How to Buy a Juicer

by Betty Goodberry

Tips on How to Choose a Juicer


If you are looking for tips on choosing a juicer then chances are that you all ready know all the benefits of drinking freshly made juice and are ready to enjoy those benefits for yourself. However, with so many types of juicers and so many different brands choosing a juicer may be a little overwhelming. So this guide is designed to help you find the right juicer to meet your juicing needs, your lifestyle, and your budget. Here are some of the things you need to consider when choosing a juicer.

The Type of Produce You Plan to Juice

The first question you need to ask yourself is exactly what types of produce you plan to juice. While fresh juice has many benefits you need to remember that you don’t want to simply make one kind of fruit or vegetable juice as you need to enjoy many different fruits and vegetables in order to get the full range of vitamins and minerals your body needs. An unbalanced diet that contains too much of one fruit or vegetable can cause it’s own special brand of health problems. Here the basic categories of juicers:

  • Fruit and Vegetable Juicers

    Fruit and vegetable juicers are probably the most popular of all juicers because they allow you to juice a variety of fruit and vegetables giving you more nutrients in your daily diet. These types of juicers also allow you to mix different fruits and vegetables together which is great both from the stand point of maintaining good health and offering you a variety of different tasting juices.

  • Vegetable Juicers

    The standard vegetable juicers are designed for green leafy vegetables. These juicers are designed for people who need or want to add more greens to their diet either to improve their overall diet, or for those who have specific health needs that calls for the consumption of more leafy greens. Examples of the produce that vegetable juicers are designed to juice include, Kale, Collard greens, Spinach, Turnip or Mustard greens, basil and other leafy vegetables.

  • Citrus Juicers

    Juice manufacturers make special juicers for citrus fruits because these fruits tend to have thick outer skins which can be bitter if added into the juice. Some outer skin of citrus fruits such as orange, grapefruit and tangerine are not digestible by our digestive system while lemon and lime skins are. While the outermost or colored part of the skin should not be included in the juice the white inner “pith” adds a lot of nutrition to your fruit juice. You should know that regular fruit juicers can also be used to juice citrus fruits if you peel off the outer rind or skin first.

  • Wheatgrass Juicers

    Wheatgrass is a highly nutritious vegetable that offers significant health benefits, however, it’s made up is such that the wheat grass itself is difficult to breakdown using most kinds of juicers due to it’s leafy structure so several juicer manufacturers make juicers designed to juice wheat grass, other leafy green vegetables and soft fruits such as grapes. Keep in mind, that there are also many brands of fruit and vegetable juicers such as the Omega masticating juicer, that are able to handle wheat grass as well. Choosing a juicer that juice wheat grass as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables will save you from having to buy several different juicers.

The Type of Technology Juicer Operates

Once you know what types of produce you want to juice, you then need to turn your attention to how the juicer extracts the juice from the fruits or the vegetables. The type of technology used will affect both the taste and nutritional value of the juice. Each of the different technologies used in juicers have some distinct benefits as well as a few trade offs. Let’s take a look at the different ways juicers extract their juice.

  • Centrifugal Juicers

    Centrifugal juicers are the most common and oldest design of juicers available today. They are also the lowest priced of all the different kinds of juicers. The technology behind these juicers is extremely simple. They simply grate the fruit or vegetables into small pieces while releasing the juice as it does so. The juice goes into a cup and the pulp is then kept separated so that it can be disposed of. This type of juicer uses a high rate of speed, or rotation per minute (RPM) which generates a great deal of heat which distracts from the taste and the nutritional value of the juice. However, this juicer is good to juice solid fruits as and stalky vegetables which are the types of produce most people who juice, begin with. However, these centrifugal juicers do not a good job juicing green leafy vegetables or wheat grass. The main advantage of Centrifugal juicers is that are relatively inexpensive which makes them a good choice for those who are just beginning to make their juice. However, their limited function and the lower quality of juice makes them a poor choice for anyone who wants to juice a wide variety of different produce. According to reviews and customers’ feedback, the best centrifugal juicers are made by Breville.

  • Masticating Juicers- (Single gear/single auger/Vertical Single Auger)

    Common masticating juicers use a more advanced technology than do Centrifugal juicers. These juicers break down juicing into three steps. In the first step, the fruit or vegetable is broken down into small pieces known as “grading.” the second step known as “chewing” uses a processes like the one that occurs when you chew your food. Jaws grind the fruit or vegetable down into a pulp releasing much of the juice. The third step then extracts more of the juice from the pulp of the produce. This results in saving money as you can extract more juice from a smaller quantity of produce and the juice is more nutritious and better tasting, however, the tradeoff is in the initial cost you pay for the juicer. According to reviews and customers feedback, best masticating juicers are made by Omega. Some of the very popular models are Omega 8004, Omega 8006, Omega VRT350

  • Triturating Juicers (Twin-gear)

    The Twin Gear Juicer is generally more expensive than other types of juicers, however the juice it produces is considered to be extremely high quality. This juicer has twin gears that work together to press the juice out of the produce effectively. This juicer shreds the fruit and then squeezes the remaining juice from the pulp. The juice produced by this type of juicer is equivalent to using a hydraulic press.

  • Press Juicers

    Press juicers also use a two step technology. The fruit must first be shredded and then the shredded fruit is then pressed to extract the juice. Press juicers come in two styles either manual where juice is extracted by you pressing on a lever to render the juice from the fruit, or by hydraulic pressure. The Norwalk juicer is an example of an electric juicer that combines grating and pressing the fruit by hydraulics. However, this type of juicer is highly expensive often running into the $2000.00 range and is time consuming to use and difficult to clean.

Your Personal Considerations

Now that you have a clearer idea on how to consider a juicer based on the produce you want to juice and the technology and function of the juicer itself. Here are a few other things that you will want to consider in finding the right juicer for your needs.

  • Budget

    As much as we all would like to choose a product based solely on need or functionality the reality is that everyone has to work within budgetary limits. So choosing a juicer based on budget is really one of the most important considerations you can make. Centrifugal juicers tend to be less costly, Masticating juicers are considered to be mid-range, and Tritulating juicers with their twin gears the most expensive of all the common juicers.

  • Ease of Cleaning

    Another important consideration when buying a juicer is how easy that juicer is going to be to clean. Some juicers have several working parts which can result in your spending a goodly amount of time, taking your juicer apart and cleaning it. However, many of the newer designs are very conscious about this factor, so they only have fewer parts to be taken apart and soak in the sink for cleaning (some models only have 4 pieces to take apart to clean). Since most people want to juice everyday to get the most nutritional value from fresh juice, cleaning that juicer can be time consuming.

  • Preparation Time

    Chopping up fruits or vegetables can take up quite some time. In order to minimize time in preparation, pick a juicer with larger chute (some known as Big Mouth Juicer) so it can take a larger chunks of produce. Also, auto pulp-ejection feature of a juicer allows you to juice continuously without having to pause to empty the pulp. If you are busy and always short on time, choosing these features of the juicers can help save some time.

  • Versatility

    Most people who purchase a juicer do so because they want to live a healthier lifestyle. Which means that they tend to want a juicer than can do other things such as process homemade baby food, and make nut butters as well as provide them with fresh juice. By purchasing a juicer that can perform several different tasks people can save money as they don’t have to purchase several different appliances and they also can save space when storing the appliance.

  • Noise Level

    For many people the noise level the juicer puts out can become an issue. While you may not mind getting up an extra hour early to make that fresh juice the rest of your family or the people in the apartment next door may not want to be awakened early by a loud motor running for several minutes. The truth is that the faster the RPMs of a juicer the louder it is going to be. Which means that Centrifugal juicers can be quite loud, some unacceptably loud, while masticating, and triturating juicers are much quieter.

  • Warranty

    Different juicers come with different warranties which can become important should you happen to buy a defective juicer or have a breakdown. Most top quality juicer warranties run anywhere from 10 to 15 years.









Blendtec or Vitamix ?

by Betty Goodberry

Blendtec or Vitamix


If you are serious about finding the best blender to meet your needs and last for years of daily use then chances are you have at least heard that the Vitamix and Blendtec blenders stand head and shoulders above the rest. But you may find yourself wondering which of these blenders have the edge when it comes to performance and dependability. Perhaps this general comparison will help make your choice easier.


When it comes to functionality, the Vitamix and the Blendtec are pretty much equal. Both of these blenders work as both a blender and food processor. They can knead bread, make frozen foods, dressings and salsa, hot soups and a whole lot more.

The Blendtec does use one container for both wet and dry ingredients while the Vitamix uses a separate container for dry than for wet ingredients.


The Technology on the Vitamix and the Blendtec are slightly different. Here are the most notable differences.

  • Horsepower- The Blendtec comes equipped with a powerful 3 horsepower motor, while the Vitamix tops out at 2 Horsepower. This may seem like a huge difference, but in actuality both of these blenders have enough horsepower to blend smoothly and efficiently carry out every function these blenders are designed for.
  • Programmed Settings- Here the Blendtec is more technologically advanced as most if not all blendtec blenders are programmed to give you consistent results each and every time, while there are only a couple of Vitamix blenders that offer programmed settings. However, while many people like the programmed settings and predictable results they get when using these settings, just as many people prefer being able to have complete control over their blending and prefer the the Vitamix’s non programmed blenders over the Blendtec. Which is better is going to be determined by your own likes and needs.
  • Operating Buttons. The Vitamix blenders rely mainly on simple toggle switches and buttons to perform their tasks, while the Blendtec has gone more modern with touch controls. Again which is better depends on which type of technology you are the most comfortable with.


Both the Vitamix and the Blendtec offer BPA free copolyester containers that are extremely durable and almost completely unbreakable. However, as mentioned before the Blendtec only uses one container (a choice of standard of wildside) for both wet and dry blending while the Vitamix uses a separate container for dry blending and kneading dough. In most cases, Vitamix does offer packages where you can get both containers. Vitamix also offers 48 ounce containers called “compact” instead of their standard 64 ounce containers. In addition some of the newer Vitamix blenders have changed their 64 ounce containers to be shorter and wider so that fit under the counter top better than the standard containers. (these revised containers are not available with all models)

Convenience and Aesthetics

If one had to choose a winner between the Vitamix and Blendtec blenders when it comes to convenience and Aesthetics then the Blendtec would have the slight edge here. The touch control panel on the Blendtec gives it a sophisticated look and makes it easy and convenient to keep the control area of the blender clean as there are no protruding buttons or switches. The Blendtec is also designed so that every one of their blenders fits under your cabinets easily whereas the Vitamix has several blenders that are too tall to sit under most kitchen cabinets.

Noise Level

When it comes to the amount of noise that these two blenders put out while in operation, here the Vitamix has the slight edge. While neither blender is whisper quiet or overly loud, the Vitamix blenders tend to noticeably more quiet than any of the Blendtec models.


When it comes to clean up the two blenders are virtually in a tie. Both of these blenders are easy to clean and both have self cleaning features that users love.


Both the newer models of the Blendtec and Vitamix come with long 7 year warranties and the option of purchasing an additional 3 year warranty for a bit extra making them par when it comes to warranties offered. However, the Vitamix may still have a slight advantage in the warranty department, as they don’t charge shipping for replacement for repairs either way to their customers, and as longer running product, they have been able to earn a fine reputation for making good on their warranties. It isn’t that Blendtec doesn’t do a fine job of making good on their warranties, it is simply that they have less time to earn a good reputation in this regard.


Here again, depending on what package you choose Vitamix may have the slight edge when it comes to extras included with some of their blenders as they offer a wide variety of packages that includes instructional DVDs, Getting started guides, recipes including chef’s recipes, and even cutting boards and spatulas. However, while these extras cost less when including in a package then to purchase them separately they still are not completely free.


While there is little doubt that both the Blentec and Vitamix blenders are expensive machines, here the edge goes to Blendtec which is slightly less expensive than the Vitamix. However, it should be noted that you normally get fewer extras with the Blendtec than with Vitamix blender so those extras may be worth the slightly higher price for some people.


Both blenders have a great reputation for quality, but here the edge goes to the Vitamix as it has two blenders that are recommended by the Culinary Institute of America and is the only blender to earn such a recommendation. However, this may be due in part to the fact that the Vitamix has been around far longer than the Blendtec and that the Blendtec has not yet had the opportunity to earned it’s full reputation as yet.

In the final analysis, both the Vitamix and Blendtec blenders are worth owning, and which one is best for any individual and household will depend entirely on your particular needs and tastes. If the truth be told most people would be thrilled to own either one of these blenders.






Omega NC800HDS

by Betty Goodberry

Omega NC800 Omega NC800 Horizontal Masticating Juicer


The Omega NC800 Horizontal Masticating Juicer is the latest and arguably the greatest of all the Omega juicers. It is the 5th generation and an upgrade of Omega 800x series. This beautiful silver juicer is a single gear horizontal masticating juicer that has several features that makes it the ideal juicer for both beginners and old hands at juicing.

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Features of the Omega NC800 Horizontal Juicer

Here are some of the features that makes the Omega NC800 a highly functional juicer.

  • Larger feed chute- The larger feed chute on this juicer means that you spend less time cutting your produce prior to juicing.
  • More Screen- Because this juicer has a large screen the juice comes out faster and you get even more juice.
  • 5 Adjustable settings- The 5 adjustable settings on this juicer means that you can juice almost anything and get the highest yield possible whether that produce is soft fruit, or wheat grass.
  • 80 RPM rotation- the slow rotation helps keep the juice from heating and ruin the nutrients contained in the juice.
  • Larger collection cups- Makes juicing for the entire family easier
  • Automatic pulp rejection- makes juicing faster because you don’t have to keep stopping to remove the pulp.
  • 15 year warranty makes this juicer one of the best deals for your money.

The NC800 not only juices all kinds of vegetables, fruits and even wheat grass it can also be used for mincing and chopping, grinding, Extruding pasta and soy milk, and making frozen desserts, baby foods, and nut butters.

What Users Love about the Omega NC800 Horizontal Juicer

The Omega NC800 Horizontal Juicer is still new enough it doesn’t have a lot of reviews yet, however the reviews that are available are extremely good and there are all ready several things that users find they love about this juicer. Here are a few of the features that users have raved about.

5 Adjustable Settings

This is the greatest enhancement Omega did to this juicer. This feature allows it to get the most juice out of any kind of fruits or vegetables.

Ease of Cleaning

Several users have stated that the NC800 is extremely easy to clean. The larger feeding tube and other large pieces makes cleaning this juicer incredibly fast and easy, which users really seem to appreciate a great deal.

Great Yield

Users who have owned other juicers prior to purchasing the NC800 feel that the NC800 produces more juice from their produce. The higher the yield of juice per pound of produce the more money you save in the long run. With the high cost of produce these days being able to save a few pennies on each glass of fresh juice can add up quickly.

High Quality Materials/ Great Warranty

Users also love the fact that the Omega NC800 is made with high quality materials and comes with a 15 year warranty. This is a users that not only can be used for a wide variety of uses, but also should last for years of use. The 15 year warranty adds a feeling of assurance that this juicer is one of the best juicers on the market.

If you are looking for a well built juicer that produces great juice and much more then the Omega NC800 may be worth considering.

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Blendtec Professional Series

by Betty Goodberry

Blendtec Professional Series

Blendtec Professional Series


Blendtec Professional Series


If you are looking for a versatile blender than can do many of the same tasks that you would expect a food processor to do, and one that looks so great on your counter that you can have built in then the Blentec Professional series built-in or Counter-Top Blender four side/ wild side combo may be the blender for you.

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Features of the Built-in/Counter-top blender

The Blendtec professional series built-in/counter-top blender is an extremely attractive blender that will good either built in to your counter top or simply sitting on it. However, looking good is not the only thing this blender has going for it. One look at the features of this blender and you’ll know that this is an extremely versatile blender than can short work of many of those cooking chores. These features include:

  • 12 Amp 1560 watt motor gives this blender plenty of power to make short work of just about any fruit or vegetable that you place inside.
  • Can control the speed with a simple push of a button, so you can get the right amount of speed you need to make smoothies, soups, salsas and more.
  • 2 large jars one wild side and one square sided jar helps this blender blend evenly and smoothly and makes clean-up a breeze.
  • Can be built into the counter or sit on top to suit your needs and the aesthetics of your kitchen.
  • Comes with a recipe book that has a variety of different taste tempting recipes.
  • Built to last
  • 7 year warranty

What Comes in the Box

When you purchase the Blentec Professional series built-in or Counter-Top Blender four side/ wild side combo you should find the following in the box:

  • Professional motor and base
  • 1-4 sided jar
  • 1-wild side jar
  • 2 vented lids
  • Owners/operators manual
  • Recipe book

This blender is designed to help reduce the time you spend in the kitchen preparing smoothies, frozen desserts, soups, salad dressings, and salsa. It can also be used to mix bread dough and grind nuts and seeds. With this blender you can take cooking and meal preparation to whole new level.

What the Review Have to Say

Currently there are not a lot of reviews for the Blentec Professional series blender built-in/counter top four side/ wild side combo, but the ones that are available are overwhelming positive. Actual users find that this blender is both powerful and versatile and meets the needs for which they purchased the blender for.

In addition to liking the blender itself, users found the recipe book to not only contain some great recipes, but also to contain a wealth of information on how to get certain foods to come out to the consistency you want. Users do recommend that you follow the manuals guide on filling the blender so that you don’t overfill the appliance, which can result in making a mess out of your counter top.

This blender is recommended for those people who use a blender on a regular basis and want that is highly functional and reliable.

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Super Angel Juicer Sale

by Betty Goodberry

Super Angel Juicer

Super Angel 5500

Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer 5500


If you are someone who is a dedicated juicer and are looking for a juicer that can juice various kinds of produce from those carrots and apples to wheat grass and leafy greens then you are going to want a high quality juicer that is highly functional and built to last. It is a masticating juicer known for producing a high level of juice while leaving extremely dry pulp. The Super Angel All Stainless Steel twin gear juicer 5500 may be just the juicer you are looking for.


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Features and Benefits of the Super Angel 5500

The Super Angel 5500 is a well designed and manufactured juicer that has all the right features to deliver incredible juice from the first drop to the last. These features include:

  • Twin Gear 2 stage juicer with a 3 stage screen system
  • All surgical stainless steel parts
  • Easy to clean
  • 3 HP 86 RPM the 86 RPM is the perfect revolutions per minute to insure that the most vitamins and nutrients remain intact when produce is turned into juice.
  • Works well for almost any fruit or vegetable including heat grass, barley, leafy greens, herbs and sprouts.
  • Not only does the Super Angel juicer 5500 make incredible juice but it also can be used to make nut butters and even tofu.
  • It has several built in safety features to help insure that this juicer has a long life.
  • 10 year warranty on motor and parts

What’s in the Box

When you receive your Super Angel 5500 the following should come in the box.

  • The Super Angel Juicer 5500
  • wooden pusher
  • cleaning brush
  • Screen scraper (also called screen cleaning knife)
  • Juice tub
  • Pulp container
  • Power chord

What Users Have to Say About the Super Angel all stainless steel twin gear juicer 5500

Actual users of the Super Angel 5500 really like this juicer and appreciate many different things about it. Here are some of the things that actual users had to say about their experience with this juicer.

Renders all the Juice from the pulp

Several users commented on how dry the pulp was that comes out of this juicer, often comparing it to other high end juicers in this regard. Based on consumer reviews and comments it appears that the Super Angel 5500 makes more juice than most if not all other juicers on the market. When you get high quantities of juice from a minimum amount of produce you end up saving a good deal of money in the long run especially if you juice daily. Users also stated that this juicer makes incredibly good tasting juice.

Makes Short Work of Leafy Greens

While the 5500 runs slower than centrifugal juicers, it does make short work of those leafy greens while render all the juice possible out of this type of produce.

Easy to Assemble and Disassemble

Users also commented on how easy this juicer is to assemble and disassemble. They felt that they had no problems putting this juicer together to use or taking it apart to clean.

Ease of Cleaning

Actual users seemed to disagree somewhat on just how easy the Super Angel 5500 is to clean. Some users found it a bit more difficult to clean than they thought it would be while others stated if you clean the juicer immediately after use it was simple and easy to clean.

Overall, most users were highly satisfied with this juicer and felt that the Super Angel 5500 was worth every penny they spent on purchasing this juicer.

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Vitamix 750

by Betty Goodberry

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender


Vitamix 750 BlenderThe Vitamix corporation has been making high quality blenders for generations. These blenders are considered by most people to be some of the best functioning and longest running blenders on the market. While these blenders do come with a fairly high price tag, those who own or have owned a vitamix state that these blenders are worth every penny. The Vitamix Professional Series 750 blender is just one of the many high quality blenders this company manufacturers.

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Who is the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender Designed For?

The Vitamix professional series 750 blender is not designed for everyone. For people who only use a blender once in a great while to mix up a couple of frozen mixed drinks, or who have difficulty finding their way around a kitchen, this blender will probably be more than you need or want in a blender. This blender is designed for:

  • Those people who love cooking and creating new dishes complete with their own homemade sauces, dressings, and salsas
  • For those health conscious people who drink vegetable smoothies on a daily basis, and enjoy making their own healthy nut butters, batters, and other food.
  • For those cooks who are just starting out using a blender and are looking for a high quality blender that will help you get those different dishes right on the first try.

Features of the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 has all the right features to help you take your blending experience to the next level. Whether you are looking to make those morning green smoothies, or want a blender that can make soups and sauces and incredible frozen desserts this blender will fit the bill. Here are the features that most users find handy.

  • PVC plastic BPA-free housing
  • Rubber lid
  • Stainless steel blade
  • 64 ounce shatterproof and heat resistant glass chafe
  • Removable plug that allows you to add ingredients while the blender is running
  • 2-Peak HP motor that is 40% quieter than previous models.
  • Lid vent to allow steam to escape
  • 5 Pre-programmed settings including a self-clean option to save you time cleaning up.
  • Brushed stainless steel

In addition the Vitamix 750 is designed to fit under most standard cabinets and is made in the U.S.A.

How Do Actual Users Like the Vitamix Professional Series 750?

Actual users love the Vitamix 750 stating that this handy kitchen appliance is worth every penny of it’s cost. They especially like the preset settings stating that these settings helps them to turn out perfect food and makes this one of the easiest blenders to use.

Other users state that Vitamix offers great customer support to their customers and love the fact that this product is made in the U.S.A. Some users even stated they had wanted this blender for a long time and needed to save up the money to purchase it and were glad they did as this blender is one of the best kitchen tools they ever owned.

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Ninja 1100 vs. Ninja 1200

by Betty Goodberry

Side by Side Comparison Between The Ninja 1100 and the Ninja 1200


If you are like most people you probably find yourself wondering what is the difference between the Ninja 1100 and the Ninja 1200 Kitchen Systems. This side by side comparison may help you clearly understand the difference and which one is right for you.

Ninja 1100

Ninja 1200



72 Ounce Pitcher 72 Ounce Pitcher
40 ounce dough bowl 40 ounce dough bowl
1100 Watt 1100 Watt
Dishwasher safe parts Dishwasher safe parts
Lock in lid/spill spout Lock in lid/spill spout
3 Speeds and pulse 3 Speeds and pulse
Dough hook Dough hook
2 Paddles 2 Paddles
2 Blades 2 Blades



Smaller footprint than the 1200 Larger footprint than 1100
2 piece base 1 piece base
Free cookbook No cookbook
Lower Price than 1200 Higher Price than 1100


Two Peas in a Pod

As you can easily see from the above comparison table, there is little difference between the Ninja 1100 and the Ninja 1200. Both offer the extra large 72 ounce pitcher for making those smoothies, shakes, frozen drinks, soups, sauces and more. Both blenders offer you a 40 ounce dough bowl for making all different kinds of dough. Both have plenty of power to meet all of the average needs of the home cook and both the 1100 and the 1200 equally attractive.

You are probably wondering why the Ninja company would make two blenders so much alike. Initially, the Ninja 1100 was made to sold as a “seen on television” product while the Ninja 1200 was made to be sold in brick and mortar stores. However, these days more and more “as seen on television” products are appearing in stores, and more items that were traditionally only sold in brick and mortar stores are being sold online, blurring the differences between these two blenders even further.

Considering the Major and Minor Differences Between the Ninja 1100 and Ninja 1200

The one major difference between the Ninja 1100 and the Ninja 1200 is the base. While the 1100s base comes in two parts the 1200 is a single part base, which makes the 1200 easier to handle and store for some people. However, if you are planning on keeping your blender on the counter top the 1100 has a smaller footprint than the 1200 does which may make a huge difference if your counter top space is limited.

Bonus Cookbook

Strangely enough the lower priced Ninja 1100 offers a free cookbook that is valued at around $30.00 while the more expensive 1200 doesn’t come with any cookbook at all. For those who are first time blender users or who want to use their blenders for more than mixing up smoothies and drinks the cookbook may tip the balance in favor of the 1100. In addition, budget conscious individuals may not be able to justify spending more money simply because the 1200s base one solid piece.

In the end it doesn’t matter whether you choose the Ninja 1100 or 1200 you will get a good blender that can allow you to be more creative in the kitchen.







Vitamix Creation Elite

by Betty Goodberry

Vitamix Creation Elite 48 Ounce 12-in-1 Variable Speed Blender


Vitamix Creation Elite 48 oz. BlenderVitamix blenders are the number choice of blenders for professional chefs and the Vitamix Creation Elite 48 ounce 12-in-1 juicer certainly will show you why. This blender does everything from soup to nut butters and more. It is a bit pricey, but when you consider all the other appliances you don’t need to buy when you own the Vitamix collection Elite 48 ounce 12-in-1 blender then it really isn’t expensive at all.

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Features of the Vitamix Creation Elite 48 oz blender

The Vitamix Creation Elite 48 ounce 12-in-1 Variable speed blender has everything you have come to expect in a high quality blender and more. This blender chops, creams, blends, heats, grinds, churns, juices and more. Here are some of the features of this appliance.

  • Comes with the base, tamper, 48 ounce BPA jar, cookbook, Instruction DVD, and 15 ounce travel mug.
  • Easy to clean with the self cleaning feature.
  • Powerful 2.2HP motor
  • Fits under most standard counter tops
  • Comes with a 5 year warranty

The Vitamix Creation Elite 48 Ounce 12-in-1 Blender can truly cut down the time you spend in the kitchen preparing healthy meals, frozen desserts and drinks for your family. This blender will make:

  • Creamy baby food, fruit and nut butters
  • Speeds up that fall canning
  • Allows you to make hot soups without using any other appliances
  • Makes chunky salsa and creamy mashed cauliflower
  • Can grind those coffee beans
  • Makes homemade an tasty mayonnaise and Salad dressings
  • Allows you to make both chunky and cream sauces like a professional
  • It can even make great juice and smoothies.
  • And cleans up with just some warm water and squirt of soap when you are done.

What Actual Users Have to Say About The Vitamix Creation Elite 48 ounce Blender

Interestingly enough about ½ the users who have purchased and use this appliance on a daily basis admitted to hesitate buying it due to the price. However, after taking the plunge almost every single one of them stated that this blender is definitely worth the price. Many are truly amazed at the number of different dishes, condiments, and snacks they can make when using this blender and several claim this is their most used small kitchen appliance.

Users feel that the Vitamix Creation GC 48 oz, 12-in-1 blender saves them enormous amounts of time in the kitchen both in preparing meals and snacks and in cleaning the blender. One user stated that they could make cream of broccoli and cheese soup in this blender in just ten minutes and the soup was hot and ready to eat!

Other users talk about how they are eating healthier since this blender allows them to cut out eating almost all processed foods, and not only do their homemade versions of these foods taste better, they actually know all the ingredients that goes into these foods. This is especially important for those people who need to follow a special diet such as diabetics and those who need to restrict their sodium. And since you are making all your dishes fresh they also will be free of all those additives and preservatives as well.

For anyone who is looking to save time in the kitchen while preparing healthier better tasting meals the Vitamix Creation GC 48 ounce 12-in-1 variable speed blender may be a good choice.


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Vitamix Creation GC

by Betty Goodberry

Vitamix Creation GC 12-in-1 Variable Speed Blender


Vitamix Creation GC Series Blender

You don’t have to be a professional chef to cook like one and the Vitamix Creations GC 12-in-1 variable speed blender makes doing so simple and easy. This high powered blended makes short work of chopping, blending, grinding, mixing, and dicing various foods and does so in record time.

Vitamix Creation GC comes in 2 container size, 64 ounce and 48 ounce. for your specific need.

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Features of the Vitamix Creation GC blender

The Vitamix Creations GC blender has all the features you need to create a variety of entrees, drinks, desserts, side dishes and sauces with ease. These features include:

  • A powerful 2.25HP motor
  • Variable speeds to create a wide variety of foods.
  • 64 ounce BPA free jar (48 oz compact jar is available)
  • Stainless steel hammer blades
  • Vented spill proof lid
  • Customized cookbook
  • 101 blender drinks
  • Self cleaning feature allows you to clean blender in 30 seconds.
  • Dimensions: 20.5” tall, 8.75” deep, 7.25”wide
  • 6 foot long cord
  • Soft ergonomic designed handle

Actual User Reviews

There are hundreds of reviews for this Vitamix Creation GC blender and reviewers are happy to discuss the variety of different foods they have prepared using this blender. Here is a list of some of the different foods people have actually made and raved about using this blender.

  • Breads (the ones in the recipe book)
  • Batters for dipping chicken and fish
  • Smoothies and shakes
  • Fruit and even vegetable juices
  • Soups
  • Salsa
  • Ice cream and sorbets
  • sauces
  • Salad dressings
  • Fluffy omlets
  • dips (for veggies, fruits, and chips)
  • Nut butters

Great for Weight Loss

Several users of the Vitamix Creations GC 12-in-1 variable speed blender stated that by using this blender to make fresh foods instead of eating processed foods they find themselves losing weight. They credit this blender with helping them reduce their desires for sugar, sodium, and high fat foods and state and that it helps them to regulate their blood sugar levels.

Improved Health

Other users state that they experience improve health when using this blender. They state that their consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables have increased a great deal helping them to limit their intake of less healthy foods because they feel satisfied enjoying healthier foods. Some users feel that by improving their health they have more energy and enjoy life more.

Other Benefits of the Vitamix Creation GC 12-in-1 blender include:

Ease of cleaning- Many users seem both surprised and pleased at just how easy this blender is to clean.

Easy to use- Most users feel that this blender is one of the easiest blenders to use and state that it makes short work out making soups and even frozen desserts.

Well worth the Price- More than half the users of the Vitamix Creations GC 12-in-1 blender state that this blender is extremely expensive, but make it clear that this blender is well worth the price. A couple of users even stated that they regretted all the money they spent on other blenders over the years.

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