Who among us has never lusted after a Vitamix? Those industrial-chic, heavy-duty blenders are a cult favorite because they're reliable workhorses that can handle tough ingredients and turn out ultra-smooth dishes like magic. The only problem is that they're expensive. Really expensive. It might take a lot of nut butters and smoothies to justify the cost, but a lot of people who own them say the performance is worth the price tag.
If you're an Amazon Prime member who has been thinking about biting the bullet and buying one of these high-end super blenders, now could be the time to do it, because Amazon is offering a $500 Vitamix blender for $350 as an exclusive Amazon Prime Day deal. You guys, that's amazing.
Delish found the offer and reports the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender is selling for $350, which is 30 percent less than its normal retail price of $500. Plus, it's a slate gray color that is only available through Amazon! You can also get the same Vitamix in black right now for $350 without being a Prime Member, but if you want the exclusive slate gray color you need to sign up.
The E310 has a 48-ounce container and a five-star rating after 178 reviews on Macy's. It has a variable speed control and pulse system so you can start off blending slowly and then turn the speed up as the ingredients get finer.
You can use it to blend frozen bananas into ice cream and frozen fruit into sorbet, and you can use it to grind nuts into nut butter. It even grinds coffee.
You can even make hot soup without a stove. The blades heat soup to serving temperature while it blends, which is a pretty impressive feature (and not having to haul large pots of steaming soup around the kitchen would make puréed soups much easier to make).
The E310 Explorian Vitamix is also reportedly able to clean itself. You put dish soap into the blender with warm water, and the Vitamix cleans itself in about 30 to 60 seconds. Cleaning a blender is one of the most aggravating of all kitchen tasks, so a self-cleaning blender sounds pretty fantastically useful. (The container is also dishwasher-safe, so you could go that route that too.)
The E310 is a Prime Day launch item, which means it's exclusive for Amazon Prime members. If you have Amazon Prime, you can get the slate gray Vitamix for $349.95 right now, including free shipping.
Do you have a Vitamix? If not, will you be buying one this Prime Day?