Vitamix: a wood-chipper for food

Barely Representational Reviews the Vitamix 6300 (aka the Food Wood-Chipper)

How good is the Vitamix 6300? It’s so good it’s earned a nickname in our family: the Food Wood-Chipper. It can handle anything. Is it the cheapest blender? No. Is it the best blender? Yes! If all you ever mix is the occasional frozen margarita, maybe you can get away with a cheapo blender. (No you can’t. Ice will ruin most blender’s blades, but the Food Wood-Chipper handles ice like a dream.)

There are juicers, which extract the juice but don’t give you the fiber, and there are other blenders, which have sharp blades so you’re always worried you’ll cut yourself cleaning them. And then there’s the Vitamix. It’s also perfect for hiding vegetables to serve to your unsuspecting family.

It comes with a 345 page recipe book, with recipes for everything from soups and sauces to breads and breakfast. Of course, in my opinion the place where the Food Wood-Chipper really shines is smoothies. This thing can turn anything into a delicious smoothie.

If you’re like me and could easily see yourself eating one or more meals a day through a straw, then do yourself a favor and get a Food Wood-Chipper.

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  1. This is an advertorial, right?

  2. And I thought my $90 kitchen aid was expensive... It has no problem with ice, and even if it did, $600??! If the kitchen aid died every year toward the end of the warranty, and I replaced it every time, each would last 2 years and I could buy 6 for the same price, lasting 12 years.

  3. wygit says:

    I've had an Oster Beehive blender for close to 20 years, doing smoothies with lots of ice cubes and I've always been happy with it..
    Better yet, they sell replacement parts on Amazon. Blades, seals, carafes, even the base spindle.
    I replaced my blades and gasket a few years ago for around $15.
    The price on the blender is still $70.
    I can't imagine anything a $600 blender could do for me that this can't do.
    And it just still LOOKS so damn cool. One little On/Off/Pulse toggle switch. That's it.

  4. I really shouldn't be surprised every time I encounter people on the internet being passionate about very surprising things. And yet, over and over again, I am.

    I love you internet.

  5. Since moving to a stick blender for soup the regular one only gets involved for margarita parties...

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