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Vitamix Propel 750 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 05, 2023 at 09:40 am
Latest change: Writing modified May 09, 2023 at 09:04 am
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9.3
Multi-Purpose
9.0
Smoothies (Single Serving)
9.6
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
9.6
Ice Crushing
9.5
Soups
9.4
Professional Use

The Vitamix Propel 750 is a full-size blender with a 64oz blending jar. It has simple controls with no digital display or timer, but its dial includes five automatic blending programs. It offers a versatile blending performance and comes with a dishwasher-safe jar. It's lighter than other high-end Vitamix options like the Vitamix A3500 but also makes more noise when running.

Our Verdict

9.3 Multi-Purpose

The Vitamix Propel 750 is fantastic for multi-purpose use. Its 64oz jar can blend multiple servings or small batches efficiently. It's easy to use for all kinds of recipes, including smoothies, soups, nut butter, and frozen drinks. It's also very sturdy and has a wide range of speed settings. There are also several automatic blending programs, including a soup program that heats ingredients with friction from the blades. However, it's loud compared to similarly-priced Vitamix blenders like the A3500.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Big capacity.
  • Makes snow-like ice.
  • Makes smooth nut butter.
Cons
  • Loud.
  • No additional jars or attachments included.
9.0 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Vitamix Propel 750 is superb for making single-serve smoothies. Even though it only comes with a 64oz jar, it efficiently blends small batches for single-serve smoothies. It makes a nearly completely smooth blend with fibrous ingredients like fruit and leafy greens and easily crushes ice, producing a well-blended smoothie regardless of the recipe. It's very sturdy and easy to clean.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes snow-like ice.
Cons
  • Loud.
  • No additional jars or attachments included.
9.6 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Vitamix Propel 750 is fantastic for multiple servings of smoothies. The 64oz jar can fit a big batch, and if you fill it to full capacity, it easily blends common smoothie ingredients like fruit and ice. It makes a perfectly smooth puree with stubborn ingredients like kale. The blender is easy to clean by hand and dishwasher-safe. It's a loud blender but has automatic blending programs, which allow you to step away and have it stop automatically.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Big capacity.
  • Makes snow-like ice.
Cons
  • Loud.
9.6 Ice Crushing

The Vitamix Propel 750 is superb for crushing ice. Using the dedicated switch to pulse, it easily crushes ice cubes into snow-like ice for frozen drinks or desserts. It's very well-built, which is especially important if you often use your blender for difficult ingredients like ice cubes.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like ice.
Cons
  • Loud.
9.5 Soups

The Vitamix Propel 750 is incredible for soups. It makes an extremely smooth blend with big batches of fibrous ingredients common in soups, like broccoli and kale. Its 64oz jar can fit a big batch, and it has a blending program that heats cool ingredients with friction from the blades, meaning you can make hot soup in the jar. It's very well-built, and all of its components are dishwasher-safe. It's loud for a blender, which can be irritating, especially if you're using it to heat ingredients, which takes a few minutes.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Big capacity.
  • Hot blends.
Cons
  • Loud.
9.4 Professional Use

The Vitamix Propel 750 is fantastic for professional use. It's a very sturdy blender with a large-capacity 64oz jar. It has a versatile blending performance since it easily blends fibrous fruits and vegetables as well as thicker recipes like nut butter and hummus. It has a wide range of speed settings for different recipes, and it can hot blend as well as heat ingredients with its 'Soup' program, which uses friction from the blades.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Big capacity.
  • Makes smooth nut butter.
Cons
  • Loud.
  • 9.3 Multi-Purpose
  • 9.0 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 9.6 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 9.6 Ice Crushing
  • 9.5 Soups
  • 9.4 Professional Use
  1. Updated May 09, 2023: Added a note that the Vitamix Propel 510 is a similar blender with a smaller jar capacity.
  2. Updated May 05, 2023: Review published.
  3. Updated Apr 27, 2023: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Vitamix Propel 750 only comes in one color, 'Black', and you can see the label for the unit we tested here.

If you come across another variant, let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Vitamix Propel 750 is a high-end full-size blender meant for multi-purpose use. Vitamix's 'Propel' line includes higher-end blenders that have automatic blending programs but lack some 'Ascent'-specific features like digital displays and Bluetooth. The Propel 750 performs a lot like the Vitamix A3500 and Vitamix A3300, so it's a fantastic multi-purpose blender, and you might prefer its more old-school design. However, unlike the Vitamix Venturist V1200 or Blendtec Designer 725, it doesn't come with additional jars. It's louder than Vitamix blenders like the A3500 and is quite noisy, so if noise is a concern, it's worth checking out the Breville The Q.

If you're looking for more options, check out our lists of the best blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best Vitamix blenders

Vitamix Professional Series 750

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 and the Vitamix Propel 750 are almost identical. The Propel is a few pounds lighter and has a longer power cord, while the Professional is marginally quieter. Overall, they perform similarly.

Vitamix A3500

You might prefer either the Vitamix A3500 or the Vitamix Propel 750. The A3500 is much quieter and has a blending time indicator, programmable timer, and companion app. On the other hand, the Propel is lighter and smaller. Its power cord is much longer, and it has simpler controls that you might like better.

Vitamix Propel 510

The Vitamix Propel 510 and the Vitamix Propel 750 are very similar, and you may prefer either. The 510 has a smaller capacity and has fewer blending programs, but you might prefer it if you don't need a bigger jar and want a slightly smaller, quieter machine.

Vitamix Explorian E520

The Vitamix Propel 750 is a little better than the Vitamix Explorian E520, mostly because it's much quieter. The Propel also has a few extra blending programs. However, the Explorian comes with a pair of tumblers with straws that you can transfer your drink into, but they aren't blending jars.

Vitamix Venturist V1200

The Vitamix Venturist V1200 is a little better than the Vitamix Propel 750. The Propel is sturdier, thanks to metal siding around the motor base. It comes with additional jars, including a personal jar for smoothies, and it has a programmable timer. However, the Propel has automatic blending programs for different recipes.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Height
17.1" (43.4 cm)
Width 7.8" (19.8 cm)
Depth 9.1" (23.0 cm)
Weight
10.1 lbs (4.6 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Vitamix Propel 750 is lighter than some other Vitamix blenders, like the Vitamix A3500 and the Vitamix Professional Series 750. Like most full-size blenders, it's easier to store on your counter than in a cupboard or shelf.

9.0
Design
Build Quality

It has a fantastic build quality. The base is made of solid, sturdy plastic, with cast aluminum gears on the motor base and jar. There's a rubber 'centering pad' that sits on top of the motor base to help stabilize the jar, which you can remove for cleaning. The motor body sits on four plastic feet, and you can wrap the cable up underneath. It has a similar build to other Vitamix blenders, like the Vitamix A3500. However, it's not as well-built as some models, like the Vitamix 7500, which has more durable metal siding around the bottom of the motor base.

9.0
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
64.0 oz (1,893 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

The main pitcher has a 64oz capacity, so it's well-suited for making multiple servings at once. It has embossed measuring marks in ounces, cups, and milliliters. The Vitamix Propel 510, a cheaper blender in the same product line, is more compact overall and comes with a 48oz main jar.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The jar, both parts of the lid, tamper, and 'centering pad' are dishwasher-safe. Unlike the Vitamix Professional Series 750, which has a very similar design otherwise, all of the blender's components are dishwasher-safe.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The four blades are fixed in the jar and quite sharp. They aren't as super-sharp as the blades on Ninja blenders like the Ninja Mega Kitchen System since factors like power and a faster blending speed are more important for smoothly blending ingredients. They aren't meant to be removed, as doing so voids the warranty.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

You can remove the center piece of the lid to add ingredients or use the tamper. It's held in place by two tabs that fit onto the lip of the jar. Unlike the lids that come with 'Ascent' blenders like the Vitamix A3500, it's made of opaque plastic instead of clear, making it harder to see down into the blender to check on the vortex without taking off the lid.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
Yes
Cord Length
5.9 ft (1.8 m)

The power cord is long, which is nice if your kitchen is short on outlets. The cord length is the same as 'Legacy' blenders' like the Vitamix 5200, instead of the shorter 3.9 ft (1.8 m) cable that 'Ascent' series blenders have. You can store the cable by wrapping it up under the blender.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • Owner's manual and recipe booklet
  • Tamper
  • 64 oz pitcher
  • 2-part lid

Performance
9.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
10
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

It's superb for small batches of fibrous ingredients. It quickly blends ingredients like kale for single-serve recipes like smoothies without a huge amount of splattering. The result is a nearly perfectly smooth puree, except for some very small leftover grains. It's also a little bubbly or airy compared to some blenders.

10
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
10
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

It's fantastic for processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. Using the highest speed setting, it only takes a couple of minutes to blend a big batch of ingredients for multiple servings of smoothies or a broccoli soup recipe. It makes a virtually perfect smooth puree with no grains.

10
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
10
Crushed Ice Texture
10

It's incredible for crushing ice. Using pulse mode, it easily pulverizes ice cubes into powdery ice, which is ideal for blended margaritas or slushies.

9.8
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
9.5
Nut Butter Texture
10

It's fantastic for making nut butter. If you blend using one of the higher speed settings, it can pull all the ingredients into the vortex without any need to use the tamper. It's better to use a high speed (around 7 or 8 on the dial) but not the highest possible speed because max speed can result in all the ingredients getting flung away from the blades. You need to scrape the sides of the jar with a spatula to ensure everything gets processed completely, but overall it's a very easy process, and the result is very well-blended, smooth nut butter.

5.6
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
98.4 dB

Like similarly-designed Vitamix blenders, like the Vitamix Professional Series 750, it's very loud. You don't have to blend for very long for the noise to become irritating. Many full-size blenders are much quieter, like the Vitamix A3500 or Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
1,400 RPM
Max Speed
22,500 RPM
Power
1,400 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

It has a wide range of speed settings, like other Vitamix blenders, and the speed dial rotates smoothly without set increments. It's possible to start at a low speed to slowly incorporate ingredients or avoid splashing, and the higher speed settings help with blending smooth purees or even heating ingredients.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
Yes
Speed Presets
0
Speed Dial
Yes
Hot Blending
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
5
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

Vitamix's 'Propel' blenders don't have screens or digital displays, unlike 'Ascent' series blenders. They have a design similar to 'Legacy' blenders like the Vitamix 5200 or Vitamix 7500, with just a speed dial, pulse switch, power switch, plus an on/off switch. You can push down on the pulse switch to blend and release to stop, which makes it easy to manually pulse. The speed dial has markings for speeds 1-10, but it's stepless, meaning you can make small adjustments to the blending speed. There are also five automatic blending programs you can select with the dial. The programs stop the blender automatically at the end. The 'Soup' program heats ingredients with friction from the blades - liquid will be steaming by the end.

  • Smoothie: 50 seconds
  • Frozen Dessert: 55 seconds
  • Soup: 5min 45 seconds
  • Spreads: 60 seconds
  • Cleaning: 35 seconds

7.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's easy to clean. The 'Cleaning' program lasts 35 seconds and helps remove residue from the blades and jar. You need to scrub the underside of the lid and the jar's walls if you're working with something sticky like nut butter. You also have to scrub the blades, which requires extra care because they're sharp and non-removable. Still, it's not too time-consuming if you run the cleaning cycle first and use a brush with a handle.