If you could have any kitchen appliance of your choosing, what would you pick?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that 9 out of 10 people would select a Vitamix.

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If you don’t know what a Vitamix is, please Google it.  I was first introduced to this power blender at Costco.  Random, right?  Anyways, the demonstrations were amazing – entire pieces of fruits and veggies pulverized in a matter of seconds.  I remember telling my mom how she “needs” one of these in her kitchen…and then we saw the price tag.  These bad boys retail at upwards of $500!  Ummm…no thanks! 

So, I just stuck to my regular old blender.  You know the one – it lasts for about 3 months and then starts to die.  Perhaps because of too many ice cubes or in my case, frozen bananas.

Lucky for me, I didn’t have to deal with cheap-o blenders for too long.  When I was living in AZ, my aunt found an awesome deal at Costco (don’t you love when things come full circle) for this blender set called the Ninja Master Prep.  I was a little skeptical solely because of the name.  But after hearing her rave reviews, I went and got a set for myself. 

Get this – for $36 I got the professional set, which includes a large pitcher, a medium pitcher, and small “bowl,” each with it’s own set of blades.

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And check out the blades on this thing…

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This blender is amazing!  I use it at least five times a week to make my breakfast smoothies, and let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint.  All I have to do is throw all my ingredients in, set the motor on top, and whiz away.  I really attribute the fact that I can’t taste the spinach in my smoothies to this gadget.  After about 30 seconds, all you can see are tiny green flecks. 

It’s uses really go beyond just smoothies though.  I use this for anything and everything that requires any sort of blending – baked goods, soups, dips, etc.  My aunt even uses it to grind rice and Indian dals for certain dishes.  Pretty powerful stuff.

There are a couple of cons to this particular blender.  First, the blades are VERY sharp.  I’ve inadvertently cut myself once or twice – no fun!  And second, cleaning the cover is a pain in the butt.  The inside to it has so many nooks and crannies that I have to use Q-tips to ensure that all the gunk is cleaned out. 

Even still, I think my $36 (major Costco sale) investment was worth it!  And maybe one day when Vishnu’s a hot shot doctor I can afford to dole out $500 for a blender, I will switch over to a Vitamix…maybe.

Until then, for those of you like me, who don’t have the $$$ to go out and buy a fancy shmancy Vitamix, go visit Costco, Target, or even check out Amazon for this Ninja Master Prep blender set. 

If you don’t believe me, ask Alexa.  I convinced her to buy one a few months ago!

And hey, it’s been over six months since I’ve been using mine, and it’s as good as new!

If you could have any kitchen appliance of your choosing, what would you pick?

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Vita WHAT!?”
  1. QVC had the Vitamix on 3 weeks ago. It was $363 with 5 easy payments of $72.60 plus tax. You can get one next time they are on QVC. 🙂 Check out the QVC website.

  2. Oh I have been dreaming of the VitaMix since I first saw on it on blogs. Unfortunately we don’t get them here in Australia and the only one I saw retailed for nearly $1000!!!

    My blender does the job and I also have a food processor so I’m happy. But maybe one day when I am earning the big $$ I’ll rethink it 🙂

  3. I love finding appliances that do the same job at a fraction of the original price! The Ninja seems to fit the bill. I would love a Vita-mix but my irregular smoothie consumption doesnt justify the price. I bet that would change my mind about spinach in smoothies!

  4. My sister was dying for a Vitamix and then I think she used it 5 times. Seriously, I think it’s just overpriced and really big! Not sure if it’s worth the $$.

    I have a $60 blender and it’s hanging in there. I think it’s a Cuisinart?

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