Turn on any cooking show or look through any professional kitchen and you'll likely see a Vitamix somewhere. Beloved by chefs and home cooks alike, the Vitamix is considered the gold standard when it comes to blenders. If you’ve always wanted one but have been hesitant because of the price—now’s your chance. The Vitamix 310 Explorian Blender is currently on sale for $279 on Amazon, which is way down from its normal price of $350.
If the high price is holding you back, Business Insider reported that, “Vitamix is one of the most reliable blender brands available. According to a Consumer Reports reliability study, the likelihood of a Vitamix experiencing mechanical problems within the first four years of ownership is about 6%. This is significantly lower than any other brand.”
Another reason why the Vitamix is so beloved is for its versatility. You can make smoothies, crush ice, make your own nut butter, and blend hot soups all in one machine. The Vitamix has a powerful motor, which makes it optimal for crushing, blending, emulsifying, and all the tasks you could put a blender through. Another pro: It’s fairly easy to clean and maintain. Fill it with some warm water and dish soap and let the motor do the work. Finish with a final rinse with more warm water. The lid is also dishwasher-safe.