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Vitamix 6300 Blender – Absolute Perfection
The day finally arrived and we had long been waiting for it. We had finally saved enough gift cards from birthdays and Christmas. We were buying a Vitamix. We had considered a few brands and after reading countless reviews we decided on the brand.
I have to admit that I am a bargain blender kind of girl. Whatever was cheap and usually produced crappy half blended, slightly chunky frozen margaritas ended up in my kitchen. I wasn't picky. I looked for coupons and never considered much about
Anyway, we had decided on the Vitamix 5200s in Black. That day we headed to the Costco that we had already phoned to make certain the Vitamix Roadshow was going on that day. We were ready.
When we arrived, the lady during the roadshow was giving a demonstration of the Vitamix 6300 blender. We were mesmerized. All five of us. My kids were sampling smoothies and soups. So were we and everyone loved everything. We put it in the cart and brought it home.
ABOUT THE VITAMIX 6300
This Vitamix 6300 blender is one of the higher-level entries in the blender line-up from Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturer Vitamix Corporation. Marketed to home-based cooks and professional chefs alike, the Vitamix 6300 is designed to create a variety of dishes and drinks ready for serving straight out of its container.
The blender comes with three pre-programmed settings, which correspond with the kind of food you wish to prepare. The settings are named Smoothies, Hot Soups and Frozen Desserts. Any of these food items can be prepared inside the blender's container, which can hold up to 64 ounces.
The blender's laser-cut stainless steel blades — each of which measure 3 inches — spin at up to 240 mph, with power coming from a motor that peaks at 2 horsepower. A tamper is included for processing thick mixtures, which include peanut butter. A special collar enables the tamper to stay securely in the container and prevent it from hitting the blades.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE VITAMIX 6300
The Vitamix 6300 has a variable 10-Speed Control that enables you to choose certain levels of speed and power in relation to the type of blending activity. With the Vitamix 6300, you can blend, chop, cream, churn, heat, and grind, among other actions. The blender has a self-cleaning system, which requires you to put some warm water and a drop of dish soap into the blender and run on High for 30 seconds.
We use this blender for everything. Besides making a breakfast smoothie (IT HAS A SMOOTHIE SETTING – YEAH) for all five members of our family, we make sauces, salad dressing, marinades, a milkshake or two and a couple of soups. This blender has revolutionized our household. For real.
BV (before Vitamix), getting my daughters to eat breakfast was on ongoing battle and AV (after Vitamix) my kids not only drink their breakfast everyday, they also get a 1/2 cup of spinach, 1/2 cup of kale, a ton of fresh fruit and yogurt or avocado for creaminess. We sometimes add some raw, organic honey if it is not sweet enough for them. But that is impressive for my kids.
I get twice the vegetables as they plus fruit and a few other things like flax seeds. In less than three weeks, I have lost about 4 pounds and I have a lot more energy. My skin is also much clearer. I just feel better in general. I am seriously considering bumping up to two smoothies per day.
Overall, this has been the perfect purchase for my entire family. We now have a long list of recipes that we are creating with our blender. Up tomorrow, is an emulsified version of an Italian seasoned balsamic and olive oil mix. This makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
FEATURES OF THE VITAMIX 6300
The Vitamix 6300 is powered by a built-in 6-foot cord, which generates 120 volts. The container sits on a base that consists of a radial cooling fan and thermal protection system to make sure it does not malfunction due to overheating.
Included with the Vitamix 6300 is:
* “The Savor Recipes” Cookbook (also includes a Getting Started guide)
* Cooking class recorded in a DVD entitled “Let’s Get Started.”
* Covered by a 7-year full warranty
* Has a 13.5-inch container attached to the base
* 20.5 inches tall
* A little over 10 pounds
* 8.75 inches deep and 7.25 inches wide.