There's no bad time of year to buy a Vitamix. Whether you want to whip up cooling smoothies or warming soups, there's a reason to break out this kitchen workhorse year-round. And while there's no bad time to make the investment, the best time is during a sale. And today only, Sur La Table is offering an impressive 40 percent off refurbished models.
With new Explorian models costing $350 and up, this deal is the lowest we can find on the internet today. At $250, you get like-new conditions — they're rebuilt by hand (not just gently used models being resold). And with the Sur La Table reconditioned models, you get a five-year warranty for extra peace of mind.
You can read more about what we like (and sometimes don't like) about Vitamix blenders in our comprehensive review. But here are some details that make this on-sale model a truly great addition to your kitchen.
- Low profile: Unlike the classic Vitamix models, the Explorian is a shorter, squatter carafe. Some Explorian model mixers (like the one in our review) are smaller, but this one holds a full 64 ounces. You aren't sacrificing capacity here.
- Variable controls: Not all Vitamix blenders come with so many controls. Some inexpensive models just have "high" and "low." With this model, however, you will be able to fine-tune your blending on a scale from 1 to 10. There is also a pulse option for when you want even more control.
- Powerful motor: And, like all Vitamix blenders, you get a crazy-powerful motor. Nuts, leafy greens, and ice can be pulverized in seconds. And for such a relatively bulky piece of equipment, the motor actually makes cleanup even easier. Just put some warm water and a drop of soap in the carafe and blend for a few seconds to clean the sides and blades.