The powerful machines have defined high-performance blending for nearly a century.

By Katie Macdonald
Updated November 29, 2019
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At its most basic, a good blender is capable of easily processing tough, fibrous, or icy ingredients (think celery, leafy greens, frozen fruit) into smooth, sippable liquids. Vitamix blenders go above and beyond good—they’re great.

For nearly a century, Vitamix machines have defined high-performance blending. Made with aircraft-grade stainless steel blades, which easily tackle nuts, seeds, and even coffee beans, as well as a cool-running, quiet motor, the powerful blenders keep running for decades. What’s more, Vitamix blenders have simple-to-use speed controls you can adjust while blending. Plus, with a drop of dish soap and warm water, the Vitamix machine cleans itself in 30 to 60 seconds.

However, Vitamix blenders are an investment. A straightforward, no-frills model costs three times the price of other high-end blenders, which is why we’re always keeping our eyes open for a smart deal. Thankfully, the deep discounts of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here.

Whether you’re looking to invest in a high-performance appliance before holiday entertaining season or give the gift of a lifetime to someone you love, these are discounts are worth shopping. Scroll down to learn more about why these machines are so great, and snag them on sale before they’re gone!

Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender

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Courtesy of Amazon

Why it’s so great: With the A3500, you get the Ascent platform with wireless connectivity and a system of Self-Detect containers, easy-to-clean touchscreen controls, a programmable built-in timer that shuts off automatically, and a clear locking lid to keep an eye on how your ingredients are blending. You can even pair your A3500 with the Vitamix Perfect Blend App to get access to 17 programs and hundreds of recipes.

To buy: $525 (originally $700);

Vitamix Certified Reconditioned Venturist V1200

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Why it’s so great: Yes, “reconditioned” means previously owned, but in order to make it into your waiting arms, certified-reconditioned Vitamix blenders go through a rigorous 17-step process where all of the components are tested to ensure they work. Plus, you can rest easy with Vitamix’s free five-year warranty, which repairs or replaces machine parts at no charge (including shipping). This Venturist V1200 has a tactile dial for speed control, self-detect containers, and a powerful pulse feature that layers coarse chops over smooth purées for heartier recipes, such as chunky salsas or thick vegetable soups.

To buy: $259 (originally $550);

Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender

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Why it’s so great: The A2300 also features that impressive self-detecting container technology and Vitamix Perfect Blend App, but is designed with a tactile dial for variable speed control and a built-in digital timer to help you blend the perfect texture. Its low-profile 64-ounce container is large enough for family meals or holiday entertaining, but also fits under most kitchen cabinets.

To buy: $400 (originally $550);

Vitamix S30 S-Series Blender

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Courtesy of Walmart

Why it’s so great: The S-series Vitamix blenders are the brand’s line of personal blenders, designed to fit under 18-inch cabinets and take up less counter space. But that doesn’t make them any less powerful—this blender is equipped with 10 variable speeds that range from gentle and quiet low settings to electrifying high speeds. In addition to its 40-ounce container, it also comes with a 20-ounce cup for on-the-go smoothie sipping.

To buy: $300 (originally $400);

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