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Vitamix - How Does It Heat up Soup?

Started 1287341639 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1287521439.62 by debc

I ordered it in red as I want to make lots of drinks with fruits and vegetables and want to keep the fiber in. However, they kept showing how to make soup and then they heated it somewhere on the back counter. How does this make hot soup?

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Tomgirl1287341870.667527 PostsRegistered 8/2/2009

Centrifugal force..the intense spinning of the blades creates friction that imparts heat to the liquid....

They put it under a shield because this machine is NOISY when it is working, but that is

part of why it works so well..powerful motor...

It WILL be noisy-but so what? They are not claiming it is quiet, and for most applications,it'll only be noisy for a short time!

Krimpette1287341902.4110178 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

The way I heard it explained was "centrifugal force". It is rotating at such a high speed, and you let it run at that speed for six minutes, resulting in hot soup. (If I explained incorrectly, sorry - but that's the way I heard it explained.)

Breea1287342064.973805 PostsRegistered 11/6/2007

I saw it at Costco. They put cold water into the container, added whole vegetables, turned it on and voila! hot soup in minutes! No prep time except washing the veggies!

Belle11287344264.8575 PostsRegistered 10/17/2010

What I chose to do was to heat up the water in the microwave while I prep the veggies, seasonings, etc and add it to the Vita-mix. That way I don't have the blender on for several minutes. But that's me and I'm peculiar that way... ;-)


Good luck with your new Vita-Mix! I've had mine since June (got it at Costco) and I use it everyday (at least twice a day)! Wouldn't be without it. And the red one looks so beautiful too! (Jealous here... lol)

debc1287345836.282744 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009
On 10/17/2010 Belle1 said:

What I chose to do was to heat up the water in the microwave while I prep the veggies, seasonings, etc and add it to the Vita-mix. That way I don't have the blender on for several minutes. But that's me and I'm peculiar that way... ;-)


Good luck with your new Vita-Mix! I've had mine since June (got it at Costco) and I use it everyday (at least twice a day)! Wouldn't be without it. And the red one looks so beautiful too! (Jealous here... lol)

Whatever works. :) I know things like broccoli soup I like to chop a couple handfuls first and pull it out. I microwave those while I heat and puree the rest then toss it in just before I serve.

Cheese with that whine?

Daysdee1287346108.4919025 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007

Does Costco sell the white?

NickiML1287346440.711620 PostsRegistered 1/28/2005Plantation, FL

Is the soup hot after 6 minutes? Jan let the blenders run for 13 minutes before revealing the soup. It's amazing that you can make soup in it!

Nicki

4uthebest1287346827.6873527 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009
On 10/17/2010 Belle1 said:

What I chose to do was to heat up the water in the microwave while I prep the veggies, seasonings, etc and add it to the Vita-mix. That way I don't have the blender on for several minutes. But that's me and I'm peculiar that way... ;-)

No that is not just you, I far prefer to heat on my induction cooktop or even the water in the MW rather than wasting the time heating in any of my VM units.

loveour4le­ggedfriends1287347398.5772549 PostsRegistered 6/29/2006

Thanks everyone! This sounds amazing and I cannot wait to get it.

Stargazer771287361467.5336274 PostsRegistered 10/24/2006
On 10/17/2010 Daysdee said:

Does Costco sell the white?

Yes, both black and white.

happygal1287361772.5232719 PostsRegistered 10/22/2005
On 10/17/2010 Breea said:

I saw it at Costco. They put cold water into the container, added whole vegetables, turned it on and voila! hot soup in minutes! No prep time except washing the veggies!

Anyone remember how much it is at Costco?

NickiML1287361996.7371620 PostsRegistered 1/28/2005Plantation, FL

They offer the Vitamix 5200 Ultimate package on their website for $649.99, which includes both the wet and dry blade containers, a saucepan, etc.

Here is the link:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11319311&search=Vitamix&topnav=&Mo=0&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode%20matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=Vitamix&Ntt=Vitamix&No=0&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial

I don't think the link works. You can go to Costco.com and type Vitamix in the search bar and the product will come up.

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Nicki

Stargazer771287362355.9036274 PostsRegistered 10/24/2006
On 10/17/2010 happygal said:
On 10/17/2010 Breea said:

I saw it at Costco. They put cold water into the container, added whole vegetables, turned it on and voila! hot soup in minutes! No prep time except washing the veggies!

Anyone remember how much it is at Costco?

I think it was 394 plus tax.

Belle11287419618.255 PostsRegistered 10/17/2010
On 10/17/2010 4uthebest said:
On 10/17/2010 Belle1 said:

What I chose to do was to heat up the water in the microwave while I prep the veggies, seasonings, etc and add it to the Vita-mix. That way I don't have the blender on for several minutes. But that's me and I'm peculiar that way... ;-)

No that is not just you, I far prefer to heat on my induction cooktop or even the water in the MW rather than wasting the time heating in any of my VM units.

Exactly how I feel! But to each their own and some will prefer to do it all in the Vita-Mix- it's all good. :-)

About Costco- I got mine for $397+ tax. They also have a generous return policy (3 months?- it used to be for a year but some people took advantage of it). The rep will usually have the 32 oz wet and dry containers at a discount too. Costco offers the Black and White models.

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mima1287420040.314523 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

I have had mine for years and never heated anything in it. I really love mine, but not for that. I can't figure out why you wouldn't just use the microwave or stove.

A hint: If you make pumpkin pies, instead of using your mixer and a bowl to make the filling, I use my Vitamix. I just put every thing in it, blend and pour it into the shell.

Mima

VCamp27481287421641.0537107 PostsRegistered 4/20/2006
On 10/18/2010 mima said:

I have had mine for years and never heated anything in it. I really love mine, but not for that. I can't figure out why you wouldn't just use the microwave or stove.

A hint: If you make pumpkin pies, instead of using your mixer and a bowl to make the filling, I use my Vitamix. I just put every thing in it, blend and pour it into the shell.

Mima, the point behind heating the soup in the Vitamix is that you're not actually cooking the food, just heating it by centrifigal force. Thus, the nutrients that are usually destroyed in the cooking process are not lost in the Vitamix. It may seem like a small issue for some people, but may be a big deal for other people.

mima1287444873.66714523 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS
On 10/18/2010 VCamp2748 said:
On 10/18/2010 mima said:

I have had mine for years and never heated anything in it. I really love mine, but not for that. I can't figure out why you wouldn't just use the microwave or stove.

A hint: If you make pumpkin pies, instead of using your mixer and a bowl to make the filling, I use my Vitamix. I just put every thing in it, blend and pour it into the shell.

Mima, the point behind heating the soup in the Vitamix is that you're not actually cooking the food, just heating it by centrifigal force. Thus, the nutrients that are usually destroyed in the cooking process are not lost in the Vitamix. It may seem like a small issue for some people, but may be a big deal for other people.

Thanks for the explanation. I guess I never worried about destroying nutrients much even though I do "try" to eat healthy. That makes sense.

Mima

4uthebest1287451512.873527 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009

Mima, the point behind heating the soup in the Vitamix is that you're not actually cooking the food, just heating it by centrifigal force. Thus, the nutrients that are usually destroyed in the cooking process are not lost in the Vitamix. It may seem like a small issue for some people, but may be a big deal for other people.

Thanks for the explanation. I guess I never worried about destroying nutrients much even though I do "try" to eat healthy. That makes sense.

Actually I do not know what is being said here since heat is heat no matter whether it comes from friction or fire

debc1287499844.092744 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009
On 10/18/2010 4uthebest said:

Mima, the point behind heating the soup in the Vitamix is that you're not actually cooking the food, just heating it by centrifigal force. Thus, the nutrients that are usually destroyed in the cooking process are not lost in the Vitamix. It may seem like a small issue for some people, but may be a big deal for other people.

Thanks for the explanation. I guess I never worried about destroying nutrients much even though I do "try" to eat healthy. That makes sense.

Actually I do not know what is being said here since heat is heat no matter whether it comes from friction or fire

As green as that broccoli soup is on the demo there has to be a difference. I still have to have chunks in my soup, but it does make some creamy soups.

Cheese with that whine?

4uthebest1287518227.9933527 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009

As green as that broccoli soup is on the demo there has to be a difference. I still have to have chunks in my soup, but it does make some creamy soups.

What is your definition of a chunk regarding size of piece as there is no way after running the VM long enough to steam that I have ever seen anything other than ground pepper size pieces.(if that) ???

debc1287521439.6172744 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009
On 10/19/2010 4uthebest said:

As green as that broccoli soup is on the demo there has to be a difference. I still have to have chunks in my soup, but it does make some creamy soups.

What is your definition of a chunk regarding size of piece as there is no way after running the VM long enough to steam that I have ever seen anything other than ground pepper size pieces.(if that) ???

I will remove some of the chopped broccoli and microwave that while pureeing the rest of it. When it's done I'll toss in the bits of broccoli. I'll just have to suffer those lost nutrients. :)

Cheese with that whine?

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