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Please discuss the pros and cons of a Vitamix vs a good food processor.

I dont understand what a Vitamix can do that a food processor can't- a food processor would make smoothies too, right?

This would be to make food for myself and I need to make baby food.

Thanks

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Hi Anne ~

 

I have never had a Vitamix, but I do have a Cuisinart.  I find that my food processor blends like a bomb, does a really great job.  Lots of options.  Shred, chop, blend, puree, etc.  I reckon making baby food in a processor would be quite easy, as well as raw sauces & soups ~ no need for the high end blender. 

 

But ... I would love to have a Vitamix myself (just because I've always wanted one :) ),  so would love to hear what others have to say about the pros & cons.

 

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I have a decent food processor (Kitchen Aid, I believe), but ever since I got my Vitamix, the food processor stays in the cupboards.

 

I LOVE my Vitamix. It's *powerful*. That's the biggest difference. Perhaps a con is that if you don't know how to finesse it, it might be "too" powerful? The difference in the power is that a food processor may blend but the Vitamix PULVERIZES. And once you have a smoothie made in the Vitamix, you'll never go back. It's so smooth and creamy. It does blend things very quickly though so if you tend to make things with a more chunky consistency, then a processor is the way to go.

 

But another plus? Clean up! After I use my Vitamix, I rinse it out, drop a few drops of soap and fill it halfway with hot water and put it back on its base and blend on high for 45 seconds - 1 minute and it cleans itself! When I'm running late in the morning, I know I definitely would not have time to mess with a processor.

 

Plus, the Vitamix has a great warranty. I've read stories about people owning their Vitamix for 20+ years using them 2-3 times per day and never having any issues with it. I've never heard of someone keeping a processor that long without it breaking down or having problems. People may be scared of the initial cost, but it's worth it. Put away $20 a week and you'll have your Vitamix before you know it! You can also find it cheaper at some stores like Costco or with local non-profit organizations (for example, you can buy one through my local co-op at a discounted price).

 

Hope this helps some!

So... a Vitamix can do anything a food processor can do?
Oh my gosh, yes... that made up my mind! Thanks Jamie. 

I can't wait to get a Vitamix and make all that yummy stuff!  Love how she is telling people the real deal on nutrition while demonstrating.

We just got our Vitamix!  It is super easy to make smoothies, I like that I can add parts of fruit and greens that I couldnt in my other blender and it handles it just fine- even lemon rind! 

I want to get the most of it though, so I'm interested in savory recipes I can use it for.

I have a Cuisinart Blender/Food Processor combo. I got it from Costco in Washington for less than $100 bucks and I love it.

 

I use the blender attachment for smoothies and....well... just smoothies :)

 

I use the food processor attachment to make chunkier dips and dressings. The food processor attachment also comes with a grater/slicer attachment that takes about 3 seconds to thinly slice an entire cucumber or shred a carrot. I like my veggies finely shopped so it is perfect for my salads.

 

I probably wouldn't use the food processor to make my smoothies or juice-type drinks, and would recommend getting a setup with both attachments. I have never had a vitamix because I have never needed one.

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