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I have the same vitamix blender I bought in 1990. I just gave my moms to a friend- that one is close to 40 years old. A work horse that is worth the money. All I’ve ever done is replace seals in the lid. And they used to send you those for free.
The wife broke the picture on our old mixer this past thanksgiving. A Kerr quart jar had the same threads as the old mixers blade unit. I made her use that for a month until she found that model Vitamix under the Christmas tree.
What you REALLY need is an Evinrude! Might need a larger bucket, though.
The vitamix is amazing. It blends so fast that it will make boiling-hot hot soup.
That'll teach you to use the blender to mix small batches of concrete!
Your new Vitamix is worth the spend. I too was dragged into buying one, and now wish we had saved up for one earlier! Fantastic kitchen tool!
Each of my daughters has one of those. They are worth every penny if you can afford them.