Vitamix containersNavigating through the extensive and ever-expanding line of Vitamix containers can be pretty challenging.

Should you get a blender with a full-size 64-ounce container, or is the 48-ounce container big enough? Do you need an additional Vitamix container, and if so, which one? What about the dry container – is it really necessary? And which Vitamix container is compatible with which Vitamix model anyway?

Whether you’re a first-time Vitamix buyer or just looking at adding a container to your existing machine, this review will answer all these questions and help you decide which Vitamix container is the best for your needs.

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Vitamix Containers – Compatibility

All Vitamix blenders fall into three product lines – Legacy (Classic and Next Generation), Smart System (Ascent and Venturist), and Explorian. Vitamix also used to offer a line of personal blenders – Space Saving – but those were discontinued in 2019.

In the past, all Vitamix containers were interchangeable, but that’s no longer the case. With over 17 different Vitamix containers, figuring out which Vitamix container is compatible with which Vitamix blender can be quite challenging. 

For information on Vitamix models and product lines, see my » Vitamix Models guide.

Since Vitamix containers are configured by product lines, let’s first look at the three product lines Vitamix currently offers.

Legacy

Legacy blenders are the original tried-and-true machines that made the company’s reputation. These machines have been around since 1937! Vitamix containers designed specifically for Legacy blenders include:

Legacy Vitamix Containers

Vitamix 64-oz tall container

64-oz (tall) 

Vitamix 64-oz low-profile container

64-oz (low-profile) 

Vitamix 48-oz container

48-oz 

Vitamix 48-oz stainless steel container

48-oz stainless steel

Vitamix 48-oz aer disc

48-oz Aer disc

Vitamix 32-oz container

32-oz

Vitamix 32-oz container

32-oz dry

Vitamix 20-oz blending cup with an adapter

20-oz blending cup

Legacy containers are not compatible with Smart System blenders or Space Saving blenders. With the former, the motor won’t drive the blade on a container without SELF DETECT technology. With the latter, the containers don’t fit. 

The Explorian line of blenders is compatible with Legacy containers (more on that later).

Here is a simple compatibility chart for Legacy blenders:

  Classic Next Generation  Smart System Explorian  Space Saving

64-oz (tall) container

64-oz (low-profile) container

✓* ✓**
48-oz container
48-oz stainless steel container

48-oz Aer™ disc container

32-oz container

32-oz dry container

20-oz blending cup with an adapter

*Compatible only with Classic blenders with a 2.2 HP motor (5300 and 6500).
**Compatible only with the Explorian blenders with a 2.2 HP motor (E320).

Smart System

In 2016 Vitamix released a new line of Vitamix blenders called Smart System. All Smart System blenders include SELF-DETECT™ technology, meaning the blender base will detect the container in use and automatically adjust program settings and maximum blend times accordingly, changing up to 140 parameters. This system also provides extra safety because the machine will turn off if the container is nudged off the base. 

Vitamix containers designed specifically for Smart System blenders include:

Smart System Vitamix Containers

Vitamix 64-oz container with SELF-DETECT

64-oz (low-profile)
w/ SELF-DETECT

Vitamix 48-oz container with SELF-DETECT

48-oz
w/ SELF-DETECT

Vitamix 48-oz container with SELF-DETECT

48-oz dry
w/ SELF-DETECT

Vitamix 48-oz stainless steel container

48-oz stainless steel
w/ SELF-DETECT

Vitamix 48-oz aer disc container

48-oz Aer disc
w/ SELF-DETECT

Vitamix 20-oz blending cup starter kit with SELF-DETECT

20-oz blending cup kit
w/ SELF-DETECT

Vitamix 8-oz blending bowl starter kit with SELF-DETECT

8-oz blending bowl kit
w/ SELF-DETECT

Vitamix blending cup and bowl starter kit

20-oz blending cup and
8-oz bowl w/ SELF-DETECT

Vitamix 96-oz food processor attachment

96-oz food processor
w/ SELF-DETECT

Most SELF-DETECT™ containers are compatible with Legacy and Explorian blenders. The two exceptions are the 8-ounce blending bowl and the 96-ounce food processor attachment, which are only compatible with Smart System blenders. No other machine – Legacy or Explorian – can operate these two containers. It’s important to note that while SELF-DETECT™ containers can be used on Legacy and Explorian blenders, the SELF-DETECT features work only on Smart System blenders.

All SELF-DETECT™ containers are incompatible with Space Saving blenders. They simply don’t fit. 

Here is a simple compatibility chart for Smart System blenders:

  Classic Next Generation  Smart System Explorian Space Saving

64-oz (low-profile) container with SELF-DETECT

✓**

48-oz container with SELF-DETECT

48-oz dry container with SELF-DETECT

48-oz stainless steel container
48-oz Aer™ disc container

20-oz blending cup with SELF-DETECT

✓*** ✓*** ✓***

8-oz blending bowl with SELF-DETECT

96-oz food processor attachment

*The SELF-DETECT features work only on Smart System blenders.
**Compatible only with the Explorian blenders with a 2.2 HP motor (E320).
***Personal cup adapter required.

Explorian

In 2017 Vitamix announced a new, entry-level line of blenders called Explorian. These blenders were released as a Vitamix’s response to competitors’ pressure, making similarly powerful blenders at a fraction of the Vitamix’s cost. The Explorian line of blenders is compatible with the same containers as the Legacy line of blenders:

Explorian Vitamix Containers

Vitamix 64-oz tall container

64-oz (tall) 

Vitamix 64-oz low-profile container

64-oz (low-profile) 

Vitamix 48-oz container

48-oz 

Vitamix 48-oz stainless steel container

48-oz stainless steel

Vitamix 48-oz aer disc

48-oz Aer disc

Vitamix 32-oz container

32-oz

Vitamix 32-oz container

32-oz dry

Vitamix 20-oz blending cup with an adapter

20-oz blending cup

Currently, the Explorian line features two models – the E310 and the E320. 

The E310 (with its 2.0 HP motor) is designed to operate containers with a 3-inch blade, that is, any Legacy container except for the 64-ounce (low-profile) container. The 64-ounce (low-profile) container will work with the E310, but the engine is not designed to operate the wider 4-inch blade. A continuous use of the 64-ounce (low-profile) container with the E310 can cause the motor to wear out. The E320 (with its 2.2 HP motor) is compatible with all Legacy containers.

Here is a simple Explorian containers compatibility chart:

  Classic Next Generation  Smart System Explorian  Space Saving

64-oz (tall) container

64-oz (low-profile) container

✓* ✓**
48-oz container
48-oz stainless steel container

48-oz Aer™ disc container

32-oz container

32-oz dry container

20-oz blending cup with an adapter

*Compatible only with Classic blenders with a 2.2 HP motor (5300 and 6500).
**Compatible only with the Explorian blenders with a 2.2 HP motor (E320).

Space-Saving (discontinued)

Vitamix containers designed specifically for Space Saving blenders include:

Space-Saving Vitamix Containers

40-oz Vitamix container

40-oz  

20-oz blending cup

20-oz  

Space Saving blenders are limited to batches as big as 40 ounces and as small as 20 ounces. Bigger containers – Legacy, Smart System, or Explorian – don’t fit on the base, and the 8-ounce bowl doesn’t have the proper magnet to trigger the Space Saving machine’s motor.

Vitamix Containers – Size & Capacity

Now that you know which Vitamix container works on which blender, the question is – what size is the best for you? Which Vitamix container should you buy?

The short answer is that the container that comes with your machine (all Vitamix blenders come with a container) can do all essential blender tasks. But since some containers specialize in specific tasks and have different quantity limitations, you might be considering a second container.

Note: If you don’t own a Vitamix blender yet, don’t pick a blender for your container. It’s more important to find a blender that fits your needs than to choose the perfect container. You can always get an additional container later.

For information on the best Vitamix blenders, see my » Best Vitamix Blenders review.

64-ounce Vitamix Container

The 64-ounce container comes in two different designs – tall and low-profile.

64-ounce Vitamix (tall) Container

  • Capacity: 64 ounces
  • Height: 13.4 inches (20.5 inches when on the base); doesn’t fit under most kitchen cabinets.
  • Blade: stainless-steel, non-removable, 3 inches in diameter.
  • Minimum volume of ingredients: designed to process medium and large batches of food. However, because of its unique design and perfectly controlled vortex, it also easily handles single-serving batches. You can blend as small as 8 ounces of mostly liquid blends (juices, smoothies, dressings, etc.) and as small as 20 ounces of thick blends (dips, nut butters, frozen desserts, etc.).
  • Tamper included: yes
  • Compatibility: Legacy and Explorian

64-oz (tall) Vitamix container

64-ounce Vitamix (low-profile) Container

  • Capacity: 64 ounces
  • Height: 10.1 inches (17.25 inches when on the base); fits under most kitchen cabinets.
  • Blade: stainless-steel, non-removable, 4 inches in diameter.
  • Minimum volume of ingredients: designed to make medium and large batches of food. Because the container is wider, it requires a larger minimum quantity than the tall and narrow 64-ounce container – 16 ounces for liquid blends (juices, smoothies, dressings, etc.) and 28 ounces for thick blends (dips, nut butters, frozen desserts, etc.).
  • Tamper included: yes
  • Compatibility: Legacy with a 2.2 HP motor (5300, 6500, 7500, Pro 750, 780), Smart System (the container must have the SELF-DETECT label), and Explorian with a 2.2 HP motor (E320)

64-oz low-profile Vitamix container 64-oz low-profile Vitamix container

48-ounce Vitamix Container

  • Capacity: 48 ounces
  • Height: 10.25 inches (17.4 inches when on the base); fits under most kitchen cabinets.
  • Blade: stainless-steel, non-removable, 3 inches in diameter.
  • Minimum volume of ingredients: designed to make medium batches of food. The 48-ounce container is slightly wider than the 64-ounce tall container. Therefore, the minimum blending quantity is larger even though the maximum capacity is smaller – 12 ounces for liquid blends (juices, smoothies, dressings, etc.) and 24 ounces for thick blends (dips, nut butters, frozen desserts, etc.).
  • Tamper included: yes
  • Compatibility: Legacy, Smart System (the container must have the SELF-DETECT label), and Explorian

48-oz Vitamix container 48-oz Vitamix container with self-detect

Vitamix stainless steel container

48-ounce Vitamix Aer™ Disc Container

  • Capacity: 48 ounces
  • Height: 10.25 inches (17.4 inches when on the base); fits under most kitchen cabinets.
  • Blade: disc
  • Minimum volume of ingredients: designed to make small and medium batches of food. It allows you to work with as little as 8 ounces of liquid ingredients (to make drinks, sauces, dressings, or foams) and 16 ounces of solid ingredients (to extract juice from fruit or crush ice).  
  • Tamper included: no
  • Compatibility: Legacy, Smart System, and Explorian

Vitamix 48-oz Aer disc container

40-ounce Vitamix Container (discontinued)

  • Capacity: 40 ounces
  • Height: 9.11 inches (15.66 inches when on the base); fits under all kitchen cabinets.
  • Blade: stainless steel, removable with a rubber seal, 3 inches in diameter.
  • Minimum volume of ingredients: designed to make small batches of food. It has a similar narrow design at the bottom as the 64-ounce (tall) container. So, you can blend as small as 8 ounces of mostly liquid blends (juices, smoothies, dressings, etc.) and as small as 20 ounces of thick blends (dips, nut butters, frozen desserts, etc.).
  • Tamper included: no
  • Compatibility: Space Saving 

40-oz Vitamix container

32-ounce Vitamix Container

  • Capacity: 32 ounces
  • Height: 9.8 inches (16.95 inches when on the base); fits under most kitchen cabinets.
  • Blade: stainless-steel, non-removable, 3 inches in diameter.
  • Minimum volume of ingredients: designed to make small batches of food. Because the 32-ounce container has an identical shape at the bottom as the 64-ounce (tall) container, the minimum blending quantity is the same – 8 ounces for liquid blends (juices, smoothies, dressings, etc.) and 20 ounces for thick blends (dips, nut butters, frozen desserts, etc.).
  • Tamper included: yes
  • Compatibility: Legacy and Explorian

32-oz Vitamix container

20-ounce Vitamix Blending Cup

  • Capacity: 20 ounces.
  • Height: 8 inches (14.55 inches when on the Space Saving base); fits under all kitchen cabinets.
  • Blade: stainless steel, removable with a rubber seal, 3 inches in diameter.
  • Minimum volume of ingredients: designed to make single servings of food. 
  • Tamper included: no
  • Compatibility: Legacy (the container needs the Personal Cup Adapter), Smart System (the container must have the SELF-DETECT label), and Explorian (the container needs the Personal Cup Adapter)

20-oz blending cup

8-ounce Vitamix Blending Bowl

  • Capacity: 8 ounces
  • Height: 3.8 inches
  • Blade: stainless steel, removable with a rubber seal, 3 inches in diameter.
  • Minimum volume of ingredients: N/A, designed to make baby food, dressings, and sauces. 
  • Tamper included: no
  • Compatibility: Smart System

8-oz Vitamix blending bowl

Vitamix Containers – Comparisons

64-ounce Tall vs. 64-ounce Low-Profile Container

The 64-ounce (tall) container is hands down my favorite out of all Vitamix containers. It has been the standard for decades – Vitamix has been selling this container since 1992! – and for a good reason. It has a large capacity, yet it’s capable of making single servings. It creates a perfectly controlled vortex, systematically folding ingredients back into the blade so the contents of the blender don’t splash around or up to the lid during blending. It’s the most versatile out of all Vitamix containers (you don’t typically need an additional container to get any job done).

There are a couple of drawbacks with the tall container, though.

The tall container doesn’t fit under most kitchen cabinets when on the base. This isn’t a deal-breaker. First of all, it does fit under some kitchen cabinets (it fits under my kitchen cabinet, for instance). Second, I like to keep my kitchen counter clutter-free, so I store the blender in my cupboard anyway. Third, if you really wanted to keep your blender in sight and it didn’t fit, you don’t have to store away the entire machine, just the container. 

I have also heard people complain about cleaning the tall container. It’s pretty hard to clean under the blade with your hands – there is not much room to maneuver, and the blade is pointy. But then again – I rarely ever clean the blender by hand. The best way to clean the container is to rinse it thoroughly after each use. Then add one to two drops of dish soap and fill it halfway with warm water. Secure the lid and run the blender on high for 30-60 seconds. Rinse, and that’s it! No additional cleaning is required (in most cases).

For more information on cleaning a Vitamix blender, see » How to Clean a Vitamix.

Unfortunately, the 64-ounce (tall) container only comes with the Legacy Classic blenders. So, unless you really want a Classic blender, your blender will either come with the 64-ounce (low-profile) container (most Vitamix blenders) or the 48-ounce container (E310). This doesn’t mean that you can’t purchase the 64-ounce (tall) container as a secondary container for any Legacy blender that comes with the 64-ounce (low-profile) container, including the 7500, the Pro 750, and the 780.

Vitamix 64-oz tall container vs 64-oz low-profile container

48-ounce vs. 32-ounce Container

Those who want to purchase a second Vitamix container most frequently compare the 48-ounce container and the 32-ounce container.

Both containers come in a wet and dry version; their capabilities are very similar, their height is almost identical, and their lids come with a tamper. The main difference between them is the minimum batch size. The 48-ounce container requires a slightly larger volume of ingredients to blend efficiently (see above).

So, which one should you get? If you have a 64-ounce (low-profile) container already, get the 32-ounce container. The 64-ounce (low-profile) container is more similar to the 48-ounce container, so the 32-ounce container will give you more versatility.Vitamix containers - 48-oz vs 32-oz

48-ounce Container vs. 20-ounce Cup

If you have a Smart System blender and want a second container, the choice comes down to the 48-ounce container vs. the 20-ounce blending cup. There are several reasons why I think that the 48-ounce container is a better choice.

First, the 48-ounce container features a vented lid, so it can make hot soups. It also comes with a tamper, so making thick blends, such as nut butter or ice cream, is no problem. The 20-ounce blending cup, on the other hand, is limited to smoothies, juices, sauces, dressings, and other liquid blends because it doesn’t have a vented or tamper-compatible lid.

Second, the 48-ounce container can easily handle large frozen ingredients. With the 20-ounce blending cup, the ingredients should fit in between the blade. If the ingredients are too large and hard, such as a frozen strawberry, the strawberry will just hit the retainer screw and not blend.

The only advantage of the 20-ounce blending cup is that it doesn’t have a fixed blade. So, you can use it as an on-the-go drinking container. But honestly, while it may be a top-quality drinking cup, if you’re using it as just a drinking cup, there are cheaper options available.

Vitamix containers comparison - 48-oz container versus 20-oz blending cup

20-ounce Cup vs. 8-ounce Bowl

The 20-ounce cup and the 8-ounce bowl are the best containers for making small batches. They both also do blend-and-go.

The difference lies in what they were designed for. The 20-ounce cup is best for making smoothies, shakes, and other drinks on the go. It’s also great at making sauces or dressings for many people, e.g., when hosting a party. The 8-ounce bowl is indispensable for making baby food. It’s also the perfect size when making sauces or dressings for the family. 

So, which one should you get? It depends on what you would use them for. 

Vitamix 20-oz blending cup vs 8-oz blending bowl

Wet vs. Dry Container

The 48-ounce container and the 32-ounce container come in a wet and dry versions. Vitamix used to make also a 64-ounce dry container (I inherited one from my husband’s grandma), but they found that it’s most efficient to blend dry ingredients in smaller amounts (32 ounces or less).

The question is – do you actually need a dry container? Probably not.

The theory behind the dry container is it helps to grind it more like a grain mill. In the dry container, ingredients are pushed up the sides and away from the blade to prevent material from packing at the bottom of the container. In the wet container, on the other hand, ingredients are being pulled down into the blade to help the liquefying process. 

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make flour, breadcrumbs, or flaxseed meal in a wet container. I have prepared all of the aforementioned in a wet container with no issues. So, unless you’re planning on grinding A LOT, the Vitamix dry container just isn’t worth it.

However, one thing to consider is that dry ingredients, such as grains, legumes, nuts, etc., can create tiny scratches on the inside of the container. These scratches make the container appear cloudy. Unfortunately, this is irreversible. So, if the appearance of the Vitamix container is important to you, you might want to purchase an extra container just for rough ingredients.

Vitamix wet container vs Vitamix dry container

Vitamix Containers – Material

  • Plastic: most Vitamix containers are made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester (a fancy term for plastic). There is a significant variance in quality between different types of plastics. Fortunately, Tritan Copolyester is as strong, durable, and shatter-proof as polycarbonate, yet formulated without BPA. 
  • Stainless steel: in 2020, Vitamix released a 48-ounce stainless steel container (304 grade). Stainless steel was the original pre-1991 material Vitamix used for their containers. So, it’s nice to see that Vitamix is going back to basics. A stainless steel container is a premium option, so it’s more expensive than any other Vitamix container. However, there are several reasons why I think it’s worth it. Stainless steel is:
    • Thermally conductive: cold blends stay cold and hot blends stay hot longer.
    • Durable: the container will not break or crack even if you drop it on the floor.
    • Scratch-resistant: blending hard ingredients, such as frozen fruit or grains, won’t scratch the container.
    • Odor- and stain-resistant: stainless steel is non-porous, so it doesn’t trap food particles.
  • Glass: many people ask if Vitamix offers a glass container. Unfortunately, it does not. You can only find glass containers in conventional blenders because the friction and power of a high-speed blender can make glass shatter. Glass containers are also very heavy (although I have to admit that I would take a heavy glass container over a plastic one at any time).

Tampers

Vitamix tamper is an indispensable tool designed to remove air pockets and process thick, dense ingredients by pushing the food down into the blade.  Vitamix makes three different tampers for their containers.

  • Classic tamper (12.5 inches) for the 64-ounce (tall) container.
  • Low-profile tamper (9.75 inches) for the 64-ounce (low-profile) container and all Smart System containers.
  • Mini tamper (9.75 inches) for the 48-ounce container (without SELF-DETECT™) and the 32-ounce container.
For information on Vitamix tampers, see my » Vitamix Tampers guide.

Q&A for Vitamix Buyers

Compatibility

Do the Legacy containers work with the new Smart System blenders?

Unfortunately, no. The previous containers do not contain the latest SELF-DETECT™ technology, so the blender will not start. It will simply not detect any container. 

Can I use any Legacy container on any Legacy/Explorian blender?

Technically, yes. However, Vitamix recommends using the 64-oz (low-profile) container only with blenders that come with a 2.2 HP motor. The reason is that the 64-oz (low-profile) container comes with a 4-inch blade, so it requires a little more powerful motor to function properly. Another thing to keep in mind is that all Legacy and Explorian blenders that come with the 64-oz (low-profile) container have an electronic soft start. In other words, even if you start the blender at maximum speed right away, the speed control will ramp up the speed over about two seconds. It’s always best practice to start on low and quickly ramp up the speed, but it’s even more important with the higher resistance faced by the longer blades in the wide container.

All Legacy containers with a 3-inch blade can be used on any Legacy/Explorian machine.

Do the new SELF-DETECT™ containers work with the Legacy or Explorian blenders?

Most SELF-DETECT™ containers are compatible with both Legacy and Explorian blenders. The two exceptions are the 8-ounce blending bowl and the 96-ounce food processor attachment, which are only compatible with Smart System blenders. However, since the Legacy and Explorian blender bases don’t have SELF-DETECT™ technology, the container will function as a standard container. 

For information on the Vitamix food processor, see my » Vitamix Food Processor review.

Purchasing Extra Containers

Do I need a second container?

The container that comes with your blender is typically sufficient for most blending needs. However, there are instances when a secondary container might be helpful, particularly if you:

  • Only have a 64-ounce (low-profile) container and need to make small batches of food.
  • Only have a 48-ounce container and need to make large batches of food.
  • Grind a lot of dry ingredients.

Is the 64-ounce (low-profile) container too wide?

The 64-ounce (low-profile) container is not ideal for single servings of food. It can handle small portions of food. It just gets tricky when you add thick or sticky ingredients. So, if you’re planning on making predominantly single servings of smoothies or a small amount of ice cream, you have two options:

  • If you aren’t set on any particular Vitamix model yet, consider purchasing either a Legacy Classic blender that comes with the 64-ounce (tall) container or the E310 that comes with the 48-ounce container.
  • If you like a particular Vitamix blender that comes with the 64-ounce (low-profile) container, give it a go. You can always purchase a secondary container if you find the 64-ounce (low-profile) container too large. 

What is the Aer Disc™ container for?

The Aer Disc™ excels at producing consistently creamy emulsions, light culinary foams, and stiff whipped creams. Instead of blades, it uses a disc with holes to agitate ingredients instead of blending them. Bars and restaurants use it to make mojitos. Starbucks uses this container to create cold foams. I use it to make lemonades. The standard wet blade Vitamix containers can whip, emulsify, and froth to the extent that is usually perfectly satisfactory. However, muddling is a technique unique to the Aer Disc™. It does a fantastic job of extracting the fruit from citrus, and the lid makes it easy to strain out the solids. If you are blending up many cocktails or lemonades, the Aer Disc™ is an excellent addition.

Is the stainless steel container better than the plastic one?

There is nothing you can make with the Vitamix stainless steel container that you can’t make with the standard plastic Vitamix container. The main reasons to purchase it are concerns about plastic and aesthetics (the stainless steel container won’t scratch or stain). Technically, the lid is still made out of plastic, but the lid hardly ever comes into contact with food.

Lids

Do the 20-ounce blending cup and the 8-ounce bowl come with lids?

Yes! The 20-ounce blending cup comes with a flip-top lid designed for traveling with a smoothie or pouring blended dressings and sauces over salads. The 8-ounce blending bowl comes with an airtight storage lid.

What is the lid plug for?

The lid plug is vented to release steam when making hot soups and sauces. You can remove the lid plug while the machine is running to use the tamper or add more ingredients to your blend. The lid plug is also marked with 1-ounce (⅛-cup) and ½-ounce (1⁄16-cup) measurements to help you measure liquids without dirtying another dish.

Tampers

Are the tampers interchangeable between blender lines?

Yes, as long as you’re using the appropriate sizes. For example, if you have a tamper for the 64-ounce (low-profile) container from the Legacy G-Series, you can use it for the 64-ounce container from the Smart System (Ascent and Venturist) series.

Are the tamper holders interchangeable between blender lines? 

No. The old (Legacy) tamper holders are only compatible with old (Legacy) blenders and the new (Smart System) tamper holders are only compatible with the new (Smart System) blenders.

Warranty

What is the warranty for Vitamix containers?

The container that comes with your machine is covered for the length of the Vitamix blender warranty. Containers and attachments purchased separately are covered by a 3-year warranty.

What is NOT covered by the warranty?

The only thing the Vitamix warranty does not cover is cosmetic changes that do not affect performance, such as discoloration.

Of course, the Vitamix blender warranty is only valid if the container was used in accordance with the instructions and warnings in the owner’s manual. What voids the warranty is:

  • Failure to follow the operating instructions in the owner’s manual
  • Abuse, misuse, negligent use, or exposure to extreme conditions
  • Use of unauthorized attachments and/or accessories
  • Unauthorized repairs, including removing the integrated blade assembly
  • Commercial use on a personal machine
For information on the Vitamix warranty, see my » Vitamix Warranty review.

Which Vitamix Container is Best

So, which Vitamix container should you buy? 

As I already mentioned, if you haven’t purchased a Vitamix blender yet, begin by determining which model is best for you. Then decide which (if any) additional Vitamix container(s) you may need.

The containers enhance your product, but they should not be the deciding factor. 

Petra Scott

Hi, I’m Petra – a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Raw Food Chef. I have been using Vitamix for more than a decade. I own several Vitamix blenders (mostly for testing purposes) and use Vitamix exclusively in commercial settings as well.

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