Buying Guides to Choose The Best Vitamix Blender for You

which vitamix to buy

- Last updated on December 27th, 2018 -

Perhaps now you have decided to buy a Vitamix blender, but you still have some questions in your mind, which Vitamix model to buy? What is the best Vitamix blender that fit for me?

Some of you may be wondering if do I need to buy the most expensive one? Frankly said it is not always true. it all depends on what your need and your budgets.

There are more than 20 models of Vitamix Blender on the market. With all the good reputations comes from Vitamix, you should not make any mistake by choosing any one of them

So without further ado let’s check the recommended Vitamix model for you.

What are the Vitamix Models that Can be Your Option?

There are five Vitamix Series that are designed to have their own specificity which are:

  • Vitamix S-Series: Space saving blenders or personal blender type (Vitamix S30 or S50)
  • Vitamix Classic Series: Including Vitamix C-Series and  Vitamix G-Series (Vitamix 5000, 5200, 5300, 7500, Professional Series 750 and 780)
  • Vitamix Ascent Series: The latest Smart System blender series (Vitamix A2300, A2500, A3300, and A3500)
  • Vitamix Commercial Series: Specialize for commercial usage (The Quiet One®, Drink Machine Advance®, Drink Machine Two-Speed, T&G® 2 Blending Station®, and Blending Station® Advance®)
  • Vitamix Explorian Series: The old models of Vitamix blender (Vitamix E310 / E320)

Besides all those series, there still another option where you can get the refurbished model of Vitamix which still meet their standard quality but comes with cheaper prices from the brand new one.

Best Vitamix Blenders to Choose

1. Vitamix 5200

Vitamix classic series 5200

If there is a Vitamix C-series which most attractive to buy then it is Vitamix 5200. This is a model which Vitamix released in 2007 as a successor of the flagship model Vitamix 5000.

If you are familiar with Vitamix blender you may think that this model is very basic in term of design, meanwhile, if you are new with Vitamix blender then you should able to notice the build quality and the high-end materials on this blender.

The performance of this blender is far than enough, the engine able to produce 2.0 Horsepower in peak level which is more or less 2 times higher than a regular blender in the market.

The Vitamix 5200 has 4 packages which are Standard Package, Super Package, Deluxe Package, and Compact Packages. The only difference between those packages is on the container type and size.

I would say that this should be your first choice if you are planning to upgrade to the high-end blender. It should not a big deal for you when you operate this blender, the controls are pretty straightforward which almost same as the other blender you can find in the market.

Pros
  • Affordable price
  • Comes with various container size
Cons
  • Pretty basic design
  • There is no pre-programmed setting

2. Vitamix Professional 750

best vitamix pro series

If you asked me personally what is your favorite Vitamix blender? then I will answer Vitamix Pro 750, especially the copper series.

This model can be categorized as a premium model of Vitamix C-Series. And I believe it is hard to not fall in love with the metal exteriors sleek design on its body.

This model also has a bigger motor than 5200 since It has a 2.2 HP motor. But what makes a big difference is this model has five pre-programmed settings which allow you automatically handle Smoothies, Hot Soups, Frozen Desserts, Purees, and Self-Cleaning.

Beside the pre-programmed settings, there is something special on this model that Vitamix Pro 750 comes with 64-ounce low-profile container which is perfect to do any other kinds of tasks than just make smoothies. With the wider size of the container it makes you easier to prepare your plant-based meal, knead a dough, make your sauces, and many more. This is why this blender comes with “Profesional” words on the model name.

Pros
  • There are five pre-programmed settings
  • Perfect for professional user
  • Sleek and premium design
Cons
  • Relatively expensive

3. Vitamix Ascent A3500

best Vitamix Ascent Series

It took a while for Vitamix to answer the market demand which looking for a modern design with touchscreen controls. Finally, In 2017, Vitamix launched four models in their new Ascent Series which known as their smart system blender.

All Ascent series blenders come with a 2.2 horsepower motor and among all models in this series, Vitamix Ascent A3500 is the one takes the seat for one of the top recommended Vitamix blenders.

The biggest differences between this series with the other series are: the control buttons and the container which is now has a new SELF-DETECT™ technology which recognizes the containers and automatically adjusts blend settings to maximum blending times.

What really amazing with new Ascent series is the warranty. Vitamix gives 10-year warranty for all of their Vitamix Ascent series which is so far the longest one among the other Vitamix series.

If you are someone who loves about technology, and gadget minded this probably the most attractive Vitamix blender that will complete your smart electronic appliances at your home.

Pros
  • There are five pre-programmed settings
  • Modern touch controls
  • Comes with 10-year warranty
Cons
  • Body looks plasticky

4. Vitamix S50

Vitamix S50

For you who prefer to have a compact blender then Vitamix S50 must be your best choice. Like other than personal blender this blender comes with simple controls to operate this blender.

The design is very sleek and compact, It has user-friendly variable speed control and 2 pre-programmed settings which is very easy to operate.

Since Vitamix S50 model categorized as a personal blender it comes with relatively small containers which are: 40 oz container and 20 oz travel cup.

Even this model is part of the C-Series model, it comes with a smaller machine than the other C-Series blender. It equipped with an 840-watt motor that guarantee can help you to blend your smoothies in a matter of seconds.

If you are looking for a compact blender to help you make smoothies, protein shakes or cold concoction Vitamix S50 is the best choice for you. With the 5-years warranty from Vitamix, this blender can be your great investment.

Pros
  • Best for personal use comes with a travel cup
  • Easy to store in your cabinet
Cons
  • Not for someone who likes to use a blender for high demanded tasks

5. Vitamix 36019 – The Quiet One®

recommeded vitamix commercial type

As we know Vitamix is a very powerful blender, the strength of the motor is something that you don’t need to doubt about, that said also means that all Vitamix blenders tend to be noisy when operated.

What special on this model is it has a sound enclosure with vibration-dampening technology which secured by magnets and can be easy disassembled when cleaning the blender.

Even though Vitamix 36019 is a part of Vitamix Commercial Series which intended for commercial use only, this blender can be a good alternative for you who had an issue with the sounds of blender specially in the morning.

For an example, if you live in an apartment and don’t want to disturb your partner in the morning when you are making a smoothie, then Vitamix 36019 can be a perfect option for you.

This model comes with 1,800-watt powers that can produce 3.0 Horsepower in peak level, the biggest than the other 4 models I have mentioned before.

Along with 6 optimized programs, 34 available settings, and automatic shut-down features makes this blender the best choice for someone who is looking for more than just a high quality blender.

Pros
  • Huge power of motor
  • Has a seal enclosure to damp the sounds
Cons
  • Price is very high

The Conclusion of Which Vitamix Models Best for You?

First of all, we should all agree that Vitamix is a premium blender that designed to give you better experiences and quality than other regular blenders.

We cannot also deny that the higher quality means the higher price. That is why the first thing that I really suggest for you who want to buy Vitamix blender is to check on the price and get the one recommended models above that match your budget.

If you have a decent budget then I would suggest you to get the Vitamix Pro 750, the quality and the design will never let you down. But if you have limited budget Vitamix 5200 could be your best option, it is a bit old model but that also means the price already discounted.

And last if you still want to get your best model of Vitamix but want to get the cheaper price than the regular price, then you should check their certified refurbished version. They have a strict control system to follow before they release their refurbished blenders.

Finally, I hope this guide can help you to find your favorite Vitamix that will bring you a satisfaction!

Andrew is a blending enthusiast for over 5 years. Recently he manages BlenderVersus.com to provide a well-researched, unbiased and accurate alternative resource platform for all aspects to do with blending and juicing.
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