View Full Version : Which Vitamix Models are Good? HELP!!!
06-06-2006, 12:04 AM
I'm very confused..... I don't feel like spending over $400 on a vitamix, but I also want a model that I will be happy with. If I need to get the new 5000 model I will, but please let me know the pros and cons to other models if you can......
06-06-2006, 04:17 PM
I just bought a vitamix super 3600. I'll let you know how I like it. I am currently waiting for it to arrive :)
I've never owned a vitamix before. But I can tell you why I bought the 3600 instead of a newer one:
1. Stainless steel container. I don't like plastic.
2. It has a spigot.
3. Chrome base. Again... not plastic like the newer ones.
4. I also checked all the parts (like the seals, brush replacement kits etc) on Vitamix.com and they are not very expensive in case they ever
need to be replaced.
No warranty, obviously because it is purchased used. But, you can have it serviced if you need to.
Hope that helps :)
06-06-2006, 04:35 PM
My mom purchased the 5000 last week at Costco and loves it. She paid $359.00 for hers which came to close to $400 with tax. And Costo will take it back if it breaks.
06-06-2006, 05:02 PM
I have the Vita-Mix Professional Series which runs between $500 and $600. So although I haven't tried any of the other models this one is awesome. I would think the other models are very good too, maybe the features are a bit different. This one has...
* 2+ peak hp motor that generates blade tip speeds of 240 mph
* Variable speed control dial
* Laser-cut one-piece stainless steel blade
* All metal-to-metal connection from container to base
* Oversized 64 oz patented container
* Gourmet recipe book with 300 step-by-step recipes (includes a section on raw recipes!)
* Instructional DVD with professional chef Michael Symon
* Full 7-year warranty, Made in the USA
I really like the variable speed control dial and the blade unit! I love it!
06-06-2006, 05:22 PM
I have the 5000 and I love it! One time I did something really stupid, which caused a part to break and the company had a new part out to me within a day or two, no charge. I'm nearing the end of my warranty, but I'm not worried. The quality is amazing! I have not tried any of the other models, but I know you can get a pretty good deal on Ebay on some of them.
06-06-2006, 06:07 PM
I own the 4500 I bought from Alissa's store and I LOVE it!
I make the chocolate pudding, shakes, sauces, cheeze (for the creamiest results), frosty/slushies, salad dressings, smoothies (of course) and I grind flax seeds and oats in there...it works great!
06-06-2006, 06:59 PM
I don't feel like spending over $400 on a vitamix, You don't have to.
There are several different threads running here right now on the same topic. Here's another one: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6956&page=2&pp=10
Executive summary: As I pointed out in that thread, the $120 L'Equip RPM was the #1 pick in the Cook's Illustrated tests, the $400 Vitamix was #4 overall.
06-07-2006, 12:02 AM
I've been researching the Vitamix Blender and found that I wanted the super 5000 so I can do some raw dough. I found out about the blend tec that is smaller, faster, cheaper and only has one carafe instead of changing back and forth from the dry and wet carafes. I order it yesterday and it will be coming soon. I got it for $335. and it's usually $399. If you're interested I can send you the website that I got it from. The sale is only until June 30th.
PS. I am on the master cleanse - day 7. I just ordered Alissa's book and video and can't wait to eat my first raw meal after day 11!
06-07-2006, 02:28 AM
Yes, please send me the website.......
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