Unwrapping my birthday gift: Vita-Mix Blender!

Update 6/11/2010 – I’m now an official dealer for Vita-Mix blenders. Message me at greenmomzoe@gmail.com to learn about the current discounts I can offer you.  🙂

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At last, my long-awaited birthday gift is here. Hooray! Ever since I saw Vita-Mix blender in action during a demo at BJ’s last spring, I wanted to own one badly. But considering the $500 price tag, I knew that it would take a long time to save up and buy it on my own. Fortunately, my mom, being the generous and loving person that she is, offered to buy it as her gift for my 30th birthday on Dec. 5th. What an awesome mom I have, I know! Check out the video of me unwrapping the goodies:

Vita-Mix is anything but your average blender. I own a Cuisinart blender and it pales in comparison to my new Vita-Mix. The best way to describe the differences is to compare a Kia to Cadillac. Yes, they are both cars and will get you from point A to point B, if that’s all you are concerned about. However, if you are someone who is interested in quality, longevity, versatility and extras, the plain Kia wouldn’t stand a chance to Cadillac. That’s exactly how Vita-Mix outshines just about any other blender on the market including Blendtec.

Choosing Vita-Mix wasn’t an impulsive decision. For the past six months I read online reviews, watched video comparisons on YouTube and asked a few raw food gurus if Vita-Mix was a worthwhile investment. I researched the blender in and out, up and down, inside and out. No stone was left unturned. The answer was a resounding YES! Anyone who owned a Vita-Mix was raving about their miracle machine. They gave reasons ranging from versatility to sturdiness to warranty to money-saving to unsurpassed deliciousness. For a moment I considered the Blendtec which is the only other compatible blender on the market. However, the limited warranty (3 years vs. 7 years) and the somewhat negative reviews quickly dissolved that dilemma. By the way, did you know that Jamba Juice and other commercial juice bars all use Vita-Mix to produce their deliciously smoothies? Yet another reason to invest in that powerhouse blender.

Here are just a few of its astonishing features:

* New Eastman Tritan™ copolyester 64 oz. container is as durable as polycarbonate, features improved sound damping and is chemical resistant plus BPA-free. Comes with ergonomic soft-grip handle.
* New Swedish-built 2 peak HP motor, custom designed for this machine, runs substantially cooler with energy savings and improved performance.
* Feedback-type variable speed control provides consistent power regardless of load. Speed ranges from 11 m.p.h. to 240 m.p.h., wider than any standard blender.
* Unique stainless steel hammermill and cutting “wet” blades process whole foods like no other appliance to deliver up to 3 times the nutrition.
* Quick and easy clean-up. Just add a few drops of dish soap, some warm water and run for 30 seconds on high. Done!
* It can make just about anything: smoothies, ice cream, soups, sauces, dips, nut mylks/butters, baby food, breads, etc.

With such impressive resume, you simply cannot go wrong with Vita-Mix. This beautiful gift is a part of my larger goal to incorporate more raw foods into our family diet. The more I learn about raw foods the more I become convinced that there is no better preventative medicine than investing in fresh, live and vibrant foods. I am in the process of reading a few books on the subject and mapping out our new raw food menu. With the help of Vita-Mix the transition will be that much smoother and enjoyable. So far I have made an avocado soup, hummus, breakfast smoothie, cappuccino and orange-mango sherbet. They all came out terrific! Can’t wait to experiment with making my own nut mylks and butters, grinding flour, making breads and some of the delicious desserts. Stay tuned for more videos and recipes using my new Vita-Mix.

If interested in exploring, learning or purchasing a Vita-Mix blender, please go to http://www.vita-mix.com/. I bought the Deluxe Package (64 oz. wet blade + 32 oz. dry blade container) from an authorized dealer Everything Kitchens. It takes about 7-10 business days to receive it.

Copyright © 2009 Zoe V. All Rights Reserved

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5 thoughts on “Unwrapping my birthday gift: Vita-Mix Blender!

  1. I am so happy for you! – and a bit envious. We are not investing that kind of money into UK electrics since we will be returning to the States. Not even sure if they sell them here (with UK plugs). But when we come back to the States, I am getting one! I have been coveting this for a while too. 🙂 I am interested to hear about your recipes and raw food adventures!

    Happy Birthday Zoe!!

  2. Kristin

    Wow, Zoe, that’s an amazing goal for your 30th birthday!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful birthday gift experience with us! xoxo

  3. Your very first blender…..and what a great camera man. May you enjoy your fruit smoothie maker.

    My favorite smoothies are a combination of: frozen fruit -strawberrys, a vanilla or strawberry yogurt, a spoonful of Life Source (green drink). 100% concentrate juice and water or milk pending the mood you are in.

    Enjoy and Happy Holidays ~Brendan

  4. Yes, you are a marketing person, it shows! Your excitement is quite evident.

    Totally appreciate the reminder on eating healthy. Need to get something like this again (previously had a couple Jack Lalane juicers)!

    Will heed your recommendation. Nice lil helper there in the background, too. lol

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