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LAST UPDATED: June 11th, 2024

Vitamix is a family-owned company that has been designing, developing, and producing the world’s best performing and most reliable blending solutions through advanced technology for 99 years. The company’s blenders can be found beyond the United States in more than 130 countries as well as 125,000 commercial chain locations, the top 50 restaurants in the world, and in more than 150 culinary schools.

In addition to commercial use blenders, Vitamix offers three different series for home use: smart system, classic, and space-saving blenders. The company has won an extensive amount of awards dating back to 2013 with its most recent achievements including the following:

  • The Knot 2019 Registry Award
  • Silver Winner in the 2019 International Best in Biz Award
  • 2018 Parents Seal of Approval

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The Good

  • Built to Last
  • Versatile Usage
  • Convenient and Simple 
  • Unique Design for Smoother Blend
  • 5-Year and 10-Year Warranties
  • Discounts and Donations

Built to Last

Vitamix’s blenders are built to last through years of use in the kitchen. The blades are composed of aircraft-grade stainless steel and designed to handle the most difficult ingredients maintaining consistent quality each use. Dedicated to creating long lasting motors in its blenders, Vitamix engineers have worked for decades to optimize airflow circulation around the motor providing a quieter and more reliable blender.

Vitamix also uses a metal drive system to connect the container to the base extending the lifespan of its blenders. Additionally, Vitamix blenders prevent overheating through an overload protection. Vitamix’s durability is evident though blenders becoming family heirlooms that are passed down through generations.

Versatile Usage

Vitamix blenders aim to make homemade, healthy foods easy. There is a vast variety of techniques available included in each of its models. These include: 

  • Hot soups
  • Baby food
  • Flours and dough
  • Nut butters
  • Frozen desserts
  • Batters
  • Dressings and sauces
  • Non-dairy milks
  • Dips and spreads
  • Minced, chopped, shredded, and grated kitchen prep 

On the company’s website, consumers can access recipes ranging from Basil Walnut Pesto to Gluten-Free Bean Flour to make with their Vitamix blender. 

Convenient and Simple

While other blenders require different attachments to achieve a similar versatility that Vitamix offers, Vitamix requires only one pitcher and a tamper, reducing additional pieces to clean and store. For a sophisticated blender, Vitamix provides user friendly controls. Users can adjust the speed manually through its 10 variable speeds. The pulse setting offers users control through a quick burst of power. Through the blender’s five automatic settings, users can walk away with assurance that the blend will not be over processed.

Every Vitamix comes with a tamper to efficiently process the thickest blends without any scraping required. Although the Vitamix is not dishwasher safe, it is self-cleaning by adding warm water and a couple drops of dish soap at the blender’s highest speed for about 60 seconds. 

Unique Design for Smoother Blend

Components of the Vitamix are designed to create its uniquely controlled vortex that proficiently folds ingredients back to the blades creating smoother blends. Through an independent, third-party test, Vitamix proved its high performance results by demonstrating the ability of its full-size blenders to break the cell walls of food providing smoother textures and enhanced flavors. 

5-Year and 10-Year Warranties

Vitamix stands by the quality of its blenders with notable warranties in the industry. Depending on the model selected, Vitamix blenders come with five-year or ten-year warranties that cover parts, performance, and return shipping both ways at no additional cost to the consumer. Other blender companies provide much more limited warranties for shorter periods of time and require the consumer to pay for shipping.  

Discounts and Donations

It is evident that Vitamix is passionate about the vitality of people’s lives through whole food nutrition as it works to make its blenders accessible to those who need them most. Vitamix offers discounts to parents of children who have feeding or swallowing challenges. The company also partners with 501(c)(3) organizations to make whole food nutrition more accessible. To receive more information concerning discounts and donations, qualifying consumers can contact customer service.

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The Bad

  • Expensive Price Tag

Expensive Price Tag

Vitamix blenders cost upwards of $350.00, making them some of the more expensive blenders on the market. This may price out some consumers who cannot afford the upfront cost of a Vitamix. However, Vitamix does provide certified reconditioned blenders for a discounted price. Vitamix blenders that are certified reconditioned go through a rigorous 17-step checklist, and once the blender is reconditioned, it goes through two additional inspections before it is available for sale.

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The Bottom Line

Vitamix blenders are some of the most high performing, durable, and versatile blenders on the market for commercial and home use. The merit of Vitamix is evident through its use throughout the world, both commercially and in the home, as well as the company’s 99 years of experience in the industry.

Although it is more expensive than other blenders on the market, Vitamix is unique in its robust warranties. Consumers can be assured that they will not need to buy another blender for five or ten years, potentially balancing out the cost for consumers that can afford one upfront. Vitamix also offers certified reconditioned blenders that have gone through a rigorous process for a discounted price that also include a warranty. 

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Subir

Their blenders are powerful. You can even make soup in your blender. The only thing which is annoying is their cup adapter. It's very bulky. Their need to figure out a better design. Horse Power in a blender is just awesome.

6 days ago

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Alejandro Contreras

I like how my Vitamix can prepare all my smoothies and also soups or ice cream, and also is very easy to clean just with water and soap and the level ten, I have 3 years with my Vitamix and I don't regret this decision.

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Dawn Grover

Five stars is the only option. Vitamix is the standard in blenders. We are a vegan family, so we Use our blender every single day. Fruit, smoothies, dressings, sauces, vegan meats, etc… This blender can handle it all. There is nothing that compares to a Vitamix, when making cashew cream or other types of dips or dressings. It is amazing how smooth and consistent this blender can make anything. Soups butters smoothies, you name it it's the gold standard worth every penny

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Robyn Odenville, AL

I purchased a vitamin from QVC and I love it. It is so versatile. You can make peanutbutter, soups, make smoothies, and more. I absolutely love it! Yes it's expensive but I've had mine for about 12 yrs and still going strong. Other blenders just aren't as good for certain tasks. QVC had payments so I could get it right then. Best kitchen appliance ever.

5 months ago

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Robert Lino

I am still using my grandmother's one. The product was built to last a long time. The one I have is approximately 60 years old and still works like it is brand new.

2 months ago

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Arooj Naeem

I recently acquired a Vitamix blender, and it has completely transformed my kitchen experience. Right off the bat, the build quality is evident – it's a robust and sturdy machine that feels like it's built to last. The sleek design is not just aesthetically pleasing; it's also practical, fitting seamlessly into my kitchen decor.

6 months ago Edited December 11, 2023

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Audrey Smith Powder Springs, GA

I love this blender. I have remanufactured one that I've had for years, after about a year or so I had a warranty issue, that I was shocked they handled, I can't remember what was wrong but it had to do with the jar, they sent a new one, no issues. I finally starting letting my son use it - couldn't let anything happen to my Vitamix.

6 months ago

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Quiana Varner Ashburn, VA

The 5200 model I have is excellent. I made the mistake of upgrading to a new A3500 and I hate it. Its supposed to have technology to know what type of pitcher but it doesn't recognize the Aer pitcher or Dry pitcher. It turns on when it feels like it. I've already sent it in for servicing once and I still has the same issues. If you get once get the original model.

8 months ago

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Robert Horn II Pahrump, NV

I wasted so much time and money buying a less expensive product and trying to get it to perform the tasks I needed it for. I did not know how much I needed this product. Do yourself a favor and invest in this Vitamix especially if you are making anything like vegan cheeses and/or sauces. There is a good price range, buy the best one you can afford. You will thank yourself for it!

9 months ago Edited September 15, 2023

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Mark Sanford Comfort, TX

We purchased our blender just on their name along, even though we did check out other brands. Vitamix's name (to us) has always been a leader in their field and we are very happy we decided on this brand. They are quick and helpful in responding to any help, advice or questions that we have had. We have since purchased an additional blender plus 2 of their mixers and all purchases have been great!

9 months ago

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Big Daddy Bang Bang

I have a Vitamix blender that has been in my home for over 13 years. It is a powerful, reliable, and very robust blender. It can make silky smooth blended smoothies, protein drinks, and is also a great food processor. My model has a central dial where you can precisely control the speed, although after years of use the dial tends to skip a bit as you turn up the speed....but the machine is over a decade old! It's a very minor issue and doesn't really affect the performance. Customer service said they would send me a newer model if I sent the old one in, but I don't want to exchange it because it was my dad's and he passed away 11 years ago...so I hold onto it for sentimental value. But it's a great machine and well worth the money! It'll last longer than you will....just ask my dad. Oh wait! You can't....cause he's dead!! HAHAHAHA!!!

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Kelsey T.L. Lansing, MI

Vitamix blenders have certainly upped my health game, providing nutrient-packed smoothies and drinks. However, the drawback is the price, which can be a bit steep. The quality is evident, but it may not fit everyone's budget. Overall, a four-star choice for health-conscious individuals willing to invest in their well-being.

7 months ago

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J Adams Charlotte, NC

My Vitamix is a beast. The best blender I have ever owned and should be the last one I will ever need. I had one issue when I first received my blender but their customer service was quick and professional in correcting the problem.

8 months ago

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Terri Neville Nashville, TN

Ever since we saw it demonstrated years ago, we have dreamed of owning one. Cyber Monday we saw a great deal and grabbed it. We are so happy and have never looked back. I can throw in whatever fresh or frozen fruit, veggies etc. and have a delicious, nutritious lunch in seconds without wasting any food. Easy clean up as well.

11 months ago

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Donald O'Malley San Francisco, CA

The blenders are expensive but have some features that we consider below the quality level we expect (although their customer service denies our concerns are justified): 1: the pour-spout on the container drips almost every time 2: the container is not snug on the body of the blender (as engineers know vibration is trouble) 3: the center spindle is not tight (as engineers know vibration is trouble) The thing is also incredibly noisy: put your hands over your ears ! ! ! ! Also: the cover of the container is a little difficult to clean. Other than THAT: the auto-smoothie setting is very helpful; the machine makes AMAZING 'ice cream' from frozen fruit; it makes HOT SOUP ! It seems a bit overpriced but the 7-year warranty somewhat compensates for that.

1 year ago

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Luke Swierczynski Troy, MI

These go on sale at Costco at least twice a year. HIGHLY recommend picking one up when they do. They're worth full price any day but 10-12% off is always a nice thing to get. Makes everything, and was surprised that you can literally make soup in this. I had to test it, sure it was loud and I'd likely never do it again, but it spins so fast and creates so much friction with the blades that it will heat whatever you're blending into piping hot soup. We made loaded baked potato soup in it. Aside from that we use it daily for protein shakes and smooties.

1 year ago

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Gabriel Bush San Antonio, TX

Great blender does exactly what it should. My only negative is that if I run it more than a minute straight it starts to smell like it is overheating. Not sure if this is a problem across all Vitamix machines or just mine.

7 months ago

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Michael Caslander Sunnyvale, CA

Love all the thing that can be done with this appliance! The warranty claim experience was and is very easy going and turn around to receive broken parts and or returned equipment is very quick.

8 months ago Edited September 26, 2023

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Vincent Glenview, IL

best home blender on the market. Works great for smoothies to sauces and marinades, hardly have to use my food processor anymore. Esay to clean and has lasted me years so far without any issues.

9 months ago

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Joseph Peterson Milwaukee, WI

LOVE! Fast and efficient. Easy to clean. At almost 10 years we had an issue with the motor. Vitamix shipped it back, fixed it and it has now worked another 5 years and still running fine.

10 months ago

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Mary Clifford Brewer Roanoke, VA

Before my Vitamix, I burned up so many lesser quality blenders that I now realize I should have just gone ahead with the Vitamix in the first place! I bought a reconditioned model, and have had it over 15 years. No issues at all!

1 year ago

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Ron Jaffe Orlando, FL

This blender is a beast - The model we have has been making breakfast smoothies for years and it keeps on blending. We had to send it back to Vitamix for an adjustment under warranty which they did without charge and they replaced the scratched up blender pitcher without charge.

1 year ago

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M DelBene Yonkers, NY

The best product on the market. It's expensive but it's well worth the money I use it in my restaurants and they're amazing

6 months ago

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Aaron Anderson

Effortless blending, robust performance, and sleek aesthetics. This blender delivers the perfect blend of quality and style. Highly recommended!

7 months ago Edited November 20, 2023

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Angela Baker Sykesville, MD

I love this blender!! I have had it for quite a few years and its still running strong, it can chop almost anything. I have done soups, smoothies, dips, and frozen drinks!

9 months ago

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Maya My McDonough, GA

So, my family blends a lot and my husband somehow destroys every blender with his thick protein smoothies. The power and capacity of the Vitamix is amazing and it hasn't broken (yet).

10 months ago

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Chef Cat A 2 Z Living Well Solutions White Plains, NY

The product Vitamix creates are high quality, however customer service has been more than lack luster. My job offered a payment plan after as a corporation we had a learning demo from the company through ERC (this was years ago prior to learning never to accept payment plans and just pay it off in full). Anyways their accounts receivable dropped the ball on fully collecting or integrating with my company and years later I learned they put me in collections over their mishap I knew nothing about. When I called to resolve it I was treated very poorly.

10 months ago

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Frankie Oxendine Fayetteville, NC

Without a doubt the absolute best blender, mixer, food processor on the planet, bar-none! We have had ours for 15yrs and it still works like a champ. My parents had one over 20yrs.

1 year ago

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Alicia Rivero Dallas, TX

Vitamix are the blenders that they use currently at Starbucks. They really take a lot of abuse and are easily repaired if there is an issue with them. I have always loved them and they work flawlessly.

1 year ago

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Natalie DeSimone Mays Landing, NJ

So when they say “you get what you pay for”, they were right!!!! This thing crushes it when it comes to anything! And makes it smooth and creamy no matter what it is!!!!

1 year ago

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Alisa Steinhauer Las Vegas, NV

Love my Vitamix, it works especially well in crushing ice!

3 months ago

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Gilda Plano, TX

Great product. Very expensive and can find comparable product for a lot less money.

5 months ago

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Raj R

Blender still works like new and has an attractive, a high quality built, design.

6 months ago

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Felicia Soldrich Allentown, PA

I absolutely love this product. I purchased my vitamix over 10 years ago and it is still working like new!

9 months ago

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Sean Hogan Bloomfield, CT

Have had mine for over ten years! I had to replace the speed control, bought on Amazon and installed myself. A great blender!

1 year ago

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Crystal Batavia, IL

Very expensive but the best! If you want a blender that will last forever this is the brand you want to get! Very happy with ours!

1 year ago

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Bobbie R. Byrd

Sturdy and hardworking. Wish it blended a little faster and more smoothly but it's a good buy for the money.

10 months ago

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Kerri Kirkland San Diego, CA

Had my Vitamix for a few years now and it works good, I'm not exactly sure what all the hype is about I think it works just a good as most other blenders but cost a lot more!

1 year ago

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Crystal B.

I was gifted a Vitamix blender and it was the best blender I ever used!

9 months ago

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Mark Flanders, CT

It's great blender. Versatile and very powerful. It has handled every task I've thrown at it.

11 months ago

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Ladie Lavender Eastsound, WA

I love my Vitamix, it is the third one that I own and I will never own another blender

1 year ago

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Rafah Alsakaf

Motor burned out after the 5th time of using it. I have had cheaper blenders that worked longer

5 months ago

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Diana Naperville, IL

I have had my Vitamix for 10 years, still going strong.

9 months ago

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Rebeka Melber Washington, DC

Insanely expensive. Works well but other products are comparable at a fraction of the cost.

1 year ago

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MBA Dallas, TX

Great product. Need to upgrade to a newer model. But it is a sturdy product. Durable.

1 year ago Edited February 27, 2023

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Elisa Miami, FL

AMAZING BLENDERS!! Highly recommend. Game changer! Worth every penny.

1 year ago