That is a hard joice! I have a Vitamix, have used it with no problems
to make bege juice combos with carrots, which take a fair amount of
grinding. It does not overheat. However, i have an older model. THe new
models with the variable speeds do seem to overheat more easily. The
vitamix is very versatile for making essene breads, raw soups, etc. I also
have a miracle juicer, and use both almost daily. Juice from the vitamix
is less flavorfull (IMO), as the fiber lacks the intensity of the juice
flavors, but you do get the health benefits. You might consider spending
the money on the vitamix for its versatility, and finding an inexpensive
used juicer for simple juice. Walnut Acres has an economy version of their
Miracle for $129 + shipping. (800) 433-3998.
For reducing calories and/or cholesterol, I recommend retaining the
fiber. Otherwise, if you are on a raw food diet, you probably get enough
At 11:12 AM 4/21/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm undecided between buying a Green Power and a Vitamix. I like the
> vitamix philosophy of whole foods, but I wonder if anyone has data on
> the temperature of the grinding/blending. I am concerned that the
> Vitamix heats the food too much because the floor demonstration used
> ice cubes (at one of our health fairs where many types of juicers and
> other products were displayed.) Still it intriques me because I
> imagine that I could also use it to make raw food for my dogs -- e.g.
> grinding up a whole chicken, bones and all. Is this possible?
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