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In praise of the Vitamix!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Brunneria, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Ok, so we got the Vitamix about 4 years ago, while I was going through my mega-raw-food-green-smoothie-fresh-soup phase.

    Yes, it was ridiculously expensive (although we got a great deal, interest free, with instalments)
    but this gadget is beyond fabulous.
    I've probably used it 2 or 3 times a day, every day. For 4 years.

    Hot soup in 8 mins
    Home made low carb icecream in 90 secs
    Bulletproof coffee
    Green smoothies
    Pate
    Veg prep
    Grinding grains to flour
    Grinding nuts to flour
    Whipping cream
    Making peanut butter
    Making hummus
    Making stock from chicken carcasses
    Making taramasalata
    Making almond and cashew milk
    And it even works like a normal blender too!

    So, as I mentioned to @beardie a while back, it broke! :(:eek::shifty:
    Deep trauma.
    All I had been doing was a bulletproof coffee and it suddenly made a horrid noise, and started smoking.
    :bigtears::bigtears::bigtears:

    Well, I FINALLY got round to ringing Vitamix this afternoon, and blow me down, it just gets better and better!

    1. It was a free call to the US
    2. The customer services lady was absolutely lovely
    3. Apparently, we have a 7 year warranty. I will repeat that: a 7 year warranty!
    4. The problem is with the cog connection on the bottom of the jug
    5. The motor is fine
    6. They are sending a replacement jug out to arrive very quickly
    7. The machine is unharmed!
    8. I haven't been cleaning it properly. I've been washing it in the sink. Bad B. From now on, I must wash it using the self cleaning function, so the cog thing gets cleaned as per instructions.
    So how amazing is that?

    I cannot tell you how
    DELIGHTED I am!
     
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  2. satindoll

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    So pleased for you, I was going to buy one when I saw yours had broken, so now I know all o.k. my order goes in tonight.
     
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  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Where are you getting it from?
     
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  4. satindoll

    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    well I did think of Ideal World for the instalments, but maybe Amazon pay up front, unless you know of somewhere else cheaper,
     
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  5. Brunneria

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    We got ours from Ideal World. Very happy with it.
    QVC are doing them too, so worth a price comparison... ;)
    My parents bought one from there, because they were so impressed with ours

    Money well spent!
     
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  6. satindoll

    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks will have a looksee
     
  7. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Lakeland's fabulous money back for any reason guarantee is often a bit of a draw for me, for higher value things (lakeland.co.uk )
     
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  8. Brunneria

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    Didn't know they did The V!
    :)
     
  9. Fallgal

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    Since my raw food days many years ago, it has always been a dream of mine to own a Vitamix and an Excalibur dehydrator. Maybe one day soon! (This week it has to be a new washing machine! :mad: )
     
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  10. Brunneria

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    I bought a much cheaper dehydrator.
    It is great, but it will never be an Excalibur... One day, eh?
    :)
    Great for LC crackers.
    And kale crisps.
    Don't use it often enough. :sorry:
     
  11. satindoll

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    Ideal no longer do them doh, so am going to scour the shops. hey ho.
     
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  12. beardie

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    +one for Lakeland. keep the receipt.
     
  13. beardie

    beardie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you made nut butter?
     
  14. Heathenlass

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    I had to look up what a Vitamix was ! :shy:

    Hmmm, and I just splashed out on a Tesco Value blender ! Lol

    Signy
     
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  15. beardie

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    I have a recipe for a thai soup somewhere that makes the many hundreds of pounds worth it on its own.
     
  16. beardie

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    Anyone know how to upload a file?
     
  17. beardie

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    You dehydrate too?
    :)
     
  18. beardie

    beardie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lakeland satindoll.
     
  19. beardie

    beardie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use L'Equip FilterPro Dehydrator.
     
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  20. Brunneria

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    Yes.
    It was gorgeous. But getting the salt content was tricky, cos if I didn't get it right at the beginning, it was impossible to mix in.

    Cashew nut butter is exquisite.
     
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