Rated 4 out of 5 by Rubymae1234 Love my smoothies!
So pleased I invested in this vita-mix as I use it most days to make smoothies. Takes a few minutes and love the way it chops nuts up so smoothly. Haven't quite mastered making soups yet as the one time I did try, the motor kept stopping but maybe I had too many vegetables in it. The machine does give off a slight burning rubber smell when on but maybe that's normal. Overall, I'm so glad I bought this and can see me using it for years to come.
April 05, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Scarlettt1 So Let Down and Upset
Perhaps today is not the right day to write this review but to say I feel upset and so let down with this machine is an understatement. I had been watching the vitamix shows for so long and decided at the last tsv to order as it was on easypay and free p&p. It is such a huge purchase money wise and having had Nutra Ninja and bullit which I love but wanted something more powerful and fallen for the hype that this machine replaces food processers, smoothie makers, soups makers and it would appear all other kitchen machines. Well I have found to my detriment this is not so. I love to do healthy recipes and for energy boost I love to do Chia Cacao Seed balls. I have tried and tried and every time grinding almonds and dates all get stuck under the blades and today I swear I have had enough of this and if it wasnt past the 30 day return I would have bundled it up and sent it back. Perhaps in my innocence of this machine and perhaps believing the hype I thought I could just throw everything into this machine and it would all blend in together. Not so and therefore I went back to my trusted Ninja and made my chia cacoa balls. It is al well and good having an expensive piece of machinery but it has to work for the food that you eat. If it is supposed to replace other kitchen machines then it should do that. Perhaps the Guest for this machine should address other recipes that people are having problems with. I thought this machine would replace other machines I have but it doesnt. I wish I had bought a Dyson or Bose system for this money. At least I would have had more use from them. Perhaps if you eat lots of smoothies and soups then its ok but so can other cheaper machines. As you can tell from my review I just dont get this machine.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CW525 Fantastic
So pleased I decided to purchase one of these. I have been using it for around two weeks and made many smoothies, hummus, sauces and soups and they all taste wonderful. Cleaning is super easy and takes no time at all. I notice some reviewers have commented on the machine moving when in use, mine did this but I have overcome this by putting the machine on one of those thin non slip mats and now it doesn't move at all. This is one of the best purchases I've made.
January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PureIndulgence Amazing machine!
Took me a while to take the plunge but I am glad I did! A very sturdy machine. Well made.
Soups are more smoother with the Vitamix than my old soup maker that broke down! It is noisey to make soup so I have decided to cook it on the hob and then blitz it. Works well for me. Deliciously smooth. Broccoli and Stilton is our favourite.
I like my Smoothies made with water. Takes seconds. My favourite is water, spinach, ginger and banana. Delicious. I use it every day.
Easy to clean and the jug is so light weight unlike my old soup machine/blender that I loved though I did struggle to lift at times. Now I have a new "love".
Hubby likes strawberry cocktails with bicardi.
Have yet to try and make ice-cream.
Very pleased with my purchase. Easy to stick to the 5:2 diet now as well.
Am buying the jug for dry goods. Pity QVC don't sell it.
January 07, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Glitzglam So disappointed.
I have wanted a Vitamix for so long but could never justify the price. So over time I've bought the Ninja processor, soup maker, Bamix & nutri Ninja! So decided that as it was on easypay, I would treat myself & sell all the other appliances on. The first couple of times I used it, it frightened the life out of me!! It's a powerful piece of kit! Made some hoummous- fine, raw brownies- difficult to remove the mixture from under the blades but got there in the end, & some soup- not nice!! I decided to persevere & really use it properly after Christmas on my health kick! So there I was making raw brownies again when it just stopped working! No reason- just packed up so out came my trusted Ninja to carry on the job! Needless to say this has been returned- can't believe such an expensive bit of kit could just pack up. I'll stick with my collection of other gadgets that all do the job!
January 07, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Whybotherwithnicknames100 Blew up first attempt at soup
I was so excited when my Vitamix arrived and promised myself that after new year's eve that I would start my all veg health kick so I rushed out to the supermarket and bought £50 worth of veg to make up some of the recipes in the book. SO here we go, layer up as they say. Start on varied setting one - nothing happens. Wait, nothing happens so start pocking around with the tool given and then nothing happens. Machine stops as that's it. I am left with a batch of raw food. I did try a smoothie on the first day and it was too thick. Take it form me pips taste terrible so don't believe the on air commentary. There is a reason that no-one else suggests using an avocado pips. They taste bitter. Maybe this is why the thing blew up. Either way its going back to QVC. Buy a bullet.
January 01, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by silversoulsister A little dissapointed
I was really looking forward to receiving my Vitamix, but after reading through the recipe book I could not find hardly any that had been shown on the show for the promotion of it, and that is what sold it to me. Also after making the curry sauce in it, the turmeric had stained the blender which did not come off after being washed. So I am afraid it has gone back!
December 03, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bognorgirl WOW!
I recently bought my vitamix ,unpacked it...and to be frank was a little scared to use it!!! today i didn't fancy boring old toast for breakfast so decided to give it a go....WOW! just like the on air demo...i used fruit and veg that had been hanging around the fridge, i didn't think it would blend smoothly or taste very nice...how wrong i was! I have just enjoyed a smoothie that had everything but the kitchen sink thrown in and it was fab!! well worth the investment, easy AND healthy!
November 20, 2015