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|Posted: 11/21/2012 2:15:52 PM|DH wants a VitaMix and I don't want to spend that much. Costco has a Ninja for $95 and a BlendTec for $300.
What do you have, how do they compare and is a VitaMix really worth it? Thanks!
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|Posted: 11/21/2012 2:30:02 PM|
I looked at Vitamix for years before taking the plunge. I've never regretted it. It's an investment, but how many standard blenders did I go through before. Hubs and I bought out Vitamix as our gift to ourselves for Christmas and that was it so that is how it worked into the budget.
That said, I've had no experience with the others you mentioned.
|Posted: 11/21/2012 3:41:26 PM|
I have a Waring Commercial model that I purchased at a restaurant supply store. I can chop through anything.
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|Posted: 11/21/2012 3:54:42 PM|
We have 2 vitamix and a blendtec. The blendtec is VERY comparable to the VM. the ninja is not even on the same page as the other 2.
One of our VM is about 22 years old. Never a problem. Gave that to dd and upgraded about 8 years ago. Never a problem. Last year we bought a blendtec love it too
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|Posted: 11/21/2012 4:42:49 PM|I bought a VM about 6 months ago. I that thing. One of my best investments.
I believe youtube has a comparison on the BT and the VM.
I have a friend that has the BT and she loves it. Either way, I don't think you can go wrong with either the BT or VM.
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|Posted: 11/21/2012 8:51:33 PM|I think it depends on what you want to use it for. I am quite happy with my $45 Ninja from Target and that's after burning up several other blenders through the years. The Ninja can turn ice cubes into snow and that works for me. I would only buy the Waring or Blendtec or Vitamix if I was on a smoothie diet and not happy with anything but smoothest of smoothies. I believe the Vitamix can even blend seeds.
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|Posted: 11/21/2012 8:53:36 PM|I don't use my blender enough to justify spending the amount they want for a VitaMix. I have this Oster Blender and it's been great.
|Posted: 11/21/2012 9:12:07 PM|
I have a Blendtec - I bought it about a year ago from Costco. We use it everyday and LOVE it. I did a lot of comparison between it and the VM before we bought it but I ended up going with the Blendtec because it is shorter than the VM so it fits under my cabinets and it dosn't need the plunger that the VM uses.
It was hard to convince myself to spend that kind of money on a blender but it really is worth it.
|Posted: 11/21/2012 9:16:47 PM|
We have a Vitamix.
Totally worth it.
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|Posted: 11/21/2012 10:00:15 PM|
LOVE my VitaMix!!!
I used my SIL's Blendtec while I was visiting. Maybe it was my imagination, but my
VitaMix seems to do a better job than my SIL's Blendtec did.
The Blendtec, however, will fit under cabinets, and the VitaMix will not. And the Blendtec is less expensive than the VitaMix.
I bought a Magic Bullet for my DD. It's okay, but even the blender I had bought for her previously at Target did a better job IMO.
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|Posted: 11/21/2012 10:07:43 PM|
I love my Ninja. LOVE. I have the basic one and it's awesome.