Vitamix Creations Elite 48oz. 12-in-1 Variable Speed Blender
This gets used at least once a day!
This is the model I purchased when it was the TSV several years ago. At first, I used it to make the hot soups -- which it does beautifully. Then I switched to a vegan diet and now I use it at least once a day, every day. I have smoothies for breakfast, I make big batches of soup on the weekends that I use for lunch throughout the week, and I make my own almond butter in it. There is nothing this thing can't do. After all these uses, including the almond butter, which really works it hard, I have yet to have any problems. One feature I really love that I'm not sure is on other models is the on-off switch on the side -- it ensures that even if you accidentally bump the switch to run the blender, it doesn't go! I used to think that $400+ for a blender was silly, but this thing has so far outdone any other blender that it is worth every penny.
Vitamix is the best!!
I absolutely love my vitamix! I dont know how I survived so long without one, I juice every morning before work, make hot soups, blend nutsand chop vegetables. If you are on the fence, think no longer! Vitamix is the best!!!!
Why Did I Wait?!
This blender doesn't even compare to other high end "imitations" I have tried. (If you are a person trying to just eat healthier or vegan or raw vegan or vegetarian or paleo, this is a must have!) I wish I had bought this sooner. I have owned all the expensive pretend Vitamix impostors. Take it from me, this is the best. I use this tool so much more because of the quality of the end product I am able to create. The smoothies are clean and SMOOTH. Delicious fresh soups are quickly made in this. I made ground beef with Kansas City beef for the first time this week and can never imagine buying it at a store again. I make almond butter, almond milk, spaghetti sauce, salsas, ice cream, whole fruit juice. It's amazing! I never thought I needed a blender for all those things, but now that I have it, I am amazed at all I can do. I like feeding my family foods I can easily identify. The 48oz size is nice but I will invest in a 64 container at some point because my family steals my green smoothies, so I need a larger container. I even lost weight! Here is a tip to moms, thanks to Vitamix my 6 year old drinks pineapple and kale smoothies now. I put the mix in little cartoon character glasses and he drinks every drop. Simply Awesome!
I finally splurged and got it!
I've been wanting a Vitamix for over 2 years since I first saw a neighbor make guacamole then turn around and make amazing mixed drinks within 10 minutes using the same machine. But I just couldn't bring myself to buy it because I thought I wouldn't use it enough to make it worth it - I was totally wrong! Now that I have it, I use it at least 3-4X per week. The best part is that I can make a quick healthy smoothie for my daughter on the way to soccer practice instead of having her grab chips or something unhealthy. I'm pretty sure there's not a thing in my kitchen that is more worth the money (well except for my dishwasher). Enjoy and don't wait to buy it!
Vitamix Creations Elite 48oz
The hype is true. Soup..check. Pulverization...check. Juicing...check. Flour...check. Smoothies, purees, ice cream, cream, etc it blends whatever I put in it, of course I have not tried anything to hard like in the infamous iphone test on youtube but carrots, beets, raw veggies, nuts and the like I have. Ice of course...it does not make it powder like the ninja but it crushes it and really that works for me. I couldn't pay the full amount due to my finance limitations but using a payment plan worked for me and helped me make my decision. I do not regret it thus far.
Best Kitchen Tool
Greater than 30 years ago I used an Osterizer to make baby food as my Osterizer had small jars which fit on the blender. But the food was not always consistently smooth.
I wish I had a Vitamix when my daughter was a baby.
I use my Vitamix to make soup weekly, smoothies daily, apple sauce from fresh apples, make homemade peanut butter, frozen yogurt, bread crumbs, etc. I love my Vitamix and enjoy watching for new recipes on TV or in the Vitamix web site.
I gave a Vitamix to my daughter who is grown up and she also loves using it.
Vitamix is the best American made tool I have ever had.
I really love my Vitamix.
Worth Every Cent
LOVE THIS BLENDER! After trying several other blenders and not really wanting to spend the money for a Vitamix, I am so glad I did. I wanted a blender that could make the perfect frappuccino and I couldn't be happier. It was actually much better than my favorites at Starbucks. Great health smoothies - not a lump. I used to have to make a honey syrup because thick honey did not blend well in my other blenders - blends perfectly in the Vitamix. I also love how easy it is to clean - I am saving up now to purchase one for my daughter who also loves the frapps and the smoothies.
I looked and didn't commit for years - what was I thinking?
I've had this machine 6 months, in that time I have made: ice cream, sorbet, milkshakes, smoothies, juices, guacamole, salsa, soup, muffin dough, margaritas, pesto
It is an amazing product and easy to clean too.
I've made more meals in the last six months than I have in the last 6 years, my other will testify to that claim. The only appliance that gets more action is my coffee maker!
After I fell in love
Yes, I fell in love with this. I resisted spending this money for years but due to health problems, I gave in. I loved it for a few months. Before I even paid the last payment on it, it quit. Oh, yes, it half works if I only use low speed, at least for now. That is way too much money to pay for something that lasts only a few months. I will never buy or recommend another.
Pricey Yes- Lives up to it's Claims
Yes I can make hot soup in 6 minutes! Nice machine, I haven't had a chance to test it's juicing, which is really what I bought It to do replace my juicer. But it has lived up to all of its promises so far is easy to use and does fit under my cabinet.
There are just a few days left for the easy pay certainly worthwhile.
love the vitamix
My mom's gift to us this past Christmas, and we are loving it. No kidding, we use it every day, and often 2 or 3 times per day. One of the best uses we've found is making a salsa; it's so fast and efficient, and particularly for large quantities. Prepping 2lbs of roma tomatoes, plus all the other ingredients, can take a good 30 minutes. In the Vitamix, it was literally 3-5 minutes, including washing the veggies! The cookbook that comes with is very helpful, and I initially followed the instructions for the salsa so that I could get a feel for how the Vitamix works.
One aspect that really amazed me was how you can go from onion-garlicky salsa, to a sweet fruit smoothie and there is no lingering onion or garlic flavor. The cleaning instructions are easy and the results are awesome!
My sister, who also received this Vitamix for Christmas, has made soup in it. She said it was amazing to pour hot soup right out of the Vitamix.
I'm looking forward to many years of great service from this Vitamix; I hope it can hold up to the amount of use we intend to put it through!
Best Blender I've Owned
I only use it for smoothies but love that it breaks down almost anything. I say almost because dense fruits and veggies have to be cut up or they'll get stuck and/or require so much time that the drink gets a little warm. Easy to clean! I only wish it came with a personal sized container since I make smoothies for only myself.