View Full Version : Confused About Vitamix
05-17-2006, 02:45 PM
I am considering buying a Vitamix, but is a Vitamix also considered a food processor? In other words, do I need to buy a food processor, if I buy a Vitamix?
Also, I would like the Vitamix to be able to chop nuts/grains. Is it required that I must buy the most expensive one (5000) in order to do that? I think I heard somewhere that the other models will do it as well even though they don't tell you that. Does anyone know if this is true?
05-17-2006, 03:28 PM
A V-M is a kick butt blender. I have not mastered using it as a food processor. (It's too high powered). I do use it for grinding flax in no time at all, crushing ice, making fresh ice cream. And I know the advertisement lists about 30 different functions it performs, but again, I find it too high powered to replace my food processor.
05-17-2006, 03:57 PM
05-17-2006, 03:59 PM
Lady Green Jeans
05-18-2006, 12:17 AM
Tough question. I agree totally, the Vitamix is indeed a most fantastic blender that produces the smoothest smoothies and warm soup, etc. I also have a Cuisinart food processor that I use most often and also adore. They are, unfortunately, not interchangeable. I would be sorely lacking in my kitchen without both!
05-18-2006, 01:01 AM
...because I heard that the Vitamix heats up raw food at too high a temperature...is this really true? Anyone know for sure?
Anyway, I bought the Green Power which is absolutely fantastic...it is also wonderful for juicing because it grinds/presses the juice out and doesn't whirl it around (causes oxygenating which is not healthy)...and, I also use a nice blender for blending...
Lady Green Jeans
05-18-2006, 04:56 PM
The motor is so powerful in a Vitamix, that if you leave the contents in and continue blending, the friction will heat the contents--eventually to boiling if the speed is set high. Of course that would take 5+ minutes I would venture to guess. They did the hot soup as part of the demo when I was buying mine at Costco. Kind of fun to watch.
I use my Vitamix to make a morning mock-mocha and have left it in for a little longer until it got kind of warm--not anywhere near destroying the enzymes, just warm.
Hope this helps.
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