We’ve had our Vitamix for about 2.5 years, and we absolutely love it. I figured it was time I actually put together a review on it!
If you’ve ever looked at purchasing one, you know that these bad boys are pretty pricey. We have the Vitamix 5200, and we got it at Costco during a demonstration, so we saved $50 off the original price (this model is typically about $450).
While they are expensive, we use our Vitamix every single day! It came with a 7 year warranty and a 300+ page recipe book. Unlike some of the kitchen appliances made nowadays, this guy is here to stay!
If you don’t know what a Vitamix is, it’s a very high speed blender. We make smoothies, nut butters, soups, and frozen desserts (a frozen banana, Vitamix-ed? Tastes like ice cream!). You can make baby food purees, beverages, dips, sauces, salsas, dressings… the list goes on and on. You can use the variable speeds to create chunkier textures, or turn the speed to High to puree anything! If you’ve ever watched The Iron Chef or Chopped on the Food Network, chances are you’ve seen the Vitamix at work!
The reason we love the Vitamix is that it makes it so easy to consume fresh, raw fruits and veggies. If you make a smoothie with bananas and berries, it’s so easy to sneak in a handful of spinach and another handful of carrots (my kids’ favorite in the morning!). Even before lunchtime, I know they’ve had a few servings of fresh, healthy produce. Soups are a breeze as well – one of my favorites is Carrot Ginger soup, made in minutes.
Another awesome thing about the Vitamix is its clean-ability! When you’re done using it, you simply rinse it out, fill it back up with a few cups of fresh water, and add a drop or two of dishwashing soap. Then you simply turn it on High for a minute – I remember the guy at the Costco demo telling us that the Vitamix is its own dishwasher! Unlike a blender, there are no parts to disassemble, so cleanup is one of the best parts! You can check the Vitamix website if you want to read more about this great machine.
I know this guy is expensive, but it has been worth every penny to us. And it makes a great Christmas gift to ask for (or save up for)!!