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> Vita-Mix is offering a Special, limited time, Motherís Day Package in
> conjunction with appearing on the Martha Stewart with Chef Mario
> Batali.
>
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>
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>
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What? $450.00 for a blender???

Am I on Candid Camera???

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In article >, Andy > wrote:

> Noodles said...
>
> > Vita-Mix is offering a Special, limited time, Motherís Day Package in
> > conjunction with appearing on the Martha Stewart with Chef Mario
> > Batali.
> >
> > http://www.vitamix.com/martha/index7...UPON=06-001556
> >
> > Special Vita-Mix Coupon Code 06-001556
> >
> > Print page or write down the code for FREE shipping
> >
> > Then make sure you enter the special sale code on your order form to
> > get proper credit for FREE shipping.
> >
> > http://www.vitamix.com/martha/index7...UPON=06-001556
> >
> > Special Vitamix Coupon Code 06-001556

>
>
> What? $450.00 for a blender???
>
> Am I on Candid Camera???


No. These typically go for that price or a bit more, new. Check eBay,
they hold their resale value. The vintage 3600 from the 80's can go for
over $150 even still. But those of us who have them tend to like them.
(I got very lucky in getting my used 3600, or else I would still be on
the "maybe someday" side of the picture.) These are among the most
powerful blenders on the market. They can make smoothies out of
concrete.

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jt august said...

>> What? $450.00 for a blender???
>>
>> Am I on Candid Camera???

>
> No. These typically go for that price or a bit more, new. Check eBay,
> they hold their resale value. The vintage 3600 from the 80's can go for
> over $150 even still. But those of us who have them tend to like them.
> (I got very lucky in getting my used 3600, or else I would still be on
> the "maybe someday" side of the picture.) These are among the most
> powerful blenders on the market. They can make smoothies out of
> concrete.



jt,

It sounds more like an industrial blender rather than something you'd find
in a residential kitchen.

My BIL went ga-ga over the Vitamix machine after seeing it at a food show
in town in the early 1990s. He couldn't stop talking about it, during
Sunday NFL football even! To shut him up, I bought him one as a birthday
gift.

Never did learn how well it served him as my divorce ensued soon after.
Maybe I should've bought the wife one first?

I get by with my Mom's ancient, "million button" blender which sits idle
mostly. It does get nods for longevity! It's easily 40 years old or more.

Best,

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In article >, Andy > wrote:

> It sounds more like an industrial blender rather than something you'd find
> in a residential kitchen.


It is an industrial blender in a residential package. Most of VM's
machines go to restaurants, bars and other food service outlets. But
they offer their products in a form factor for the home. Pricey, but as
I said, if you can afford it and you want it, you will love it.

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jt august said...

> In article >, Andy > wrote:
>
>> It sounds more like an industrial blender rather than something you'd
>> find in a residential kitchen.

>
> It is an industrial blender in a residential package. Most of VM's
> machines go to restaurants, bars and other food service outlets. But
> they offer their products in a form factor for the home. Pricey, but as
> I said, if you can afford it and you want it, you will love it.
>
> jt



I knew it was pro equipment! Never saw it in operation. [sigh]

Best,

Andy




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> In article >, Andy > wrote:
>
>> It sounds more like an industrial blender rather than something you'd
>> find in a residential kitchen.

>
> It is an industrial blender in a residential package. Most of VM's
> machines go to restaurants, bars and other food service outlets. But
> they offer their products in a form factor for the home. Pricey, but as
> I said, if you can afford it and you want it, you will love it.
>
> jt
>


I'm probably the only detractor, but I hated mine and gave it away. I
bought their most expensive top of the line model in the mid-1980s. I'm
much happier with my vintage late 1960s Osterizer.

--
Wayne Boatwright
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Enchant, stay beautiful and graceful, but do this, eat well. Bring
the same consideration to the preparation of your food as you
devote to your appearance. Let your dinner be a poem, like your
dress. ~Charles Pierre Monselet,French journalist



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In article 0>,
Wayne Boatwright > wrote:

> I'm probably the only detractor, but I hated mine and gave it away. I
> bought their most expensive top of the line model in the mid-1980s. I'm
> much happier with my vintage late 1960s Osterizer.


Wayne, I can assure you that you are not alone. I know 2 people who
also had one and didn't care for theirs. These are not for everyone, I
recognize that. BTW, them thar Osterizers are pretty darn good, too.
The vintage 60's and 70's models beat the late 80's and 90's units, and
the newer units (post 2k4) are back on track towards their heritage,
though I would take an antique as my first choice on that line. And
definitely one with a glass jar. Those plastic jars they went to for a
while need to be recycled for the betterment of all mankind.

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...
> In article 0>,
> Wayne Boatwright > wrote:
>
>> I'm probably the only detractor, but I hated mine and gave it away. I
>> bought their most expensive top of the line model in the mid-1980s. I'm
>> much happier with my vintage late 1960s Osterizer.

>
> Wayne, I can assure you that you are not alone. I know 2 people who
> also had one and didn't care for theirs. These are not for everyone, I
> recognize that. BTW, them thar Osterizers are pretty darn good, too.
> The vintage 60's and 70's models beat the late 80's and 90's units, and
> the newer units (post 2k4) are back on track towards their heritage,
> though I would take an antique as my first choice on that line. And
> definitely one with a glass jar. Those plastic jars they went to for a
> while need to be recycled for the betterment of all mankind.
>
> jt




For those who like the Oster for juicing, there is an entertaining youtube
video of this guy demonstrating his use of an 'average' blender along with
using a paint strainer (strainter).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeZnXT1r88k


And then there is the looooong video of a old-time guy who is demonstrating
his answer to the above video using the Norwalk juicer which probably costs
$1or$2 or close to $3 thousand. For those who are wanting the ultimate
juicer, this is the video to see its use, as he goes over-and-over-and-over
juicing carrots. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vkhf2l78vQ


These videos are only for those with time on their hands. :-))

The reason I have these links at my fingertips is that I was thinking of
getting a juicer for carrots and an apple. I bought the Juiceman Jr at
Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
something clear. I've had Osters, also.

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In article >,
"Dee Randall" > wrote:

> And then there is the looooong video of a old-time guy who is demonstrating
> his answer to the above video using the Norwalk juicer which probably costs
> $1or$2 or close to $3 thousand. For those who are wanting the ultimate
> juicer, this is the video to see its use, as he goes over-and-over-and-over
> juicing carrots.


And this past weekend, out garage sale hunting, I saw 6 juicers for
under $10 each; three Juicemans, 2 LaLanes, one a brand I didn't
recognize. Oh, and two of these were CIB (complete in box), one
actually unopened (and that one was only $6). $3K for a juicer? Thems
must be some special carrots.

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Dee Randall said...

>
> "jt august" > wrote in message
> ...
>> In article 0>,
>> Wayne Boatwright > wrote:
>>
>>> I'm probably the only detractor, but I hated mine and gave it away. I
>>> bought their most expensive top of the line model in the mid-1980s.
>>> I'm much happier with my vintage late 1960s Osterizer.

>>
>> Wayne, I can assure you that you are not alone. I know 2 people who
>> also had one and didn't care for theirs. These are not for everyone, I
>> recognize that. BTW, them thar Osterizers are pretty darn good, too.
>> The vintage 60's and 70's models beat the late 80's and 90's units, and
>> the newer units (post 2k4) are back on track towards their heritage,
>> though I would take an antique as my first choice on that line. And
>> definitely one with a glass jar. Those plastic jars they went to for a
>> while need to be recycled for the betterment of all mankind.
>>
>> jt

>
>
>
> For those who like the Oster for juicing, there is an entertaining
> youtube video of this guy demonstrating his use of an 'average' blender
> along with using a paint strainer (strainter).
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeZnXT1r88k
>
>
> And then there is the looooong video of a old-time guy who is
> demonstrating his answer to the above video using the Norwalk juicer
> which probably costs $1or$2 or close to $3 thousand. For those who
> are wanting the ultimate juicer, this is the video to see its use, as he
> goes over-and-over-and-over juicing carrots.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vkhf2l78vQ
>
>
> These videos are only for those with time on their hands. :-))
>
> The reason I have these links at my fingertips is that I was thinking of
> getting a juicer for carrots and an apple. I bought the Juiceman Jr at
> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
> VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
> something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>
> Dee Dee



Darn... I forgot the Milk Duds and buttered popcorn!

On a 1 to 10 entertainment scale... 3.

Thanks,

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"Andy" > wrote in message ...
> Dee Randall said...
>
>>
>> "jt august" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> In article 0>,
>>> Wayne Boatwright > wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm probably the only detractor, but I hated mine and gave it away. I
>>>> bought their most expensive top of the line model in the mid-1980s.
>>>> I'm much happier with my vintage late 1960s Osterizer.
>>>
>>> Wayne, I can assure you that you are not alone. I know 2 people who
>>> also had one and didn't care for theirs. These are not for everyone, I
>>> recognize that. BTW, them thar Osterizers are pretty darn good, too.
>>> The vintage 60's and 70's models beat the late 80's and 90's units, and
>>> the newer units (post 2k4) are back on track towards their heritage,
>>> though I would take an antique as my first choice on that line. And
>>> definitely one with a glass jar. Those plastic jars they went to for a
>>> while need to be recycled for the betterment of all mankind.
>>>
>>> jt

>>
>>
>>
>> For those who like the Oster for juicing, there is an entertaining
>> youtube video of this guy demonstrating his use of an 'average' blender
>> along with using a paint strainer (strainter).
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeZnXT1r88k
>>
>>
>> And then there is the looooong video of a old-time guy who is
>> demonstrating his answer to the above video using the Norwalk juicer
>> which probably costs $1or$2 or close to $3 thousand. For those who
>> are wanting the ultimate juicer, this is the video to see its use, as he
>> goes over-and-over-and-over juicing carrots.
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vkhf2l78vQ
>>
>>
>> These videos are only for those with time on their hands. :-))
>>
>> The reason I have these links at my fingertips is that I was thinking of
>> getting a juicer for carrots and an apple. I bought the Juiceman Jr at
>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
>> VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
>> something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>
>> Dee Dee

>
>
> Darn... I forgot the Milk Duds and buttered popcorn!
>
> On a 1 to 10 entertainment scale... 3.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andy



Just like your taste in music, Andy - on a 1 to 10 scale - ..... 1.
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On Tue 12 May 2009 09:36:05p, jt august told us...

> In article 0>,
> Wayne Boatwright > wrote:
>
>> I'm probably the only detractor, but I hated mine and gave it away. I
>> bought their most expensive top of the line model in the mid-1980s.

I'm
>> much happier with my vintage late 1960s Osterizer.

>
> Wayne, I can assure you that you are not alone. I know 2 people who
> also had one and didn't care for theirs. These are not for everyone, I
> recognize that. BTW, them thar Osterizers are pretty darn good, too.
> The vintage 60's and 70's models beat the late 80's and 90's units, and
> the newer units (post 2k4) are back on track towards their heritage,
> though I would take an antique as my first choice on that line. And
> definitely one with a glass jar. Those plastic jars they went to for a
> while need to be recycled for the betterment of all mankind.
>
> jt
>


All true, jt. I wouldn't trade my vintage 60's model for any brand new
blender. It's an Osterizer Galaxie 10 (10 speeds), very heavy triple-
chromed metal base, heavy glass jar, and 800 watt motor. I don't actually
use my blender that often, but it has never failed any task I've given it.
I used to use it a lot more before acquiring my first Robot Coupe food
processor.

I also have the ice crusher and citrus juicer attachments for the
Osterizer.

--
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On Wed 13 May 2009 08:57:17a, Dee Randall told us...

>
> "jt august" > wrote in message
> ...
>> In article 0>,
>> Wayne Boatwright > wrote:
>>
>>> I'm probably the only detractor, but I hated mine and gave it away. I
>>> bought their most expensive top of the line model in the mid-1980s.
>>> I'm much happier with my vintage late 1960s Osterizer.

>>
>> Wayne, I can assure you that you are not alone. I know 2 people who
>> also had one and didn't care for theirs. These are not for everyone, I
>> recognize that. BTW, them thar Osterizers are pretty darn good, too.
>> The vintage 60's and 70's models beat the late 80's and 90's units, and
>> the newer units (post 2k4) are back on track towards their heritage,
>> though I would take an antique as my first choice on that line. And
>> definitely one with a glass jar. Those plastic jars they went to for a
>> while need to be recycled for the betterment of all mankind.
>>
>> jt

>
>
>
> For those who like the Oster for juicing, there is an entertaining
> youtube video of this guy demonstrating his use of an 'average' blender
> along with using a paint strainer (strainter).
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeZnXT1r88k
>
>
> And then there is the looooong video of a old-time guy who is
> demonstrating his answer to the above video using the Norwalk juicer
> which probably costs $1or$2 or close to $3 thousand. For those who
> are wanting the ultimate juicer, this is the video to see its use, as he
> goes over-and-over-and-over juicing carrots.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vkhf2l78vQ
>
>
> These videos are only for those with time on their hands. :-))
>
> The reason I have these links at my fingertips is that I was thinking of
> getting a juicer for carrots and an apple. I bought the Juiceman Jr at
> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
> VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
> something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>
> Dee Dee
>
>
>


I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing, except
for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true" juicer will seet
you back at least several hundred dollars.

Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any stretch of
the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of whatever vegetables you
put in it. Depending on the choice of vegetables, it can be more of a
slurry. :-)

--
Wayne Boatwright
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Breadbaking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a
dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of
the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment,
no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music ~throbbing
chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this
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>
> "Andy" > wrote in message news:Xns9C0AD5C7351E0CotD@

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>> Dee Randall said...
>>
>>>
>>> "jt august" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> In article 0>,
>>>> Wayne Boatwright > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'm probably the only detractor, but I hated mine and gave it away.

I
>>>>> bought their most expensive top of the line model in the mid-1980s.
>>>>> I'm much happier with my vintage late 1960s Osterizer.
>>>>
>>>> Wayne, I can assure you that you are not alone. I know 2 people who
>>>> also had one and didn't care for theirs. These are not for everyone,

I
>>>> recognize that. BTW, them thar Osterizers are pretty darn good, too.
>>>> The vintage 60's and 70's models beat the late 80's and 90's units,

and
>>>> the newer units (post 2k4) are back on track towards their heritage,
>>>> though I would take an antique as my first choice on that line. And
>>>> definitely one with a glass jar. Those plastic jars they went to for

a
>>>> while need to be recycled for the betterment of all mankind.
>>>>
>>>> jt
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> For those who like the Oster for juicing, there is an entertaining
>>> youtube video of this guy demonstrating his use of an 'average' blender
>>> along with using a paint strainer (strainter).
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeZnXT1r88k
>>>
>>>
>>> And then there is the looooong video of a old-time guy who is
>>> demonstrating his answer to the above video using the Norwalk juicer
>>> which probably costs $1or$2 or close to $3 thousand. For those who
>>> are wanting the ultimate juicer, this is the video to see its use, as

he
>>> goes over-and-over-and-over juicing carrots.
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vkhf2l78vQ
>>>
>>>
>>> These videos are only for those with time on their hands. :-))
>>>
>>> The reason I have these links at my fingertips is that I was thinking

of
>>> getting a juicer for carrots and an apple. I bought the Juiceman Jr

at
>>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
>>> VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
>>> something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>>
>>> Dee Dee

>>
>>
>> Darn... I forgot the Milk Duds and buttered popcorn!
>>
>> On a 1 to 10 entertainment scale... 3.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Andy

>
>
> Just like your taste in music, Andy - on a 1 to 10 scale - ..... 1.
> Dee Dee


You got that one right, Dee Dee. Actually, Andy's taste in almost
everything is a "1". Yes, I know I'm mean.

--
Wayne Boatwright
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But when the time comes that a man has had his dinner, then the
true man comes to the surface. ~Mark Twain



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"Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message I
bought the Juiceman Jr at
>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
>> VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
>> something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>
>> Dee Dee
>>
>>
>>

>
> I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing, except
> for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true" juicer will seet
> you back at least several hundred dollars.
>
> Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any stretch
> of
> the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of whatever vegetables you
> put in it. Depending on the choice of vegetables, it can be more of a
> slurry. :-)
>
> --
> Wayne Boatwright




After thinking about the youtube video guy with the blender and paint
strainter ;-)), this was my day's doings:

This morning I used the VitaMix (instead of a blender or juicer) to mix the
carrots and an apple, making the slurry. I put it into a very nice sieve
(one that had fine holes and a double or triple netting), and let it drip
while pushing it down some every now and then. It did a good job, but the
left-over pulp could have been squeezed a little more to produce more carrot
elixir.

Looking on the internet I found some videos about using a "milk nut bag."
This one video showed almonds being made in the vitamix and then poured into
the milk nut bag and squeezed out. I ordered 4 of the bags. I had never
heard of them previously, so I was tickled pink! So from now on:

carrots and apples in the vitamix, pour into the nut bag, squeeze and voila!
Since I eat almonds often, it will be fun to make some nut milk.

Ta Ta for now,
Dee Dee








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>>
>> Just like your taste in music, Andy - on a 1 to 10 scale - ..... 1.
>> Dee Dee

>
> You got that one right, Dee Dee. Actually, Andy's taste in almost
> everything is a "1". Yes, I know I'm mean.
>
> --
> Wayne Boatwright




Nope, I don't think you're mean - not at all.
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Wayne Boatwright > wrote:

> All true, jt. I wouldn't trade my vintage 60's model for any brand new
> blender. It's an Osterizer Galaxie 10 (10 speeds), very heavy triple-
> chromed metal base, heavy glass jar, and 800 watt motor.


My parents still have theirs. Theirs. It's only shortcoming was when
the jar got chipped at the bottom one night when my Dad was making me a
chocolate shake. He got so POed about it, he willfully shattered the
jar. Wasn't my fault, but I was the one who went to bed without his
promised shake. Boy did Dad feel awful about that, and got a new jar
the next day on his way home.

That jar is still sitting on its perch today.

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>
> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message >>>
>
>>>
>>> Just like your taste in music, Andy - on a 1 to 10 scale - ..... 1.
>>> Dee Dee

>>
>> You got that one right, Dee Dee. Actually, Andy's taste in almost
>> everything is a "1". Yes, I know I'm mean.
>>
>> --
>> Wayne Boatwright

>
>
>
> Nope, I don't think you're mean - not at all.
> Dee Dee



HA!!!

A Fag Tag team!!!

Sad.

Andy

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On Thu 14 May 2009 06:48:02p, Dee Randall told us...

>
> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
> I bought the Juiceman Jr at
>>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
>>> VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
>>> something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>>
>>> Dee Dee
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>> I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing,
>> except for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true" juicer
>> will seet you back at least several hundred dollars.
>>
>> Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any
>> stretch of the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of whatever
>> vegetables you put in it. Depending on the choice of vegetables, it
>> can be more of a slurry. :-)
>>
>> --
>> Wayne Boatwright

>
>
>
> After thinking about the youtube video guy with the blender and paint
> strainter ;-)), this was my day's doings:
>
> This morning I used the VitaMix (instead of a blender or juicer) to mix
> the carrots and an apple, making the slurry. I put it into a very nice
> sieve (one that had fine holes and a double or triple netting), and let
> it drip while pushing it down some every now and then. It did a good
> job, but the left-over pulp could have been squeezed a little more to
> produce more carrot elixir.
>
> Looking on the internet I found some videos about using a "milk nut
> bag." This one video showed almonds being made in the vitamix and then
> poured into the milk nut bag and squeezed out. I ordered 4 of the bags.
> I had never heard of them previously, so I was tickled pink! So from
> now on:
>
> carrots and apples in the vitamix, pour into the nut bag, squeeze and
> voila! Since I eat almonds often, it will be fun to make some nut milk.
>
> Ta Ta for now,
> Dee Dee


Dee, IMNSHO, a VitaMix is nothing more than a glorified blender. You can
perform the same task with any high quality blender with a powerful motor.

--
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On Thu 14 May 2009 06:51:19p, Dee Randall told us...

>
> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message >>>
>
>>>
>>> Just like your taste in music, Andy - on a 1 to 10 scale - ..... 1.
>>> Dee Dee

>>
>> You got that one right, Dee Dee. Actually, Andy's taste in almost
>> everything is a "1". Yes, I know I'm mean.
>>
>> --
>> Wayne Boatwright

>
>
>
> Nope, I don't think you're mean - not at all.
> Dee Dee


Thanks, Dee...

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"Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
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> On Thu 14 May 2009 06:48:02p, Dee Randall told us...
>
>>
>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>> I bought the Juiceman Jr at
>>>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
>>>> VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
>>>> something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>>>
>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing,
>>> except for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true" juicer
>>> will seet you back at least several hundred dollars.
>>>
>>> Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any
>>> stretch of the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of whatever
>>> vegetables you put in it. Depending on the choice of vegetables, it
>>> can be more of a slurry. :-)
>>>
>>> --
>>> Wayne Boatwright

>>
>>
>>
>> After thinking about the youtube video guy with the blender and paint
>> strainter ;-)), this was my day's doings:
>>
>> This morning I used the VitaMix (instead of a blender or juicer) to mix
>> the carrots and an apple, making the slurry. I put it into a very nice
>> sieve (one that had fine holes and a double or triple netting), and let
>> it drip while pushing it down some every now and then. It did a good
>> job, but the left-over pulp could have been squeezed a little more to
>> produce more carrot elixir.
>>
>> Looking on the internet I found some videos about using a "milk nut
>> bag." This one video showed almonds being made in the vitamix and then
>> poured into the milk nut bag and squeezed out. I ordered 4 of the bags.
>> I had never heard of them previously, so I was tickled pink! So from
>> now on:
>>
>> carrots and apples in the vitamix, pour into the nut bag, squeeze and
>> voila! Since I eat almonds often, it will be fun to make some nut milk.
>>
>> Ta Ta for now,
>> Dee Dee

>
> Dee, IMNSHO, a VitaMix is nothing more than a glorified blender. You can
> perform the same task with any high quality blender with a powerful motor.
>
> --
> Wayne Boatwright



As I see this being done all the time on the food shows, I'm in agreement
that many blenders used perform the task that is set out for them to do and
there are many tasks and (although I have examined the brands used) blenders
used in the performance.

I'm waiting for those nut bags; wish they would hurry up or I'm going to
have to buy another bag of carrots Friday.

Dee Dee





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"Dee Randall" > wrote in message
...
>
> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
> .250...
>> On Thu 14 May 2009 06:48:02p, Dee Randall told us...
>>
>>>
>>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>>> I bought the Juiceman Jr at
>>>>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have a
>>>>> VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I want
>>>>> something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>>>>
>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing,
>>>> except for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true" juicer
>>>> will seet you back at least several hundred dollars.
>>>>
>>>> Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any
>>>> stretch of the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of whatever
>>>> vegetables you put in it. Depending on the choice of vegetables, it
>>>> can be more of a slurry. :-)
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Wayne Boatwright
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> After thinking about the youtube video guy with the blender and paint
>>> strainter ;-)), this was my day's doings:
>>>
>>> This morning I used the VitaMix (instead of a blender or juicer) to mix
>>> the carrots and an apple, making the slurry. I put it into a very nice
>>> sieve (one that had fine holes and a double or triple netting), and let
>>> it drip while pushing it down some every now and then. It did a good
>>> job, but the left-over pulp could have been squeezed a little more to
>>> produce more carrot elixir.
>>>
>>> Looking on the internet I found some videos about using a "milk nut
>>> bag." This one video showed almonds being made in the vitamix and then
>>> poured into the milk nut bag and squeezed out. I ordered 4 of the bags.
>>> I had never heard of them previously, so I was tickled pink! So from
>>> now on:
>>>
>>> carrots and apples in the vitamix, pour into the nut bag, squeeze and
>>> voila! Since I eat almonds often, it will be fun to make some nut milk.
>>>
>>> Ta Ta for now,
>>> Dee Dee

>>
>> Dee, IMNSHO, a VitaMix is nothing more than a glorified blender. You can
>> perform the same task with any high quality blender with a powerful
>> motor.
>>
>> --
>> Wayne Boatwright

>
>
> As I see this being done all the time on the food shows, I'm in agreement
> that many blenders used perform the task that is set out for them to do
> and there are many tasks and (although I have examined the brands used)
> blenders used in the performance.
>
> I'm waiting for those nut bags; wish they would hurry up or I'm going to
> have to buy another bag of carrots Friday.
>
> Dee Dee
>
>

Should have said: :
(Although I have NOT examined any of the brands used) because I haven't
really paid that much attention to the brands, but I must say, I have been
enamored by their performance.



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On Wed 20 May 2009 11:53:52a, Dee Randall told us...

>
> "Dee Randall" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>> .250...
>>> On Thu 14 May 2009 06:48:02p, Dee Randall told us...
>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>>>> I bought the Juiceman Jr at
>>>>>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have
>>>>>> a VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I
>>>>>> want something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing,
>>>>> except for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true"
>>>>> juicer will seet you back at least several hundred dollars.
>>>>>
>>>>> Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any
>>>>> stretch of the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of
>>>>> whatever vegetables you put in it. Depending on the choice of
>>>>> vegetables, it can be more of a slurry. :-)
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Wayne Boatwright
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> After thinking about the youtube video guy with the blender and paint
>>>> strainter ;-)), this was my day's doings:
>>>>
>>>> This morning I used the VitaMix (instead of a blender or juicer) to
>>>> mix the carrots and an apple, making the slurry. I put it into a
>>>> very nice sieve (one that had fine holes and a double or triple
>>>> netting), and let it drip while pushing it down some every now and
>>>> then. It did a good job, but the left-over pulp could have been
>>>> squeezed a little more to produce more carrot elixir.
>>>>
>>>> Looking on the internet I found some videos about using a "milk nut
>>>> bag." This one video showed almonds being made in the vitamix and
>>>> then poured into the milk nut bag and squeezed out. I ordered 4 of
>>>> the bags.
>>>> I had never heard of them previously, so I was tickled pink! So
>>>> from
>>>> now on:
>>>>
>>>> carrots and apples in the vitamix, pour into the nut bag, squeeze and
>>>> voila! Since I eat almonds often, it will be fun to make some nut
>>>> milk.
>>>>
>>>> Ta Ta for now,
>>>> Dee Dee
>>>
>>> Dee, IMNSHO, a VitaMix is nothing more than a glorified blender. You
>>> can perform the same task with any high quality blender with a
>>> powerful motor.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Wayne Boatwright

>>
>>
>> As I see this being done all the time on the food shows, I'm in
>> agreement that many blenders used perform the task that is set out for
>> them to do and there are many tasks and (although I have examined the
>> brands used) blenders used in the performance.
>>
>> I'm waiting for those nut bags; wish they would hurry up or I'm going
>> to have to buy another bag of carrots Friday.
>>
>> Dee Dee
>>
>>

> Should have said: :
> (Although I have NOT examined any of the brands used) because I haven't
> really paid that much attention to the brands, but I must say, I have
> been enamored by their performance.


Blenders do, indeed, have many varied uses and perform those tasks better
than a food processor or mixer. Two of my favorite tasks are making a
puree and emulsifying mixtures containing oil and other liquids not usually
compatible with oil. My best mayonaisse is made in my blender. Food
processors do not produce as fine a puree or as successful an emulsion.

Before food processors, I used to chop cabbage for coleslaw in the blender
by putting chunks of cabbage, along with a quantity of water, then pulsing
the blender until it was chopped to the desired size. Finally, draining
the cabbage thoroughly.

If I'm making a fruit ice cream (such as fresh peach), I put a quantity of
peach chunks in the blender along with a portion of the ice cream mixture,
then pulse until the peaches are just the size I want. I find it more
uniform than a food processor, although I would never part with my FP, as I
use it for many other things.

Although I have a vintage Hamilton Beach malt mixer, I also have a
milkshake blade assembly for my Osterizer which does just as good a job of
whipping up a malt.

So many uses. But I smile at the "cookbook" that came with the blender,
though. The author stretched the capabilities and uses beyond imagination.
:-)


--
Wayne Boatwright
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"Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
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> On Wed 20 May 2009 11:53:52a, Dee Randall told us...
>
>>
>> "Dee Randall" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>>
>>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>>> .250...
>>>> On Thu 14 May 2009 06:48:02p, Dee Randall told us...
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>>>>> I bought the Juiceman Jr at
>>>>>>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also have
>>>>>>> a VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is foamy; I
>>>>>>> want something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing,
>>>>>> except for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true"
>>>>>> juicer will seet you back at least several hundred dollars.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any
>>>>>> stretch of the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of
>>>>>> whatever vegetables you put in it. Depending on the choice of
>>>>>> vegetables, it can be more of a slurry. :-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Wayne Boatwright
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> After thinking about the youtube video guy with the blender and paint
>>>>> strainter ;-)), this was my day's doings:
>>>>>
>>>>> This morning I used the VitaMix (instead of a blender or juicer) to
>>>>> mix the carrots and an apple, making the slurry. I put it into a
>>>>> very nice sieve (one that had fine holes and a double or triple
>>>>> netting), and let it drip while pushing it down some every now and
>>>>> then. It did a good job, but the left-over pulp could have been
>>>>> squeezed a little more to produce more carrot elixir.
>>>>>
>>>>> Looking on the internet I found some videos about using a "milk nut
>>>>> bag." This one video showed almonds being made in the vitamix and
>>>>> then poured into the milk nut bag and squeezed out. I ordered 4 of
>>>>> the bags.
>>>>> I had never heard of them previously, so I was tickled pink! So
>>>>> from
>>>>> now on:
>>>>>
>>>>> carrots and apples in the vitamix, pour into the nut bag, squeeze and
>>>>> voila! Since I eat almonds often, it will be fun to make some nut
>>>>> milk.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ta Ta for now,
>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>
>>>> Dee, IMNSHO, a VitaMix is nothing more than a glorified blender. You
>>>> can perform the same task with any high quality blender with a
>>>> powerful motor.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Wayne Boatwright
>>>
>>>
>>> As I see this being done all the time on the food shows, I'm in
>>> agreement that many blenders used perform the task that is set out for
>>> them to do and there are many tasks and (although I have examined the
>>> brands used) blenders used in the performance.
>>>
>>> I'm waiting for those nut bags; wish they would hurry up or I'm going
>>> to have to buy another bag of carrots Friday.
>>>
>>> Dee Dee
>>>
>>>

>> Should have said: :
>> (Although I have NOT examined any of the brands used) because I haven't
>> really paid that much attention to the brands, but I must say, I have
>> been enamored by their performance.

>
> Blenders do, indeed, have many varied uses and perform those tasks better
> than a food processor or mixer. Two of my favorite tasks are making a
> puree and emulsifying mixtures containing oil and other liquids not
> usually
> compatible with oil. My best mayonaisse is made in my blender. Food
> processors do not produce as fine a puree or as successful an emulsion.
>
> Before food processors, I used to chop cabbage for coleslaw in the blender
> by putting chunks of cabbage, along with a quantity of water, then pulsing
> the blender until it was chopped to the desired size. Finally, draining
> the cabbage thoroughly.
>
> If I'm making a fruit ice cream (such as fresh peach), I put a quantity of
> peach chunks in the blender along with a portion of the ice cream mixture,
> then pulse until the peaches are just the size I want. I find it more
> uniform than a food processor, although I would never part with my FP, as
> I
> use it for many other things.
>
> Although I have a vintage Hamilton Beach malt mixer, I also have a
> milkshake blade assembly for my Osterizer which does just as good a job of
> whipping up a malt.
>
> So many uses. But I smile at the "cookbook" that came with the blender,
> though. The author stretched the capabilities and uses beyond
> imagination.
> :-)
>
>
> --
> Wayne Boatwright




I guess I'm coming to the end of this thread, as my mission is complete
after watching the two youtube; one being the most economical way of
getting juice, and the youtube using the Norwalk, the most costly way of
making juice.

Putting to work my vita-Mix in a juicing mode, vs. a thick smoothy mode,
after receiving my nut milk bag, I made good juice without a bunch of
cleanup.
Cleanup: Vita-Mix - put some water/soap, turn on, and rinse. All other
cleanup goes to the dishwasher, The pyrex 4-cup glass measurement will not
have to be used the next time (no measuring needed.) I rinsed out the bag
with soap and water and laid on the drainer to dry - DH thinks next time I
should rinse and put in the dishwasher; I probably will.

Here are my pics.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2zdnl21&s=5
Squeezing Vita-Mixed Carrots and Apples into my new milk nut bag. The bag
is a nice size and easy to handle. I couldn't be happier with it.

Measuring to see how much juice the 4 larg-ish Costco organic carrots and 2
apples (small Gala) produced.
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=c80oy&s=5

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zxb4eq&s=5
The dry pulp after I squeezed. As I have a strength problem, next time DH
will do the squeezing, although the extra amount of juice produced will
probably not matter that much.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2d1jkoj&s=5
Juice ready for my consumption. It was wonderful.

All it cost me was some nut milk bags, and I see that there are other uses
for them; one, of course almond nut milk. There are several demonstrations
on youtube. I am imagining a recipe including almond flour and almond nut
milk --

Dee Dee







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On Thu 21 May 2009 11:00:24a, Dee Randall told us...

>
> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
> 5.250...
>> On Wed 20 May 2009 11:53:52a, Dee Randall told us...
>>
>>>
>>> "Dee Randall" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>>
>>>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>>>> .250...
>>>>> On Thu 14 May 2009 06:48:02p, Dee Randall told us...
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in
>>>>>> message I bought the Juiceman Jr at
>>>>>>>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also
>>>>>>>> have a VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is
>>>>>>>> foamy; I want something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing,
>>>>>>> except for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true"
>>>>>>> juicer will seet you back at least several hundred dollars.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any
>>>>>>> stretch of the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of
>>>>>>> whatever vegetables you put in it. Depending on the choice of
>>>>>>> vegetables, it can be more of a slurry. :-)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Wayne Boatwright
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> After thinking about the youtube video guy with the blender and
>>>>>> paint strainter ;-)), this was my day's doings:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This morning I used the VitaMix (instead of a blender or juicer) to
>>>>>> mix the carrots and an apple, making the slurry. I put it into a
>>>>>> very nice sieve (one that had fine holes and a double or triple
>>>>>> netting), and let it drip while pushing it down some every now and
>>>>>> then. It did a good job, but the left-over pulp could have been
>>>>>> squeezed a little more to produce more carrot elixir.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Looking on the internet I found some videos about using a "milk nut
>>>>>> bag." This one video showed almonds being made in the vitamix and
>>>>>> then poured into the milk nut bag and squeezed out. I ordered 4 of
>>>>>> the bags.
>>>>>> I had never heard of them previously, so I was tickled pink! So
>>>>>> from
>>>>>> now on:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> carrots and apples in the vitamix, pour into the nut bag, squeeze
>>>>>> and voila! Since I eat almonds often, it will be fun to make some
>>>>>> nut milk.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ta Ta for now,
>>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>>
>>>>> Dee, IMNSHO, a VitaMix is nothing more than a glorified blender.
>>>>> You can perform the same task with any high quality blender with a
>>>>> powerful motor.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Wayne Boatwright
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> As I see this being done all the time on the food shows, I'm in
>>>> agreement that many blenders used perform the task that is set out
>>>> for them to do and there are many tasks and (although I have examined
>>>> the brands used) blenders used in the performance.
>>>>
>>>> I'm waiting for those nut bags; wish they would hurry up or I'm going
>>>> to have to buy another bag of carrots Friday.
>>>>
>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Should have said: :
>>> (Although I have NOT examined any of the brands used) because I
>>> haven't really paid that much attention to the brands, but I must say,
>>> I have been enamored by their performance.

>>
>> Blenders do, indeed, have many varied uses and perform those tasks
>> better than a food processor or mixer. Two of my favorite tasks are
>> making a puree and emulsifying mixtures containing oil and other
>> liquids not usually compatible with oil. My best mayonaisse is made in
>> my blender. Food processors do not produce as fine a puree or as
>> successful an emulsion.
>>
>> Before food processors, I used to chop cabbage for coleslaw in the
>> blender by putting chunks of cabbage, along with a quantity of water,
>> then pulsing the blender until it was chopped to the desired size.
>> Finally, draining the cabbage thoroughly.
>>
>> If I'm making a fruit ice cream (such as fresh peach), I put a quantity
>> of peach chunks in the blender along with a portion of the ice cream
>> mixture, then pulse until the peaches are just the size I want. I find
>> it more uniform than a food processor, although I would never part with
>> my FP, as I
>> use it for many other things.
>>
>> Although I have a vintage Hamilton Beach malt mixer, I also have a
>> milkshake blade assembly for my Osterizer which does just as good a job
>> of whipping up a malt.
>>
>> So many uses. But I smile at the "cookbook" that came with the
>> blender, though. The author stretched the capabilities and uses beyond
>> imagination.
>> :-)
>>
>>
>> --
>> Wayne Boatwright

>
>
>
> I guess I'm coming to the end of this thread, as my mission is complete
> after watching the two youtube; one being the most economical way of
> getting juice, and the youtube using the Norwalk, the most costly way of
> making juice.
>
> Putting to work my vita-Mix in a juicing mode, vs. a thick smoothy mode,
> after receiving my nut milk bag, I made good juice without a bunch of
> cleanup.
> Cleanup: Vita-Mix - put some water/soap, turn on, and rinse. All
> other cleanup goes to the dishwasher, The pyrex 4-cup glass
> measurement will not have to be used the next time (no measuring
> needed.) I rinsed out the bag with soap and water and laid on the
> drainer to dry - DH thinks next time I should rinse and put in the
> dishwasher; I probably will.
>
> Here are my pics.
>
> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2zdnl21&s=5
> Squeezing Vita-Mixed Carrots and Apples into my new milk nut bag. The
> bag is a nice size and easy to handle. I couldn't be happier with it.
>
> Measuring to see how much juice the 4 larg-ish Costco organic carrots
> and 2 apples (small Gala) produced.
> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=c80oy&s=5
>
> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zxb4eq&s=5
> The dry pulp after I squeezed. As I have a strength problem, next time
> DH will do the squeezing, although the extra amount of juice produced
> will probably not matter that much.
>
> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2d1jkoj&s=5
> Juice ready for my consumption. It was wonderful.
>
> All it cost me was some nut milk bags, and I see that there are other
> uses for them; one, of course almond nut milk. There are several
> demonstrations on youtube. I am imagining a recipe including almond
> flour and almond nut milk --
>
> Dee Dee


As long as you're happy with the result and whatever is involved in
producing it, that's what counts.

If I were going to make juice at home and could afford it, I would go for a
professional juicer, in spite of the more ivolved cleanup. However, I
don't have those plans and couldn't afford the type of juicer I would
choose. Instead, I go to an organic juice bar when I want a good glass of
juice. It's not that often.

--
Wayne Boatwright
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on your girl's breath. ~Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without
Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902





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>
>>
>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>> 5.250...
>>> On Wed 20 May 2009 11:53:52a, Dee Randall told us...
>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Dee Randall" > wrote in message
>>>> ...
>>>>>
>>>>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in message
>>>>> .250...
>>>>>> On Thu 14 May 2009 06:48:02p, Dee Randall told us...
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Wayne Boatwright" > wrote in
>>>>>>> message I bought the Juiceman Jr at
>>>>>>>>> Costco when it was on sale for $39.95 and it's a PITA. I also
>>>>>>>>> have a VitaMix. But the juice that comes out of the VitaMix is
>>>>>>>>> foamy; I want something clear. I've had Osters, also.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I would never use my Osterizer (or any other blender) for juicing,
>>>>>>>> except for using the citrus juicer attachment. A decent "true"
>>>>>>>> juicer will seet you back at least several hundred dollars.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Despite any claims they make, a VitaMix is *not* a juicer by any
>>>>>>>> stretch of the imagination. It merely makes a juicy puree of
>>>>>>>> whatever vegetables you put in it. Depending on the choice of
>>>>>>>> vegetables, it can be more of a slurry. :-)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Wayne Boatwright
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> After thinking about the youtube video guy with the blender and
>>>>>>> paint strainter ;-)), this was my day's doings:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This morning I used the VitaMix (instead of a blender or juicer) to
>>>>>>> mix the carrots and an apple, making the slurry. I put it into a
>>>>>>> very nice sieve (one that had fine holes and a double or triple
>>>>>>> netting), and let it drip while pushing it down some every now and
>>>>>>> then. It did a good job, but the left-over pulp could have been
>>>>>>> squeezed a little more to produce more carrot elixir.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Looking on the internet I found some videos about using a "milk nut
>>>>>>> bag." This one video showed almonds being made in the vitamix and
>>>>>>> then poured into the milk nut bag and squeezed out. I ordered 4 of
>>>>>>> the bags.
>>>>>>> I had never heard of them previously, so I was tickled pink! So
>>>>>>> from
>>>>>>> now on:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> carrots and apples in the vitamix, pour into the nut bag, squeeze
>>>>>>> and voila! Since I eat almonds often, it will be fun to make some
>>>>>>> nut milk.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ta Ta for now,
>>>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Dee, IMNSHO, a VitaMix is nothing more than a glorified blender.
>>>>>> You can perform the same task with any high quality blender with a
>>>>>> powerful motor.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Wayne Boatwright
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> As I see this being done all the time on the food shows, I'm in
>>>>> agreement that many blenders used perform the task that is set out
>>>>> for them to do and there are many tasks and (although I have examined
>>>>> the brands used) blenders used in the performance.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm waiting for those nut bags; wish they would hurry up or I'm going
>>>>> to have to buy another bag of carrots Friday.
>>>>>
>>>>> Dee Dee
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Should have said: :
>>>> (Although I have NOT examined any of the brands used) because I
>>>> haven't really paid that much attention to the brands, but I must say,
>>>> I have been enamored by their performance.
>>>
>>> Blenders do, indeed, have many varied uses and perform those tasks
>>> better than a food processor or mixer. Two of my favorite tasks are
>>> making a puree and emulsifying mixtures containing oil and other
>>> liquids not usually compatible with oil. My best mayonaisse is made in
>>> my blender. Food processors do not produce as fine a puree or as
>>> successful an emulsion.
>>>
>>> Before food processors, I used to chop cabbage for coleslaw in the
>>> blender by putting chunks of cabbage, along with a quantity of water,
>>> then pulsing the blender until it was chopped to the desired size.
>>> Finally, draining the cabbage thoroughly.
>>>
>>> If I'm making a fruit ice cream (such as fresh peach), I put a quantity
>>> of peach chunks in the blender along with a portion of the ice cream
>>> mixture, then pulse until the peaches are just the size I want. I find
>>> it more uniform than a food processor, although I would never part with
>>> my FP, as I
>>> use it for many other things.
>>>
>>> Although I have a vintage Hamilton Beach malt mixer, I also have a
>>> milkshake blade assembly for my Osterizer which does just as good a job
>>> of whipping up a malt.
>>>
>>> So many uses. But I smile at the "cookbook" that came with the
>>> blender, though. The author stretched the capabilities and uses beyond
>>> imagination.
>>> :-)
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Wayne Boatwright

>>
>>
>>
>> I guess I'm coming to the end of this thread, as my mission is complete
>> after watching the two youtube; one being the most economical way of
>> getting juice, and the youtube using the Norwalk, the most costly way of
>> making juice.
>>
>> Putting to work my vita-Mix in a juicing mode, vs. a thick smoothy mode,
>> after receiving my nut milk bag, I made good juice without a bunch of
>> cleanup.
>> Cleanup: Vita-Mix - put some water/soap, turn on, and rinse. All
>> other cleanup goes to the dishwasher, The pyrex 4-cup glass
>> measurement will not have to be used the next time (no measuring
>> needed.) I rinsed out the bag with soap and water and laid on the
>> drainer to dry - DH thinks next time I should rinse and put in the
>> dishwasher; I probably will.
>>
>> Here are my pics.
>>
>> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2zdnl21&s=5
>> Squeezing Vita-Mixed Carrots and Apples into my new milk nut bag. The
>> bag is a nice size and easy to handle. I couldn't be happier with it.
>>
>> Measuring to see how much juice the 4 larg-ish Costco organic carrots
>> and 2 apples (small Gala) produced.
>> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=c80oy&s=5
>>
>> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zxb4eq&s=5
>> The dry pulp after I squeezed. As I have a strength problem, next time
>> DH will do the squeezing, although the extra amount of juice produced
>> will probably not matter that much.
>>
>> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2d1jkoj&s=5
>> Juice ready for my consumption. It was wonderful.
>>
>> All it cost me was some nut milk bags, and I see that there are other
>> uses for them; one, of course almond nut milk. There are several
>> demonstrations on youtube. I am imagining a recipe including almond
>> flour and almond nut milk --
>>
>> Dee Dee

>
> As long as you're happy with the result and whatever is involved in
> producing it, that's what counts.
>
> If I were going to make juice at home and could afford it, I would go for
> a
> professional juicer, in spite of the more ivolved cleanup. However, I
> don't have those plans and couldn't afford the type of juicer I would
> choose. Instead, I go to an organic juice bar when I want a good glass of
> juice. It's not that often.
>
> --
> Wayne Boatwright



Thanks for your reply. I always enjoy your pov.

Today at home I have some organic beets, and I've heard that they are soooo
good for the body as juice - I believe to buy beet juice is a premium
expenditure (perhaps I'm mistaken, though.)

But even though these beets are organic, and even though I clean my
vegetables quite well, I am going to stick mainly to organic 'carrots and
apples' for my juicing effort; I am not an advocate of raw food for
myself.

Today it's "boiled" beet greens. Tomorrow it's "baked" (or steamed as some
wish to call my method :-)) beets.

DH will eat cooked carrots, but is not at all fond at seeing them on his
plate :-)) and loves carrot juice. Me, I just love carrots, period.

So for this little adventure -- all is well.

Dee Dee


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On Sun 24 May 2009 08:45:53a, Dee Randall told us...

> Thanks for your reply. I always enjoy your pov.


And I yours...

> Today at home I have some organic beets, and I've heard that they are
> soooo good for the body as juice - I believe to buy beet juice is a
> premium expenditure (perhaps I'm mistaken, though.)
>
> But even though these beets are organic, and even though I clean my
> vegetables quite well, I am going to stick mainly to organic 'carrots
> and apples' for my juicing effort; I am not an advocate of raw food
> for myself.


But the apple and carrots are raw, no? A friend's mother used to routinely
add a raw beet or two when she made her fruit/vegetable juice combinations.
Pretty color, too. :-)

> Today it's "boiled" beet greens. Tomorrow it's "baked" (or steamed as
> some wish to call my method :-)) beets.


I have yet to make boiled beet greens, but I love beets. I bake mine also.
I particularly like my homemade pickled beets, as well as beet soup (not
necessarily borscht).

> DH will eat cooked carrots, but is not at all fond at seeing them on his
> plate :-)) and loves carrot juice. Me, I just love carrots, period.


I love carrots, too, although I can't eat raw carrots right now due to
dental problems. I don't like them overcooked, however.

Have you ever made a carrot pie? If not, you might want to try one. Steam
the carrots until they are tender enough to puree. Then follow your
favorite pumpkin pie recipe substituting the carrot puree for the pumpkin.
Really delicious.


> So for this little adventure -- all is well.


Good to hear it, Dee!

--
Wayne Boatwright
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