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.
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.
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.
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.
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.