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Old 10-27-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Vitamix Question Please!

I am thinking of buying a reconditioned Vitamix because $$$ wise it's the only way I'll be able to afford one. Last night however, on QVC, there was a VM 6000 which after doing some research see that it's made especially for QVC, is $429.00 but has no variable spped control which everyone seems to feel is essential.

That said, in looking at reconditioned vm's on their website there is, I think it was the 5000 and the 5200 which was approximately $50. More. The only difference I could see, was that on the 5000, the knob went from 1-10 and on the 5200 the knob had smoothie, soup, desserts AND the 1-10.

Is that worth the extra $50. and are there any other things I'm overlooking?

I REALLY appreciate any and all feedback/advice!
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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I have the 5000 which I bought reconditioned several years ago now. I THOUGHT I reallllllly wanted the new one with presets, but realized I would never use those, so I quit lusting after it.

I previously had the Maxi 4000 which had high and low speeds, and reverse. I replaced it with the 5000 for the variable speeds, which I like MUCH better.

So IMHO - variable speeds = good. Presets = gimmicky. Just my $.02 though!

I've loved the reconditioned one and have never had ANY problems with it.

"My" Costco here has been selling a brand new VM, can't remember which model it is, for $349. If you have a nearby Costco, you might check that out too! If I had to buy one tomorrow, that's likely what I'd do.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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Thank you SO MUCH Charski! I'm also thinking that I would use the 64 oz. container more so than the smaller one although ideally I would like both.

I ron't eat wheat or grains so am thinking that I probably wouldn't use the dry/grains fontainer much. Am I forgetting something? Can I make nut flour in the 64 oz. container?
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
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Thank you SO MUCH Charski! I'm also thinking that I would use the 64 oz. container more so than the smaller one although ideally I would like both.

I ron't eat wheat or grains so am thinking that I probably wouldn't use the dry/grains fontainer much. Am I forgetting something? Can I make nut flour in the 64 oz. container?
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I've certainly used that container to make nut flour. You have to REALLY watch it though or you wind up with nut butter! Not that that is a BAD thing, really.

I use the 48 ounce container the most. I also have the dry container and I do use that to grind our sprouted whole wheat into flour. I don't think it's essential though.
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I use the 32 oz container most. Bought the dry/grains container, but never use it. I grind my flax, powder my erythritol, and blend my peanut butter in the regular containers.
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The Costco in my area (a little ways North of Charski I believe) carries the 5200S (black only) for 374.99 with a 7 yr. warranty.
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Yes, that's the one here too, Terry!

We're in the OTHER wine country - Monterey County!
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:13 AM   #9
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You ladies ROCK!

So appreciative of your information!

Regarding Costco....I found a whole message board of people saying that the ones sold at Cost o were scratched etc. and sub-par. They said that the salespeople who do the demos have their own set of blenders that are drop shipped and not the same quality.....

Have you heard of this? I thought maybe the people writing those reviews were from Blendtec which seems to have its own loyal fan base.
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