What’s the big deal about the Vitamix?
Power blenders are very hot in the culinary world right now. The so-called Eat Clean trend is gathering momentum, and these are the kind of gadgets that make smoothies, shakes and soups pretty much instantly. So if you want to join the throngs of super shiny healthy people like Deliciously Ella with her impossibly glossy hair, white teeth and race horse legs, a power blender like this is an essential counter top item.
I’m NOT saying you’ll suddenly transform into some uber babe by buying one of these blenders, just to be clear, but it’ll definitely help you along 😉
What’s the spec?
- Commercial-grade, powerful, 2.2-peak horsepower motor that propels blades up to 240 mph to blend the toughest ingredients
- 44.2 cm tall (with 2.0 litre container in place)
- 23.9 cm deep
- 19.6 cm wide
- 5.65 kg
- cord length: 1.83 m
Vitamix Blender Base:
- 2.2-peak HP (1380 Watts) motor
- 220-240 volt, 50 hz, 1100 – 1200 Watts
- Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
Vitamix 2.0-litre Container:
- Height: 34 cm
- 2.0 litre rated capacity
- Standard wet blades: Laser-cut stainless steel blade hammermill and cutting blades designed to pulverize whole foods for smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts
- Spill-proof vented lid with plug for safely adding ingredients while machine is running
- Tamper with collar to prevent tool from hitting the blades
Brushed stainless steel finish, looks like a gadget you’d see in a professional kitchen and frankly behaves like one too.
£650 – a serious amount of money to spend on a blender. You need to ask yourself if you’ll use it enough to justify this kind of investment. My advice is to have it out on the counter and not hiding in a cupboard.
So what can it do?
The ability to chop, cream, blend, heat, grind, churn, and more, with a single machine
Is it easy to control?
You can either use one of the pre-set functions in conjunction with the Create recipe manual:
Or you can get to know the power of the machine more intuitively by trying out the numbered dial. Either way it’s super clear and simple to use.
Who’s it good for?
Committed and enthusiastic cooks who want a high performing blender that they’ll use on a daily basis. Once you see what it’s capable of you’ll be hooked. It cuts down so much preparation time, that for busy family cooks it’s a total godsend.
What have I been making in it?
I can hand on heart say I use the Vitamix every day, it’s a genuinely useful gadget
- Soups – gives a super velvety smooth texture
- Pasta sauces – to blend in all the lumps that the boys would otherwise pick out
- Smoothies and milkshakes
- Nut butters – great for trying alternatives to peanut like cashew or almonds
- Pesto – customise to your own tastes
- Cheese Sauce – make macaroni cheese in a matter of minutes
- Custard – instant pudding for the boys on cold evenings
- Sorbet – just using frozen fruit and sugar
- Pancake batter – super smooth, why not add a banana for a healthy spin
- Frosting – saves you getting covered in clouds of icing sugar
How do you clean it?
Well for starters you don’t have to take it apart and start unscrewing blades. When you’re done using it, simply fill the jug half full with warm water and a tiny squirt of washing up liquid then put the lid on and set it to the wash function. It then whizzes itself into a lather and promptly cleans the blade and most of the jug. It’s then just a question of giving it a rinse under the tap and popping the jug upside down on the draining rack. The only thing you’ll need to clean is the lid. The only time i’ve had to get more involved with cleaning is after making nut butters, which are a little more stubborn to shift.
Anything else I need to know?
It comes with a fantastic cookbook packed with tonnes of recipes to try, which is a fab way to get started with a new machine. Once you’ve mastered how it works, you can then go off piste and come up with your own creations.
It also comes with a 7 year warranty – the company must be pretty confident about the quality of their product!
Thanks to Vitamix for sending me the 750 Pro for the purpose of this review. All views are my own and I have not been paid to write this blog post. If you want to find out more about the Vitamix and where to buy them check out their website http://www.vitamix.co.uk