Saturday, 29 March 2014

Vitamix Pro 500 - introduction.


I have been thinking of buying a Vitamix blender/food processor for a while, so imagine my excitement when I was kindly sent the Vitamix Pro 500* to try out for a 6 month period. As you can see, I actually used it before taking photos, because I simply couldn't wait to give it a go! This post is a quick introduction, but I will be adding a proper review and many recipe post in the near future. 


What is Vitamix?

It is a 10 in 1 kitchen appliance, which lets you perform more than 50 kitchen tasks easier, faster and with better results than you can achieve any other way. The Pro 500 is extremely powerful and super easy to use.

What can you make with the Vitamix?

-fresh fruit and vegetable juices,without  losing all the nutrients and fiber
-smoothies
-nut butter, spreads
-milks: almond, coconut etc.
-steaming hot soups from fresh vegetables 
-healthy ice cream 
-fresh salsas (the Vitamix can dice and chop)
-flours: coconut, rice, chickpea etc.
-cocktails
-dressings
-dough
-purees
-iced coffee and many more amazing creations.


FEATURES:

The Vitamix Pro 500 features 3 pre-programmed settings, variable speed control and pulse function, allowing you to create hundreds of various recipes. It is an extremely powerful appliance with a 2 peak output horsepower motor with a blade speed of 386 km/h! It's insane! It is quite loud and I was terrified at first, but it does the job in seconds/minutes and blends the toughest ingredients easily! The Vitamix features a modern design with a brushed stainless steel finish, a 2 litre shatter proof container and a spill-proof lid. The machine also comes with a tamper to help you with mixing tricky ingredients, like frozen fruit etc. To give you ideas and inspiration, you will also receive a DVD and a recipe book with 300 recipes from gourmet chefs. 

Vitamix Pro 500 comes with full 7 year warranty as well, which is amazing! 


Now onto the part everyone talks about the most - the price. This model costs £599.00 which is insane, but it really is an amazing investment in my opinion. I will be sharing my final verdict and telling you if the Vitamix is worth the price tag next month, but my first impressions are very positive. I am obsessed with the Vitamix and I use it every single day. I actually created a food account on instagram, where I share all my meals, including many Vitamix creations. You can follow me here.

 Vitamix Pro 500 is available directly from www.vitamix.co.uk , John Lewis and Selfridges.

 Have you heard of this amazing appliance?  


  *I was sent the Vitamix for a 6 month period. I wasn't paid to write this post.


  

SHOP VITAMIX:





13 comments:

  1. Oh, I am so incredibly jealous you got to try out a Vitamix for 6 months, I have been dying to get my hands on one for forever as I'm so into juicing, smoothies, and homemade salsas etc, but they're just so far out of my price range haha; looking forward to seeing some of your recipe ideas, regardless, though! xx

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  2. We have one of these and I LOVE it!! It is scary loud though lol. I love how easy it is to clean best of all though, you just put soapy water in and switch it on! Love it. Great post x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  3. This looks amazing :)
    www.nicolabishopx.com

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  4. Ooh I do love the look of this, it is such a great size as well. Look forward to see what you create whilst using it x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  5. Holy crap, £600 for a blender?! I wouldn't pay more than £30 - I got mine for about that and it is very very good! xx

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  6. Ooooooh my gosh, I would LOVE a Vitamix, ever since seeing the demonstration at the Ideal home show :) Would love to see what receipes you post :)

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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  7. oh my god do I want a Vitamix! my blender I have now was my parents for about 15 years before they gave it to me and it can barely break up ice- I know I shouldn't spend that kind of money on a blender but gosh is it supposed to be so amazing

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  8. This sounds amazing, I'm really interested in your final verdict though. What a great appliance to try out for free for 6 months, I bet you're having to much fun. I blend all my smoothies etc in my kitchen aid at the moment but this looks as though it does a lot more.

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  9. This sounds amazing, I'm really interested in your final verdict though. What a great appliance to try out for free for 6 months, I bet you're having to much fun. I blend all my smoothies etc in my kitchen aid at the moment but this looks as though it does a lot more.

    Carolyn x
    www.obsessiveblonde.com

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  10. I am absolutely jealous, I would love to have the VitaMix 500 for even 6 months!!! I know you are having a blast with it!

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  11. What a great multi use appliance! You can make so many things with it. I am excited to see what yummy delights you make
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  12. I'd love to try this! I have had several standard blenders and they break so easily and aren't powerful enough to be used every single day for smoothies, juices and what not.

    Kat B - Katience

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  13. I want one of these so much wish they weren't so expensive! xx

    Tracey
    saturdaynightgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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