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Vitamix blender - is it worth ten times the price?

Asked by jaytkay (25765points) July 5th, 2011

A friend wants to buy a Vitamix blender. I am by nature cheap, he likes to buy “the best”, so we are both biased.

They cost nearly $400 US. the question, that price is no problem for him, but I question if it is really better than my $40 blender.

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Judi's avatar

Make sure he also looks at the Blendtec. I would buy that one first just because of the funny videos on

everephebe's avatar

It is ”really better than your $40 blender.”

bubba3778's avatar

I agree with @everephebe on this one. My dad has a vitamix blender and it can do nearly anything. Have you seen when they have a demo of it at Costco? it’s pretty cool. They demonstrate making soup, sorbet, and other fruity and healthy drinks Bottom line: buy this if you often make smoothies/shakes/other things and are willing to try new beverages with your new blender. It really is amazing.

jaytkay's avatar

Have you seen when they have a demo of it at Costco?

Yep, that’s where he found it. I think he is going to be a Vitamix owner by the end of the day.

Aqua's avatar

If you use it a lot, it’s definitely worth it in my opinion. My family bought one at least 5 or 6 years ago. We still use it quite a bit and it still works like new. It can power through just about anything; you never end up with uncrushed chunks of ice in your smoothie (or uncrushed anything). It’ll even heat up soup, if I remember correctly. It’s definitely expensive, and I don’t know how it compares to the Blendtec blenders, but it’s worth it if you have the cash to spare.

longtresses's avatar

We got one 7 years ago. It was sooooo worth it. Still using it today; as good as new.

Make sure to get a 32-oz container too. The 64-oz is a little cumbersome to handle and wash on a regular basis.

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