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Vitamix Venturist Pro Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 10, 2024 at 01:03 pm
Vitamix Venturist Pro Picture
9.2
Multi-Purpose
8.5
Smoothies (Single Serving)
9.6
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
9.7
Ice Crushing
9.6
Soups
9.3
Professional Use

The Vitamix Venturist Pro is a high-end blender that comes with a 64oz jar and a 2-part lid. Price-wise, it falls in the middle of Vitamix's lineup of full-size blenders and doesn't have any onboard blending programs. Unlike the Vitamix Venturist V1200, you can only program the timer through the Vitamix Perfect Blend app, which also gives you access to blending programs. It only comes with one jar included, but if you want additional jars and accessories, it's compatible with 'Ascent' series accessories, so you can buy plenty of different jars and attachments, like a food processor and a personal jar.

Our Verdict

9.2 Multi-Purpose

The Vitamix Venturist Pro is superb for multi-purpose use. It's very well-built and produces fantastic results with a variety of recipes, whether you're making nut butter or hummus, crushing ice for cocktails, or blending fibrous ingredients in smoothies and soups. It only comes with one 64oz jar, so blending smaller amounts of ingredients requires extra effort because ingredients can splash up the sides of the jar.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
  • Outstanding build quality.
  • Easy to use for recipes like nut butter.
Cons
  • Smaller amounts splash around in the jar.
  • Somewhat loud.
8.5 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Vitamix Venturist Pro is excellent for single-serve smoothies. This isn't the best use for this blender since it only comes with a 64oz jar, and if you use it to blend smaller volumes, the ingredients tend to splash up the sides of the jar. This means you need to stop and scrape the jar with a spatula for the best results, and since the ingredients will start to warm up after a few minutes, it produces slightly worse results. It still makes a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients like kale, so it can produce fantastic single-serve smoothies.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
  • Outstanding build quality.
Cons
  • Smaller amounts splash around in the jar.
  • Somewhat loud.
9.6 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Vitamix Venturist Pro is incredible for multiple servings of smoothies. If you fill the 64oz jar to full capacity, it only takes a minute to make a virtually perfectly smooth blend with ingredients like leafy greens and fruit. It also easily crushes ice cubes, so it's very well-suited for making big batches of smoothies and other drinks like slushies and blended cocktails.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Outstanding build quality.
Cons
  • Somewhat loud.
9.7 Ice Crushing

The Vitamix Venturist Pro is a fantastic ice crusher. It's very sturdy, with metal gears on both the jar and motor base. Using its dedicated pulse switch, it can crush a big batch of ice cubes into snow-like crushed ice in seconds.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
  • Outstanding build quality.
Cons
  • Somewhat loud.
9.6 Soups

The Vitamix Venturist Pro is fantastic for soups. You can use its 64oz jar to blend hot ingredients, and it makes a nearly perfectly smooth blend with big batches of fibrous ingredients like leafy greens and broccoli. The jar is big enough to fit a full recipe in one batch.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Outstanding build quality.
Cons
  • Somewhat loud.
9.3 Professional Use

The Vitamix Venturist Pro is fantastic for professional use. It's sturdier than most blenders, with metal gears on the motor base and jar. It's easy to use for most recipes, from ice crushing to soups to thicker mixtures like nut butter. It's not as good for blending smaller amounts of ingredients for something like a single-serve smoothie.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Outstanding build quality.
  • Easy to use for recipes like nut butter.
Cons
  • Somewhat loud.
  • 9.2 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.5 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 9.6 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 9.7 Ice Crushing
  • 9.6 Soups
  • 9.3 Professional Use
  1. Updated May 10, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated May 06, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated May 01, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Apr 08, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Mar 22, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This blender only comes in one color. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

We've also tested the Vitamix Venturist V1200, which is a variant available at Costco that features an onboard programmable timer and comes with a personal jar. That model performs slightly differently.

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

Compared To Other Blenders

The Vitamix Venturist Pro falls in the mid-range of Vitamix's lineup. Unlike 'Legacy' models like the Vitamix 5200, it has a digital display that shows how long you've been blending. It offers a wide range of speed settings but no onboard blending programs. Unlike the similar Vitamix Venturist V120, its onboard controls don't include a programmable timer. You can access a timer feature and blending programs by connecting it to the Vitamix Perfect Blend app. Overall, it offers a fantastic performance for most recipes, but it doesn't include a personal jar like the Vitamix Venturist V1200, and as a result, it isn't quite as good for single-serve blends.

If you're looking for a recommendation, check out the best Vitamix blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best blenders.

Vitamix A3500

The Vitamix A3500 is a bit better than the Vitamix Venturist Pro. It has an onboard programmable timer and blending programs, while you can only access those features via a companion app with the Pro. It's also better at processing smaller volumes of fibrous ingredients using its 'Smoothie' blending program. Otherwise, both models have a similarly versatile performance and fantastic build quality.

Vitamix Venturist V1200

The Vitamix Venturist V1200 and the Vitamix Venturist Pro are variants with small differences in controls and features. They share a fantastic build quality and a versatile performance. The V1200 comes with a personal jar that makes it more convenient to use for blending smaller amounts of ingredients, like for a single-serve smoothie. You can also program its timer using the onboard controls, while the Pro only offers that feature via its companion app.

Vitamix Propel 510

The Vitamix Propel 510 and the Vitamix Venturist Pro have different strengths. The Propel is smaller and comes with a 48oz jar versus the Venturist's 64oz jar. As a result, the Propel is a little easier to use to blend smaller batches of ingredients, like for a single-serve smoothie. The Propel's controls include onboard blending programs. However, the Venturist has a digital display that shows how long you've been blending. It's compatible with an app that offers blending programs and lets you set a timer. It's also compatible with a wide range of additional jars since it works with any 'Ascent' series jars and attachments sold by Vitamix.

Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance and the Vitamix Venturist Pro are similar blenders, but each has its own strengths. The Vitamix is a better ice crusher and makes smoother, creamier nut butter. It has better build quality, as its controls have a more premium feel. The Wolf is quieter and better at processing smaller batches of fibrous ingredients. Its controls include automatic blending programs, while the Vitamix only offers manual blending unless you connect with the Vitamix Perfect Blend app. However, the performance differences are minor, and both blenders do a great job with most recipes.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Height
17.2" (43.6 cm)
Width 8.0" (20.4 cm)
Depth 10.4" (26.5 cm)
Weight
12.7 lbs (5.8 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

It's pretty big and heavy, so it's best stored on a counter where you plan to use it instead of on a shelf or in a cupboard.

9.5
Design
Build Quality

Its build quality is fantastic. The gears on the jar and motor base are made of durable metal. The base has rubber feet and a thick removable rubber pad that helps keep the jar in place, although it does tend to wobble a bit when blending. The jar is made of sturdy Tritan plastic, and its lid snaps on easily. When it comes to the controls, the display is bright and visible, while the switches and speed dial are intuitive.

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

It comes with a 64oz pitcher, which is big enough for multiple servings of smoothies or a full batch of soup.

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

The jar and 2-part lid are made of dishwasher-safe plastic.

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

It has four sharp blades that aren't removable from the jar. The jar can go in the dishwasher, but if you're cleaning it by hand, you'll need a brush to properly clean the blades.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

The 2-part lid has two clips to keep it in place on the jar. It's easy to attach and remove. The center piece is removable so that you can add ingredients mid-blend.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
Yes
Cord Length
3.5 ft (1.1 m)

The power cord is slightly shorter than the Vitamix Venturist V1200's but will still reach a nearby outlet. You can wrap it under the blender when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Vitamix Venturist Pro
  • 64oz jar
  • 2-part lid
  • Tamper
  • Manuals and recipe book

Performance
8.4
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
6.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.0

It's excellent for processing fibrous ingredients in its main pitcher. Smaller amounts of ingredients will splash up the sides of the jar, so you have to scrape the sides a few times to get the best results. There are some tiny unprocessed bits by the time the smoothie starts to warm up from friction, but the final texture is still fantastic. The Vitamix Venturist V1200 comes with a smaller personal jar that can handle smaller batches of fibrous ingredients faster and better. You can also buy a personal jar from Vitamix that works with this blender.

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

It's outstanding for processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. If you add enough ingredients, splashing isn't a problem, so you don't need to stop and scrape the jar, and nothing gets stuck on the walls and lid away from the blades. After about one minute of blending, it makes a virtually perfectly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients like kale.

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

It's fantastic for crushing ice. It can crush a batch of 12 ice cubes in about 30 seconds using the pulse switch. The result is snow-like ice, and there's no ice built up under the blades.

9.0
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
7.5
Nut Butter Texture
10

It's incredible for making nut butter. To get the best results, you must vary the speed, use the tamper to push the ingredients toward the blades, and stop the blender to scrape the jar a few times. It takes some time, but it's an easy process overall. The result is very creamy, smooth nut butter.

7.3
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
92.1 dB

It's on the loud side for a full-size blender, similar to other Vitamix models like the Vitamix A2500. It's not extremely loud, but if you want a quieter high-end blender, you might prefer the Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
1,400 RPM
Max Speed
22,500 RPM
Power
1,440 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

It has a wide range of speed settings, so you can start slow to avoid over-blending or use the maximum speed for the silkiest smoothies and soups. The Vitamix A3500 has a slightly faster maximum blending speed, which can help it process recipes a little faster.

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
0
Blending Time Indicator
Yes
Programmable Timer
No

It has simple controls, consisting of a speed dial with ten settings and a switch for pulse mode. The dial rotates smoothly, so you're not restricted to ten preset speeds. Unlike higher-end models like the Vitamix A3500, the onboard controls don't include a programmable timer or blending programs. However, you can connect the blender to the Perfect Blend app to access blending programs or set a custom timer if you want the blender to stop automatically. The blender won't save the custom timer, so you'll have to use the app every time you want to use that feature.

7.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's easy to clean. Running the blender with soap and water in the jar helps wash away sticky ingredients. You need to wipe the lid and jar with a sponge and use a brush to properly clean the blades at the bottom of the jar.