Vita-Mix, please bring back the safe, non-toxic stainless steel pitcher!
  • Petitioning Jodi Berg

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President, Vita-Mix Corporation
Jodi Berg
Head of Engineering, Vita-Mix Corporation
Greg Moores

Vita-Mix, please bring back the safe, non-toxic stainless steel pitcher!

    1. Beth Terry
    2. Petition by

      Beth Terry

      Oakland, CA

The high speed Vita-Mix blender was invented in 1937 by William Grover Barnard, a pioneer in the health food industry, as a way to easily prepare healthy foods.  Originally, it came with a safe, non-toxic stainless steel pitcher.  But at some point, the company switched to plastic and discontinued the stainless version.  

At first, the plastic pitchers were made from polycarbonate and contained the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disruptor.  Recently, Vita-Mix switched from polycarbonate to Eastman Tritan co-polyester, another type of plastic, which is BPA-free.  However, recent studies have found that nearly all plastics contain hormone-disrupting additives, even those that are BPA-free.  What's more, plastics manufacturers are unwilling to disclose the proprietary formulae used to make their plastics, so consumers have no way to know exactly what chemicals could leach out or if any particular plastic is truly safe.

A growing number of people want to feed their families fresh, whole foods and would also like to use the features of a high-powered blender like Vita-Mix.  However, the idea of blending organic and whole foods at high speeds in a plastic container, and especially heating them in plastic, goes against the idea of healthy eating, since we know that plastics are more likely to leach toxic chemicals when heated or otherwise stressed.  We want a non-plastic pitcher.

We understand that glass is not a viable option for Vita-Mix since it may not withstand such high speeds.  Bringing back your original stainless steel pitcher or developing a new, updated stainless steel option would give those of us who avoid plastic foodware an alternative we could feel good about.  

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    • Misti Anslin Delaney YPSILANTI, MI
      • 1 day ago

      To:

      Jodi Berg, President, Vita-Mix Corporation

      Greg Moores, Head of Engineering, Vita-Mix Corporation

      Back in 1982, I saved and saved and saved, and I bought a reconditioned Vitamix 3600. I loved that machine and used it daily for 32 years. However earlier this year, I found that I was no longer able to get the parts I need to keep it going. What a crying shame. Only the plastic parts were not working...

      I gave it away to a friend who has the same thing so that she can use the functioning parts of it with her setup, intending to buy a new one.

      Sadly, I discovered that the only option in buying a new Vitamix is plastic! Oh, no!

      So now, I am without a Vitamix for the first time in 32 years. It is really, really cramping my healthy eating kitchen style.

      Please, please, please provide your loyal customers and new customers who want to avoid plastics, the option to buy your good stainless steel version.

      Bringing back your original stainless steel pitcher or developing a new, updated stainless steel option would give those of us who avoid plastic foodware an alternative we could feel good about. I will be waiting, cash in hand, for the chance to return Vitamix to my kitchen.

      Thank you,

      Misti Anslin Delaney Smith

      Happy customer for 32 years

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    • NADIA GETZOVA KATY, TX
      • 4 days ago

      I have quite using plastic for any food preparation or consumption.

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    • Lisa Gail Henriksen CUMMING, GA
      • 4 days ago

      I really want a stainless steel pitcher for my vitamix. I don't like doing anything hot in plastic.

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    • dim k SEATTLE, WA
      • 8 days ago

      The reality is that you, the Vitamix are trying to make the top of the line blender cheaper for you to manufacture and increase your profit margins by making the pitcher plastic. Steel will not be more expensive when mass produced. Stop giving consumers this lame excuse.

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    • Olivier Boulay WHISTLER, CANADA
      • 8 days ago

      Stainless mech netter and i d buy one for my vitamix that i love. Thx

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