Help me like my new Vitamix Part 2
OMG, I actually like something I bought for my kitchen. I never like anything at least at first until it grows on me or I accept some disappointment into the bargain.
I have to say that after reading the Help Me Like My Vitamix ~part 1, I had a bee in my bonnet to get one of these beasts. I had been to Costco and watched the cute guy doing all these smoothies, soups, veggie smashing and he was sort of flirting with me and personally handing me samples and you know how it is I start thinking I can't live without this thing.... I was about to put one of those macdaddies in my cart but then a moment of lucidity brought me back. $500 are you nuts? I just couldn't justify the funds and knowing me, I would end up not using it. But it was just sticking in my crawl and I was itching to get one. I went online and after reading some comments from others who are a little short after redoing some projects kitchen and bath updates I saw a post for getting a refurbished one. You would think after recent disasters of buying refurbished I would have learned a lesson but nope, I went ahead and bought a refurbished one straight from Vitamix, the 5200 model for $329. Mind you that is not chump change but it was easier to roll off the tongue than saying you laid down 5 cool ones for a freaking blender especially when I already have a subpar one that I hate but works.
But anyway, can I just say how much I love my new blender? Even though I ruined the container the second day I just love this thing!!! I must not have been paying attention when cute boy said you could grind coffee beans because I put a bunch in and it didn't do well and scratched the beautiful clear container to a clouded mess but I digress and so it looks ten years old now but I am a blending fool! What I love:
It's so easy and it sounds like a throaty BMW ferociously grinding and munching at breakneck speed, furiously taking down to a smooth texture ice and pineapple alike into a smooth frozen concoction.
I have diced an onion and grated a rock hard small brick of Reggiano Parmesan cheese from Whole Foods that I bought and used a little and promptly forgot about, that had been in my fridge for weeks.
Thank you for all the great info on this really fun blender. I really love it and so far have used it nearly everyday at least once if not more. Maybe one day I will get a new container and the dry grinder thing for beans but I really like this thing. I'm not used to being satisfied with a purchase these days. It seems like so often we are disappointed or it doesn't live up to the hype but this is a very nice product and best of all it's made in the USA! So far so good!
Here is a link that might be useful: Original thread: Help Me Like My Vitamix