Place the heavy, frozen ingredients on top of the lighter ingredients, to make the mixture heavier and to move faster. This method can help prevent blockage of the mixture, a phenomenon called “cavitation”, which occurs when air pockets form around the blades.
Pour Your Ingredients Into The Container
- Liquids (water, juice, yogurt)
- Dry foods (grains, powdered seasonings)
- Leafy vegetables
- Fruits and vegetables
- Ice and frozen ingredients
Mixing In Maximum Speed Mode
Whether you prepare smoothies, soups, or thicker blends such as hummus or sorbets, you will almost always get better results by starting the mixer at minimum speed and quickly switching it to maximum speed mode.
Not only does mixing in maximum speed mode shorten mixing time, but it also helps keep the engine cool. In some cases the recipe instructions are different, but if in doubt, use the maximum speed mode.
Mix In A Full Container
Do you cook for a large table? Vitamix blenders are powerful enough to spray the contents of a maximum filled container. Once the mixing has started, you can use the opening in the lid cap to add more ingredients while the appliance is running.
Save Time When Preparing Food
Vitamix blenders are powerful enough to quickly break down large pieces of fruit and vegetables, so you don’t have to cut food into pieces smaller than a quarter of an apple. In addition, long, thin ingredients, such as carrots and celery, can be added whole through the lid while the blender is running.
Cover The Blades
Vitamix blenders need a minimum of ingredients to mix well. A useful benchmark is to use enough ingredients to cover the slides when mixing.
Master The Pestle
Here’s a way to quickly chop or mince large amounts of vegetables like cauliflower (great for our cauliflower pizza dough ). Break the vegetables into large pieces, place them in the blender container, and fill it with enough water for the vegetables to float above the blades. Then, just use the Pulse function of the blender until you get the desired texture, drain it, and voila!
The Lid Cap Trick
Did you know that the cap on the lid of your Vitamix container can be used as a measuring glass? Looking closely, you will see lines indicating half an ounce and an ounce. They are ideal for cocktail recipes or if you need to dilute a mixture by adding a small amount of liquid.
All Vitamix mixers are self-cleaning: simply add a few drops of washing-up liquid, fill halfway with lukewarm water, and put the mixer in maximum speed mode for 30 to 60 seconds (or run the cleaning program). Also, check the model you have, as all new containers are dishwasher safe.