Selecting the best Vitamix blender for your needs is without a doubt a frustrating shopping experience. So many models to choose from! And it doesn’t help that Vitamix has muddied the waters even more by renaming and reclassifying all their blenders. But Vitamix blenders are truly exceptional, and the extra effort needed to corral this herd of wild horses and tame them into bands was well worth it. After all, chaos does not lead to good decisions, and the wrong choice could prove costly.
- BLENDERS RECAP
- Vitamix 5200
- Vitamix CIA 1363
- Vitamix Explorian 310
- Vitamix 5300
- Vitamix 7500
- Vitamix 750 Heritage
- Vitamix 780
- Vitamix Ascent Series
- Vitamix S55 Personal Blender
- Vitamix S50
- CONTAINERS RECAP
- 64oz Containers
- 48oz Containers
- 40oz Containers
- 32oz Containers
- 20oz Containers
- 8oz Container
- Vitamix Container Tips
- Why Buy a Vitamix Blender?
- …But Which Vitamix to Buy?
5200: 10 variable speeds, High Speed;
CIA 1363: 10 variable speeds, High Speed;
Explorian 310: 10 variable speeds, Pulse;
5300: 10 variable speeds, Pulse;
7500: 10 variable speeds, Pulse;
750 Heritage: 5 pre-sets (Smoothies, Hot Soup, Frozen Desserts, Dips/Spreads, Self- Cleaning);
780: Touchscreen, Pulse, 5 pre-sets (Smoothies, Hot Soup, Frozen Desserts, Dips/Spreads, Self-Cleaning);
Vitamix Ascent Series (Self-Detect technology):
A2300: Pulse, Digital Timer;
A2500: Pulse, Digital Timer, 3 pre-sets (Smoothies, Hot Soup, Frozen Desserts);
A3300: Touchscreen, programmable timer;
A3500: Touchscreen, programmable timer, 5 pre-sets (Smoothies, Hot Soup, Frozen Desserts, Dips/Spreads, Self-Cleaning).
S55: Pulse, 10 variable speeds, 4 pre-sets (Smoothies, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts and Power Blends);
S50: Pulse, 10 variable speeds, 2 pre-sets (Smoothies, Power Blends).
5-year: CIA 1363, Explorian 310; 5300; S55, S50
7-year: 5200; 7500, 750 Heritage, 780
10-year: Ascent 2300, 2500, 3300, 3500
Over the years, Vitamix has seen fit to reorganize its stable of blender. While blender models were grouped by series (Legacy, Professional, Ascent, Personal, Explorian, Personal, etc.), based on design they are also referred to as:
*Traditional C Series with classic narrow, tall body style that came to define Vitamix blenders offers a variety of container sizes and control options such as High/Low, Variable Speed and pre-programmed settings (5200);
*Next Generation G Series with shorter, sleek designs that fit under the counter and more powerful 2.2HP motors (7500, 750, 780);
*Personal S Series more compact personal blenders (S55, S50).
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While both the CIA 1363 and the Traditional Vitamix C Series 5200 models feature a tall container, the Explorian 310 shows a wider base and shorter container.
It’s easy to understand why the Vitamix 5200 was branded a “universal tool for family meals and entertaining”, so much so that it has inspired the creation of many subsequent models. But did you know that the Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade also stands head and shoulders above all its siblings in terms of quality and popularity ratings?
Equipped with a 2HP motor and featuring 10 variable speed controls for added versatility as well as High speed, its classic 64oz container equipped with 3” blades is more than capable of handling anything from hot soup to ice cream. It measures 20.5 x 8.75 x 7.25”, weighs 10lbs 9oz and comes with a 7-year warranty.
The great majority of buyers are very happy with their experience with the 5200, one happy customer claiming “it’s our way of life”! It is much appreciated for its blending power and versatility, plus its being easy to use and clean.
There have been comments about people loving their blender when making liquid concoctions, but not so much for thick mixtures like nut butters and dried fruit purees, when they have found it too noisy and even experienced occasional overheating.
Vitamix CIA 1363
Also featuring a 2HP motor, 10 variable speed controls plus High speed, and a classic 64oz container, this Vitamix CIA Professional Series Blender – designed with the help of the CIA – is the only blender the Culinary Institute of America will use to train future chefs! The Vitamix 1363 measures 20.5 x 8.75 x 7.25″, weighs 10lbs 9oz and comes with a 5-year warranty.
This prodigy stands shoulder to shoulder with the 5200 in terms of quality, being called “an absolute beast” and also much appreciated for the broad range of blending it is able to handle on top of super smooth smoothies (literally obliterating seeds and skins while retaining nutrients): ketchup, BBQ sauce, pico de gallo, dressings and dips, salads (chicken, egg, etc.), HOT soup, almond milk, gluten-free flour, organic confectioner’s sugar, etc. There have been a few complaints about overheating.
Vitamix Explorian 310
Like the two models above, the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender also features a 2HP motor, 10 variable speed controls plus Pulse. However, the Explorian 310 comes with a low profile 48oz container. It measures 11 x 8 x 18″, weighs 10.5lbs and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Loved for its blending power and how easy it is to use and clean, it is particularly appreciated for its compact design which allows it to easily fit under top cabinets, as well as its longer cord that can be coiled around the base for a custom fit or tidy storage.
To those complaining about it not blending properly, Vitamix suggests turning the dial up to speed 10 to help break down ingredients and using the tamper in order to help ingredients circulate properly.
While the 5300 is a redesign of the above 5200, the Next Generation Vitamix G series models (7500, 750, 780) feature shorter, wider containers with 4” blades that sit on top of a redesigned, slightly wider base with improved airflow and sound-dampening technology.
A more powerful, slightly less noisy 2.2HP motor as well as a 64oz Low Profile container with 4” blades are the main differences between the Vitamix 5200 vs 5300 (C series above). The Vitamix 5300 Blender also has 10 variable speed controls, but High speed has been replaced with Pulse for greater customization. The 5300 measures 17.25 x 8.75 x 7.25”, weighs 11.95lbs and comes with a 5-year warranty.
The Vitamix 7500 Blender features a cool running 2.2HP motor and a 64oz Low Profile container. Ten variable speeds give you full control over the textures you want to achieve, while a Pulse switch lets you easily create salsas or thick soups. The 7500 measures 17.5 x 9.4 x 7.7”, weighs 12.5lbs and comes with a 7-year warranty.
There is no doubting the popularity of this model. Many stress how quiet it is (comparatively speaking), while others love the Pulse feature for allowing them to very finely chop ingredients for spreads or dips – but if you favor coarse chopping, don’t get rid of your food processor!
Vitamix 750 Heritage
The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender, Heritage boasts a 2.2HP motor and comes with a 64oz Low Profile container. It also features five pre-programmed settings for Smoothies, Hot Soup, Frozen Desserts, Dips & Spreads and Self Cleaning.
But just when you thought you were confused enough, this one has a split personality. While the older 750 model sits on a plastic base, the newer Vitamix line released at the end of 2015 sports a metal base which makes it not only slightly quieter, but also more resistant to scuff marks. It measures 17.5 x 9.4 x 7.7”, weighs 12.5lbs and comes with a 7-year warranty.
Customers are generally very happy with the Vitamix Professional 750 Heritage model now that the original ‘black flecks’ issue has been resolved. Those of you who stress out over entertaining might enjoy the included DVD which shows a chef preparing 8 different dishes in all of 19 minutes!
Like the 750, the Vitamix 780 Blender also sports a 2.2HP motor and the same 64oz Low Profile container. Not only does it introduce Touchscreen controls, but it also features five pre-sets: Smoothies, Hot Soup, Frozen Desserts, Dips & Spreads, plus Self Cleaning! One touch of the hardened glass LED control panel offers walk away convenience. And for perfectionists, there’s even a Pulse button – automated blending at its best, or so you would think…
The majority of customers love the Pro 780 calling it a “dream machine” and “the Cadillac of blenders” for the versatility offered by its five pre-sets, as well as the flexibility afforded by the various container sizes that can used with this model. Others complain about recurring issues such as an oversensitive touchscreen, smoking and proper blending which remain unresolved, causing its quality and popularity ratings to drop. It measures 17.25 x 8.8 x 9”, weighs 12.5lbs and comes with a 7-year warranty.
Vitamix Ascent Series
Vitamix Ascent blenders have been called the “Cadillac of blenders” and referred to as “the most powerful, practical and easy to use food preparation assistant”. Why all the enthusiasm? Equipped with 2.2HP motors, professional grade Vitamix Ascent series blenders connect to the future by offering ultimate customization through built-in timers.
Self-Detect technology offers these food blenders incredible versatility by allowing them to automatically recognize the size of container you are using, whether 64, 48, 32, 20oz to-go cups or even 8oz prepping bowls – all without having to deal with temperamental clunky adapters!
Though they come with a 64oz Low Profile container, other containers can be purchased separately, allowing you to build a blending system to fit your personal lifestyle:
– 48oz (wet OR dry)
– 32oz (wet OR dry)
– 20oz Self-Detect blending cup starter kit
– 8oz Self-Detect blending bowl starter kit
Highly praised for their sheerness making measurements easier to read, these containers feature a clear lid secured to the pitcher by side clips which also helps easily monitor what you are blending. There have been complaints of food getting stuck on the inside of the lid which makes it harder to clean.
The A2300 and A2500 models feature Start/Stop and Pulse switches (Pulse works in tandem with Variable Speed Control to deliver the exact burst of power you need in order to achieve perfection). A built-in digital timer displays how long your blend has been processing. The Vitamix 2500 offers 3 program settings (Smoothies, Hot Soups and Frozen Desserts).
The A3300 and A3500 models with Touchscreen and programmable timer will blend your recipes for the amount of time you enter and then automatically stop. The Vitamix A3500 features 5 pre-sets located above the Plus Dips/Spreads, and Self Cleaning.
Backed by a 10-year warranty, these blenders measure 11 x 8 x 17″ and weigh 11.86 lbs except for the hefty Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender (14.29 lbs) endowed with a metal base which makes it a little quieter and more stable.
Not many blenders can empower you to prepare a full-course meal in 20 minutes flat from hot soup to ice cream – including margaritas AND self-cleaning. Ascent kitchen blenders are true multitaskers that easily replace a multitude of small appliances. While all four models are head to head in terms of quality, the Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender comes first for popularity with the Vitamix Ascent 3500 nipping at its heels, while the Vitamix A2500 and the Vitamix A3300 are struggling to gain traction.
The Personal Vitamix S series with 1HP motor was released in 2014, targeting individuals with busy lifestyles and enabling them to create either single servings of their favorite smoothie recipes to enjoy on the go, or double servings for small family meals.
Vitamix S55 Personal Blender
Of the three models in this series, the Vitamix S55 S-Series Blender is the only one that has managed to gain traction. Its 1HP motor coupled with metal drive system and laser-cut stainless steel blades does quick work of liquefying, chopping or even grinding. Integrating a radial cooling fan and thermal protection system as well as an interlocking system with automatic turn-off protection, the S55 features 4 pre-sets: Smoothies, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts and Power Blends (for hearty greens and low liquid recipes).
This small Vitamix portable blender comes with an interchangeable blade base which is easily attached to either of the two included containers:
* 20oz with double insulation and flip-top lid for single servings;
* mess-free-pour 40oz with two-part vented lid designed to allow heat to escape (perfect for hot soups) for small family batches.
Additional containers can also be purchased separately, so no one has to feel left out.
The S55 can make dips, dressings, frozen desserts, and even soups just like the big guys! Ten Variable Speeds plus Pulse control let you achieve perfect consistency every time, and with the containers being top-rack dishwasher safe, cleanup is a cinch!
Weighing all of 12 lbs 6oz, its compact size (8.34 x 5.9 x 15.66″ with 40oz container – 14.55″ with 20oz) also makes it the perfect travel blender. It comes with a 5-year warranty.
Aficionados love its blending power and credit this Vitamix single serve blender with making it easy to adopt a healthier lifestyle and stick with it, as well as saving time and money since they are no longer relying on juice bars for their daily fix – some even boast having recouped their investment within a month!
They appreciate the small footprint and how convenient it is to use the same container to mix and drink their concoctions; they also love the leak proof cups that fit in most car cup holders, as well as the double insulation that helps keep their drinks cold. And though cleanup takes a little longer, they find that removing the blade base makes it safe and easy to extract thick mixes like nut butters, tahine, etc. for thorough cleaning.
Not as popular, the Vitamix S50 S-Series Blender also has 10 Variable Speeds as well as Pulse function, but only 2 pre-sets for Smoothies and Power Blends; it comes with the same two containers. The S50 measures 5.90 x 7.25 x 16.50”, weighs 12 lbs and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Not everyone is thrilled with these small blenders. Detractors find it time consuming: more prep time is required for ingredients to fit properly in the smaller container so they don’t block the flow. It also takes a little longer to make hot soups. The narrow cup is not conducive to using frozen ingredients.
Others complain that the blender is not heavy enough to prevent it from ‘walking’ on the counter. There have also been complaints about overheating, or content leaking into the threads which may result from the container not sitting on the base properly.
Since container size dictates how much use you are going get out of your blender, this is a perfect starting point to eliminate models that won’t serve you well.
64oz Classic: 5200, 5300, E310
64oz Low-Profile: 750, 780, 7500, E310
64oz Low-Profile with SELF-DETECT*: Ascent 2300, 2500, 3300, 3500
48oz Container: 750, 780, 7500, 5200, 5300, E310
48oz Stainless Steel: 750, 780, 7500, 5200, 5300, E310
48oz SELF-DETECT*: Ascent 2300, 2500, 3300, 3500
48oz Dry Grains: Ascent 2300, 2500, 3300, 3500
48oz Aer™: 5200, CIA 1363, Ascent 2300, 2500, 3300, 3500
*Can be used with Pro 750, E310, 780, 7500 blenders; however SELF-DETECT™ features are only available with Smart System machines.
40oz Container: S55, S50
32oz Container: 750, 780, 7500, 5200, 5300, E310
32oz Dry Grains: 750, 780, 7500, 5200, 5300, E310
20oz Container: S55, S50
20oz Personal Cup Adapter**: 750, 780, 5200, 5300, 7500
20oz Self-Detect Blending Cup Starter Kit: Ascent 2300, 2500, 3300, 3500
**Not compatible with the Ascent Series.
8oz Self-Detect Blending Bowl Starter Kit: Ascent 2300, 2500, 3300, 3500
3-year: all replacement containers purchased separately from a blender motor-base.
In order to ensure food safety at any temperature, Vitamix was the first kitchen appliance manufacturer to feature containers made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester which is highly durable and, unlike glass, shatterproof. Vitamix glass containers do not exist for good reason: neither heat nor powerful blades capable of reaching 37,000 rpm are a good combination with glass. Plus let’s not forget that these blenders can also create ready-to-serve hot soups within minutes…
Note that Vitamix containers were designed to prevent leaks from entering the motor base – the main cause of failure in lower-quality blenders. The iconic original tall and narrow pitcher was soon followed by a whole family of shorter containers as well as dry ones, including individual ‘to go’ cups and blending bowls. Two types of vessels were created to address different types of foods:
. Vitamix wet containers for processing liquids (juice, frozen mixtures, sauces, soups, purees, batters, wet chopping) are specially designed to simultaneously slice and pulverize, creating a vortex that funnels ingredients through the blades at top speeds, resulting in smooth, even blending and pureeing;
. Vitamix dry containers for hard, dry materials like grains or for kneading dough on the other hand are engineered to create a reverse vortex which pushes dry ingredients away from the blades in order to prevent packing.
For added flexibility, additional Vitamix replacement containers can be purchased as long as they are compatible with your model. A 3-year warranty applies to all replacement containers purchased separately from a blender motor-base.
A small yet major component of these legendary blenders, the Vitamix tamper serves a vital role in the blending process. It comes in three different lengths to ensure a proper fit depending on container height in order to ensure that it does not come into contact with the blades:
*9¾”L for 64oz Short Containers (016041);
*12½”L for 64oz Tall Containers (000760);
*11″L for 32oz and 48oz Containers (015033).
The classic 64oz container (13.4”H) was instrumental in branding the Vitamix blender. Tall and slim, it works in tandem with 3” blades to pulverize anything you can throw at it. Its angles are engineered to create a vortex that systematically folds ingredients back to the blades, resulting in smooth blends. It features a vented lid and lid plug which doubles as a 2oz measuring cup. Ideal for blending medium to large batches (6-12 servings), it is perfect for family meals or entertaining. While most users love this container, its height has proven its worst enemy, as it is hard to fit under top kitchen cabinets. The container’s internal ridges also make it hard to fully empty, and the tamper must be used more often. It has been found hard to clean under the blades, and some have complained of uneven blending at the top of the container. See Vitamix 64oz containers here.
The Vitamix 64oz Low Profile container (10.1”H) soon made its appearance. Equipped with the same lid as the Classic, it is shorter and wider which makes it much easier to remove dry blends like peanut butter and requires less use of the tamper. But due to its width, small quantities (under two cups) will get splattered onto the side, creating a vortex and effectively preventing any blending.
The 64oz Self-Detect (10.2”H) is only compatible with the Ascent Series. This new technology allows an Ascent blender to recognize the container size and adjust blend settings accordingly. Its spout design has been improved to avoid drips and spills when pouring thick blends, and a clear lid with leak-proof seal makes it easier to monitor progress.
Designed to process medium batches for small family meals, 48oz containers (10.25”H) are compatible with all full-size Classic C Series and G Series blenders. A vented lid with plug allows you to bring dishes to hot serving temperatures as well as add ingredients while blending. See Vitamix 48oz containers here.
The 48oz Self-Detect Wet container and Dry container (10”H) are both compatible with Ascent Series blenders only. With blades engineered to create a reverse vortex and push dry ingredients away in order to prevent packing, the dry container is specifically designed to grind fresh, whole-grain and gluten-free flour; it can also mix batter as well as knead thick yeast dough for pizza, soft pretzels and homemade bread.
A new 48oz Simply Steel stainless steel container (10”H) is now offered as an alternative to BPA-free blending containers. Durable, odor-resistant and easy to clean, it is perfect for healthy blends like non-dairy milks, tough raw veggies, nuts and seeds. Being non-reactive, it is perfectly designed to handle food from steaming hot to freezing cold – and even acidic – like a pro without a worry about clinging stains or odors (though you are advised to use oven mitts for hot blends).
Its hardened stainless steel blades will not dull over time and will pulverize ingredients for incredibly smooth textures. An ergonomic handle makes it easy to hold, and a no-drip spout easy to pour. A clear, dishwasher-safe, BPA-free lid allows you to monitor the status of your blends. It works with all full-size Vitamix blenders.
The equally new 48oz Vitamix Aer™ container (10.25″H) is truly the “pièce de résistance” in the Vitamix container stable. Look at the bottom of this container, and what do you see? No blades, just a simple disc that looks like nothing much, right? But hang on to your horses – this little whiz is about to take your culinary skills to a whole new level. You’ll never have to worry again about running out of time or energy for the perfect Hollandaise to complement that lovely fish and asparagus dinner. Just watch your guests’ delight and amazement at your chef-worthy results! Mum’s the word… More good news: the Aer is compatible with all full-size (Classic and Smart System) Vitamix blenders, plus its BPA-free Eastman Tritan container and lid are dishwasher-safe.
Contrary to the usual container with blades, the Vitamix Aer Disc container does not puree solid ingredients. Instead, it uses incredible speed to pull liquid ingredients down through small holes, aerating and emulsifying them, while firmer ingredients like ice, fruit and herbs simply get agitated.
This action provides incredible versatility, enabling this Vitamix blender container to:
*Muddle: extract juice from fruit, essential oils from herbs, chill drinks without crushing ice – simply follow Vitamix recipes and make mouth-watering Pomegranate Cosmopolitan, Sparkling Blackberry Soda or Margarita on the Rocks;
*Whip: substitute your favorite fruit to make a variety of whipped toppings for desserts, or perhaps an eggnog or a Peppermint Mocha;
*Foam: conjure up light culinary foams, ‘crema’ for cappuccinos and machiattos, or cold foam for a classic Amaretto Sour or chilled Chai Latte;
*Emulsify: make perfect sauces, spreads, dips and dressings in minutes without a whisk in sight.
The 40oz small batch container with vented lid for soups, sauces, desserts, etc. is one of two containers included with Personal Series blenders S50 and S55.
Equipped with a spill-proof spout and a vented lid and lid plug, 32oz containers are designed to create small batches and are compatible with full size classic C Series and G Series blenders. See Vitamix 32oz containers here.
A 20oz Vitamix to-go cup with flip-top lid (instant travel cup) is included with S Series personal blenders.
A Personal Cup Adapter (including two 20oz cups with spill-proof lids) can extend the functionality of the 750, 780, 5200, 5300 and 7500.
The 20oz Self-Detect Blending Cup Starter Kit can be purchased separately to complement any of the Ascent blenders. Included in the kit are two 20oz cups with spill-proof lids and one blade base. These cups allow you to blend directly in your travel cup and avoid unnecessary dishwashing, or use them for chopping, salad dressings, etc.
Some love their to-go cups, others not so much: attaching adapter and cup to the base correctly can prove tricky, plus some find making thick smoothies problematic – refer to ‘Tips for a Successful Blend’ below.
The 8oz Self-Detect Blending Bowl Starter Kit for Ascent Series includes one blade base as well as two 8-ounce blending containers with stackable lids. Use these dishwasher-safe blending bowls to make small batches of baby food, dips or salad dressings, or for chopping onions, garlic, etc. Note that blades for the 8oz bowls and the 20oz cups are interchangeable.
While many Vitamix customers wish these jars would fit their traditional blenders, Ascent owners are generally not impressed, claiming that they are difficult to clean as food gets trapped in the threads.
Vitamix Container Tips
How to Clean Vitamix Containers
Cleaning doesn’t get easier: simply fill halfway, add a drop of dish soap and blend on highest speed for 30-60 seconds. Or use the pre-programmed Self-Cleaning setting if available on your model. Particularly messy jars (nut butter, etc.) and lids are dishwasher safe on the top shelf.
Tips for a Successful Blend
There have been complaints about ingredients sometimes not getting blended properly. Most issues can be avoided by following manufacturer’s instructions included with your blender purchase. The differences between the 20oz and the 40oz containers are a perfect example.
It is recommended that you cut ingredients into 1″ pieces and use cubed ice rather than crushed to help push ingredients into the blades. And this, directly from Vitamix chefs – the load order for the 20oz container is the exact inverted order you should use for the 40oz container:
*40-ounce Container Load Order:
Liquids (water, juice, yogurt)
Dry Goods (grains, seasonings powders)
Fruits & Veggies
Ice & Frozen Ingredients
*20-ounce Container Load Order:
Ice & Frozen Ingredients
Fruits & Veggies
Dry Goods (grains, seasonings, powders)
Liquids (water, juice, yogurt)
Why Buy a Vitamix Blender?
1. Healthy Lifestyle vs Chef Versatility
For the great majority of people, buying a blender follows a conscious decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Frustrated with poorly performing appliances and chunky smoothies, they opt to part with a good chunk of money in hopes of finally experiencing the perfect smoothie blender.
Others dream of achieving chef-like results without all the hard work – exactly what this high power blender was designed for! Did you know that this little wizard does the work of ten appliances and can accomplish more than 50 different kitchen tasks, including making smoothies and juices, hot soups, baby food, dips and spreads, dressings and sauces, frozen desserts, batters, non-dairy milks and nut butters, batters, flours and dough! Can you think of a better sous-chef to help you be healthy AND impress friends and family with minimal effort on your part? 🙂
2. Power and Efficiency
Except for the Personal Series (790 watts), Vitamix home line blenders sport either a 2.0HP or 2.2HP motor able to propel their powerful blades to reach 37,000 rpm without loading the motor. In case of overload, the machine is equipped with thermal protection so that it would automatically shut off.
Coupled with hardened stainless steel blades comprising laser-cut (not stamped) cutting blades and hammermill blades for crushing, it is no surprise that ingredients get pulverized. This in turn releases flavors (as well as color) and marries them together for amazingly tasty results. In fact, flavors are so intensified that you may want to go lightly on seasoning.
Finally, Vitamix containers are meticulously designed for super efficient blending. Different sizes are available to meet your every need from individual to go smoothies or instant hot soups for the family – and everything in between. A tamper included with each blender helps fully incorporate all ingredients into the blend when processing thick mixtures. Designed to fit the container so that it does not come in contact with the blade, the Vitamix tamper included with each blender helps fully incorporate all ingredients into the blend when processing thick mixtures.
Vitamix blenders are built to last, and this company stands behind its products. You have 30 days to try your chosen blender and return it if you are not happy – at the company’s expense! A 5- to 7-year warranty extends to most blenders except for the G Series Ascent (10-year).
Lifespan must factor in when considering the purchase of a new blender. In the end, it’s about ROI as much as smooth concoctions, isn’t it? Just know that many clients who have owned their blender for 25 years or more find their kids arguing over who will inherit the Vitamix – not kidding!
…But Which Vitamix to Buy?
When trying to decide which Vitamix to buy, it is important to compare Vitamix models carefully. Our two Recap sections are there for quick reference, but there are three key points that often prove pivotal in helping make a decision:
1) Container Compatibility
The easiest way to make sure you select the best Vitamix model for your needs is to start with the container. Containers are by far the most important of all Vitamix accessories as they are crucial in determining whether a certain blender model will fit your personal needs. Is one container enough, or do you need more than one? For morning smoothie fans, how many servings will you be making at once? One recipe for all or customized individual blends? Enjoyed at home or on the go?
Home cooks must consider whether they will be making smoothies, dips, salsas, ice cream, peanut butter, or maybe even grinding their own flour? Considering the number and size of servings and how often you will use your blender will help eliminate the models that do not address your particular needs.
Another thing to keep in mind: some Vitamix blender models are more flexible than others and allow you to use more than one type of container. That is where the Vitamix Ascent series truly shines – and without any need for adapters.
Check out our ‘Container RECAP’ section above to easily find out which container comes with which blender model. This should help you quickly eliminate the ones that are not a good fit so that you can focus on the best contenders for your final selection.
Variable Speed and Pulse allow you full control over the texture of your blends, either using switches and dials or touchscreen. Buyer beware: according to the manufacturer, electronic key pads tend to have a higher failure rate than dials and knobs.
Timers offer precise processing and have been integrated into the Ascent series, whether digital (A2300, A2500) or touch programmable (A3300, A3500).
Pre-programmed settings are perfect if you live to multitask so you can enjoy automated blender recipes – only found on the following models:
*5 Presets(Smoothies, Hot Soup, Frozen Desserts, Dips & Spreads, Self Cleaning):
G Series Legacy 780; Pro Heritage 750; Ascent A3500
C Series Pro 750
*4 Presets(Smoothies, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts, Power Blends):
S Series Personal S55
*3 Presets(Smoothies, Hot Soup, Frozen Desserts):
G Series Ascent A2500
*2 Presets(Smoothies, Power Blends):
S Series Personal S50
G Series Legacy 7500, 5300, 5200; Ascent A2300, A3300
It is well known that Vitamix commercial blenders are routinely used by professionals in the best juice bars and restaurants around the world. There’s a reason for that: consistent, unsurpassed results in taste and texture… a small price to pay to bring home this level of quality! Vitamix offers home cooks blenders that are truly commercial grade, empowering them to achieve at the press of a button results worthy of a chef or, if such is their preference, blend delicious daily smoothies as flawlessly as their local juice bar, and for a fraction of the cost.
A Vitamix food blender is a truly intelligent option in the kitchen: minimal time and effort for an array of amazing results, PLUS the easiest way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Can you think of a better sous-chef to help you be healthy AND impress friends and family – with minimal effort on your part? 😉Share This!