How to get a Vitamix for a lower price
- Hello Raw Portland,
Happy snowy holidays!
I read with interest all of the posts a few weeks back, discussing the differences between the various Vitamix blenders, and people's concern about their high cost. I came across this raw food blog posting, with suggestions on how to find a Vitamix for less than $150. Hope this is helpful!
--- In RawPortland@yahoogroups.com, "brion.oliver" <brion@...> wrote:
> My Vita-Mix has a variable-speed dial and I get a lot of use out of
> it. If I had the choice, I would most likely choose one with the dial
> unless the price difference for one without was an extraordinary one.
> The dial is useful for using the Vita-Mix for lower-speed blending,
> which one might do with soups and smoothies that have separated. It's
> also possible, with care, to run the blender with the top off with a
> variable-speed dial, which I often do when I wash the lid immediately
> after initial use but still have some smoothie left over that I am
> working on.
> One can do everything one needs to without the dial, and plenty of
> people make do without one; it's a feature of convenience, and so may
> not be worth the cost to you. I imagine that if you are used to using
> a Vita-Mix without the dial, it's easier to let go of -- at this
> point, I'm so accustomed to it that I would have to adjust to one
> without the dial.
> Good luck!
> --- In RawPortland@yahoogroups.com, joel@ wrote:
> > Thanks, that's encouraging. I should have included one more question
> with that:
> > What about the difference between the 4500 and up? The deals that have
> > been referenced here are for the 4500 it seems... is there significant
> > increase in performance/convenience between the 4500 and latest
> > (5200?)? I know that there is a variable speed dial in the new one,
> > but is there any real need for that? Other than that, any reason
> > someone would need a 5200 instead of a 4500?
> > Thanks!