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[Costco] HOT!! Vitamix E320 Explorian Series Blender $379

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Nov 9, 2008
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I was waiting for a deal on a blender... cant wait anymore! Thanks op. Picked one up
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Jan 22, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Had been considering getting the personal cup adapter. Feel i should sell my 5 year old unit and get this at this price
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Dec 16, 2012
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Barrie, ON
Does this model make soup and stuff (I saw the Vitamix presenter make soup with a model once, and I was hooked and wanted one!)

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KillerX wrote: Does this model make soup and stuff (I saw the Vitamix presenter make soup with a model once, and I was hooked and wanted one!)

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Soup function is "okay". If you strictly follow their recipes you will get some decent soups, but it's not the same as making your own from scratch. Like.. you will need to put onion powder instead of actual onion since it won't actually "cook" the onion. Or you need to cook the onion separately and put it in there which kinda defeats the whole purpose of "make your soup all in one jar" thing.
But despite all this, I am still super happy with my A2500 purchase :) I love getting commercial grade smoothies every morning.

Oh. This model doesn't have the soup function but that's just a preset. I think you can manually change the settings to make the soup yourself.
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Feb 20, 2019
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Vancouver
What is the standard warranty on this one and does it come with 2 cups?
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Dec 16, 2012
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Barrie, ON
jessicacha wrote: Soup function is "okay". If you strictly follow their recipes you will get some decent soups, but it's not the same as making your own from scratch. Like.. you will need to put onion powder instead of actual onion since it won't actually "cook" the onion. Or you need to cook the onion separately and put it in there which kinda defeats the whole purpose of "make your soup all in one jar" thing.
But despite all this, I am still super happy with my A2500 purchase :) I love getting commercial grade smoothies every morning.

Oh. This model doesn't have the soup function but that's just a preset. I think you can manually change the settings to make the soup yourself.
Ahhhhh !!!! Thank you for this! So true I didn't think of that... I'm trying to convince the wife but shes like "you've had 3 blenders you never used" which is true, but I think If i had a good quality blender, I would have a smoothie every day.

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KillerX wrote: Ahhhhh !!!! Thank you for this! So true I didn't think of that... I'm trying to convince the wife but shes like "you've had 3 blenders you never used" which is true, but I think If i had a good quality blender, I would have a smoothie every day.

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the recipe book that comes with it is pretty great! once you get started with those, you'll be having smoothies everyday
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Damn. OOS online.
Jesus saves, I spend
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KillerX wrote: Ahhhhh !!!! Thank you for this! So true I didn't think of that... I'm trying to convince the wife but shes like "you've had 3 blenders you never used" which is true, but I think If i had a good quality blender, I would have a smoothie every day.

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If you buy a quality blender, it doesn't stop at smoothies. I made my own almond butter last week.

So you're talking soups (I've made 5 kinds), butters, smoothies and fraps.

You only get that from a solid motor though.
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Oct 21, 2005
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SizzleChest wrote: If you want to call it entry level, then yes it is. Comparing more expensive models to this one, I wouldn't be able to justify the price tags. They all seem to have the same 2.2 HP motor. Pre-sets, appearance and warranty length seems to be the only difference as far as I can tell. Some people have said that the more expensive ones are quieter, but I don't see how that's possible if it's the same motor.

Yikes. Last year at Costco, the same model without the PCA went on sale for $350 so that would indicate that it's worth about $30.
I can't speak for Vitamix blenders, but with Baratza coffee grinders, the premium models are quieter. The Encore and Virtuoso have the same motor but the Virtuoso is much quieter because it has a metal body. Encore is plastic and doesn't absorb sound.
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Jul 22, 2019
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How is this compared to Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System? It also has food processor.
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Jul 10, 2019
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Mrrfdxyz wrote: Too expensive I'll just get ninja
I hear ya. 2 yrs ago a bought a 1200w Ninja from walmart. It was great for smoothies etc. for about 6 weeks.

Sold that garbage on kijiji and put it towards my Vitamix.

Sometimes, not always, you get what you pay for.
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Nov 7, 2018
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Str8Grumpz wrote: I hear ya. 2 yrs ago a bought a 1200w Ninja from walmart. It was great for smoothies etc. for about 6 weeks.

Sold that garbage on kijiji and put it towards my Vitamix.

Sometimes, not always, you get what you pay for.
How did someone ended up buying it if it's garbage?
What's wrong with it?
My ninja works perfectly. Loved it. Better than my black and decker one. Maybe you bought the cheap ninja?

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