Vitamix Creations 48 oz. 15-in-1 2-Speed Blender w/Dry Container
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.
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.