The manufacturer of this product needs little or no introduction because Vitamix, as a company, has an impressive collection of products, many of which are touted widely by professional chefs all over the world.
The Vitamix Standard Blender is one of the lower end products within their product range and it comes with a full 5 year product warranty.
The Vitamix Standard Blender has a newly-constructed, energy-saving motor that does not easily get overheated during operation. The unit is powered by a whopping two horsepower motor with its own thermal protection mechanism which kicks into gear whenever it senses that the motor is getting too hot. There is also a cooling fan to help it maintain low operating temperatures. Performance-wise, this motor delivers an improved performance compared to the previous version.
Probably in response to concerns raised by customers about the noise levels of this blender, the new Vitamix blender jar has sound muffling design features which help it operate a little quieter. Many of the removable part which require cleaning after use have been designed with chemical-resistant materials which means we can wash out the blender with our preferred detergent without being overly concerned about the parts reacting to any of the reagents in our cleaning agent.
The polyester containers of the blender are very durable are equally chemical-resistant as well. The blender’s jar is of a 64-ounce capacity and made from BPA-free materials to forestall any fears of contamination. The copolyester components of this jar is both rugged and built to last.
In the package comes a set of wet blending blades that are carved from stainless steel. These are the only set included in the package and they are mostly suited for making purees and smoothies. If you want to blend grains, for instance, you will need to buy those sets of accessory blades to use them with this blender.
The product itself has an ergonomically-designed handle that makes it portable and coupled with the 6-foot long power cord of the blender, the blender is easy to move about.
This blender has quite a few neat features which I find to be unique to it. A good case in point is the patented tamper tool which comes into play when working on thick and frozen mixes. The tamper tool fits into a small opening in the blender’s lid and its collar stops it from making contact with the blades of the blender.
There is also a unique hammer mill made from stainless steel which is involved in the processing of whole foods.
The unit features soft-touch control displays from where the desired speeds of blending are selected. The lid of the blender is spill-proof and is easy to open. These have detachable twist-off plugs which are calibrated with measurement marks to make it easier to measure any ingredients being added to the blender when it is still running. As a safety measure, the blender’s lid have been designed to be spill-proof and vented to avoid instances of hot ingredients splashing through the lid if the jar is too full.
There variable speed control dials of the blender are calibrated starting from 1 all the way to 10, which is the highest speed. Washing the jar afterward is not much of a hassle even though the product manufacturer does not recommend tossing them in the dishwasher.
To wash the blender, pour a decent amount of warm water into the jar along with cleaning detergent and blend them together to clean the interior of the jar.
- Brand Name – Vitamix
- Product Model Number – 1811
- Product Dimensions – 8.8 x 7 x 20 inches
- Product Weight – 10 pounds
- Product Shipping Weight – 14.2 pounds
- Color – Black
- Motor power – 2 horse power
- Voltage – 120 volts
- Multiple Speed Control Dial – Yes
- Number of Speeds – 11
- Length of Cord – 6 feet
- Capacity of Container – 64 ounces
- Warranty – 5 years
- It is a versatile appliance and easy to use
- It has a 5 year full warranty
- It is easy to clean
- Has 11 different speed settings
- Has an ergonomic handle for added mobility
- The lid is spill-proof and also vented
- It is quite expensive for a blender
- It is quite loud
For anyone who loves smoothies, the Vitamix Standard Blender would be a neat kitchen appliance to have. Although, it can be argued that there other blenders that perform just as well and retail at a lower price, I prefer this blender as my go-to accessory when I need to blend because it is so versatile.
So, if the cost is not an issue for you, then I can’t speak highly enough of this blender.