Vitamix 750 64-Ounce Professional Blender
The Vitamix 750 64-Ounce Professional Countertop Blender is a high-price, high-powered machine designed for the serious at-home or restaurant chef. Its very strong and enduring 2.2 horsepower motor is capable of powering the sturdy blending blades through the toughest of tasks.
It is my opinion that this blender is a little more powerful and expensive than most people will require for their at-home blending needs, but that it could be worth its high price tag for those who plan to use its full blending abilities.
In this article, I plan to explain the reasoning behind that opinion, while simultaneously supplying you with information about the Vitamix 750 which I hope will assist you in deciding whether or not this is the right blender to match your needs.
This Vitamix blender features a rather large 64-ounce plastic blending pitcher. Although I find the pitcher’s unique design to be quite impressive, I am not overly excited about its plastic composition. Vitamix describes the pitcher as “copolyester”, which is simply a more difficult way of saying plastic. The good thing about copolyester is that it is BPA-free. The bad thing about it is that it likely contains a slew of other chemicals. Though those chemicals have not been deemed unsafe (at least at this point) I do not find them preferable to good, old-fashioned glass. That being said, the plastic pitcher may be preferable to glass for those who have weak wrists or hands and are unable to handle the added weight of a glass pitcher.
The unique design of this pitcher is what does impress me. Instead of being built tall and thin, this pitcher has been built short and wide. This means that it will fit more easily on your countertop beneath low-hanging upper cabinets.
Plenty of Settings
Other impressive features of this blender are its numerous settings. The five pre-programmed settings included with this blender are expertly designed to match the most common blending tasks, including smoothies, soups, frozen desserts, purees, and self-cleaning. Yes, you read that right, it has a self-cleaning option.
The pre-programmed settings are set to the perfect speed for each task, and have even been properly timed so that the machine will turn itself off at the optimal time. To use the self-cleaning option, simply put a dab of soap in the pitcher, fill it with water to the halfway point, place the lid on, press the self-clean option, and watch it go to work. Self-cleaning only takes 60 seconds, although you will be required to rinse the pitcher once the process is complete.
In addition to the five pre-programmed settings, this blender includes 10 speed settings and a pulse control switch. With ten different speed options, you can guarantee that one will suit your blending requirements.
Very few manufacturers actually use horsepower to describe the motors in their blenders or other small appliances. Usually, manufacturers include wattage instead of horsepower. I did the math for you. 2.2 horsepower is equal to approximately 1500 watts. If you are unsure what any of this means, let me tell you that most small personal blenders operate at about 250 watts, and most other countertop blenders operate between about 650 watts and 1200 watts. Clearly, then, this is a very strong motor.
But what does a strong motor mean? It means that it can power the blades to move faster for longer periods of time than a weak motor can. It can push blades through tougher foods without overheating and damaging itself. This means that you should be able to easily break down hard, dense foods such as ice without a problem. It also means that you should be able to create nut butters without a worry. Many other blenders are not capable of creating nut butters, since they need to run for quite a long time to complete the task.
Some people who have looked into purchasing the Vitamix 750 have expressed concerns about recalls the company put out in 2013 for this product. Rest assured that, once a recall is issued, resale and wholesale companies are required to return the product so that it can be fixed before selling it. As long as you do not purchase a used version of the product or purchase it from an unauthorized salesperson/company, you should not be receiving a faulty product.
Despite earlier issues and the recall discussed above, consumers have shown incredibly positive responses to this product. In fact, I was quite surprised at the overwhelming percentage of positive reviews this machine has received, especially considering its high price.
As someone who doesn’t require a countertop blender with this degree of power, I would not purchase this blender. For this price, I would like to see this blender capable of more tasks. In other words, if I am going to spend this kind of money on a small kitchen appliance, it would be a hybrid blender/mixer/food processor. However, that is just my opinion based on my needs. If you are in need of an incredibly durable, high-power blender designed to handle the toughest of blending tasks (such as creating nut butter) and have no interest in a hybrid option, this may be the right fit for you.