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Mauviel M'Cook Question

Yeah, the Atlantis line is really hefty... on their saucepans, sauté, anything with deeper sides the layers of metal do not extend into the side of the pan to avoid the 'bad radiator' effect since you want a higher concentration of heat on the bottom. You lose a lot of heat out the sides when they extend the layers up the side and really don't get a lot of added benefit.

Aug 07, 2012
BornEating in Cookware

Mauviel M'Cook Question

The Mauviel M'Cook series has stainless steel rivets as far as I know, I haven't used it so I don't have a personal opinion on it... I think Demeyere is some of the best cookware, it's incredible.

Aug 07, 2012
BornEating in Cookware

Do you think I should exchange my Vitamix Professional Series 500 for a Vitamix Series Professional Series 750 blender?

I had heard they'll fit on the new ones too, the big difference though is slight differences in motors designed for those specific pitchers. There will be the slightest difference in performance but, it might not even be something people could notice

Aug 07, 2012
BornEating in Cookware

Do you think I should exchange my Vitamix Professional Series 500 for a Vitamix Series Professional Series 750 blender?

The reason only Williams Sonoma has it is because it was an exclusive launch for them. They paid big money to be the only ones to get it for the first few months. It will start hitting more stores over the next few months(October I believe)

Aug 07, 2012
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Vitamix Help - Which Model

I've used both the Pro 300 and the 5200(Have owned for 3 years) pretty regularly. The Pro 300 is significantly quieter, at least to my ears. Like you said you get the convenience of preset functions with some other models, but they don't do anything the other models can't and for the price difference I don't really think it is worth it. Another nice thing about the Pro 300 and the models with the wider, squatter jars is it is a little easier to scoop things out from down near the blades than the taller pitchers. Otherwise you're going to find great quality in any of them, its just going to be a balance of cost, size, warranty, etc.

Aug 07, 2012
BornEating in Cookware

Vitamix Help - Which Model

Um... can your Waring Pro make nut butter, real butter, powdered sugar, hot soup in 10 minutes or less, grind meat, ice cream/sorbet, dough, blend wheatgrass into delicious smoothies and so on and so forth? I've done it all in mine. If you want a blender maybe Waring Pro would suffice, if you want a complete food machine the Vitamix is the way to go. The versatility offered by Vitamix can't be beat, except maybe Blend-Tec could come close. On top of that they're made in the US with predominantly US parts and have a customer service center based out of the US as well. You don't replace a Vitamix, you wait until it dies and then you get a new one(15 years at least on average for home use). There's a reason why almost every bar, restaurant, smoothie place, etc. uses some version of they're machine... they're the best.

Aug 07, 2012
BornEating in Cookware