Remarkable pre-programmed settings
Does more than blend
Doesn't include smaller containers
Container gets cloudy
We purchased the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender so our reviewer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
Even the most enthusiastic cooks sometimes need assistance, whether it's in the form of an actual human or a kitchen appliance. Blenders fall into the category of appliances that are designed to make tasks easier, faster, and more refined. Think silky smoothies, creamy nut butters, velvety sauces, emulsions that won’t separate, and many other normally time-consuming concoctions. Fiber-rich green juice may not sound as delicious as a frozen margarita, but with a powerful blender, no one will know that the former is chock-full of celery and flaxseeds. A well-designed, powerful blender helps you transform ingredients.
A conversation about the best blenders on the market is incomplete without discussing Vitamix blenders. Because they are often used in professional kitchens, I wanted to find out how the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender performs under a pressure test at home. To test its blending, churning, kneading, mixing, and crushing prowess, I made the aforementioned green smoothie, as well as nut milk, ground-up flour, dosa batter, and even whipped cream, which I later turned into butter. OK, not me—the Vitamix churned it into butter. Read on for the rest of my findings.
Setup Process: Plug it in and go
The setup couldn’t be any easier. I plugged it in, filled the blender jar halfway through with warm water and a dash of liquid soap, and ran the clean cycle. That was it; it was ready to go after a rinse. I made sure to read the manual to get acquainted with the symbols on the dial for pre-programmed functions.
The Professional Series 750 features two colors to choose from: black and pearl gray. It is slightly boxy, but the contours and angles on the base, and the container itself, make it look sleek.
The cord is 6 feet long and comes with convenient storage at the base. It was easy to move the blender around to my prep area and roll the cord back in for storage.
The low-profile jar is wider and shorter than the standard Vitamix containers. This made it easy to tuck it under my low kitchen cabinets, although I had to move the blender out to use. I found the wider jar easier to scrape food out of compared with Vitamix's longer containers. Some of the food, especially sticky nut butters, got lodged under the blades. However, it was easily released with a blender spatula (such as this one on Amazon). Measurements on the container are marked in ounces, cups, and milliliters, but are not easy to read. The blades in the container are laser-cut, stainless steel, and measure 4 inches in diameter.
Performance: Superior textures
To get acquainted with the Vitamix Professional Series 750, I started by making some mango and oatmeal smoothies and blending an iced latte, all of which it did very easily. The textures were thick and creamy, and the ice was slushy. To put the blender to task and check its blending prowess, I made celery juice. I was ready with my sieve to strain out the rough bits from the juice, but it was the smoothest blend ever. No fibrous things, just great-tasting juice.
Next, I made rice flour in it. It pulverized the rice to a very fine powder. However, Vitamix recommends that, if grinding grains is something you want to do often, you do so with the dry grains container (view at Vitamix).
Emulsions like Hollandaise turned out smooth and creamy. I also made a tomato sauce from scratch, and it turned out wonderfully smooth. I loved the ease of making cashew nut butter, vinaigrettes, granitas, and—using the pulse function—a large batch of chunky salsa.
I was skeptical about whipping cream in the blender. After all, you have the mixer and a balloon whisk for creating those light and airy peaks! But I am happy to report that the instructions in the included cookbook deliver a near-perfect batch of whipped cream. You just have to keep a watchful eye. Furthermore, churning butter from this whipped cream was just a couple of minutes extra.
I wondered if the heat from the high spinning of the blades will be enough to heat up a soup. I used the asparagus recipe from the cookbook, added the ingredients, and set the dial to the soup setting. Minutes later, I had hot soup with a soft green color and the silkiest texture. Fast and easy.
I was surprised to see emulsions like Hollandaise turn out smooth and creamy.
For the final set of tests, I used to the blender to make batter for dosa (a fermented savory crepe) and to grind some spices. Traditionally, dosa batter is ground in a stone grinder to avoid any extra heat from friction. Since the batter needs to ferment, the grinding process needs to stay as cool as possible. I loved the smooth creamy texture of the dal (lentils) and rice after grinding them. I added some ice cubes to ensure the batter stayed cool, but it was not necessary. The blender ground up a cup of soaked dal in 30 seconds and did not heat up.
It also made quick work of cumin and coriander seeds, grinding them to a fine powder without heating up the blades.
And, just for kicks, I made a batch of focaccia dough. Again, I wasn’t expecting much, but the machine surprised me. The pulse function was handy for getting the dough consistency right. The resulting dough was not perfect, but a couple of minutes of extra kneading on the bench got the gluten development going, and the dough was flexible to work with.
Optional Accessories: Good to have
The wide container that the blender comes with is not suitable for processing smaller quantities. The 32-ounce container (view at Amazon) features the same power, but for smaller quantities.
Also, if you want to grind more whole grains at home, the 32-ounce dry grains container is made for handling grains, batters, and doughs.
Another cool addition you could add to your kit is the 20-ounce personal cup adapter (view at Williams-Sonoma) to blend individual portions to take away.
This blender has a variable speed dial and pre-programmed settings for smoothies, soups, frozen desserts, purées, and cleaning. The soft-grip handle on the container makes it easy to hold the jar while pouring and using the tamper. The pulse switch is great for short bursts or for controlling the duration and power, so your chunky salsa does not turn into a purée.
Cleaning: Couldn’t be easier
I found myself using the cleaning feature in this blender very often. Since the container, the lid, and the tamper are not dishwasher safe, you would think cleaning this would be a pain. But I found it extremely convenient to just fill it up with some warm water, add soap, and run the cleaning program. This gets the container clean and free of debris, and then you just have to rinse it. In case of oily or sticky substances, an additional scrubbing with soap is needed. The lid and the tamper need to be washed by hand, but they do get cleaned easily.
To clean the motor base, after unplugging the blender, I used a damp cloth to clean the switches and the centering pad and then wiped it dry with a soft cloth.
Price: Totally worth it
The price tag of around $550 is steep—even steeper than some of the other Vitamix models. And it’s just one small appliance. Considering how powerful the blender is and how quickly and efficiently it got through the produce in my fridge, I realized that it is totally worth the investment. This machine is a time-saver.
Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender vs. Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender
The Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Blender: The Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Blender (view at Amazon) also has a low profile and is slightly cheaper than the Professional Series 750 (it retails for around $450). It has three pre-programmed functions for hot soups, frozen desserts, and smoothies. The self-detect technology helps automatically adjust blending times based on the container size. Paired with the Vitamix Perfect Blend App, it gives you access to 17 programs and over 500 recipes.
A powerful blender that's worth the splurge.
The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender does more than just blend. I couldn’t help but try out all the features and be amazed—and sometimes surprised—at the performance. While it’s an expensive small appliance, it’s a worthy one.
- Product Name Professional Series 750
- Product Brand Vitamix
- Price $550
- Weight 13 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 8.5 x 17.25 x 8.5 in.
- Color Black, Pearl Gray
- Voltage 120V
- Warranty 7-Year full (standard)
- What's Included Low-Profile 64-ounce container, low-profile tamper, cookbook