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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:50 pm 
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Just got an email today announcing a new Vitamix model - S30. You guys, it's a wee babby vitamix! I guess they needed to compete with the Bullet etc.

https://www.vitamix.com/s30?PROMO=03251 ... 0099-01-02

Their email suggested it would be PERFECT for my vacation home. Heh.


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:04 pm 
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I got that email too and OMG that thing is so cute! I already have a 750, so I really have no need for a baby vitamix, but so cute!! I really like that it has the drink container you can take with you!


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:26 pm 
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My faux magic bullet was dying so I got the S30 2 weeks ago. I've been using it every day. Soo much better. I also put my other vitamix away for now. I haven't used it as a blender blender yet but we'll see when I need to blend something.

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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:27 pm 
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My husband and I tested that model for vitamix and it was cute, but I would pass on it. I loved the idea of the to-go cup, but if you make your smoothie in it you cannot use the pusher. All the smoothies I tried to make in it needed the use of the pusher. Deal breaker for me.

Eta: it was still a good little blender, and if I didn't already have a big one I would have loved it more probably.


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:37 pm 
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annak wrote:
I guess they needed to compete with the Bullet etc.

https://www.vitamix.com/s30?PROMO=03251 ... 0099-01-02


Welp, at $409 its not exactly competing for the same market....

We got our 5200 for around $500 and QVC had an even cheaper deal recently. I hope that means that their mini blender will be discounted soon as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:58 am 
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Yeah, the price amused me a little bit. It's definitely a very niche item!


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:12 am 
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Yeah, I don't know if there are lots of people like me who use a bullet type product daily but also have a vitamix for blending the big stuff. I hardly every use my existing vitamix, except when I really want something ground up well. So far the S30 has been doing really well blending stuff and breaking stuff down. Plus with a 5 year warranty, it will hopefully last me longer than the bullet type blenders tend to.

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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:39 am 
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Annak, after I saw your post yesterday I ordered the S30! In addition to the smoothie cup it has a regular 40-oz blender container (I guess the regular vitamixes have a bigger container), which sounds perfect for me - I don't think I've ever blended anything more than 40 oz. The price is definitely more doable than the standard vitamixes, and there are enough smoothies I make that I think won't require the pusher - I can't wait for it to arrive!


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 9:22 am 
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mattomic wrote:
I've got friends who have Blendtecs (raw food chefs etc), who prefer it, and after seeing theirs - I just feel it works a lot better, the shape is better (for blending, pouring, cleaning), and it's just a preference. I also don't like using the tamper, and it pushed through the plastic the other day and blended into my smoothie. It also peas me off a bit that Vitamix stole so much of their stuff from Blendtec - they ended up having to pay a $1M settlement (or similar) that Blendtec then put towards giving their existing customers new jars... Wish I knew before I bought!


So happy to have read this. I'm going to be in the market for a new blender very, very soon, and my Costco recently had blendtec including the wide side canister for under $400. Not money I should really be spending but my current blender is going to explode soon.

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