View Full Version : Vita-mix gave me a heart attack
05-15-2007, 07:25 PM
I was making fudge balls and the Vita-mix blender turned off. I thought the motor burned out and I'd be reimbursing my kind landlady who's the owner for the machine. Many hours later it turned back on. I guess it was overheated from the very dense recipe. The recipe was well-worth it by the way! I thinking that it's still safer to make it in the blender and not my Cuisinart. Any feedback?
05-15-2007, 07:51 PM
Safer? Only if you're looking to purchase a new VM for your landlady.
Fudge is too thick and heavy for the VM. I'd suggest using the fp.
Ditto! I don't use my high-powered blender for anything super thick. The food processor is DEFINITELY a better choice!
05-16-2007, 12:00 AM
yup...food processor ; )
05-16-2007, 01:44 AM
I fourth that. That's happened to me plenty of times! Much better to use a food processor, I hate how the thick recipes get stuck under the blades at the bottom of the Vitamix anyway. Anywhoo, I've got a model from the 60's that has a red reset button...really nice feature. That way I don't have to wait for it to turn itself back on. I don't know if the modern models have that or not.
05-16-2007, 11:59 AM
Oh, that happens. To FP's too. It'll come back on. But I have had that heart attack before. Especially when the VM was not mine.... lol!
05-16-2007, 12:21 PM
It's very disappointing in a big way. The guy who sold me mine said you'd never need a FP again if you owned a Vitamix. Mine shut down a week ago and couldn't handle what my fp can. So much for that huh? :)
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