Some kitchen tools change everything. A good blender means the difference between grainy smoothies and impeccable green juices, suspiciously chunky soups and beautifully smooth purées. BA food director Chris Morocco puts it best: “If, like me, you are the kind of person who uses their blender a lot, it’s just a matter of time before you come to see the world of blenders as I do: There’s the Vitamix, and there’s everything else.”
Of course, there‘s one thing standing in the way of attaining the Holy Grail of blenders: the price. Dropping $500 or more on a kitchen appliance is a tough pill to swallow, even with the promise of perfectly smooth nut butters and purées. Luckily, today and tomorrow during the Amazon Prime Early Access sale, Vitamix blenders can be had at a discount, and multiple models are available for up to 36% off. See below for the best Prime Day Vitamix deals, and keep checking back as we’ll continue to update this list as new deals go live. (And head right this way for more Prime Day kitchen deals.)
When you think of a Vitamix blender, you probably envision the 5200. It’s the classic and the one we use in the BA test kitchen. You’ll recognize its simple three-switch control panel which features a power switch, a pulse or variable speed switch, and a dial for fine-tuning the power level. If you’re looking for a straightforward, high-performance blender that can handle big batches, this is it. It’s $200 off list price this October Prime Day, and it’s a deal worth snapping up.
Prime members, rejoice! The Explorian E310 is among the most affordable Vitamix models, but it’s still a high-performance, professional grade blender. It has 10 variable speeds, a pulse feature, and a strong two horsepower motor. Associate food editor Kendra Vaculin loves hers and believes it’s one of the best blenders a home cook can buy.
The most affordable Vitamix on the market, the Vitamix One is the company’s entry-level offering. You can still expect a powerful motor and a two-year warranty, but if you want to make nut butters or grind your own flour, stick with one of the other models. That said, the Vitamix One outperforms most other comparably priced blenders and can handle almost all everyday kitchen tasks. If you’re looking for a blender for under $200, this is the guy for you.
The Ascent series is where Vitamix starts to get techy. The Prime Early Access deals on the Ascent models aren’t quite as impressive as the ones on the 5200 or the Vitamix One, but they’re worth considering if you’re in the market for modern design with high-tech power and precision. The control panel of the A2500 features a 10-speed dial, a pulse switch, a digital timer, and three program settings for smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts. It also has wireless connectivity, which allows it to adapt to new Vitamix updates. Though it comes with a 64-oz. container, it can recognize any container size and automatically adjust the blender’s settings.
The Vitamix A3300 is a lot like the A2500 but even more high-tech, with a sleek touchscreen control panel that you can easily wipe clean and a programmable touch timer. Just set the timer to the length of your blend, and the machine will turn itself off once it’s finished.
Meet the most expensive Vitamix blender in existence. The Vitamix A3500 can do everything the A3300 can do with its touchscreen controls and programmable timer. But it also has five built-in settings for smoothies, hot soups, frozen desserts, dips and spreads, and self-cleaning. It comes in a variety of fancy finishes like brushed stainless steel and copper metal.
Here’s what to make in your new Vitamix blender:
Seriously Delicious Sauces
When it comes to making luxuriously creamy dressings and sauces, blenders get us there. Round out your next grain bowl with tahini-ranch dressing, an impossibly creamy vegan miso-hemp dressing, or the golden raisin pesto that stole our hearts.
The Smoothest Smoothies
We promise: You won’t notice the kale nearly as much when it’s been seamlessly blended with avocado, pineapple, and coconut. Also try a refreshing one-ingredient coconut licuado and a stunningly purple blueberry, cashew, and lime smoothie.
Perfectly Puréed Soups
When the inevitable August heat wave hits hard, lay out with a glass of green gazpacho. Then make spiced coconut soup and cauliflower-cashew soup until your teeth have totally forgotten what it feels like to chew.
Healthy slushies exist and they’re nothing like the 7-Eleven Slurpees we know and love. We like to blend coconut water with an array of frozen fruits for the chillest slushies around. They whip together in a blender in seconds and scale up for big batches to keep your next summer party happy and hydrated. And if you want to add a shot of mezcal to that chile-spiked citrus slushy, well, that’s more than fine by us.
When summer gets serious, we rely on blenders to create cold, creamy desserts, fast. We love Vitamixes for whipping up this mango-yogurt pudding and halo-halo as well as whipped cream for a crowd.