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Can you shred cheese with the Vitamix wet blade?

Started 1287319381.99 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1287348703.55 by debc
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I watched the midnight presentation, and I thought Jan used the dry blade (which is another $99) to shred the cheese - do you really need that blade???

Thanks for any info.

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Daysdee1287327721.2819021 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007

I would like to know this also.

poppinfresh1287330893.613670 PostsRegistered 7/16/2007

Yes, you can shred cheese with the wet blade. I have had the dry blade for gosh, about 15 years? bought it separately after I had had my vita mix for about 5 years prior. And to be truthful, I don't use the dry blade hardly at all. I tried grinding my own flour in it, and coffee beans, but it just didn't do the job to my satisfaction. It could have been just me? Maybe I wasn't doing it right. I also tried making the bread in it....I would rather use my kitchenaid mixer for that one and buy the flour. The only other container I have for my vita mix is a small one and that I use all of the time. There is just the two of us now, and the smaller wet container is usually all that I need.

Oh, I forgot to add that when you shred the cheese, it works better with harder cheeses, but you start the vita mix, then drop chunks of cheese in through the lid. But you probably saw him do that one in the demo.

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LaurieD1287346157.35765 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Long Island, NY

Thanks so much, poppinfresh, for your answer. I really can't see spending another $99 on something that I don't think I'll get much use out of. Now I can't wait to get it!!!

4uthebest1287346570.0033527 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009
And to be truthful, I don't use the dry blade hardly at all. I tried grinding my own flour in it, and coffee beans, but it just didn't do the job to my satisfaction. It could have been just me?

I cannot imagine how it would be worse than the wet blade BUT as far as using it.. in 18 years, I have used the dry blade only about 12 times.
I also tried making the bread in it....I would rather use my kitchenaid mixer for that one and buy the flour.

I totally agree but even over the Kitchen Aid Mixer, I use my larger Cuisinart FP and the results are superb but in any event in my opinion both the KA and Cuisinart FP are preferable to the VM for kneading and gluten development.

debc1287348703.552730 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009

I need to knead by hand. LOL

Cheese with that whine?

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