Professional-quality blender with precision-crafted stainless-steel blades is the ultimate mix of versatility and power. Variable speed control allows for flexibility and creativity when blending, and the high-speed setting is perfect for maximum processing (especially for thicker ingredients and larger recipes).
Includes: Blender, container and recipe book with over 300 gourmet delights
Material: Eastman Tritan BPA-free co-polyester, ABS plastic and metal
Care: Unit cleans itself with a drop of dish soap and warm water—just run on high for 30 seconds; wipe exterior clean with damp cloth. Do not place the container or lid into the dishwasher as this may harm its components.
Capacity: 64-oz. BPA-free container is shatter proof
My Vitamix lasted 20 years. (It's the same model as this but the container at the time was slightly different.) No other blender on the market compares. (Believe me, I tried to replace my Vitamix with it's competitor, and the motor blew out in 6 months!) The 200 has the same motor and insides as the 500, so don't feel like you're buying a lesser machine. It just doesn't have the convenience pre-programed speeds. But it can do anything the 500 can do; even heat soups if you run it for 5 minutes or so. So if money is tight, you can definitely buy the 200 with no regrets. If you want the presets and stainless steel, go for the 500. Either way, you can't go wrong with Vitamix
I had another brand blender but wasn't happy with it. As I was reading the Ad Hoc cookbook and got to the part where TK says get a Vitamix, that was all the rationalizing I needed. I love it! Having the tamper to press food down into the blades is a huge plus, and the speed and power of the motor. I make peanut butter, salsas, soups, smoothies, pancake batter, and there's more I want to try
This was hands down the best wedding present I received. I use it almost every day, and if it ever breaks I will immediately buy another. Expensive, but worth every penny. After working in restaurants for years, I am always frustrated when I have to use a lesser blender. I have not found anything equivalent except for some of the other Vitamix products
I resisted this for years thinking that I don't really ""do"" juices, etc. But my old blender broke and I thought I'd try this. Should have done it sooner. I haven't been too creative yet, but it blends quickly and thoroughly -- much more so than my other, almost equally expensive blenders. It may not be a joy to look at, but function wins out. I had been worried that it would be too noisy, but it really is not significantly noisier than my old blender or even the newer one I've used in a weekend place. No buyer regret at all
This is the holy grail of all blenders and I don't how I've been functioning without it. It pulverizes anything in seconds AND it cooks. Wait, a blender that cooks you say?! Yes. It's seriously the most amazing and convenient kitchen appliance ever. Especially if you like smoothies and soups. Instead of spending tons of money on fancy smoothie shops, buy a Vitamix. You will not be sorry! p.s. It has a 7-year warranty so don't worry that you might blow out the motor making margaritas on a hot summer day
We have a friend who wants to buy this and she lives in europe.
A shopper on Apr 15, 2012
Best Answer:We do not offer an option for a Euopean plug, however I am sure that a converter can be purchased or your friend could check with a Vitamix vendor in Europe. I know that Vitamix does have international dealers all over the world. You can go to www.vitamix.com and locate one that is closest to your friend. I am sure that those products are sold with european plugs