How to Choose a Vitamix Guide

For the past few weeks, I have been so excited to take the latest Vitamix model, the Vitamix 780, for a spin! Or, a whirl. A swirl? A blend? Whatever I get to do with it I am just excited to try it and bring the results of my Vitamix adventures to you guys. Plus I share my insight on which Vitamix I think you should purchase for your kitchen if you are looking to buy!..

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Vitamix 780. There are already a few touchscreen blenders on the market, but hooray, this is the first touchscreen offering from Vitamix. So along with its "Vitamix" status (which pretty much ensures that you get a great machine) - this G-Class model machine comes with a whole boatload of snazzy features...

Vitamix 780 Features:

* Touchscreen - Responsive Touchscreen Control Panel.
* Modern Design - Design offers a sleek silhouette that looks gorgeous in your kitchen.
* Easy to Clean - Sleek front panel is easy to clean in one quick swoop. Pre-programmed "cleaning" setting too.
* Fits Your Kitchen - It comes with a low-profile 64-ounce container that fits easily below most overhead cabinets.
* Programs - Buttons for five pre-programmed settings for soups, smoothies, cleaning and more.
* Pulse - Pulse button for making chunky salsas or soups.
* Power - Powerful 2.2-peak horsepower motor.
* Warranty - Free 7-year warranty comes standard.
* Ultra Low to High Blending - My favorite feature of all Vitamix blenders is their ability to go from ultra low speed blending to powerful high speed blending in seconds. It is a must for me.

Crash Course In Vitamix Models. OK, so buying a Vitamix can be a confusing task. Vitamix offers a wide variety of models and packages, so I am here to give some quick insight.

First thing to know: there are three categories of Vitamix blenders: S, C and G.

S-Series - Basically a mini Vitamix, less versatility in blending, but an awesome machine. I use the S-30 for small batches of recipes.  This model has less power than C and G Series machines.

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C-Series - Classic Series. All the essential features you want from a Vitamix can be found in these models. If choosing a C-Series, I say choose the 5200. It is the model I have used in my kitchen for over five years. C-Series machines are slightly less powerful than G-Series (2 vs 2.2HP). And only one model, the Professional Series 500, has programmed settings.

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G-Series - The next step up. For all you fancy pants cooks out there. G-Series models offer the same quality, durability etc as the C-Series, but with a bit more power + features, like more options for pre-programmed settings etc. Programs like soup, smoothies, cleaning etc. Programs allow the blender to change speeds in a specific pattern - all while you stand back and relax. Less blending guesswork for you. I know some people who cannot live without the programs, and other people who never use them. It all depends on your personal blending style.

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Reconditioned - A variety of Vitamix models can be purchased as reconditioned blenders. These blenders bring you value alongside the Vitamix guarantee of quality and satisfaction. So if you want to save some money, check out the reconditioned options! "Vitamix Certified Reconditioned products offer first-class blending performance. We carefully examine each machine against our high quality standards, streamline their packaging components, and make them available to you at an unbeatable price." - Vitamix

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So, where does the Vitamix Touchcreen 780 fit in here?

Easy! The 780 is a G-Series. And it is the top of the line Vitamix model. The best of the best. Also the most expensive.

Should You Choose the 780? First check out my review..

My Review of the Vitamix 780

First Impression Notes on the 780:
Using a touchscreen panel in place of the C-Series turn nob took a few days for me to get used to. At first I really missed the manual turning of the knob to change the blending speed. But once I got used to the touchscreen, I fell in love with the 780. Using a touchscreen will take some getting used to. But I also remember how awkward and uncomfortable I felt the first time I used a touchscreen keyboard on an iPhone. I thought I would never get used to it. And now, I couldn't ever imagine going back to a button-based keyboard on my phone. Technology is moving towards touchscreen, so I am glad that Vitamix offers a machine that embraces that movement. Now I just have to wait for a hologram interface!

Sleek Design. I also fell in love with the sleek front face of this model. It is so much easier to clean because there are not and nob crevices for ingredients to get stuck in. It looks pretty too!

Power. I definitely noticed the small upgrade in power with this G-Series Vitamix versus my C-Series 5200. I feel a bit more ambitious with this machine than with my 5200. So far, the 780 has been able to handle all the crazy ingredients I have thrown into it. Giant chunks of cauliflower, thick ruffled leaves of kale, rock hard whole bananas, apples and even frozen pomegranate seeds (which are really hard to smoothly blend!!) But the 780 succeeded. I also like that despite the power, the motor doesn't seem too brash or loud.

What I Love About the Vitamix 780:

* I love the power. G-Series kicks it up a notch. Watch out stringy veggies, whole grains, rock hard frozen fruit.
* I love how beautiful it looks sitting on my counter. This machine gets me excited. It looks friendly and sexy sitting on my counter. I really look forward to using it.
* I also love that it has a little wedge on the back of the machine that makes it easy to lift and move from place to place on my counter.
* I also love the programs, including the cleaning button which I use quite frequently. I also love the soup program because I know I can just press a button, and walk away from the machine and in minutes my blended soup will be steamy and ready to serve.
* I also love how easy to clean the base is. The front screen gets shiny and like brand new after a quick wipe down with some warm water and a dish towel.

What I Do Not Like About the Vitamix 780:

Compared with my 5200, jumping between blending speeds is less smooth. Actually, to be specific, the jump between most speeds is smooth, but jumping from level 2 -> 3 is not so smooth, kind of like a little hop. (But once I was aware of it I just realized I needed to be careful when blending on a low speed and then jumping to level three. I sometimes to speeds 1 or 2 with my blender lid off ... but anything 3+ I NEED to have that blender lid on. Side Note: It is advised to ALWAYS have the Vitamix blender lid on when blending...
* It takes some getting used to if you are upgrading from another model of vitamix. But after a few days I got used to things.
* Another negative is that if your fingers are slightly wet or the machine gets wet while blending, the touchscreen is less responsive.
* And the last negative is the price. It is the most expensive Vitamix you can buy.

Is the Vitamix 780 Worth the price? It depends. Any Vitamix owner will tell you that spending $400-600 on a Vitamix is a BIG purchase, but completely and totally worth it in the long haul. Investment purchase! You are investing in your health, wellness and the preparation of every meal for as long as you own your Vitamix! Good investment. But is the 780 worth the extra money compared to other Vitamix models?...

The prices of the G-Series machines:
$529 - 7500
$629 - Pro750
$719 - 780

...As you can see, you can actually get an amazing G-Series machine, with all the power of the 780, for significantly less than the 780.

So do you want to pay more money for the 780, for the flashy features and latest and greatest, top-of-the-line Vitamix status? Only you can decide that. Some people could care less! "Touchscreen who?" But me, I do admit that I looove this flashy, lovely, modern machine. For me, it's a keeper!

Want to Save Money and Skip the G-Series Machines? The C-Series 5200 Getting Started machine = $449

So to close things out...

If you are looking to buy a high speed blender, first choose the brand. I choose Vitamix in my kitchen because I have tried pretty much every blender out there and I think it is the best.

I am also the author or a smoothie book, 365 Vegan Smoothies, and spend a good few years of my life blending more recipes than you can ever imagine. And Vitamix always beat other blenders I played with while writing that book.

I am not paid by Vitamix to promote their brand or use them exclusively. I choose to. I am a member of the Vitamix affiliate program, but only because I choose to be. Other high-speed blenders have affiliate programs too, but I ONLY promote Vitamix here on my blog, because I think they are the best. I am always ecstatic when my readers jump in, buy a Vitamix and make a purchase that I know will change their lives for the better. And I am thrilled when you guys buy via my link because those affiliate commission funds help support my blog.

So yes, Vitamix is my favorite blender!

Family-Owned Brand. And did you know that Vitamix is a company that has been family owned since 1921. Vitamix products are engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.I visited their headquarters in Ohio and saw how uniquely passionate they are about their products. They stand firmly behind their machines.

Which Vitamix is for You?

First thing to do: set your budget.

Then follow my picks below..

If you need to stay under $500 -- I recommend the C-Series 5200
If you need to stay under $550 -- I recommend the G-Series 7500 - or stick with the C-Series 5200
If you want a G-Series blender, but want to stay under $650 -- I recommend the Pro750
If you have an unlimited budget -- I recommend the G-Series 780
If you are open to buying certified reconditioned -- do it! Great deals, Amazon has a bunch

Other factors to consider..
If you do not care about pre-programmed settings -- save some money and choose the C-Series 5200 or G-Series 7500
If you know you need the touchscreen -- choose the 780

OK, are you ready to make a purchase? Good! If you have any more questions at all about the Vitamix blenders, let me know in the comments section and I will happily help you out!

Happy blending!! ~ Kathy

Watch the 780 in action..

All the stats of my top two favorite Vitamix blender models..

Vitamix 780
Platform: G-Series
Dimensions: 17.25 x 8.8 x 9 in
Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 4 in. diameter
HP: 2.2-peak
Voltage: 120
Hz/Amps: 50/60 Hz, 11.5 amps
Weight: 12.5 lbs
Design Feature: Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
Cord: 6 ft
Use: Household
Manufacturer: Vitamix - Cleveland, Ohio USA

Vitamix 5200
Platform: C-series
Dimensions: 20.5 x 8.75 x 7.25 in
Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 3-in diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time
HP: 2-peak
Voltage: 120Hz/Amps: 60 Hz, 11.5 amps
Weight: 10 lb 9-ounce
Design Feature: Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
Cord: 6 ft
Use: Household
Manufacturer: Vitamix - Cleveland, Ohio USA

Disclosure: Prices subject to change -- I am an Amazon affiliate and a Vitamix fan. I use only Vitamix machines in my kitchen! This is not a sponsored review.

S-series container, blending a chunky bean dip..
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