They sell it with the promise of being able to make steaming soup, but there's certainly no need to ever get near that point.
Just a few seconds of cool blending should be more than sufficient for most of your needs, Es.
It takes a couple minutes of blending to heat stuff up, so you really have to intend for it to get hot. Most things only take 10-30 seconds to blender.
I wrote a full review of Vitamix blenders here. I'm a big fan.
Thanks Josh! Great review.
I'm really tempted to get one now.
Need to start saving up and then maybe in five years or so i can have my first smoothie!