I've been juicing for the last ten years or so and after reading Victoria's book have decided to toss the juicer and go for blending (for the fiber content etc). Is a vita-mix the way to go, or is there a great blender out there? The cost is high on the vita mix but if I could use it for many things, it may be worth it. What do you use? Any good sources out there you'd recommend? Please respond.
I’ve not found anything that holds up like a Vitamix, though I have gotten about 3 months out of the OLD Hamilton-Beach blenders ($5 at yard sales). Most modern blenders won’t last a week. I was also quite happy with their warranty coverage when I was Director at Creative Health Institute, where we used our Vitamix a LOT.
After 2 years of using old Hamilton Beach blenders, I splurged last year and got myself a Vitamix. It’s worth the money.