If you don't already have a Vitamix, chances are it's been on your wish list for a long, long time. And what's not to love (or lust) about 'em? As the gold standard of blenders, they're perfect for whipping up nut butters, salsas, and frozen margaritas.
But while Vitamix is arguably one of the best — if not, the best — blender brands on the market, it's not the cheapest. Most models will set you back a couple hundred dollars, so it's a good idea to wait until they go on sale.
Well, the wait is over.
Buy: Vitamix Explorian Blender, $220
Right now, Amazon is shaving $70 off Vitamix's Explorian Blender. This option features 10 speed variations, stainless steel blades, and a pulse setting, which is perfect for chopping nuts or vegetables.
At $220, this blender is by no means cheap; however, Vitamix designs all of its blenders to last for many years to come. Plus, if you're constantly trying new recipes — or shelling out $12 for a green smoothie — it'll pay for itself in no time.
One caveat: This deal only applies to certified refurbished blenders. We know what you're thinking: What the heck does "certified refurbished" mean? It means the product has either been slightly or never used and returned by a customer. Don't worry, though! Amazon tests each product to make sure it still lives up to its promise. From there, Amazon gives approved products the thumbs up and sells them for a lower price.
Amazon promises these refurbished blenders will look and work like new. And in the off chance yours doesn't, all certified refurbished products are backed by a minimum 90-day warranty.
We know the stigma "used" has for many shoppers — especially when it comes to kitchen wares — but think of all the money you're saving! To put things in perspective, a brand-new Explorian Blender costs $350. And the Amazon price tracking site, CamelCamelCamel, says this blender is the cheapest it's ever been on the site. So if not now, when?
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