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TL;DR: Renewed Ascent, Explorian, and Venturist Vitamix blenders are on sale on Amazon this Green Monday — get one for as low as $179.95.
The holiday season, also known as “wishing your relatives would stop asking you about your life” season.
Though a conversation with a lady you’ve never seen before who insists she used to change your diapers may be inevitable, bringing your own recipe to the family party could be the distraction you need. When the conversation runs dry, you can always ask if they’ve tried your boozy ice cream drink before they ask why you didn’t bring a girlfriend or boyfriend to the party.
A handful of renewed blenders from Vitamix are on sale at Amazon today, giving you the chance to get your own Vitamix for less than $200. These deals align perfectly with Green Monday (which is essentially just another cyber shopping holiday), but buying renewed literally fits the green theme by purchasing an item that’s already in circulation rather than letting it become e-waste.
They’ve all been tested to work and look like new through a 17-point checklist, and though you likely won’t need it, the 90-day warranty is there. If you’re really worried, CNET did a great deep dive into buying a renewed Vitamix.
Of course, ice cream and frozen margaritas aren’t the only options a high-end blender affords you. The Vitamix E310 Explorian’s Pulse feature provides a burst of power to knead bread or pizza dough, and the included tamper pressures thick mixtures toward the blades so you won’t have to pause for scraping. Get it for $179.95.
We see you eyeing up that gorgeous digital display. The Vitamix Venturist is very similar to the Explorian but rocks a digital display with an automatic timer for each type of recipe — all of which is decided by the built-in scale that automatically measures food contents to decide how much blending is needed. Get it for $269.95.
If you envision yourself using your Vitamix a lot, the famous Vitamix Ascent 2500 is more like having a cooking assistant rather than an inanimate blender. Three program settings for smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts will automatically adjust to the container size and choose the best blade speed for those specific textures. When your Vitamix assesses that your recipe is perfectly blended, it’ll stop on its own to prevent over-blending. That’s walk-away convenience, baby. Get it for $279.95.