My BFF has the blender hawked on the infomercial by Montel Williams, but I've heard of people having problems with it & poor customer service. It's similar to the Vitamix, but cheaper. I expect to get heavy-duty usage out of it, so the price doesn't scare me. I have a KitchenAid stand mixer and it has survived an international and three domestic moves -- love thier products.
Posts: 462 | Location: Virginia | Registered: Nov 10, 2004
I almost ordered a KA then thought that I'd wait and put it on my Christmas wish list. I'm hard to buy for. I'll put up with my ancient cheap-o for a few months. OH MY! Only SEVEN months until Christmas!!!! ay-yi-yi!!!
For what it's worth - the newest (July 2012) issue of Consumer Reports mentions that with a Ninja blender "You get almost the same performance for about $400 less, and its a bit quieter" relative to a Vita-Mix.
I don't have personal experience with either. Just passing something what I read.
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Posts: 6826 | Location: Montana | Registered: Mar 25, 2005
I have a vita mix and it is a dust collector... it is LOUD...awkward to use, I hate the way it works period...I used it mainly for making my sons baby food...for the past 5 years it may have been used 2-3 times...it was a gift so I keep it, would I buy it... NEVER!!! My kitchen aid mixer and 3 in one food processor-blender-juicer are used almost on adaily basis.
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