|My sweet, sweet Vitamix 5200.|
To: Michelle; Linda
Sent: Wed, August 26, 2009 1:53 PM
I just bought this Vitamix 5000 at the thrift shop for $75!!!! Yeah!!! I just checked eBay and these babies are selling from $400 to $600 used. Mine works and is complete with everything including two containers, one for wet ingredients and one for dry ingredients. It's in great condition! Wahoo!
|The deal of the century - everything included for $75.00.|
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 2:13 PM
Subject: RE: Vitamix!
Wow! I paid $400 for mine, and I only have one blender container... Michelle doesn't swoon when we use it, like I do. You will love it! Congrats... you got a SMOKIN' deal.
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From: Juliette Beaumont
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: more on my new baby
What? Did you buy yours new?
Yes, Juliette... Linda and I bought our Vitamix's new. Of course we did. Only the Thrift Mistress Juliette can find a complete Vitamix ensemble for a mere $75. I about fell off my chair when I received her e-mail. Juliette is the thrift store whisperer. Seriously. She is drawn to the good stuff as if it is calling to her. And, I'm not poking fun. I've been the grateful recipient of many items Juliette has found over the years. She finds the coolest stuff.
|Making pizza sauce in the Vitamix.|
Juliette tagged on, "I remember many, many trips to junk yards and the hardware store (the one with the big cat that was always asleep on the counter). Stopping for an ice cream cone on the way home. Thanks for letting me have access to your well appointed workshop at such an early age - I still have all my fingers! Your focus on vocabulary and logic have also been things that have proved to be priceless. Love you Dad, have a great day!"
Dad wrote, "Juliette, you were a natural with tools from an early age. The memory that stands out in my mind the most was checking on what you were doing one day to discover you were pounding on something with a big hammer and using the cast iron top of my table saw as an anvil... LOL."
|Our Dad playing chess with Linda's identical twin sons on a family camping trip.|
It's official. The Salvation Sisters love their tools and we were taught the value of the right tool for the right job at a very young age. The Vitamix is the King - or is that the Queen - of blenders. It has power and variable speed control... up to 240 mph to fully blend ingredients. But wait, that's not all. The magic machine will chip, blend, cream, grind, knead, churn, emulsify, crush, whisk, frappé, purée, powder, whip... and, it practically cleans itself in seconds. The full 7-year warranty is pretty great, too.
If I wasn't swooning over Linda's Vitamix, I'm certainly swooning over mine, especially when I make my Yummy Kombucha and Kale Smoothie just about every morning!
*****This just in to put the figurative icing on the cake:
----- Original Message ----
To: Michelle; linda
Sent: Fri, June 24, 2011 10:16 PM
Subject: Re: First draft: Products We Love: Vitamix
I know I told one of you (must have been Linda) that my girls were complaining that the old Waring blender (also a thrift shop find for $3) had finally succumbed to age and abuse, and I needed to get a new one so they could make smoothies. I said there was a $600 mixer sitting on the counter, and gestured impatiently toward the Vitamix. They looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language.
"We tried using that one, but it doesn't work very good" they whined. What? Are you f^%#ing kidding me? This by the way, would aptly be the epitaph on my headstone. I pose this question, somewhere, somehow, for a gazillion different reasons every single day of my life. Perhaps I will create my own urn in ceramics class this fall, with my mantra permanently emblazoned on the surface - vitrified for all eternity. I digress...
After whipping up several batches of perfect hummus, many pints of smoothies, and actually grinding whole wheat flour in my Vitamix, I wasn't going to let anyone put my Baby in the corner! Like any good mother I made Avalon demonstrate her smoothie skills in the Vitamix. She was not adding enough liquid. End of story. Vitamix 1 - Avalon 0! It is clear that my children don't share my aptitude for a good tool.