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Scoble, Alex Scoble
Since we got our Vitamix at the end of last summer, I have eaten more fruits and veggies than in the last previous ten years combined (if not more). It is quite literally the most used appliance, after the fridge, in our house.
One of my co-workers has had the same experience. I'm seriously considering saving up for one. - Jennifer Dittrich
What are some of your favorite blend recipes? - imabonehead from Android
My recipe tends to change based on what fruits/veggies we buy, but a typical one is 2 ounces of almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 2 tablespoons flax seeds, a bunch of kale, a bunch of other greens (such as Trader Joe's rainbow chard or their cooking greens mix which consists of turnip, mustard, collard and spinach greens...pretty much anything but broccoli), 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, maybe some chili pepper flakes and 2 to 3 fruits (today's smoothie was a bunch of blueberries, a pear and an apple), plus a bit of water and ice - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The last two or three smoothies have used a whole heart of romaine lettuce as one of the veggies because someone needs to eat it before it goes bad and my wife is out of town. :D Costco veggies are our downfall. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Hehe. You should open a smoothie stand in front of your house. - imabonehead from Android
I'd have to add large amounts of agave nectar to get most people to want to buy one, hehe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
My Vitamix is the same for me - tons of use, and I'm eating way better than I used to. I feel like an infomercial huckster saying it, but it's true. - Brian Johns
By the way, Brian, why aren't you subscribed to me? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I sometimes want to share blender stuff with you directly, but can't. **sadclown** - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I didn't realize I wasn't! Problem solved. - Brian Johns
Huzzah! Thanks! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Word of mouth and Costco has them readily available and for cheaper than the Blendtec packages they sell. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
A number of coworkers and friendfeeders have Vitamix blenders and all talk highly of them. I even have one coworker who switched from Blendtec to Vitamix. Also doesn't hurt that my brother keeps talking up Blendtec because he interviewed the CEO. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Yeah, I have the blender on a counter beyond the cabinets because I use it so much, but vertical space is certainly one reason why some people prefer the Blendtec. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Other factors that didn't come into play with the purchase (I learned them later on): The Vitamix is made in the US. Blendtec is not. The Vitamix comes with a tamper for pushing food into the blades, the Blendtec does not. The Vitamix spins at a faster RPM than the Blendtec. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
In this case I did. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Apparently, the Blendtec container can be cleaned in dishwasher, but it doesn't seem to be entirely recommended, whereas Vitamix says don't do it with theirs, but the Vitamix is self cleaning with warm water and a few drops of soap. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I can fill my Vitamix to the full 64 oz capacity and still blend just fine. This is supported by the manual. Blendtec manual says to only fill halfway. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
But yeah, at the end of the day, I think you'll be happy with either blender, although I obviously have high praise for the Vitamix. Everything I've thrown at it gets blended up. Seeds, nuts, ice, etc. I'll even throw in apples or pears cut up, but with the stem still on and only the very core of the apple that contains the seeds removed. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I also love that I never again have to squeeze juice to make a margarita. Just peel a lime, a lemon and an orange. The recipe says to cut them in half, but I've found that I don't even need to do that. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
how much did the mixer set you back? - imabonehead
$380 at Costco, but it only comes with the wet 64 oz container. There's a more expensive version that comes with both that and a dry container. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
that's one expensive mixer. - imabonehead
You get what you pay for, at least in this case. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble