Vitamix S50 Personal Blender
Enjoy powerful Vitamix performance in a compact machine sized for small kitchens and on-the-go food prep. Ideal for whipping up individual smoothies and small batches of soups, sauces and dressings, it's great for chopping herbs and veggies, too.
- Two preset functions take the guesswork out of blending, includes Smoothies and Power Blend.
- Designed to automatically shut off when the selected cycle is complete.
- Power Blends program has been designed to process tough ingredients like leafy greens, protein powders, frozen fruits and hearty vegetables.
- Interchangeable blade base component.
- Vitamix signature laser-cut, stainless-steel blades.
- Safety interlocking system turns the machine off automatically when the container is lifted or rocked from the base while you're blending.
- Top-rack dishwasher safe.
- Built and rigorously tested by the family-owned and -operated Vitamix company at its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Dimensions & More Info
Model S50 includes:
- 20-oz. insulated container.
- 40-oz. container with 2-part lid to create a variety of recipes.
- Cookbook and a tamper for use with the 40-oz. container.
- Interchangeable blade base attaches easily to both containers.
- Plastic base; BPA-free Tritan copolyester container.
- 790-watt motor.
- 6" x 9" x 16" high.
- 12 lb. 6 oz.
- All-metal container-to-base coupling.
- 5-year manufacturer's warranty.
- This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards.
- Made in USA with U.S. and foreign components.
- Use & Care
- Blades are sharp; handle with care.
- Blending containers are top-rack dishwasher safe.
- Wipe base clean with a damp cloth.
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- Cornish Hens au Poivre
To make the spiced peppercorns, in a bowl, stir together the peppercorns, red pepper flakes, allspice and juniper berries. Transfer to a pepper mill or spice grinder and grind coarsely. Set aside.
At least 1 hour or up to 24 hours before roasting, rinse the hens and pat dry with paper towels. Using a sharp, heavy knife or kitchen shears, split each hen in half down the back and the breastbone. Tuck the leg into the skin, pushing it up to meet the breastbone, and fold back the wing of each hen half. Using the flat side of a cleaver, pound the skin side of each half to flatten the meat and facilitate even cooking. In a small bowl, combine the spiced peppercorns and the salt, and generously rub the entire surface of the hen halves with the mixture. Place the hen halves, skin side up, in a shallow roasting pan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Let stand, uncovered, for 1 hour at room temperature or covered for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. If refrigerated, bring hens to room temperature before roasting.
Preheat an oven to 425°F.
Arrange the hen halves, skin side down, in the pan. Drizzle about 1/4 tsp. of the olive oil and 1/4 tsp. of the lemon juice over each half. Roast until the meat begins to brown, about 12 minutes. Turn over the birds and baste with the remaining oil and lemon juice. Continue to roast until the skin is crisp and browned and the juices run clear when the meat is pierced at the thickest point with a fork, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, away from the bone, registers 165° to 170°F, 25 to 30 minutes more. Transfer the hens to a warmed platter and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
While the hens are resting, spoon off the fat from the pan juices. Strain the pan juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a warmed bowl and keep warm.
Garnish the platter with watercress. Pass the pan juices at the table.Get the full cornish hens au poivre recipe.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Kitchenserf from Only Way to Go Love, love love the Vitamix Personal Blender! Everything about this product is so easy to work with: the prep, the easy operation, and most of all the clean-up. I've enjoyed the smoothies, the soups, and the sauces. Just my speed: fast and easy. Only way to go!Date published: 2016-10-05Rated 1 out of 5 by MomofJrSooner from So DISAPPOINTED I've had the old style Vitamix for 10 years and have loved it. I've even had the motor replace by Vitamix but it finally died. I purchased the S50 Personal Blender for my daughter who will being going off to college and drinks smoothies everyday. From what I can tell this model simply doesn't have enough power and definitely isn't worth the expense. She is now asking me for a "cheap blender" because she is so frustrated that this doesn't have the power to mix up a smoothie. I'm talking about frozen fruit, apple juice and ice. Needless to say I will be returning this to WS as soon as possible.Date published: 2015-12-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Jasmine65 from Super blender I have used this to make smoothies several times now and am quite impressed. It really does grind up frozen fruits with ease. I do not find washing it too difficult. After I blend I run it with some dish soap and then use a dishcloth. It is loud at high speeds, but that's pretty normal In my book. I would recommended it highlyDate published: 2015-11-13Rated 1 out of 5 by jccwc from Design flaws, save ur money The container has to be screwed on exactly or it'll leak into the base with the blades. There's a hole in the back for the leaks to run out all over the back of the base. The hole is difficult to clean unless you have a baby bottle brush. The unit vibrates around on the counter causing it to travel several inches almost landing in my sink. Ingredients stick to the bowl & require scraping during blending. The to-go-container's lid is difficult to pop open as well as clean. It's difficult to unscrew the blades section from the bottom of the regular bowl. This definitely won't replace my vita mix 750.Date published: 2015-10-06