Vitamix 32 oz. Dry Ingredient Blending Jar with Spatula
I already have the 64 oz Vitamix machine and wanted to try the dry blending jar. I was thrilled when I ground fresh corn kernels into corn meal. It made the best corn bread ever. This jar presents many opportunities for dry blending.
Have sensitivity to wheat and corn so use oat flour which I make almost every day. I've done without the tamper by doing only small portions at a time. Works fine. I do cup to cup and half of oatmeal or just cup of rice or barley at a time for 10-15 seconds. That's all it takes! I didn't pay the current price, thankfully we got ours at one of the former prices but if anything happened to my dry jar, I would replace it because doing my own flour would pay for itself in a short time. You haven't had peanut butter until you've made your own. Amazing flavor, not greasy like many health food store blends. I hope I don't ever have to do without my Vitamix!
Not a must have
The manual to this blade unit advised that you can grind in wet units, just not as efficiently. That was enough for me. I returned it. At nearly $150, it wasn't worth duplicating what I can do with what I already have. I gave it 3 stars because, though I am sure it works well, ( I didn't use it), it is way over priced.
Where's the tamper?
Who can believe that Vitamix charges $144 for this jar, but doesn't include the $10 tamper with it? When I asked Vitamix if I need a tamper for it, they said ' Of COURSE!' but it is sold separately. I suppose we are lucky that they include the lid with the jar.
I do agree with another reviewer that this jar is a bit on the expensive side; however, I think it is well worth the purchase, if you are a person who enjoys bread making or someone with special dietary needs, like Celiac. I enjoy making bread and grinding my own flour. This dry blade container is also great for coffee beans...nothing like the aroma of freshly ground coffee! If you're only going to use this jar occasionally, then I'd say it's too expensive for just an occasional use. But, once you have it, you will probably find yourself using it far more than you imagined.
I bought this with my vitamix 7500 blender set and I love it. I saw a recipe for corn bread. I usually make mine from scratch I thought until this recipe called for grinding corn kernels into flour. I was amazed and excited to actually make it. It turned out beautifully. I love my container as well as my vitamix 7500.
The performance of the dry ingredient blending jar is excellent. It is great for making nut butters or rice flour - which is mainly how I use it. Homemade nut butters are wonderful, healthier. I often use it to make ginger sugar. The price here is rediculously high though and thus the average 3 star rating.
Flaxseed meal in abt 12 seconds! Fabulous machine!
My husband and I both have Celiac disease (can't eat wheat, rye, barley, oats, malt -Gluten in other words)). I have to cook everything, meaning I spend a LOT of time in the kitchen. This Vitamix machine has made my life so much better. The Dry Blade container is as Awesome as the wet blade container. I ground rice the other day to make the rice flour for our gluten-free bread and then made a Fabulous loaf of bread with the flour I ground. I ground flaxseeds yesterday and stood with my mouth agape as I watched them get ground up in less than 20 seconds. This machine has paid for itself over and over again and not a day goes by that I don't use this thing at least 2 or 3 times a day! I LOVE my Vitamix!