It's not a blender – it's a Vitamix. The Vitamix TurboBlend Two Speed is designed to render the full bioavailability of whole foods such as apples, strawberries, greens and more. This includes the leaves, peel, stem – where you find all the valuable fiber. The TurboBlend Two Speed breaks down whole foods, releasing phytonutrients that help build the immune system, fight disease and improve overall health. The super-efficient 2-peak horsepower motor runs substantially cooler when mixing thicker ingredients like nut butters and frozen treats. It also processes fresh, whole foods in seconds to deliver superior taste and texture. The container is oversized, 64-ounce capacity made of Eastman Tritan Copolyester material that is virtually unbreakable, more chemical resistant and is BPA free. Unit features a locking lid design for easy removal. A recipe book containing over 160 step-by-step recipes in full color in included. Vitamix Two Speed is covered by a full 5-year warranty from the most trusted brand in high performance blending equipment.
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 8.8 x 7.2 inches ; 10 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 15 pounds
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- Item model number: 1782
Waited 2 years, recently bought this model 1782, excellent!
I decided to go ahead and spring for a VitaMix, and I saw that this newer model was available. Yes, it’s pricey, but you can apply for an Amazon Store Card, and on a purchase this expensive there is a six-month interest-free option, so that makes buying one manageable for lots of people, including me. That’s exactly how I paid for it.
It’s a very powerful machine, it has a new lid on the jar which is more snug fitting. Not as noisy as my last blender, which was a real banshee screamer. The only thing I might criticize is the recipe book that comes with the unit is focused on fruity, sweet drinks. Well, that’s fine, we all love that stuff, but the machine can do much more than make frappucinos. You can puree roasted eggplant to add to chicken stock for soup, you can make superb pasta sauces, pestos, and savory dips. This is a tool for people who like to cook and make things with fresh ingredients. If your needs are very basic, like a morning smoothie, you may not need this much power. I did laugh when I unpacked my unit and saw that it has a 3-prong plug, and a fairly sturdy cord. This is not your average kitchen blender! If the pocketbook will allow it, and if you are something of a foodie, I think it’s a good investment, it’ll likely last forever and expand your horizons in the kitchen. It sure has delighted me.
Blender fantastic but container SUCKS
The plastic container quickly changed from smooth and shiny to an ugly grey, scratched up interior. I have my Vitamix sitting on the bar right across my fridge for easy accessibility. Now I ‘hide’ the container beside the base, because it looks gross.
I remember seeing these Vitamixes in professional smoothie places and used to wonder ‘don’t they ever clean these containers?’ now I know they did but there’s nothing they can do about it – once that shiny newness is gone that’s it. And did any of that rub off and go into my smoothies? I wonder….. Seems to me Vitamix could make a glass container and we wouldn’t have that problem. But maybe there’s a down side to glass I’m not aware of.
IMPORTANT UPDATE as of 8/27/2012
Thanks to all for your comments. I still use my Vitamix at least once a day and it is now time for me TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT as I have found THE perfect way to clean the container – not according to the Vitamix instructions which says to use 2 drops liquid dish detergent and warm water – but using the directions from this wonderful website which I found during a google search looking for a better way to clean the Vitamix – and folks it works….my container is now shiny and clean almost like it was brand new.
The secret ingredients are vinegar and baking soda mixed with warm/hot water. It’s the fizzing action that does the trick!!!!
The simple directions are on the website. I only do mine about once a week and still get excellent results.
Daughter loves it
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