I love new tools for my kitchen to make cooking faster and more fun! I finally jumped on the Vitamix train after many, many years contemplating this investment and I’m over the moon about it!
I had a Kitchen Aid blender for years and while it did the trick, it didn’t have the speed or power to do much more than smoothies, and absolutely no frozen strawberries or ice or it sounded like it was going to blow up!
But with the Vitamix I can blend just about anything including sauces, soups, dressings, even my own peanut butter and nut milk! I will admit the blender is quite loud (now I understand why the juice shops have that plastic box that covers their Vitamix).
You will see the Vitamix for sale in many places these days, but I chose to buy mine from Costco since they have such an excellent return policy should anything go wrong. Vitamix also has a warranty but I appreciate the extra security I get from being a member at Costco. If the motor ever dies or I have any issue, I know I can return it and not be hassled. Plus Costco had a very good price on the model I purchased, so I’m very pleased to have saved some money.
One thing I’m considering it whether I would like to purchase an extra container to make my own flours out of rice, quinoa, oats, millet, etc. Making fours requires an entirely different blade so you have to invest in a second container that is pricey. But over the long term it would save me a lot of money from buying those specialty flours in the store. And you can use your own organic ingredients which is nice and another cost saving versus buying organic flours.
Overall, I would rate my Vitamix a 9/10. I love everything about it except the initial investment, but if I use it multiple times a week for many years, the investment will certainly pay off. I also wish extra containers and accessories weren’t so steeply priced.