Price: $499 to $599
Model: Vitamix Professional Series 750 Heritage
Colors Available: Copper, Stainless Steel (brushed)
Availability: Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, William Sonoma
Place of Manufacturer: USA
I often try to stay away from doing product reviews, but I certainly think that my experience with the Vitamix Pro 750 Heritage truly warrants one.
Initially, when I heard of Vitamix, I thought of the I love Lucy Episode where she does a commercial for vitameat…, well see video below for more details (this episode was hilarious!)
Before purchasing this blender, I did extensive research to determine what blender suited my household best. It wasn’t easy…I literally took 3 months looking over details and thinking things through when it came to my final contenders, Blendtec or Vitamix? I weighed the pluses and minuses…like how often I would be using it and for what purposes, as well as, how much noise would be tolerable before finally deciding on the Vitamix PRO 750 Heritage.
Why I Took So Long to Purchase It
While there are many glowing reviews to support purchasing a Vitamix Blender, I certainly didn’t want to give into the hype. So, I carefully studied the bad reviews and the common links between them (for example, container coating flaking off into blended foods…this was an issue with some older Vitamix Models; models purchased after August 11, 2015 are not affected) to help gauge whether it was worth the purchase. Then went on to deciding the capacity wanted based on the size of my household and the types of foods we would need to process in the blender (perfectly crushed ice was a must).
I also wanted to make sure it was well worth the investment; after all, there were other blenders out there that worked well and came with a lower price tag.
Both Blendtec and Vitamix appeared to be equally matched as far as performance was concerned. So what really cinched it for me was the overall look. I prefer the sturdier, more robust look of the Vitamix, as opposed to the slender, somewhat retro look of Blendtec. Check out Blender Babes review here if you are in the market for a high-powered or professional blender and would like more comparison based info.
The Vitamix Professional 750 Heritage: Pros and Cons
There are many pros to having a Vitamix, but there are a handful of cons too, so here are a few.
- Powerful 2.2 hp motor
- Metal base housing instead of plastic
- Self cleaning feature that makes cleanup a breeze
- Comes with 5 programmed settings – cleanup, soups, purées, smoothies, frozen treats
- Comes in several finishes (copper, stainless steel)
- Great for grinding grains into flour (Vitamix carries a dry grains container for this, though not necessary in order to grind dry grains or even nuts into flour – I’ve used the regular container for dry grains and it works very well)
- Great for grinding coffee and spices
- BPA free, Co-polyester, shatterproof container
- Sharp, laser cut stainless steel blades that are attached to container (so no worries about having to piece back together detachable blades and parts)
- The blade seal is Teflon free in the Professional Series 750 Heritage Model
- Fits under standard cabinets, albeit somewhat of a tight fit
- Comes with a lovely cookbook that includes a variety of recipes from smoothies to some pretty tasty pancake batters
- Comes with a tamper to help push down ingredients when blending thick foods
- Blends ice very, very well, for those frozen treat moments
- Great for making hot soups and just from the shear friction of the movement of the blades
- Can be filled to brim and still work fantastically
- Great for making Smoothie King type smoothies, i.e. well-blended, ultra smooth, delicious, and healthy frozen treats
- Can be used for mixing batter and dough (within good reason of course)
- In my book, there is no need for a juicer, because it works well for breaking down fibrous fruits and vegetables – good for making whole juices — fruit with pulp/flesh blended in, which I personally prefer — so no loss of the beneficial fiber contained in those fruits and veggies
- Great for making nut-based milks (hazelnuts, almonds, etc. – pre-soaking the nuts make this a quicker process)
- Noisy due to powerful motor, but the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Heritage is 40% quieter than the Vitamix Pro 750 (with the same variable motor)
- Blender/ Base is a bit wider than regular household blenders, so more storage space may be required
- Container can develop a slight smell if you use it for grinding strong spices like peppers, for instance (even after washing it right after use – trust me, I am religious about this) so you may want to keep a second container handy for smoothies and all other light or non-fragrant foods.
The Verdict: Is the Vitamix Worth the Hefty Price Tag
Absolutely, yes! I love my Vitamix and definitely should have bought it sooner. It makes blending green smoothies less of an ordeal…no chunks to chew, especially when it comes to tougher greens like kale and collards. I love using it for making plant based milks like hazelnut milk – it does an excellent job of grinding up pre-soaked hazelnuts into very fine bits that could be easily strained using a nut milk bag.
I also love how well it grinds small seeds from fruits like strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries which are typically hard for regular/standard home blenders to do – this definitely would have been an instant selling point for me had I known this prior to purchasing.
Ways to Save on Purchasing a Vitamix
The most obvious is to wait for it to go on sale at your local retailer, William Sonoma, Macy’s, Best Buy to name a few. Other ways of saving include, but are not limited to the following:
- Purchasing with a group of friends to get wholesale price
- Various discounts, such as, reward points/dollars from your cell phone provider or even your utility companies
- You can use credit card cash back to help reduce out-of-pocket expense
- Get coupons if you can find them…try join honey for easy access to working coupons
- Get refurbished units – they work just as well, are a fraction of the price, and are backed by warranty
I am definitely a fan and would highly recommend getting the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Heritage because it is one of the best blenders in the Vitamix line of blenders. As long as there is room in your budget for this and you are certain you can put it to good use, then most definitely go for it! And you will enjoy making your own delicious smoothies and much more, at home.
If you have any questions concerning the Vitamix Pro 750 Heritage, be sure to comment below. For those who already own a Vitamix Blender or purchased one after reading an online review, please feel free to share your experience (love it or hate it).