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I just got my first Vitamix (5300 Low Profile) and I'm excited to get into the world of Vitamix, but feeling pretty overwhelmed. I'm thinking maybe the easiest way to start getting my head around all the possibilites would be to watch videos, but there are so many that again, overwhelming. Are there some recommended channels that people here follow that have good tips for new users, basic recipes, etc? Thanks!
I have an Explorian with the 64oz low profile container and it's too big for me. I want to mix smaller quantities. I found a local place that is selling 32oz containers for (relatively) cheap but it says they work with the commercial Drink Machine or Vita Prep blenders. I can't return it if it doesn't work b/c it's a going out of business sale so I was wondering if it would work with the Explorian. I read that all containers are compatible with all blenders except for S-Series, Advance, and XL models (and I suppose the new Ascent models with the self detect) . But if that is true, why do they list compatibility? Do they mean only all home containers are compatible with other home blenders? Thanks.
And sorry if I broke any rules or anything. This is my first post (ever on Reddit).
Currently I have a Wide-Mouth 64 Ounce Vitamix container. It's way too large for what I do; mostly single person smoothies and curries for indian food. It's a whooping $130 for a new container though! Anyone know good places to find used containers?
I am severely disappointed with my Vitamix Professional Series 750, almost every time I want to blend, it stops after 5 to 15 seconds, and doesn't start until about 5 to 10 minute wait. Out of 4 times I tried to used the blender so far, this happened 3 times! Instead of a time-saving device, this turns out to be a time-wasting device, with what normally takes me 20 minutes, wasted 2 hours each time to achieve something which could be called blended (by no means a smooth, perfect blend). Its performing worse then my old Clatronic UM 2248 C 350 Watt blender I bought on the flea market for 6 EUR, which almost never got stuck!
I am putting cooked vegetables (cabbage, leek, carrots cooked for 20 minutes), with some water, butter, and meat. The mixture is a little bit thicker then typical smoothies, but I was doing similar things with the 350 Watt blender with no issues, and yes, I was putting meat in it also.
When the Vitamix stops, this happens usually after a mere 5 seconds of blending, if I am lucky I get 15 seconds. Nothing is getting hot, or anywhere near warm on the blender.
The only time when I managed to do a whole "hot soup" program without the blender stopping, was when I ground the meat earlier in a meat grinder, and run it once with a small amount (filled till about 500 mL), and then again after I put the whole amount. Usually I try to blend about 1250 mL in total. Even if I tried once putting pre-ground meat all at once with all cooked vegetables, it got stuck too! The 1250 mL comprises of about 50g butter, 450g meat, 450g vegetables, and 300g added water, but the vegetables are pre-cooked so pretty watery anyway.
How come the world's most powerful blender can't even deal with meat, and requires me to grind meat before? If I am to have to grind the meat before, there is no sense to bother with the Vitamix at all.
And its unlikely as this is a single bad machine, as I bought two of them, from different sources, to be used at different locations, one is a Heritage the other one is not, and both of them are behaving exactly the same.
Now I in desperation, I have eaten some of the barely blended mix out of the container, added more water, mixed with a spoon, taken out the largest pieces of meat tendons, and the Vitamix still can't blend this.
I carefully examined all the contents of the jar with a spoon, fork and even getting my bare hands inside the messy mixture all the way to the knife, and there are no bones in there (and actually I would have expected a Vitamix to be able to grind bones actually). Only soft tendons, some white connective tissue (this is cheap meat meant to be used for sausages).
Its unbelievable this ultra-powerful king of blenders can't deal with this, doesn't seem to have enough torque to go through the tendons? I feel like the blender would deal with it just fine if the protection shut-off wasn't turning it off, but I am wondering what is causing it to shut off? The blender doesn't even feel warm. I could blend things like this in my cheap 350 Watt blender without having it shut off.
My Oster is about to bite the dust and I'd like to upgrade, but price matters. Obviously that means a refurbished 5300 looks better to me then some other models. The problem is that I need to be able to make one approximately 20 ounce smoothie at a time, and I fear this guy may not be great at that.
I won't even consider the personal Vitamix because I also need to be able to make pitchers of margaritas.
Those are the only things I currently blend, but I also have big soup plans.
So that's it, does the 5300 suck at blending small amounts of Frozen stuff?
Hi. Today my first Vitamix (5300 Low Profile, 64oz container, Certified Refurbished) is being delivered. I already have almonds soaking to make my own almond milk. Since it's the middle of summer here and fresh veggies & fruit abound what are you suggestions for things I should make? Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
New Vitamix A3300 owner, I got a question that I can't seem to find any resources on the new containers, everything I have found on this subreddit is referencing the older containers.
I'm interested in getting the new Aer Disc container, but I would like the ability to swap out blades to use the 48oz container with the regular wet blades for smaller batch smoothies/deserts etc. I understand this is slightly frowned upon by Vitamix themselves, but its hard to justify $300 for two 48oz containers when the only difference is the blade and I have smaller kitchen. I would image I would probably use the 48oz with wet blade 95% of the time and then swap in the aer disc for fancy things.
From what I can tell the containers between the wet blade and aer disc are exactly the same.
What I'm not sure about is: The self detect only relays the container size right? Not necessarily the blade type. If I can purchase an aftermarket/replacement wet blade and then use the vitamix "wrench" to change blades. I think the new containers need a longer shaft? Are the blade sizes the same between the 48oz and 64oz "low profile", could I just swap out my existing 64oz blade into the "Aer disc" 48oz and vice versa?
This was only old post I could find http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/Vitamix/comments/3fu169/swapping_blades_between_containers/
Bought a Vitamix in February when they had the demo booth set up at Costco. Less than 5 months later the motor died.
I think that Costco still sells the same model, but not with the add-ons that came when it was part of the road show.
Given it hasn’t even been 5 months, I’m wondering if I should just return it to Costco or actually go through the hassle of sending it back to Vitamix to fix.
Shopping for my first Vitamix (wanted one for years!).
I’m opting for the G-Series as I am not a huge fan of the styling or tech of the Ascent models (although that ten year warranty is tempting!) and it sounds like the 5300 being a frankenblender is more prone to noise and walking across counters from reviews I have read. So that leaves these two models.
So main questions are: - Presets: how much do they really matter? Do presets introduce more failure points vs. the 7500? - Styling: My budget is not unlimited. I passed up on the $250 5300 on Amazon due to mixed reviews (as mentioned above) and IMO the next gens look better, I’m already stretching the budget and WAF to get one of these two models. Is the metal casing and slightly nicer knob/switches worth another $70-ish dollars? I could get a 32 oz. container instead for the price. I AM tempted though as we have a mostly stainless steel kitchen, but I plan to keep this blender for quite some time and that may not always be the case.
Thanks in advance!
In a moment of stupidity, I decided it was a good idea to remove the lid, turn on the blender and stick the tamper in so I could get better leverage at jamming my ingredients down.
It sounded like a good idea at the time.
I’m expecting a new tamper next week.
I made my first batch almond butter and it came out excellent! My recipe:
3 cups roasted almonds
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp honey
3 tbsp coconut oil (I wanted it creamier)
What other things have you tried?
EDIT: apparently honey is NOT recommended because it is water-based. TIL.
We might be making different individual size smoothies, so I think we'll resell the 64 ounce container that it comes with.
I was thinking of getting the personal cup adapter + the 48 ounce container, is that a good combo? Or should I just keep the 64 ounce and get the personal cup adapter.
Recently bought a reconditioned 5300 for $450 with a 5 year warranty from Vitamix online during their National Smoothie Day sale, and then this week Costco Canada listed the E320 for $350 with a 7 year warranty.
Along with the 5300 I bought a 32oz smaller container, seeing that I'm on my own with a 4yo daughter. I read that the larger short/wide container that comes with the 5300 isn't well suited for thick single serve mixes.
I used to have a 5200 Costco special but the ex-wife took that one with her.
Which is the one to keep? Which one is the quieter one? I'm in an apartment and I know they're all pretty much loud.
As a recent owner of the A3500, is it safe to ditch my Cuisine Art smart stick? Can anyone think of a scenario where I’d need it now? I also have a BreVille juicer that I’ll get rid of too.
Sorry if this seems like a really dumb question. I searched and couldn't find the answer, so hopefully someone can help.
So the past two days I have been making green shakes and following the directions in the included book but my blender is stopping mid blend. If I add more liquid it seems to be fine. Kind of paranoid my unit is defective. Is this normal? Anyone else having this issue?