The Vitamix 750 Professional Series Heritage Blender: How Good Is It?

Vitamix Professional 750

The Vitamix 750 Professional Series Heritage Blender is one of the Classic G-Series of Vitamix, a classic style blender without any digital displays or complicated programs, just a manual mode and 5 pre-programmed automatic modes.

The 750 Professional Series blender also comes with a fairly powerful blender motor and a solid reputation by professional chefs and others as a quality blender.

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The current version of the Professional Series 750 is the Heritage Collection. The Heritage Collection is quieter than the older Professional 750 that it replaced in 2016, and also includes design improvements to the blender base, blender container, and blender blades. More details about these upgrades follow in the review.

If you’re in a hurry you can see it now on Amazon here.

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Where Is Vitamix Based And Who Owns It?

Vitamix is based in the United States, just outside Cleveland in Olmsted Township, and manufactures its blenders there too. Vitamix has been located there since 1946 and has been owned by the same family since it was founded by William Grover Barnard in 1921.

This privately-owned company is also a pioneer in blending since Vitamix started making blenders in 1937 and emphasized the Vita, or “Life” nutrition that comes from blending whole foods. Vitamix popularized making ice cream, soup, fine grains and dough kneading in their blenders.

Vitamix even apparently made the first infomercial in 1949 when founder William Barnard pitched his blenders on television for the first time.

The company has grown over time by adding new products and even commercial blenders to corporate customers like Starbucks and McDonalds. A lot of professional chefs choose Vitamix blenders for their kitchens.

Vitamix is now headed by William Barnard’s great-granddaughter, Dr. Jodi Berg, making her the fourth generation from the Barnard family to lead Vitamix.

Other Vitamix Reviews

We have also reviewed the Professional Series 750 with other blenders including other Vitamix blenders, and you can see that review here. Another review here compares the Professional 750 to the Ninja CT682SP Intelli-Sense Kitchen System.

We have also reviewed the lower-priced Vitamix Explorian E310 here, the Vitamix Explorian E320 here, and the Vitamix 5200 model in detail here.

The 5200 blender is lower priced than the 750 and has fewer features and less power than the Professional 750. It may be a good option for you if you don’t need automatic modes since the motor is still powerful enough to do just about everything you’d want to do in a blender.

Vitamix Professional Series 750: What Changed From The Last Version?

The Professional Series 750 Heritage Blender is a recent upgrade (2016) over the older Professional 750.

It’s quieter than the older 750 version and has a new Tritan™ blender low profile pitcher with a new handle design. The low profile pitcher has the same 64-ounce capacity as the older model but is shorter and wider so it’s easier to fit under your kitchen cabinets.

The Heritage version also has an all-metal blender base and an added seal to the stainless steel blender blades. The seal should keep them from flaking and chipping over time and was a common complaint about the older model.

What They Don’t Tell You About The Horsepower Of Vitamix 750 The Blender Motor

Vitamix describes its motor power by “peak” capacity. The “peak” motor power of the Professional 750 is 2.2 horsepower. Peak power is basically just the motor power when you turn it on, before the motor has to spin through liquids and chop food into bits.

The real power rating that matters is the operating power, the power you’ll have to chop up that food. The operating horsepower of the Vitamix 750 based on the rated Watts. The wattage of the Vitamix 750 is 1,440 (120 Volts and 12 Amps).

To convert watts into horsepower, you just have to know that 1 unit of mechanical horsepower is 746 watts. So, 1,440 watts converts to 1.93 operating horsepower.

1.93 Horsepower is still plenty of power to deal with almost any ingredient that you’d want to blend in your blender. Vitamix is probably trying to compete with blender manufacturers like Blendtec that emphasize the raw power of their blenders in stunts like blending an iPhone. There’s really no need to try to blend stuff you wouldn’t want to blend in real life so just know that the Vitamix 750 definitely has enough horsepower.

So What Can You Do With All That Horsepower In A Professional Series 750?

You probably have at least some idea of what you can blend in your Vitamix 750, but you might not know of at least some other interesting blender tasks that the 750 Heritage can do.

What To Make With Your Vitamix Professional 750 Blender

 

Nut Butter

Nut butters can be made by grinding any nut you choose with a little oil. Almond nut butters are among the most popular nut butters to make, but anything from cashews, peanuts, hazelnuts and almost anything else may be used.

Ground Coffee

Ground coffee can be made with any coffee beans you want, but beware that over time some kinds of beans may stain the blender container.

Dough

Knead dough by adding basic ingredients and blending them together on “High” speed until a dough ball forms. You can use the standard “wet” blade that is included with your blender, but a separate “dry” blade container is recommended if you are going to regularly knead dough with your blender.

Flour

You can mill or grind flour in your blender by starting with whole grain flour until your blender blades turn into into a fine powder. Like other dry goods, Vitamix recommends using a separate “dry” blade container for blending flour if you do it regularly in your blender.

Soup

Make hot soup in your blender, starting with cold ingredients and ending up with hot soup just though the friction of the blender blades. Hot soup takes about 6 minutes from a cold start.

Ice Cream

Simplified ice cream can be made in your Vitamix 750 blender by adding milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and ice cubes, blend and taste and experiment with different flavors.

Non-Dairy Milk

Non-dairy milk can be made with whatever milk-able ingredient you choose, like almonds when mixed with water. Just blend to your chosen consistency., almonds for instance, and some water blended to your chosen consistency.

Milkshakes

No surprise that you can make milkshakes with your Vitamix 750, but they really do taste great in the 750 blender.

Sorbets

Sorbets are easy with your choice of frozen fruit blended to your preferred consistency.

Smoothies

Smoothies are the most common thing made in Vitamix blenders, there are also the most combinations imaginable for smoothie recipes considering all of the vegetables, fruits, seeds, juices, powders, supplements and whatever else you can think of to combine in one drink.

Juicing

Wholes juices were one of the first things that Vitamix recommended you do with your blender, going back to the 1930s. Fiber included.

Sauces

Hollandaise, tomato, pesto, and a lot of other sauces are pretty easy to make in your blender.

Batter

Batters for pancakes or waffles or whatever other batter you need are nice to make in your blender since the tougher ones don’t require you to hand beat them forever.

Dip

Dips are also a great use for the Vitamix 750 when you need to bring some horsepower to the task.

Salad Dressing

Add oil, vinegar or whatever other ingredients you choose to your blender to make salad dressing.

Food Preparation

You can quickly chop ingredients in your blending if you decide that you don’t feel like doing it by hand.

Baby Food

The best thing about making baby food in your blender is that you get to choose the best ingredients for your baby and you can blend to whatever consistency best fits your baby’s eating skills.

The separate 32-ounce Vitamix 15845 Dry-Grains Container is designed for the Vitamix 750 motor base and is sold separately. The stainless steel blades in this container are designed to push food away from the blades to prevent clumping and are designed for making doughs, grinding grains, nuts, making batter, grinding coffee beans, and similar tasks. You can see it on Amazon here.

What Colors Are Available For The Vitamix 750 Professional?

There are three color options available for the Vitamix 750: Brushed Stainless Metal Finish, Pearl Gray, and Black. Some colors may not always be available but you can check each one on Amazon below the image for each color.

Brushed Stainless Metal Finish 

Vitamix 750 Brushed Stainless Metal Finish image

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You can see the Vitamix 75o Brushed Stainless Metal finish on Amazon here.

 

Pearl Gray Finish

Vitamix 750 Pearl Gray image

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And, you can see the Vitamix 75o Pearl Gray finish on Amazon here.

 

Black Finish

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Finally, you can see the Vitamix 75o Black finish on Amazon here.

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How Does The Professional Series 750 Work?

Before You Start

The Vitamix 750 is pretty easy to operate. One thing that might confuse you is the On/Off switch, it’s not on the face or control panel of the blender, it’s down on the bottom of the blender base, on the lower right side as you face it. It has to be turned on first to power on the blender. The switch is mounted sideways, as you can see in the illustration here:

Vitamix 750 blender on/off button image

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On the face or the control panel, the Start | Stop button is one of only three buttons on the blender control panel (see below). Press the Start | Stop button and turn the middle dial from the “stop” position to the left to select an Automatic Mode or to the right to select a manual blender speed. Pressing the Start | Stop button again will stop the blender at any time. If you stop the blender in an Automatic Mode and want to start it again, just press the Start | Stop button again and the blender will start whichever mode you choose from the beginning.

How Do You Run The Vitamix 750 Manually?

The middle dial is where you can manually set the blender power from “1” to “10”, stop (the symbol at the very top or “12-o’clock” position of the dial) and also to select each of the five Automatic Modes (detailed in the next section).

The last of the three buttons on the Vitamix 750 control panel is the Pulse button on the left side. The Pulse button works in both the manual blender speed settings, (1 through 10) and the Automatic Modes. Pulse will run the blender for as long as you hold the button down, as soon as you release the Pulse button it stops. In any the Automatic Modes, the Pulse button will cause to blender motor to run at half speed for as long as you hold the button down.

 

Vitamix Professional 750 Controls image

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One thing to note: as simple as the On/Off switch is to use, Vitamix reminds you to make sure that the middle dial is set to the stop position at the top of the dial before you turn the blender on. Also know that if you turn the blender off in the middle of a blender cycle, the blender will need to re-set before you turn it back on. This re-set takes 30 seconds.

What About The Professional Series 750 Pre-Programmed Automatic Modes?

Each of the five pre-programmed Automatic Modes can be selected by rotating the dial in the middle of the control panel to any of the five pre-programmed Automatic Mode symbols on the left side of the control panel. Because these modes are pre-programmed, each one will use the blender motor differently in each mode and often at different motor speeds as it blender runs through each mode’s cycle.

Vitamix 750 Smoothie SymbolSmoothies – Choose the Smoothie Mode to start a cycle that will make a creamy smoothie from whatever fruits, vegetables and other ingredients you choose to make, just let the blender run It knows which speeds are best to make the best one for you and it will automatically stop when it’s done.

Vitamix 750 Frozen Dessert SymbolFrozen Desserts – Select the Frozen Dessert Mode to make sorbets, ice cream and other frozen treats through the automatic blending mode. You may need to use the tamper with this mode.

Vitamix 750 Soup SymbolSoups – Choose the Soup Mode to make a hot soup in about 6 minutes from a cold start with just soup ingredients and broth. Just start with this mode selected and let the blender do all of work.

Vitamix 750 Puree SymbolPurees – Use the Puree Mode to thoroughly blend spreads, dips, baby food and other similar foods (see the list of food ideas above for inspiration).

Vitamix 750 Cleaning SymbolCleaning – Select the Cleaning Mode and the blender will run for about 60 seconds and stop when it’s done. Add a few drops of dish soap to some warm water in the container (about half-full). You may need to use a scrub brush to manually clean thick food residues, and you can add the dish soap then if you do.

What About The Low Profile Blender Container?

The Vitamix 750 comes with a 64-ounce low profile blender BPA free container that is designed to fit better under your kitchen cabinets than older, taller and slimmer versions of this 64-ounce container.

You can see each container side by side in this illustration, the low profile container (SHORT in the illustration) on the left and the original container (TALL in the illustration) on the right.

Vitamix 750 low profile (short) and oringal (tall) containers side by side in this image

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The BPA free container is made by the Eastman company for Vitamix in what they call hardened Tritan plastic. It’s durable even though it’s plastic and is designed to last for a long time if in doubt Vitamix gives you a 7-year warranty with your purchase (see the Warranty section below for more information). Hardened plastic is used in just about every blender on the market since its safer than glass if it breaks.

The sealed stainless steel blender blades are also 4-inches in diameter and are the larger of the two sizes that Vitamix makes (the smaller set in medium-sized 48-ounce containers is 3-inch stainless steel blades).

The container lid comes with a two-part lid and a tamper that fits inside the lid to manually break up air pockets or to push stuck ingredients while you are blending. The Tamper Splash Disk that is built into the tamper will keep your tamper from hitting the blender blades so it is safe to use when the blender is running.

image of the tamper working with the Vitamix 750 blender container

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The lid plug is one part of the two-part lid and is the small clear plug in the middle of the lid that you remove to allow you to use the tamper. You can also remove the lid plug to add ingredients while it’s running like warm butter slowly added to other ingredients to make a perfect Hollandaise sauce. You can even use the lid plug as a cup to pour ingredients into the blender. The lid plug is the smaller of the two lid components in the illustration below.

Vitamix 750 2-part lid illustrated

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The main lid, the other part of the two-part lid is designed to fit deeply and snugly into the blender container to keep it from flying off while your blender is churning away full of hot soup. The main lid has two flaps on opposite sites of the main lid to more securely hold the lid in place (see the illustration above).

Each container is also marked with hashes down to millimeters to help you measure your ingredients.

Is The Vitamix 750 Container BPA Free?

Yes, the low profile container that comes with your Vitamix Professional 750 blender is BPA free.

What Is Automatic Overload Protection In The Professional Series 750?

Automatic Overload Protection in the Vitamix Professional 750 that will turn off the blender if it gets too hot from overuse while it’s blending. It stops the motor to keep it from becoming damaged if it’s running too long or ingredients are stuck in the container.

The Automatic Overload Protection will automatically engage by itself if the sensor in the motor gets triggered. If it does, you just have to wait for up to 45 minutes for it to cool down before you can turn it back on.

What Are The Vitamix 750 Specifications?

Dimensions of Machine Base: 8.5 inches deep, 8.5 inches high and  7.5 inches wide.

Dimensions With The Container (Low Profile): 8.5 inches deep, 17.25 inches high and  7.5 inches wide.

Container: BPA-free hardened Tritan plastic.

Blades: 4-inch stainless steel “wet” blades designed to create a vortex, the “Vitamix Vortex” so that ingredients spin into the vortex and blades from the sides of the blender.

Horsepower: 2.2- peak horsepower (when it starts) and 1.93 operating horsepower (when you’re using it).

Electrical: 120 V, 50-60 Hz, 12 Amps.

Cord: 6 feet.

Where Is It Made?: Cleveland, Ohio.

What Comes In Vitamix 750 Box?

The box includes the metal blender Motor Base, the 64-ounce Low Profile Container with a two-part lid, the Low Profile Tamper, a cookbook, and a Getting Started Guide.

What Kind Of Power Plug Does The Vitamix 750 Have?

The Vitamix 750 comes standard with a 110 volt (not 220 volt) grounded (3-prong) plug.

Is The Vitamix 750 Motor Base Made Out Metal Or Plastic?

The motor base of the Vitamix Professional 750 Heritage is metal. The older model (before 2016) has some plastic components in the blender base.

What Is Hidden In The Vitamix 750?

The cord that comes with the Vitamix 750 is long, 6 feet, which is nice, but you may not need all of it. If not, there is a cavity underneath the blender base where you can put some (or even all if it’s unplugged) of the cord to keep it out of the way.

image of the bottom of the blender base of the Vitamix 750 blender

The plastic retainers in the cord cavity will hold however much of the cord you tuck underneath the blender securely in place.

What Do You Need To Know About The Warranty?

The Professional Series 750 comes standard with a 7-year warranty from Vitamix in the U.S. and Canada. That’s a long time for a small appliance. Most small appliances have 1-year or 2-year warranties.

It’s also an indication of the quality of the blender, Vitamix is telling you that they expect most of their blenders to last for at least 7 years guaranteeing to fix or replace it if it breaks during that time.

Vitamix will even pay for shipping to and from their repair center, or to ship you a new one if yours needs to be replaced.

The warranty covers wear and tear during the term, but not cosmetic damage, It also doesn’t cover you if you’re using the blender commercially or for “non-household applications”, or if you’re using it to blend iPhones, for example.

You can also buy a 3-year warranty extension directly from Vitamix to extend the warranty coverage to 10 years.

So What Is Our Recommendation For The Vitamix 750?

The Vitamix Professional 750 Heritage is a quality blender, no question. The 7-year standard warranty that is included with your purchase is a measure of that quality.

Professional chefs and longtime users love their Vitamix 750 blenders for the way they blend. Many people say that Vitamix blenders are the only way that they’ll make their smoothies, for example.

Other customers that had older versions of the 750 have commented that they like the quieter operation of the Heritage version that is now the standard version of the Professional Series 750.

There are certainly less expensive blenders. The Vitamix 750 is among the most expensive blenders on the market. So, if you’re cost-conscious then you might want to look at a cheaper blender.

If the immediate cost is not as much of an issue for you then we highly recommend the Vitamix 750. It’s like most anything else, you get what you pay for.

If you think about how long you’re likely to use this blender compared with a cheaper one, then the Professional Series 750 is probably going to cost you less than a lower-priced blender based on the annual costs of each one. A less expensive blender may only last for a couple of years, maybe while the Vitamix 750 will last much longer, or at least the warranty coverage will.

There’s also the quality of the product to consider. Based on many happy Vitamix customers, you’ll get smoother smoothies, better blends of soup, creamier Hollandaise sauces and many other things than you would with a lower-priced blender.

You can see the latest pricing, available color options and any discounts for the Vitamix Professional 750 on Amazon here.

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The Vitamix 750 Professional Series Heritage Blender: How Good Is It?

This comprehensive review of the Vitamix Professional 750 Heritage blender covers all of the current product features and upgrades that were made to the blender since 2016.It also describes the power of the motor, the different things you can do with blender, including some things you might not have thought of and the blender specfications and features.Finally, we make a recommendation at the end of the review and provide a link to purchase the Vitamix 750

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