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Vitamix vs Kitchen Aid

Started 1314557933.153 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1314570900.893 by pistolino
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ok, ladies, I have been waiting for the KA blender to be the TSV (I purchased my KA Stand mixer, hand mixer and food processor that way). Now I am looking at the Vitamix and wondering if I should go that way?

Is the Vitamix a better product? I don't have a blender now, I have bought the Chris Freytag blender and use it to make smoothies (I make at least 1 a day for me and sometimes 1 for my DH) I wear them out, so I was going to get a good one. Is this one worth the additional money? Thanks!

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WSfan1314559974.2572106 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I don't own either, so I guess I really shouldn't be commenting. I still have my 35 year old Oster blender that I received for my bridal shower, and it's still going strong for what I need it for. The Vitamix appears to be a heavy duty machine, which it should be for the price; quite expensive. If you're going to use all the features and use it every day, then go for it. I don't think you're going to get that kind of power in a KitchenAid blender.

di-mc1314560218.57032 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world

I hope someone can answer this question. Last night they were preparing soup, hot soup in the vitamix. Does the machine have a heating element?

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robbie1314560272.16480 PostsRegistered 2/9/2005

I think the vitamix is worth every penny, however I guess this is a matter of personal taste. I cannot stand seeds in my smoothies and the vitamix is the only one that crushes them completely (blueberry, strawberry and especially blackberry seeds).

I can't say enough about how much I love this machine; I purchased mine outside of qvc and had to plunk down all the money at once. If I didn't have one today I would jump on the easy pay.

I never used a ka blender so I can't compare them. I do however have a ka stand mixer and that I think is the best mixer.

robbie1314560313.313480 PostsRegistered 2/9/2005
On 8/28/2011 di-mc said:

I hope someone can answer this question. Last night they were preparing soup, hot soup in the vitamix. Does the machine have a heating element?

No heating element - it gets hot from the friction.

madcity4111314560423.384419 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007
On 8/28/2011 di-mc said:

I hope someone can answer this question. Last night they were preparing soup, hot soup in the vitamix. Does the machine have a heating element?

Not a heating element, but works with friction to heat, really well might add. Got the same model when it was the TSV earlier this year.

lacey11314562557.7932048 PostsRegistered 6/5/2009

If you just want to make smoothies, I have been using my Ninja 1100 twice a day for almost 9 months. No problems, ( I hope it cont.).

If you want the world's greatest blender and price is no option-get the Vitamix. If you already have those KA products, you may not need it.

You can always heat soup faster in the microwave.

I have a feeling there will be another Vitamix TSV in the future if you want to wait.

ocgal31314567232.76751 PostsRegistered 1/6/2011

Hope I'm not too late. I have a KA blender and a Vitamix. Hands down--Vitamix is the best appliance ever. It'll absolutely smooth out anything you toss in--seeds, nuts, whatever. Kitchen Aid was a good blender--but nowhere near as powerful as the Vitamix. I make hummus, cheesecake, peanut or any nut butter, and smoothies. Takes no time at all, cleanup is a breeze. I'm kind of sorry I only had the KA for a month before I got the Vitamix, and now have no use for it.

Foodie 71314570515.523735 PostsRegistered 3/9/2006

Does KA make a great mixer? You bet. Will it's blender compare to the Vitamix. No way.

pistolino1314570900.8871683 PostsRegistered 7/4/2011

I haven't heard a word about it on TV but I just noticed the Vitamix is made in the USA. The KitchenAid electrics the Q sells has no indication of where the products are made.

If you're on the fence, this is a chance to support a company that still makes things in the US.

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