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Vitamix S30 review

Priced at $845.

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We recommend blenders that score at least 80% overall. Scores are only comparable by type (high-performance, standard or personal blender).

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (60%) and ease of use (40%). Scores are comparable across types (it's unfair to expect a cheap blender to be as powerful as a high-performance, professional blender).

Performance score View more details.

Overall performance is based on how each type of blender performs its core tasks. All are tested for blending a soft food, crushing ice and blending kale. Extra tests include: chopping carrots for standard blenders and green smoothie for personal blenders. High-performance blenders are tested on both of these, plus nut butter and sorbet.

Ease of use score View more details.

We check how stable the jug is on the unit as well as how heavy it is to lift, how easy the controls are to use and how easy the blender is to clean. The ease of use score accounts for 40% of the overall score.

Green smoothie score View more details.

A green smoothie full of fruit and vegetables is processed and put through a fine sieve to see how well the blender performs.

Kale score View more details.

Kale and a small amount of water is combined, and the blenders are assessed to see whether the material is evenly blended.

Blend a soft liquid score View more details.

How smooth a soft liquid blends.

Crushing ice score View more details.

How well the blender crushes ice.

Dry milling nuts score View more details.

Only tested and scored on models that state this as a core function.

Parmesan cheese score View more details.

How well the blender grates parmesan cheese.

Raw soup score (%) View more details.

Some high-performance blenders can cook soup from raw vegetables. Raw vegetable soup test results include consistency and temperature. We don't incorporate this into the final score.

Status View more details.

Whether the product is a current or discontinued model.

Discontinued model
Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. You can often get a better price by shopping around.

$845
Blender type View more details.

Standard blenders are cheaper; core functions are to blend soups and smoothies and crush ice. High-performance blenders are more powerful and can cost over $1000; suitable for nut butters, sorbets and making hot soups from raw ingredients using friction. Personal blenders are ideal for single-serve smoothies and can come with chopping attachments. Scores are only comparable by type.

Personal
Blender construction
Stainless steel
Jug type
Plastic
Number of speeds View more details.

Doesn't include pulse or pre-programmed settings.

10
Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
30 x 13 x 10
Wattage (W)
950
Weight of blender (kg) View more details.

Weight of blender including jug.

3.6 single cup 3.7 jug
Weight of jug (kg) View more details.

Weight of jug (or jugs)

Not stated
Jug capacity (L) View more details.

Typically refers to the main jug. Some blenders are compatible with smaller/larger jugs.

1.2 / 0.6
Noise level View more details.

Our in-house measurements.

81
Contact
vitamix.com.au
Cord storage
No
Pulse option View more details.

The pulse option delivers a quick burst of power when the button is held down.

Jug lock
Yes
Removable blade housing
Yes
Speed cut out View more details.

Safety feature: speed cut-out time.

Lid lock View more details.

Safety feature: does the blender have a lid lock.

No
Measuring cap lock View more details.

Safety feature – does the measuring cup/cap lock into the lid.

Not applicable
Some parts dishwasher safe View more details.

Check the manual for specific dishwasher-safe parts, as these vary.

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