Vitamix Creations Elite 48oz. 12-in-1 Variable Speed Blender
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.
Doesn't work right, and return/repair process bad
Machine has to be turned off and on several times before speed can be adjusted. Called Vitamix, who told me they would send me a box and shipping label to return for repair. Shipping label came. No box. Called again and they said that the policy changed, that they no longer send a box, that the first person I spoke to was wrong, and I had to supply my own box, and by the way I better pack it well! Surprised that the customer service at Vitamix is not very knowledgeable, and very surprised that at this cost, they don't send the box to return. They promote this wonderful warranty, but really not as good as many other companies. Other companies not only send the box, but provide a loaner! But not VItamix. I hope at least it works right after repair. Will never buy another Vitamix.
Fits under my cabinets, easy to clean, easy to use and powerful. So far I've made several batches of ice cream and sorbet, also a couple batches of soup (including trying a blended version of my own potato soup recipe). My cookie recipe called for very fine granulated sugar, and sure enough, the Vitamix worked like a charm using regular sugar. Bought a nut milk bag at a kitchen gadget store and will try my hand at making almond milk (a staple at my house used in coffee). Healthy organic veggie and fruit smoothies are next.
I think I noticed a slight amount of oil near the base where the motor mechanism connects to the blade after running it on high speed to make soup. Haven't noticed it since. Returns are good through the end of January 2014, so I'll try making soup again and see if there's any issue. I'm not too worried though as I've read great reviews regarding Vitamix warranty and their customer service.
I love it!
I use my Vitamix a lot and the clean up is simple. I make smoothies, soups, sauces, chopping etc.
I've wanted a Vitamix for years. My friend has one that does frozen drinks or soup from scratch. This one, you have to cook the veggies prior to making soup. I have my hand blender that can do that. Finally, the container didn't seat well on the motor. I had to stand by in case it fell over. The quality isn't what it used to be.
This product is superb it turns everything into puree. I love it I blend my fruits and vegetables n drink it for breakfast brunch n lunch then eat a small dinner when I get home from work. Through out the day I have tons of energy I it shows on my skin I really thank God that my sister in law told me about this wonderful product. Although its a little pricey it still pays for it self everyday.. I been consistent for about 4 months n lost about 15lbs. Awesome!
Bought the Creations Elite a couple of months ago we use it every day to make soups,drinks and sauces the machine does everything vitamix says it will do and more if your thinking about purchasing one JUST DO IT you won't regret it.
The Best Ever!!!
I've had my Vitamix for about a month! Love this machine!!! It is so easy to make delicious dishes. I make the Going Green Smoothie daily….takes no time and is very healthy. I am planning an entire dinner party around recipes from the fantastic cookbook! The clean up is sooooo easy! When they say it blends like no other….they are serious! I did a drink with blackberries and not one bit of seed was in the final smoothie! Highly recommend this wonderful Vitamix!!!