Okay, we did it. We finally broke down and bought a fancy-schmancy Vitamix blender, BUT we ended up going the reconditioned route to save some pennies.
When we made the decision to buy, I went to the Vitamix site to make the purchase only to find that they are currently out of stock for new blenders. I sent an email to find out when more would be in stock. The friendly sales rep said more would be available mid-July, but mentioned that they have reconditioned ones in stock for considerably less.
The reconditioned blenders are ones that people sent back under the 30-day money-back-guarantee policy. (Let’s face it: It’s a pretty expensive blender if you’re only going to use it to make smoothies.) The company takes the returned blender, runs it through the same testing as the new blenders (or so they say), removes any blemishes and replaces the pitcher and tamper with new ones. And, you get a 5-year warranty with it.
So we went for it.
I don’t have it yet, but it’s due to arrive on Monday and I AM SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED! (It doesn’t take much for me.) I found a vegan peach sherbert recipe on its website that I want to try because, even though I’ve seen it work in person, I’m still baffled as to how a blender can make ice cream.
We’ve been talking about buying this thing for so long that I hope I’m not disappointed. I’ve said it here before: I’m not a fan of having lots of kitchen gadgets. But, as you all know, once you’ve spent some time cooking in your kitchen, you start to know which tools you need and don’t need.
Once I get the blender and play with it a bit, I’ll post a review.
I hope you all are well!