My stove is not fancy. In fact it’s over 20 years old, and I’m good with that. My fridge? Let’s just say it’s childhood friends with my stove.
I’m really not caught up with the fancy details of the kitchen. As far as I’m concerned, if it’s full of family laughter, and I can make delicious, healthy food, then all is good.
But there is one small appliance that basically runs the show in the kitchen, one appliance that I cannot do without, and the one investment that I made in recent years in my kitchen: my Vitamix blender.
10 Reasons the Vitamix Can Change Your Life
1. Ease of Cooking
I love my Vitamix blender. I really, really love my blender. And our relationship hasn’t faded with time, it’s grown. I make smoothies every morning, using lots of fruit (even throwing in the mandarin rind with the rest of the fruit because it’s known to lower blood pressure), and yes, throwing in some veggies, too.
It comes out again at dinner, providing hot pasta sauce, soups, sorbet, you name it.
And when entertaining friends, it makes any crushed ice drink you can imagine.
2. The Company – 7 years of support?
7 years. When was the last time you bought a small appliance with a 7-year warranty? Any company that will offer that on a product really, truly believes in its product. Now a true test of the customer service of a company is always: how do they respond when you contact them with an issue? I did have an issue with a part. I contacted them.
When I contacted customer support, a very pleasant woman asked me to describe the problem. I did, and she said no problem, here’s why this is happening, and here’s what we’re going to do about it. Did I have to mail in my blender or even the part? Nope. Did the new part arrive quickly? It sure did. Am I happy with their service? Thrilled.
Here’s an extra tip: when you buy a Vitamix blender, the 7-year warranty is on all components – the main unit as well as the containers. However, in order to get the 7-year warranty on any additional containers, you must buy them at the same time as the main unit. If you buy them later, they come with a 1-year warranty. Why is this? It has to do with the registration of the unit with the serial number. Upon first registration, everything that came with that purchase is included in the 7-year warranty.
3. Healthy Eating
The amount of healthy fruits and vegetables that we eat has increased substantially since using the Vitamix. I must admit, sometimes we just toss in extra things for the fun of it. For example, I have not bought apple sauce in years. Apple sauce for us means throwing a couple apples in the blender (seeds removed!).
4. New Recipes
Smoothies, pasta sauce, hot soup, salad dressings, nut butters, frappe coffees, unscorched cheese sauces, scrambled eggs (yup, in the blender), batters, and the list goes on!
You can grind your own grains, beans and nuts in only a minute for gluten-free flour, cereals and breads. You can also buy these products in bulk, grind large quantities, and store them in the refrigerator and the freezer. The Vitamix Total Nutrition Center comes with a container with blades designed for regular blending, and an extra container with blades designed for blending dry ingredients.
I know, you’re saying “The downside is the cost!” I beg to differ. How many times have you stopped to buy something for dinner because you’ve got nothing in the house? I can almost guarantee you that you can plan a dinner with the Vitamix with what you’ve got in your house right now. The number of pasta sauces alone is amazing. Throw it in, blend, cook the pasta in the meantime, add some veggies and you have dinner. Easy peasy. Not to mention that you’ll never buy a smoothie again. Lots of cost savings there.
Fruits and vegetables get used up, not thrown out. And the savings in grinding your own gluten-free products is substantial.
So yes, I would say that the cost pays for itself over and again.
I daresay, I’ve made a load of meals in less than 15 minutes because of the Vitamix. More time for me and my family.
Less waste, fewer chemicals, and more of your fruits and vegetables used. ’nuff said.
Healthier food, better sleeping. Study after study has shown that eating healthier leads to longer, more restful sleep. Incorporating more vegetables, whole grains, beans and fresh fruits, while eliminating some of the sodium and food additives that are in processed foods will all help achieve this.
Maybe it’s just the geek in me, but I love blending with the Vitamix. Seeing how this machine can pulverize any food you put into it… It’s definitely fun. And I never get tired of using the tamper to push some difficult foods down to the bottom, and then see them almost immediately turn into a blend. It’s oddly satisfying.
11. Bonus: Family Time
I’ll throw one more in there – family time. My kids love checking out the possibilities with the Vitamix. It’s constant food experiments at our house!
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