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 has a longer-than-average 10-year U.S. warranty, although it depends on where you live and buy your blender. It has a 10-speed dial and 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.
Unfortunately, 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. If you want a blender with a timer, you may prefer the Vitamix A3500, which is more expensive but offers a greater number of preset modes. 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 blender doesn't offer as many extra features as our top pick since it's not Βluetooth-compatible and doesn't offer any preset modes, but some may prefer its simpler design. Using its 48-ounce main jar, it can incorporate raw kale and frozen banana chunks into incredible, silky smoothies. It can also produce bar-quality ice, which is nice if you like to add it to your smoothies. It's also quiet at maximum speed and comes with a two-part lid and tamper that you can use to stir your recipe without stopping the blender.
Unfortunately, like the other blenders on this list, it doesn't come with any personal jars with to-go lids, which you may be looking for if you want a blender mostly for making smoothies. There's a variant called the Vitamix Explorian E520 that comes with two tumblers with straws that you can take with you on the go, although you can't use them to blend. If you're looking for a sturdy full-size blender that can whip up silky smoothies, it's among the best blenders for smoothies we've tested.
The Vitamix Immersion Blender is the best Vitamix blender for making soups that we've tested. Its immersion design allows you to blend hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan for recipes like soup and sauce. It has five different presets that you can cycle through with a button on the handle, and it's pretty quiet at maximum speed. It does a passable job of processing raw kale, so it should produce a reasonably smooth puree with cooked vegetables. You can detach the blade shaft from the motor body for easier cleaning and storage. Even though it's not dishwasher-safe, it's usually easy to clean.
Unfortunately, it lacks the very sturdy build of most other Vitamix blenders we've tested. It's still decently well-built, but the plastic transmission feels cheap. The motor body also gets hot when you use it for making almond butter, so it's not ideal for processing a lot of hard ingredients or thick mixtures. It doesn't come with a jar you can use for blending, which is a little disappointing, but Vitamix does separately sell accessories, including a jar, whisk attachment, and food processing bowl.
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 have 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, meaning they're suitable for many 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 many extra features or accessories.