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New Vitamix models available reconditioned: 7500 for $399, 6300 for $379

adamp17 75 February 21, 2013 at 04:28 PM in Home & Home Improvement (7)
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Vitamix has been selling reconditioned machines for a while, but they just made some new models available. I think these are a great deal, as they come with the standard strong Vitamix warranty, just 5 years instead of 7. If the warranty is an issue for you, you can extend the warranty to 8 years for $75, which is less than the savings. Reconditioned units are tested and repaired if necessary, and come with new containers and tampers.

The 7500 (aka Pro 300) is the new model that they released last year with the shorter/wider pitcher, longer blades, and more powerful/quieter motor. Sells for $529 new.
https://secure.vitamix.com/Certif...ation.aspx ($399)

The 6300 (aka Pro 500) has been around a bit longer and is the same as the older machines except it has preset modes. Vitamix is selling it for $649 new, although Costco sometimes has it for $500.
https://secure.vitamix.com/Certif...grams.aspx ($379)

If you're confused about all the different Vitamix models, check out this page:
http://joyofblending.com/which-vitamix-to-buy/

If you have an old Vitamix, they'll give you $100 for it with their trade in program:
https://secure.vitamix.com/Trade-In-Program.aspx

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#16
Honest question here. What makes these mixers worth $400+ that a $50 Kitchenaid blender can't solve for 99% of people? I'm just kind of curious what someone would use these for?
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Quote from Sethbacca View Post :
Honest question here. What makes these mixers worth $400+ that a $50 Kitchenaid blender can't solve for 99% of people? I'm just kind of curious what someone would use these for?

[url]http://blenderdude.com/articles/vitamix-blendtec-blenders/[/url

Haven't read that in a while and I'm not sure if it covers it but...one word, Ice. Regular blenders aren't equipped to handle blending ice long term (vegetables too), like Vitamix / Blendtec are. In addition to that, a $99 blender will never produce a texture like one of these.
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Quote from Sethbacca View Post :
Honest question here. What makes these mixers worth $400+ that a $50 Kitchenaid blender can't solve for 99% of people? I'm just kind of curious what someone would use these for?
These types of blenders are more for people blending as a food lifestyle (green smoothies, juices), or for cooking. Of course they can be used for anything, and they'll do it far better than a typical blender. If it's something you'll be using extremely frequently, it's a good investment to your health. If it's a blender that will sit around for months collecting dust, your best bet is probably any standard blender.

I'd love to buy one, but I have to decide if I'm ready for the commitment. Smilie
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Quote from Sethbacca View Post :
Honest question here. What makes these mixers worth $400+ that a $50 Kitchenaid blender can't solve for 99% of people? I'm just kind of curious what someone would use these for?
The reasons for buying one of these come down to the extra things that they can make over a standard blender, and their robustness.

The extra things come into two categories: high load blending, and extra smooth blending. Things you might want to make that are a high load include nut butters (homemade nutella and pecan butter are awesome!), hummus, and sorbet. These are all so thick that a normal blender would burn out if you tried to make them regularly. That is of course if the regular blender could even blend them satisfactorily. Which leads to the next point of smooth blending. You can blend hard foods into a smooth consistency that a normal blender would leave chunks of. For example, you can add apples, carrots, kale, beets, etc. to smoothies and they will come out smooth. By blending all of these whole foods it makes it easier to include more healthy produce in your diet.

They can also grind grains into flour and knead dough. Slightly gimmicky is that you can use the friction of blending in them to heat soups.

And finally, there's the robustness. They don't burn out the way normal blenders can, and they usually last over ten years of regular use.
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Gotcha, thanks for the info Smilie Clearly something like this isn't for me, but I was really curious.
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Tempted but really want to hold out for a deal on a blendtec designer series
What he said...
Quote from mc22233 View Post :
Best way to buy this is from bed bath and beyond and use the 20% off coupon. I got mine this way and Love it. Came with the wild side jar.
So, what's the price after the coupon?
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Great deal on the newer 7500. Would consider it but I just jumped on a Blendtec last week from Costco. $329 + tax and an 8-year warranty was hard to beat. So far I love it! Been making green smoothies everyday. My only complaint is that it's loud at max speed. Doesn't bother me, but I hope my neighbors won't complain.

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What he said...

So, what's the price after the coupon?
Should be just under $400.
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Quote from sKwiD View Post :
Great deal on the newer 7500. Would consider it but I just jumped on a Blendtec last week from Costco. $329 + tax and an 8-year warranty was hard to beat. So far I love it! Been making green smoothies everyday. My only complaint is that it's loud at max speed. Doesn't bother me, but I hope my neighbors won't complain.
If they do, make them a smoothie.Big Grin
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If you click any of the links from the review site in the main post it will automatically enter free shipping code: 06-007021

In for a blue new generation blender with 5 year warranty.

$399 + $24 tax
but saved $25 on standard 8-14 day shipping.


If anyone finds a deal on a Dry Grains Container let me know Big Grin
From what I've read there is no real difference between the containers. Both containers state they will "get cloudy" with continuous dry grinding.

I don't think BBB has the new generation models. My sister just picked up a CIA professional which is a 5200 with a different book for $400 + tax after coupon.
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#25
Dang, I just bought a refurb 5200 2 weeks ago! Do you think vitamix would let me swap it out with a 7500?
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i just cant get over how expensive these are. i know theyre amazing, but seriously? $600 for a blender? i dont think i could ever justify that purchase.
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i just cant get over how expensive these are. i know theyre amazing, but seriously? $600 for a blender? i dont think i could ever justify that purchase.
They aren't for everyone. I love regular and green smoothies. I could spend 6-10 bucks 4-5 times a week or make them myself for 1/4 of that cost. It doesn't take long for the cost of the blender to pay off at that rate. And that is just from a smoothie standpoint, not even touching everything else you can do with them.
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They aren't for everyone. I love regular and green smoothies. I could spend 6-10 bucks 4-5 times a week or make them myself for 1/4 of that cost. It doesn't take long for the cost of the blender to pay off at that rate. And that is just from a smoothie standpoint, not even touching everything else you can do with them.
yeah true. i mean their warranties are great. maybe i would make more smoothies if i had one
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Quote from missgord View Post :
yeah true. i mean their warranties are great. maybe i would make more smoothies if i had one
With vitamix, there are a ton of little benefits that when taken as a whole, really make a huge difference. Here is my short list:

1) Actually blends ice

2) When making smoothies, vita mix is so powerful it actually breaks open cell walls, providing increased nutrition. For example, it pulverizes strawberry seeds so you get nutrition from them, where typically you would just drink the seed whole.

3) Longevity. I have bough a number of "nice" $80 blenders over the years and they simply dont last a year or more. Some people have had their vitamix for decades.

4) You can make peanut/almond/cashew butter!

5) You can make ice cream!

6) I find that by having a high quality blender, I inherently drink more smoothies and eat healthier in general. This might not be the same for all, but I find it to be true.

7) Super easy to clean! Easier than most. Since it's so powerful, it basically acts as its own dishwasher when you fill the canister half full of water and add a drip of soap.

I am sure I could sit here and think of more, but that is my short list. Vitamix is definitely an INVESTMENT. As with any investment, you pay more up front, but make money in the long run.
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#30
I bought 1 from costco 1 month back ($400+tax), I will return it and buy1 from here. thanks OP
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