A little over a week ago our local Whole Foods had a four-day Vitamix demonstration and sale. My husband and I have been talking about getting a Vitamix blender for quite a while -- a few years, at least. The evening I was at the store, the demonstration was coming to an end, but the representative was very nice and spent several minutes answering my questions. I returned to Whole Foods on the last day of the demo with my husband to get his opinion. The two of us use our blender all the time -- I use it almost daily to make breakfast smoothies. After seeing the Vitamix in action, Paul was just as impressed as I, if not more so, and we ended up purchasing the 7500 model in red. We got a good deal on it, as the only red machine left was on display. The rep also threw in a free filtration bag for making nut milks. The blender also comes with an awesome cookbook -- I can't wait to make some recipes from it.
Paul was super excited to get back into making smoothies, which is something he used to do on a very regular basis before he began going in to work so early (he's usually out the door by 6:30 am). It was cute to see him so pumped up about a blender.
We're both intrigued by the fact that the Vitamix can make hot soup right in the blender container. The motor is so fast and powerful that it heats up the contents when used on the high setting for several minutes. I'm not sure this is something I'll use it for, but you never know. For now I'm having fun making smoothies and adding new ingredients like apples and oranges. Since I like bits and pieces in my smoothies (the Vitamix rep looked at me like I was crazy when I told him that), I add certain ingredients like kale and walnuts toward the end and process them for less time.
Vitamix is easy to clean. Just give the container and lid a quick rinse under running water, then fill the container halfway with hot water and a drop of liquid dish detergent. Run it on high for a few seconds, then rinse.
Do you have a Vitamix blender or know someone who does? I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback. What do you primarily use your blender for -- soups, smoothies, nut butters, something else? Please leave a comment and share your blender experiences.
This is not a sponsored post (believe me, I wish it were!). Top photo credit: Vitamix