Want to save on a Vitamix during Presidents Day 2018? The current deals are on Certified Reconditioned machines. I always recommend Certified Reconditioned machines, since they are significantly discounted and guaranteed to be as good as new. These are the machines I recommend choosing between:
- Reconditioned Pro 500 for $299 (tall/narrow 64-oz container + 3 presets)
- Reconditioned 5300 for $329 (short/wide 64-oz container)
- Reconditioned 780 for $399 (short/wide 64-oz container + touchscreen)
Note the payment plan options at checkout if you don’t want to pay the full price up front. Also, these links apply free shipping.
Which one to get?
The warranty for all of these machines is the same (5 years), and they all deliver the same high power and performance.
If you want a maximum flexibility from a single container, this one is for you. The narrow container of the Pro 500 allows it to easily blend small amounts, and it has a full 64-oz maximum capacity. The only downside is that it is taller, so it doesn’t fit under standard kitchen cabinets when it is on the base.
If you don’t need the smaller volumes, then the wide container of the 5300 has some advantages. In addition to being shorter and having a full 64-oz capacity, ingredients fall into the blades more easily, so you don’t need to use the tamper as much. Also, if you want to course-chop ingredients, you can process more ingredients at a time. If you want the the best of both worlds, you can get a second narrow container. I like the 32-oz container for this purpose, although the 48-oz container has the same narrow bottom, so it works just as well.
If you want to read more about the different models, check out my Vitamix comparison page.