Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mix Things Up With A Vitamix GIVEAWAY!!

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 If you are a follower of Our Southern Style, you will notice a theme in a lot of my posts. I love to cook and bake for my family and friends. Along with my love of cooking, I always try to prepare as many of my dishes from scratch. You know? Like the Little Red Hen who grew the wheat, harvested the wheat, milled the wheat, all to make her loaf of bread. Okay, I might not go that far (although put me on a farm and I'd probably try) but you get my point. I love cooking with the purest of ingredients. I have recently added the Vitamix 5200 to my cooking and baking arsenal and it quickly found a permanent home on my kitchen counter top. Not only does this machine lend itself to creating one of a kind dishes, but it also allows me to even make some of my own purest of foods, condiments, smoothies, and more!


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  Disclosure: I received the item above at no cost to facilitate this review. 

Never Before Has It Been So Quick and Easy To Make All Your Favorite Foods!

Quickly and easily create home-cooked meals using nutritious, whole-food ingredients. With a powerful motor and responsive Variable Speed Control to create various textures, the Certified Reconditioned Standard machine allows you to simplify meal preparation—from chopping to puréeing and more—making it a universal tool in the kitchen. Includes spiral-bound Getting Started Plus recipe book, a 64-ounce container with soft-grip handle, and Tamper Backed by a 5-year full warranty and 30-day guarantee - Taken from Vitamix Product Description

 As soon as the Vitamix 5200 came out of the box, it was clear this machine was built to last a lifetime! When it comes to performance, there is no other blender that even comes close to the Vitamix! This tool is truly the "Cadillac" of blenders! Although the "Standard" style might not rank at the top when it comes to looking sharp and flashy, it surely makes up for it in its ability, performance, and ease of use.

Certified Reconditioned

Most people here the word "reconditioned" and take it to mean that the product quality isn't up to par. After using my own Vitamix Certified Reconditioned Machine, I can honestly tell you, had the box not said "reconditioned" I would have believed my blender to be brand new! When Vitamix sends out one of their reconditioned blenders,  you can be sure they have taken the time and steps necessary to ensure the customer is still getting  a top of the line machine. Purchasing a reconditioned machine saves you approximately $100, which I'd say is both "thrifty" and "nifty"! 

Here's what you can count on with a Vitamix Reconditioned Machine:
  • Inspected for appearance and functionality
  • Motor is run at least three times to ensure proper performance
  • Blade is less than one year old and thoroughly sanitized in high-temperature dishwasher before placed in a new container
  • Applicable control panel components tested for proper functionality
  • Any of the control  panel components that did not meet our high standards has been replaced with a brand new part
  • New container placed on the motor base to ensure proper coupling and blade performance
  • New lid, lid plug, and tamper
  • New cookbook package
  • All reconditioned machines are still backed by a 5-year warranty and a 30-day guarantee to ensure that it meets Vitamix standards and your expectations.  - Vitamix Insert

Included With The Vitamix 5200 Certified Reconditioned Standard Machine:


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Vitamix Blender Base:
    • 2-peak HP motor
    • 120 volt, 60 Hz 11.5 amps (North America)
    • Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
Simple to use with the flip of the switch! Use the low and high variables to blend and mix. Speeds from 1 to 10 to get the thickness of your mixture just right!

  Vitamix 64-ounce Container:
  • Height: 13.4 in
  • 64-ounce rated capacity
  • BPA-Free Eastman Tritan® copolyester
  • Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 3-in / 7.6-cm diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time
  • Spill-proof vented lid with plug for safely adding ingredients while machine is running
  • Tamper with collar to prevent tool from hitting the blades
This container has lots of room to fit every ingredient you need for the perfect smoothie, soup, and yes, even breads (I know - it sounds crazy - but it's true)!
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This laser-cut blade, along with the container is super easy to clean, and what home cook doesn't love that? I love appliances that make my life easier, but so many of them require a lot of work just to clean. The Vitamix 5200, from start to finish is the perfect tool for every home chef!
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Having several children, ages 6 and under, in my home, I love that I can pick the length of cord I need to make my machine accessible to me, but out of the reach of little fingers. Like to store your appliances? The cord of the Vitamix 5200 wraps easily underneath the machine, making storage easy and keeping your blender in perfect working order.

  Also Includes:

  Getting Started Plus Recipe Book
  • Spiral bound, soft covered recipe book which features beverages, desserts, breads, dips, dressings, sauces, soups, and Vitamix techniques like mincing, chopping, and even making bread crumbs.
  • Bright color photos show you just what your creations should look like
  • Direct and easy-to-follow instructions show you which speeds to blend your ingredients and for how long.
  • Over 140 pages of endless, delicious, recipes.
Vitamix Let's Get Started Step-By-Step DVD Guide
  • Discover all the innovative features of your Vitamix machine with this step-by-step tutorial.
  • This DVD will guide you through the process of making your own frozen desserts, healthy smoothies, and hot soups, all from scratch
Tamper
  • Each Vitamix machine includes a brand new tamper made to fit appropriate and securely in every Vitamix machine. Use the tamper to push solid and bulky ingredients toward the blade as you blend your way to delicious food creations!
  • Easy to wash with soap and water

Putting My Vitamix To Work (And Every Other Blender On Unemployment)

Growing up, one of my favorite memories was visiting my Grandparents where my Granddad would make his "world famous" malted milkshakes. As soon as I got my Vitamix up and ready to go, my whole family was so excited that we could now make our own memories of whipping up some of our own favorite treats! As I dove into the Getting Started Plus Recipe Book, I was nothing short of astounded at all of the menu options I could make with my Vitamix! Here's just a sampling of some of the things you will be able to whip up in no time:
  • Smoothies
  • Mixed Drinks
  • Milkshakes
  • Soy Milk
  • Guacamole
  • Butter
  • Cranberry Nut Bread
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Peach Sherbert
  • Fondue
  • Broccoli & Cheese Soup
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Mayonnaise
  • Applesauce
  • And so much more!
My kids (and my hubby) were chomping at the bit to have their own chocolate milkshakes! Within just seconds, and with a few simple ingredients, we were all enjoying our own chocolate milkshakes!
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 Being an avid home cook, I have used my fair share of kitchen appliances, but none have the versatility and allow me to make so many different and unique foods, drinks, and even condiments, sauces, etc. The quality of the Vitamix 5200 is outstanding  and I'm excited about the longevity I am going to get out of this machine - there truly is no other blender on the market like Vitamix!

 Check out additional pictures, videos, recipes, and more on Vitamix Social Media:
Purchase your own Vitamix 5200 Certified Reconditioned Standard Machine - starting at $329.00. 

WIN IT!
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One lucky reader will win their own Vitamix 5200 Certified Reconditioned Standard Machine! The giveaway will end February 12 at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US only and must be 18 years old to enter. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.
Disclosure: I was sent the item listed above at no cost to facilitate this review. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Vitamix and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest

83 comments:

  1. A Vitamix product I'd love for my home is the Whole Food Recipes cookbook.

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  2. Any Vitamix would be awesome but I sure do like the Professional Series 750. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  3. A Vitamix product I would love for my home is the Professional Series 300 in the color Onyx. Really need a high quality blender.

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  4. A Vitamix product I would love for my home is the Professional Series 750!! (A girl can dream, LOL)! I really could use a 32 oz. Dry Grains container for grinding flours, too. That's the thing going on the shopping list if I win the Vitamix!! :)

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  5. I would love to have the The S55 Vitamix mixer. This one is one that have have been wanting. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. I would love the 5200 Deluxe - Complete Kitchen

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  7. I have been dreaming about one day owning a Vitamix product. I would love to have the Professional Series 750. Then later add on to it.

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  8. I would love the vitamix 5200. I have been wanting this blender for a long time but cannot afford it

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  9. I'd love to make smoothies with my daughter.our blender broke and we haven't been able to replace it so this is perfect timing.

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  10. I would love the Flip-Top Beverage Bottle. One of my resolutions was to drink a lot more water. This will keep me on track!

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  11. The S-Series Personal Blender would work for our morning smoothies.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  12. I'd love to have the 5200 Deluxe Complete Kitchen--but that's just a dream! lol

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  13. this is the vitamix I would love to own: https://www.vitamix.com/shop/5200-Deluxe-Complete-Kitchen.aspx
    Denise

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  14. I would adore the Vitamix 5200 Deluxe – Complete Kitchen package!

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  15. My favorite Our Southern Style recipe I'd like to try is: Fried Asparagus with Creamy Southwest Dipping Sauce!

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  16. One of the S series looks perfect for our family

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  17. The delicious recipe from this site I'd like to try is the fluffy chocolate chip cookies--yum!

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  18. I would love to have the Vitamix 5200 Deluxe - Complete Kitchen package. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  19. I would love the 5200 Super - Healthy Lifestyle blender but honestly Id be so grateful for ANY of their products!!

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  20. I would love the Professional Series 750

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  21. I would love to have the S30 Series.

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  22. I would love any Vitamix honestly, but I love the 5200 Deluxe - Complete Kitchen.

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  23. The 7500 model would be a welcome addition to our home.

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  24. Just the fact that I could win a vitamix for my family after waiting for so long to actually be able to own one. Would be great :-)

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  25. I would love any of them, but the Professional Series 750, would be AMAZING!! We do daily smoothies, and having a Vitamix would be awesome.

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  26. I’d love to have the 5200 Deluxe Complete Kitchen.

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  27. If money were no object, I'd have the 5200 Deluxe Complete Kitchen. Way out of my price range, but what an awesome set!

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  28. I would love to have the Flip-Top Beverage Bottle to help me drink more.

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  29. I would LOVE the 5200 Deluxe Complete Kitchen!! WOW!

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  30. I'll love Professional Series 750.

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  31. i would love the Professional Series 750.. it would be great for my large family :) My current blender is scary lol it doesnt stay still on the counter and its loud!

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  32. The Creations Elite is nice but i'd be willing to take any of them!! :O)

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  33. I'd like the S series blender because it has dishwasher safe containers/blades.

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  34. I would absolutely love to have the Professional Series 750 vitamix!! yes, that would be a dream :D

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  35. the stainless steel smoothie cup would be a good accessory

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  36. I love the Professional Series 750 in red.

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  37. I'd like to have the personal blender to bring to work so I could make smoothies in the morning there for breakfast!

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  38. I would love the Creations GC with Compact Container

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  39. I would love the Professional Series 750 in red.

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  40. I dream of having a Vitamix, the best of the best
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the automated entry form}

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  41. I would love the Professional Series 750!

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  42. I would love a Vitamix. Period.

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  43. I would love any of them, but the 5200 Super - Healthy Lifestyle or 5200 Deluxe Complete Kitchen look awesome! Also the Professional Series 750 in red...

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  44. Creations Elite is the blender I would like to have!

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  45. I'd love the personal blender! So handy for smoothies!

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  46. I would want the personal blender as it's just me
    Flyergal82 at (yahoo) /dot $com!

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  47. I'd love to have the vitamin 7500.

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  48. The dry grains container would be great to have too.

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  49. I'd love to have the 5200 Deluxe Kitchen - in red!

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  50. I would love to have the Vitamix 7500.

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  51. The professional 750 series looks great. But to be honest, I would really love any of the VitaMix blenders. I have always wanted one, and am currently without any blender. I just can not afford one right now. thanks for the opportunity to win one!!

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  52. I'd also love the Professional Series 750!

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  53. I want the professional series 750!

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  54. I would like to have the professional series 750 for my home

    Moniquebbon at gmail dot com

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  55. the vitamin 7500 is calling my name! there are so many things I could create its out of CONTROL!

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  56. Professional series 750 for the power, sleek design, and sound dampening technology.

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  57. I think I would really like the 5200 Super - Healthy Lifestyle. I'm sure I would be happy with any of the choices, though, as I'm sure they're all way better than having no blender!

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  58. I'd love to have a vitamix and the CIA Professional Series would be great.

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  59. I like the Professional Series 750 Vitaminx.

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  60. A Vitamix product I would love for my home is the Professional Series 750!

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  61. I would love the Professional Series 750.

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  62. I would Love to win the Vitamix 5200, or any of them. I recently started playing ice hockey as a way to get in better shape. having a quality blender would allow me to make my own meals in less time and eat healthier.

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  63. I would love the Professional Series 750

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  64. I would like the Vitamix 5200. Thanks for offering this.

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  65. I’d like to own the Creations Elite blender.

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  66. I would love the Professional Series 750 for my home!

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  67. I would like any vitamix but the 5200 deluxe complete kitchen looks pretty nice

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  68. i would like this:>>Professional Series 750--i could make some darn good smoothies

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  69. The Pro Series 750 would be my dream pick :)

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  70. I would love to have the Vitamix S30 Blender :)

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  71. I'd like the Vitamix 750 (actually, I'd be happy with any :) )

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  72. I would love the 5200 Deluxe - Complete Kitchen.

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  73. I would like to have one of the Next Generation Blenders: G-Series. Really nice and only in my dreams.

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  74. The Vitamix 5200 Certified Reconditioned Standard Machine would be just fine with and for me. I want it for the health benefit's more than anything. I have a suppressed immune system and low blood sugar and I really do think I could lick them both with a Vitamix, I know the recipe's sure have me salivating like Pavlov's dog, they all look and sound so awesome I can almost taste them! Thank you all, so much, for this chance Vitamix, Thrifty Nifty Mom and Our Southern Style for such a life changing chance!

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  75. If money were no object I would have to go with the Professional Series 750

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