We've currently tested 13 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 best Vitamix blender is the Vitamix A3500. It's worth considering this model if you're looking for the best overall performance and want a blender with all the bells and whistles. It's extremely well-built and comes with a 10-year U.S. warranty, the longest warranty Vitamix offers, although it depends on where you live. It comes with a dishwasher-safe 64-ounce jar with a two-part lid made of clear plastic. It can produce a virtually completely smooth puree with small and large batches of fibrous ingredients and snow-lie crushed ice very quickly and with little effort on your part. It easily pulverizes hard ingredients like nuts, makes superb, smooth nut butter, and is safe to use for hot blending.
Unlike the similarly-priced Vitamix Professional Series 750, its control panel has a digital display with a blending time indicator. There's also a programmable timer, so you can set the blender to run for a specific amount of time before stopping automatically. It offers a wide range of speed settings and several automatic programs. It's much quieter than the 750 and offers Βluetooth compatibility if you're interested in accessing more automatic blending programs via the Perfect Βlend companion app. Since it's part of the 'Ascent' series, it's compatible with a slightly bigger variety of sold-separately accessories than 'Legacy' models like the Professional Series 750, including a food processor jar. It also has 'Self-Detect', which means Vitamix says it adjusts its performance depending on what size of jar you're using. The 'hot soup' program will be disabled if you're using a 20-ounce personal jar, for example.
The Vitamix A3300 is the best Vitamix blender in the upper-mid-range that we've tested. This model is a good compromise if you want to spend a little less but still want the extra features Vitamix equips its 'Ascent' blenders with. It looks nearly identical to the Vitamix A3500 and comes with the same jar and lid. It produces similar results at crushing ice and processing fibrous ingredients; it just takes a bit longer. It's also fantastic at processing hard ingredients like nuts into a smooth mixture, although our top pick produces a somewhat superior nut butter. Like the A3500, it has a fantastic build quality and a 10-year U.S. warranty, and its jar and lid are dishwasher-safe. It lacks the A3500's metal siding, which makes it much lighter, but you may miss the more premium material at this price.
Its controls include a digital blending time indicator and a programmable timer. There's also a speed dial that offers a wide range of speed settings and a dedicated pulse mode, but unlike the A3500, it doesn't have any automatic blending programs onboard. You can access some via the companion app and can always set the programmable timer to blend for as long as you want. As an 'Ascent' blender, it's compatible with the largest variety of extra jars and attachments and has 'Self-Detect', just like the top pick.
If you're not interested in extra features and don't plan to buy additional jars, you may want to start your search in the mid-range. The best Vitamix model in this price category that we've tested is the Vitamix 5300. Like the top two picks, this blender comes with a 64-ounce jar and produces fantastic results whether you want a silky kale smoothie, snow-like slushies, or smooth nut butter. However, it has simpler controls with no digital display, blending programs, or app connectivity. That said, it offers a switch for pulse mode and a wide range of speed settings, and you may prefer its more analog control panel.
While it's very well-built, it has a shorter seven-year warranty than the Vitamix A3500 or the Vitamix A3300. Its two-part lid is made of solid plastic instead of clear, which is a slightly worse design since you can't see down into the blender while it's running. The jar and lid are similarly easy to clean by hand but not dishwasher-safe. It's also significantly louder when it's running, and since the blender won't ever stop automatically, this could be an issue if you use your blender a lot. On the plus side, its motor base is a little more compact, and its power cord is much longer at just over six feet, which is a big plus if your kitchen is short on plugs.
If you don't want to spend as much, the Vitamix Explorian E310 is a great choice. Vitamix doesn't sell any blenders that are truly 'budget' options, but the Explorian E310 is a good choice if you want the brand's sturdy build quality at the lowest possible price. While Vitamix has a cheaper full-size offering in the Vitamix ONE, it's not great compared to similarly-priced models on the market, especially because it's not very well-built or versatile. The Explorian E310 is more expensive, but it offers fantastic build quality and a very versatile performance since it's just as good as the other picks at producing a smooth puree of fibrous ingredients and processing hard ingredients like nuts. Like all the picks on this list, it's safe to use for hot blending.
The jar and lid are dishwasher-safe, unlike the Vitamix 5300, but the jar has a smaller 48-ounce capacity. It's also not quite as good at ice crushing since the results aren't as snow-like as most other Vitamix blenders. This model's five-year U.S. warranty is shorter than the other picks', and it's loud compared to the Vitamix A3300 and Vitamix A3500. As an 'Explorian' series blender, it's compatible with fewer extra jars and accessories sold by Vitamix. For example, extras like small blending cups for tiny batches and the food processor bowl aren't compatible, and the jars sold for 'Explorian' blenders usually have a smaller capacity than the jars sold for Ascent series blenders.
Vitamix makes full-size blenders that are very versatile in their overall performance. They have a wide range of speed settings, 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.
Sep 19, 2022: Restructured article to make it easier to find what you're looking for and added the Vitamix A3500, the Vitamix A3300, and the Vitamix 5300.
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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 have many extra features or accessories.