Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I have a vita-mix, and I really like it a lot. I originally bought it to grind meat and bones for my dogs.
But, it came with a book of recipes, and so we use it for us more than for the dogs. Plus, the dogs eat their meat whole now that they are big.
But I digress. You can buy a reconditioned vita-mix for a lot less $$. It has the same warranty and the blade/container is new -- it is just the motor that is reconditioned.
A friend of mine is interested in the VM also, but is put off by the price, as well. She is going to go ahead and buy it because they offer a 30 day trial period -- try it for 30 days at no risk type of thing, you know? So, that might be a good option for you.
If I were buying one today, I would check them out at ebay or somewhere like that. Knowing as I do that these things do NOT break, I would feel that it is not a risk not buying directly from Vita Mix.
I have also seen the info-commercial for the Thunderstick -- maybe that's what your aunt was talking about. My sister and I both think it looks cool, but I have never tried it. You could look it up on the internet. VM has a great reputation, and I have seen them at zillions of restaurants.
By the way, VM says that it replaces a food processor and juicer and more, but I would never use the VM for those purposes. It doesn't filter the pulp from the juice, so you can juice as much unless you use cheesecloth or something, and who the heck wants to do that everyday?!
And I don't use it for chopping, either.
I use it for soups, sauces, dips, purees (I can't wait to make baby food in a couple of years!), and of course, drinks.
Jean, happy HS mom to Peter (5), Daniel (9) and Lucie (2) and also someone new...