Vitamix – Total Nutrition Centre Review – Get Creative!

There are blenders and then there are BLenDERs

The Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre helps you be creative in the kitchen, bringing your overall nutrition to a higher level…in a matter of minutes.

 

Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre

 

I have owned one for 9 years and it has never failed to help me be creative in making everything from nutmilks to soups, sauces and spreads.  In fact I’m still learning something new about this workhorse every day.

Vitamix Blender Features;

  • 64 oz container for  large quantities
  • Variable speed control from 1-10
  • 7-year full warranty on parts, returns and shipping
  • Aircraft-grade blades tough enough to grind even flaxseeds
  • Cool running motor – consistent temperature maintains the enzymes in ingredients
  • Angled sides of container – designed to create a vortex for the ingredients to be smoothly blended by the blades.

How To Use It

Simply place the 64oz container onto the motor (which should be placed on a flat dry surface).  Then put your ingredients into the container.  Put the black lid on the top, pressing down firmly to secure it. Then place the small transparent inner lid into the centre of the black lid and twist clockwise once.

There is a tamper supplied with the blender and this is used to stir ingredients  until smooth.  The tamper should not be placed near the blades while the machine is on to avoid damaging it like I did once!!  Fortunately, this happened during the warranty time, so it was fixed and has been working as good as new since then.

What I Do Not Like About This Blender

The Vitamix is an impressive workhorse, the only downside seeming to be the price, which at £475, was very costly for me.  I paid for it in 2 instalments and received it once the balance was completed.

Also, the container seems to be designed for people who are 1.64 metres and taller, as it requires a long reach of arm to attach or lift off the  lid or use the tamper to stir ingredients.

What I Like About This Blender

The good thing is that this particular brand of blender has outlasted all 4 blenders of another make I had, so in the long run it looks as if you could actually save money.

It was only when I had delayed buying my spare juicer parts  that I realised how versatile my blender could be.  There is a 7 year warranty with this blender and all of the Vitamix series of blenders, except the refurbished ones.

So, if you want to save time on preparing food for your family, the Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre could well turn out to be one of the best items you buy for your kitchen.

Here is a Demo for You To See A Vitamix in Action

Rating; 9/10

For Your Information

Other Vitamix models to be viewed on Amazon are:

So there you have it – all that you need to know about this  mid-priced Vitamix blender is at your fingertips.  If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

 

  • I just read this info on the Vitamix blender Stella and I need to update my old grinder as it really is very old so will go take a look via your link as this replacement is well over due and i’m looking to receiving my new one and mixing my smoothies etc

    • Hi Vicki, 

      I have sent you a personal email regarding your query…Basically, I am still working on my site affiliate links..

      Please be patient!

  • I totally love the product already. You made an excellent case study. I also love the way you gave us both advantages and disadvantages so we are left to make our own choices. Good job. Is there a way I can order it from Nigeria? Does it blend dry seeds and leaves?

    • Hi there,

      Yes, a Vitamix blender can also be used for blending tough seeds and leaves.

      As it is a blender you will need to add some form of liquid though.  Like 1/2 cup of bottled water. Or even better, vegetable juice.

      You can order it from Amazon online.  Or better still if you travel for holiday to the States, buy it and take it on the return flight with you!

  • Hi Stella, You have a site with a lot of good topics. I like the way you have set it up and made it easy to navigate. What are your feelings about Himalayan pink salt and salt lamps. I use this salt with my meals. Also once a month I fill my bath tub with a combination of baking soda, Epsom salts and Himalayan sea salt. 

    Your site is very informative and by the amount of comments you have received has helped some people. I found the cleansing methods for the liver very helpful.

    I thank you for giving me the opportunity to look at your site. I encourage you to do what you are doing. All the best,

    Michael/lesabre   

    • Hi Micheal,

      I haven’t used Himalayan salts and baking soda in my baths before, so cannot comment on experience using it.

      However I do use Himalayan salt for cooking.

      As mentioned in my post, always do bowel cleansing first before liver flushing to prepare your body for the flush.

      Thanks for enjoying my articles.

      All the best!

  • I have been looking to change my current blender and I found your review of the Vitamix total nutrition center.  I need to get some kind of nutrition system that will make my meals to go a little better and faster.  I think that you have convinced me that I should really consider getting one of these.  

    One downside is the price though.  Do you think, with all the years of experience you had with yours, that it is worth the price compared to a regular blender, and if so, what would be the major benefits?

    • Hi Denis,

      Every Vitaimix has a 7 year guarantee. My Vitamix motor cut out in the 7th year.  It got repaired and works brilliantly 3 years after the incident.

      I use my blender for making everything from almond milk to avocado smoothies containing parsley leaves and stalks. Everything gets ground smooth including nuts and seeds, like flaxseed in under a minute.

      You can make nut butters, dips and dressings as well.  I also made smoothies containing coconut oil, avocado and flaxseed and lost weight.  My nutritionist at the time told me the weightloss was due to eating a lot of healthy vegetable fats.  

      It was unplanned!

      A Vitamix is a workhorse compared to cheaper blenders. You can use it every day for years.

      If you have any further doubts Denis, feel free to ask me.

  • I have to agree with you that a Vitamix is a great tool and worth the money! My husband and I got one 12 or15 years ago, and while we don’t use it every single day, we use it so much that we keep it out right on our kitchen counter.

    We use it for soups and spreads, and I sometimes make a kind of milkshake with milk or dairy-free milk, ice, and fresh fruit. My husband makes peanut butter in it and he also grinds wheat berries to make whole wheat flour for homemade bread from our bread machine. It was a big investment for us but it has turned out very well.

    • Too true Zana,

      I would not be without my Vitamix even on a holday.  

      Like yourself, mine is on the counter and I use it for making stews, almond or sunflower milk.  Juice and smoothies too.

      Vitamix are true to their 7 year warranty as well! It definitely is a workhorse worth splashing the cash on.

  • I know some Vitamix owners and, like you, the only thing they didn’t like was the price  but as you pointed ourt, it’s durability and long life make it cheaper in the long run.nan excellent point.

    By “spare juicer parts” did you mean attachments or replacement parts. I wasn’t  quite sure. On the whole, you make  a pretty good argument in favor of Vitamix. What is your favorite dish that you make with it?

    • Hi there,

      I meant replacement parts.

      I also didn’t really mind the price because I paid for it in 2 installments..

      As for my favourite recipe it is SunAvo smoothie consisting of half-ripe plantain, carrot juice, 1 avocado, 1 green apple.  You can substitute a banana for the plantain.  It is mostly used for making smoothies and almond milk with goji berries.

      PS.  I have been coaching my friends about juicing and smoothies and the married ones have been conceiving after many years of being infertile!  Now that is priceless…

  • I have never seen a rugged blender like this before. 9years warranty? So impressive! I managed to use a blender for three years. Although, the engine us perfectly okay but the plastic has broken a bit. I thought Gasa is the only long lasting product until I come across this vitamix. Can it be used to grind coconut or  beans?

    • Yes,

      The Vitamix family of blenders is rugged enough to grind coconut meat, beans and nuts and citrus fruit rind.

      You can use it to make nut butters, 2 Litre of smoothies, or 8 oz of coconut cream from coconut water and coconut.if you so wish. 

      For the record, I have only had to send my Vitamix in once for repair.. And they were true to their warranty. A bit like the Apple Mac of blenders.

      You can take your pick from the family series of Vitamix or from the professional series.  They are loved by people of all walks of life, including catering professionals.

      If you have any further questions or comments, please let me know and I will be pleased to help you out.

      All the Best,

      Stella

  • It’s a winner for homemakers to find an something that lasts for decades. Another thing is longevity of warranty. If the product gives you longer warranty then you got a higher chance that what you bought is a jackpot though it may not be applicable all the time. 

    Blenders are must have at home simply because of its functionality. I use it for making fresh juices but since I bought a juicer recently, I now make use of it for stews and filling, mainly for vegetables. I remember one time I had to grind coffee to make a powdery scrub and I used my blender.

    Vitamix has been a known brand for blenders. I believe it has gained popularity because of its durability. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Hi Missus!

      The Vitamix warranty is all the time during the life of the warranty.  You are advised on how to take care of it.  But it is of industry strength and made in the US.  

      It is worth the expense and I haven’t regretted it.

  • Hi, Stella.

    Paul Mindra here from Canada.

    Thank you for your Vitamix Review. Totally honest, unbiased and bang on with the facts.

    I’ve had mine for over fifteen years now (The Super 500 Series).

    It seemed like a pricey purchase back then, but my unit serves me well right up to this day. I use mine a lot and love the versatility of it. Not only is it good for liquid applications, but it is ideal for grinding spices and such.

    If and when mine does finally become a dead work-horse, I’ll definitely replace it  with another vitamix. It is in my opinion, ‘Top Of The Line’ for the price.

    Kindest regards,

    Paul.

  • Hi 

    You have clearly explained about the blender and how it works. Also, why the blender is good and that it has lasted a lot longer than the other blenders. The downfall is the price. To me the price is way too high but i would buy if I could also pay in more than two payments.

    I have a juicer and use it regularly with fresh and frozen foods.

    Tracey

    • Hi Tracey,

      Yes the price does seem steep at first… But I definitely do not regret buying it.  I was fortunate to find a compassionate Vitamix dealer who allowed me to pay in 2 instalments.  It was delivered to me after I had paid the rest of the balance. It took me a year to pay it off.  

      There are very few of those type of dealers nowadays.

      We live to learn!

      At least you have a working juicer.  Your body will thank you for it…

      All the best,

      Stella. 

  • Hi Stella, For years I have been satisfied with just a regular blender. That is until I was at a friend’s house and watched her prepare smoothies for all of us who were there using Vitamix.  I am glad I got to read about it and I need to get one, especially for the fact that I am doing more smoothies and vegetable juicing these days. Did you say 7 years guarantee? I am sold. Thank you. Is there a smoothie book you could recommend ?

    • Hi JJ,

      Good for you!  Vitamix are top notch when it comes to service.  

      Jason Vale’s books are highly recommended.  His “Funky Juice” book contains juices and smoothie blends.  Whether you like green juices or smoothies containing nutss, there is one for every occasion you would need it for.

      Tell me how you get on!

      Sincerely At It,

      Stella.