Last Updated August 23, 2018
Some Vitamix models in Canada have different names than in the U.S. Even within the U.S., Vitamix model names can be confusing, so I made a comparison page that explains the similarities and differences. If you are shopping in Canada (or another country outside the U.S.), you can use this page to understand the additional names and to help find the best price.
In case it is unclear, the pricing on vitamix.com/ca/ is in Canadian dollars. Vitamix ships to Canada from their Canadian headquarters in Windsor, Ontario. Shipping is free if you click one of the Vitamix links from this site.
Here are my quick recommendations for buying a Vitamix in Canada.
The best model will vary from person to person, since they have different features. You can read the full details about differences between models on my Vitamix comparison page, but here is a quick run down of the Canadian options. The following are my quick recommendations:
The value options (Explorian and Certified Reconditioned)
The Explorian E310 is Vitamix’s new entry-level machine. It comes with a short 48-oz container, which is a nice convenient size, as long as you don’t require the larger 64-oz capacity of other Vitamix machines. Here’s my full review of the E310.
Reconditioned Vitamix units are a great value, as they are significantly discounted, and they are guaranteed to be as good as new. The Certified Reconditioned 5300 comes with the short and wide container, while the Certified Reconditioned Standard and Standard Programs come with the classic tall and narrow container.
The Premium options (Ascent Series)
If you don’t mind spending more, I highly recommend the new Ascent Series:
- All the essentials: A2300
- Preset programs upgrade: A2500
- Touchpanel and premium dial upgrades: A3300
- Presets, touchpanel, premium dial, metal finish option upgrades: A3500
(There’s an extra $20 off discount that should appear instantly once you add an Ascent model to your cart after clicking one of these links.)
The non-Ascent models are still perfectly good, but if you’re buying new now, I think Ascent models are a better value. You can read more about them on my Ascent Series Review.
Note that the free shipping promotion code works in Canada as well as the U.S. Also, you can take advantage of a payment plan, where you pay for the purchase over 3 or 5 months, with no added fees or finance charges. (Your order will be shipped after the first payment.)
Canadian Vitamix model names not sold in the U.S.
These are the Canadian models with names not used in the U.S. Each of these models is functionally equivalent to an analogous U.S. model. If you want to learn more details about the features of these machines, you can find their U.S. counterparts on my Vitamix comparison page. Of the models listed on Vitamix.com/ca, I would recommend avoiding the Aspire models. As mentioned below, they come with a 5-year warranty instead of 7 years, and their prices are similar to the non-Aspire models.
Total Nutrition Center (TNC)
The Vitamix Total Nutrition Center is the same as the 5200, which means it is a C-Series model that comes with a variable speed knob.
The Vitamix Aspire models are also the same as the 5200, the most significant difference is that they were originally branded for The Shopping Channel, and as part of pricing agreements they come with a 5-year warranty instead of the standard 7 years on other new Vitamix models. (In the U.S. the Creations models have a similar story—they are branded for QVC, and they come with 5-year warranties.) There are various Aspire packages that come with different combinations of the 64-oz and or 48-oz Vitamix containers (and some with the 32-oz dry container).
Total Nutrition Center 3
The Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 3 is the same as the Professional Series 500 and the 6300, which means that it is a C-Series model with variable speed control and three preset settings (smoothie, frozen, and soup), plus a pulse switch.
For more recently released models, it appears that Vitamix has stopped giving them unique names outside the U.S. I see the S30, S55, Pro 200, Pro 500, 7500, and Pro 750 all listed on Vitamix.com/ca.
I hope this page helps clear up confusion about the Vitamix Canada Total Nutrition Center, Aspire, and Total Nutrition Center 3, as well as the full range of other Vitamix models now available in Canada. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to comment below.