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The 2 Best Vitamix Blenders of 2020 Reviews

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Best Vitamix Blenders

We've currently reviewed 7 Vitamix blenders. This manufacturer specializes in making full-size blenders for both commercial and in-home use. Generally, their blenders are 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.

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Best Vitamix Blenders


  1. Best Vitamix Blender For Multi-Purpose Use

    9.2
    Multi-Purpose
    Blender Type
    Full Size Blender
    Power
    1640 W

    The best Vitamix blender for multi-purpose use that we've tested is the Vitamix A2500. This well-built, full-size model comes with a 64-ounce main jar and a ten-speed dial. While there are some presets on the control panel, it's also Bluetooth-compatible, so you can access even more presets via the Vitamix Perfect Blend app. Overall, it has a very versatile performance that can please many different users. It can make smooth, spreadable almond butter and snow-like crushed ice in little time. Also, it can hot blend, so you can use it to make smooth soups and purees. Thanks to its tamper, you can push tough-to-blend ingredients like kale closer to the blades to make a silky, well-blended smoothie. You can easily clean it using soap and hot water, and its lid, jar, and blade assembly are also dishwasher-safe.

    Unfortunately, its timer operates more like a stopwatch, so while it counts how long you've been blending, you have to manually stop the blender when you're finished. If you want something with a dedicated timer, you may prefer the Vitamix A3500 instead. However, for avid chefs who like to make lots of different blends, this is a solid choice.

    See our review

  2. Best Vitamix Blender For Smoothies

    8.9
    Smoothies/Protein Shakes
    Blender Type
    Full Size Blender
    Power
    1471 W

    The best Vitamix blender for smoothies that we've tested is the Vitamix Explorian E310. While this well-built model doesn't have as many features or preset modes as the Vitamix A2500, it's outstanding for making smoothies. Its 48-ounce main jar is ideal for making large batches of smoothies for the whole family, especially as it can make a well-blended smoothie with a silky texture in less than a minute. It even comes with a tamper to help you push fibrous ingredients like kale towards the blades, though you likely won't need to use it. If you like to make other blends, it's also incredible at making smooth almond butter and bar-quality crushed ice, and it can hot blend.

    Unfortunately, while it's easy to rinse out liquid messes like smoothies using soap and water, it can be difficult to clean out stickier messes like almond butter. You may need to use a cleaning tool like a brush to reach debris under the blades. However, the jar, lid, and blade assembly are all dishwasher-safe, which is convenient.

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Compared to other brands


  • Incredible build quality and easy to clean. Vitamix blenders have a premium build with materials that feel solid and durable. You can rinse out messes easily using soap and water, and some blenders have jars and lids that are dishwasher-safe for an easier clean.
  • Additional jars with Self-Detect technology available. All the blenders in Vitamix's Ascent series are compatible with other sizes of Ascent series jars, which are sold separately. These attachments come with Self-Detect technology built into the base, so the blender recognizes the size of the attachment and adjusts its speed settings and preset modes accordingly.
  • Lots of speed settings and preset modes. Vitamix blenders come with a ten-speed dial that gives you lots of control over the blender's speed. More premium models are Bluetooth-compatible, too, so you can access additional preset modes using the Vitamix Perfect Blend app.
  • No personal jars. Unfortunately, many Vitamix blenders aren't compatible with personal jars, so you won't be able to make single-serve blends of your favorite shakes and smoothies.
  • No heating element. Unfortunately, Vitamix blenders don't come with a heating element, so you won't be able to cook or heat ingredients using your blender. However, you can still safely hot blend when processing warm ingredients.
  • More expensive. Vitamix blenders are generally more expensive than other blenders on the market, and they don't really offer budget-level options, either.

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.

Conclusion

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 ten-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.

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