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I am looking for a good food processor/blender that can puree food. I had the opportunity to use a Vitamix, but was not real impressed. It was not able to get as fine as I had hoped. Does anyone have recommendations? Thanks

post #2 of 9

Which version did you try, Vitamix or Vita-Prep? Vita-Prep is the commercial unit. If it was a Vita- Prep was it the 2 hp or the 3hp? I have a 3 hp and absolutely love it. Silky smooth purees. Mills rice to flour. It is a beast.

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post #3 of 9
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It was the Vitamix 5200

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I haven't used one of those, but it has the 2 peak output horsepower motor. The Vita-Prep 3 has a 3 peak output horsepower motor. I have been told that makes a world of difference, but  I personally haven't done any side by side testing to form my own opinion on the matter. I just know that I love mine. It is my favorite tool in the kitchen. I have had mine for going on 20 years now and 10 of that was professional use.

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I've had the VitaMix 5200 - the 2 hp - for five or sixl years and it's done everything I've ever wanted it to do -- in spades. Saw it demo'ed in Costco, it was on special for $400, and I was hooked.  Never regretted it for a minute, except for when my wife chewed me out for spending so much money. She's used it and has come around.

 

Currently at $480 on Amazon; hard to find a price break as they seem to control it pretty tightly.

I really can't think why you'd need a 3 hp one, unless you want to grind up bricks.  :confused:

 

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post #6 of 9

So if you don't use the slicing/ or shredding features of a food processor would I be better off with just the vitamix.  I only use the processor for pasta dough, pesto (which isn't to my liking) , pulverizing Parmesan cheese  (which isn't to my liking either).

post #7 of 9

Take a good look at the wattage rating of these three VitaMixes shown at their website:


VitaPrep 3

 

≈3 peak output horsepower motor

120 V, 50/60 Hz, 12.5 A                         = 1500W

 

 

VitaPrep 2

 

2 peak output horsepower motor
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 A                        = 1380W

 

 

VitaMix XL

4.2 peak output horsepower motor

120 V, 50/60 Hz, 15.0 A                        = 1800W

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post #8 of 9

We have the Blendtec blender and absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!! I would not trade it for any other blender out there!!

post #9 of 9
Get a Waring® commercial blender and a Robot-Coupe® food processor. Money must not be of any concern for you so you'll be all good to go. I've never met anyone not satisfied with a Vitamix unless they were a shill looking for people to claim just how good Vitamix products are.

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