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Immersion blender that won't scratch Le Creuset?

The blade is protected in most immersion blenders, however, its the metal on the base which can scrape the bottom of pans as well as the enamel. I had a Cuisinart one for many years and recently started using a new Wolfgang immersion blender (which is great; longer handle, more advanced settings, variable power etc) but necessitates I am careful with where I place it when blending...

Jan 23, 2011
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VitaMix Blender, is it worth it?

Hi! After breaking my Cuisinart blender 6 months ago I've been debating a Vitamix myself and finally took the plunge. I just purchased the Vitamix Professional CIA series (1363 model number, platinum color) from Bed, Bath & Beyond. (20% off coupon and hassle free returns a bonus). My grandmother bought her Vitamix in the 70s and our family is still using it. These are incredible machines worth every penny and I love it that the new models are clear.

ps. I made a roasted eggplant and tomato soup today which was fantastic. Tomorrow morning I'll test it out for a spinach smoothie.... :)

I also have a juicer (Champion model) which i love but its a hassle to clean so I'm going to experiment with using the Vitamix and cheesecloth/nut milk bag to drain out the pulp.

Jan 23, 2011
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Do I need both a VitaMix and A Juicer?

Hi! I just purchased the Vitamix Professional CIA series (1363 model number, platinum color) from Bed, Bath & Beyond (20% off coupon and hassle free returns a bonus). I also have a juicer (Champion model) which i love but its a hassle to clean so I'm going to experiment with using the Vitamix and cheesecloth/nut milk bag to drain out the pulp. In hindsight, I might go with a centrifugal juicer over the Champion if I was to do over...

ps. I made a cream of roasted eggplant and tomato soup in Vitamix today which was fantastic. Topped it w/ caramelized onions/mushrooms/garlic baked in white wine sauce. Served with spinach, cottage cheese (midwest roots remain in NYC :) and flax crackers. Tomorrow morning I'll test it out for a spinach smoothie.... :)

Jan 23, 2011
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