Juicer vs. VitaMix
Anyone have suggestions about juicers? I understand that using a juicer is different from a Vitamix, which is as I understand it a blender essentially, albeit a very good one.
I have both and I love then both but if I had to live with just one it would be my Vitamix.
The citrus at the farmers market yesterday was so awesome. I wouldn't be able to eat it all without juicing some!! I got blood oranges, cara cara oranges, tangelos, cuties, ruby red grapefruits!!!! And the lemons were so nice. Sorry I am getting off topic here!!
well i will add---i am getting the most perfect delicious pineapples here, with juice pouring out of them. i cant bear to put them in the juicer and not EAT them as is, so i am. the oranges and melons go into the juicer tho & i love it. it is a Champion brand and really easy to use, i am happy with it. i will save up for a vita mix. meanwhile i have a plain old walmart oster blender that can do the job for now.... i think a person needs both ultimately. but since they are so pricey, i got the juicer first and will get the VM second. : ) does anyone know about the Ktec brand??? is that as good as a VM?? it is slightly cheaper.
well a vita-mix is much more than a blender... it makes soups and can even heat them for you. they make salsas, grind flax seeds... can even make other 'cooked' items... i would call it an appliance, not just a blender
you can juice with a vita-mix just takes a little longer cause you need to strain your juice with a nut mylk bag.
i have a champion - masticating juicers are the way to go... cause the juice lasts longer. there's a huge thread on this forum about juicers so you should go read that as well.
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I love juicing with my vitamix. It takes longer than using a juicer, but cleanup is quicker with the vitamix than with a "real" juicer, so ultimately it takes the same amount of time. Also, the vitamix is more efficient and produces less waste than a "real" juicer.
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I'm another one that juices with my BlendTec. It just depends what kind of a mood I'm in and what I'm juicing. I've got a Champion Juicer and if it starts heating up - I just finish up in the BT and then strain. Today I did it all with the Champion.
I'm sooo hooked oh my green juice! (and Green Smoothies). *‹*
So, I just got my Vitamix in the mail yesterday and I'm soooooooooooooooooo excited. But, also confused. I never intended to use it as a juicer, but the video says that you can , and makes no mention of needing to strain it. But, do you? Also, the video shows the making of almond milk without straining. I'm pretty sure that there have been posts on here stating that you had to use a nut bag strainer after blending the almonds and water. Can someone please clarify?
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yup you do have to strain. use a nut mylk bag or a paint strainer bag from the hardware store.
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Greenstar is great for juicing.
Originally Posted by rawwannabie
Just wondering, wouldn't it be up to the individual, i.e., if they enjoyed the texture of the drink before/without straining? So far I have never strained; but I like pulp.
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My Vitamix is what keeps me raw during the cold months!! I can make warm, uncooked soups. It is by far the best $100 I EVER spent on my raw kitchen!!!
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if you want just one of them, i'd consider the vitamix. as you can just use a nutmilk bag or paint strainer to get the juice out. :)
i think juicing is only good for when you're on a juice fast. other than that, smoothies all the way! why waste the fiber?
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I have both the Vita-Mix & The Champion, my opinion is that the Vita-Mix is a better all around Blender/Juicer, when juicing with the Vita-Mix, instead of straining the juice after blending, try throwing in a few Distilled water ice cubes along with the fruit, that will make the juice less of a smoothy and more of a juice drink, with this method you'll get the benefits of all that great fiber! (Distilled water is the best on earth!)
????? are you shure that they are safe ? Do they contain PVC or Phalats ? or other nasty stuff.......
a paint strainer bag from the hardware store
I would advise to only use foodsafe products for anything you eat or drink.
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