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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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 ReconditionedMost 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:
Vitamix Blender Base:
- 2-peak HP motor
- 120 volt, 60 Hz 11.5 amps (North America)
- Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
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 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!
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.
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.
- 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
- 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:
- Mixed Drinks
- Soy Milk
- Cranberry Nut Bread
- Pineapple Salsa
- Peach Sherbert
- Broccoli & Cheese Soup
- Alfredo Sauce
- Peanut Butter
- Powdered Sugar
- Raspberry Vinaigrette
- And so much more!
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!
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