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.
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:
- Best value: Certified Reconditioned Standard (5200). Full Vitamix performance at the best price.
- Preset blending modes on a budget: Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs. Identical to Total Nutrition Center 3, 6300, and Professional Series 500.
- Blend in to-go cup and blend smaller amounts: S-Series (here is my full S-Series review). The S30 is great, and the S55 is identical, but adds 4 preset modes and stainless finish. And then in between the S30 and S55 is the S50, which has 2 preset modes.
- Best dry container bundle: TNC Healthy Lifestyle. (Good for people who want to grind a lot of flour from whole grains. You can of course buy a dry container with one of the other models, but this bundle saves some cash. Note that the dry container does not work with the S-Series models.)
- Willing to spend a bit more on updated design with wide container: 7500.
- Elegant brushed stainless metal base with updated design and presets: Pro 750
- Money is no object, bring on top of the line!: 780 (updated design with presets, a sleek touch screen, and even better sound dampening. For more details, see my Vitamix 780 review.)
Note that the free shipping promotion code 06-007021 works in Canada as well as the U.S. Also, you can take advantage of the payment plans 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.)
Of the models listed on Vitamix.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.
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.
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.ca.
Reconditioned Vitamix units are a great value, as they are significantly discounted, and they are guaranteed to be as good as new. Currently Vitamix offers three Reconditioned units in Canada: the Standard 5200/TNC, the Standard Presets (6300/Pro 500/TNC3), and the 5300 (low profile container).
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.