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My cousin spied a used Vitamix for sale (an older 4000 model) and was told everything works.  Her only concern were a few small pinhead-sized dots of rust (?) towards the bottom of the canister.  Should she just keep saving up for a new one or is the rust (if it is rust?) not a horrible thing?

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Comment by Michelle on November 14, 2012 at 12:39am

Passing on the info to my cousin; thanks for the input!

Comment by Laurie Sterling on November 12, 2012 at 11:44pm

I got my VitaMix used years ago and it still runs great.  I agree with Annette, there may be something stuck on the blade.  Mine have never rusted.  I would go for it.

Comment by Supermom on November 12, 2012 at 12:01pm

I would call Vitamix and ask for suggestions about this. They have such great customer service.

I got a refurbished Vitamix through Kristina Carillo-Bucaram of Rawfully Organic Co-op, with an extra long warranty and it comes with a brand new pitcher. The final price was $350.

Comment by Stephanie Baker on November 6, 2012 at 2:28pm
Be careful not to get cut....I stuck my hand down in mine when I first got it not realizing it would be so sharp. Might be beneficial to have a scrub brush for the blade part.
Comment by Annette on November 6, 2012 at 9:30am

The blades of a VitaMix are made from stainless steel, and stainless steel does not rust.  Perhaps the pinhead sized dots are food particles, or some other airborne particle that landed on a wet spot on the blade and hardened.  If you purchase the machine, I'm sure that a manual cleaning by hand with a dishcloth or scrub pad will remove the spots.  Worst case scenerio, you can get new blades from VitaMix but I hope it wouldn't have to come to that!  Hope this helps.  BTW, my VitaMix is 14 years old and I use it everyday - will not live without her!  :-)

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