Vitamix

tonybtonyb Posts: 31,441
Anyone own one ? Talk to me....what's the best model/series ? My in-laws have the 7500 and would have sex with it if they could. I was thinking the 5200-300 series. People rave about these things but all I read is problems with black plastic specks, breaking down, and poor CS. Set me straight.
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  • shawn474shawn474 Posts: 2,966
    I use the ninja. Cheaper and just as effective; I have used both
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,886
    I have a blendtec total wild side+. Works pretty darn well for our needs (mostly smoothies). Friends had their jar start leaking after several years, called customer service and got a new shipped out free until warranty. Reputation for good CS...
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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,280
    I have a vitamix 6500 and love it. Had a ninja before and the comparison between the two isn’t even close in my opinion. Votamix has good refurbished deals, picked mine up directly from them refurbished 4 or 5 years ago and never had an issue with it
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  • We’ve an old Vitmix from the early 2000s. The motor went a cope of years ago, but we can trade it in for 50% off a new model. It was an awesome blender.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,327
    edited December 2018
    Need something for that aging prostate, eh Tony?


    Centrum works better imho... and without the mess.
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,597
    @tonyb,

    My wife and I have owned a Vitamix Professional Series 750 for about a year. I use it every day, and my wife uses about as often. We have not done anything really "heavy duty" with it. We have had no problems. Prior to purchasing it, we used a Waring Commercial blender, and the Vitamix runs circles around it with respect to power for mixing, chopping, pureeing and, especially, liquifying and with respect to the smoothness of the result (if you are aiming for smoothness). We bought a large and a smaller blending container, and we find both useful.

    I did quite a bit of research before making the purchase. My daughter pushed for the Vitamix because she has used one for years and swears by it. A good friend who is really into smoothies highly recommended a Blendtech model (whose number or name I do not recall). I finally purchased the Vitamix because I got a better price for the comparable model.

    Both the Vitamix and Blendtech are noisy. Blendtech sells models with a noise dampening enclosure that cost more. My wife makes me wear hearing protection when I'm running the Vitamix because she thinks my hearing is already compromised -- that is, she is convinced that I play music louder than she likes because my hearing has been compromised.

    My opinion is that either the Vitamix or the Blendtech machines are a quantum improvement over standard blenders, but that differences between the performance of the Vitamix and Blendtech are likely to be immaterial.

    Just MHO.

    PS: Yes, @nooshinjohn, I use it for blending pomegranate powder into orange juice because pomegranate powder is reputed to be good for those with prostate cancer. Pomegranate powder is very sticky, and my ordinary blender left both clumps of it in the blend and blotches of it on the sides of the container.
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 568
    edited December 2018
    Google "will it blend?" and watch the videos on Youtube. It will entertain you for hours.

    Don't breath this.............

    But be warned. A Vitamix will seem lame in comparison,
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,441
    Thanks for the input guys.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,332
    How good is it at whipping up a batch of frozen margaritas that's the real story here?
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,488
    We have one, the Pro 500 that we bought as a refurbished unit. Warranty is 5 years instead of 7.

    My BIL has the Ninja...the big one, not sure which model it is...no comparison imo...plus the ninja is a pita to clean.

    You can dump in peanuts only and it will make peanut butter. Also, it spins so fast it will make hot soup from just the friction of the blades.

    We debated both the Blendtec and the Vitamix, hard to go wrong but we have zero complaints.

    There are models with the larger jug which sits lower and will fit under the cabinets if that's a concern. The blades are larger on the wider jugs which also use a slightly stronger motor, I dont think you can use the small, wide jug on models with the taller jug...just a heads up.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,347
    Having had experience with both Vitamix and Ninja I will echo the sentiments of others here...there is no comparison (at least not one that's good) between the two. Vitamix is top notch, Ninja uses a lot of cheaper parts and have many issues. Just google issues with Ninja and see what comes up. If you're going to use one occsionally then the Ninja may be fine. If you want to buy one you can use daily with little to no problem then go with the Vitamix. Have no experience with Blendtec.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,078
    Try this. :)

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,033
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    I've got an older 5000 series that in a word is a "workhorse"
    If you can get one, prolly a refurb, I wouldn't hesitate. No advanced electronic to go wrong (tho, when they're working right, they work well)

    This thing is Geo Forman pounding the daylights outta anything you throw in it. No issues, except for the order in which you add ingredients. That is just a learning curve. No biggy
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,886
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,886
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,457
    Had ours for over 8 years now. Had one replacement container because we messed up when putting back together one day (and Vitamix covered the whole cost)
    Great company.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,886
    FYI several blendtec machines are on sale on amazon. The one that I own is $100 cheaper than I paid a few months ago!!!
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    ;
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  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
    stangman67 wrote: »
    Vitamix has good refurbished deals

    I just purchased a refurbished one for my wife for Christmas with full warranty at half price. It will be her first Vitamix but I have high hopes.
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