Vitamix comparisons blenders: The Best High-End Blenders of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

The Best High-End Blenders of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

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Battle of the blenders. .

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Our favorite blender is the Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade Blender. If you’re looking for a detailed comparison of the popular Vitamix blenders on the market right now, you can head here.

I can still remember the very first time I used a Vitamix blender in a professional restaurant kitchen. The first time I felt its raw power, the awesomeness of a fully analog control dial, the soups that flowed down my throat like the smoothest silk. If you’ve ever been awestruck by the texture of a purée or a soup in a fancy restaurant, odds are one of these machines was responsible. The good news is, they’re now easily available for the home cook. The bad news? There are many options, and they’re pricey. We’re talking at least $400.

For those kind of bucks, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best blender for your needs, and one that’s going to last through the years. I’ve spent the last several weeks putting a slate of blenders through their paces to bring you my two top recommendations: the Vitamix 5200 and the BlendTec Designer Series. Each is a fantastic option. Which one you select all depends on your personal needs. Read on for details.

Editor’s Note

One of our favorite high-end blenders, the Breville Boss Superblender, has been discontinued. We have removed it from this review, but you may see mentions of it throughout the text.

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The Winners, at a Glance


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This incredibly powerful, no-frills blender makes silky-smooth purées, soups, and smoothies, and, really, it can tackle any blending tasks. It’s expensive, yes, but for those looking to invest in a blender, this is hard to beat.


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This smaller, lighter blender is ideal for those with limited kitchen space. It’s still powerful, though: Crushing ice easily and performing on par with the Vitamix 5200 for soups and smoothies.

Why Do I Need a High-End Blender?

High-end blenders—those with a peak horsepower of two or higher—don’t come cheap. The most inexpensive models will cost you around $400. So why would you pay two to four times the price of a standard blender for something that performs pretty much the same tasks? Because a high powered blender simply does them better. Smoother soups and smoothies. Faster ice crushing. Grains that you can mill to your own specs. Fresh nut butters and purées. You get the idea.

The truth is, you probably don’t need one, but once you’ve had your first taste of a hot soup that’s as smooth as silk or a truly velvety, seed- and fiber-free smoothie, you’ll have a heck of a hard time going back.

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If you’ve ever had a blender completely conk out on you in a sputter of smoke and plastic dust, there’s another reason for you. It’s a factor that often gets overlooked in reviews, but customer testimony and years of use can offer some insight: High-end blenders are simply more durable and reliable. All three of the blenders that made our list feature solid metal gears on both the blender base and the jar. A metal-geared blender will last virtually forever, and these blenders have the seven-year warranties to prove it. Metal ball bearings in the blade enclosure also make for a more efficient blend and longer lifespan.

The Contenders

There are a ton of blenders out there at various price ranges, but for this test, I focused on high-powered blenders: blenders with a peak horsepower rating of at least two. I also set a price cap at $500, which priced out a few of BlendTec’s, Vitamix’s, and Waring’s most expensive models.

I’ll get into the details of the testing, but first here’s a quick glance at the two (still available) winners.

Key Specs for Our Favorite High-End Blenders
  Vitamix 5200  BlendTec Designer 
Price  $449 MSRP  $449.95 MSRP 
Controls  4/4 (true anolog)  3.5/4 (simulated analog with presets) 
Height  18 inches  15 inches 
Weight  10.5 pounds  8 pounds 
Container Size  64 ounces  88 ounces (unspecified max capacity)
Noise  Very Loud  Moderately Loud 
Automatic Smoothie Button  N/A  2.5/4
Manual Smoothies  4/4 4/4
Hot Soups  4/4  3. 5/4 
Mayonnaise  4/4  2.5/4 
Ice Crushing  1.5/4 (chunky)  4/4 
Frozen Drinks  4/4  3/4 
Grain Milling  3.5/4  4/4 
Thick Purees and Nut Butters  4/4  2.5/4 
Moist Raw Food Grinding  4/4  4/4 
Accessories  Tamper  N/A 
Best Features  Largest analog control range, easiest operation, best lid  Sleek touchscreen, super-side jar, best looking, easiest to clean 
Worst Features  Very large, hard to scrape bottom, no preset functions, loudest  Lots of splashing during blend, no tamper, lots of dripping during pours 
Warranty  7-Year Limited (Included) or 10-Year Extended ($75)  8-Year Limted 

The Testing

We all use blenders for different tasks at home. Some folks use them almost exclusively as smoothie machines. Some use them on the weekend to crush ice or make frozen drinks. People into raw foods use them to make smooth, raw-food soups and nut butters. A baker would use them to mill grains. As a former restaurant cook, my primary uses are blending hot soups and purées. Marketers will let you know that their blenders can also do things like knead dough or make batters.

To test each of these tasks, I made the following in every blender, starting with identical sets of ingredients. In cases where blenders had a preset button designed to perform a specific task, I tested them both using the preset, as well as operating them manually.

Here’s what I did in each blender:

  • I crushed one tray of ice.
  • I puréed one quart of hot carrot soup.
  • I made one cup of peanut butter from roasted peanuts.
  • I made enough blackberry, strawberry, kale, and yogurt smoothies to feed four.
  • I made an extra-large, extra-thick milkshake.
  • I made a pint of hummus.
  • I made a cup of mayonnaise.
  • I made two frozen margaritas.
  • I milled a cup and a half of corn four.
  • I ground a half pound of raw carrots.
  • I made a batch of pizza dough.
  • I ground half a pound of beef.
  • I whipped a half pound of heavy cream.

The Results

I very quickly learned one thing about blenders during the testing process: there is really no comparison between a high-powered blender and a standard, sub-two-horsepower blender. Where weak blenders leave seeds and fibers behind, powerful blenders form a perfectly smooth purée—soups so smooth you can pour them through a cheesecloth-lined chinois and leave nothing behind. To really show you the difference, I blended up a couple of blackberry-kale smoothies in a standard blender (the highest rated “Best Buy” blender from Cook’s Illustrated‘s standard blender testing) and in my Vitamix 5200.

I purposely made the smoothies with a very large amount of kale in order to demonstrate the blenders’ relative abilities to crush fibers and rupture plant cells to release more nutrients and produce smoother results. Here’s what we get, and bear in mind that I designed this test purposely to exaggerate color release from various cells. The results are not particularly appetizing (though they were delicious):

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The smoothie on the left was made in a standard blender and is colored purple from easy-to-release pigments in the blackberries. The kale gets chopped into tiny bits, but those bits stay relatively intact—very little green chlorophyll is released from inside the cells.

The smoothie on the right made with the Vitamix is brownish in color, a result of the purple pigments in the blackberries mixing with the green chlorophyll released from fully pulverized kale cells. See the difference?

Despite what the marketers say, none of these machines is a replace-everything-in-your-kitchen contraption. A food processor or stand mixer with an attachment is still far superior for making dough or grinding meat. A bowl and a whisk will make better batters. A hand blender will make faster mayonnaise and whipped cream. These machines will change your soups and smoothies, not your life.

Blade Design

I also discovered that features that may seem important at first are not necessarily factors in overall performance. Some blenders advertised razor-sharp blades, but the sharpness of blades had no relation to how well the blenders actually performed. The one thing really sharp blades do: they give you a much higher chance of cutting yourself during cleaning or ruining a rubber spatula during scraping.

Peak horsepower or wattage is only a very rough indication of performance. The Vitamix clocks in at 1380 watts and two peak horsepower, the Breville Boss at 1500 watts and two horsepower, and the Blendtec Designer at 1560 watts and three horsepower, yet all three performed their tasks similarly, which goes to show that good blade and jar design are just as important as raw power. Actual horsepower delivered to the blades can vary depending on many factors including how efficiently the motor is cooled, the amperage coming into the machine, and how efficient it is at converting energy from one form to another.

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Number of blades also bore no relation to performance. One blender in particular offered a central spindle-style fixture with six blades arranged up and down it. Despite menacing appearances, the blender couldn’t measure up to models with a more traditional bottom-based vortex-style blade system. Of our three winning models, the BlendTec has only two dull blades, the Vitamix four moderately sharp blades, and the Breville Boss six blades with a mix of dull edges and serrations.

Jar Design

The shape of a blender jar can affect the efficiency of the blend. Ridges, fins, and extra sides make for more turbulence, which in turn makes for a more even blend, but they can also make the blender much harder to clean or scrape, so finding the right balance is key. The Vitamix blender’s tall, narrow, tapered jar produces the most effective vortexing action—the whirlpool that pulls down ingredients into the spinning blades below.

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This is important because a good vortex not only leads to faster, more efficient blending, but it also means less splashing, which means less food wasted by getting stuck on the lid or sides of the jar. Take a look at the photo above. Even at high speed, a smoothie shows virtually no splashing: all of the liquid is getting circulated back to the blades below.

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By contrast, the extra wide, square jar on the BlendTec blender leads to tons of splashing. The liquid virtually bounces up and down as it blends. While this made only a slight difference in the quality of the finished blend, it does make tasks where a strong vortex and minimal splashing is necessary—like making mayonnaise—much more difficult, if not impossible.

Jar design also comes into play when emptying the container: The Vitamix has a long pouring spout that makes for drip-free pours. The Breville’s is somewhere in the middle, while the BlendTec has no spout at all, virtually guaranteeing that you’re going to be dripping soups or smoothies onto your counter as you pour from the pitcher.

Blending Wet Solids

As I mentioned above, a good vortex is important when it comes to blending soups, smoothies, and other pourable liquids. What about thicker purées, dips, or nut butters? In these cases, you’re going to want one of two things: A wide jar with ability to pulse easily—which bounces large chunks of food up and down so that they don’t end up riding around the blade—or a blender that comes with a firm tamper in order to push chunks of food down into the blades.

The BlendTec goes with the former approach, which makes it the best at hands-off puréeing. A super-wide base and good presets quickly reduce raw vegetables and nuts to purees and butters, though if you want perfect results, you’re still going to have to stop it occasionally to scrape down the sides with a spatula. Raw carrots were reduced to a baby food-like paste within 45 seconds in the BlendTec. With the Breville, on the other hand, a narrow jar meant that after 45 seconds, large chunks of carrots still remained. The Vitamix showed similar results.

Check out the BlendTec on the left and the Breville on the right here:

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That said, once you factor in the included tampers for the Breville and the Vitamix, you get a different story. Pushing ingredients down into the blades of those mixers produced purées that were even smoother than the BlendTec’s. To me, a few minutes of extra work are worth the superior results. The BlendTec has no tamper, which means you can’t operate it this way even if you wanted to.


Blenders have slowly been falling into what I call the “Microwave Trap.” Remember back when microwaves used to have two control knobs—one for power, the other for time—and that was it? Somewhere along the line manufacturers got it in their heads that a microwave must have at least 20 different presets to be functional, and that simply turning it on and making it go should require a half dozen button pushes. It’s absurd and makes simple tasks far more difficult than they should be.

Blenders are not quite at that level of ridiculousness yet, but they’re getting there fast. Presets can be useful if you’re the type of person who likes to multi-task. Want a smoothie in the morning? Just dump the pre-measured ingredients into the jar, hit the “smoothie” button, and let the machine make your drink while you shower or get dressed (if those pre-sets actually work, that is). Don’t want to bother learning that a milkshake needs to be pulsed slowly first before it can be rapidly blended for the best results? Okay, fine. Push the milkshake button. But at a certain level, more buttons end up obscuring the basic functions of the machines.

The Breville is right on the border of having too many features. With five presets, a built-in timer, a pause/go button, along with an on/off, a pulse, and an analog knob, it’s not immediately obvious how to operate it. That analog dial isn’t exactly analog either. It operates more like the knob on your car stereo: turning it left or right makes the motor jump from one speed to the next in small increments.

At the other end of the spectrum is the Vitamix, which has nothing but an on/off switch, a switch to take it between variable mode and high speed mode, and an analog dial that is truly analog—its speed can be adjusted up and down in a smooth continuum all the way from a very lazy stir to a blindingly fast 37,000 RPM.

The Blendtec comes in the middle with a touchscreen slider for not-quite-analog control and a few presets. That touch screen, for the record, does make the BlendTec extremely easy to clean. It’s completely smooth!

Grinding and Crushing Ability

The Breville’s six blades do a decent job crushing ice, but the BlendTec’s two do it better.

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I don’t often need crushed ice at home, but it’s a standard test for a good blender, and in this department, there is again a clear winner: the BlendTec blows the competition out of the water. With its super-wide base, you can drop in a tray of ice cubes and turn it into snow-like crushed ice in eight seconds flat. The Breville will crush ice in about 30 seconds, but leaves large, hail-like grainy chunks, while the Vitamix fails pretty hard due to its tapered shape. If an ice-crusher is what you’re looking for, then there’s no question the BlendTec is the machine for you.

The Criteria: What We Look for in a High-End Blender

Our overall favorite blender had a tall blender jar that worked effectively, was easy to pour from, and had a simple control panel that was easy to understand. You can read more on our top picks below.


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What we liked: This is the blender that I keep on my kitchen counter. It’s a true no-frills tank of a machine that’ll make the smoothest soups and purées you’ve ever tasted. It’s a serious tool that hands-on type cooks will really appreciate. Sure, it takes a little while to figure out the best way to make a smoothie or a milkshake without presets to guide you, but with a little practice, you’ll be better equipped to deal with a wider variety of blending needs than anyone who relies on those presets.

The Vitamix also has the lowest low speed, which makes blending hot soups quite simple. The biggest issue you face when blending hot soups is creating too much turbulence too fast. Blenders that have a very high lowest speed will cause hot soups to suddenly release steam, which can result in a lid that blows off, spraying scorching hot soup all over your kitchen and face. The Vitamix’s slow start prevents that from happening.

Fully analog control also helps you to find the “sweet spot” of a particular food you’re pureeing. That is, the speed at which it forms a perfect vortex, drawing food continuously into the blades. Blenders with more granular controls have trouble doing this. At one speed, the liquid on top may not get sucked down, while at the next, the blade may spin so fast that the ingredients near the base end up riding on top of the blades instead of falling into them.

Vitamix also has an auto-shutoff feature for those rare occasions when the motor is working too hard. In the entire time I’ve worked with Vitamixes, the auto-shutoff and cool down has only been tripped twice (both times when making extra-thick hummus). It gives me good peace of mind to know my blender will turn itself and stop for a short rest rather than burn itself out.

What we didn’t like: For those looking for a blender with a range of presets or fancier, digital controls, this isn’t it (for that, there are other Vitamixes out there).

Price at time of publish: $470.

Key Specs

  • Capacity: 64 fluid ounces
  • Weight: 10.5 pounds
  • Number of Speeds: 10
  • Controls: Manual
  • Comes with tamper: Yes
  • Warranty: 7-year

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What we liked: The BlendTec is significantly smaller and lighter than either of its competitors, which can be a big deal for compact kitchens. My Vitamix, for instance, wouldn’t sit underneath the cabinets in my old apartment. The BlendTec had no problem. It’s also the best crusher out there, if turning ice into snow is your game, and it performs on par with the Vitamix for soups and smoothies.

What we didn’t like: True, the blender jar drips when you try to pour from it and the lack of a tamper means that you have to stop it more frequently to scrape down the sides when making things like nut butter, but those are minor flaws in an otherwise superb product.

Price at time of publish: $400.

Key Specs

  • Capacity: 36 fluid ounces
  • Weight: 8 pounds
  • Number of Speeds: 8
  • Controls: Touchscreen
  • Comes with tamper: No
  • Warranty: 8-year

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What’s the difference between a high-speed blender and a regular blender?

The difference is at least a few hundred dollars. Kidding aside, it’s all in the motor. Higher horsepower (or higher wattage) translates to a more powerful motor. A more powerful motor means greater efficiency in puréeing, blending, and pulverizing. Whereas standard blenders often leave behind fibers, seeds, and pulp, a great high-speed blender is all smooth sailing. There are also a handful of other upgrades that come with high-speed blenders, including more speed controls and settings.

Is a high-speed blender like an immersion blender?

Not even close. Although we love immersion blenders, they’re not interchangeable with high-speed blenders. The usefulness of an immersion, or stick, blender is its portability. With a stick blender, you can purée soup without transferring it to a separate container. However, it’s not as powerful as a blender-blender and shouldn’t be used for tasks such as making your own nut butter.

Are high-speed blenders expensive?

No way around it: Yes. High-speed blenders cost more than basic blender models, due to the powerful motor. As we discovered in our testing, many high speed blenders are also just generally better and higher quality. In other words: The motor isn’t the only thing that’s upgraded. More durable container jars, a variety programs, and better-designed controls are all included in most high-speed blender models.  

Should you buy a refurbished blender?

You can buy a refurbished model. Making the purchase directly from the blender manufacturer will result in a better experience, including a warranty and customer service. Some sellers, such as Vitamix, offer what they call “reconditioned” blenders, which are inspected and certified before they’re sold. You’ll generally save at least $100 with a gently used blender like this.

These babies can do so much more than purée soup. With top models boasting a horsepower of 2, you can pulverize even tough foods, like nuts, into a silky-smooth sauce. (On that note, they’re useful for homemade nut milk.) If horsepower doesn’t mean anything to you, consider that 2 hp translates to roughly 1,490 watts.  

Are high-speed blenders worth it?

It depends. (Don’t you hate when that’s the answer?) If you rarely use your blender, or only plan on using it for smoothies and soup, you may find a standard blender to be sufficient. However, the allure of a high-speed, high-end blender is in its versatility. In our tests, we used them for everything from grinding carrots to whipping heavy cream. While no blender can replace every tool in your arsenal, it’s a smart investment purchase if you’ve got the budget for it.

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    Our longtime recommend (seriously, Kenji first tested it back in 2014) high-end blender is $75 off (the black version is the most discounted). And unless it’s Prime Day, it’s not typically discounted (we know, we look). What’s so great about it? For starters, its tapered blending jar creates a vortex that pulls ingredients into its blades—creating super-smooth sauces, smoothies, soups, and plenty of other things that don’t start with the letter “s.” Its control panel couldn’t be simpler, too, with just two switches and a dial. It’s all power, no fuss. And if you’ve been considering investing in a Vitamix, we don’t think you can beat this deal.

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    If you’re not quite feeling a smart blender, but want something a notch above minimalistic, the 750 is a good option. It has manual, analog controls (read: not digital), a pulse setting, and five presets for smoothies, hot soups, self-cleaning, and more. Note: the grey color is currently the most discounted.

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    If the 5200 isn’t quite fancy/extra/feature-y enough, then the A2500 model may be worth considering. It has wireless connectivity, an LED control panel with a built-in timer, and a motor base that automatically recognizes container size (i.e. if you were blending a single-serving smoothie in a smaller canister versus its full-size, 64-ounce container). It also comes with a 10-year warranty, and all of its finishes are currently discounted. And if you’re curious about the Vitamix food processor, it’s compatible with the Ascent Series.

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    If you want a smart blender with a touchscreen display, built-in timer, and compatible app, you’ll likely be happy with the A3300. We prefer a tapered blending jar over the wide canister of the A3300, but we can still appreciate this feature-heavy model. It’s also compatible with the Vitamix food processor, which we tested and liked.

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    This no-frills blender performed so-so in our testing (it’ll best serve smoothie drinkers), but we appreciated its simple interface. Like the 5200, It has just two switches and a speed dial in the center.

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What’s the best Vitamix blender?

Our favorite blender is the Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade Blender. You can read more about its pros and cons here.

Do Vitamix blenders ever go on sale?

They do go on sale, just not super often. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, and Prime Day are good times to look for sales on Vitamix products.

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Vita-Mix – comparison of American blenders smoothie machines. In one corner we have the Vita-Mix 5200, reputed to be a vegetable smoothie blender that is well built and performs well for a lifetime. In the other corner, we have a Blendtec Total blender with lots of horsepower and demonstrating the ability to grind things like garden rakes, golf balls and iPods into a fine powder. So, which blender is best for making herb smoothies?

Price : Vita-Mix and Blendtec are expensive blenders. Vita-Mix retails at $449, while Blendtec starts at $399*. Actual prices are somewhat lower and I often see Vita-Mix machines for a little under $400. Blendtec has the advantage over the Vita-Mix of paying $399 for everything you need to grind any wet or dry ingredients. The Vita-Mix includes a separate dry jar that can be used to grind grains into flour and mix other dry ingredients. This jug is sold separately or included in the Vita-Mix Extended Kit available on their website.

Power/Speed: The Vita-Mix is ​​equipped with a 1500W peak power motor that spins the blades at speeds from 17 km/h to 386 km/h. The Blendtec blender boasts a peak power of over 2200W, powered by a 1500W motor that spins the blades at up to 480km/h as shown in the product video. While most people cite the Blendtec blender’s greater peak power as a sign of advantage, the Vita-Mix is ​​surprisingly capable of achieving the same results as the Blendtec. Basically, there is no noticeable difference between a 2200W or 1500W motor when it comes to stirring food.

Warranty: Vita-Mix provides a full 7-year “whole machine” warranty. Blendtec provides a 3-year warranty on the base unit and a lifetime warranty on the blade and clutch. When I bought my Blendtec from Costco, I was given a free 4 year extended warranty card that I had to fill out and mail to Blendtec to extend my base unit warranty to 7 years. So when you get a warranty extension card, you get a 7-year warranty on both blenders, but Vita-Mix seems to outperform Blendtec with a full warranty. However, the Blendtec blade unit is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Durability: Blendtec and Vita-Mix are both high end machines designed to handle a wide range of kitchen tasks. They are a cut above the $100 branded blenders you find in a department store. Both blenders come with impact-resistant BPA-free copolyester jugs, stainless steel blades and a solidly constructed base unit. Both blenders will grind hard materials like ice, frozen fruit, nuts, seeds, cereals and coffee beans.

Dimensions: Blendtec has an advantage over Vita-Mix in size. The Blendtec is lower at 394mm height with jug, which means it can be placed on the kitchen counter under most cabinets. Blendtec machines are nearly the same size as standard blenders, so they don’t require extra space and fit neatly into small kitchens in apartments, campers and other tight spaces.

Vita-Mix is ​​taller at 521mm with jug, so it will take up a little more space in the kitchen and may not fit under cupboards. The width and depth of both blenders are approximately the same, but the Blendtec weighs 5.4kg versus the Vita-Mix 9’s 4.5kg.0003

Jug: Both blenders come with 1.9 liter jars made from durable, impact-resistant copolyester (plastic). Unlike Vita-Mix, Blendtec blades are inseparable from the jug, so if the jug needs to be replaced, the blade will also be replaced. Luckily, the new Blendtec jug is fairly inexpensive and I’ve seen it on sale for up to $60. There is also a 2.9L Blendtec pitcher on sale, which will be handy when making smoothies for the whole family.

Interface – buttons vs. switch: The Vita-Mix is ​​equipped with a switch interface that allows precise manual control of the blender. Unfortunately, one of the disadvantages of switches is that they are difficult to clean. Blendtec, on the other hand, has an interface with buttons that are easy to wipe clean. The speed can be adjusted manually by pressing the “up” and “down” buttons. I find these buttons to be responsive and easy to use. Blendtec also comes with pre-programmed buttons for smoothies, juices, soups, ice cream, milk shakes and more.

Rammer: The Vita-Mix comes with a rammer that pushes the ingredients like a plunger towards the blender blades. This is a great tool, especially when making veggie smoothies with handfuls of leafy greens that tend to stick to the jug out of blade reach. Blendtec doesn’t provide a rammer attachment, but instead boasts a square jug and a unique straight-blade design that they say makes rammer unnecessary.

From personal experience, you don’t need a tamper to make fruit smoothies in your Blendtec blender. He draws the ingredients onto the blades. Although, vegetable smoothies require a bit more effort. You can’t fill it halfway with vegetables, hit the smoothie button, and walk away. Instead, I hit the vibrate button several times before running the smoothie cycle on my Blendtec blender. Depending on how full the jug is or what the ratio of veg to fruit is, I have to push the veg in with a spoon, then hit the vibrate button a few times and then run the smoothie cycle, but not always. I can definitely live without a tamper and don’t feel like a Blendtec blender needs one to make most vegetable smoothies. But it would be nice if Blendtec developed this tool for vegetable smoothie fanatics like me. A custom rammer for Blendtec can be seen for sale on eBay for about $10 including shipping.

Noise: The Vita-Mix is ​​slightly less noisy than Blendtec, but I don’t think Blendtec is unnecessarily noisy. It’s as noisy as, or slightly less, like my Cuisinart blender, but the Blendtec takes a lot less time to make a smoothie than the Cuisinart.

Cleaning: Both blenders are easy to clean. Just add some hot water, a dab of dish soap, cycle through and you’re done. The Vita-Mix pitcher can be taken apart as it has a detachable blade. Blendtec has a non-removable blade. Their straight shape greatly simplifies the cleaning of the jug and prevents finger cuts. I like it better when you don’t have to take the blender apart to clean it!

Blendtec’s square jug also makes it easier to pour smoothies and scrape off greasy, sticky nut butters or puddings. The pitcher wipes clean easily. I often hear complaints about the Vita-Mix that the tapered, round shape of the jar makes it difficult to remove ingredients left around or under the blades.

Knife: Vita-Mix is ​​equipped with a recognizable four-bladed knife. The Blendtec has a single blade straight blade with winged ends.

Colour/Design: The Vita-Mix 5200 (latest model) is a stylish blender with an attractive appearance. It looks like a serious business machine! Available in black, white and red colors. The Blendtec Total blender features a streamlined, modern design. Personally, I don’t find it as retro-stylish as the Vita-Mix, but my wife loves the sleek, modern design of the Blendtec Total blender, which is available in black, white, red, and coffee.

Global Online Support: While Blendtec is producing the wildly popular entertainment and marketing show “Will It Blend” on YouTube, Vita-Mix owns an incredibly informative website with a forum, recipes, nutrition information and nutrition specific content for raw foodists, vegetarians and even baby boomers. The Vita-Mix website and recipe book features healthier recipes than Blendtec. However, it does not seem to me that this is a reason to prefer one car over another. I just wish Blendtec had a more developed sense of community like the Vita-Mix brand.

Capacity: When it comes to making smooth, thick smoothies, both blenders do a fantastic job. I can’t say one is superior to the other when it comes to vegetable smoothies. Both blenders break down cell membranes, which reveals the nutrients in fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Better than any other low power blenders. Both Vita-Mix and Blendtec can make smoothies, nut butters, hot soups, ice cream, crush ice and grind cereals.

So which blender is best?

Well. This is the subject of online controversy. You can also ask which is better Mac or PC; Nikon camera or Canon camera. In most cases, Blendtec owners love their blender, and Vita-Mix owners love theirs. I recommend paying attention to the subtle differences between the two and deciding which one is best for you.

I personally have a Blendtec Total blender and love it. For Tracy and me, size mattered and we liked the smaller form factor of the Blendtec compared to the Vita-Mix. Aesthetically, Tracy preferred Blendtec. Whether you choose Vita-Mix or Blendtec, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

What do you choose?

Do you have a Vita-Mix or Blendtec blender? Write a review and tell us what you like or don’t like about your blender!

Davy Russell

Original article on link blender-guide/best-blender-vitamix-vs-blendtec/

Entero: household appliances and professional equipment

Blender is a device for chopping and mixing vegetables, fruits and other ingredients for preparing all kinds of drinks, purees or cocktails, including those with ice. Each Vitamix blender is a perfect, high-tech device that is far ahead of competitors’ products in all respects.

The blender is a complete system in which the three most important components play the main role – motor, knife and container. Vitamix engineers managed to achieve the perfect balance and harmony in the work of these elements. The powerful motor that transmits energy to the knives has the best efficiency in the world. Each model is equipped with a container with straight transparent walls, which is designed in such a way that the ingredients return to the knife during mixing as many times as possible. An electronic control system of our own design, combined with a large number of knife speeds, allows you to quickly and accurately prepare a wide variety of dishes and drinks, each time reaching the perfect consistency. Maximum power transfer and a well-thought-out design not only reduce the cooking time of the final product by a third, but also significantly reduce energy costs. Thus, the presented equipment saves money and increases the speed of customer service, thereby increasing the income of the institution.

In 2010, Vitamix launched the world’s first blender with the noise level of small talk. An unprecedentedly low noise level was achieved through the use of a noise-absorbing hood and seals made from a special material used in the production of military equipment. The soft muted tones of the work of the model, called The Quiet One ™, are a guarantee of a comfortable atmosphere in the establishment.

Each blender has a long service life guaranteed by the use of high quality materials and a special motor design. Vitamix equipment is designed to provide dual engine cooling. The cooling system not only sucks air into the case, but also provides direct blowing by the fan. This design allows you to be sure that the engine will not overheat even with the most intense and prolonged work.

All of the above is confirmed by the research of the authoritative American institute OnSpex™. This organization specializes in expert evaluation of consumer properties of goods. OnSpex™ compared blender models from leading American manufacturers of professional kitchen equipment. Three tests were carried out – on the efficiency of the engine, the noise of operation and the quality of the prepared drink. In all three tests, only the Vitamix blender received the highest marks.

BarBoss Advance
(VM 10197)
T&G 2
(VM 42009)
The Quiet One
Vita-Prep 3
(VM 10203)

Blenders Vitamix

Model Capacity,
Control Power,
Weight, kg Dimensions
(W×D×H), mm
BarBoss Advance (VM 10197) 0.9 6 mechanical 0.75 – 0.85 5.9 203×229×457.2
T&G 2 (VM 42009) 0.