One of my favorite purchases from Costco is the Vitamix blender. I believe my Vitamix blender keeps me fit and healthy. Ultimately, Vitamix contributes to happier life. I highly recommend Vitamix blender to everyone. It doesn’t have to be Vitamix. But, everyone should have some kind of powerful blender and use it every day. I am no doctor. I cannot explain this scientifically. But, a vegetable juice has to be better than a bowl of cereal. There has to be a tremendous positive long-term effect on the daily diet of vegetable juice.
I don’t claim that the Vitamix blender changed my life. I am healthy because of how I make decisions in life. Vitamix was one of the decisions I made.
Before Vitamix, I used to juice for 7-8 years. Then, in January of 2012, I switched to Vitamix blender. For almost 9 years I’ve been using Vitamix blender twice a day without a break. I make a juice in the morning and another one after work. I rarely skip my routine. I estimate that I ran my Vitamix blender for at least 8000 minutes (= 133 hours = 5.5 Days).
Last week, I was making my Vitamix juice as usual. But, this time, the blender started to make a strange noise, and I saw smoke coming out from the blade assembly (gear). I quickly turned off the machine. After many hours of use, the blade mechanism at the bottom of the container seized up.
So, I went for my backup container.
New 64 ounce Classic Vitamix Container
In March 2018, I received a postcard from a law firm (I think). It said I was entitled to a $70 Vitamix gift card due to a settlement. I corresponded to the postcard. After a long wait, I made a purchase in January 2019. I did save $70. The shipping was free. It was indeed a good purchase. Since then, it was sitting in the garage for almost 2 years. And, BOOM, when the container died, I had a backup container ready to go.
How to keep Vitamix container clean
Vitamix blender containers are made out of plastic, not glass, for a safety reason. Vitamix is super powerful. If the blade mechanism fails, it could shatter the glass container. Then horrible things can happen, including a lawsuit. So they are made out of plastic, and these plastic containers will get stained very easily. Once they are stained, there is no getting it out.
This is how I will keep my Vitamix container clean
- I will wash & dry the container soon after each use.
- I will never air dry my Vitamix container.
- After each use, I will run the blender with clean water for 5 seconds.
- I will clean the container gently with a non-scratch sponge. I will absolutely avoid an abrasive sponge, which will scratch the container instantly and permanently.
- I will use a micro-fiber towel to completely wipe dry the container.