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Started 1351456641.333 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1351519120.797 by yarnaholic1963

I hope someone can please help me decide. I bought the Vitamix Creations GC here on QVC a short time ago It came in Sept. Now I called QVC and they said I could send it back. I have my eye on the 750 model with a 7 year warranty rather than QVC's 5 year warranty. I also see they are now selling the Creations ll.I'm so confused about the two sold on QVC what their differences are? I have a chance to purchase a card for 50.00's and then can knock off 130.00's off the 750 model which means I really save 80.00's. I'm not sure which one to go with I know the 750 has several presets on it which the others do not. I also was told today that with root vegetables you have to cook them first before using them for soups. Just unsure what to do I hope someone can please help me.{#emotions_dlg.wub}{#emotions_dlg.confused1}

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Katey12611351458426.123058 PostsRegistered 8/30/2008Texas

I sure hope someone can help me understand this whole Vitamix.

ajmrn301351460000.48138 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

Katey,

While there different "trim" levels of home use Vitamix's, a lot of the inner workings are very similar.

QVC sells the Creations line (Original Creations and Creations II, and GC) so I can see where most folks could easily get confused. Then there's the new Creations Elite model which is supposed to be quieter and somewhat more efficient with a newly designed motor. If you look at the Elite, it looks a lot like the new Vitamix 300 and 750. It includes an on/off switch on the side of the machine.

The Creations I and Creations II are the same machine and are actually just like Vitamix's flagship model 5200, except for a couple of things:

-The Creations models have a 5-year warranty versus 7 years on the 5200 model

-The Creations models (I and II) do not have the soft, easy grip handle on the carafe

These are really the only differences between the Creations I and Creations II and the Vitamix 5200 model.

The Creations GC (galaxy class) has a larger horsepower motor than previous Creations models (I and II) and even larger than the 5200. The GC has a 2.25 peak horsepower motor compared to a 2.0 peak horsepower motor on the other models. Is this .25 horsepower that much of a game changer, most say "No." However, all of the newer models at Vitamix (Elite, 300, 750) all include a 2.2 hp motor.

The 750 is a SWEET machine. I own one. It really is the Ferrari of the Vitamix blenders. Do I need all that this machine offers? NO, I really don't... I just wanted one. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin} Is it worth the hefty price tag? Not sure, depends on how you plan to use the blender. I definitely do not use it to it's full capacity or take full advantage of all it will do.

The Creations line all ship with a 5-year warranty versus a 7-year warranty on other Vitamix home blenders. Vitamix's are so well made, I wouldn't make my decision on the 2 years difference. There are millions of people all over the country still using their Vitamix's that are 30 or more years old.

Hope this helps your decision making.


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Katey12611351460778.4633058 PostsRegistered 8/30/2008Texas
On 10/28/2012 ajmrn30 said:

Katey,

While there different "trim" levels of home use Vitamix's, a lot of the inner workings are very similar.

QVC sells the Creations line (Original Creations and Creations II, and GC) so I can see where most folks could easily get confused.

The Creations I and Creations II are the same machine and are actually just like the Vitamix 5200 except for a couple of things:

-The Creations models have a 5-year warranty versus 7 years on the 5200 model

- The Creations models (I and II) do not have the soft, easy grip handle on the carafe

Thank you so much for replying ajmrn30 I may just go with the 750 with the presets and the pulse button. It also has a 7 year warranty.

ajmrn301351460977.41138 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

Katey,

I hit submit before I was finished. See my edited post above. Smile

4uthebest1351466376.5073527 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009

I spoke to to different Vitamix sales people who said the same thing and that was that the 5200 and similar models can do everything the 750 can but it just takes a little bit longer so I got the special 2 hp machine for $329 and a full 7 yr warranty and a $100 trade in for my old 5000. So I am as pleased as punch with my $259 Vitamix.($20 to ship it to Vitamix).

colliegirls1351466786.726491 PostsRegistered 5/13/2012

I have a 30 year old blender that works great and a 20 year old food processor that still works great also, why would anyone pay hundreds for a blender??????? I just don't get it.

Katey12611351478787.673058 PostsRegistered 8/30/2008Texas
On 10/28/2012 ajmrn30 said:

Katey,

I hit submit before I was finished. See my edited post above. Smile

Thank you all so much I decided to buy the 750 today. I appreciate everyones replys and I took everything into consideration. I felt I waited a long time wanting one and I did save 130.00's at Williams-Sonoma which rarely ever happens on the 750 model or at Williams-Sonoma anyways. I have no reservations like I did from the one I purchased from QVC. I called C/S and they said I can return it so I will.Thank You!

Katey12611351478951.9633058 PostsRegistered 8/30/2008Texas
On 10/28/2012 4uthebest said:

I spoke to to different Vitamix sales people who said the same thing and that was that the 5200 and similar models can do everything the 750 can but it just takes a little bit longer so I got the special 2 hp machine for $329 and a full 7 yr warranty and a $100 trade in for my old 5000. So I am as pleased as punch with my $259 Vitamix.($20 to ship it to Vitamix).


Wow 4uthebest you did get a great deal. Who did you trade you're Vitamix too? You did get a fantastic deal good for you.{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

mima1351516747.2614504 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS
On 10/28/2012 Katey1261 said:
On 10/28/2012 4uthebest said:

I spoke to to different Vitamix sales people who said the same thing and that was that the 5200 and similar models can do everything the 750 can but it just takes a little bit longer so I got the special 2 hp machine for $329 and a full 7 yr warranty and a $100 trade in for my old 5000. So I am as pleased as punch with my $259 Vitamix.($20 to ship it to Vitamix).


Wow 4uthebest you did get a great deal. Who did you trade you're Vitamix too? You did get a fantastic deal good for you.{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

I think you can trade them straight to Vitamix.

I have a refubished 5200 from Vitamix and it came with a 7 year warranty. I really love it, but do wish it had a pulse button.

If I were to buy one now, I'd get one with the pulse. It wasn't even an option when I got mine.

Mima

yarnaholic­19631351519120.797937 PostsRegistered 11/30/2011Texas
On 10/28/2012 colliegirls said:

I have a 30 year old blender that works great and a 20 year old food processor that still works great also, why would anyone pay hundreds for a blender??????? I just don't get it.

Hi Colliegirls -- I totally "get" where you're coming from regarding the price of this blender and asked myself the exact same thing when I first saw it advertised, however about 4 months ago I started eating only raw vegan foods and discovered that my regular blender just didn't "cut it" when it came to preparing many of the raw vegan recipes. One example would be sauces and dressings that are made with raw nuts as a base -- try as I might, no matter how long I blend in my regular blender (or my food processor, or my Ninja), I still end up with a "grainy gritty" sauce or dressing. The vitamix will blend raw nuts until they become "smooth as butta" (literally). The same is true of many many other raw food recipes (and smoothies, etc.) that just don't "come out" as good in my regular blender. I don't own a Vitamix yet, but I'm pretty sure Santa will be bringing one to me for Christmas. I never in a million years thought I'd ever "need" a $500 blender, but I now see it as an investment in my health since a Vitamix is such an essential tool in the raw food lifestyle.

Did you happen to watch the long demonstration of the Vitamix that they had on yesterday? It really is a pretty incredible blender and it does a lot of really cool things that I'm willing to bet your 30 year old blender (or even my 2 year old blender) won't do. You may or may not need all those features in a blender, but I do and can't wait to open mine on Christmas morning :-)

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