That sparks an idea Ruthie...Blenda!
I have accidentally set my Vitamix on in the highest setting and it nearly blew the contents out through the top of the not so greatly fastened lid....but I solve that by making sure I'm turning it on in the lowest gear so it's
sort of stirring rather than blending. Do you have that ability on your Vitamix?
Watched a few youtube videos comparing Vitamix to Blentec for smoothness in consistency. Most blended
fruits and veggies came out the same.
The difference was between the Vitamix/Blendtec and Ninja. Ninja didn't fully blend the contents that the other
two did in a few instances.
One guy on youtube compared all three machines.. Vitamix came out first, Blendtec second and Ninja third. But comparatively, Vitamix is the most expensive.
All my Shark products died too. Good when new...don't last long.