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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:28 am 
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I got a Blendtec for Christmas and I absolutely love it! Judging it against my Oster blender, this thing makes far smoother frozen drinks like smoothies than anything I've ever been able to make myself previously. I made blended soup in it. Whole vegetable/fruit juices. So good.

It's also really nice to have the preset buttons.


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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:52 am 
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I've been using my Blendtec to make coffee drinks this week. My favorite: Pure Almond Dark Chocolate, crushed ice and powdered espresso. A lot less calories and cost than a mocha frappuccino from Starbucks.


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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:56 am 
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It's my birthday next weekend and I'm getting a Vitamix! I've got a long and growing list of things I'm going to make when it comes.

The damn things are absurdly expensive in Holland, but we could not order one from the US since the voltage of our electricity is different. I'm getting the metal one with the dry jug and it costs 750 euros (950 USD). I feel good about it though. It will probably last me until I die and I'll use it a lot, so it will be worth it. It will also save me from having to buy a new foodprocessor/immersion blender every couple of years.

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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:13 pm 
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Cornelie- the Vitamix really does not replace a food processor or an immersion blender. I regularly use all three (I have a Blendtec though rather than the Vitamix).


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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:53 pm 
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I know, but the vitamix should stop me from wearing down the other two devices by trying to grind flower in them, making nut butters and pureeing stuff into smooth liquids. I'll keep my foodprocessor and immersion blender, but at least I won't have to replace them very soon with new specimens because the old ones burned out.

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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Our Vitamix should be coming any day now! So excited, we made smoothies this morning in our $10 blender, and I found myself chewing strings of spinach :/

Visions of almond milk are dancing in my head...

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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:11 pm 
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For those of you who already own a Blendtec, there's a blender jar giveaway going on now, you just have to pay $12.95 shipping:

http://www.blendtec.com/sharethelove

This is because Blendtec got a pretty big settlement in a lawsuit that claimed Vitamix copied their square jar design.


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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:11 am 
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Hey folks - I'm planning on getting a Blendtec this weekend! I'm stoked about it. My mom and I had a Vitamix back in the states and while it was awesome for most things, though I found it annoying to have to use the tamper to get things moving. I'm looking forward to getting the Blendtec.

A question, though. They sell a "wide jar" on their website - what is this for? Is it to mimic something closer to a food processor? I'm just getting the basic model, but wondering if anyone has the wide jar in addition to the regular one.


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 Post subject: Re: Blendtec or Vitamix
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:15 am 
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I've had my Vitamix for 3 years, and I use it every day. Last year the blade seized up; I called and they overnighted me a replacement for free. Good warranty and service.

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