quality posts: 9
Just my two cents. I have owned a Vitamix for over 8 years now. I too fought buying one for a long time, I figured the price did not justify the purchase.
I used it once a day to make broccoli shakes. It has never failed yet. Nothing I have found can blend to the smoothness of the Vitamix, it is just like the consistency of a milk shake you would by at a restaurant, in other words smoooothhhh!
But something no one seems to ever mention, the controls are very simple. It has an On/Off button, a variable control, and a high switch. No electronic controls, built in menus, timers etc. With this you have excellent control, you can usually control the up-splash the most other blenders cannot. Very nice.
I was worth every penny.
I hate polyester sheets!
quality posts: 8
What this blender cannot do is 'chop.
That whole fruit/ice photo is just silly.
wow. I actually bought a Robot Elvis.
What was I thinking?