Product Review: Vitamix Professional Series 300 Blender
Price Range: $500 – $550
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a US made, high-end blender which can handle anything and blend at high speeds.
- The Vitamix Pro 300 Onyx is a US made blender built only with the highest quality parts and manufacturing standards. Its sturdy, rugged base is built to last and provide optimum stability. Under-base cord storage allows you to wrap the cord under the base for tidy storage.
- A 2.2 peak horsepower motor powers the blender, which provides incredible power up to 240 MPH to zip through the hardest of ingredients quickly. The new and improved design makes it approx 40% quieter than the motor on the previous model. The Smart Motor uses technology which detects the load in the jar then adjusts the speed to an appropriate level for optimum blending performance and to prevent overheating.
- The 64 oz carafe has been updated from previous Vitamix models and now has a lower and wider design which allows it to fit under standard kitchen cabinets. Constructed from tough Eastman Tritan™ copolyester which is BPA-free, the carafe is both lightweight and durable. The included tamper tool is ideal for pressing tough ingredients down onto the blades for thorough blending.
- The carafe is a breeze to clean. Just apply some soap mixed with warm water into the carafe jar then run the blender on its high setting for just 30 seconds.
- A simple yet efficient illuminated control panel gives you easy control over the blender functions. Controls include a variable speed control which lets you select speeds from 1-10 for full control, a pulse control for gradual bursts of speed plus a Start/Stop switch.
- Includes a Create chef recipe book with over 300 recipes from world renowned chefs to get your taste buds yearning, plus an instructional DVD.
- The carafe container isn’t dishwasher safe. This is only an issue if you’re using sticky ingredients like peanut butter as the self-cleaning feature doesn’t work for this.
Guarantee: 7-year warranty.
The Vitamix Professional Series 300 Blender is the kind of appliance which would suit the professional chef or serious home user who wants the highest quality blending results and a machine which is built to last.
The improvements over the Vitamix Pro 200 make this model more practical with its lower profile design and quieter motor, while the smart motor and pulse function enhances its proficiency.