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I have been really adamant about trying to heal arthritis the natural way... Well my boyfriend bought me a vitamix yesterday, as my Christmas present. We were so excited... made two recipes today, a peach icecream and a raspberry pineapple smoothie. It was supposed to be wonderful but already we have a problem with it :( I didn't even know people could have problems with it!!
The first two recipes were recipes from the recipe book that we made a couple hours ago--our first time using the vitamix, and they seemed to go by flawlessly. The second time we put in 1 carrot, cut into quarters, 3 celery rib halves, 1/2 cup chopped dill, 1/6 of an onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/8 cup torn up cilantro (4-5 inch pieces on their stems), and then 3/4 cup of heated corn, and on top of all this we slowly added around 3 idaho potatoes, cooked and chopped to 1 inch chunks. We also added 1/4 cup of soy milk, and 3/4 cup of water. We then pulsed all of this on low numbers gradually increasing from 1-4 until we thought the bottom was smooth enough and it was just mostly potato chunks at the top. We added one more potato's worth of chunks to this, and 1/2 cup of water. It was filled to 2-3 inches below the highest marked fill line on the blender cup (tall one, by the way), at this point. Then we turned on the "Hot Soup" setting.
The blender started up fine, but then started rattling and shaking everywhere as it blended, before it just shut off.
We tried it again, after unplugging it for a few minutes, and it did the same thing.
Then, we poured half of this mixture into a bowl, and decided to give it ago again on the same function, thinking maybe it stopped because there was too much. It again, did the same thing, shaking across the counter almost uncontrollably before shutting off.
Has anyone ever experienced something similar, did we screw something up, or do you think this is a malfunction of the blender? Any advice would be SO greatly appreciated, you cannot imagine.
I have the Vitamix 6300 (same as Professional 500), which my boyfriend bought from Costco.
By the way the reason I am eating cooked food currently and writing about it is because I'm about to have an endoscopy and the doctor told me that it'd be best to start things like juice feasts/raw foodism after the procedure because if I heal something and then it comes back later, I won't know what I have and I'll be back to square one...so I've continued eating mostly as I have, in hopes I'll be diagnosed and be all the wiser for it as I continue on this hopefully natural journey.
Take care and thanks so much for reading everyone :)