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If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, It Should Be a Vitamix Blender

Illustration: Pedro Nekoi

Editor’s note: We knew that no Vitamix sale is forever, but we didn’t think it would sell out this fast. If you’re seeing this, it’s unfortunately too late to take advantage of this Prime Day deal because most of these blenders are no longer on sale. ( However, you can find more Amazon Prime Day kitchen deals here, and keep an eye on our big hub of Prime Day sales for even more can’t-miss discounts.

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 make 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 — and this Prime Day, we’re excited to report that 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 week 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’s 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, even purée vegetables into hot soup.” Builder reports that it’s been great for drinks too — her boyfriend is now a Vitamix convert, reaching for the blender to perfect his “whole citrus fruits and lots of tequila” frozen margarita recipe. If any (or all) of the above meal options get you excited, read on to determine which on-sale Vitamix is the right one for you.

The classic Vitamix blender, the 5200 is the same one that became our editor’s kitchen essential. It’s self-cleaning, has a wide range of speeds, a seven-year warranty, and can even turn cold liquids into hot ones. And this Prime Day, it’s just $279 — a whopping $271 cheaper than the regular asking price of $550.

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

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 models 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.

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If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It a Vitamix Blender