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Vitamix 750: What We Made in Our First 30 Days

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The Best New Year’s Resolution

Do you remember any of your New Year's resolutions? I remember when we resolved to purchase a Vitamix blender with the condition that we would use it every day for the first 30 days to see if we really would keep it.

Why 30 days? Two reasons. First, that was the time allowed to return it by the store where we purchased it, Williams Sonoma. Second, if we could find a way to use it that many days in a row, that would be a good sign that we liked it well enough to keep.

After convincing ourselves that we were Vitamix-worthy, we drove to our favorite local Williams Sonoma store to bring home our new family member.

The First Thing We Did When We Got Home

The Equipment That Comes in the Box

Base, cup, lid, and tamper

Base, cup, lid, and tamper

Professional Series 750 Fits Under Our Cabinets!

At 17.5 inches tall, the 750 is 3 inches shorter than the 5200 standard, so the older style Vitamix blenders would not fit under our cabinets.

At 17.5 inches tall, the 750 is 3 inches shorter than the 5200 standard, so the older style Vitamix blenders would not fit under our cabinets.

What Else Can You Make Besides Smoothies?

As it turned out, in 30 days we not only used it every day (except one where we were out of town), but typically we used it multiple times each day. In the table below are listed all the things that we made during that time. As one might expect, there's a lot of fruit smoothies on this list. But we also found a few recipes that were new to us and worth making over and over as time went on. We now make scones all the time using our blender. The recipes that we made during this time were all from the cookbook that came with the 750, Create.

How did we pick what to make? We really wanted to test the range of foods that Vitamix claims can be made. It is easy to say your blender can make hot AND cold items, but the real test is how good they actually turn out to be. First, we watched the intro video on the disc that came in the box, and then we started to go through the Create cookbook to see what we could make right away with the ingredients we had on hand. Also, a big factor was the difficulty level. We wanted to build up confidence about how the blender works before taking on more complex recipes. We are not professional chefs like the people on the Vitamix videos.

30 Days Of Vitamix

DayMadeMade 2Made 3

1

Fruit Smoothie

Almond Butter

Milkshake

2

Fruit Smoothie

Hot Chocolate

Scones

3

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

 

4

Potato Spinach Soup

Hot Cocoa

Peach Smoothie

5

Iced Coffee

Peach Smoothie

 

6

Smoothie

 

 

7

Bacon Potato Soup

Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshakes

 

8

Smoothie

Smoothie

Smoothie

9

Scones

 

 

10

Iced Coffee

 

 

11

Almond Milk

Milkshake

Banana Chocolate Ice Cream

12

Iced Coffee

Turkey Potato Spinach Soup

Peanut Butter

13

Smoothies

Iced Coffee

 

14

Iced Coffee

Dessert Smoothie

 

15

Iced Coffee

 

 

16

Trip

 

 

17

Almond Milk

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Scones

18

Smoothie

Hummus

Wild Rice Soup

19

Iced Coffee

Smoothie

 

20

Wild Rice Soup

Breakfast Cookies

 

21

Iced Coffee

Peanut Butter

 

22

Iced Coffee

 

 

23

Iced Coffee

Smoothie

 

24

Iced Coffee

Mashed Potatoes

Berry Sauce (for pancakes)

25

Milkshakes

Smoothies

 

26

Iced Coffee

 

 

27

Smoothies

Coconut Milk

Breakfast Bars

28

Smoothies

Spaghetti Sauce

 

29

Smoothie

Almond Butter

 

30

Decision - KEEP!

 

 

Cold Versus Hot

Are you old enough to remember the McDLT? As a kid, I remember all the hype about how McDonald’s would keep the hot and cold sides separate until you put them together to eat. Oh, I really wanted to see if that would make the sandwich special. The same way that I wanted to see if the Vitamix could really do a great job of making hot and cold foods. After all, there is no heating or cooling element in the blender itself, so it seemed like magic was being used here.

Ice Cream

As you can see in the table, we waited until day 11 until we made our first ice cream. We probably should have done it sooner. The ice cream was very good with little in the way of prep on our side. When you eat it right out of the machine, it is very creamy. If you want to make it firmer, just put it in the freezer for later. Typically ice cream made with a Vitamix is going to require frozen bananas, so now we always have a bag of frozen banana quarters in the freezer.

Soup

We had to see how easy it was to make soup with the Vitamix. It was hard to believe that we could just pour the soup out of the cup, and it was ready to eat, but that is exactly how it works. All soup coming out of a blender has to be a purée, right? Not so. Following the recipe and some strategic pulse blending, we had chunky potato soup. I was surprised at how hot the soup was when finished. We had to wait a while until it was cool enough for us to eat.

Powered up!

The lights on the face of the base turn on when the power switch in the back is on.

The lights on the face of the base turn on when the power switch in the back is on.

Making Our First Smoothie in the Vitamix 750

Making Nut Butters

Peanut butter was also on our list of items to try. We thought it would be a real test to break nuts down to a buttery consistency. But the Vitamix came through with flying colors, and now we make homemade peanut butter all the time. The first time we made it, we used raw peanuts, but that didn't taste quite right. The next time, we roasted the peanuts ahead of time, and that did the trick. Creamy peanut butter that tasted the same if not better than what you buy in the store. And with the added bonus that no chemicals or preservatives were added. Just pure peanut deliciousness. The clean up required two runs on the clean setting instead of just one like most other recipes. While this does take slightly more time, it is worth it in our opinion.

This Preset Cleaning Cycle Pays for Itself

Strong Foundation

The base has 4 sturdy posts to hold the cup and the drive for the blades in the center is a robust metal gear.

The base has 4 sturdy posts to hold the cup and the drive for the blades in the center is a robust metal gear.

© 2019 Rick King

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Liza from USA on May 12, 2020:

This machine is a beast! I'm glad it's working well for you. Recently, my husband bought me an Oster - Pro 7-Speed Food Processor. It makes pretty good fruit smoothie.