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How to SAVE BIG! The Cheapest Deals on Refurbished Vitamix & Blendtec Blenders

Ready to use your blender to create easy and delicious meals, snacks, smoothies, condiments, cocktails and treats? On sale for 73% off LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Our Most Recommended Reconditioned Blenders

Blender Babes highly recommends these 7 models:
1) The Vitamix 5200 Standard – for $329 
2) The Vitamix 6300/Pro 500 Standard with Programs – for $379
3) The Blendtec Total Blender Classic – for $279
4) The Blendtec 575 Classic – for $319
5) The Vitamix Explorian E320 – for $289  $269 exclusive deal for using our links (discount reflected at checkout)
6) The Vitamix 750 – for $499
7) The Vitamix Venturist V1200 – for $449 $349 exclusive deal for using our links (discount reflected at checkout)

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I am dedicated to helping my community decide which blender model is the BEST choice for you, your family, and your wallet. The #1 reason why people do not (or cannot!) purchase a commercial blender such as a Blendtec or Vitamix, is because of the cost.

I understand that $400 – $1,000 is out of many people’s price range.

This is why I recommend Refurbished Blendtec and Refurbished Vitamix blenders because they are the MOST COST EFFICIENT way to get one of these like new blenders, even surpassing the cheapest deals on brand new models found at Costco, QVC, or Amazon!

In this Blendtec vs Vitamix review I’m going to break down the different model offerings from each company with recommendations and price comparisons. For help deciding on WHICH model best suits your needs, check out my comprehensive Blendtec vs Vitamix review.

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How to SAVE BIG! Cheapest Deals Refurbished Blendtec vs Vitamix by @BlenderBabes

Use Vitamix promotion code 06-007974 OR Blendtec promo code BBGIFT

Once you choose the model and features that work best for you and your lifestyle, use any of the links in this review to purchase.

Why You Should Purchase Through Blender Babes

Blender Babes is proud to be an affiliate of many of the health lifestyle products we discuss. At no additional cost to you, we earn a small commission for sales made using the links from our website (and many times offer special deals just for our community!). It’s how we keep creating content you love and we are grateful for your support! ♥


You will receive FREE SHIPPING + EXCLUSIVE FREE GIFTS for purchasing using our Vitamix Promotion Code 06-007974 or Blendtec Promo Code BBGIFT (that goes for new & refurbished Vitamix and Blendtec blender models). Learn More about our current free gifts offer. Make sure to email your confirmation purchase order to to redeem your free gifts!


You will receive free shipping for purchases made using our Vitamix Promotion Code “06-007974” or Blendtec Promo Code “BBGIFT”


LARGEST SELECTION of less expensive refurbished blender models available! See below for refurbished Vitamix and Blendtec details with breakdown of features to find what’s best for your needs.


In addition to Free Shipping, Free Gifts and Huge Savings, you also have ACCESS TO PAYMENT PLANS!

Blendtec: Offers 3, 6, and 12 month payment plans with Financing through AFFIRM, which you can order with a debit or credit card. Even those with not so good credit can qualify.

Vitamix: Offers Paypal Easy Pay Payment Plans up to 18 months with interest-free financing.


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First I want to clarify the meaning of the words “refurbished, recertified, certified reconditioned”. It all means the same thing. Basically, these are blenders that have been used during demonstrations, or are returns for whatever reason.

Some of you know about my humble beginnings as a blender demonstrator at Costco – at every roadshow I had 3 to 6 blenders I used gently and/or were on display and never used – these same blenders would then be returned at the end of the show to be reconditioned.

Other returns include people changing their mind, upgrades, and yes even blenders that need to be serviced.

If a returned blender has any worn or broken parts it will be replaced with new parts, therefore the blender that you will receive is virtually brand new.

Refurbished Vitamix and Blendtec blenders all come with:

  • New Jar
  • New Lid
  • New Tamper (Vitamix only)
  • New Cookbook

Owning a Refurbished Blendtec or Refurbished Vitamix is similar to buying a certified pre-owned luxury car – meaning significant savings over the cost of a brand new blender.

Just like a luxury pre-owned vehicle, used Vitamix and Blendtec blenders all go through a number of quality inspections in the reconditioning process – they are required to pass rigorous checklists at their factories here in the USA.

They must perform like a new machine to pass.


Reconditioned Vitamix and Blendtec blenders not only look and perform in like new condition, but they also come with a strong warranty. This warranty covers wear and tear. You cannot beat that.

Refurbished Vitamix come with a 5 year warranty.

Refurbished Blendtec come with a 3 year warranty.


Vitamix and Blendtec both offer a risk-free 30 day in-home trial so you can try one out for yourself. If you’re not satisfied, for any reason just return it for a reimbursement.

Vitamix is step above Blendtec here: They even pay for shipping both ways in their no risk guarantee.


Certified reconditioned Vitamix and Blendtec blenders are only available in the USA and CANADA at this time.

Refurbished Blendtec are available and ship free to the USA and Canada!

Most Refurbished Vitamix are ONLY available to the USA. There are Refurbished Vitamix Canada options available only to Canada. However if you can arrange a US address to ship to, call Vitamix at 1-800-848-2649 to place your order from an option below and give them our free shipping Vitamix promo code 06-007974.


♦ Note: Certified Reconditioned Vitamix packages are only available in the USA

Vitamix has so many models, they now have Certified Reconditioned Packages ranging from $259 for their S30 Personal blender up to $499 for their current top of the line Vitamix Ascent A3500. 

However I don’t recommend the lowest level 2 speed refurbished Vitamix for $299 – this entry level Vitamix has limited features – no manual control, only low and high speeds.

For a few dollars more I suggest getting the popular Vitamix 5200 or other models included in the Certified Reconditioned Standard Package – which all have the SAME FEATURES/POWER.

Every reconditioned package comes with a 5 year Vitamix warranty AND you can also purchase an additional warranty for a total of 8 years, for an extra $75.

Most Refurbished Vitamix are ONLY available to the USA and Canada

The Cheapest Deals on Refurbished Vitamix & Blendtec Blenders by @BlenderBabes
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Refurbished Vitamix Explorian E320Vitamix E320 Best Blender – Only $289 

New to the refurbished Vitamix offerings, this is the BEST bang for your buck and is the least expensive refurbished Vitamix model we recommend! It’s the perfect no-frills starter Vitamix that has a lot of the same features as the next generation blenders.

The Refurbished Vitamix Explorian E320 Features:

  • 2.2-peak horsepower motor
  • Full manual 10 speed variable control
  • Comes with the Tall Standard 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix Explorian recipe cookbook
  • 2 Available Colors: Black and Red
  • 5-Year Warranty

Vitamix 5200 Best Vitamix BlenderRefurbished Vitamix 5200 StandardOnly $329

The refurbished Vitamix 5200 Standard blender models have a total savings of $120 off the brand new price of $449. This is the Vitamix blender that America’s Test Kitchen recommends most after comparing it to to newer Vitamix models.

The Refurbished Vitamix 5200 Standard Features:

  • 2-peak horsepower motor
  • Full manual 10 speed variable control with HIGH setting (no PULSE feature, but to pulse just set variable speed control and turn on and off quickly to equal 1 pulse)
  • Comes with the Tall Standard 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix Getting Started Plus recipe cookbook
  • 5 Available Colors: Black, Brushed Stainless, Platinum, Red, White
  • 5-Year Warranty

Vitamix 5300 BlenderRefurbished Vitamix 5300  – Only $359

The refurbished Vitamix 5300 is the newest addition to the certified reconditioned options! This blender model is when you want a C-series blender but with a low profile 64oz compact jar with a 2.2 horsepower motor (the same as the G-Series Next Generation models!), with a total savings of $170 off the brand new price of $529. This is a great savings if you want these features without the Next Generation price tags. It’s exactly the same as the Vitamix Next Generation blenders (which are new $529 and refurbished $429), but without the pulse feature!

The Refurbished Vitamix 5300 Standard Features:

  • 2.2-peak horsepower motor
  • Full manual 10 speed variable control + Pulse
  • Comes with the Low Profile 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix Getting Started Plus recipe cookbook
  • 2 Available Colors: Black & Red
  • 5-Year Warranty

Vitamix Standard ProgramsRefurbished Vitamix Standard ProgramsOnly $379

The refurbished Vitamix Standard Programs offers the MOST savings over any other refurbished Vitamix package, with a total of $220 off the brand new price of $599. We LOVE this option, because for only $50 more than the refurbished Vitamix Standard (like the Vitamix 5200), you can get a model that includes 3 automatic settings that shut off when done (yipeeeee!) – smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts. These are the types of recipes you will probably make most with your Vitamix high powered blender. Models include the Vitamix 6300 and Vitamix Professional Series 500,

The Refurbished Vitamix Standard with Programs Features:

  • 2-peak horsepower motor
  • 3 Pre-programmed automatic settings + 10 speed variable control + Pulse
  • Comes with the Tall Standard 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix Savory recipe cookbook
  • 5 Available Colors: Black, Brushed Stainless, Platinum, Red, White
  • 5-Year Warranty

Vitamix 7500 BlenderRefurbished Vitamix Next GenerationOnly $429 

Blender Babes was UBER EXCITED to discover Vitamix had added their new Next Generation models to the refurbished Vitamix line. Since these are some of their newest models, sometimes the refurbished options are out of stock, so if you are interested in getting these models, you will save up $130 off the new price of $529-$559 – total. Models include the Vitamix 7500, Professional Series 300, and Creations Elite. These newly designed next generation models feature a quieter yet more powerful 2.2-peak horsepower motor and the redesigned, shorter jar (i.e. fits underneat most kitchen cabinets!) and the controls are manual 10 speed variable (10 is the same as HIGH) with updated pulse feature.

The Refurbished Vitamix Next Generation Features:

  • 2.2-peak horsepower motor
  • Full manual 10 speed variable control + Pulse
  • Comes with the Low Profile 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix Simply Fresh recipe cookbook
  • 3 Available Colors: Black, Red, White
  • 5-Year Warranty

Vitamix 780 Next Generation blenderRefurbished Vitamix 780Only $399

The 100% touschscreen Vitamix 780 model is their addition to the refurbished Vitamix lineup! This is their first ever touchscreen model and has all the same features and 5 pre-programmed settings of the popular Vitamix 750 (aka Next Generation Programs), with a savings of $200 off the brand new price of $719.

The Refurbished Vitamix Next Generation with Programs Features:

  • 2.2-peak horsepower motor
  • Touchscreen
  • 5 Pre-programmed automatic settings + 10 speed variable control + Pulse
  • Comes with the Low Profile 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix Create recipe cookbook
  • 1 Available Color: Black
  • 5-Year Warranty

Vitamix 750 Best Vitamix Blender

Refurbished Vitamix 750 aka Refurbished Vitamix Next Generation Programs – Only $499

One of the best Vitamix blenders and most recommended is the Vitamix 750 model is their newest model, and we were equally excited it’s now available in the reconditioned op

tions as the Certified Reconditioned Next Generation Programs, with a savings of $100 off the brand new price of $599. Since we ARE the Blender Babes and we just HAD to test this baby out, we are now the proud owners of a refurbished Vitamix 750 and are fans of the 5 automatic settings -smoothies, frozen desserts, hot soups, purees, and self cleaning! Note: The brushed copper stainless is $50 more.

The Refurbished Vitamix Next Generation with Programs Features:

  • 2.2-peak horsepower motor
  • 5 Pre-programmed automatic settings + 10 speed variable control + Pulse
  • Comes with the Low Profile 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix Create recipe cookbook
  • 3 Available Colors: Black, Red, Brushed Stainless
  • 5-Year Warranty

Refurbished Vitamix A2500Refurbished Vitamix A2500 – Only $399 

New Price is $519. The Digital Vitamix Ascent A2500 model is also now available reconditioned, with 3 preprogrammed automatic settings -smoothies, frozen desserts and hot soups!

The Refurbished Vitamix A2500 Features:

  • 2.2-peak horsepower motor
  • 3 Pre-programmed automatic settings + 10 speed variable control + Pulse
  • Countdown Timer
  • Comes with a Self-Detect Low Profile 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container with clear Lid
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix recipe cookbook
  • 4 Available Colors: Black, Red, Slate and White
  • 5-Year Warranty

Refurbished Vitamix A3500Vitamix A3500 Blender – Only $499 

New Price is $619. The Digital and Touchscreen top-of-the-line Vitamix Ascent A3500 model is also now available reconditioned, with 5 preprogrammed automatic settings -smoothies, frozen desserts, hot soups, dips & spreads, and self cleaning!

What really sets this blender apart from the rest for me is it’s programmable timer. Can’t find that anywhere! Plus I LOVE touchscreen blenders. 🙂

The Refurbished Vitamix A2300 Features:

  • 2.2-peak horsepower motor
  • 5 Pre-programmed automatic settings +10 speed variable control + Pulse
  • Countdown AND Programmable Timer
  • Comes with a Self-Detect Low Profile 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container with clear Lid
  • Perfectly sized patented tamper
  • Vitamix recipe cookbook
  • 5 Available Colors with metal finish: Black Stainless, Brushed Stainless, Candy Apple Red, Graphite and Copper
  • 5-Year Warranty


Please  Note: Get 50% off a Blendtec Twister Jar with Promo Code BBTwister (plus free shipping!)

Blendtec now offers 5 options for Certified Reconditioned Blenders!! Blender Babes recommends all of them, especially the least expensive Total Blendtec Classic for only $279.

Recently Blendtec added 4 new blenders to their certified reconditioned line-up.

They added 2 Designer Series options, the Designer 625 and Designer 725. (See my Comprehensive Blendtec Designer Comparison Review Here) and 1 Classic option, the Classic 575.

I am SO EXCITED they also have a limited supply of Blendtec Professional 800 blenders, which offers  significant savings for buyers that need massive noise reduction.

♦ Note: Certified Refurbished Blendtec are only available in the USA and CANADA


Cheapest Deals Refurbished Blendtec vs Vitamix
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Blendtec Certified Reconditioned Total BlenderRefurbished Blendtec Total Blender Classic ONLY $279

The refurbished Blendtec Total Blender Classic is the oldest Blendtec model available. This model is now discontinued and is no longer sold new.

The Refurbished Blendtec Total Blender Classic Features:

  • 1560 watt 3.0 peak horsepower motor
  • SIX pre-programmed cycles including Smoothie, Ice Crush, Salsas/Batters, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, and Soup.
  • 10 Incremental Manual Speeds
  • Pulse Button
  • lluminated display indicates remaining blend time
  • Touchpad interface for easy cleaning
  • 3 available colors: White, Black, Red
  • 3-Year Warranty

Blendtec Classic 575 BlenderRefurbished Blendtec Classic 575 – ONLY $319

The Blendtec Classic 575 has a brand new price tag of $399, so you will save $80!

Why is the refurbished Blendtec Classic 575 the top recommended Classic model blender by Blender Babes??

This Classic Blendtec unites commercial-grade power with the new body style and the features a majority of consumers used most, plus adding a desirable clean cycle. The 4 pre-programmed cycles include Smoothie, 60 seconds (same as Whole Juice) & 90 Seconds (same as Soup), and Self Clean. It also has 5 Speed Settings plus a PulseControl.

Owning the Blendtec 575 means you can easily make restaurant quality smoothies, whole food juices, and soups right in your own home!

The Refurbished Blendtec Classic 575 Features:

  • 1575 watt 3.0 peak horsepower motor
  • 4 Preprogrammed cycles: Smoothie, Clean, 60-seconds, 90-seconds
  • 5 incremental speeds + Pulse
  • Illuminated LCD timer displays remaining time on blends
  • Touchpad interface for easy cleaning
  • 3 available colors: White, Black, Poppy (red)
  • 3-Year Warranty

Blendtec Designer 625 BlenderRefurbished Blendtec Designer Series 625ONLY $399

The Blendtec Designer 625 has a brand new price tag of $479, so you will save $80!  features everything you need to create any healthy recipe you desire—and it even looks great doing it! It features a 1,625 Watt, 3 Peak Horsepower Motor, advanced blending technology with easy-to-use functions and a sturdy overall weight.

The Refurbished Blendtec Designer 625 Features:

  • 1625 watt 3.0 peak horsepower motor
  • Illuminated, capacitive touch interface
  • 4 Preprogrammed cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup
  • 6-speed capacitive touch slider + Pulse
  • Illuminated display indicates remaining blend time
  • Smooth interface for easy cleaning
  • 1 available color: Black
  • 3-Year Warranty

Blendtec Designer 725 BlenderRefurbished Blendtec Designer Series 725 ONLY $549

Blendtec considers the Designer 725 has a brand new price tag of $679, so you save $130! it’s most technologically advanced blender. It features a 1,725 Watt, 3.8 Peak Horsepower Motor, which is THE MOST POWERFUL of the Blendtec Designer Series line (and all the power you’ll ever really need!).

With its array of cutting-edge new features, all of which provide the ultimate interactive blending experience, the Blendtec Designer 725 is hands-down Blendtec’s finest home kitchen model… For more info, see our comprehensive Blendtec Designer 725 Review.

The Refurbished Blendtec Designer 725 Features:

  • 1725 watt 3.8 peak horsepower motor
  • Illuminated, capacitive touch interface
  • 6 Preprogrammed cycles: Smoothie, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Clean
  • 100-speed capacitive touch slider + Pulse
  • Illuminated display indicates remaining blend time
  • Smooth interface for easy cleaning
  • 1 available color: Stainless
  • 3-Year Warranty

Blendtec Professional 800 BlenderNEW Blendtec Pro 800
(Brand New NO LONGER OFFERED refurbished!)
ONLY $799 – Currently not available

Get a BRAND NEW Blendtec Professional 800 at a refurbished price! This blender normally retails NEW for  $1,099, so you save $300! Operating at the sound level of normal conversation, the Professional 800 is the quietest, most capable blender in the world. We’ve absolutely think anyone who requires a massive noise reduction should consider this model. It’s pretty phenomenal!

The Blendtec Pro 800 Features:

  • 3.8 peak horsepower motor
  • Illuminated, capacitive touch interface
  • 6 Preprogrammed cycles: Batters, Mixed Drinks, Smoothie, Frozen Treats, Whole Juice, and Hot Soup
  • 11-speed manual touch slider + Pulse
  • Illuminated display provides feedback, information, and time remaining
  • Smooth interface for easy cleaning
  • 1 available color: Black
  • 3-Year Warranty



I have to say, I have tried nearly EVERY blender there is. Brand new prices of these “regular” blenders: KitchenAid $99, Breville $199-$299, Oster $50-$100 which have all either BROKEN or the motor BURNED OUT after 1-2 years!!

A refurbished Blendtec or refurbished Vitamix is only a little bit more! We’re not comparing apples to apples here either!! A Vitamix or Blendtec blender is going to last YEARS longer and can do MUCH MORE than any regular old blender (these machines are built to last 15-20 years on average).

Almost everyone can say they have spent more money on these regular blenders all together than the cost of one refurbished Vitamix or Blendtec! There really is no comparison!!

When comparing: 

  • the machinery
  • the motor
  • the versatility
  • the easy clean up
  • the comprehensive 3 – 5 year warranty

It just comes down to figuring out WHICH refurbished Vitamix or Blendtec model best suits you and your family’s needs. 🙂

Are you a Refurbished Blender Babe?? What’s been your experience? Let us know in the comments! TO YOUR HEALTH! xo

Which Blender Do you Choose and Why by Blender Babes

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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

127 thoughts on “How to SAVE BIG! The Cheapest Deals on Refurbished Vitamix & Blendtec Blenders”

  1. Love all the information you provide. I have never owned either a Blendtec or Viatamix. I am seriously thinking of purchasing a refurbished Blendtec. I live near Toronto, Ontario Canada and am wondering if it will be shipped from Canada or the USA? If the USA do you know what kind of duties I will be paying on delivery?
    Thanks – Midge

    1. Welcome Midge! The blender will be shipped from the USA for free, and not too long ago I believe duties were being covered however, I’m not sure what it’s like now. You can call Blendtec and ask them? 1-800-BLENDTEC People have gotten around this by shipping to a USA address and having the blender brought or sent to them.

  2. Hello,

    For the refurbished Blentec – Does the warranty comes with free shipping to and back from the manufacturer?

    1. Blender Babes

      Hey Jeff! Great question! Blendtec does not pay for shipping under warranty unfortunately. Vitamix does.

  3. My daughter just had her first child (boy born in feb!) She’s planning on making her own baby food and has really enjoyed your recipes (I sent her the link). She’s already tried the banana and has decided its good enough she’s good with eating it lol

    1. Blender Babes

      Congrats to your daughter and you Pamela! I can’t wait to make my own baby food! It’s so easy and cheaper too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with her!


    Love my Vita Mix! Purchased mine in 1971 and it is still going strong. No problems at all. I just replace the seals in the top once in a while and that is it.

  5. Hi, we will be getting a blender soon. Which is very exciting. Pretty sure the Blendtec is what we would go for.

    As far as the refurbished Blendtec blenders, do you get a brand new jar with them? My son is severely allergic to nuts. If they were ever used in the blender jar, I would be very afraid it wouldn’t be safe.


    1. Hey Cyndy – YES! You absolutely get a brand new jar, cookbook, tamper (Vitamix only) on every refurbished Vitamix or Blendtec blender. It literally is like new, so not to worry about your sons nut allergy – at least when it comes to this! (that must be really tough). Good news is you can make homemade sunflower butter with these blenders. 🙂 Hope that helps with your decision! ~ Tarashaun

  6. Thank you so much for this article and the promo code! I almost bought the costco blendtec until I realized the refurbished has way more speed and cycles. It didn’t make sense that it would be cheaper even refurbished and I thought I was missing something for a sec but your article helped!

    1. Wonderful BC! Happy to hear you found the best deal with the most features! 🙂 Welcome to our community and HAPPY BLENDING!

  7. “Once you choose the model and features that work best for you and your lifestyle, use any of the links in this review to purchase a Refurbished Vitamix or Refurbished Blendtec and receive FREE SHIPPING** plus a $10 AMAZON GIFT CARD FREE GIFT from Blender Babes!! Make sure to email your confirmation purchase order to (Please Note: These are affiliate links and you must use our link last in order for us to receive credit!). It helps us keep our content free, and we are GRATEFUL for your SUPPORT!! ♥”
    is this still current through January 31, 2015? Can i still get the $10 amazon gift card if i use your link and get a new vitamix turbo blend vs?

  8. I would like a blender that can blend seeds such as avocardo and others, please give me a few names. THANK YOU PLEASE REPLY

    1. Hi Hilda,

      Both the Blendtec and Vitamix are powerful enough to blend avocado seeds as well as grind flax seeds or chia seeds. The blendtec has blunt blades which can pulverize an avocado seed pretty easily – we have tested this! A commercial blender for the home that is 2 or more horsepowers should be powerful enough to blend seeds. Hope that helps! Happy Blending!

    1. Hey Michael – No neither blendtec or vitamix have (heavy) glass jars. They both use BPA free plastic however and have well designed jars in a variety of sizes and to meet certain needs. Hope that helps! HAPPY BLENDING! ~ Team BB

  9. Hey there, I was wondering what model the refurbished Designer Series was. It doesn’t seams to be neither the 625 nor the 725.

    1. Great question Jolin! The refurbished designer is their first in the series (model 600). It has 6 automatic buttons vs the 4 that the designer 625 has, however it has slightly less power (but we’ve been using 1560 watt power for YEARS without any power problems). They are discontinuing the Designer 600 and it is only available refurbished. We think you get a great deal with the refurbished option – we prefer more automatic settings! 🙂

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Two weeks ago Blendtec updated their shipping to Canada from a reduced price of $30 (instead of $55) to FREE! YAY!! The warranty is for 7 years on refurbished (it’s 8 for new blenders) so long as you buy directly from the Blendtec site, regardless of your address — but if you buy from Costco or some other distributor, it will fall under their jurisdiction re: warranty. Don’t forget to send your receipt to for a $20 Amazon gift card! Happy Blending!

  10. I would Love to win the Vitamix! I put one on my bridal registries in 1984 and I am still waiting! I have now been diagnosed with diabetes and a way for me to stay off insulin is to be completely vegetarian. I have found some great recipes and online support but They All Use the Vitamix. You know that no cheesy blender can do what I need…

  11. A Vitamix would help me stay healthy and the best me I can be by ensuring that I receive the nutrients and vitamins that I need everyday. After struggling with a thyroid disorder for twenty years, I finally had my first appointment with a doctor specializing in integrative medicine, who has shown me how helpful nutrients and vitamins can be to my condition. A Vitamix would cut down the time I take to prepare smoothies and other dishes rich in vitamins I lack considerably!

  12. My current blender is 47 years old. Nostalgia doesn’t blend kale very well. With a VitaMix I could add greens other than spinach to my smoothies.

  13. i just started to be a vegetarian and this would help me incorporate more fruits and vegetables and almond milk into my diet. it would make great meals and snacks for me.

  14. Rheanna Henderson

    Getting a vitamix and revitalizing my health is my number one priority. With a Vitamix I could make green smoothies and prepare healthy food in a quick and easy manner. This would greatly improve the well being and health of my husband and I.

  15. Rebecca Peters Good

    I have been making green smoothies for about 1 year but I'm not consistent because I burned out 1 blender and my other one is a pain. Would love a quality blender so I can be consistent with my health!

  16. Blending beginner here. One month in with a 300w blender…tearing my hair out, it is not the best wattage to make a smooth smoothie with! Trying to use nuts in a blend in a 300w, would drive you nuts!I Need a Vitamix desperately! Very hard to get them here in Ireland and can't afford to buy one anyway. Winning one would be great. I am trying to sound "smooth" here, is it working ? Also hoping for the luck of the Irish 🙂

  17. I have fibromyalgia and I’ve found that what I eat totally impacts how I feel and how much energy I have to share with the world! So, eating healthy with a VitaMix would greatly improve my quality of life and love!

  18. Having a Vitamix would seriously change my life. I’ve been trying to eat healthier but it’s so hard without a blender – I could make daily green smoothies, soups, etc… it would be amazing for my health!

  19. It would make blending so much easier–some recipes just need a tamper! Helloooooo nut butters and healthy ice creams!

  20. Would love to have a healthy smoothie everyday which will give me more energy to do all the activities and work I need to do.

  21. Having a Vitamix would help me in making better smoothies, learn to make raw soups and salad dressings. I've always tried making dressings in food processors because it breaks up better and quicker than my blender at home. I know owning my own high-powered blender is very far away for me financially, winning my own will make me feel much better in what I create when I make new, fresh and colorful vegan dishes!

  22. Having a vitamix would enable me to enhance my health by making Blender Babes juices and smoothies. I have awful digestive problems that I’m certain a cleanse would help with.

  23. Owning a Vitamix would help me to make healthier foods for me and my family. I’d love to be able to experiment with veggie soups, nut butters, and all kinds of whole food smoothies!

  24. I am working really had to make a significant lifestyle change to control a chronic illness and green smoothies are my favorite breakfast food! I can't make them at home because unfortunately this is way over budget and the 20 dollar blender I had just broke (though it NEVER did the job right anyway)…I would be able to get a healthy start on my day and explore all different types of healthy cooking and hopefully triumph over my illness!

  25. I have always wanted one, but now that I have an auto immune disease, and am overweight, I need one to help me with my dietary changes.

  26. My mother passed away recently from stage 4 metastatic gastric cancer after 6 months of her diagnosis. The major contributing factors of this cancer was both genetic and one of eating habits. Having to lose one's mother at 18 is quite difficult, especially when it is preventable to some extent. My mother and I were both part of a holistic vegan lifestyle retreat that lasted for two weeks. My mother made the choice of changing the way she ate in hopes of battling and defeating her cancer even if she were at stage 4 by wholeheartedly devoting herself to the vegan lifestyle. I myself did the same to support my mother. For an entire year I dedicated myself to veganism even after the passing of my mother.

    The Vitamix was an essential that neither my mother nor I could afford thus making it a little hard on us in perpetuating the consumption of green juices without the leftover residue. Regardless of such set-back we continued to devote ourselves to healthier eating. Although, my mother has passed I still want to continue what we both started together: a beautiful and healthy lifestyle. The possibility of winning this Vitamix truly makes me happy! It would be an honor!

    Thank you for your time and consideration! 🙂

    Many blessings! 🙂

  27. A vitamix will not only allow me to make all of my meals from scratch, it will also enable me to juice fruits and vegetables that I wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.

  28. It would change our way of eating and add more fruits and vegetables into our diet. I have many autoimmune diseases and I feel that introducing smoothies and fresh juices would help me to feel better. Thank you so much for the chance!

  29. Joanne L Smith

    My family is really unhealthy. We are trying to eat right but we need help. My son is autistic and has a low muscle mass so we need all the help we can get.

  30. It would change my life for the better. I feel if I could do juicing in the morning, I would lead a more healthier life style.

  31. I don't want the blender, I need the blender. My health depends on it – I take an incredible number of pills due to my multiple conditions. I want to get off as many as possible and my physicians agree that this would definitely be a step in the right direction. This would be literally a lifesaver.

  32. I would love a Vitamix. I would be able to do so much more with fresh fruits and veggies that I can’t do with the blender I do have.

  33. A powerful blender like this would be such an amazing tool for me. My old blender which was a gift just burned out. I use an old food processor which I found for cheep second hand for most of my smoothies, sauces and tips but its just not as good. I was searching for a good review on the differences of vitamix and blendtec and your site I have to say has been the most informative, love you ladies. To top it all you are offering this wonderful gift of a blender. I know whomever wins it will be over joyed. Good Luck everyone.

  34. It would change my habit of drinking more smoothie .i stopped enjoying smoothie because my blender is not that perfect it cannot crush ice to make them as smooth as i want them to . that's why once i have vitamix i will enjoy smoothie and juice everyday

  35. This blender would change my life in so many positive ways! We live way out in the country and it takes us at least 45 minutes to get anywhere that we are able to buy smoothies… so owning this would help us be healthier and happier because we could make our own smoothies and own juice mixes! It would help me add more fruits and veggies into my 3 childrens diets without them even knowing too 😉 lol Thanks for the chance!!

  36. Jennifer Glover-Croghan

    ME, ME, ME…..Oooooo, pick me! this would change my life because owning this machine would actually help me eat breakfast…..which i currently don't do ;P

  37. I’ve just started following Wahls Protocol for MS and desperately need to make a green smoothie daily. Fingers crossed! 🙂

  38. I/we have wanted a Vitamix for sooooo long now! I want to be a “cool kid” and own my very own ;). Can’t wait for the day of 64 ounces of good clean healthy “drinking”- Thank you for the opportunity- #WINNING

  39. Becca Hyland O'Donnell

    I have wanted a Vitamix for a very long time. I've burned out a couple of blenders already. I want to get more veggies in my diet. Drinking the "whole thing" sounds much better than juicing…and smoothies!

  40. I would love to win because these high powered blenders are quite pricey and it would be awesome to win one. I really want to get more into making my own milks, such as coconut, cashew, and almond and it's really hard to do with my crappy Cuisenart!

  41. A vitamix would be soooo welcome in my home. I’d use it every day to make smoothies, soups, lotions – you name it! thank you. 🙂

  42. Cherish Jackson

    This blender would be a life saver for me…literally, since I have an upcoming orthognathic surgery that will reset my upper and lower jaws. Due to TMJ and migraines that I suffer from, I have to have this surgery. My surgeon says that I have to be in a strictly liquid diet for 5-8 weeks and this blender would be soooooo wonderful for me. I currently have a cheap blender that barely crushes ice. Not only would this be great for me post surgery, but this would help my whole family drink/eat healthier. Green juice dreams!

  43. betty crawford

    I have a stainless steel vitamix that was my mothers. I don’t think its the same thing as the ones today. It sounds like a 747 about to take off and it shakes everything in the room. I would like to have a modern vitamix that isn’t so scary.

  44. I have burned out three blenders in six and a half years that I have been married. My last one just burned out last week! We feel so lost without a blender hoping we can win.

  45. My cute husband has finally agreed we NEED one!! We are ready for a lifestyle change and owning a VitaMix will help to get us there. Blender Babes…thank you for all the research you do, so I don’t have to!!

  46. I would be able to make smoothies using greens. I don’t think my current blender would blend them smoothly enough for me to be able to ignore them. 🙂

  47. Several months ago I made the decision to convert to a grain free nutrition and it has been a huge benefit to me. I have talked with several people who have found that a Vitamix gives them even more great tasting ways to live grain free. I am trying to reverse years of damage done through poor nutrition and bad habits. The gift of a Vitamix would help me take the next step toward that goal.

  48. SavannahVegan Kronson Bach

    I think my problem with becoming fully raw vegan will finally be over … I mean hey, we all know this is the Ferrari of blenders! I am dying to have one!

  49. I have wanted one of these for so long! Having a good juicer makes it so much easier to make juices and smoothies. I can’t afford to keep getting my daily juices out anymore so being able to make them at home would be awesome and help keep me on a healthy track for 2014! =)

  50. I’d be able to make a lot of healthier food from simple ingredients. Make my own flour for baking bread, make quick delicious blended soups, and, of course, smoothies!

  51. Tiffany Tillotson

    Making a total health change for my family with the way we eat and look at food. A vitamix blender would help us as one tools in our toolbox for healthier food preparation. Introducing my girls to healthier habits through smoothies at their age would be priceless.

  52. Sandra Zumbrun

    Owning a Vitamix would CHANGE my Life because it would help me eat healthier by allowing me to make vegetable and fruit smoothies to drink in my weight lost efforts; so, I’d LOVE to be the lucky winner!

  53. Being gifted a VitaMix would change my life as my husband suffers from end-stage kidney disease needs to only consume REAL WHOLE Foods!
    All the processed/boxed garbage is what got him/us in this situation…I can not wait to make SMOOTHIES, SOUPS, Frozen healthy desserts, peanut butter etc.

  54. I’m hoping that having one of these would help me eat more nutritiously. I have been sick for many years with disabling Depression and not eating well often go along with that. I think this might help make it easier to get the healthy food into my diet.

  55. In December, my immune system went haywire; I’ve been detoxing by changing my diet – artesian water instead of tap water, white tea instead of coffee with cream & sugar, and gluten-free. However, I’ve never been able to eat veggies (and can’t swallow horse-pill vitamins) – so last week I drank my first green smoothie (out of the refrigerator case at the Walmart!) It was much tastier than I expected – I wanted more! I started researching on the internet, and while I was amazed at the health benefits, I was immediately concerned about my 2009 600 watt Walmart/GE blender – a hand-me down that smells like burning rubber when I make frozen fruit smoothies. However, it handled the baby spinach and kale this evening just fine – but it still smelt like burning rubber. And my first ever green smoothie tasted incredible, 1000% better than commercial bottled stuff!. I’m going to smoothie my way back into health. But my blender can’t last – and as a graduate student, I’m on a very limited budget. I’d had the Vitamix high on my want list, but after calculating the costs of buying baby kale and spinach through the summer (I’m going to sprout 2-4 cups of red clover a day for smoothies, and purchase spinach/kale as a treat). In the short term, I realize I’m going to have to settle for an inferior model of blender, not use frozen fruit or ice, and pray the new blender lasts until the fall semester starts. Winning a Vitamix would mean that I could use more ingredients, like nuts and frozen fruit, giving me more variety, and increasing the likelihood of successfully regaining my health and well-being.

  56. It would be amazing!! I would love to start drinking green smoothies in the morning!! AND my daughter doesn't eat fruit and veggies like she should so this would be an awesome way for her to get her daily portions!!

  57. Darcey Zahaykevich

    My kids beg me to make them smoothies, but I haven't had a working blender for so long. I also do not have a food processor. I also would use a great blender like this to puree food for my Mother in Law with advanced Dementia who is starting to have trouble eating. This would make things so much easier.

  58. I was searching Vitamix and Blendtec today to decide if I wanted one and which one and came across this site! Love it! I may have to purchase one before this ends so I'll have a FANTASTIC gift for one of my daughters in law!

    1. Leslie Williams

      Hi Peggi and WELCOME to Blender Babes! Yes, there are some great deals! 🙂 If you order using our links, you’ll get free shipping and a free gift from iTrain, too. These blenders are worth the investment – they’ll be in the kitchen for a LONG TIME and can do almost anything! Happy blending!

  59. I would love to give this to my daughter! She could start out on the right foot early in life rather than wait until her 50s like I did!

    1. (Not commenting again, but realized as I pressed enter, that it had put a different/incorrect (someone elses) email in the email line which is not mine)

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