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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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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:22 pm 
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JillW wrote:
thanks, I usually do anything to avoid a heavy sell job, but I troubled myself finally to watch some of those infomercial type videos so I'm starting to get the basic idea. Still on the fence regarding the overall cost/benefit analysis!


I finally got off the fence and bought a refurbished Blendtec tonight! My last comment was over a year and a half ago, so I can never be accused of making rash decisions. In the meantime both my stick blender and food processor died. I can't face winter without hummus/blended sauces. Now with homemade tahini!


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:32 pm 
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yay for your Blendtec, JillW! I bought a refurbished one a couple months ago and I am in love. However I'm still learning how to use it, I need to read thru the stuff that came with it some more about when to use which settings etc...most of the stuff I'm using it for doesn't fall under those categories. I bought the Twister jar too, because I make small batches of stuff frequently.
We originally bought it 'cause, in addition to just needing a better machine than my ancient crappy Oster, my partner wanted to get into green smoothies but ironically our kids and I are loving them but he isn't!


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:08 pm 
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HEH. I was reading "S30" as "$30" and was all excited to get the $30 vitamix. Then I went to the linked page and realized my error. Oops.

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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:06 pm 
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I got the S30 because I have a small kitchen but holy crepe could I not unscrew the blades from the canister. After running it under cold water for awhile and lots of straining, I could barely manage but it was just too hard. And I'm not even sure it was screwed on tight enough to begin with because it would leak. It's a great idea, interchangeable canisters, but the execution didn't work for me. I returned it after 90 days (I really wanted to love it) and got a VItamix Creations II with a 48oz canister. Love love love love love it. Perfection.


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:29 pm 
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Audrey wrote:
yay for your Blendtec, JillW! I bought a refurbished one a couple months ago and I am in love. However I'm still learning how to use it, I need to read thru the stuff that came with it some more about when to use which settings etc...most of the stuff I'm using it for doesn't fall under those categories. I bought the Twister jar too, because I make small batches of stuff frequently.
We originally bought it 'cause, in addition to just needing a better machine than my ancient crappy Oster, my partner wanted to get into green smoothies but ironically our kids and I are loving them but he isn't!


yep I'm wondering if I'll want the twister jar. I guess I can add it later, didn't investigate whether there was any cost savings to buying all at once.


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:55 pm 
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I got a vitamix a few months ago and am in love. We named her Blenda. My favorite thing lately is using up my overabundant garden tomatoes by throwing a bunch of whole ones in with herbs and a little garlic and olive oil then simmering it on the stove for a couple hours and canning sauce. I also have a smoothie every day for breakfast. For whoever asked a few pages ago if it can pulverize berry seeds-- yes!


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:16 am 
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Eeeeeeee! I did it! I bought a Vitamix, and it arrived on Friday, and I am soooo excited! I was away from home for most of the weekend, so have not yet had lots of time to play with it. So far I've used it to dry chop onions quickly and tearlessly for soup, and made two delicious green smoothies. I just want to blend everything now!

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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:41 am 
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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
Eeeeeeee! I did it! I bought a Vitamix, and it arrived on Friday, and I am soooo excited! I was away from home for most of the weekend, so have not yet had lots of time to play with it. So far I've used it to dry chop onions quickly and tearlessly for soup, and made two delicious green smoothies. I just want to blend everything now!


That is a great addition to any kitchen! I absolutely love our Vitamix. We have had it for almost 6 years and I have been using it daily often times twice a day and it works beautifully. I don't know if many people know, but it is very easy to make bread crumbs even with a very small amount of bread. Bits of bread rise above the blades and just sort of fly in that space in the container occasionally hitting the blades and never getting to the bottom. Magic!


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:00 pm 
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I have a question. You know the rubber part on top of the bass? The part that you set the jar on? It seems rather loose on my bass. I mean, not like falling off, but the edges are not secured all the way down. Is it supposed to be like that to give it some wiggle room due to all the vibrating it does, or is there something wrong with my machine? I bought a reconditioned one, but it sounds like they really look them over carefully before shipping them out, so I'm hopping it is supposed to be like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:03 pm 
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I just checked and that rubber piece seems to be very secure it its spot. It doesn't move around when I set the container on it or when I turn on the blender. Did you try to press that piece onto the four protruding parts on the base of the blender? It should go all the way. Try to remove it and put it back on. Maybe that would do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:27 pm 
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Oh, I don't really see it moving around while I'm blending. I'm just talking about the edges of the rubber part being loose from the base when the jar is not attached. Like lose enough that I could probably slip a piece of paper under there. It's not sealed down at the edges.

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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:57 am 
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If you can only slip a piece of paper and nothing thicker than that, I wouldn't worry about it. It is not supposed to seal, but it should be fairly close. The main function of that rubber piece is to provide enough grip for the jar and to connect it to the motor. If the jar sits sufficiently tight and has good connection to that moving piece in the middle, then you shoudn't have any problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:36 am 
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Ok, thanks healthnut!

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 Post subject: Re: Vitamix
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:06 pm 
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I always thought it was supposed to do that! I often pry the edges up so I can clean under there.


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