Originally Posted by chaos_pie
Thank you all so very much. I really appreciate the thought and questions (many of the you think the same way I do asking how much I will really use it); thank you for sharing your comparisons to even the good expensive blenders (ie-Kitchen Aid). I have been pondering this one for about 6mo.
I will have to agree with you all about expensive household appliances. 6 years ago we upgraded our hoover to a miele (and it was way more than the VitaMix). I will simply say night and day. I never realized what a bad job our previous vacuum was doing. At the time I was almost faint bc/ of the expense, now I think it was worth every, single penny.
Vitamix is on my list of guilty pleasures I will have sooner than later. Its listed right before a meat cleaver. In the past when we splurge or hold out and get the more expensive item, its been worth it 100% of the time. Examples:
Our espresso machine. $1000. We use it 4 times a week at least and have had it for 3 years now. It paid for itself after about 18 mos. We are at the point where people walk in our house and say hello and make me a coffee drink now......
Wolf stove/oven. WIth a stove like this who needs a man
Well I would not go that far, but you get my point!!
Miele vacumn. I love playing with this!!! We bought this 4 years ago. I am almost at the point of convincing DH we need one for upstairs too!!
I bought my kitchenaid mixer in 99 after we remodeld our first kitchen. I use it all the time and love it!
So yes, I will own a vitamix and I know we will use it, but waiting for the right time to buy! FWIW, I have seen coops for them to get them a bit cheaper.