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The 4 Best Vitamix Blenders of 2024 Reviews

Best Vitamix Blenders

We've currently tested 15 Vitamix blenders. This manufacturer specializes in full-size blenders that fall on the higher end of the price range for blenders. They're consistently some of the best-built blenders we've tested, and most are available with a U.S. warranty that lasts between five and ten years, compared to the more typical one-year warranty for blenders.

Most full-size Vitamix blenders can hot blend and offer great overall performance, so which is best depends on what design and features you prefer. Some models are dishwasher-safe and offer extras like app connectivity and blending programs, while others have a simpler design with just a speed dial and a switch for pulse mode. They rarely come with accessories like personal jars, but depending on the model, you can buy extra jars separately.


Best Vitamix Blenders

  1. Best Vitamix Blender

    The Vitamix A3500 is the best Vitamix blender that we've tested. It's also one of the most expensive, so it's only worth it if you want a blender with all the bells and whistles. As part of Vitamix's high-end 'Ascent' series, it works with the widest variety of accessories sold separately, including a food processor bowl. These blenders also come with a 10-year U.S. warranty, which is the longest Vitamix offers, although it depends on where you live and buy the blender. The jar and all accessories are dishwasher-safe.

    This blender does an outstanding job of processing fibrous ingredients, which is important for silky-smooth kale smoothies or pureed broccoli soup. You can use it for hot blending and even heating ingredients with friction from the blades. It has no issue crushing ice cubes into snow-like ice. However, some Vitamix blenders we've tested are easier to use for thicker recipes because you must use the tamper when making nut butter or hummus. Still, it's a decently easy process. The A3500's controls include a speed dial, five automatic blending programs, and a button for pulse mode. There's also a programmable timer, which not many blenders have, and which lets you set the blender to run for a set time before stopping automatically.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Vitamix Blender

    The best Vitamix blender in the upper mid-range we've tested is the Vitamix Propel 750. The 'Propel' line is Vitamix's newest line of blenders, combining some features of the high-end 'Ascent' line with older-style 'Legacy' blenders. It doesn't have a digital display, and it's not Bluetooth-compatible, but it's smaller and lighter than the Vitamix A3500. It has simpler controls that consist of a speed dial and a switch for pulse mode, and its power cord is much longer, which could be a nice touch if your kitchen is short on outlets.

    It performs similarly to the A3500, so you'll find it well-suited for various recipes, from smoothies and slushies to nut butter and hummus. It comes with a 64oz jar, a two-part lid, and a tamper. Additional jars are available from Vitamix, including a personal jar for single-serves. However, it's incompatible with the food processing bowl, which exclusively works with 'Ascent' blenders. Unfortunately, this cheaper option is much louder than our top pick, which is particularly annoying if you make recipes with longer blending times, like hot soups or thicker dips and spreads. There's no timer, so you must manually stop the blender when your recipe is done.

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  3. Best Mid-Range Vitamix Blender

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    If extra features like blending programs aren't necessary or you prefer simpler controls, you might prefer a more straightforward blender like the Vitamix 5200. Because of its lower price and fantastic overall blending performance, this mid-range model is our pick for the best smoothie blender over feature-packed but more expensive options. It stands out from other blenders like the Vitamix A3500 for its narrower main pitcher, which helps with processing small batches of fibrous ingredients, like when making single-serve smoothies or protein shakes. It's also easier to use for recipes like nut butter.

    However, there are some downsides compared to pricier models. It's part of the 'Legacy' series of blenders and is compatible with fewer accessories and extra jars than 'Ascent' blenders. It doesn't work with Vitamix's food processing bowl or newly released multi-colored blending jars. It's quieter than the Vitamix Propel 750 but not as quiet as the A3500. Its controls consist of a speed dial, a power switch, and a pulse switch, with no blending programs or digital display.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget Vitamix Βlender

    The Vitamix Explorian E310 is a great choice if you want to spend less. 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 very well-built or versatile, even compared to cheaper blenders from other brands. 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 for hot blending. However, it comes with a smaller 48oz main jar and isn't as good at ice-crushing as the previous picks 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 like every other pick, it's louder than the 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. Also, the jars sold for 'Explorian' blenders usually have a smaller capacity than the ones sold for 'Ascent' series blenders.

    See our review

Compared To Other Brands

  • Incredible build quality.
    Vitamix blenders have a premium build with materials that feel solid and durable. Some models have U.S. warranties of up to 10 years.
  • Additional jars available.
    You can buy additional jars, like personal jars for smoothies, for many Vitamix blenders. Be sure your Vitamix model is compatible with the accessory you want.
  • Lots of speed settings.
    Vitamix blenders have a dial that gives you lots of control over the blender's speed. You can start at a low speed and ramp up to avoid splatters or when you want to prevent over-blending.
  • Two-part lid and tamper included.
    Vitamix blenders usually come with a two-part lid, so you can add ingredients or use the tamper to stir your recipe while the machine runs.
  • Fewer extra accessories included.
    Unlike other brands like Ninja, most Vitamix blenders only have a main pitcher, lid, and tamper. Most are compatible with accessories like personal jars that you can buy separately.
  • More expensive.
    Vitamix blenders are generally more expensive than other blenders on the market, and there aren't any budget-level options.

Vitamix vs Blendtec

Βlendtec is another maker of high-end full-size blenders. The models we've tested aren't as well-built as Vitamix blenders and don't perform as well overall, particularly for recipes like nut butter or hummus. They usually come with a 90-ounce pitcher, while most Vitamix models come with a 64-ounce pitcher. They also have blunt blades that make them easy to clean by hand. For more information, check out our more detailed breakdown of the differences between Blendtec and Vitamix.

Vitamix vs Wolf Gourmet

Wolf Gourmet is a kitchen appliance manufacturer that makes a few high-end blenders. The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance isn't as good at processing thick mixtures like nut butter as the Vitamix models in this article. It's not as well-built. Still, its performance is comparable, and it's quiet for a blender.

Vitamix vs Ninja

Ninja makes a wide variety of full-size blenders that are usually cheaper. They generally don't perform as well as Vitamix models if you're using the main pitcher. They aren't as well-built and usually can't hot blend. However, unlike Vitamix, many have extra jars and attachments included, like single-serve jars and food processors. If you don't mind using different jars for different purposes, some can produce similar results to Vitamix blenders. To see what this brand offers, check out the best Ninja blenders.

Vitamix vs KitchenAid

KitchenAid makes a small range of full-size blenders, including high-end, premium, and commercial options. The higher-end KitchenAid K400 offers comparable performance to Vitamix blenders for making smoothies, soups, and crushed ice. It's less expensive than the Vitamix Explorian E310 but isn't as well-built. It doesn't come with a tamper and is much harder to use for recipes like nut butter. The blade design also makes it harder to clean by hand.

Vitamix makes full-size blenders that are very well-built and 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. Some of their blenders are 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.'


Vitamix divides its full-size blenders into a few categories that offer different controls, features, and warranties and are compatible with different accessories.

Ascent series: These are the most expensive blenders from Vitamix. Vitamix advertises a 10-year U.S. warranty. Depending on your model, they include features like digital displays and onboard blending programs. They have 'Self-Detect,' meaning the blender can detect which accessory you're using.

Smart System: All Ascent series blenders, plus some other models like the Vitamix Venturist 1200, are 'Smart System' blenders, meaning they have 'Self Detect' and are compatible with the widest variety of accessories, including a food processor jar.

Legacy series: These are 'classic' blenders, older designs that Vitamix still makes and sells new. They have analog controls, a longer power cord, and an opaque lid. The manufacturer offers a seven-year U.S. warranty. The jars aren't dishwasher-safe, unlike Ascent models. There are G-series and C-series Legacy blenders. Some accessories and additional jars are only compatible with one series or the other.

Propel series: These are Vitamix's newest line of blenders, which uses classic design features. They lack digital displays and don't work with 'Self-Detect' accessories. They share the Legacy blenders' seven-year U.S. warranty, longer power cord, and lid design. However, unlike real Legacy models, they have blending programs and come with dishwasher-safe jars.

Explorian series: Vitamix refers to its Explorian blenders as an 'entry' into the brand. They're less expensive, have more basic controls, and have a shorter five-year U.S. warranty.

Other blenders: Vitamix mainly makes full-size blenders, but they also sell the Vitamix Immersion Βlender, meant for blending hot ingredients in a pot or pan, and the Vitamix ONE, which is a smaller full-size model meant for smoothies. It has a very different design from other Vitamixes and a less versatile performance.

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 02, 2024: We've made minor updates to the text and checked that the products are in stock. There hasn't been a change to our recommendations.

  2. Feb 02, 2024: We've updated the text and verified that the products are easy to find in stock.

  3. Dec 06, 2023: Made minor updates to the text and checked that the products are in stock.

  4. Oct 10, 2023: Added a new FAQ section and made minor updates to the text.

  5. Sep 07, 2023: Removed the Vitamix Propel 510 because it's now about the same price as the Vitamix 5200. Made the 5200 the 'Best Mid-Range' blender and added the Vitamix Propel 750 as the 'Best Upper Mid-Range' pick.


How do you clean a Vitamix?

Vitamix recommends filling the jar halfway with warm water and a few drops of soap, running it for 30–60 seconds, and then rinsing the jar and lid. This does help clean the jar and blades, but you usually need a sponge or brush to completely clean the blender.

Are Vitamix blenders dishwasher-safe?

Some Vitamix blenders come with dishwasher-safe jars. 'Ascent,' 'Propel,' and 'Explorian' models jars can go in the dishwasher. However, 'Legacy' blenders have to be cleaned by hand.

How much will a Vitamix blender cost you?

Vitamix makes high-end full-size blenders that cost about $300 U.S. at the low end and $600 for the most expensive models.

Is Costco Vitamix different?

Vitamix makes some blender models that are only available at Costco (U.S.), including the Vitamix Venturist 1200 and Vitamix Explorian E520. These blenders can have different designs and vary a little in performance from similar-looking models available elsewhere. For example, the Vitamix Explorian E520 is louder than the Vitamix Explorian E310 and has automatic blending programs. However, the Costco models we've tested are similar to other Vitamix blenders regarding build quality and blending performance.

Can you chop nuts in a Vitamix?

Most Vitamix blenders can chop nuts. However, like with many other full-size blenders, if you over-blend, you'll end up with nut butter instead of chopped nuts or flour, so you might prefer a food processor.


Vitamix is a blender manufacturer that makes well-built, premium-looking blenders. They're generally very versatile, which suits many different users. They usually come with a speed dial and some preset modes and can blend hot ingredients. However, most of their blenders don't have many extra features or accessories.

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