Vitamix blender – is it worth the high cost?

Vitamix blender costco package

Yes, I would say getting a Vitamix blender IS worth it.

You might have heard about the Vitamix blender – it claims to be a ‘total nutrition center’.  It’s a household blender that is professional grade, that makes smoothies, hot soups and frozen desserts. It apparently is so powerful that it breaks down the cells of the fruits and veggies to release more nutrition than other blenders.

If you are interested, like me, in eating healthful foods, but find it challenging to get enough fruits and veggies into your diet, then this is a great way to go. My friends that own one all rave about it.

But, here’s the catch – the sticker price is high. In Canada, it starts at $579 and I got mine in the US at Costco.com for $499.99 (and it included a dry blender too for blending dry ingredients like coffee beans, along with a great recipe book and a how-to-use DVD).

I’ve wanted one for about 2 years now but wasn’t willing to spend the money. But in the last 2 years, I’ve gone through 2 blenders and 1 juicer, probably totaling about $300.  So it’s true, why not invest in a high quality machine that works better, does more and will last longer (it comes with a 7 year warranty). It blends through ice cubes really well and creates professionally blended icy smoothies.

Here’s the best part for me – cleaning it is a breeze… you don’t have to disassemble it to wash it. All you do is fill it with water, add 2 drops of liquid dish washing soap, and turn it on for a minute.  It really does clean it well!

So, in my opinion, it’s worth it!

2 thoughts on “Vitamix blender – is it worth the high cost?

  1. The problem with juicing is related to glycemic index – GI. Low GI complete foods often turn into high GI juices. GI is the measure of the insulin response elicited by the food or juice which is felt to be an important indicator of and cause of metabolic dysfunction that leads to obesity and diabetes. When all the cell walls – cellulose – is stripped away and discarded the sugars in the juice which remain are immediately available for absorption. I’m sure it’s a nice machine but be careful with juicing!

    • Thank you DFD… actually the Vitamix isn’t a juicer. It’s a blender, so you consume everything that you put into it. But you provided some interesting information!

      thank you,
      ~Wendy

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