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Vita-Mix nut butter tip
« on: April 20, 2009, 07:33:47 AM »
One of the most challenging part of using your Vita-Mix is how to get everything out of that deep container - especially with nut butters.

This is the best I've come up with: try ...

Plan to make a green smoothie after making your nut butter. Once you've made your delicious raw nut butter and scraped out what you can from the depths of the Vita-Mix container, don't wash it! Instead, make a green smoothie in there. That way you are sure to use the that bit of nut butter at the bottom that you can't reach.

At the very least put some water or nut milk in there and make a delicious drink.
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Re: Vita-Mix nut butter tip
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 12:22:52 PM »
By any chance does your VitaMix ever heat up when making nut butters?  Does it ever trip the internal breaker and have to sit for an hour before use?  Mine does  :(   and I have to put on hold the nut butter making for a few hours :(   I am thinking on getting a 20 amp BlendTec to handle the thicker butters like that...along with other uses. 

Thanks,
Eric

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Re: Vita-Mix nut butter tip
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 09:40:47 AM »
Yes, I have had my Vitamix "shut down" when making Almond butter.

I found that I needed to add more and more oil to keep it from happening. I don't like my nut butters very oily so I ended up with a different solution. I now make nut butters with my twin gear juicer without adding oil.

I've never used the 20 amp blendtec but it makes sense that more power would keep it from over heating.

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How smooth can nut butter be without the added oil?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 03:16:53 PM »
I'm very excited to get a Vitamix 5200 as I would like to make my own natural peanut butter without anything added (including oil).  Is this possible?  And if so, how smooth does the nut butter get?  Are there any hints/suggestions to getting the smoothest nut butter without additives and without burning the motor?
Thank you so much!!!

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Re: Vita-Mix nut butter tip
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 09:52:15 AM »
Hello nutty,

If you want raw nut butters - adding oil is typically a necessary "evil". Most raw nuts just don't have enough oil to make creamy butter by themselves. Roasting most nuts results in them releasing more oil so that creamy butters can be made with little to no oil.

We actually have changed to making our nut butters with our juicer using the crush screen. This has resulted in the smoothest - no oil added butters for us.

I personally haven't made peanut butter but tips in general include:
- keep working the tamper, the less oil means the more time and more tamping necessary
- do about 2-3 cups of nuts at a time
- add oil slowly

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