Considering investing in a Vitamix blender for your kitchen? Read this post first!
The other day my friend Veronica asked if I had any posts on my Vitamix blender since she knows I use it a lot. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see I’m always whipping something up in the high-powered machine! In any case, I have plenty of Vitamix recipe posts, but I had never sat down to hash out the pros and cons of this investment kitchen item.
Is A Vitamix Blender Worth The Cost?
First and foremost, we have the old version of the Vitamix 750 (the 6300 – no longer available brand new) and we purchased it at Costco, but it’s available almost anywhere that sells Vitamix blenders. The model we have is actually considered “old” now, but let me be very real – it still works just as well as the day we bought it and we have never had to replace the blades or the container. We also have a tall canister, not a stout one. In my personal experience, the taller ones mix better, but that’s just my personal preference.
The first thing I was nervous about when purchasing our Vitamix was the cost. My parents have had one for years and they use theirs all the time, but their kitchen is considerably bigger than ours with more counter space. I also worried that I didn’t cook enough to warrant a Vitamix being worth it. When we decided to go for it, I made a promise to use it at least once per day.
I can safely say that since we purchased our Vitamix in 2013, it is the most used appliance in our kitchen. I sort of made a vow to myself that if we would be investing this kind of money into something, I would find a way to use it. Part of making sure I use it at least once per day is keeping it out on our countertop. I know this isn’t feasible for everyone, but if an appliance is hidden away, I’m not going to reach for it all the time. That’s just how my mind works! So – our Vitamix sits on our counter, always clean and at-the-ready for daily use.
Kait, how do you use your Vitamix each day? Our Vitamix gets a serious workout (that’s how I can attest to the quality and no replacements in so many years of use!). I use it to blend up bulletproof coffee or a smoothie in the morning, acai bowl bases for breakfast/brunch/whenever, salad dressings, sauces, soup, ice cream, sorbet and cocktails.
We also use it to make granulated sugar into powdered sugar, dried onion into onion powder and in any situation where I might otherwise reach for a food processor. It makes delicious homemade salsa and dips, shreds meat, makes cauliflower into cauliflower rice and on and on and on….
We knew that by purchasing a Vitamix, it would be a universal kitchen tool and in that respect – 0 disappointment!
Best Vitamix Blender
There seems to be quite a few different Vitamix models on the market these days.
Ascent Series – Vitamix blenders that utilize Bluetooth
Explorian Series – Vitamix blenders with variable blending speeds
Legacy Series – Control options and container sizes to fit all kitchens
The machine we have is an older version within the Legacy series (the 6300) and we love it because of the pre-programmed settings – smoothie, frozen dessert, soup, and purée recipes. It takes all the guess work out of the most common uses in our house. The most updated version of this would be the Vitamix 750, but truthfully – you really cannot go wrong with any of these machines.
We originally purchased our machine at Costco, so now whenever I see them demo-ing the Vitamix at the store I stop and get new ideas on how to use it or new recipe thought starters. The Vitamix reps are super knowledgeable and always have helpful hacks to use at home, which is where I learned the sugar hack I shared above!
Overall, I can tell you that we have more than gotten our money’s worth from our Vitamix blender and have zero complaints. It works wonderfully and clean up is a breeze (add water, soap, turn it on, pour it out, done!). At this point, the machine has paid for itself at least 4 times over and I’m so glad we invested!