Vitamix Creations 48 oz. 15-in-1 2-Speed Blender w/Dry Container
I purchased one when my daughter became seriously ill. In order to manage her diet, she had to resort to "nutrition" shakes to get through her treatment. The original one is still in daily use after 11 years. I've purchased several as gifts for family members and recommended to friends with health issues. Granted the Vitamix is very pricy, but thanks to QVC's easy pay, doable. I've tries many blenders and "shake" mixers-they just do not compare!!
Go With Variable Speed Vitamix
I enjoy preparing delicious fruit and veggie smoothies. Peanut Butter is fantastic. Plan on making almond butter too. Just disappointed that I didn't order the variable speed for chopping or dicing vegetables. At the time I purchased this model, I didn't shop QVC online and was unaware that a variable speed was offered. So, to my friend, I'd highly recommend investing a little more money for the performance and versatility of a variable speed Vitamix.
I have had this machine for a year now and I hate it it only has 1 speed. I tried to make smoothies and there was lots of noise the motor sound like it was burning up. I have only used it about 5 times in that year and each time it's messy and didn't work like they advertised it. VERY DISAPPOINTED! Wish I could exchange it for the one with the dial with different speed.
On the fence too
I have been wanting a Vitamix for some time now and decided to take the leap when it was a TSV. I have used it many times for the frozen banana dessert. It is a hit at our house for that reason. Two frozen bananas, one unfrozen banana, 1 utensil tablespoon of organic peanut butter, and one small piece of high quality chocolate candy, use the plastic tamper to push the unprocessed food down and in a short time....yum. The key is to push the food toward the blades and not blend too long otherwise it will make it more liquid. I have served this with a small piece of brownie and our guests wanted more. Banana goes with so many other fruits, I plan to experiment. Ok, so for the savory items. I have only tried making salsa using the low speed option and ended up with a liquid non chunky salsa. With limited speeds, I think one's options are limited. I have not tried the soups yet but plan to do so. After reading some of the recipes’ provided. I am a little disappointed I have to cook most items before using the Vitamix to make soup. I could cook it in the pot and use my immersion blender. What is the point? Maybe when I make the soup, I will see why it was marketed that way. All in all it is too early for me to know if I should have spent the extra money and purchased a multiple speed Vitamix.
Happy with purchase
Not disappointed. AMERICAN COMPANY. Have used several times a week. Good for dry and wet. Thought I could cook soup in it, but doesn't get hot enough for us. Cold soups are easy! Would buy again; would like multi speeds. There is one with multiple speeds now.
I Love the Vitamix soooo much...I wish I can just keep upgrading but its very pricey. Looking back I would pay maybe $150.00 but double that is just a bit crazy but worth the one time sacrifice (:
Best Purchase EVERRRRR
Smoothie are great. I purchase fruit and I leave some in freezer to prepare smoothies with Almond Milk. Great taste and texture.
Just like any other blender!
I purchased this after listening to all of the rave reviews,and I am sorry I did! It's just a blender! I think Kitchen aid or any other blender is just as good,for a fraction of the price! I was so disappointed,it was supposed to do all these wonderful things,but after reading the owners manual,I realized my good old Kitchen Aid blender is probably better!
When I first opened this, I noticed an indentation where the CIA emblem is. When I pushed on it, it felt alittle soft. When I saw the other models had a variable speed dial, I think they actually put something over the hole where the dial is on the other models. Never used but don't like the appearance of the dent on the front. Considering a different model but this is going back. Since I hadn't actually used it, I only gave it 2 stars.
I have Black but am changing my Kitchen colors.Please make this in Orange!
Superb product and customer service!
I bought this from qvc a few years ago and love it. My review is not really about the product per se, as others have written about the quality of the vitamix. I used my vitamix daily for 2yrs and at one point developed an issue with one of the comtainers. I called Vitamix and they provided excellent customer service. They walked me through a simple test to determine the source of issue and then they sent me a replacement container-without even charging me for shipping, and it arrived in a few days. It really couldnt have been easier and i am writing to say that the customer service and warranty are everything that it is said to be during the demo. Its quite rare to find a company that stands so firmly behind their product. PS to QVC-please at the choice of "anyone/everyone" to your question "who would this be a perfect gift for?" because we need to be able to say that ANYONE would love this item
I bought this in Feb 2013 because the ad on QVC said it was not only a blender but also a food chopper. It is great for make anything smooth but a food chopper it is not. I would love to trade it in for the one with variable speeds so that fruits and veggies could be chopped and not masticated.
I would buy a food processor but I have a very limited space; this Vitamix is taking up that space.