The latest blender from Vitamix is the priciest...and does the most. This model has five preset settings that give you the ability to make smoothies, hot soups, and other popular preparations with one touch of a button.
About the Vitamix 750
The Vitamix 750 has another notable difference from many of the older models. Its blending jar is shorter and wider.
While it holds 64 ounces of ingredients, as much as the taller jars, it is designed so it can fit under most cabinets, which means it will be easier to store on your countertop without it being in the way. The newly designed, wider jar means that the motor on this machine is slightly more powerful than the tall-jar machines: its motor is 2.2 horsepower, compared to 2 HP on the traditional blenders.
The presets include smoothie, frozen dessert, soup, and puree, as well as a rinse setting. With these settings, the machine adjusts speeds (even sometimes pausing for a second or two mid-cycle) and runs for a certain amount of time for the optimal results. A dial also enables the user to manually control the speed, with a 1-10 speed level range. There’s an on-off switch and a pulse.
The Vitamix 750 to the Test
I’ve reviewed other Vitamix models before, so I was eager to see if this version, which costs $200 more than the Vitamix 5200, which is one of the standard, opening-priced models.
When being used manually, there is not much difference: the same adjustable dial allows you to precisely control the speed, and the design of the jar and blade is efficient at pulling ingredients into the vortex. The pulse toggle is a nice option for roughly chopping foods like salsa or gazpacho, where you want to leave some texture in your mixture.
But it’s the preset programs that really make this blender shine. I tried the smoothie setting with a Green Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie. A turn of the dial to the smoothie setting, and a flick of the toggle to start the blender, and it does the rest, adjusting the speeds so that the result was a smooth and frothy smoothie, without a single chunk of frozen banana or fleck of unprocessed spinach remaining. I tested a pina colada recipe from the cookbook that comes with the mixer, using the “Frozen” Dessert” setting, and was impressed with how creamy it turned out; not grainy at all.
Vitamix is known for its ability to heat soup with the friction of the blades, and the 750 has a “Soup” setting. I tried making a tomato soup with the soup cycle. It ran for 5 minutes, mostly on high speed, and the finished results, sure enough, was an ideal soup temperature at around 155˚F.
The rinse cycle is also a nice feature. When you’re done using the blender, fill it with warm water and a few drops of dish detergent, and the cycle will run for 30 seconds, effectively cleaning the inside of the blender (although you’ll probably want to rinse it afterwards with clean water.
The Vitamix 750 effectively handled any blending task I gave it, and also seemed quieter than other high-power blenders I’ve used.
Its new design, with the shorter jar, also was convenient as it could be stored on its base, pushed back beneath a cabinet.
The bottom line: The 750 is one of the best-performing blenders on the market…. If you can afford it!
- One touch operation for popular functions
- Fits under cabinets
- Easy to clean
- Very expensive
- No digital display to show time remaining in a cycle
- 64-ounce BPA-free copolyester jar
- Laser-cut stainless steel blades
- 2.2 peak HP motor
- 5 Preprogrammed settings, variable speeds of 1-10
- Start/stop and pulse toggles
- Comes with a tamper, tutorial DVD, a “Getting Started” guide and a hardcover recipe book
- 7-year full warranty
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