Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 50
Rated 3 out of 5 by sunshinegirl100 Mixed
Whether or not the Vitamix is 'worth it' vs. less expensive competitors really comes down to 'what do you want to do with it?'. It makes fabulous smoothies - way better than a regular blender - you throw in your ingredients and 60 seconds later you have an exceptional smoothie! As well you can quickly make excellent soups from scratch and serve them hot #yes# from the Vitamix - this is great. But what its lousy for is any kind of chopping or vegetable preparation - it is not a food processor - at all. So for me while I love it for smoothies and soups #and use it 5 to 8 times a week for this# I'm disappointed I can't also use it for chopping. There is one other major draw back that is unacceptable in a high cost, high quality appliance such as this: the lid is hard to get on and off - I have no mobility issues at all and I'm in 40s - but I find it hard to get the lid on and off - I can't imagine an elderly person or someone with hand/wrist issues being able to do it! It should have been designed with a 'release' button - at this price I would expect it. So all in all - not sure its worth the price - its a good piece of kit - but not fantastic
Rated 3 out of 5 by Em7984 Not the same
I bought a vita mix almost 17 years ago and loved it. I finally had to replace it so I bought this one. Not as powerful, did not completely crush ice for my smoothies leaving slivers. Returned it. My bullet did a better job
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoniJam LOVE ! LOVE !! LOVE!!!
we use it daily and I'm a absolutely thrilled that I bought it. I make drink smoothies daily and they come out amazing.. We've made tomato, basil soup, amazing.. I've made almond butter, and it was wonderful (I no longer have to pay $14 dollars per jar ob almond butter).. makes amazing ice cream!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ctinaw Works like a Charm
These colors are hard to beat - and the TSV price I got was also hard to beat - that's why I went ahead with this taller C model, even though it won't fit under my cabinets with the carafe in place. It's ok I still store it under my cabinets, I just have to place the container to the side instead of on top of it - not really a big deal. The bright red is so pretty and looks great with my Fiesta and Le Creuset pieces on my counter tops. I have used this on a daily basis - sometimes more than once. I've made smoothies, ice cream, dips, frappes, chopped onion, carrots and celery, chopped cheese and even mixed up some dough. It's not necessarily the BEST item for every job (looking at you cheese and dough) - but it does an amazing job at others (any kind of drink blending of course). And it is definitely passable for the others. I do appreciate how quickly and easily it cleans up which makes it worthwhile to keep on my countertop all the time. I do hope I can get a shorter container for my base but not sure if that is an option or not. It would be nice to be able to fit it under the cupboards but its not a deal breaker for me if it doesn't.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AKGKIDS AMAZING MACHINE
I cannot say enough about this Vitamix. I use mine on an average of twice a day for drinks, smoothies, sauces, soups, peanut butter, salad dressings and... Well, you get the idea. :-) I know that a Vitamix is a more costly investment than just picking up a regular blender from a discount store. BUT...where can you buy a blender that would do all this? The motor would burn out if you tried most of these things. I highly recommend Vitamix.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liz H Wish I Hadn't Waited So Long!! Fabulous!!
For some reason, over the years I readily invested in a set of Henkel's knives,a Kitchen Aid mixer and a Cuisinart food processor, but tried to go inexpensive for making smoothies and frozen drinks. And wasted money on machines that claim not to leave ice chunks, but do, and don't do 1/4 of what the Vitamix does.
I am a busy working professional who cares about my health, and it is really time consuming to shop for and prepare organic fruits and vegetables. i got tired of losing my precious day off to washing and prepping healthy food for the week. Now I make myself really healthy organic smoothies and soups to get my nutrition quickly and easily every day and spend my days off enjoying life!
The machine is so much easier to clean than the food processor, and makes such great soups! I absolutely love it and it has truly improved my quality of life. If I could keep only one appliance, this would be it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Court18 Loving it!
Recently purchased and everything made has been great! worth the money!
Rated 5 out of 5 by kathomas Love Love Love
Best purchase I ever made! Don't need to say anything else, the product speaks for itself.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boomer1995 Best Ever
Love this machine, I bought a different smoothie maker and wasted my money on it. This machine does smoothies plus a lot more. I am having fun trying receipes with this machine. People should buy one good machine instead of buying others that are junk and a waste of money.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sarah07887 Do not try to use to make almond butter
The Vitamix was shown on TV making almond butter. I tried at home, instead of my food processor or regular blender and the machine broke.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Keefer Great Product
The only reason I sent this back is because I thought I was getting the shorter blender. I receive the tall and it would not fit under my cabinets on my countertop. I knew if I had to store it away then I wouldn't use it so I returned it. (Out of sight out of mind)
Rated 5 out of 5 by newbleau How did we ever live WITHOUT this?
So we decided to invest. We've had this Vitamix for about a month now. Pretty much use it every day. Smoothies and soups are a cinch. Everything is easy, including the clean up. My one and only teenie-weeny issue is I had to go buy a tiny spatula to get the little tiny amounts of goodies left under the blades. Never thought about that, because our only other blender was a joke, and we were never able to make ice cream or peanut butter. So the chef in me wants ALL OF IT. I leave NOTHING behind!!! I seriously wish I had bought this years ago. Makes life easy. Thanks and well done, Vitamix.