By Beth Brown, Kitchen Store Specialist
There is nothing worse than a bad blender. We’ve all had them—the blenders that can’t even handle crushing a few ice cubes for a smoothie. The first thing to look for a in a ‘good’ blender is metal on metal gears, rather than the oft-found metal on plastic gears. In this, and every other category, the Vitamix 750 gets an A plus in my book!
I use the Vitamix for smoothies, sorbets, soups, purees, hummus, nut butters, and almost anything else you could think of! The recipe book included with the Vitamix, featuring recipes from Chef Michael Votaggio—everything from a blackberry pear smoothie to red pepper walnut pesto—shows just how versatile this machine really is.
The Vitamix 750 includes five pre-programmed settings for smoothies, frozen desserts, soups, purees, and my favorite, a self-cleaning button. Unlike a lot of products that boast “self-clean” settings, this one actually works! Even when we made super sticky peanut butter in the Vitamix, some soapy water and a whirl with the self-clean setting left us with a sparkling blender jar, ready to use for the next recipe.
The question I get the most often about the Vitamix is, “Why pay $649.99 for a blender?” Well, with its versatility, full 7-year warranty, and super handy pre-programmed settings, the Vitamix 750 is an investment that I can recommend whole-heartedly.