This Bestselling Vitamix Makes Everything From Soups To Smoothies — and It’s on Major Sale Right Now
For as long as I can remember, I’ve kept a wish list of items for my kitchen. Not surprisingly, copper cookware, carbon steel knives, and handmade cutting boards don’t come cheap, so some of these things have spent actual years in what I call “shopping cart purgatory”. I’ll add an item to my cart, look at the price, calculate if I really need it, and leave it there until I hear it’s on sale. If you’ve got a Vitamix blender on your own wish list, chances are you can relate. Ask any Vitamix owner and they’ll tell you that it’s worth every penny, but buying one is still a serious investment.
Luckily, if you’ve ever added a Vitamix to your cart, only to back out due to sheer sticker shock, here’s your chance to redeem yourself: right now you can pick up one of Vitamix’s most popular blenders, the Explorian Series E310, for under $300 (not a typo!). This is a price we normally only see for refurbished Vitamix models, so this is a great opportunity to get your very own fresh, never-used Vitamix, complete with a five-year warranty, for considerably less than the regular price.
As it relates to other Vitamix models with preset programs and multiple settings, the E310 is decidedly more simple and pared-down. Rather than low, medium, high buttons, the blender’s motor, and blades are controlled with a variable speed dial, which allows you to gently mix on low speeds, and ramp up to high speeds for pureeing and liquefying ingredients. There’s also a pulse button that provides chopping action and helps to break up tough items before blending.
And, as you’d expect, the Vitamix is incredibly powerful. Kitchn Managing Editor Lauren Kodiak wrote about her very own E310 after putting it through its paces for seven months. After making sauces, smoothies, and everything in between, she was really impressed with how easy the E310 makes it to create her favorite smoothies, soups, and even cashew milk. She says, “for all the poorly blended smoothies I drank with huge chunks of kale and ice in them, and for all the blenders I had to retire after only a year, I could’ve just bought a Vitamix and saved money and avoided sad smoothies from the start.”
The combination of the Vitamix’s 2HP motor and durable, 3-inch long stainless steel blades provides incredible power and torque to blast through frozen and fibrous ingredients, and since it can blend hot liquids, you can use it to prepare everything from your freezer to your stovetop.
With spring and summer fast-approaching, the E310 will get a ton of use in your kitchen. The included tamper allows you to mix super thick, scoopable creations without having to add too much liquid to get things moving, like frozen treats and nice cream. You can also make dips, nut butter, pesto, pancake batters, sauces, and frozen cocktails. The E310’s 48-ounce Tritan pitcher is perfect for small to medium batches and gives it the advantage of being easier to store under kitchen cabinets and fit comfortably in the lower rack of your dishwasher.
Buy: Vitamix E310, $299.95 (normally $349.95)