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Vitamix Blenders at Costco

By May 16, 2010

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Vitamix Blenders at Costco

If you've been on the market for a Vitamix blender, being a member of Costco could come in handy. The Costco Vitamix 5200 Ultimate Package is available on the retailer's website for $649.99 as of the date of this post. The package includes the motor base, 64- and 32-ounce wet-blade containers and lids and a 64-ounce dry-blade container and lid. Also included in the package are 4 flexible cutting boards, 3 extra-long spatulas and a tamper. To get started learning how to use the Vitamix, there is also a "Getting Started" manual, a cooking class DVD and several cookbooks and recipe books. And finally, the package includes a Neova 2-quart saucepan with lid and recipe book. Neova is Vitamix's cookware line, which is designed to use less water and energy to cook food that retains more minerals and nutrients. Whether you buy your Vitamix at Costco or elsewhere, it can prove to be a useful tool in the kitchen - decide if the investment is worth it by reading my review of the Vitamix 5200.

Do you already own a Vitamix blender? If so, write a review of your Vitamix and read what others have to say as well.

UPDATE (Sept. 1, 2013): Read the review of Vitamix's latest blender, the Vitamix Professional Series 750.

Comments

October 9, 2010 at 7:23 am
(1) Susan O'Regan-Reidy says:

I was looking at Vitamix’s and saw your pic!!! I’m like I know that chick. haha I’m moving home in February from London. I’m shopping around for a Vitamix for my fiancee for X-mas. Any suggestions on which is the best?

Great to see your smiling face!
susan

October 9, 2010 at 11:01 am
(2) cookingequipment says:

Hi Susan!

Small world! The Vitamix 5200 is the most prevalent one on the market and I think it’s also the least expensive, unless you go with a factory refurbished/reconditioned one, which I am not sure I’d recommend.

If you think you would be interested in making specialty flours (i.e. out of rice or grains) then you’ll want to get the step-up package that includes a dry blend container. But otherwise, the basic package should suit your needs just fine. Be sure to check the deals at Costco; they’re slightly cheaper and/or have more accessories. Let me know what you end up choosing!

~Jessica

December 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm
(3) Terry says:

I bought a Vitamix 6300 at Costco November 2,2012. I am not happy with it as it smells like it is hot and it jumps on the base. i have tried to contact Vitamix but am unable to get through on their phone lines and the e-mail contact has not worked either

December 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm
(4) Mary says:

I bought a Costco Vitamixa a little over a yrear ago and love it! A friend was in our Colorado Springs Costco on Nevada recently and watched the Vitamix demo. They tasted the “no dairy ice cream” and said it was wonderful. I can’t eat dairy so I was very interested in obtaining the receipe. They said it had cashews, nuts, ice, aquave syrup and not sure what else. I have checked the Vitamix web site and your web site as well and haven’t been able to locate it. Will you send it to me?

Thank you.

February 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm
(5) lillias right says:

For the dairy free ice cream recipe :

Agave nectar up to the blade
A generous handful of cashews.
Three strawberries or a heaping tablespoon of baking cacao
And about two cups of ice.

I used to work for the road shows. Every once in a while I’d do a demo. We never really measured exactly. But it always turned out delish! Good luck!

March 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm
(6) ann says:

I recently saw a demo at Costco and they used a 1/2 of a Avacado instead of cashews. I am looking for the exact recipe also and am not able to find it. Am very disappointed:(

September 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm
(7) alice says:

The Ice cream with avocado is
agave to cover blade
half of small avocado
handful of spinach
1 green lemon peeled
2 tablespoon of vanilla
3 cups of ice

November 9, 2013 at 10:33 am
(8) Jack says:

I love this blender. Cuts my green smoothie prep time in half, even using all of these:

Kale (one bunch)
Parsley (one bunch)
Cilantro (one bunch)
Green peppers (2)
Carrots (5)
Cucumbers (3)
Avocado (1)
Celery (1 bunch)

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