Vita Mix 5200 Review
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Today I am excited to review the Vita Mix 5200 with you. The vita-mix is our families very favorite kitchen appliance. We generally use it at least once per day – generally for smoothies. (although it does get used to grind ice for homemade snow-cones, to grind dry peppers, to make almond milk, soup & more – I certainly don’t have room to list all the things we have used our vita-mix for!) But back to smoothies… they are a great way to sneak in extra fruits, veggies and protein. My kids call them milkshakes, and are delighted I let them drink a "milkshake" for breakfast! I can’t think of a quicker, easier, or tastier way to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
The downfall was that we were going through at least one blender per year as a result of our smoothie habit. We kept buying nicer (or at least more expensive) machines, but even so, our motors kept giving out on us. We were to the point where we were spending at least $150 a year on blenders! We finally gave in and bought the nice professional quality Vita Mix 5200. Now I don’t think we could live without this blender! We LOVE this machine! Everything turns out incredibly smooth, (no more hidden large ice chunks) the cookbook that comes with it is incredible and best of all… It has a 7 year warranty! (At the rate we were going through blenders, we would have spent $1050 in a 7 year period.) When you look at that the Vita-Mix price is a steal!)
Of course this machine is great for other things besides smoothies as well. It is a food processor and blender all in one. It basically does everything both a professional grade blender and food processor would do. Anything from baby food, to chopping vegetables. It also makes homemade soup (it even heats it up for you) and homemade ice-cream in a snap. I guess it’s three machines in one for us as we have an ice-cream maker as well that we haven’t used since we purchased our Vita Mix. You also have the option of purchasing a dry food container to make homemade flour and to knead dough.
One of my favorite aspects of the machine is the clean up. Do you have a traditional blender or smoothie maker that has to be disassembled into 3-10 parts for cleaning? Yup, all our past machines were like that too. This machine does not have to be taken apart. When you are done using it simply fill it with hot water and a drop of dish soap. Turn it on, run it for a minute, turn it off, dump and rinse and you are done! So quick and easy!
I will warn you that I felt a bit of sticker shock when I saw the price. However, I am incredibly thankful now that we made the purchase. Smoothies at our house have never been quicker or easier to make and they taste like the professional ones you pay $5.00 for at the mall or coffee shop. (This is actually the machine those fancy shops use to prepare your drink!) Truthfully we will be saving money as this one is guaranteed to last at least 7 years; so at the rate we were purchasing blenders this one will pay for itself in less than 3 years. Not to mention with this machine I don’t have to have a separate food processor and ice-cream maker cluttering my kitchen. I think we will probably own one for the rest of our lives now that we are so attached to ours. We have had ours for just over two years and use it pretty much every day and it hasn’t let us down yet!
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