Vitamix Creations 48 oz. 16-in-1 2-Speed Blender w/Dry Container
Save your money
I've only had this machine since February 2013 (it is currently May 2015). Today when I went to use it, it would not come on, it's just dead. After 2 years and 3 months it has just quit. For the cost of these machines this is not acceptable. I appreciate QVC's 6 monthly payments to make it affordable for me to budget. So, it is still under warranty but I have to go thru a lot of hassle to return it to the company in Cleveland, OH. All of the Vitamix hype is just that. I should have got a lower priced heavy duty blender.
Best thing ever made
My wife bought this for me for Christmas. I use this every day. We just started going to the gym in Jan. so I use my Vitamix to make healthy drinks and smoothies for us. I also use as a food processor. I just LOVE this Vitamix.
I sure wish I'd realized...
that this Vitamix, which because of the price of a Vitamix, I'd put off purchasing for a long time, does not have a variable speed. I'm very disappointed, and b/c we were doing some home improvements when I received this, I didn't open this soon enough to return and exchange it for one with a variable speed. Also, it does not come with an instruction booklet, just a owner's manual and 3 cookbooks. That is nice, but I don't know how to do the preps for the recipe b/c there isn't anything to tell me how. I wanted to grate cheese, but do I use the dry or the wet container? do I use low speed or high? I watched demos for so long before purchasing, and then make the mistake of getting the 2-speed blender. Is there anywhere I can get a "how to" booklet for this machine? I am usually very happy with my QVC purchases, but this one is a huge disappointment, and a costly one at that!
Best Purchase Ever
I bought this product 2 years ago to help with health issues so that we could make our own soups, smoothies and bread. My husband and I loved this product the first time we used it and two years later we are still using this great product but now we are using to make homemade pureed baby food which makes it in a breeze - veggies, fruit, and meat. It is easy to clean up, store, and use. Just having the high/low switch makes it very easy to use - just blend until the right consistency. I consistently use it about 3-4 times every week.
purchased 02/13 and now the speeds are working. called vita mix and on hold with 13 ahead of me
Glad I bought the Vitamix
I didn't open this for months, what was I thinking. I was using a Nina thinking I didn't need the Vitamix. I was so wrong. The best blender I have ever used. This one may not be the biggest one Vitamix makes but it did have the dry container, which is a value on its own. I have made smoothies, creamy & rich. Best ever. I can't wait to make soup. I did see they have a tamper holder now. Wish they would make as an extra order item. I would gladly buy. Would gladly buy for my Daughters.
I think this is an excellent machine. That being said, however, it wasn't pointed out much in the QVC demo that there is NO variable speed. The other machines I've seen, even at a lower price, have the variable speeds. I think the ante was "upped" by adding in the dry container....therefore, the NO variable speed aspect tends to be overlooked. I DO like this machine, but now wish I had purchased the variable speed. It makes the recipes much easier that way.
We purchased 6 months ago, love, love, love-use every day for smoothies . and makes everything we have tried in it faster, with less mess.
Waste Of Money
Overheated after machine was on only less than a minute. Tried making hummus it won't even blend the chick peas just keeps shutting off. We have to keep turning off and stirring it.same thing happened when we tried making almond milk.my excitement turned to frustration and anger.I was in hospital when this came in and couldn't use it until four months after I received otherwise I would have returned for a refund.
Ok, had serious doubts about this item, it's pricey, and looked complicated...figured that I had til January 31st to make up my mind. Well, I have been vitamixing into a frenzy...made apple pie ice cream and broccoli cheddar soup...I am not even kidding, it's amazing! Delicious ! Yummy! Easy Peasy ! Cannot wait to try almond butter!
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.