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09-18-2009, 07:45 AM
I recieved the Vita-mix today, but am confused about the heat settings etc.. i know you can make hot soups with the Vita-mix, but obviously i don't want any heat at all for when i make green smoothies. There is no "heat" button on the machine, so how exactly does the heat come on? If anyone can help, that would be great. Basically... what settings do i need to make a RAW green smoothie, and for roughly how long do i leave it on?
09-18-2009, 07:56 AM
There are no "heat" settings. Heat happens via friction when running it long enough.
Put your ingredients in the blender and let it run to desired consistency. Turn it on high and let 'er rip!
Did you receive a book with it? Information is in it.
09-18-2009, 07:59 AM
It heats up if you keep it running for several minutes.
You use the same procedure for everything you make, just upping the speed until you get the blending quality you want. If you have the 5200 model, you turn it on with the button on the right down (on low). Then turn the dial all the way up. Then turn the low button up to high.
That's usually what I do with my smoothies. It only takes a few seconds. Occasionally, with greens, I'll turn it off, tamper a few of them down, and then blend again. You can usually tell when everything blended smooth. Again, it only takes a few seconds.
If you left it running for a few minutes, that's when it would heat up and you'd have green soup.
Hope I didn't confuse you even more. It's kind of hard to explain.
09-18-2009, 08:53 AM
thx for the replies. i have briefly read the books/manuals that have come with it but haven't found anywhere yet explaining how food is heated, or in my case, how to make sure the food doesn't heat up. If it's based on how long it's left on for, I'll give it a go for about 30 seconds on High and see what happens!
09-18-2009, 09:01 AM
You would need to run it quite awhile for it to heat, so don't worry about it. Your food will be ready way before then.
09-18-2009, 09:09 AM
jamesey, let us know how your first smoothie turns out in vitamix!
I've been wanting one for a while too.
09-18-2009, 09:29 AM
OP---I ran my VM for 4 minutes and my soup was less than 100 degrees. As you know, the machine can make anything smooth before that! No worries!
09-19-2009, 04:49 AM
Ok, i've made 2 things so far with my Vita-Mix and i'm really pleased with it! Last night I did a seed milk, i must of had it on for about 60-90 seconds.. i wasn't timing, but the seeds came out super smooth (compared to my previous blender, and less time). the only problem is it came out very warm.. i had it on High, so either it should of been on a Variable Speed or it was just ran for too long.
But more importantly was how green smoothies would turn out. well, i have just done one, and again, the smoothness of it was the best i've ever had with a blender, and i only did it for 30 seconds on High.I used 500g of apples and 350g of a combination of Pak Choi and Romaine Lettuce. So far i am very happy that i bought it. the reaal test will come when i try the very fiberous Kale.. with my previus blender needed to blend it for 5 minutes and even then it was still slightly bitty, but hopefully the Vita-mix should handle it, from what i've experienced so far.
09-20-2009, 09:59 AM
I love my vita-mix. Don't worry about it getting too hot, it really has to be going for a long time for it to get hot.
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