I have a thing about keeping appliances out of sight when they’re not in use. The toaster is in a drawer, the coffee grinder & coffee maker are in a cabinet and the cheap ass blender is at the bottom of the pantry. But, the Vitamix? No, that bad boy lives in plain sight.
A few days ago, I went to make a smoothie for the Bodenettes and I. With all the ingredients in the Vitamix pitcher, I searched for the clear, little, plastic cap piece. I couldn’t find it. Impatient as I was, I used the black wand thing to plug the hole instead. I turned the dial to the smoothie setting and started her up. It was the loudest smoothie I had ever made. My kids ran into the kitchen, one of them in tears, both of them covering their ears, yelling, “It’s too loud! It’s too loud.”
Wow, it was too loud. Really, what the heck was up?
So, I turned it off, gave it a stir with the black wand, and started it back up again.
[Then, you say] “Sure, that aught to do the trick, smarty pants.”
But, the quick mix of the black wand thing did nothing to help. Again, it was loud as ever. We all jumped and the kids both cried. At this point, I thought it wise to turn off the powerful machine and back off for just a moment.
Then it hit me – the clear, little, plastic cap piece is in the flipping Vitamix!
I know. It took me way too long to figure that one out. Not one of my more brilliant moments.
Well, thankfully there is a warranty. But, since the deformed piece and my hand can tag team to plug the hole, I will likely put off replacing the part for months. Why? The best answer I can give is: because little stuff like that is such a pain in the ass! That’s it. That’s all I got.
Regardless, I love my Vitamix. It will remain on my counter, along with the deformed plastic cap piece, for the rest of my blending days.