Yes, this Vitamix blender is certified refurbished, but in the world of Vitamix, that means the lightly used machine has gone through “a serious, formalized 17-step process” at a factory to ensure that everything works. (Holly Hacker, director of direct sales and customer experience at Vitamix, described them to us as “truly good as new.”) It also comes with a five-year warranty, just in case. So if you’ve been thinking about buying a Vitamix but have been hesitant because of the price, or considering gifting one to a smoothie-loving family member, pick up this on-sale Vitamix Explorian. It’s one of the brand’s most basic models, with manual controls, but it still has all of the power (and hardened stainless-steel blades) that makes it the “Ferrari of blenders.” And at just $180, we’re guessing this deal might not stick around: The last time we saw the Explorian for this price was on Prime Day, and it sold out.
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