So you’re on the hunt for a blender as well. Hope this review helps you decide if Vitamix Professional series 750 blender is the right for you, so you don’t have to waste your afternoon google searching Vitamix user forums like I did.
There are always two sides of the story. In our case, one side is manufacturer’s claims of a perfect product without a flaw. And a second side is an actual users experience that is a real picture of the product.
Today, we are going to look into users experience for the Vitamix Professional series 750 blender. To make your decision easier, I will go through most common and important pros, cons and facts that Vitamix users, including me have encountered.
I did the same type of review for Blendtec Total Classic Original blender. Since both brands are the best on the market, I figured the best thing to do is see what both have to offer and then make a comparison.
Facts and Specifications for Vitamix Professional series 750 blender
Dimensions (L x W x H): 23.9 cm x 19.6 cm x 44.2 cm
Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammer mill and cutting blades measuring 10-cm diameter
HP: 2.2 PS
Electrical Ratings: 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1200-1400 W
Weight: 5.65 kg
Design Feature: Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
Cord: 1.8 m
Manufacturer: Vitamix – Cleveland, Ohio USA
What’s in the box :
- Vitamix 750 Professional Series Heritage Collection Base
- 64 oz Tritan BPA Container with lid and updated blade seal
- Introductory DVD
- High Performance Blending Recipe Book
First things first, Vitamix Pro 750 is a fantastic machine that does not disappoint. However, there is a downside that every potential user needs to be aware of.
Are You Blending a Bunch?
I will start with that downside.
Vitamix Pro 750 blender is a commercial, professional graded blender. Meaning, it was made to blend large volumes and its 64 oz (2 liter) jar is huge.
If you are buying it for personal use, get the 32 oz or a 48 oz wet container and mini tamper in addition, because the 64 oz that comes with this incredible machine is ginormous and not good for small batches. A glass or two of smoothie is considered a small amount.
The blades on the Vitamix Pro 750 blender sit high off the floor of the container, and when you try to do small batches, the blades just whir above the ingredients and you end up with a stuck things beneath the blades.
So if you usually make, or intend to make large batches, for example 4 cups of almonds to get 2 cups of almond butter, minimum, then you don’t need a smaller jar. And if you make smaller batches, then you want to consider getting additional jars.
Vitamix guys do say this is the “Professional” series (restaurant volume),
so just know they mean it!
Additional Smaller Jars
From my research, most and pretty much the only complaint about the Vitamix Professional series 750 was because of its large jar.
This is why lots of people buy additional smaller containers (32 or 48 oz).
You can get container for dry ingredients or/and a container for wet ingredients.
If you want to blend anything dry, like coffee or wheat, berries, buy the 32 oz dry container. And if you want to make yourself a glass of smoothie or anything wet, buy a 32 oz wet container.
What’s the Difference Between Wet and Dry Jar?
Very important question. The difference is in the blade.
It’s pretty straightforward; the wet jar comes with a blade that is better for wet products, such as smoothies, soups, etc. And the dry jar comes with a blade better for dry ingredients, like nuts, seeds, beans, coffee, grains, etc. So pay attention when ordering.
Personally, I ordered a 32 oz dry jar, because I make small batches of different nut butters, grind coffee, make flour, etc.
Yes, this is a downside. And a lot to buy. But..there’s no Mr Perfect Blender and you do need the right equipment to make this a good, life long investment. At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself.
How Loud Is It?
It’s a 2.2 HP monster blender. It’s loud. But so is any other blender.
The blender has a solid metal shell with extra sound dampening material. Both, improvements from a previous model. The metal shell makes it more durable and the sound dampening material quieter than other versions. But its still loud. It shreds and breaks and liquefy solids, so yes, it has to be loud.
What About “Black Flecks”? Is It Solved?
Another improvement that Vitamix did, is solved the “black flecks” problem.
Those who follow Vitamix progress may be familiar with an issue they had in a previous model. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, here’s a little summary.
In a previous model, there was an issue with Teflon coming off the blade seal while blending and consequently getting into food. The users complained and promptly, Vitamix acknowledged and fixed the issue.
So the Vitamix Pro 750 blender comes with the new 64 oz BPA free/Tritan container with new blade seal that has eliminated the “black flecks (Teflon)” problem.
Does it Chop? Can I Use it As a Food Processor?
It can perform some functions of a food processor. It can chop, blend, mix and grind, but it won’t slice vegetables or shred cheese or other vegetables evenly like a food processor.
The pulse feature is the best way to dice and chop fruits and vegetables. To do that, use pulse in short, second long intervals. The lower the number, the coarser the chop.
I’ve Read it Heats Up Soups. Can I Cook With it?
While the blender will heat foods through friction, it won’t cook them. If you start with raw ingredients, they will taste like raw ingredients. You will still need to cook food, to avoid any potential hazards eating under cooked or raw food.
While almost all recipes require only 30-60 seconds of blending, heating up food in a blender takes more time, usually between 6-9 minutes.
Is it Easy to Use?
Yes, it is. The controls are very versatile yet easy to operate.
There are 5 pre-programmed buttons and a manual speed control. The 5 pre-programmed buttons are for making smoothies, soups, frozen deserts, purees and self-washing.
The manual speed control is for personal preferences achieving different textures. It can be rotated at any point during the blend, so its really up to you, what sort of blend do you wish to have.
Is it Easy to Wash?
The blender has a self-cleaning cycle, which I think its meant more for the blades than the rest of the jar.
The way I clean it is, rinse it straight after use and put it through self-clean cycle – fill halfway with warm water, add 2 drops of dish washing detergent and either use the preset clean program or variable speed and run for 30 seconds at max speed. Rinse one more time and leave to dry.
If you are making thicker blends, things are going to stick. On the blade and on the jar walls. Since the blades are sharp, be careful with your fingers. Let the self-clean cycle clean the blades and all you have to worry about is removing any left over from the sides.
Should You or Should You Not?
Vitamix Professional Series 750 blender is cream of the crop, specially when it comes to ..well everything. Ask any Vitamix user how he or she is happy with it and you’ll get wide smiles and sparkling eyes.
I’m sure that’s why you’re here, reading this – you did your research as well and set your eyes on the Vitamix Pro 750 blender. Because you’ve read and heard how good and reliable they are and you want to have one blender that will do its job without hiccups. But it’s not cheap..huh, it’s not cheap.
I finally forked over the money to buy this “investment”. I am used of being around good blenders that do their job without a problem. But I’ve never had a commercial grade blender in my kitchen, and boy, its not a vortex. It’s a tornado!
You have your favorite smoothie place in town, right?
Getting a Vitamix Pro 750 is having your favorite smoothie place in your kitchen,
on your kitchen counter.
All the tiny chia seeds or berries are blended. Every single ice cube is shattered to nothing but a refreshingly cool temperature. On top of that, a home ground flour is nice and smooth.
My main reason to get a Vitamix was simply to try a commercial graded blender and because its supposed to be better in blending thicker, dryer blends compared to Blendtec.
When you did your blender research there are two brands that stand out – Vitamix and Blendtec. I have both and performance wise, they are both incredible. You cannot go wrong with any of them.
But if you’re deciding between the two and money plays a big role in your decision, then get a Blendtec.
If not, get a Vitamix.
Why? Blendtec performs just as well as Vitamix and is much cheaper. Both of them are powerful, reliable and both of them need a separate jar for small, dry blends. They both have pre-programmed cycles, self-cleaning, pulse button and speed control. In my opinion they go hand in hand. The advantage I see with Vitamix is that reading product reviews and forums, it seems Vitamix has a better costumer service and overall score than Blendtec.
There really is no other con than the additional jar that I could come up with. It is a fantastic blender. Extremely functional, durable, easy to use and clean. It blends everything quick, smooth and without an effort.
The initial cost is high, but it does come with a 7-year warranty, and they are built to last, so its a worthwhile investment.
So yes, Vitamix Professional series 750 blender is worth the money. It should be the last blender you ever buy.
> You can get your own Vitamix Professional series 750 blender here.
And here are additional jar if you need any of them:
I hope you found the information that is useful to you. If you have any questions about the blender, want to share your experience or just chat on this topic, write a comment below. I’d love to hear your point of view!
Till next time,