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Do I need both a VitaMix and A Juicer?

Ha! Found it....check it out! http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/refr...

Sep 30, 2007
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Do I need both a VitaMix and A Juicer?

You know, I was wondering about that myself. I've never seen a device like that before. I'll e-mail the site and see if they respond.

Sep 30, 2007
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Do I need both a VitaMix and A Juicer?

my VitaMix is about two yrs old...model no. VM0103 (think it's the 5000), and not sure about horsepower, but it works! I don't think it's the professional version. I bought it from Costco. I'm sold...when you use a juicer with the auger, it just seems that you're wasting so much of the vegetables when you're finished. And the cleanup is definitely a dealbreaker...I hated doing it.
The VitaMix breaks them down to such a level that you're definitely getting all of the juice possible without the pulp. And, as I said, I use far less veggies with more yield. So I guess if the difference is only $100, I'd go with the longer warranty and get the consumer version...

Sep 18, 2007
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Do I need both a VitaMix and A Juicer?

nutmilk bags are nylon, fine-mesh drawstring bags that are used to make milk from nuts. They can be used to strain the juice from the pulp of the veggies blended by a vitamix blender as well. Reusable and durable so they last a long time. they're fairly easy to find, I got mine on ebay.

Sep 16, 2007
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Do I need both a VitaMix and A Juicer?

New to juicing here...well, not really. I have a Vita Mix and an Omega juicer that I juice with,and although it works great, the time involved in prepping, and especially cleaning the unit is a huge factor. So one day I fell upon this video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UdSLp...
showing how to juice with a high-powered blender. I tried it with some cheescloth I had lying around in the cupboard, and damned if I didnt't get more juice breaking down less veggies with the Vita Mix and straining through the cheesecloth than I ever have with the juicer. And it is so easy Ive even started doing it in the morning as because it takes about 2 mins to clean and go!
To make it easier I bought some nutmilk bags for the straining, and that made it even easier, so I'm sold. I don't know about all of the breaking down the cellular wall and all that and how it might be different between a blender and a juicer, all I know is that it took 1/5 the time with the blender!

Sep 14, 2007
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