Vitamix S30 Review
I’ve been trying out the Vitamix S30 for the past few weeks. I liked the idea of a powerful blender that doubles as a food processor, and I can use it to make morning smoothies or blend purees and soups. Plus, the handy Vitamix personal blender means you can make individual portions and use it as your to-go cup for extra convenience. If you are wondering, “Which Vitamix should I buy?” this S30 review is a great place to start.
You get a lot of bang for your buck when you buy a Vitamix blender. The robust equipment covers a variety of uses —you can use it daily for a morning protein shake (like this Oatmeal Cookie Protein Shake), dessert shakes (like this Forest Cake Shake), or your weekly or daily meal prep. When you purchase the Vitamix S30, you’ll get:
- Tamper for the 40oz container
- 40oz container
- Portable 20oz container and flip lid
- Interchangeable blade base that attaches easily to both containers
- Personal Blending dual-language cookbook
From base to top, the VitamixS30 is 14.55 inches, which means it just fits under my kitchen cabinets. I can push it out of the way and it doesn’t take up a ton of counter space — perfect, since I use mine daily! The compact size also means it stores easily if you choose not to keep it on your counter.
Why You’ll Love Your Vitamix Blender
- Versatile – Two different container sizes, the tamper, and a powerful engine mean one machine takes the places of multiple kitchen appliances.
- Brand Trust – Vitamix models earn their place on any “Best Of…” list, so you can enjoy the quality you’ve come to expect out of your Vitamix blender.
- Personal Blender – You’re not always making a large batch. The included Vitamix personal blender makes perfect single-serving batches of any recipe.
- Compact – Save counter space with the compact design, making this one of the best Vitamix blenders for small spaces.
- Safety – You get the best of the Vitamix blender’s safety features, which help maintain your motor life and keep it from overheating.
When to Use Your Vitamix Personal Blender
My favorite feature is the portable 20oz container, which is funny because I was certain I wouldn’t use it as often as I do. I love how I can make my shake, take the blade off, put on the flip lid, and start my day. It’s perfect for quick and healthy breakfasts while on the go.
The cup itself is BPA free and double-walled. What does double-walled mean? Simple: it keeps your drinks at the temperature they should be. So if you made yourself a delicious shake or smoothie, you don’t have to worry about it warming up as quickly.
Even my toddler loves the Vitamix personal blender’s portable cup. It’s easy for him to drink out of,, which prevents spills and keeps me from scrubbing my sofa (again).
How to Get the Most Out of Your Vitamix
The 40oz container is perfect for bigger blending jobs like soups, family-sized shakes, making your own nut butters, or meal-prepping snack bars. My favorite part? The Vitamix S30 is able to provide me with these tasty treats in a fraction of the time of my previous blender. Here are a few tricks I picked up along the way to get the most out of your machine:
Making Thick Treats
Take your time and add your ingredients in batches. Only use the highest setting you need to get the job done. You’ll prolong the life of your Vitamix if you maintain the motor.
Do not press the whole mixture into the blades with the tamper as this can overheat your machine. Instead, do a little bit at a time.
Take Advantage of the Tamper
The tamper is designed to give those stubborn ingredients an extra push to the blades. This really helps when blending sticky and hard ingredients like dates, almonds, and walnuts. I use it most mornings when I’m making my shakes to incorporate all of the frozen fruit. It ensures that my shakes are smooth and free of any chunks. Be sure not to use the tamper in the 20 oz container, just the 40oz. The safety stopper makes sure that the end of the tamper never touches the blades.
Experiment with the Personal Blending Cookbook
Vitamix also gives you a Personal Blending Cookbook. It’s not just smoothies and juices, either! There are recipes for soups, desserts, and dips.
There are so many things you could be using your blender for that you may not have even thought of!
The Best Vitamix Blender Features
Automatic Shut Off
If you are on the verge of burning out the motor, the Vitamix will automatically shut off. It will not turn back on until you clear out the blades and wait a few minutes for it to cool down. I really appreciate this feature, because I may have burnt out the motor of previous blenders!
Magnetic Interlocking System
Another great safety feature is the magnetic interlocking system. If you lift or happen to rock the container from the base while the Vitamix is on, the machine will sense this disruption and turn off automatically for your safety. I actually knocked over my Vitamix, and this feature prevented a massive mess.
Cleaning the Vitamix S30 is easy. Usually, I can get away with blending some hot water and soap, then repeating with just water to rinse. For more stubborn days, I toss the cups in the top rack of my dishwasher — the blade and tamper are dishwasher safe as well.
Vitamix Frequently Asked Questions
Which Vitamix Should I Buy?
There are so many models available, so you’re not the first to wonder which Vitamix you should buy! I have had an amazing experience with my Vitamix S30, and I highly recommend the investment. Personally, I have gone through quite a few “high end” blenders over the past few years, and none of them have been nearly as good as the Vitamix S30.
Does Vitamix Offer A Warranty?
Vitamix offers an amazing 5 year warranty! If something goes wrong, you can rest easy knowing Vitamix has your back. I’m really looking forward to using the Vitamix S30 for developing more recipes in the years to come. You always know you’re getting the best of the best with Vitamix blenders.