothie blender, my ears don't make a ring sound. All reviews say blenders are noisy, I would suggest that while this is not as quiet "as a mouse", it certainly is acceptable.
Very powerful blender! Have a very long year warranty! Just need 10 seconds you can create your own smoothie taste as good as Boost! The recipe is very simple, just milk, ice cube, banana and the chocolate ice cream. No extra sugar needed. The only problem is that it is very noisy. But it is still a powerful blender anyway!
Can't live without my Vitamix!
I use my Vitamix everyday for my morning smoothie - it's super easy! I chuck my fruit and veggies in, turn it to the smoothie program and leave it to blend a smooth and delicious breakfast. I've been using it for dressings, ice cream and even chopping (super easy to make cauliflower rice).
The timer is an added bonus as I can see how long I've been blending for so I get consistent results. I also really like the clear lid so I can see how everything is blending.
Don't know how I've gone so long without this amazing kitchen tool, it's so versatile!
Questions & Answers
I have been struggling with E17 and E18 error. Can you please advice how to fix in a step wise process? Also, what should I do to avoid getting it? This is the most frustrating aspect of this wonderful machine. Also the machine does not detects the jars many time. How do I fix it? I love when it works but it’s just not reliable.
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