There are so many things that I like about the Vitamix blender. Its power is amazing and the fact that it allows us to consume whole foods as a drink is great. The cost of the machine in the first place is expensive. I am sure everyone will agree with that. But it is a piece of high quality engineering that should last for a long time and during that time will help you have a profound impact upon your own health. Many people who follow a raw food diet use this machine because it is so effective at preparing raw meals.
If you decide to invest in the Vitamix CIA Professional that is available from Amazon, or the Vitamix 5200, which you can purchase direct from the Vitamix website. Even though these machines have different names, they are actually the the same device. They are packaged differently and come with different recipe books and a DVD so there is a difference but just not in the unit itself. A kitchen appliance like this is definitely a major investment in both financial terms and in your own health.
People who own one of these kitchen appliances are able to be a bit more economical with the produce that they juice/blend. This is for the simple fact that unlike juicers which extract the juice from the pulp which becomes waste, with a Vitamix blender, there is no waste. The pulp becomes part of the juice. It is because the blender is so powerful that this can happen. The blades at the base of the blending jug can rotate at a maximum speed of 240 mph. They are powered by a 2 horsepower motor. This means that all the fruits and vegetables that you add to the machine will be completely blended to a smooth juice for you to enjoy.