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Old 08-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #421
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The VitaMix guy was at Costco today. He had a red one, a silver one, and a black one. Makes me wanna ditch my white one! LOL!

Nah not really but that red one was sure purty.
I know I've seen a few demos with the new container, I would really like to get a new one of those! The lid seems so much easier to put on and take off than the older models (5years now)/
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #422
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Yep, I bought the 32 oz. container at a Costco Road Show a couple years ago. I love it and use it MUCH more than the 64 oz. container it came with.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:27 AM   #423
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For anyone looking to buy a Vitamix, I just got my email from the q with the Vitamix on this coming Sunday's show. That would be August 26. It is the today's special value!! It is the one that fits under the cabinets and it is on 5 equal monthly payments of about $76 and no shipping or handling!!!! So watch the qvc on Sunday and choose your color!!! They have great ideas on what to do with the machine in those demos too. So if you already own one, then you can still watch and be amazed!!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #424
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Good for you dawnyama. I'm sure you will love it.

I have decided that the Vitamix is the best blender on the market. I have tried many others and while they all work decently, the Vitamix outlives them all!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #425
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The current issue of Cooks Illustrated STILL rates Vitamix the BEST!
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For anyone looking to buy a Vitamix, I just got my email from the q with the Vitamix on this coming Sunday's show. That would be August 26. It is the today's special value!! It is the one that fits under the cabinets and it is on 5 equal monthly payments of about $76 and no shipping or handling!!!! So watch the qvc on Sunday and choose your color!!! They have great ideas on what to do with the machine in those demos too. So if you already own one, then you can still watch and be amazed!!!
OK! I've read every word I can find online about the Vitamix (Charski should get paid BIG bucks by VM for her endorsement!), run cost comparisons, sent DH to check out the Costco demo, and updated my Q account so that I can quickly order tonight. It seems like the perfect size for the two of us. Thanks for the TSV heads-up --and thank you all for the tips, recipes, and more. I can't wait to get the new VM baby home.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:14 AM   #427
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OK! I've read every word I can find online about the Vitamix (Charski should get paid BIG bucks by VM for her endorsement!), run cost comparisons, sent DH to check out the Costco demo, and updated my Q account so that I can quickly order tonight. It seems like the perfect size for the two of us. Thanks for the TSV heads-up --and thank you all for the tips, recipes, and more. I can't wait to get the new VM baby home.
You will love it!! I got it from qvc and was quite impressed that I returned it after the 30 days and got a replacement. My son loves to make smoothies and the motor on the first one we got was a bit burned out after running it. So more than 30 days later, we got a brand new one and have loved it since!! The kids love the smoothies--so nice and smooth. No chunks, unless you want them. And mashed cauliflower---now that is smooth!! I got the bigger one because at the time, the Q didn't have the smaller version. I wish I had waited, because I just don't have the room for the machine on my counter, it is out in the dining room. But I am very pleased with my VM I do have a large family so it works out.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #428
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OK! I've read every word I can find online about the Vitamix (Charski should get paid BIG bucks by VM for her endorsement!), run cost comparisons, sent DH to check out the Costco demo, and updated my Q account so that I can quickly order tonight. It seems like the perfect size for the two of us. Thanks for the TSV heads-up --and thank you all for the tips, recipes, and more. I can't wait to get the new VM baby home.
Ahhhh, I've enabled yet another fellow LCF - my work here is done!

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:50 PM   #429
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I have lurked here as well and I might be purchasing tomorrow. That is cheaper than what I have seen at the store demonstrations. Is it a good buy?
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #430
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I finally caved a few weeks ago and bought one from QVC. I use it mostly for shakes. Will watch demos tomorrow for more ideas.

Does anyone know why when I make a shake with ice, it doesn't incorporate evenly? I don't know how to explain it but there is still liquid and crushed ice.
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Nelle Belle, when I make my shakes, I start it on Variable Slow, gradually increasing the speed. When it is fairly well incoroporated, in increase the speed. Then I go to High Regular. Mine is an old Vitamix. Do you have the same controls?
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #432
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I do pretty much what Soobee does as far as the speeds go. I also blend all the liquid and other stuff together first, THEN add the ice, blend well, then I add 1/2 tsp. or so glucomannan powder to it and blend a little more - that holds the ice in suspension so you don't get a separation.
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Thanks. Have Gluc and will try that.
Charski, love your shake from the shake thread.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:26 AM   #434
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I think my problem, after watching the qvc demo, is using too much ice.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #435
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I've been watching the demo today. It's great. I love my vitamix.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #436
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I'd suuuuuuuuure like that blue one! LOL!
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I wish I had the cinnamon one. I have the cinnamon Kitchenaide and it would so go with that. My original one was blue and I loved the color. But had to settle on the black when I had to return it. The only one they had in stock was black and I didn't want to wait or just not have one.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:09 AM   #438
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Ordered mine on Sunday night while lying in a hospital bed ... can I blame it on the meds? LOL!!! Can't wait to get it.
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Does the vitamix incorporate LOADS of air into your shakes? I make my shakes in my food processor, and it makes WAYYY too much air...
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If you blend at a lower speed you won't get as much air incorporated.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #441
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Ordered mine on Sunday night while lying in a hospital bed ... can I blame it on the meds? LOL!!! Can't wait to get it.

Oh no I hope you are doing much better. Just remember if you regret your decision (you can blame the meds ) you can return it!! Just save the box it comes in.
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QVC sucked me in this time too. I had one years ago, but forgot everything. So how do us low carbers make lc ice cream in one? DH and I have become pre diabetic and would love to make our own ice cream, but so far I see lots of fruit, how about davincis syrups etc any recipes around using those? Have not read all the the thread yet but will. Is there a VM recipe thread somewhere? Thanks Dee.
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Wow, have read all 15 pages and copied a few nice ice cream recipes. Made smoothies today, but too much ice and were globbey and runny. Well have 30 days to put it through it's paces and see if the new ones are a keeper.
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Maybe I should go through all the pages as well. I am still trying to justify purchasing one. I know Christmas is coming up and know they will be out in the stores, like Whole Foods and Costco.
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Costco already had them, for $374.99, when I was in there the other day! That's a good price.
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Costco already had them, for $374.99, when I was in there the other day! That's a good price.
I will have to call my Costco and check it out. Thanks Charski!
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Let me help you with your decision Tilly.Today I made lots of stuff with it.

almond milk
bacon ends were cooked yesterday....so I shredded them in the vita mix tody.
dairy free chocolate peanutbutter cups
blackberry ice cream dairy free
cashew milk for my df yogurt
whipped coconut milk / sweetener----to put on my cherry pie
one more tomato & roasted pepper soup for lunch

******I LOVE MY VITA MIX********

That's all I can think of .
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Let me help you with your decision Tilly.Today I made lots of stuff with it.

almond milk
bacon ends were cooked yesterday....so I shredded them in the vita mix tody.
dairy free chocolate peanutbutter cups
blackberry ice cream dairy free
cashew milk for my df yogurt
whipped coconut milk / sweetener----to put on my cherry pie
one more tomato & roasted pepper soup for lunch

******I LOVE MY VITA MIX********

That's all I can think of .
hmmm, with all that and the price Charski quoted above, I may just have to go investigate, thank you.
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I just made the best ice cream with my Vitamix. I blended a bag of frozen blackberries with a cup of chilled heavy cream, 2 oz cream cheese, and 2 tablespoons of Truvia. It is heavenly.
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