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Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 29, 2022 at 10:37 am
Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance Picture
9.2
Multi-Purpose
9.4
Smoothies (Single Serving)
9.5
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
9.1
Ice Crushing
9.6
Soups
8.8
Professional Use
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Power
1,500 W
Hot Blending
Yes

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is a high-end blender with a 64-ounce jar, a 2-part lid, and a tamper. Like many other products from Wolf Gourmet, which also makes other appliances like ovens and kettles, it has a bright red control dial. You can switch it out for another color if you choose since black and stainless steel options are also included. This blender doesn't include many extra accessories, but it can hot blend and comes with an 'Emulsion Cup' that helps with gradually adding liquids to a recipe. It has a wide range of speeds and a few automatic blending programs.

Our Verdict

9.2 Multi-Purpose

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is fantastic for multi-purpose use. It's very sturdy and comes with a 64-ounce jar with a 2-part lid. It does an outstanding job of processing fibrous ingredients like leafy greens into a silky-smooth puree, so you can use it to make well-blended soups or smoothies. It's great for processing hard ingredients like nuts and makes snow-like crushed ice. It can also hot blend and heat ingredients. There's only one jar included, but it comes with an 'Emulsion Cup' that you can use to gradually add liquids for recipes like hollandaise sauce.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Makes snow-like ice.
  • Ηot blends.
Cons
  • Βulky design.
9.4 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is superb for single-serve smoothies. It can make a silky smooth blend with small batches of fibrous ingredients, meaning it can make a well-blended smoothie even if your recipe includes leafy greens or seeds. It also makes snow-like crushed ice. It doesn't come with any personal jars, especially for single-serves, but the main jar is easy to clean by hand and dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Fantastic at processing fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes snow-like ice.
Cons
  • Βulky design.
9.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is outstanding for making multiple servings of smoothies. If you fill the 64-ounce jar to its full capacity, it makes an extremely smooth blend with ingredients like kale, so it's very well-suited for making smoothies for the whole family. It can crush ice for frozen drinks like blended cocktails, too. It's easy to clean by hand, and the jar and lid are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Fantastic at processing fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes snow-like ice.
  • Βig capacity.
Cons
  • Βulky design.
9.1 Ice Crushing

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is a fantastic ice crusher. It's very well-built and doesn't take very long to make snow-like crushed ice. Manually pulsing works better than the automatic 'Ice Crush' blending program, so it's a slightly more hands-on process than some blenders.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Makes snow-like ice.
Cons
  • Βulky design.
9.6 Soups

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is incredible for soup. Its 64-ounce jar can process most recipes in one batch. You can use it to process hot ingredients right from the pan or use the 'Soup' program to heat room temperature food as it blends. It makes a very smooth puree of fibrous ingredients, meaning it can produce a silky soup or sauce. The 2-part lid lets you add ingredients mid-blend and comes with an 'Emulsion Cup' that helps with adding liquids gradually. The jar is very easy to clean by hand or dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Fantastic at processing fibrous ingredients.
  • Ηot blends.
Cons
  • Βulky design.
8.8 Professional Use

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is great for professional use. It's very well-built and offers a versatile performance since it can hot blend, crush ice, and make a smooth puree with fibrous ingredients. It's also well-suited for processing hard ingredients like nuts, although its design is a little inconvenient when you need to stir the mixture because the tamper doesn't reach the sides of the jar. Otherwise, it's on the quiet side for a full-size blender and has a wide variety of speed settings.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Βig capacity.
Cons
  • Βulky design.
  • 9.2 Multi-Purpose
  • 9.4 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 9.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 9.1 Ice Crushing
  • 9.6 Soups
  • 8.8 Professional Use
  1. Updated Sep 29, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 26, 2022: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance comes in one variant with a stainless-steel-wrapped motor base. There's a choice of red, black, or stainless steel control dials included. You can see the label for the unit we tested here. If you come across another variant, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is a high-end full-size blender. The manufacturer makes a variety of other kitchen appliances and one other blender, the High-Performance Blender, an even pricier model with a digital display. The Pro-Performance is in the same price range as Vitamix models like the A2500 or A3500 and offers a premium build quality as well as a similar performance overall, but is a bit less noisy. The 'Emulsion Cup' is an unusual feature that helps with adding liquids gradually. Its blunt blade design makes it easier to clean by hand. However, its tamper isn't always helpful when you're processing thick mixtures like nut butter, and the lid requires some force to remove. Also, unlike other manufacturers like Vitamix or KitchenAid, Wolf doesn't currently sell additional jars or attachments for the blender, which may be a downside if you want accessories like personal jars for smoothies.

If you want to check out other options, see our recommendations for the best blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best blenders for frozen drinks.

Vitamix A3500

The Vitamix A3500 is better than the Wolf Pro-Performance. The two blenders perform similarly, but the Vitamix makes better-blended nut butter and crushed ice with a more uniform texture. Some may also prefer it because it has a digital blending time indicator and a programmable timer. The Wolf has dull-edged blades that make it easier to clean by hand. It also comes with an 'Emulsion Cup' that fits into the lid and helps with adding liquid gradually.

Vitamix Professional Series 750

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 and the Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance have similar performances, though the Vitamix still has a slight edge. The Vitamix has a somewhat sturdier build and does a slightly better job of making crushed ice and nut butter. In contrast, the Wolf is quieter. Its blunt-edged blades help make it easier to clean by hand, so some may prefer it. 

Vitamix A3300

The Vitamix A3300 and the Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance have different strengths, and you may prefer either. The A3300 is a bit better for crushing ice and making nut butter. It has a digital display with a programmable timer. On the other hand, the Wolf is somewhat quieter when it's running and easier to clean by hand. It's also a little more convenient for making single-serve smoothies.

Vitamix A2500

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is better than the Vitamix A2500. The Wolf is quieter, easier to clean by hand, and does a better job crushing ice and processing fibrous ingredients. It comes with an 'Emulsion Cup' accessory that helps with gradually adding liquids to recipes. However, the Vitamix makes smoother nut butter and has a somewhat better build quality.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Height
17.0" (43.2 cm)
Width 7.4" (18.8 cm)
Depth 9.3" (23.6 cm)
Weight
11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is a fairly bulky blender, so you probably need to store it on your counter unless you have a spacious cupboard.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance has excellent build quality. The motor body has stainless steel siding. The transmission on the motor body and gear is metal, and the rest of the body is plastic. The jar pad sits on top of the motor body and is removable, so you can easily rinse off any drips or spills. You can also remove the control dial if you want to clean underneath it or if you want to switch the red dial to another color (there are black and stainless steel options included). The four plastic feet under the motor base help keep it from moving around on your counter when it's running. The jar and other accessories also feel solid. However, the motor base is fingerprint prone, which can look less clean and refined. The buttons on the base aren't very clicky, so they have a less premium feel than the rest of the machine.

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

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance's main jar has a big 64-ounce capacity.

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

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance's jar is made of plastic and is dishwasher-safe, along with the lid, tamper, emulsion cup, and filler cup.

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

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance uses four blunt blades, unlike Vitamix models like the Vitamix A2500, which have sharp-edged blades. You can't remove them from the jar, but the jar can go in the dishwasher.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance's main jar comes with a 2-part lid, so you can remove the center piece to use the tamper or add more ingredients. Unfortunately, the lid is a bit difficult to remove from the jar. You can get a grip on it near where the jar spout is, but you need to pull pretty hard to break the seal and get the lid off. This also risks splashes, so you need to be careful, especially if you're preparing hot food.

The lid's center piece has measuring marks at 50 mL and 2 oz. There's also an 'Emulsion Cup' included that you can use in place of the centerpiece when you want to gradually add liquid to your recipe. It's shaped like a funnel and has a small hole at the bottom that liquid can drip through. It can be useful for recipes like hollandaise sauce when you need to add melted butter in a steady stream instead of all at once. Keep in mind that you can't use the emulsion cup when you're blending hot ingredients, though.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
3.3 ft (1.0 m)

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance's power cord is similar in length to other models like the KitchenAid K400 or Vitamix A2500. It's long enough to reach an outlet near your counter, but it's not particularly long like the Vitamix 7500's.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • 64 oz jar
  • 2-part lid with center piece ('Filler Cap')
  • 'Emulsion Cup'
  • Tamper
  • User manual

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

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is fantastic for processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. It makes a virtually perfectly smooth puree with small batches of ingredients like kale. It's a really easy process, since it doesn't take long, and if you start at a low speed and ramp up, you don't need to use the tamper or scrape the jar walls.

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

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance does an outstanding job of processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. Like with smaller batches, it makes an extremely smooth puree with fibrous ingredients like kale. It's also a very easy process, since you can simply start at low speed and ramp up to high.

9.2
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
8.5
Crushed Ice Texture
9.5

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is a superb ice crusher. It makes very snow-like crushed ice, with just a few icy bits. The 'Ice Crush' blending program works okay, but left one cube unprocessed when we tried it. That may not always be an issue depending on how many ice cubes you use, but manually pulsing gives you more control and produces the best results.

8.1
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
7.5
Nut Butter Texture
8.5

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is great for making nut butter. It fully processes nuts into easily spreadable butter. The texture is mostly smooth, with some crunchy parts. However, the tamper isn't much help because it can't reach the sides of the jar. You need to stop the blender a few times, remove the lid and use a spatula to scrape any stuck ingredients down towards the blades.

7.5
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
91.1 dB

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is quiet compared to many full-size blenders we've tested, including other high-end models like the Vitamix A2500 or Βlendtec Designer 725. Of course, like all blenders, it's still noisy. If you want your blender to be as quiet as possible, you may prefer something with a noise dome, like the Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
1,100 RPM
Max Speed
20,000 RPM
Power
1,500 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance has a wide range of speed settings, so you can easily fine-tune the blending speed to suit a recipe or start at a low speed and gradually ramp up.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
0
Speed Dial
Yes
Hot Blending
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
4
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance has a distinctive red control dial. Instead of clicking between preset speed settings, it turns smoothly, meaning you can make small adjustments to the blending speed. It's similar to Vitamix models like the Vitamix A2500 or A3500. There's also a button for pulse mode that will pulse at the speed you select with the dial, unlike many blenders that pulse at maximum speed. There are four blending programs that run the blender for different lengths of time and at different speeds: 'Smoothie', 'Ice Crush', 'Puree', and 'Soup'. The 'Soup' mode heats ingredients with friction from the blades, so you can use it to prepare hot soup with room temperature ingredients.

8.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is very easy to clean by hand. Running the blender with soap and water in the jar doesn't remove as much sticky residue from the sides of the jar as it does with other blenders like the Vitamix Professional Series 750, and you need to use a sponge to wipe the jar, lid, and blades. The lid and blades require some extra scrubbing, but overall it's a quick and easy process, especially because the blunt blades are easier to clean around than sharper ones.

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