Vitamix has a confusing array of different models, and since this sale applies to all of them, it doesn’t narrow down the options. (But at least you’ll save money!) As I describe on my full Vitamix comparison page, I recommend starting your model search by deciding if you want a machine with the latest features. The new features include a timer display, automatic container detection, and compatibility with new accessories like the food processor attachment. If that appeals to you, look at the Ascent “Smart System” line—here’s my complete Vitamix Ascent review. (If you order via a link on this site, Joy of Blending can get a commission. Thanks!)
A2300 (physical switches, no presets)
A2500 (physical switches, presets)
A3300 (touch buttons, premium dial, metal base option)
A3500 (touch buttons, premium dial, metal base option, presets)
If you want to save money, or if the new Ascent features don’t appeal to you, there are a number of other models on sale. As far as pure blending performance and power go, these are no different from the more expensive Ascent models.
The lowest-priced model is the E310. As I write in my E310 review, it comes with everything you need, and nothing you don’t. At 48-oz, its capacity is a bit less than the other (64-oz) models, but it’s big enough for most tasks, and the smaller container can be more convenient.
Meanwhile, the 5200 is the classic workhorse that Vitamix built their modern reputation on. It’s design has stayed relatively unchanged since its predecessor was released in the early 1990s. The tall, narrow container might be slightly inconvenient to store, but it allows for perfect processing of small to large volumes, which is why commercial kitchens still use it.
The “premium” classic model is the Pro 750. I think most people would be better off picking an Ascent model. (Ascent offers longer warranty, compatibility with new accessories, and blend quality with the stock container is identical.) The only reason to go with the 750 over Ascent is if you really don’t like the look of the new machines, or if you need compatibility with older containers. (Ascent models only work with current Self-Detect containers.) You can no longer get a metal 750, so that’s even more reason to go with Ascent for premium aesthetics.
Vitamix recently rolled out this series. Fancier than Explorian because they add preset programs and a secondary on-off switch (which lights up). Personally, I think most people should go with either the full upgrade to Ascent or save money on Explorian, but then I’ve never found the preset modes particularly helpful. Propel 510 and Propel 750 are both $50 off.
With any purchase of $289.95 or more, you can get a free apron. Just add it to your cart, and apply code: APRON at checkout. (In Canada it’s free with purchase of C$389.95 or more, and there is a different code: FREEAPRON)
If you click through one of my links, you’ll get a free shipping promo on orders over $50. That also helps support me. Thank you!
You can also greatly reduce your up-front cost with a payment plan. Check details linked from Vitamix product pages. (In case it’s not clear, they send your machine after your first payment.)
If you are thinking about getting a Vitamix, don’t miss out on this sale!
If you are struggling with the myriad options, I am happy to answer questions.
(This page is updated from the previous year’s Mother’s Day Sale, so comments from past years are still visible. Please feel free to ask any questions below!)