Hi I’m Lena Mumma English is my second Language. So If you have difficulties to understand me, please press the CC button on the player to read closed captions. In this tutorial I will explain why I switched from this quot;BPA Freequot; Plastic container to this Waring Stainless steel containern made by WaringÂ® and I will explain how this stainless steel WaringÂ® container fits on the VitamixÂ® bases. I will make a tutorial of hummus recipe in this container I tested this Waring container for several weeks on the VitamixÂ® base and I can definitely say it works, the same as the original plastic VitamixÂ® container.
I actually even like it more because it has rounded corners, so it’s much easier to remove thick recipe out of the container. This VitamixÂ® container is claimed to be quot;BPA freequot; but this claim is according to the manufacturer of this plastic There are several scientific studies that contradict this claim. There are U.S. and European studies. Studies show that Eastman Tritan Copolyester plastic leaches BPA and other toxic chemicals including Phthalates VitamixÂ® does not make this plastic, this plastic is Eastman Tritanâ„¢ copolyester.
Its not only VitamixÂ® that uses this plastic BlendtecÂ®,NinjaÂ® and many other quot;BPA Freequot; blenders has the same plastic many people think that it is that not such a big deal if you blend a few minutes In the plastic container but Can you imagine that food is smashing at 300 miles per hour against the plastic walls and I use this blender for several years about once a day and just after normal home use this plastic.
Become as so scratched its like sandpaper Ãf you touch it inside you can even hear how scratched it is look It’s on the bottom and on the sides and if I scratch here it doesn’t make the scratch noise so all that blending smashing against the walls creates micro scratches and in this images you can see how scratched it is I made these images using my cell phone and it clearly shows.
I have the 5200 VitamixÂ® model but the stainless steel container will fit all modern VitamixÂ® bases 750, 300, 6300, 7500, 5000, 5200 VitamixÂ® models so I will demonstrate really quickly that I can turn on and I will do the same to this one there are no modifications because they have identical bottoms it’s a connector which fits into the base and I will show you the blades also almost identical.
The only difference is that the VitamixÂ® has much higher lid this lid goes inside and this one sticks out so the tamper will not fit the stainless steel WaringÂ® container because it will touch the blades and will chop the VitamixÂ® tamper unless you want to have extra plastic. LOL then you can use it maybe this way so this way you can tamper I do not recomend you to use the tamper.
I looked at the tamper and it’s scratched also like my container so see the images it looks very scratched you can make tamper yourself by cutting some tree branches my husband just cut for me from the backyard tree and this is a little bit short for this blender because I made it for my I made the length for my stainless steel 2200 Vitamix but I’m still using this one.
quot;BPAfreequot;or Got BPA? Here you can see WaringÂ® Commercial stainless steel container on the Vitamix base. When I found out that the VitamixÂ® container may NOT in fact be as claimed quot;BPAFreequot; I thought I was stuck with my quot;BPAFreequot; blender. The Vitamix plastic containers is claimed to be Bpafree. The claim of quot;BPA Freequot; The Vitamix plastic containers is claimed to be Bpafree. The claim of quot;BPA Freequot; is according to the manufacturer and NOT according to several INDEPENDENT scientists (not paid or influenced by the manufacturer). There are now several studies (US and European).
That show that quot;BPAFreequot; Tritan plastic leaches BPA and other toxic chemicals. Many people might think that a plastic container is not a big deal, since blending just takes a few seconds, and that would be true, if you did not turn you blender on, and start blending at high speeds, which smashes soft and hard foods against the plastic, at up to 300mph! So your food is not just touching the plastic sides it is rubbingscraping the plastic into your food at VERY high speeds. Here are some photos of my claimed to be quot;BPA Freequot; container. Before I took these photos of my plastic Vitamix container I soaked it in vinegar (which is a strong acid) to make sure there was no food particles. As you can clearly see the area near the blade is VERY scratched from the food I blended.
According to scientists the cloudy looking, scratched, cracked plastic releases more chemicals than the new plastic. Migration of chemicals from plastic also increases when the plastic touches: hot, fatty or acidic foods. The blending is soooo fast that it creates heat from the friction. Here is a direct quote from the Vitamix website: quot;The VitamixÂ® blades reach speeds fast enough to create friction heat that can bring ingredients to steaming hot in four to six minutes.quot; After much research, I found out that there is a VERY EASY way to replace or some might say ‘upgrade’ the Vitamix container with one of the Waring stainless steel container! Waring has many stainless steel containers, but only one container fits the Vitamix base! this link to buy the container. The WaringÂ® Commercial stainless steel container fits AND works perfectly on modern Vitamix blender bases.
Both VitamixÂ® and WaringÂ® do not make any recommendations to use their products together. Be aware that if you inform VitamixÂ® or WaringÂ® that you use their products together they might void your product Warranty. What to do with your plastic Vitamix container? 1) Sell on eBay Include a full disclosure as to why you are selling. You will be surprized that some people still want to buy it. 2) Repurpose Use as a flower pot, water your plants since it has a nice handle and pour spout, and any other nonfood use. 3) Recycle Only an option if your recycle company accepts 7 plastic. Most curb recycle in the U.S. do not accept 7. PLEASE do NOT throw ‘away’! Most conventional plastics do not biodegrade and they take about 500 1,000 years to break down.
The plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that end up contaminating our soil and water. For those of you who depend on using the tamper with your plastic container Vitamix model 5200, the tamper is too long because of the lower height of the Waring Stainless steel container lid, so it will not work during blending. I do not recomend using any plastic tamper, since it also gets scratched during blending. My husband made me a tamper simply from a tree branch. I will be doing more research to come up with a solution that will work with the Waring Stainless steel blender container. Stay tuned. here now to purchase the WaringÂ® professional stainless steel container.
Also, I have added many links in the description area below this tutorial. Let’s watch what scientist think and say about BPA and Phalates. Bisphenol A is the building block molecule. That plastic, that is hard and clear. Bisphenol A may be one of the most potent toxic chemicals known to man. BPA is found in many products including sports bottles, baby bottles and water coolers. The problem is Bisphenol A acts in very low doses as an estrogen. The recent controversy over BPA started when members of the scientific community questioned the methodology of earlier studies. All regulatory agencies around the world are based on the concept from the 16th century.
That is the dose makes the poison. More is worse. That is not true for any hormone. We tested a dose twenty five thousand (25,000) times lower, then what anybody had ever tested. And we found that it profoundly damaged every single part of the male developing mouse reproductive system. There is virtually no major human health trend over the past 30 years that hasn’t increased such as childhood diabetes, that is not related to exposure to this chemical.