Vitamix vs. Ninja and other blenders

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Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 13:12
Does anyone have feedback on Vitamix vs.Ninja or other options for "super blenders"? I have to be on a soft diet for a couple months, and a friend leant me his Vitamix - which is an amazing machine, but they are definitely pricey.

I like the fact that the Vitamix can puree virtually anything - it truly makes an amazing tomatoe basil soup.


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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 11:04
I have a vitamix and it is awesome! The vitamix can even turn grains into flour which is a great way to make fresh pancakes.

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 12:10
I used to have a vitamix. Compared to a real blender, a real juicer, and a real flour mill I always thought it was useless. It tried to do so many things but did none of them particularly well.

When I got divorced and moved out, it apparently didn't come with me, and I didn't miss it for 10 years, when I had a papier mache project I wanted to do.

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 18:52
I got a Ninja Pulse for Christmas and I love it. I've never used a Vitamix so I don't know how they compare. I love the individual drink cups for mixing smoothies, it pulverizes anything I put in it. I use it almost daily.


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Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 03:26
Does anyone have insight to the NutriBullet by the Magic Bullet folk? I've heard it described as a poor man's Vitamix, and wonder how it compares. Guess I'll go check the Amazon review.

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Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 07:15
Dicesr wrote:
Does anyone have insight to the NutriBullet by the Magic Bullet folk? I've heard it described as a poor man's Vitamix, and wonder how it compares. Guess I'll go check the Amazon review.

The question is, what is it you are trying to do with the thing?

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Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 07:59
I'd be interested in feedback on the nutri-bullet too. I've had it in my Amazon cart for a week reading reviews but after being so let down with the blender I'm wary. I want what the infomercials promise -the ability to toss ina mix of fruits & veg & ice and make a nice quick healthy blended smoothie with quick cleanup.

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 12:01
I bought a Nutribullet and absolutely love it! Quick, easy to use, pulverizes everything into a nice drinkable drink! I don't add ice to mine just cold water,but I will try ice one day to see how that does. I put 2 cups greens in, 2 cups fruit, some ground flax seed and water. Presto! I usually have an egg or bowl of oatmeal to go with it so I can get enough calories. So far so good on the NutriBullet for me! Oh and if you register with Bed Bath & Beyond you can get a coupon for 20% off so it made it cost even less for me! Happy weight loss!

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 13:02
I just couldn't spend that kind of cash on a vitamix or Ninja BUT, last summer I posted a thread and I was between the Ninja Pulse and the Cuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower. I went with the Cuisinart because it came with more cups and was more compact for leaving on the counter. With the BB&B coupon for 20% off I got it for about 53.00 I think. Used daily and pretty harshly with ice etc for about 8 months now and no problems what so ever. I had a bullet and it died after about 4 months and I didn't put quite the "ice beating" on it that I have this one. Good luck!

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 16:45
i was given a nutribullet and love it so far. But i agree w/ thynes that it's prolly not up rfor daily use w/ ice. i also juice
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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 19:59
I have a blender by the brand Oster and I use it almost everyday for ice. No problems and I have had it for almost 3 years. Cost me 60 bucks.
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