Isn't a Vitamix just a $800 blender?
We just bought a Blentec (Vitamix competitor) a month or so ago for $400 and it's definitely way more powerful than any blender... Great for green smoothies since it pulvorizes the greens, almost liquifies them. Frozen fruit, veggies, ginger, all get juiced perfectly - no chuncks. Also made hummus which is creamy smooth after just a few seconds. I want to do a comparisson with our regular blender to really get an idea of it's value. I welcome all test suggestions as long as I don't ruin the blades (i.e. no iphones.)
Glad to hear that Blendtec is a good alternative to the Vitamix. I've been scanning the web for months trying to find deals, or even a used one but I'm not having any luck. We make green smoothies every Sunday but I wanted to make sure that I could get into the habit before forking out 8 bills for a Vitamix. Hearing about Blendtec means we'll be getting one before the summer's over.
I've been using a standard Hamilton Beach blender and it f*ing sucks. I have to pre-chop the spinach/kale before adding the other stuff. I feel like a mad scientist with all of these bowls of different blended stuff. I blend the individual components and then mix and match for a couple of different batches.