Without a doubt, the Vita Mix blender is the gold standard of blenders. Other blenders may be comparable in performance but really, they are all striving to compete with the Vitamix. The Vitamix 1782 TurboBlend is just one of a series of models made by Vitamix, and is one of the most affordable. With less options and features, you still get the power and reliability that Vitamix is known for.
If the Vitamix can’t do it, no one can. With up to 2 HP and 1380 watts of power, you can make ultra-smooth whole food smoothies, soups, ice cream and nut butters and flours. It even blends blackberry, strawberry, and chia seeds. With all that power comes a great deal of noise, which is to be expected with any high-powered blender. If the noise really bothers you, wear a pair of noise canceling headphones.
This is where the Vitamix could honestly use some improvement. It is very industrial looking – not sharp nor beautiful. The bulky base combined with the 64-ounce pitcher will not fit under your kitchen countertop. Solution? Store them side-by-side, or, leave the base on the counter and store the pitcher in the cupboard. For most customers, the performance outweighs its appearance. It blends like a champion, so who cares, right?
The 1782 model is the most economical version of the Vitamix series, and goes on Amazon for around $380, or approximately $65 less than the next model up. It comes with just two speeds, low and high, and for most users this is sufficient because it has the same power as the more expensive models. If you have the financial means, splurge on the Vitamix 5200 or Vitamix CIA Professional models.
Vita Mix is a highly reputable U.S. company, which is known for standing behind its blenders. They offer a 5-year guarantee. Plus the blender is manufactured in the U.S. as well, so you can feel good supporting domestic manufacturing, if that is important to you.
Yep, you read that right. Because the Vitamix blends so well, all you need is a Nut Milk Bag. You strain the smoothie to remove the fiber, and you are left with perfectly smooth juice – without a messy and hard-to-clean juicer.