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My beloved Vitamix just died...

(7 Posts)
Roonerspism Thu 03-Mar-16 18:51:46

After 8 years of daily faithful service, the motor just went.

They are hideously expensive and I have a lot less money than I did 8 years ago.

So I have seen the Magimix for a hundred quid.

Anyone any experience of cheaper blenders?

I used my Vitamix fir easy things like smoothies but also nuts etc! There is also a Blendtec -but it is £400 odd. Gulp

Thanks so much

TheGreatSnafu Fri 04-Mar-16 12:02:40

8 years? That's really short. I was hoping for longer out of mine than that as there are rumours that they can last up to 20 years.

How close to the 7 year guarantee were you? I would contact Vitamix direct and see if they could at least offer you a discount on a new one - they are known for good customer service.

I wouldn't ever be able to use a cheap one - used one a my friend's and it was like racing a Smartcar after having had a Ferrari. smile

But Blendtec are quite good.

Roonerspism Fri 04-Mar-16 22:58:53

It's ok! Fear not!

I googled further and discovered there is a reset button underneath. Bingo. I think it cut out because I was making these date/nut balls and didn't prod enough as the baby was kicking off. (First world problem or what, huh)

I'm pushing for 20 years!

TheGreatSnafu Fri 04-Mar-16 23:01:04

Yes, I had that happen once too. Should have suggested that!

<fistbump> Yay!

RakeMeHomeCountryToads Fri 04-Mar-16 23:03:39

Glad it's working now but also glad I've read this thread. I didn't know about the reset button but now I do grin If I ever make date/nut balls and don't prod, I'll know what to do. I love my Vitamix and would probably cry if it broke!

Roonerspism Sat 05-Mar-16 09:30:02

Yes - don't leave the poor machine like a beetle on its back, with sticky date mixture.

Maybe we need a Vitamix recipes thread grin

TheGreatSnafu Sat 05-Mar-16 21:56:24

The first time mine shut down it let off an awful stink like burning rubber, I was sure is killed it and I was only making a huge jug of smoothie with frozen fruit.

I tried making soup but it was all gross- I definitely cannot use it to cook the soup. Blend it up yes. Have you had any success with soups?

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