View Full Version : my vitamix has arrived!!!
12-08-2007, 01:30 PM
very excited to have gotten this.
although I have a few questions about it.
how long can you run it before it starts to heat up foods?
I made Alissa's broccoli soup in it last night and by the time I finished blending (a few minutes) it was VERY warm.
probably to the point of not being raw.
I saw some steam.
so today when I was making a vegetable smoothie, I put all my cut up veggies in there and some water, turned it on and turned it off after a minute because I didn't want it to heat the smoothie.
but then it wasn't really smooth.
I thought this was suppose to be a real power horse!!!
I figured a full minute of this thing on with cut up veggies and water should have made it VERY VERY smooth.
am I missing something?
I want to be more impressed with this machine and wonder if I just don't get it.
thanks in advance for any responses.
12-08-2007, 01:58 PM
I have a brand new vitamix also - just got it a little over a week ago. It sure seems to be a powerhorse to me. I made broccoli soup the night before last and I am pretty sure I ran it for 30 secs. which is the most amount of time I've ever done anything in it yet. It was warm, yes, but it was pure foam! So as far as I was concerned it was way too long! I didn't want foam, I wanted soup. But I believe it was my fault. Sorry, this might not be what you were looking for in answer to your question. It was smooth alright!
12-08-2007, 01:59 PM
i keep my hands on the bottom of mixer to feel if it's heating up too much - so that might help
and add more water to get things really smooth - a bit at a time will ensure you don't make anything too grossly water-y
and, oh yeah, always put the big black top on - i have stains on my ceiling from my Vita Mix shooting 8 feet up in the air.
i found with all my raw food gadgets i had to practice to get the feel for how it best works
let us know how it works out. alicia
the husband loved that one...
12-08-2007, 08:22 PM
Wow does it heat up that much?? :eek: I have never had a blender get warm. The vita mix must be a beast :D
12-09-2007, 11:08 AM
You could add a few ice cubes to replace a bit of the water to diminish the warming process.
I do this when I make smoothies, and it works great! :)
12-10-2007, 11:12 AM
thanks so much.
12-10-2007, 07:40 PM
I still haven't been able to make soup and it is now 2 months!
And I second the motion to be very sure your top is on securely. If you have turned off the motor while it was on high, and then flip it on again - WOW! Watch out! I am very careful now (after two accidents) to make sure I always turn the dial down to low before turning it off :)
If you need to blend something til it is really smooth, putting ice cubes in is very helpful. Just remember to add less water.
My Cuisinart also heats things up - faster than the blender! I need to be careful when I'm working with nuts so it doesn't get too hot.
12-10-2007, 07:45 PM
Wow... so cool... congratulations on getting your vitamixer!! that's my dream toy!!! someday.... someday!!! :D
Lady Green Jeans
12-10-2007, 09:25 PM
Congratulations on your new vm. You will absolutely love it. I've read on threads here to start at a lower speed when making soups so you don't end up with all the foam. Makes sense to me. You can go to 118 degrees before you start killing enzymes. I usually feel the base of my vm when blending to see how warm it's getting and go from there. Prefer my soups on the warm side most times.
Enjoy your brand new raw-prep toy!
12-10-2007, 10:20 PM
Congratulations! Enjoy experimenting!
12-10-2007, 11:51 PM
In time you will work all the kinks out. I am so Happy for you. I know it will cook food also but I had forgotten about that because I am always putting Frozen Bananas or something else Frozen in it..........In Joy.
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