tool of the month – vitamix

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It’s hard to speak only of kitchen gadgets for my “Tool of the Month” post as we get closer to November 6 – maybe because at this particular time in the election cycle there are so many tools to choose from. Therefore, I think it only appropriate that I mention Mrs. Chuck Norris who applied a portion of a 1964 Ronald Reagan speech to our current political dynamic, purporting that the United States will plunge into “1,000 years of darkness” if President Obama is re-elected. Toward that end, please hang onto your mortar and pestles, your rolling pins and flints – all wonderful kitchen tools that will work great in the new dark ages of the twenty-first century.

However, if you feel that morality, civility and electricity will somehow survive the electoral process, no matter what the outcome, then I suggest an amazingly resourceful kitchen tool, the grandaddy blender of them all – the Vitamix. I know what you’re going to say – they’re ridiculously expensive, however, this is a case of ‘you get what you pay for.’ This is the machine Jamba Juice uses for their smoothies; the device that gives Baskin Robbins’ milk shakes their creamy texture. And for the high brow crowd, the Vitamix is an officially approved product of the Culinary Institute of America.

I got one with two separate bowls – one for liquids and one for grinding flours. Running me a hair north of $500, it has a seven year warranty. The model just for liquids will set you back around $375 from Costco where we watched a demo man toss in peppers, cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, corn chips, beans and a few other ingredients to produce a steaming tortilla soup. Among other things, you can also make ice cream, sauces, dressings, marinades, sorbet and pudding. It’s a new toy, so I plan on producing lots of wonderful concoctions.

I know it’s a lot to spend, but you’ll love it, plus Christmas and Chanukah are just around the corner. And thank God, so is the election. For the record, I really didn’t mean to take sides, so I’d like to officially apologize to my mortar and pestle, my rolling pin and the flint inside my fly-fishing vest. They’re great tools, too.

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2 Responses to tool of the month – vitamix

  1. Yay Aunt Amy! I don’t know what I would do without my Vitamix! I use it at LEAST once a day. I do a ton of soups and sauces, coconut milk ice cream, my daily green smoothie, and it makes the creamiest , smoothest hummus! Amazing! (I’m also an affiliate!) Btw I finally started my blog!
    Hope the fam is doing well, and Tony sends hugs:)

  2. Amy says:

    Great blog! Loved reading through it. And yes, I couldn’t do without my Vita-Mix either! xoxo

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