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Vita-mix Blender: Where Can I Find One In Thailand?

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I need my green smoothies :) - anyone know where can I find a Vita-Mix Blender (or, Blendtec) in Thailand?

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The same thing is for sale at Verasu in Bangkok. Main store on Wireless Road between US Embassy Visa Office and Sukumvit, same side of the road as US Visa Office. Other Verasu stores at Bangkapi close to the Mall, Mall 6 on the 3rd floor, and the Avenue complex on Chaengwattana Road. They are not cheap so bargaining is out of the question.

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I debated about bringing my Vita-Mix from the west, and was told that I needed a special sized converter which was quite large.

However, I have found the Hi Sonic Brand, Model 3526W, available at Macro for 5995 baht to work just as efficient as the Vita-Mix, and I am extremely pleased with it.

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Two of my friends bought one a couple of years ago, and it works fine for them. I just bought one today to bring with me back when I return to Thailand on Monday.  It draws 100 watts, so I don't see the problem with my 200 watt converter.

I had a "normal" blender, but it is giving out, and, to be honest, it never could do the same job as the Vita-Mix.  I asked for a 220 volt model of the home version, but it was over $800.  So I simply got a professional model (Vita-Prep) at a restaurant supply store for $389.  

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Two of my friends bought one a couple of years ago, and it works fine for them. I just bought one today to bring with me back when I return to Thailand on Monday.  It draws 100 watts, so I don't see the problem with my 200 watt converter.

I had a "normal" blender, but it is giving out, and, to be honest, it never could do the same job as the Vita-Mix.  I asked for a 220 volt model of the home version, but it was over $800.  So I simply got a professional model (Vita-Prep) at a restaurant supply store for $389.  

Looks like I need a new converter.  At top speed, the Vita-Prep sucks up almost 1,000 watts, so I need to upgrade my converter.  The 100 watts was for a meat slicer I bought.

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The same thing is for sale at Verasu in Bangkok. Main store on Wireless Road between US Embassy Visa Office and Sukumvit, same side of the road as US Visa Office. Other Verasu stores at Bangkapi close to the Mall, Mall 6 on the 3rd floor, and the Avenue complex on Chaengwattana Road. They are not cheap so bargaining is out of the question.

If by "same thing" you mean they carry Vita-Mix blenders, that'd be great. Otherwise, I may need to bribe a friend traveling to Taiwan or Singapore to to pick me up one (I see on the website that they have distributors there). With it's 2 peak HorsePower motor (the 5200 model) & variable speeds from 11mph up to 240mph it's the only one that shatters them little fruit & veggie cell walls and makes all them great phytonutrients 'bio-available'. After doing these green smoothies for awhile I think I'm addicted and, when you add all those great fruit & veg-options available in Thailand, I think I could live off them quite well...

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I know what it's like to be brand-loyal, but have you seen this guy's blenders? They're Greeeeeaaaaattt! :D

http://www.willitblend.com/

And this:

Sorry I could actually be helpful :)

Yes, Daren. The Blendtec is also a great blender and would be my second choice (as mentioned in my original post). I'm hoping I can find one of the two in Thailand as I won't have room for such apparatus in my baggage - thanks!

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OK, now that I have my shiny new Vita-Prep here, anyonen know where I can pick up a 1000 watt converter?  Home Pro only has up to 500 watts.

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Hehe, I see that now, BigBadSeattleLad. Reading every word has always been a challenge :)

Have you tried emailing either company? I'd imagine either company would be happy to ship their products anywhere, so long as you foot the bill.

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If anyone does order or bring an American Vita-Mix using 110V, you can get a 1,000W or an 800W power adaptor at Amorn at the Old Siam Shopping Center.  The 800W is 1,800 baht, and the 1,000W is 2,200 baht.  I bought the 1,000W, and it works great.  And the Vita-Prep is fantanstic.  I had forgotten how smooth a smoothie should be!

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Two of my friends bought one a couple of years ago, and it works fine for them. I just bought one today to bring with me back when I return to Thailand on Monday. It draws 100 watts, so I don't see the problem with my 200 watt converter.

I had a "normal" blender, but it is giving out, and, to be honest, it never could do the same job as the Vita-Mix. I asked for a 220 volt model of the home version, but it was over $800. So I simply got a professional model (Vita-Prep) at a restaurant supply store for $389.

Your mention of the Vita-Prep unit, together with Daren's suggestion that I contact the company, prompted me to check the site for vendors in Thailand -again (an earlier search for a Vita-Mix vendor prior to my post got me only as close as Singapore). At the top of the Vita-Prep page - under the 'How to Buy' tab - they list a vendor in Thailand over on Paholyothin Rd. As I just got back, I'll be getting over there in the days ahead to see how much the unit will cost me over here. You scored a great price on your Vita-Prep unit... I doubt I'll get anything near that here... thx for tip/s on adapters!

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Two of my friends bought one a couple of years ago, and it works fine for them. I just bought one today to bring with me back when I return to Thailand on Monday. It draws 100 watts, so I don't see the problem with my 200 watt converter.

I had a "normal" blender, but it is giving out, and, to be honest, it never could do the same job as the Vita-Mix. I asked for a 220 volt model of the home version, but it was over $800. So I simply got a professional model (Vita-Prep) at a restaurant supply store for $389.

Your mention of the Vita-Prep unit, together with Daren's suggestion that I contact the company, prompted me to check the site for vendors in Thailand -again (an earlier search for a Vita-Mix vendor prior to my post got me only as close as Singapore). At the top of the Vita-Prep page - under the 'How to Buy' tab - they list a vendor in Thailand over on Paholyothin Rd. As I just got back, I'll be getting over there in the days ahead to see how much the unit will cost me over here. You scored a great price on your Vita-Prep unit... I doubt I'll get anything near that here... thx for tip/s on adapters!

Let us know what the price is.  I would be curious to see.  It would be nice to have one made for 220V isntead of having to use a voltage converter.

But let me tell you, I am overjoyed to have my unit.  Smoothies last night, gazpacho today.  This is great!

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Two of my friends bought one a couple of years ago, and it works fine for them. I just bought one today to bring with me back when I return to Thailand on Monday. It draws 100 watts, so I don't see the problem with my 200 watt converter.

I had a "normal" blender, but it is giving out, and, to be honest, it never could do the same job as the Vita-Mix. I asked for a 220 volt model of the home version, but it was over $800. So I simply got a professional model (Vita-Prep) at a restaurant supply store for $389.

Your mention of the Vita-Prep unit, together with Daren's suggestion that I contact the company, prompted me to check the site for vendors in Thailand -again (an earlier search for a Vita-Mix vendor prior to my post got me only as close as Singapore). At the top of the Vita-Prep page - under the 'How to Buy' tab - they list a vendor in Thailand over on Paholyothin Rd. As I just got back, I'll be getting over there in the days ahead to see how much the unit will cost me over here. You scored a great price on your Vita-Prep unit... I doubt I'll get anything near that here... thx for tip/s on adapters!

Let us know what the price is. I would be curious to see. It would be nice to have one made for 220V isntead of having to use a voltage converter.

But let me tell you, I am overjoyed to have my unit. Smoothies last night, gazpacho today. This is great!

Well... looks like I'm just gonna have to wait for my next trip to the US to get my Vita-Mix/Prep. Found out today from the local distributer that their "very special price" (not just special, but VERY special) for the Vita-Prep comes to approx. US$900(!). The girl couldn't tell me exactly how much (because they're suppposedly awaiting a new shipment to arrive in a couple weeks or so) but she did say "Bht30,000 plus". I won't pay that for the 'convenience' of buying locally, of course, so I'll just make sure to make space on my next trip to US in a few months or so... bummer :)

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Two of my friends bought one a couple of years ago, and it works fine for them. I just bought one today to bring with me back when I return to Thailand on Monday. It draws 100 watts, so I don't see the problem with my 200 watt converter.

I had a "normal" blender, but it is giving out, and, to be honest, it never could do the same job as the Vita-Mix. I asked for a 220 volt model of the home version, but it was over $800. So I simply got a professional model (Vita-Prep) at a restaurant supply store for $389.

Your mention of the Vita-Prep unit, together with Daren's suggestion that I contact the company, prompted me to check the site for vendors in Thailand -again (an earlier search for a Vita-Mix vendor prior to my post got me only as close as Singapore). At the top of the Vita-Prep page - under the 'How to Buy' tab - they list a vendor in Thailand over on Paholyothin Rd. As I just got back, I'll be getting over there in the days ahead to see how much the unit will cost me over here. You scored a great price on your Vita-Prep unit... I doubt I'll get anything near that here... thx for tip/s on adapters!

Let us know what the price is. I would be curious to see. It would be nice to have one made for 220V isntead of having to use a voltage converter.

But let me tell you, I am overjoyed to have my unit. Smoothies last night, gazpacho today. This is great!

Well... looks like I'm just gonna have to wait for my next trip to the US to get my Vita-Mix/Prep. Found out today from the local distributer that their "very special price" (not just special, but VERY special) for the Vita-Prep comes to approx. US$900(!). The girl couldn't tell me exactly how much (because they're suppposedly awaiting a new shipment to arrive in a couple weeks or so) but she did say "Bht30,000 plus". I won't pay that for the 'convenience' of buying locally, of course, so I'll just make sure to make space on my next trip to US in a few months or so... bummer :)

If you buy a 220V in the US, it is over $800, so that sounds about right for the price here.

Next time you are home, go to a restaurant supply store and get a Vita-Prep.  It is slightly sturdier than the Vita-Mix, slightly more powerful, and costs less.  You can get one for less than $400.  Then get a 1000W adapter here for 2,000 baht, and you are off to the races.

I just finished watermelon shakes, and it is great to have every bit of the ice pulverized.

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Oh what a perfect topic. I was just in the states and learned about the VItamix blender but didn't get one there because I read they don't work will with a converter. now I just strarted reading about blendtec.

I emailed the distributor here and was quoted 25,000 baht. That seemd outrageous to me also. The American ones are made i America and I wonder where these 220v ones are made.

What does Verasu charge?

I really want to get into making raw food and it seems like a high speed blender is key.

Thanks for all the info

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Oh what a perfect topic. I was just in the states and learned about the VItamix blender but didn't get one there because I read they don't work will with a converter. now I just strarted reading about blendtec.

I emailed the distributor here and was quoted 25,000 baht. That seemd outrageous to me also. The American ones are made i America and I wonder where these 220v ones are made.

What does Verasu charge?

I really want to get into making raw food and it seems like a high speed blender is key.

Thanks for all the info

My VIta-Prep works absolutely fine with my converter. I think the key is to get a powerful enough converter to handle the Vita-Prep or Vita-Mix's load.

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I am sorry now I did not pick one up off of ebay.

I have just been informed that there is a similar blender type to the vita mix for sale by the Makro here in Phuket. No idea what brand but I will go have a look and check out the horse power and specs etc.

This was told to me by someone who is opening up a raw food cafe in Phuket (yeah!!!!) so he does understand that a vitamix is not just any blender!

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Ok someone recommended this one Champ Heavy Duty BL-767, i bought it here in Phuket at a commercial kitchen booth outside the Makro here in Phuket. 6500.

As someone is sleeping now I will wait until tomorrow to try it. I was told it can do the same as the Vita Mix.

I will keep you posted. !

(yes it is made in China ) but at 6500 baht vs. 25000 it was worth it.

Online I read that it has a 2 year warranty but I had nothing in my box, no instructions nor warrenty card. and she opened the box when I was there to test the blender.

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Ok someone recommended this one Champ Heavy Duty BL-767, i bought it here in Phuket at a commercial kitchen booth outside the Makro here in Phuket. 6500.

As someone is sleeping now I will wait until tomorrow to try it. I was told it can do the same as the Vita Mix.

I will keep you posted. !

(yes it is made in China ) but at 6500 baht vs. 25000 it was worth it.

Online I read that it has a 2 year warranty but I had nothing in my box, no instructions nor warrenty card. and she opened the box when I was there to test the blender.

Keep us updated, please!

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