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Old 12-29-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Cuisinart Soup Maker & Blender

Any reviews on this? I REALLY want the Vitamix blender but since it is so expensive i've been looking for other options that can do somethings the Vitamix can. Any other affordable options?

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #2
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reasons the vitamix is $$$

1) it is built and it lasts
2) all USA made
3) it really works
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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I did not know it was made in the US. That is very good to know. Every time I see them at the fairs it impresses me every time. If it is. Worth it maybe I'll start saving now. Haha
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:34 PM   #4
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Not challenging the Vitamix as a great blender.

If you plan heavy use for your blender, including frequent and heavy duty use, a Vitamix or other heavy duty blender might be the way to go. If you plan occasional use for a blender, a less expensive alternative may be a smarter choice.

For example, I don't use a blender much. I have a $50 blender I bought some 10 years ago and it's still working great.

I saw the Cuisinart soup maker and blender and my first reaction was negative. This appliance makes no sense to me at all.

Just my opinion.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:12 AM   #5
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Not challenging the Vitamix as a great blender.

If you plan heavy use for your blender, including frequent and heavy duty use, a Vitamix or other heavy duty blender might be the way to go. If you plan occasional use for a blender, a less expensive alternative may be a smarter choice.

For example, I don't use a blender much. I have a $50 blender I bought some 10 years ago and it's still working great.

I saw the Cuisinart soup maker and blender and my first reaction was negative. This appliance makes no sense to me at all.

Just my opinion.
Seemed like a really odd appliance to me too. I just don't get it.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:42 AM   #6
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So all the Vitamix and Soup Blender do is cream the ingredients for a soup. As far as the heating element, why? I would think you are heating the ingredients on the stove first anyway. I would rather simmer my soups on the stove. Am I missing something here?
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:41 AM   #7
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If you're looking for a way to blend soups, there's nothing that beats an immersion blender for ease of use.



The blender part of that soup heater / blender machine just seems so gimmicky to me. The blender part of the machine can not be any more powerful than the average blender considering it's price. I'd rather save up for something really, really nice (like the VitaMix) then waste money on an item that only does a so-so job and doesn't get used.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:46 AM   #8
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I saw it on tv and loved how you can make soup in the blender and it heats while doing it. The vitamix is a plus because you can throw the rind of pineapple and oranges and other fruits in and tastes amazing. Just looking for other options
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:48 AM   #9
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I'll probably go with the vitamix. I've heard nothing but good reviews about it except for price. Thanks for all the advise :-D.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #10
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I got my vitamix from QVC on 6 easy payments 3 months ago. It's not on easy pay right now but you can keep an eye out for when it's on easy payments again to get one.

Vitamix Creations II 10 in 1 Blending Machine w/48oz Jar - QVC.com
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