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Vitamix Certified Reconditioned Standard Blender, Black
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- Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées to the heartiest soups
- The size and shape of the 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches.
- With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds
- The blades in the Vitamix container reach speeds fast enough to create friction heat, bringing cold ingredients to steaming hot in about six minutes.
- High/Low Control can be used to adjust speed of the blades for processing tough, whole-food ingredients and fine-tuning textures
This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified by the manufacturer or by a third-party refurbisher to look and work like new, with limited to no signs of wear. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, inspection, reconditioning and repackaging. The product ships with relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day supplier warranty, and may arrive in a generic white or brown box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon Renewed. See all Certified Refurbished on Amazon Renewed.
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Variable Speed Control
Easily adjust speed to achieve a variety of textures. The dial can be rotated at any point during the blend, so you’re in complete control.
The size and shape of the 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches.
At least a dozen tiny details go into the design of our aircraft-grade, hardened stainless steel blades. All to give you the best morning smoothie possible.
Our motor maintains even torque and cool temperature to consistently deliver the power you need to process any ingredient.
Hot soup without a stove
Make steaming-hot soup without a stove—in under 10 minutes. The friction from our blades lets you bring soup to serving temperature, right in the container.
Frozen treats in seconds
Create chilled desserts—just add frozen ingredients to your machine and you’ll be enjoying ice cream, fruit sorbet and more in seconds.
Grind nuts, coffee, and more
Homemade nut butter has never been easier or more delicious. Vitamix machines have the power to grind your favorite nuts into delicious nut butter, turn coffee beans into ground coffee and more.
Mix batters and dough
Quickly and easily mix batters for pancakes, waffles, cookies, muffins, crêpes, and cakes. Vitamix machines can also knead thick bread and pizza dough.
Silky smooth purées
Vitamix machines have the power to pulverize even the toughest ingredients, so you can make silky smoothies and sauces, blend after blend, year after year.
Easy to Clean
With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
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Quickly and easily create home-cooked meals using nutritious, whole-food ingredients. With a powerful motor and responsive Variable Speed Control to create various textures, the Certified Reconditioned Standard machine allows you to simplify meal preparation-from chopping to pureeing and more-making it a universal tool in the kitchen.This powerful blender has been factory reconditioned to perform like new, offering the unmatched blending power of a Vitamix at an incredible price. All reconditioned Vitamix blenders are rebuilt by hand in the USA, certified via a rigorous, 17-point inspection process, and backed by a five-year warranty. Cookbook and DVD may vary
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So I started looking into BlendTecs and Omegas, and a couple others and they all seemed to be compared to the Vitamix and what I took out of the reviews was they all had issues, one brand in particular with the canister (substantiated by a friend of mine). So I decided that I didn't know what I was gonna do about a blender. I had read that Vitamix was not helpful concerning the black fleck issue, and that even if they sent a new canister it would suffer from the same issue. I had also read that this issue was not isolated to Vitamix containers and that other brands were affected (in my opinion very possible because one manufacturer likely makes all these seals).
So I was at a loss as to what to do. I thought I'd at least unbox the Vitamix again and make a smoothie, as the flecks are supposedly inert and I didn't figure one smoothie would kill me. I am replacing a couple of Ninja models at home and also use a cheap Oster at work (for comparison). This Vitamix pulverized my usual Kale, Spinach, frozen berry, banana, and yogurt concoction, without a large particle of Kale or anything else to be found. I knew the Vitamix units were good but I was still amazed, and loved it. Other than those damn flecks. So I decided to call the company and see if they gave me the same line everyone else was getting.
The lady I talked with was very helpful and understood my concern. She said they have found another manufacturer and are HOPING to be getting the new canisters by fall. When that occurs they said they would try and notify their customers with a warranty on record but that I should check back with them in the fall via phone or keep an eye on their website as they would have a notice on there. She completely supported me sending the unit back to Amazon for a refund and then order a unit when they come out with the new canister, and didn't by any means try to dissuade me from that. She also said that I would have no trouble getting a replacement canister when they are available if I chose to keep the unit. She also said I could get a replacement canister now but it would have the same issue. My blade is dated 1/15 for those that are trying to track dates.
So for the following reasons I decided to keep my unit and use it until the replacement canister is available:
1) I really don't want one of the other brands of blenders and see that they all have problems of their own.
2) I was sold by the smoothie I made with the Vitamix and don't want to go the rest of the year drinking chunky, coarse smoothies.
3) The flecks are minimal and in my opinion I have likely subjected my body to much more harmful things over the years.
4) A solution is supposedly on the way
This is just my decision making and I'm sure there are people that will under no circumstances ingest this stuff. I completely understand that and almost went that route. Hopefully this review helps anyone that is on the fence with the issue.
****UPDATE*** So after a month of daily smoothies and such, my wife tried the fleck test again and couldn't find anything. So maybe it is just associated with a new canister?? We are very happy we kept the Vitamix and use it daily. GLTA
****UPDATE 8/25/15**** Canisters with the new seal design are available. I called Vitamix and they stated that as a courtesy to their customers that they will swap out our current canister for one of the new ones if your current canister was affected by the black flecks. The only bummer is you have to send in your old canister (using a Vitamix provided pre-paid shipping label that is e-mailed to you), and when they recieve it they will ship out the new canister. The lady I spoke with said it could take up to 15 days.
From reading the other reviews, I know that the flakes don't go away after multiple uses and Vitamix has no plan (that the rep knew of) to fix the issue. SHAME ON YOU, Vitamix. $300 for a REFURBISHED machine that releases chunks of toxin into my juice? No thanks.
***UPDATE*** After ordering a NEW Oster VERSA 1400-watt Professional Performance Blender with Low Profile Jar for $199.20 on Amazon.com, my husband and I decided to have a "blend off" between the two. I measured out all the ingredients and we ran each unit at the same speed for the same amount of time (see pics).
I had read about another "blend off" on the Vitamix reviews where the Oster got the same end results as the Vitamix, but took about 10 seconds longer. My results were even better than I had hoped...from start to finish, the Oster FAR OUT-PERFORMED the Vitamix. Not only did the Oster effortlessly chew through all the fruits and veggies we threw in, it also didn't sound like it was straining like the Vitamix did.
My husband and I both overwhelmingly agreed that Oster is the clear winner. Not only is it a better product than the refurbished Vitamix, but a brand new one is $100 less! AND the Oster doesn't have "black flecks!" It's DEFINITELY a no brainer.
90% of the time I use a blender for smoothies and 10% for other cooking jobs. My typical blender purchase would range from $50 to $120, picking out a well reviewed blender online. After those died I finally decided to pull the trigger and try out a fancy, expensive Vitamix. I went with a certified Refurb and well known 5200 Model, since there was no way I was going to spend over $400 for a blender. And... well... I guess this thing has a cult-like following for a reason!
Blending experience: 5 Stars. Wow. I had no ideas my smoothies would come out so much better just from a different blender. If your trying to add in some more daily vegetables, this is one great way to do it. I've probably tripled my veggie intake just from making smoothies with this thing. It makes a great consistency. No matter what I add it seems to come out nice and smooth.
The blender: This thing is packing a freakin' Binford engine. and I mean this in the best way.
It's big. Like... make sure you have enough room on your counter big. If tank's came standard with blenders, it'd be this one. Solid construction. Yes it's loud, but what else would you expect.
Cleaning: 5 Stars in this department, MUCH easier to clean then any previous blender I've had. Clean lines, no tiny crevices.
Bonus: 5 Year warranty. Nice.
If you use a blender daily, save a few bucks and splurge for a Vitamix. If you rarely use a blender, then I wouldn't bother just yet.
The 5200 Cert Refurb, is probably the cheapest you can get ($250-300) and it's amazing.