If you pride yourself on your home culinary skills, you have a blender, but is it the best blender? I’m here to tell you about one of the best blenders on the market, the Vitamix Professional 750.
This beauty is my ideal blender. I personally own the Bed Bath and Beyond Vitamix exclusive that’s a step down from this one and use it, on average, every day. Some days it doesn’t get used, other days it goes through 5 batches of a variety of recipes.
Truth be told, if I could do it all over again, I’d spring for this one. I love mine, but every now and then I find myself wishing for the extra features the 750 offers.
There are a few reasons that make me comfortable making this claim. We happen to have a Professional 750 to test here at Foodal, so let’s see why I would have picked this blender over the one I have now.
A Work Horse Blender
I don’t think it’s possible to go wrong with any Vitamix blender, but the Professional 750 holds up to some serious household use.
The commercial-grade motor boasts 2.2 horsepower and with an output of 12 amps. It features a 6-foot-long power cord to reach for a grounded 120-volt outlet.
The G-Series base platform is built solidly and sturdy, and it’s hefty coming in at 12 and a half pounds. It’s the same base as the one I have, and I can tell you it’s not lightweight, but it’s not unmanageable either. Basically, it means the blender is always out on the counter and only goes away when the Crock Pot needs that spot.
My favorite thing about Vitamix is their quality parts.
The blending blades are no joke. Laser-cut from food safe stainless steel hammermill blades, they pulverize anything you throw at them. I’ve used mine nearly daily for a year and the blades still look brand new. No rust, no dulling, just outstanding results every time.
Admittedly, on the incredibly rare occasion, a tiny chunk of a frozen strawberry or raw carrot might get away. I’m still unsure how this happens as the rest of the mixture is creamy frozen goodness with no stringy fibers or bothersome seeds.
I like clear counters and generally keep small appliances stored. There is a space under the cabinets, but as mentioned, it might as well be as permanent a counter fixture as my microwave.
Had I known it would be out all the time, I would have sprung for the Brushed Stainless Steel Metal Finish so it would match my existing appliances. It’s a small thing, but the brushed metal finish is gorgeous sitting on the counter. Not only are you paying for quality parts, but you’re paying for a beautiful piece of equipment.
Alternatively, this model also comes in a Copper Metal Finish. This finish is stunning in person and would complement any kitchen with copper hardware accents or copper cookware. It’s the best looking of the G-Series by far, IMO.
Appearance sounds like a frivolous thing, but since I rely on my appliances to decorate my kitchen, the plastic finish on my own model bothers me a little, and the 750 makes an impression. This might be something you want to think about too.
Low Profile Blending Pitcher
Here’s where users will split in opinions: Low Profile versus Standard Pitchers. The Pro 750 includes a low profile version.
Personally, I love the BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester low profile model. It tucks under my kitchen cabinets when on the counter with a comfortable amount of clearance. It’s the first full sized blender to do so, and that’s a good match for me.
Second, the low profile has a wide pitcher base, rather than the narrow base of most standard pitchers. I prefer this when scrapping out cashew butter or making creamy smoothies, but the design does incorporate more air bubbles into the blended products.
So. Many. Air bubbles.
Standard pitchers are narrower which creates a tornado vortex that doesn’t incorporate as much air into their blends. Due to the nature of the beast, all smoothies will have some air, but the standard pitcher design will have much less. This is a make or break deal for a lot of users, often for medical reasons, and it’s the only reason for return I’ve uncovered for these G-Series models.
The downside is standard, or classic, blending pitchers rarely (if ever) fit under kitchen cabinets when sitting on the counter. That was one of several things that annoyed me about previous blenders.
If you like your smoothies and soups to resemble juice rather than milkshake, I’d suggest checking out the ever popular Vitamix 5200. It’s going to deliver smooth concoctions without a lot of air bubbles.
Speaking of soup…
5-Preprogrammed Blending Settings
I like pre-programmed machines that take most of the responsibility of the results, so I can spend my limited and valuable time putting away ingredients or wiping down the counters.
The 750 Pro includes 5 programmed settings that will automatically and accurately blend smoothies, heat up ingredients for soup, churn out frozen desserts, and even do its own dish washing.
The control panel is analog in nature. It has two switches: one for pulse and one for on/off. There’s a dial control knob in between the two switches. Turning the knob to the left lets you choose the desired programmed setting: smoothie, frozen dessert, soups, purees, and a cleaning cycle.
Turn the knob to the right and you have 10 variable speeds to choose from. This gives you control over those finer blends, such as nut butters, non-dairy milks, and dough. A cookbook is included with all Vitamix blenders, so you’ll know what to do when you want to make one of these recipes.
I use the smoothie function regularly and by following the layering instructions for ingredients, it works like a charm. I do often find myself wishing mine had this cleaning cycle function, and regularly long for a soup function to just pop cooked veggies in and let the machine do all the work.
If you like these features, but would like a modern, digital control panel, check out the Vitamix 780.
Dimensions and Specs
As mentioned, weighing in at 12 and a half pounds, this is a hefty small appliance. The dimensions are 17.5 by 9.4 by 7.7 inches with the blending pitcher. It’s not a small footprint on the counter.
- Motor Base
- Low-Profile 64 ounce blending pitcher
- Getting Started Guide
- Low-Profile Tamper Base
If there was a problem with any of the parts, Vitamix has a 7-Year Full Warranty. For the rare reviewer who has had to use the warranty, the process has been reported as pleasant and the user has been pleased with the outcome.
Care and Cleaning
Caring for your blender is easy as it’s a solidly built machine that doesn’t easily leak or make messes. If something does wind up spilling, wipe the base down with a damp cloth.
Usually, I immediately rinse the container and lid with hot water as soon as I’ve poured my smoothie.
Every few uses I fill the container halfway full of warm water and a drop or two of dish soap. The 750 Pro has a programmed setting for cleaning, so set the dial to it, press start, and let the machine do the cleaning. I really like this feature because it’s timed just right for that sterilization factor. Rinse and drain.
Occasionally I use a kitchen brush (so my fingers don’t go anywhere near the blades) to scrub-a-dub-dub with soap, especially after making cashew butter. The oils really stick to the pitcher and under the blades, and the self cleaning doesn’t do the trick. When I do this, I also scrub the outside of the container which keeps that cloudy looking plastic at bay.
Techniques, Tips, and Tricks
A low-profile tamper is included in the box. If you follow the layering ingredients for smoothies as described in the Getting Started Guide, you most likely will not have to use it. If you layer smoothies as described in most recipes online and in books, then you’ll probably have to use it.
A little tip: I take my favorite recipes and rewrite the ingredients in the order as dictated on a post-it note over the ingredient list. That way the ingredients will collapse on themselves instead of getting stuck above the blades.
My best tip: DO keep the lid on when blending, I can’t stress this enough with the low-profile blending pitchers. Again, because of the design, it throws ingredients up along the sides and on the lid more so than the narrow pitchers, especially single serving recipes.
A little trick when making nut butters: I like as little ingredients as possible in mine, so I dry roast my cashews before hand and toss them in the blender with a touch of salt. It makes a butter the consistency of paste, which I like because I’m using it for smoothies and to melt into sauces.
For a smoother, creamier butter, add an oil like refined coconut blend to make a nut butter that has some viscosity. Regardless of which method you use, the low-profile tamper will be required, but it does the trick of tampering down the nuts perfectly.
The Next Best Thing: BlendTec Designer 725 vs Vitamix 750 Professional
The BlendTec 725 Designer Series upright blender is the closest thing offered by any other brand. This top of the line blender also features a wide base blending pitcher, stainless steel finish, and six preprogrammed settings (everything the Vitamix includes plus a salsa setting!). The 8 year warranty is a pretty attractive deal as well! Stay tuned for our full review coming soon.
And as mentioned before, the Vitamix 780 offers a slick digital “upgrade” to the analog dials of the 750 if you are into that sort of thing. It also offers additional cycles and programs.
- Build Quality
- Future Proofing
One of the most powerful personal blenders on the market, the Vitamix 750 Professional Series Blender can power through anything you throw in it. From smoothies to soups to juices, this one won't fail you. Why do we love this brand? Besides the power, construction quality, amazing 7-year warranty, they keep parts on hand for years - often decades. So even after your warranty expires, parts will likely be available. This amazing blender will likely outlast 3 or 5 new refrigerators (sadly) and the birth and college graduation of children. This is one of the few companies that "make them like they used to."
Before You Go
If you’re at the point in your life where you want quality appliances that make incredible recipes, you want a Vitamix. If you want a model that does it all, I absolutely point you towards this one. I enjoy the analog look but love the programmed functionality.
If you have any questions, please ask in the comments! I’m a huge fan of this product, and am happy to answer any questions about using it that I can. If you’re still in the market for other blenders, head over to Foodal’s Blender Buying Guide to learn more about upright blenders and see which one is right for you.
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About Taylor Shaw-Hamp
Taylor Shaw-Hamp has loved food ever since she can remember. The more she grew, the more she discovered, and the more she had to know. Now she loves to write about her food adventures through recipes, product reviews, and blog posts. She can be found at local coffee shops across the world, so if you see her, stop by the table and say hi!