Vitamix Creations Elite 48oz. 12-in-1 Variable Speed Blender
I bought my Vitamix when it was a today special value in April 2013. I use it to make homemade cashew butter, peanut butter, fruit and veggie smoothies, and ice cream.
I have had this for several months now and it works just like advertised. I bought it to be healthier, but then learned that it made ice cream in seconds. lol
I even made some soup with carrots and there was not one bit or chunk!!!!!
I made applesauce and fed it to my friends baby who was sick and not eating, but guess what he would eat.
The vita-mix is the best, no doubt. If you use this everyday and drink raw veges and fruits, it's a life changing experience. You get the fiber and the juice in one simple step, plus clean up is so easy compared to a juicer. The best investment ever!
Use it almost daily
I used to own a coffee shop where we used a Vitamix or two all day long, After I sold it I just really wanted one for home. I finally got one and I love it,
We use this almost everyday...If I had to suggest something , it would be to clean it right after use. Don't even wait 30 minutes. If you don't get it cleaned right away, it is very difficult. I have put it in the dishwasher, but probably not a good idea. We make smoothies every morning. Very powerful.
This product works great and I'm really happy that I got it to make healthy shakes even though I don't do it as often as I should or want.
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.