We've currently tested nine Vitamix blenders. This manufacturer specializes in making full-size blenders for both commercial and in-home use. Generally, they're well-built and have a premium look and feel. They're easy to clean by hand, and newer models have jars, lids, and blade assemblies that are dishwasher-safe. Some are also Bluetooth-compatible, so you can use a companion app to access additional preset modes. However, most Vitamix blenders don't come with many extra attachments like personal jars or food processors, but you may be able to buy these separately.
The Vitamix A2500 is the best Vitamix blender for multi-purpose use that we've tested. This full-size blender is exceptionally well-built and equipped with a 10-speed dial. It also has a few presets, including 'Smoothie', 'Frozen Drink', 'Hot Soup', and a dedicated pulse mode. You can use the 64-ounce main jar to process hot ingredients and make snow-like crushed ice, fantastic almond butter, and great smoothies. It comes with a two-part lid that allows you to add ingredients or use the tamper without stopping the machine. It's also Bluetooth-compatible, which gives you access to more preset modes like 'Spice Grinding' and 'Baby Food' through a companion app. Conveniently, the jar, lid, and blade assembly are all dishwasher-safe as well.
Unfortunately, it doesn't include accessories to make it even more versatile, like personal jars or a food processing attachment. Also, it lacks a timer feature to stop the blender after a set amount of time. It does have a display that acts more like a stopwatch and shows how long the blender has been running. You may prefer the Vitamix A3500 if you want a blender with a timer, although it doesn't have any onboard presets. That said, this model is one of the best blenders we've tested, and it's a versatile option if you're looking for a full-size blender.
The best Vitamix blender for smoothies that we've tested is the Vitamix Explorian E310. This full-size model has a simpler design than most Vitamix blenders that we've tested since it lacks preset modes and isn't Bluetooth-compatible, but it still has a premium build quality and delivers a great overall performance. It comes with a 48-ounce main jar that you can use to make fantastic smoothies and bar-quality crushed ice in little time. It's also quite versatile since it can blend hot ingredients, make incredible almond butter, and has a 10-speed dial so you can fine-tune your blend.
Unfortunately, this blender doesn't come with any additional jars or accessories, so it's not ideal if you want a blender that comes with smaller jars for making single-serve smoothies. Also, it's not always the easiest to clean, especially if you've been working with sticky food like almond butter. On the plus side, its jar, lid, and blade assembly are all dishwasher-safe. Overall, it's very well-built, versatile, and is even among the best blenders for smoothies that we've tested.
The Vitamix Immersion Blender is the best Vitamix blender for making soups that we've tested. If you prefer to blend hot ingredients directly in the pot when you're making soups or sauces, it's a suitable choice. It's safe to use for hot blending and is decently well-built, with a stainless steel, rubber, and plastic design. There's a button on the handle that you can use to cycle between five different speed settings. The detachable blade shaft isn't dishwasher-safe, but it's easy to clean by hand after making something liquidy like a smoothie. This blender is also quiet at maximum speed.
Unfortunately, it's not as versatile as most other Vitamix blenders that we've tested. The motor body can become very hot to the touch if you use it to blend tough ingredients like almonds, and it makes disappointing dry almond butter. It also can't crush ice and struggles to fully incorporate raw kale into smoothies, which results in a grainy drink. That said, if you're looking for a blender to process warm ingredients, this one does the trick.
Vitamix makes full-size blenders that are very versatile in their overall performance. They have a ten-speed dial, so you can easily adjust the speed based on what you're blending. Uniquely, some of their blenders are also Bluetooth-compatible, so you can use the Vitamix Perfect Blend app to access additional preset modes like 'Smoothies', 'Baby Food', 'Spice Grinding', and 'Acai Bowls'. Unfortunately, they don't come with extra features like a heating element or additional personal jars.
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Vitamix is a blender manufacturer that makes well-built, premium-looking blenders. They're generally very versatile, so they're suitable for lots of different users. They usually come with a 10-speed dial and some preset modes, and they can hot blend. However, most of their blenders don't come with a lot of extra features or accessories.