View Full Version : Vitamix dry jug
11-27-2007, 02:07 PM
Right - I am getting a vita-mix for Christmas, woo!
For those of you who have experience - is it worth getting the dry jug? I wasn't going to, but I just want to make sure. £100 seems like a lot extra just for another jug. Can grinding dry things be done in the wet jug?
11-27-2007, 09:18 PM
I have NEVER had a need for it. I do grains & nut butters with no problem in my VM wet jug. :)
11-27-2007, 09:36 PM
I've had my vita-mixer for years and my wet jug started leaking badly so do you think i could use the dry jug to make soup and smoothies in?
It cost $100.00 to replace the bottom part and i do miss using my vita-mixer.
11-27-2007, 09:38 PM
I don't see any need for it. I don't do grains. I would circulate the $$$ on the smaller container ~ which I did.
11-28-2007, 07:08 AM
I have the dry jug and would hate to be without it as I do a small amount of flax seeds every day and do not feel the need to wash the jug in between.
If I used the wet jug I would not only have to wash it but it would have to be perfectly dry as flax is very sticky if allowed to get wet.
Just lazy I guess.
11-28-2007, 07:11 AM
A rethought on that.
If I was planning from scratch I would not pay $100 for the wet jug (did not realise that I did) but would buy a cheapie for the flax. I always found that the cheapies did the flax better than the vitamix and I would have the added bonus of the extra blender if anything went wrong.
Also. They do not give you a lid for the dry jug which I find cheap on their part. It can not be costing them much to make an extra lid and if you are paying $100 for a plastic jug they could at least add that in.
I find that the wet jug, plus a small, cheap electric coffee grinder for flax, works just great, and is much cheaper than buying the dry jug.
11-28-2007, 09:40 AM
Thanks everyone. Is it not possible to grind flax in the vita-mix wet jug or is it just difficult?
11-28-2007, 12:21 PM
I always just put the flax seeds right in with what I'm making, using green drinks/smoothies and it's just as if I'd put them in a coffee grinder and ground it to a powder. I didn't get the dry jug so I don't know what I'm missing out on but I've never even though, "I wish I would have gotten the wet jug". I have a very small coffee grinder that I use for flax seeds only.
11-28-2007, 04:28 PM
I grind flax in my wet jug all the time with absolutly no problems. It make a beautifully fine powdery meal/flour.
11-28-2007, 04:51 PM
I have a dry container, and I rarely use it. When I grind flax seeds or other seeds, I find it more convenient to use my coffee grinder.
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