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

i think more people will complain about the spout as more people buy it....there is still a lot of reviews on this even though its been out for a while now...but i guess i will just deal haha

Oct 16, 2012
hapakolea in Cookware

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

i feel like the vitamix story was just my luck..sometimes i get the bad apple outta the bunch (i.e. just got a brand new 64gb ipad...didnt open it for 3 weeks due to travel..play with it finally and as im browsing the web, i touch a spot where my screen pops (in and out) so i look on the side of the ipad and its bulging out. SMH, i just went to apple this weekend to show them and i guess this has happened before (not often, but it does) so my luck in high end toys have sucked lately lol but i am enjoying my vitamix, however, i havent had near enough time to play with it....its so pretty sitting on the counter....but i still think about how i spent $700 and i kinda cringe...i could have spent $350 on a refurb lol

Oct 16, 2012
hapakolea in Cookware

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

Hi everyone, I have been a creeper (lol) on this page since this thread was started and finally pulled the trigger on the 750. Well let me start by saying I originally bought the Vitamix 6300 at Costco about 3 weeks ago for $499 plus tax. The Vitamix rep says this is the exact same model as the Vitamix Professional Series 500 but it was $100 cheaper than the Vitamix site and was a "Different" model number for Costco exclusively. I was so excited and had a little buyers remorse bc of high price tag. I get home and pulled out the Vitamix and the rubber and glue was peeling on the very front of the Vitamix (like it had been used and beaten up some). Disappointment sunk in bc I planned on keeping on the countertop. Back in the box it goes and I exchanged it. The second one looked much better. Long story short, I tried to make one of the frozen desserts on the preset and it overheated and wouldnt start back up. Super frustrated. The other bummer was that it was def too tall for my counter space. Yes I know I can set the container next to it, but that takes up additional real estate on my tiny tiny counter and i need it out so I will use it. :) So I keep coming back to this thread and thinking super hard about 750 and decide to return Costco one and pull trigger on 750. I go to Sur La table on Sept 16 and ask the sales manager about the lifetime warranty. They said we no longer have this, only 1 year on electrics. i then asked her when did that become effective and she said Oct 1. i couldnt get a straight answer on this if the lifetime warrantly applied to anything before Oct 1, even though I asked her a few times while trying to be polite at the same time. I think they arent allowed to say the lifetime warranty was still in effect until Oct 1 bc of maybe getting in trouble? Anyways I bought it there. First thing I do is take out and its fits beautifully under my counter. Score! Next I try a milkshake. Guess what, the presets do not work. The dial 1-10 did but no presets. WHAT?! Could this be?! I just unloaded $700 on a blender and the presets dont work. I called vitamix the next day to make sure it wasnt an operator error and sure enough, I was doing everything right, liquids were plenty and no worky. Back to Sur la Table for an exchange. I am really starting to feel like maybe the Vitamix was not in the cards for me. We got the new one last week and it has worked beautifully since. A few of my personal dislikes... I am not super impressed with the cookbook. I liked the spiral bound "Savor" cookbook that came with Costco one. I also dislike the spout. It def doesnt pour as nice as the tall skinny containers on older models. If you dont pour carefully, you can make a mess. I made tortilla soup in it Sunday night and I cleaned the container and lid twice, but the lid retained the smell of the soup after scrubbing. These are all minor things I know and I am being a nit pick but when spending $700, I feel like I can be. This is like the Ferrari of the Vitamix models right ? lol! Does anyone else get a layer of thick froth on top of their soups ? So sorry for long post, but i wanted to contribute my 2 cents since this thread has been so helpful to me. I do not have plans on returning it and I do love love that fits under countertop and sooo easy to clean.

Oct 03, 2012
hapakolea in Cookware