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Old 02-19-2005, 08:15 PM   #1
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Any opinions on a Vita-Mix

Saw a Vita-Mix demonstrated at Sam's Club and looked like something that could adequately(if not completely) replace several kitchen items:

blender (duh)
food processor(just don't liquify your onions instead of chopping them!)
mixer (the guy didn't demo it kneading bread but said that the machine was fully capable of doing so. Not so sure about this claim)
ice cream maker(the ice cream from the demo was great)
grain mill(I've heard it won't grind fine enough for pastry flour though)
meat grinder

Any opinions on the machine itself or these claims? Thanks.


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Old 02-19-2005, 08:20 PM   #2
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i have 2 vita mixs. works really great fast convinent and easy to use. The motar is really powerful and this thing is extremely durable. I have a vitamix in which you buy at a warehouse sams club cosco etc. and i have a vita prep which is used for commerical use to make sauces and batters. I don't think it can kneed bread though

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Old 02-20-2005, 01:49 PM   #3
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The grinder and bread maker is an add on item. It has a different blade. If you can watch the demo again you will notice he changed containers.
I love mine for fruit drinks, my daughter-in-law loves hers. In the morning she throws in all kinds of vegetables, takes out her portion and then adds fruit to get the boys to drink it before school.
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:18 PM   #4
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I have a couple of Vita mix 4000 maxi blenders, and I love them. I think it's best use is of course as a blender.
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Old 02-24-2005, 05:46 PM   #5
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Didn't they used to come with metal containers?
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Ekim
Didn't they used to come with metal containers?
That's why I like this older model. I like the metal containers and sturdy construction.

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