When it comes to blending, it isn’t just about buying an affordable machine that will last based on how often you plan on using the blender.
Here are some other facts to consider:
- What will be the toughest items you will be blending?
- How sensitive are the drinkers to crazy concoctions?
- How important is easy to clean to you?
- Do you like a good warranty and knowing replacement parts are readily available?
Personally, I like having the freedom to blend very tough items, including nuts as it takes your dressings and smoothies to the next level.
This is where a vitamix blender truly shines. Blender with smaller horsepower motors, especially those under the $150 price range simply can’t liquify your blends like a vitamix.
After many years of experimenting with various recipes I have found that one of the most important things necessary for fussy drinkers first and foremost is that a blender must completely liquify everything. The Vitamix blender is excellent at this. Even small particles can really turn off someone new to healthy blends.
Of course the Vitamix blender will work less hard, making it last longer which is another bonus of spending more on a quality unit.
In my opinion for any one who is serious about blending salad dressings and both fruit and vegetable smoothies the Vitamix is the clear winner. the lower end models are like owning a commercial blender for the home and the upper end models are commercial grade.
If you want a blender that is easy to clean, has a legendary reputation and has the power to liquify even tough items like nuts, it is worth every penny just buying a quality Vitamix from the start.