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June 13, 2013

Expert's Expert: Cook's Illustrated associate editor Andrea Geary on the one piece of equipment she'd take home if she could have her pick from the Test Kitchen

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Asked what it would be, Ms. Geary (above) replied, "It's a total luxury item, but the Vita-Mix blender. Those are fantastic. It's the kind of thing I would never spend the money on myself. But if they gave me one? I'd be fine with that."

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I own the CIA model of the Vita-Mix.
Antares is correct, the container is plastic. It has a sealed base (no parts to take apart to clean) and a ten (10) year warranty!

Just yesterday I used mine to make purée out of a golden pineapple (frozen in BOJ ice cube molds for future use in making Almond milk / Icelandic Yoghurt smoothies) and two (2) lbs of Mission Figs.

How powerful is a Vita-Mix? You can fill the work container with ice cubes and add a little water, cap on and 1sec later you have 10 cups of crushed ice. You can put cabbage chunks, carrots and peppers into the same container - suspend in water - process 1-3 seconds and you have slaw. Safe to say, there is no other blending job that it cannot do.

The base of the unit has a twenty (20) year warranty. I'd owned many other "professional" blenders (many costing close to $200) before I shelled out for the professional's professional blender. After a solid five (5) years of daily use I've had no problems. Every other blender that I've owned has died after less than two years of my daily use.

N.B. My spouse once puréed a whole, raw, pork tenderloin. That was an accident - but a powerful example of what a Vita-Mix can do. It also has an accessory container for grinding grains into flour!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 14, 2013 12:57:32 PM

With all the respect I can muster for Ms Geary's choice, she chose a blender with a PLASTIC mixing container. I puree boiling-hot soup. I shall keep my Braun with its glass mixing container, thank you very much.

Posted by: antares | Jun 13, 2013 6:40:49 PM

The girlfriend has one. I dropped ginger in it and it did an admirable job. I'd love to have one of my own...but maybe I'll grab it in the next breakup!

Posted by: clifyt | Jun 13, 2013 4:51:10 PM

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