cyber monday 2021

If You Buy One Thing on Cyber Monday, Make It a Vitamix Blender

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We’re in a long-term relationship with Vitamix blenders here at the Strategist. Not only do our staffers use them year-round for smoothies, soups, and frozen cocktails, but countless chefs, wellness fanatics, and Amazon reviewers say they’re a kitchen essential that makes recipes more enjoyable (and much more achievable). Given how much they cost, however, it’s typically a good idea to wait until you can find one on sale — so we’re excited to report that for Cyber Monday a wide range of them are, with deep discounts to be found (up to 50 percent!) on some of the best Vitamix blenders on the market.

Of her first time using a Vitamix, Strategist editor Maxine Builder writes, “The blender was way more powerful than I imagined it would be, and it readily handled any task I threw at it, from blending a Burger King–inspired Lucky Charms milkshake to juicing celery.” She says it has since become “one of the most used, most reliable tools in my kitchen. I’ve used it to make hummus from canned chickpeas, blend frozen bananas into a creamy faux ice cream, and even purée vegetables into hot soup.” Builder reports that it’s been great for drinks, too: Her boyfriend is now a Vitamix convert and reaches for the blender to perfect his “whole citrus fruits and lots of tequila” frozen-margarita recipe.

The classic Vitamix blender is self-cleaning, has a wide range of speeds and a seven-year warranty, and is powerful enough to turn cold liquids into hot ones. And this Cyber Monday, it’s just $279 — a whopping $271 cheaper than the regular asking price of $550.

Because it offers a more powerful motor and more features, chefs often recommend splurging for the newer Vitamix 75o over the 5200. If having a pulse button is really important to you, you’ll be happy to know that the 750 is also on sale today, though at a smaller discount than the 5200.

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender
$290
$290

After hearing from a range of chefs, we named Vitamix’s Explorian blender the best manually operated blender. Not only is it cheaper than the model above, but Ksenia Avdulova, founder of the wellness blog Breakfast Criminals, told us she “personally prefers the manual-switch experience,” which allows for a little more control over your blend.

The refurbished Explorian is also on sale today. In the world of Vitamix, “refurbished” means it’s gone through “a 17-step process that includes testing all of the components to ensure that they work, fixing the ones that don’t, and replacing items like the container and tamper, before reboxing and selling.”

For people who love their smart home, Vitamix’s A3300 Ascent smart blender has a touchscreen interface and Bluetooth capabilities that allow you to control your blender from your phone. It also comes with a ten-year warranty.

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If You Buy One Thing on Cyber Monday, Get a Vitamix Blender