Food Processor v Beville juicer v Blender v Vitamix

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by welshstar, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. welshstar

    welshstar

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    Hi

    I need to improve my diet and have the following observations to date, i love smoothies and juices and want to incorporate them more into my diet.

    1 - I have a traditional $75 ish blender, it works OK but for smoothies etc it just seems to crush the ice and it can only work with soft fruits. It is OK but very limited.

    2 - I have a good food processor but this does not seem to fit this application

    3 - I bought a top of the range Breville juicer, it was $400, im not sure if it was just me but thing was useless, you have to feed mountains of stuff into it to ge a decent amount of juice out. The juice was great but the cost of produce and the amount of clean up time made this thing impractical, you have to dismantle it and place like 6 peices into the dishwasher everytime you juiced. I returned this unit to the store.

    I saw a Vitamix demo at Wholefoods and was intrigued, from what it appears this unit basically just takes anything you put into it and blasts it into fine peices. I understand the concept of juicers versus blenders but if the Vitamix nukes say apples this way dont you effectively end up with apple juice ? except with more of the fibre intact ?

    Im now thinking of geting the Vitamix, apprecite any thoughts or experiences

    Alan
     
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    For anyone who is interested I bought the Vitamix and the thing is awesome. Comparing this to a blender is a bit like a guy in a tiger moth dogfighting a guy in a F16, its just not the same beast.

    It does as advertised, it takes hard things and turns them into liquid

    Alan