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 Bluetooth connection to an app, a timer display, automatic container detection, and forward compatibility with future accessory releases. If that appeals to you, look at the Ascent “Smart System” line (here’s my complete Vitamix Ascent review.)
A2300 (physical switches, no presets)
A2500 (physical switches, presets)
A3500 (touch buttons, premium dial, presets)
If you want to save money, or if the new Ascent features don’t appeal to you, there are a number of classic 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 most premium classic model is the Pro 750. If you don’t want the newfangled container detect system of the Ascent series, but otherwise want top of the line, this one is for you. If you choose the brushed stainless finish, the base has a fully metal shell. This makes it more elegant, and also muffles sound a bit more. In addition to the metal shell options, the 750 comes with 5 preset modes.
The Reconditioned V1200 has the biggest discount at $120 off. It’s a smart blender that comes bundled with a 20-oz blending cup.
The Vitamix sale is scheduled to continue through the week following Mother’s Day. Vitamix is maintaining shipping operations through these COVID-19 times, but they’ve halted new production, so these machines might not stay in stock. Update: they’ve partially resumed production, and the sale is extended through May 24.
If you click through one of my links, you’ll get a free shipping promo with no order minimum. If you do, your order helps support me, and to thank you I can put you on my VIP support list. Just forward your order confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll give priority to any questions you may have.
You can also greatly reduce your up-front cost with a Vitamix payment plan. As long as you make timely payments, there are no interest or financing fees. (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!)