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 of them are also Bluetooth-compatible, so you can use a companion app to access additional preset modes. However, most Vitamix blenders don't come with a lot of extra attachments like personal jars or food processors, but you may be able to buy these separately.
The best Vitamix blender for multi-purpose use that we've tested is the Vitamix A2500. This very well-built model delivers a well-rounded performance. You can use its 64-ounce main jar to make smooth, spreadable almond butter, snow-like crushed ice, and amazing smoothies. It can also blend hot ingredients for soups and sauces. There's a dial with 10 different speed settings and three preset modes, so you can fine-tune the blending speed for different recipes. This blender is also Bluetooth compatible, and you can access more preset modes through a companion app. There's a tamper included to help you safely push food towards the blades, and it as well as the jar, lid, and blade assembly, are all dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up.
Unfortunately, the timer acts as a stopwatch instead of a countdown timer, so it displays how long you've been blending but doesn't stop the blender automatically after a certain amount of time. If you want a blender with a timer, the Vitamix A3500 has a similar design, although it doesn't have any preset modes unless you use the companion app. Overall, this is one of the best blenders we've tested, and it's a great choice if you're looking for a multi-tasking full-size model.
The Vitamix Explorian E310 is the best Vitamix blender for smoothies that we've tested. This full-size blender has a more straightforward design than other Vitamix models since it doesn't offer any preset modes or Bluetooth compatibility, but it makes incredible, silky smoothies in under a minute. It can also produce bar-quality crushed ice in little time, which is nice if you like adding it to your smoothies or making frozen drinks like slushies. The 48-ounce main jar has a two-part lid that allows you to add ingredients or use the tamper to push food towards the blades without stopping the blender.
Unfortunately, this blender doesn't come with any additional jars, so it's not ideal if you want a blender that comes with personal 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 it's among the best blenders for smoothies that we've tested.
The best Vitamix blender for making soups that we've tested is the Vitamix Immersion Blender. If you prefer to blend soups directly in your pot or pan, it does the trick. Thanks to its durable stainless steel, rubber, and plastic design, it's safe for hot blending, while its long shaft can reach the bottom of your cookware. It has a button that allows you to cycle through five different speed settings, and it's also fairly quiet at max speed, so you shouldn't bother others around you too much. While it isn't dishwasher-safe, it's simple to clean liquid messes from the shaft by rinsing it away with some soap and water.
Unlike other options on this list, its immersion design isn't very versatile. It can't crush ice, it makes dry-tasting almond butter with unprocessed chunks, and smoothies are thick and grainy. There's also a risk that it can overheat if you're using it to blend very tough foods like nuts. That said, this immersion blender is a suitable choice for those who want to make soup out of stewed or warm food right in their pots.
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.