The Vitamix is the Rolls Royce of blenders. It is one of the front runners in home blenders for those who are serious about smoothies. The Vitamix ticks all the boxes – it is fast, durable, effective, simple and easy to use, that’s if you can get past the price tag! The Vitamix unfortunately costs a heap. However, it is a TRUE investment. It is not some flash in the pan blender that is going to wheeze, splutter and screech as you try to blend your veggies.
This high quality machine was built to last! Boasting an incredible 5 year warranty, it’s clear the manufacturers don’t expect problems. And why would they? This blender has a 1380 watt motor that runs at 2 peak horsepower with a built in high efficiency cooling fan and reaches a top speed of 240 miles per hour! The cooling fan keeps the motor from overheating even when running on the high speed setting and this is complemented by Vitamix’s patented thermal protection system that makes it impossible for you to push the motor past its limit – this is one durable piece of machinery and it will last you a long time.
From this vantage point the high initial outlay seems justified, as the Vitamix will pay for itself over and over through the years. There is not much that the Vitamix cannot do. Its versatility comes from its sheer strength and power. It has been specifically designed to break raw fruits and veggies down into nutritious wholesome juice, but it should be able to handle anything you throw in there. The quality and strength of the motor really shines through as you work your way through the 160 full color recipes and you realize just how much this blender can do.
Now with such amazing capabilities I’m sure you are thinking that you have to be some kind of engineer to operate it. Surprisingly, this blender is simplicity personified. It has 2 buttons. You switch it on with the right button and then toggle between high and low speed with the left button – it’s that easy! It is just as easy to clean – simply fill it half way with water, squeeze in a few drops of dish wash liquid and let the motor run on high speed until it is clean, then rinse and leave to dry – no mess no fuss!
The blender comes with a BPA-free 64 ounce smoothie container with a locking 2 part vented lid, soft grip handle and a nifty twist off plug that lets you add ingredients while the blender is running. It also comes with a tamper tool which is used when processing thick ingredients to prevent air pockets from forming near the blades. There are very few limits to this blender, but one of the major complaints has been its size and bulk. It takes up a lot of room on the counter and cannot fit into your kitchen cupboard in one piece. But, when you look at the fact that you are getting a single machine that can blend, churn, chop, cream, and grind it’s a small price to pay. So if you never want to burn through another blender, then the Vitamix Turboblend two speed is for you – it’s worth every penny!