This thing is very powerful. I can’t say that it completely emulsifies, but it’s close. Great for smoothies & veggie soup.
I bought this machine from jl hufford but didn’t realize that it was listed at “market place” on amazon. The shipment was quick and the product was in new condition. However, i might be the 1% unlucky customer since the motor gave weird sound. I called vita-mix customer service and confirmed that i needed to return it. Jl hufford gave me 100% refund for the machine but i paid the shipment. The refund was processed 2 weeks after the machine arrived at the company. The experience was not bad except that i don’t think i should bear the return cost since the product is defective. I wrote to the company seeking an answer before sending the machine back, but got no reply. Perhaps they tried to pretend not hearing from me. Anyways, i did not want to argue with them over $20.
One of the strongest vitamix, it’s almost the same horse power what i have on my old vitamix 3600+ 3hp vs 4hp peak, but in new design, well money spent.
It may not have the fancy knobs and buttons of the other models, but of all the vitamix models this one has the most power (3 hp). 3-year warranty vs 7 with the consumer versions, but if you are just making smoothies in the morning for yourself this thing should last as long or longer than a consumer version. Like some of the other users i did notice the weird smell it puts off with initial use, after a day or two this went away and everything is fine. Nice long power cord that you can wrap around the base to pick up the slack. Don’t be fooled, this is a monster of a blender. Not even in the same ball park as any of the other competing brands. There’s a reason why 25 year old models are still getting $100 – $150 on ebay. These things last and their monsters. I turned 3 lbs of whole raw carrots into soup in less than 2 minutes – no joke. I did not receive any discounts, freebies, or other renumeration for my review.
- This is the Marshawn Lynch of Blenders — Beast Mode!
- Most incredible blender
- Five Stars
Vita-Mix Vita-Prep 64 Oz 3 Speed Blender
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- Larger 3hp motor means you can run it for extended periods of time without overheating. Variable speed control allows you to chop, grind or blend different ingredients at exactly the right speed for exactly the right consistency.
- Accelerator switch allows even higher speeds for purees or fine blending.Cleanup is easy, simply rinse out the container after each use, and you’re ready to use it again.
- Comes with a TAMPER to push ingredients down into the blade. The tamper fits through the hole in the lid and catches on the lid before it can reach the blade – designed for safety and functionality!Specially designed, large 64oz clear polycarbonate container is virtually unbreakable and lets you see inside.
- Functions: On/Off switch, Speed Control Knob, and Accelerator toggle for maximum smoothness.3 Year warranty against defects in parts and workmanship which includes 1 year service contract (US/Canada).
- Includes a complete 54 page recipe manual that explains methods, variations and suggestions for a myriad of menu items. This manual is for commercial volume recipes.
Hands down this blender does it all. I have been using the vitaprep 3 non stop, every day for the last three weeks. I have made everything from smoothies, bisques, soups and even ice cream in this baby. I bought the grain blade and i now make my own flower for bread and my own hot cereal mix. This thing is freaking awesome. Its a lot cheaper at jlhufford. Compros: it will handle just any job you throw at it. Cons: just because you can doesn’t mean you should. I have made scrambled eggs and peanut butter in this thing. The food came out great but the egg and peanut butter is very hard to clean off the blades – although its not recommended – i recommend taking apart the blade and base during every cleaning and get a good hard tooth brush to clean the blades.
I don’t understand people and their silly expectations with products these days. No i haven’t been a vitamix user for over ten years as i’m not a dinosaur blah blah blah etc. . The moment i turned my prep 3 on i knew it was outstanding. No presets no extra buttons or lights just variable speed and high speed. It’s built like a tank and performs like a fined tuned race car. Can handle anything i throw at it without hesitation. What else do people want nowadays?. Do they want the blender to cook for them too?. If you want the top blender here it is.
My wife using thses in her cooking classes. Believe me they go through the paces, and they perform well. She has 2 and they both are wonderful.
I bought this in 2007 when they were pretty new. It had an ugly container but works great. I use it about 3 times a day and for a year of this unit’s life, i used it in a raw vegan lunch cafe that i opened in the back of a health food store. Store went out of business but the vp3 kept on going. During that year, i used it at least 20 times daily. I am still on first blade and my smoothies are very smooth but take a little longer to make. Customer service is also wonderful.
It’s one of the best products a kitchen can have.
I have had mine for 4 weeks now and have used it at least 4 times a day. So glad i went with the 3 hp motor on vita prep 3 over the home model with 2 hp. I did not buy it on amazon because it was not the cheapest price. Do your research to find this model cheaper. 00 cheaper with free shipping and 5 huge bags of big train coffee/smoothie mixes free with mail in rebate. That made all the difference in affording this blender over the home model.
If you only expect and will only accept the best thing in life then this is the blender for you. This isn’t just for the chefs or the restaurants but also a blender to have for body builders. I work out twice to three times a day and this blender helps me to prepare my protein meals and gain masseating 5 to 6 times per day is very hard and time consuming. I use this product to blend my protein and fruits together and i can skip 3 solid food meals because of this blender.
My first vitamix was the first model they ever built, with the motor used in saws, still have it but i thought i would get the prep 3 because i wanted a machine that would do more than the one i already had, vitamix was having a sale on this unit (many many years ago) got it, use it every day, i am amazed at the negative comments i read here, my unit looks an operates as well as the day i first got it, came with 2 sets of blades, have not used the second set, and forgot i had it until i went to look at the recipe book, the clear plastic container is not scratched and i put ice cubes in it every day, i couldn’t be happier with this machine, for me it was a wise choice, i just can’t believe what i read in other reviews.
Have had for over a year now. Every morning my wife and i blend various raw veggies and/or frozen fruits for yummy smoothies. Ample power to suck all foods to bottom of carafe for ease of blending. Far better process than juicing. Blends roughage into delicious drink. And super ease of clean up, simply put carafe in dishwasher.
The vita-prep is really a chef’s dream come true. We’ve had it for 2 years now, and it still works just like the day we bought it. Smoothies are a breeze, and it will chop up stuff so efficiently that you could make juice out of just about anything. Whole carrots = carrot juice. This thing grinds up anything – nuts into dust, ice into gelato.
(vm0101d) vita-prep 3 commercial food blender variable speed 64 oz. 0 liter) high-impact clear container w/wet blade black base 54 page recipe and technique guide 3 peak hp 120v 50/60 hz 12 amps cul listed nsf certified. This commercial food blender is very good.
This is a very strong machine. Can make ice cream with frozen strawberries within 60 secs, and it is perfect. Just wish it came with a smaller container as well. The one it comes with is huge, and slightly awkward for making small amounts.
Please dont waist money with the oders brands i been use that in a restaurants for 15 [email protected]@ its a maizing.
I worked in the same restaurant for 8 years. The vita prep 3 was used ferociously daily for anything from gallons of soup, to colored oils, to emulsifying sauces to making pasta, making pesto, and lots of other stuff i can’t think of right now. We abused it on a daily basis. I can’t tell you how many spoon and spatula handles were chewed up by hitting the blade when pushing stuff in towards the blades, and we never had to replace the blade. During that same time we had many commercial stick blenders, and even commercial ovens that did not last as long. In all that time, we only had to replace 1 $20 gear. No piece of equipment in that restaurant was more abused and lasted longer, other than a crazy old robot coupe processor. That said, for most people who use this at home for a smoothie everyday or an occasional soup puree, the 2 hp models are more than enough and you get a longer warranty. I finally bought my own vita prep 3 a couple of years ago and it’s as awesome as it was the day i bought it. If you want a seriously awesome product that will last a lifetime, do not hesitate to buy the vita prep 3.
It’s the best and what i expected.
My neighbor across the street has a vita prep that is a 1-2 hp bought from a big box store, which has an excellent return policy. She uses hers for her morning drink and has had to return it 2 times. With that said, we use ours for morning drinks and on occasion for blending veges for soups, etc. We have had ours for 4 years with no problems. Yes, the large hard plastic carafe it comes with is not very sound, however, we are still using ours despite the hair line cracks. And yes, hard plastic does scratch. And scratches will show on clear containers such as these. And i do wish vita mix produced a glass version; however, i would never go back to my pretty lime green oster blender, with glass carafe, to blend what we now blend, which includes nuts and ice, on a regular basis. In fact, i upgraded because that blender began its last leg when we started blending drinks with ice on a regular basis during the summer.
But i got my first vita mix in the late 1970’s — the 3600 (which they claim wasn’t made till early `80’s but i know where i lived when i had it — and i’m 98% certain it was 1979). It was a 3+ hp and it did smoke when i abused it (by kneading bread dough at the high setting — didn’t read the directions). I used it off and on for years, sometimes stored it in garages or basements for a few years and forgot about it. It was exposed to bugs, animals and the elements for long periods, but when i decided to use it, it always worked. This past year i used it a lot for green drinks, smoothies, and sorbets. I like sorbets a lot and the frozen fruit is hard on the machines if they don’t have enough horse power. The green drinks and sorbets became part of my daily diet (i liked the raw family’s ‘green for life’ program) so i needed another vita-mix at my boyfriend’s house. I bought the 5200 thinking it would be like my 3600. The 5200 is fine if it is your first vita-mix and you haven’t experienced the 3600’s higher hp, or if you don’t really need the hp. I liked the metal container of the 3600 better — i could toss it in the dishwasher anytime.
A little background is in order so that i can establish to prospective buyers’ satisfaction that i know what i’m talking about. I’ve been a vita-mix owner since 1988. My first machine was a new 4000 bought direct from vita-mix that was still working perfectly when i traded it up for a 5000 ~10 (give or take) years ago. I’ve been very happy with my 5000 but it started behaving in a quirky manner–i discovered that this was due to the blade assembly’s having become loose over time (i’m going to assume that this is in part due to the fact that my smoothies push the recommended percentage of frozen ingredients to the limit and i blame myself for not noticing it at once). Fortunately, i have the special wrench for tightening the assembly’s nut but it was clear that the bearings had become at least somewhat stripped. I was loath to spend $100 on a new assembly or container with assembly and since i like and often make use of the 5000-series’ very low variable speed and minimum blending amount, i was disinclined to trade in my 5000 on a next generation model, at least not at this time. I’d been aware of the vita-preps (there’s also a 2-peak hp model) for years and was initially curious about why the prep 3 had a 3-peak hp motor rather than the 2-peak of the 5000-series machines. I made it my business to find out and will not only share the reasons but will compare the performance of both the prep 3 and my 5000. I recently ran across a deal online on a new prep 3 that was much too good to pass up and i figured that i could jump on it and still use my 5000 as a trade-in towards the price of a next generation unit should any disposable income find itself in my wallet (i freely admit to being an appliance junky–there are worse character flaws). Besides, there’s still a possibility of helping to launch a smoothie division within a company here and it might be better to pitch with a demonstration using the commercial equipment i’d insist on using.