I have had a Vitamix for over 10 years, and I love it! I got mine before QVC even started selling them, and it has been worth every penny.
I must admit that I didn’t realise for the first few years how capable it was, and just used it for the basic soup making and blending, but since I found out all about its huge capabilities, I respect it even more.
We use ours every day for various bits of food preparation (preparing grated carrots and cheese, chopping onions etc.) and for preparing the best healthy smoothies in the mornings. I make batters, cake mix, pates and whiz up the odd lumpy sauce I have created.
I love the way it is always there and capable to doing what ever we ask of it. So, when I was asked if I would like to evaluate a new model, I was very interested in seeing how it had changed over the last decade.
The base unit is the same size and looks quite similar, but the jug and blades are very different. The capacity is still the same (two litres) but the new jug is shorter and wider.
This is actually a real advantage as (you will see from the picture) the base and the jug will fit under the kitchen units when they are together.
It also means that that the contents in the jug seem to combine even quicker than before. Of course the new jug is lovely and shiny, but they are virtually bullet-proof, so although mine is a bit used looking, it’s still going strong.
The base is just as powerful as before, but it is quieter and has a slightly different functionality. The old unit had a variable ‘first’ speed and then a full on turbo button. The new machine has the turbo pulse, but the other button has a slow start and variable speed up to the full speed. I really like the variable speed and seems to have a more specific control than the old one.
I love the Vitamix and both machines are great. I would not hesitate in buying the new TSV machine on 26th May but I have a very high class problem that my original machine is still working perfectly after 10 years and still doing everything I need it to do, so I am afraid I could not find an excuse to invest in a new one!
The problem with buying a Vitamix is that you only ever need to buy one ( if only everything in life was like that)!