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Vitamix Standard Programs Blender, Platinum (Certified Refurbished)
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- Three pre-programmed settings offer consistent results with walk-away convenience for Smoothie, Hot Soup, and Frozen Dessert recipes
- 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.
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Variable speed control & programs
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. Three pre-programmed settings offer consistent results with walk-away convenience for Smoothie, Hot Soup, and Frozen Dessert recipes.
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.
Create amazing smoothies, frozen desserts, pizza dough and more—even hot soups—with this blending powerhouse. Three convenient pre-programmed settings offer walk-away convenience, and the variable speed dial makes it easy to adjust textures to your liking. 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. Click here to compare Vitamix blenders
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The short version?
If you have an older model that still works, there really is no need to spend the money to upgrade. There are slight differences between the two, but each gives you the same results. If you've never had a Vitamix and are tempted, you would not go wrong with this model.
THE MINOR DIFFERENCES:
5000: Nothing happens when you plug it in.
6300: When you plug it in, a blue light comes on (see photos).
5000: The lid is a bit hard to get on.
6300: The lid style changed and it's much easier to get on/off.
5000: The container has a simple plastic handle.
6300: The container style has changed and it has a more molded hand grip (see photos) which makes it easier to handle.
5000: There are two toggle switches--one to switch from variable to high speed and one to turn the machine on/off.
6300: There are two toggle switches--one for pulse and one to start/stop the machine (the machine is ON when you plug it in).
5000: When making a smoothie (juice, yogurt, protein powder, frozen whole strawberries), I just use high speed and it works fine.
6300: When making a smoothie, there's a smoothie setting. It wasn't as powerful as the high speed setting on the 5000 but it did get it mixed it just took a bit longer.
Overall, it's a great machine. That said, I personally don't see the need for the specific settings (smoothie, frozen desserts, soup) but they don't hurt anything. I've also never had a need for the pulse setting, but now that I have it, I will try it.
My basic morning smoothie recipe :
~ Cored Apple
~2 Ice cubes
~Handful of spinach
~sweetener of your choice ( I use stevia and dates)
~Milk ( adjust to your consistency- almond,cashew etc)
Blend it all together until creamy smoothie and enjoy :) feel free to change the ingredients but always add ice.
To make dry blending and dry spice powders I purchased a 32 oz Dry blending container. Dry grains container has the blades in a different alignment than the wet container.The blade alignment is such a way that it will prevent caking at the bottom.So Dry grains container is especially designed for dry grains , spices or coffee beans etc. So if you think you do lot of dry blending then purchase a dry grains container.
Bonus tip 1 : When you are using apples in your smoothies , try adding greens like spinach that will prevent your smoothie discoloring. Without greens , apple will discolor.
Bonus tip 2 : After using for couple of weeks/months vitamix will get cloudy if you air dry it. So after every use , use a dry cloth/towel to wipe it dry :) no more cloudy containers.
Bonus tip 3: Always use ice for smoothies ,WHY ? Vitamix is a high speed blender so it generates a lot of heat and this heat will destroy the antioxidants etc in the fruit. So to avoid heating the fruit always use ice .
There you go my experience, recipe and secret tips that no one will tell you. Hope you enjoy your vitamix like I do. Happy vitamixing :)
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