Review of Vitamix 750 Blender
I recently replaced our blender, and wanted to provide this unbiased review of the Vitamix 750 Blender. Of course, now that I’ve been using it, my review is no longer un-biased (I am an evangelist!). Here’s the story of how we became the proud owners of our Vitamix 750 blender: We received our original blender as a great wedding gift (been married to my dream-girl for 16 years). That blender was an Oster brand. It was a perfectly fine blender. It got a 4-5-star rating on Amazon, so pretty decent, right? But the blade unit was separate from the base, and required a plastic screw-ring and rubber gasket in order to seal the pitcher. That meant dismantling and cleaning all of the pieces after every use! Sure, it was inconvenient. But I am super-cheap: After looking at prices for blenders from Blentec (LOVE their “will-it-blend?” videos!) and Vitamix, I stopped complaining and decided to stick with the Oster blender and save my five-hundred bucks!
That is, until I sliced my finger on the blade unit while cleaning our blender a few months back.
“Try to slice a man’s finger off will ya?! Well that’s the end of you, buster!”
That’s when I decided to make the change!
So I called some friends from the Academy (AIHM.org) who I know are smoothie-holics, and asked for their opinions. It was unanimous: they all recommended a Vitamix. And, one of them (Jennifer B.) told me that Vitamix had recently upgraded their 750 Pro model with a “Heritage” special edition, with brushed stainless body and some other niceties. (That has since become the standard Vitamix 750 Pro being offered). Check out a Vitamix Demo Video here. (Thanks, Jenn! Big Hug!!)
Well … I sucked it up and plunked down my nearly-$600 for a Vitamix 750 Blender (Ouch! And, yes, I paid for our Vitamix; it was not a freebie from Vitamix. Note that the price has come down).
Now, I may be the victim of that human tendency to praise those things which we spend huge amounts of money on – after all, the alternative is buyer’s remorse, and nobody wants that – but this Vitamix 750 blender is one of the best purchases of my entire life! Now I’m a smoothie-holic!
Any regrets? Yes: I’m only sorry that I tolerated our old blender for nearly two decades. Wow, what a difference. Honestly: this is one of those rare life-changing purchases.
Here is My Review of the Vitamix 750 Blender:
Here are the features that I love, love, love (check the reviews on Amazon for more):
- Powerful motor: I have yet to run it down, despite making my smoothies a bit like wet concrete.
- Relatively quiet: noises irritate my ADHD/autism spectrum, so this is appreciated, nearly as much as …
- Push-button-walk-away programs: LOVE this feature! Sure, the Vitamix 750 Pro has the usual speed dial, with speeds from 1 through 10. But it also has programs for things like smoothies, or hot soup, or even cleaning. Now I don’t need to stand there to actively change the speeds as I add ingredients; I simply add the ingredients, replace the lid, set it to “smoothie,” push the button and walk away.
- I never need to dismantle the blade unit to clean. EVER! In fact, the pitcher and blade are a single, sealed unit and cannot be taken apart. And, thanks to the push-button programs, clean-up is super easy: rinse the pitcher at the sink; add water and two drops of dish detergent to the pitcher; replace the lid; set base program to “clean,” push button and walk away. Love that!
- Brushed stainless body: I’m told that the metal body helps make this model a little quieter. It’s also super-easy to clean, speaking of which …
- Easy to clean: The vents for the motor and other features are protected by an overhang so that when I slop smoothie contents out of the pitcher onto the base (not if), it stays out of the motor and electronics.
- It fits under the kitchen counter cabinets. The pitcher on this model is huge – 64 ounces – but it’s short and squat, designed to fit under standard cabinet height, and it does. Nice.
And, conversely, here are a couple things that I don’t love so much:
- A bit tedious to clean the base power unit: paradox, yes? Sure, the design keeps slop out of the motor electronics, but the nooks and crevices around the dials and switches on the face of the machine can be challenging to clean. On the other hand, I looked at the “digital, smooth-control” faces of other blenders, and prefer these analog-type controls. What can I say, I’m an old-school, analog kind of guy.
- Due to the blade unit being an integral part of the pitcher, replacing the pitcher can be very expensive. Like over a hundred dollars! BUT: it has a warranty of 7 years!! I’ll gladly pay less than $20 per year to avoid taking the entire blender apart to clean it after every use!
- This is one expensive blender! I bought it for nearly $600. I can remember a time when I made that much in a month. I paid less than that for my first car!! (okay, it was a long time ago).
On the other hand, that purchase-price amortized over the expected life of this blender is pretty reasonable.
And, perhaps most importantly, instead of dreading the use of our blender, now I look forward to using it. It’s a rare day that I don’t use it. And I’m using it to make healthy versions of things that we were buying at the store (you don’t know what real almond milk tastes like until you make it yourself; same with the various nut butters). And ice-cream. And hot soups. And instead of spending an hour dicing ingredients for awesome guacamole, I can do it now in less than 15 minutes using our Vitamix 750 blender … nice. I think that this blender has made a significant improvement in my overall health.
Those of you who are UNLIMITED HealthHAX™ Members already have unlimited access to our eBooks, including those on The Green Smoothie Lifestyle, Juicing Recipes, Plant Nutrients for Your Health, MetabolismHAX™, and more. Not a member yet? Check it out here.
And some things I didn’t expect …
In addition to the usual one-through-ten speed dial, this blender has programs. And, in addition to the ability to simply add my ingredients to the pitcher, set the dial to “smoothie,” push the start-button and walk away, there are a couple settings that I never imagined having in a blender. Like that setting, second from the top on the left. The one that looks like a snow flake? That’s for ice cream. Oh yeah. And the next one down, the steaming bowl? That’s for soups. Hot soups. That’s right: add your ingredients, put the dial on that steam bowl, push start and walk away. Come back to a steaming pitcher of fresh home made soup. Sweeet. The next stop down on the left is for puree. Add your ingredients, set the dial there and press start. No need to figure out speeds. Automatic. What’s not to LOVE?!
Best of all? I never need to take this thing apart to clean it. In fact, I can’t: I don’t have the proper tools. How to clean it? Rinse in the sink. Add water to the pitcher. Add two drops of dish detergent (yes, only two drops). Replace on blender base. Add lid. Set dial all the way counter-clockwise to the symbol that looks like bubbles, and press start. Walk away. Return to a clean blender. What’s not to love about that!?
Summary: This Vitamix 750 Blender ROCKS!
Finally, I am not a xenophobe. I don’t support “building a wall and having Mexico pay for it,” and I do recognize that we now live in a global village. But I do appreciate that every Vitamix blender is designed and assembled right here in the USA. In fact, I’m looking forward to arranging a tour of the Vitamix factory the next time my travels take me through Cleveland.
Again, I think that the Vitamix 750 Pro blender is one of the best purchases I have ever made. For a detailed description and current price, check our Amazon Store here. And no matter what blender you buy, and no matter where you buy it (of course, we hope that you buy it through our link – you will never pay more by using that link, and it helps support this site), you must also get the book, Superfood Smoothies, by Julie Morris! Awesome guide for the smoothie-holic!
Click here for a video on YouTube comparing the Vitamix and Blendtec.