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Best Vitamix Alternative Blenders Under $100 | KitchenGearPro

Due to the boom­ing Chi­nese cloned prod­uct man­u­fac­tur­ing, the US and the world mar­ket are cur­rent­ly over­pop­u­lat­ed with Vita­mix (Blendtec, War­ing) knock­off blenders. Now, with some of them priced below $100, the oppor­tu­ni­ty to buy one of these cloned devices for a small frac­tion of the original’s price is par­tic­u­lar­ly tempting.

Here, we will help you select the best machine among this mul­ti­tude of options. To do so, we must first define para­me­ters that char­ac­ter­ize high-per­for­mance/high-end blenders.

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What Defines the High-Performance Blender?

A high-end blender is a ver­sa­tile kitchen appli­ance that pro­duces high-qual­i­ty blend­ing results. High-end-blender alter­na­tives must have the fol­low­ing parameters:

  • It is equipped with a pow­er­ful motor that gen­er­ates at least 2 HP or 1500 watts of power. 
  • The blender also has a qual­i­ty all-met­al ball-bear­ing blade sys­tem that rotates at about 25,000 RPM, ensur­ing smooth and con­sis­tent blend­ing results. 
  • Addi­tion­al­ly, the blender has a shat­ter and tem­per­a­ture-resis­tant con­tain­er that can with­stand the heat gen­er­at­ed by the fric­tion of the blades.

One of the dis­tinc­tive fea­tures of a high-end blender is its ver­sa­til­i­ty. It can heat liq­uids with fric­tion to boil­ing tem­per­a­ture and make frozen desserts like ice cream and frozen yogurt using the same con­tain­er and set of blades. It can also make per­fect­ly smooth nut but­ter, mill bak­ing qual­i­ty flours from grains, nuts, and legumes, and even make bread dough

High-end blenders like Vita­mix and Blendtec mod­els can per­form all these func­tions effort­less­ly, mak­ing them the hall­marks of high-end blenders.

How We Selected Blenders for Our List?

It is not easy to select to buy the best Vita­mix clone blender, and there are reasons.

The clone blenders’ Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­ers are not able to design out­stand­ing prod­ucts because they are usu­al­ly half ama­teur­ish and will not spend mon­ey on R&D like the well-known and estab­lished brands Vita­mix, Blendtec, and oth­ers do. So, instead, they do well in cloning already suc­cess­ful products.

The cloned blender brands usu­al­ly reg­is­ter their com­pa­ny, trade­mark, and/or brand in the US and Europe, out­source a gener­ic blender from a mul­ti­tude of Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­ers, and mar­ket these blenders under a par­tic­u­lar label. As a result, you can see a few iden­ti­cal mod­els but under dif­fer­ent brands.

And to reduce the pro­duc­tion cost, they use the cheap­est mate­r­i­al avail­able on the mar­ket. So, for exam­ple, when they claim that their prod­uct has the most effi­cient blades, etc., it is false. They clone the blades of the best blenders in the mar­ket with some mod­i­fi­ca­tions to avoid patent infringe­ment lawsuits—the same sto­ry with the jar shapes, mate­r­i­al, and motors for the cloned blenders.

Most of the cloned blenders adver­tise that their con­tain­ers are made from Tri­tan mate­r­i­al, prob­a­bly pre­tend­ing it is the East­man Tri­tan copoly­ester mate­r­i­al pro­duced by the US East­man Com­pa­ny. This claim is very ques­tion­able. The East­man Tri­tan con­tain­ers are not cheap; they sup­ply the con­tain­er for Vita­mix, Blendtec, and all oth­er com­mer­cial-type blenders on the mar­ket. Thus, these Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­ers most like­ly clone this East­ham Tri­tan copoly­ester. No won­der these cloned blenders made out of the cheap­est mate­ri­als will not be durable and break eas­i­ly. As a result, they usu­al­ly come with a 1 to a max­i­mum of 3 years war­ran­ty, and there is a chance that the war­ran­ty will hard­ly be served by most of the brands.

So, the impor­tant cri­te­ria for select­ing the best blender among this mul­ti­tude are as follows:

  • The brand has to be on the mar­ket for at least one year;
  • It must have a web­site with the prod­uct it sold (the more prod­ucts, the more guar­an­tee it may stay on the mar­ket for longer);
  • It must come with a war­ran­ty and cus­tomer ser­vice in the US and maybe Europe;
  • It has to have some rep­u­ta­tion with cus­tomers and have some reviews on Ama­zon, Wal­mart, or oth­er rep­utable retailers.

Anoth­er cri­te­ri­on is the price. Of course, we were look­ing for the best val­ue for mon­ey. Just recent­ly, most of the cloned blenders were sold for around $200-$250, just slight­ly low­er than Vita­mix. Nowa­days, the price dropped, and you can find a rea­son­able knock­off for under $100.

Here is our list of the best Vita­mix Clones under $100 we select­ed for your attention.

Dis­clo­sure: As an Ama­zon Asso­ciate, we may earn an affil­i­ate com­mis­sion for pur­chas­es you make when using the links on this page.

#1 Cosori High-Speed Blender/Kenwell Blender

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B07VNPQ2NF&Format= SL300 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=kitchen0a03 20&language=en USir?t=kitchen0a03 20&language=en US&l=li3&o=1&a=B07VNPQ2NFKen­well High-Speed Blender, Cosori Blender (C700-PRO mod­el), and Blend­Works are iden­ti­cal machines but come under dif­fer­ent brands. Both brands were reg­is­tered in the USA in 2016. The Cosori head office is based in Ana­heim, CA, while Blend­Works is in NYC.


Cosori/Kenwell/Blend works blender is equipped with a 1500-watt motor sys­tem. The motor claims are UL-cer­ti­fied and equipped with auto­mat­ic over­load and over­heat­ing, ensur­ing safe oper­a­tion. The motor base does not have the Vita­mix design but copies its ball-bear­ing blade tech­nol­o­gy and retain­er nut, which ensures a qual­i­ty built and effi­cient blend­ing. The blender should not be oper­at­ed con­tin­u­ous­ly for longer than 6 min.

The motor base also has a pitch­er sen­sor that pre­vents the motor from run­ning if the pitch­er is not prop­er­ly fit­ted on the base.

The blender is equipped with a 4 ft. 3 in cord that is con­ve­nient­ly stored under the machine.


The con­trol pan­el imi­tates the basic Vita­mix 5200 mod­el con­trol pan­el. It is equipped with the 8 vari­able speed dial knob and On/Off and Soup/Pulse switches.

The low­est Kenweell/Cosori speed is 10,000rpm, which is rather high than Vita­mix, which has the low­est speed of 1400–1600rpm (depend­ing on the mod­el). The high­est speed is 23,000rpms which allows the heat of liq­uids via fric­tion. Nev­er­the­less, despite the very sim­i­lar motor and blade sys­tem to Vita­mix, the Kenwell/Cosori/BlendWork mod­el is designed to run con­tin­u­ous­ly for no longer than 6 min­utes (you have to cool the blender for 10 min­utes before rerun­ning it). At the same time, the aver­age con­tin­u­ous Vita­mix span is 10 min. So it is enough to heat soup liq­uid to boil­ing tem­per­a­ture, and the user man­u­al indi­cat­ed that it is designed to heat liq­uid only up to 142F on the Soup set­ting and 158F on the High setting.

The ‘SOUP’ func­tion will set the blender to run on low speed for 15 sec­onds and then run on high speed. The blender will auto­mat­i­cal­ly turn off after 6 min­utes. The Pulse func­tion will run at high speed until the switch is released.

Con­tain­ers, blades

The blender comes in a very sim­i­lar shape to the Vita­mix BPA-free plas­tic con­tain­er with a capac­i­ty of 70 oz. The con­tain­er has clear mark­ings in ml and ounces on the sides. It comes with a plas­tic lid and a vent­ed cap. The lid has an air-tight sil­i­cone seal for snug­ly fit.

The con­tain­er comes with the blade sys­tem per­ma­nent­ly built into the con­tain­er. The 2 lay­ers and 6 prong blades are razor-sharp and made of hard­ened stain­less steel. The 4 prong lay­er of blades mim­ics the Vita­mix shape, with two down­ward-fac­ing blades beneath the cross blades.

The blender comes with a tam­per to help process thick and/or frozen mix­tures and pre­vent form­ing air pockets.

The mod­el is equipped with extra acces­sories – a handy sil­i­cone spat­u­la to bet­ter emp­ty the jug after blend­ing and 20 oz. trav­el cup with To-Go Lid.


  • Makes smooth smooth­ies, includ­ing green ones, from hard, leafy, and fibrous ingre­di­ents like kale and celery;
  • Com­plete­ly process chia and berry seeds in smooth­ies does not han­dle black­ber­ry seeds;
  • Pro­duce frozen treats such as ice cream, sor­bets, snow cones, and frozen drinks from ice cubes, frozen fruits, and berries;
  • Heats liq­uids and soup from room tem­per­a­ture for up to 158 F in 6 min;
  • Makes cau­li­flower rice, chops veg­gies for sal­sas, dips, and sal­ad dressings;
  • Cus­tomize your baby food;
  • Purees raw and cooked veggies;
  • Grind only cooked meat (raw meat may dam­age the blender);
  • Crush cof­fee, spices, nuts, and grains into a fine pow­der and grind bak­ing-qual­i­ty flour;
  • Can pre­pare dough and batter;

Using, clean­ing

The blender comes with blades built into the con­tain­er, and thus, it is very easy to assem­ble. It has a very sim­ple con­trol pan­el and is thus very easy to use. You have to place the pitch­er onto the base and press down on the pitch­er sen­sor. Place all ingre­di­ents into the con­tain­er with the ingre­di­ents not exceed­ing the MAX lev­el mark. Place the lid onto the pitch­er. Set the On/Off switch to the On posi­tion. Turn the Vari­able Speed Con­trol dial to the first lev­el, allow the mix­ture to blend for 10 sec­onds, and then slow­ly move the dial to your desired lev­el. Turn the speed dial knob to Stop to fin­ish blending.

You can also use the Soup/ Pulse switch to blend your ingredients.

When mak­ing nut but­ter or oil-based foods, do not process for more than one minute after the mix­ture starts cir­cu­lat­ing. Over-pro­cess­ing can cause the blender to over­heat and pos­si­bly malfunction.

Clean-up is a breeze. Both the 64-ounce pitch­er and 20-ounce con­tain­ers are craft­ed from BPA-free mate­ri­als and are dish­wash­er-safe for easy clean-up. You can also self-clean­ing by run­ning the blender with some warm water and dish soap. Then, rinse, add more water a drop of liq­uid deter­gent, and blend for 30–45 sec­onds. A bonus clean­ing brush is includ­ed for clean­ing stub­born ingre­di­ents under the blades.


Cosori/Kenwell Blender comes with a 1‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty with the option of apply­ing for an addi­tion­al bonus of 1 year with­in 14 days of pur­chase for free. If you are not sat­is­fied with this pur­chase, you can return the blender with­in 30 days of pur­chase for a full refund.

Blend­Works is also cov­ered with a 1‑year war­ran­ty, the option to extend it for anoth­er 2‑year war­ran­ty for free, and a 30-day return option if you do not like the machine.

Both brands’ respon­sive and friend­ly cus­tomer ser­vice teams is locat­ed in the USA and replace the blender if it breaks.


Cosori/Kenwell/BlendWorks mod­el is pret­ty much copied design fea­tures from the Vita­mix. The mod­el is pow­er­ful,  sim­ple to use, and seems very sol­id, includ­ing all-met­al gears. In addi­tion, the pack­age comes with the recipe book to give you that cre­ative spark when using your new blender.

The blender has quite a large foot­print, 91/4 x 9 ¾”, and with a pro­file of 19.5 inch­es, it is too tall to fit under the stan­dard kitchen cabinet.

The machine is not very noisy and emits a max­i­mum of 90 decibels.

Weak points

No replace­ment parts or acces­sories are sold. The price often fluc­tu­ates, so that it may raise over $100.


#2WantJoin Professional Blender

WantJoin Professional Blenderir?t=kitchen0a03 20&language=en US&l=li3&o=1&a=B07TF5PTF1The Wan­tJoin brand was reg­is­tered in 2018, and it sells a range of oth­er home appliances.


The blender fea­tures an almost iden­ti­cal motor base to the Vita­mix 5200 and a robust 1450W/2.25HP off-peak motor. Steel-Rein­forced Cou­pler and all-met­al dri­ve must ensure blade assem­bly long life expectancy.

The motor is designed with dual pro­tec­tion cir­cuits; a ther­mal switch auto­mat­i­cal­ly stops the machine in the event of over­heat­ing and overloading.

The blender is designed to be oper­at­ed con­tin­u­ous­ly for longer than 5 min­utes and must be cooled 10 min­utes before the new operation.


The Wan­tJoin mod­el con­trol pan­el is almost iden­ti­cal to the old­est and clas­sic Vita­mix 5200 but has an addi­tion­al 4 pre-sets and a time dis­play. It is equipped with:

  • 9 vari­able speeds dial knob;
  • 2 High/Variable speeds switch and On/Off switch;
  • 4 pre-set pro­gram but­tons (Smooth­ies, Frozen Desserts, Ice Crush, and Soup);
  • LED dis­play with a count up/down timer at the bot­tom of the base.

The Wan­tJoin Pro­fes­sion­al Blender con­trols seem over­crowd­ed and com­pli­cat­ed to learn how to use it. How­ev­er, it seems very advanced and may be attrac­tive to some users.

Leav­ing aside all the “bells and whis­tles” of the Wan­tJoin­con­trol pan­els, it should be men­tioned that the machine is very func­tion­al. It has a real­ly low low­est speed of 1,500 RPM and a very high high­est speed of 28,000, which allows you to per­form many func­tions and pre­pare a vari­ety of recipes. The speed of 28,000 RPM is enough to heat liq­uids to the boil­ing tem­per­a­ture via fric­tion. How­ev­er, man­u­fac­tur­ers do not rec­om­mend run­ning the machine con­tin­u­ous­ly for longer than 5 min­utes; the high­est tem­per­a­ture it can achieve is 192F. Many con­sumers also enjoy pre-pro­grammed set­tings that allow the push but­ton to go away; the blender will stop auto­mat­i­cal­ly at the end of the program.

Con­tain­ers, blades

Both Wan­tJoin mod­els come with 64 oz. BPA-free Tri­tan copoly­ester con­tain­er. The con­tain­er has a soft-grip han­dle and clear mark­ings in ounces, mil­li­liters, and cups on the sides. The Homgeek has a jar that close­ly resem­bles the clas­sic Vita­mix blenders’ con­tain­er. The con­tain­ers are made of impact and tem­per­a­ture-resis­tant plastic.

The blender has a soft and pli­able sil­i­cone-vent­ed lid; the plas­tic cap also allows the addi­tion of extra ingre­di­ents dur­ing pro­cess­ing. Although the lid has side tight clips, it still requires effort to secure­ly fit around the rim.

The blender has the blades per­ma­nent­ly built into the jar. The very sharp 3 lay­ers and 8 prongs are made of stain­less steel. The cen­tral 4‑prong lay­er of blades copies the Vita­mix design, which also has 4 prongs.

The blender also comes with a tam­per, which helps to remove air pock­ets while pro­cess­ing stub­born ingredients.


  • Makes smooth smooth­ies from soft and hard ingre­di­ents, includ­ing leafy kale, stringy cel­ery, and hard carrots;
  • suit­able for green smooth­ies, can pul­ver­ize berry seeds;
  • Blast ice cubes and iced fruits and veg­gies into snow in sec­onds for prepar­ing snow cones, ice cream, sher­bets, and frozen drinks;
  • Homog­e­nize any nut to pre­pare nut milk;
  • Heats liq­uid to approx. 190 degrees via fric­tion, suit­able to pre­pare hot soup from warm ingredients;
  • Chops veg­eta­bles to make deli­cious sauces, dips, sal­sas, and sal­ad dressing;
  • Makes nut butter;
  • Purees cooked and raw veg­eta­bles and meat;
  • Make hum­mus or pesto.
  • Grinds cof­fee beans, spices, and grains to make flour for baking;
  • Makes the bat­ter for pan­cakes and cookies;
  • Do not make dough for bread and pizza.

Using, clean­ing

The blender is very easy to assem­ble for blend­ing; it just requires load­ing the con­tain­er with ingre­di­ents in the right order described in the user man­u­al, clos­ing the lid, and plac­ing the jar on the base unit. The blender does not have any lock­ing sys­tem like Vita­mix and secured with four poles around the dri­ve socket.

The Home­geek mod­el has a sim­ple con­trol pan­el and is quite easy to use; it just requires select­ing the need­ed pre-set of the vari­able speed and push­ing the On/Off lever to start processing.

Clean­ing. The blender is not dish­wash­er safe and has to be cleaned in a self-clean­ing way since it has per­ma­nent­ly inbuilt blades; you have to fill the jar halfway with water and a few drops of soap and run pre-set Clean pro­grams or on the high vari­able speed for 30–60 sec­onds depend­ing on the ingre­di­ents you used, then rinse and dry. You can clean it with a kitchen brush; remem­ber that the blades are very sharp, and you should avoid touch­ing them.


It comes with a 1‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty. How­ev­er, the brand own­er runs a cam­paign for extend­ing the war­ran­ty for 2 or 3 years.  You have to con­tact the man­u­fac­tur­er to reg­is­ter an extend­ed 2–3 year war­ran­ty for free. You can con­tact cus­tomer ser­vice only via email; it does not have any tele­phone or oth­er contacts.


The Homgeek mod­el is com­pa­ra­ble in func­tion­al­i­ty to high-end blenders; how­ev­er, some tasks are not per­formed as per­fect­ly as Vita­mix or Blendtec. The Home­geek pack­age includes a recipe book and user man­u­al; the gad­get is very well-packed.

It has an over­heat­ing and over­load sys­tem that pre­vents it from an unwant­ed acci­dent. The foot­print size is com­pa­ra­ble to the clas­sic Vita­mix 5200, with a tall pro­file of 21.2 cm (8.3 inches).

Weak points

  • The lid is made from soft sil­i­cone mate­r­i­al and does not fit smooth­ly; it takes effort to fit.
  • There is not a great safe­ty fea­ture. When the blender’s cycle ends, it stops blend­ing, but if you remove and then replace the con­tain­er, it will auto­mat­i­cal­ly start blend­ing immediately.


#3 Rcbt/Homgeek Blender/Decen Blender

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The machine has a sol­id, strong base that hous­es the 1450W pow­er motor. The motor fea­tures an over­load­ing and over­heat­ing pro­tec­tion sys­tem, which shuts the motor auto­mat­i­cal­ly if over­loaded. It is also equipped with an all-met­al bear­ing and gear.

The blender is designed to oper­ate for only 3 min con­tin­u­ous­ly and requires 10 min cool­ing before anoth­er oper­a­tion cycle.


Although Rcbt, Home­gek, and Decen blenders are almost iden­ti­cal, they come with slight­ly dif­fer­ent con­trol panels.

The Homgeek machine has 8 speed gal­va­nized dial knob with the Start/Stop but­ton at the cen­ter of the knob, and 4 but­tons with the 3 pre-set pro­grams (Ice Crush, Smooth­ies, Grind,) and Pulse func­tion, and a dig­i­tal timer above the dial knob.

The Rcbt, Decen/Althawise machine is equipped with On/Off and Pulse levers, 9‑speed, and 3 pre-set pro­grams locat­ed around the gal­va­nized dial knob.

The low­est speed is not spec­i­fied in the user man­u­al, but it seems fair­ly high (must be around 10,000rpm), which is much high­er than the Vita­mix 1400–1600rpms low­est speed. The high­est speed reach­es 25,000 rpm, enough to heat liq­uids via fric­tion. How­ev­er, the blender is only designed to run con­tin­u­ous­ly for no longer than 3 min that is not enough to bring the liq­uid to a boil­ing hot temperature.

Con­tain­ers, blades

All 2 mod­els come with an iden­ti­cal con­tain­er. The jar com­bines Vita­mix and Blendtec designs. It has a square exter­nal shape with a round­ed inter­nal bot­tom. The man­u­fac­tur­er claims that the jar is made of Tri­tan plas­tic mate­r­i­al, which is 5 mm thick and BPA-free, shat­ter, and tem­per­a­ture resis­tant (-68F – 228F (-20C ‑108C)). The blender has 70oz. /2000ml capac­i­ty with the mark­ing only in ml.

The machine has the blades per­ma­nent­ly built into the jar. The shape and design of the blades are also com­bi­na­tions of Vita­mix and Blendtec. The blades have 3 lay­ers and have 8 prongs in total. They were made of hard­ened stain­less steel and claimed to be made and designed in Germany.

The machine is equipped with a plas­tic lid and cap for vent­ing while pro­cess­ing hot food or adding ingre­di­ents dur­ing blend­ing. The lid has sil­i­con iso­la­tion for a snug fit. The lid is also equipped with a safe­ty device that ensures the blender runs only if the lid and cap are prop­er­ly closed.

Both mod­els come with a tam­per designed to help process stub­born ingre­di­ents and pre­vent air pock­ets dur­ing blending.


  • Blends smooth cock­tails, smooth­ies includ­ing those made from fibrous ingredients;
  • Crush­es ice to process frozen desserts, smooth­ies, and drinks such as mar­gar­i­tas, daiquiris, and others;
  • Makes whole juice from fruit and veggies;
  • Process nut milk from a vari­ety of nuts;
  • Purees raw and cooked veg­gies and fruits for side dish­es, baby food, and oth­er recipes;
  • Chops veg­gies for sauces, sal­sas, sal­ad dress­ing, and dips, includ­ing hum­mus and others;
  • Has enough pow­er to process your favorite nuts into deli­cious nut butter;
  • Heat liq­uids and food via fric­tion and lets you bring soup to serv­ing tem­per­a­ture right in the con­tain­er; how­ev­er, it will not heat up to boil­ing temperature;
  • Turn cof­fee beans into ground cof­fee, grind spices into powder;
  • Process any grains into flour per­fect for baking;
  • Do not knead the dough, but mix the batter;
  • It is not designed to process raw or cooked meat.

Using, clean­ing

The blender is very easy to assem­ble, use, and clean. You have to place the pitch­er on the base unit and align it with the spe­cial slot on the base; in the same way you align the lid with the slot on the pitch­er, the blender will beep, and the con­trol pan­el will be illu­mi­nat­ed with light. Now it is ready to run.

The Homgeek machine. The user can use man­u­al mode by set­ting the dial to the desired posi­tion speed and press­ing the Start/Stop but­ton. Then, press the Start/Stop but­ton again to fin­ish the cycle.

To use the pre-set pro­gram, press the appro­pri­ate but­ton, and the blender will stop auto­mat­i­cal­ly at the end of the pro­gram. To stop the blender before it stops auto­mat­i­cal­ly, press the Start/Stop button.

The Rcbt, Decen, Altha­wise machine. The oper­a­tion is easy, too; users press the On/Off switch and select the dial desired pre-set or speed, and the blender starts oper­at­ing in 2 sec­onds. It shuts off at the end of the pro­gram, or the user should press the Stop but­ton to stop the blender when run­ning on the man­u­al speed mode or if it is required to stop pre-set earlier.

The Timer counts up while the user process­es using the man­u­al mode and counts down when pre-set pro­grams are used.

The Pulse pro­grams are acti­vat­ed while the user holds the but­ton (Home­geek) or the lever (Decen/Alphawise).

Clean­ing. The blender is sim­ple to clean; its parts are all dish­wash­er safe. Alter­na­tive­ly, like any oth­er blender with irre­mov­able blades, you can self-clean it by fill­ing it with dish­wash­ing liq­uid and halfway of warm water and just run­ning it on the high­est speed or Pulse mode for 30–45 seconds.


Both brands come with a 2‑year Lim­it­ed War­ran­ty and respon­sive and friend­ly cus­tomer ser­vice, which will replace your blender if faulty only with­in 30 days of the purchase.


Over­all, it is a sleek and reli­able blender that per­forms most of Vita­mix and Blendtec’s func­tions. How­ev­er, it is designed to run con­tin­u­ous­ly for only 3 min that is not enough to heat soup to a boil­ing hot tem­per­a­ture. The mod­el looks nice and sol­id but has fair­ly large dimen­sions, 7.48” x 7.48” x 18.11” (19.00cm x 19.00cm x 46.00 cm), so it will occu­py a sub­stan­tial place on your kitchen counter. The machine comes with a tam­per, user man­u­al, and recipe book. As indi­cat­ed on the blender pack­age box, the blender is not very loud and emits 75–85 dB.

Weak points

It can have a prob­lem with attach­ing the jar to the base unit and, as a result, may refuse to run. It also may beep with­out obvi­ous reason.



The Kenwell/Cosori/BlendWorks mod­el is the best Vita­mix knock­off blender in our view. It has a sim­ple design that oper­ates man­u­al­ly with two switch­es and a speed dial knob. So, it has few­er chances for fail­ure as opposed to a machine with mul­ti­ple pre-sets and a dig­i­tal con­trol pan­el. The machine is designed to run con­tin­u­ous­ly for up to 6 min, which is the longest time among the most pop­u­lar dupes and can heat the liquid/soup to 152F (67C). It per­forms all the Vita­mix func­tions with com­pa­ra­ble qual­i­ty, includ­ing knead­ing bread dough (not like oth­er knock­offs on our list). The dis­trib­ut­ing com­pa­nies for Ken­well, Cosori, and Blend­Worls have very respon­sive cus­tomer ser­vice and a 1‑year war­ran­ty plus 1 or 2 years of addi­tion­al war­ran­ty (2 or 3 in total) if you reg­is­ter it with­in 14 days of pur­chase. So, it is the most func­tion­al and reli­able blender on our list.

The sec­ond best we con­sid­er is the Wan­tJoin Pro­fes­sion­al Blender. It is very fan­cy look­ing, and these mod­els try to clone the top-notch Vita­mix 5200 mod­el with a few pre-set pro­grams, a pro­gram­ma­ble timer, and a dig­i­tal LED dis­play. The blender can run con­tin­u­ous­ly for up to 5 min (while Vita­mix’s max­i­mum non-stop oper­a­tion is up to 10 min) and is able to heat the liq­uid up to 190F(88C) via fric­tions. It is also com­pa­ra­ble to high-per­for­mance blender qual­i­ty blend­ing and func­tion­al­i­ty but is less reli­able than Cosori/BlendWorks because the elec­tron­ic parts are more like­ly to break. How­ev­er, if you enjoy pre-set pro­grams, a pro­gram­ma­ble timer, and a dig­i­tal con­trol pan­el, then Wan­tJoin­blender will be your obvi­ous choice.  The brand has very good cus­tomer ser­vice and comes with a 1‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty plus an addi­tion­al two ( 2) years war­ran­ty extension.

The Rcbt/ Homegeek/ Decen/ Alpha­wise mod­el is also a very good blender, but we assign the third por­tion to it in our list. Although it seems a very sol­id blender with a very thick and strong con­tain­er, it is designed to run for only 3 min con­tin­u­ous­ly, so it can­not heat liq­uids to a boil­ing hot tem­per­a­ture (the dis­tin­guish­ing fea­ture of high-per­form­ing blenders). It is not sur­pris­ing because the motor has only 1200 watts even though it is adver­tised as 1450 watts. How­ev­er, it still per­forms most of the high-end machine’s func­tions with almost sim­i­lar qual­i­ty.  The blender con­trol pan­el is equipped with the speed of the dial-up knob and a few pre-set pro­grams and may appeal to con­sumers who enjoy these fea­tures. In addi­tion, it is equipped with a 2 years lim­it­ed war­ran­ty and help­ful cus­tomer service.

Is the Vitamix Knockoff Blender Worth Buy?

You get what you pay for. If you are tight with the bud­get and wish to buy a high-end blender, then go for clones; at least they show very close to Vita­mix per­for­mance but not dura­bil­i­ty. Just remem­ber, in the long term, the Vita­mix will cost much less than the Chi­nese knock­off and is friend­lier to the envi­ron­ment as you will not need to uti­lize bro­ken machines every 1–2 years.

Once you are ready to stretch your bud­get, I would go for more reli­able clones with tru­ly BPA-cer­ti­fied con­tain­ers, bet­ter qual­i­ty parts, a longer war­ran­ty, and rep­utable cus­tomer ser­vice blenders for under $200.

If you can stretch your bud­get fur­ther, I would no longer con­sid­er a Clone and go for bud­get Vita­mix Explo­ri­an, Blendtec Total mod­els, or refur­bished Vita­mix or Blendtec. They are just the best qual­i­ty durable blenders, have out­stand­ing war­ranties and cus­tomer ser­vice, and will last for many years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the best Vitamix alternatives?

A: There are sev­er­al bud­get-friend­ly Vita­mix alter­na­tives that can per­form most of the func­tions of a Vita­mix blender to a rea­son­able degree. The best Vita­mix dupes for under $100 include the Wan­tJoin Pro­fes­sion­al Blender, Cosori High-Speed Blender, Ken­well Blender, and Homgeek Blender. How­ev­er, if you have a bud­get of around $200, you can find even bet­ter Vita­mix alter­na­tives that can per­form almost as well as a Vita­mix. These blenders include Clean­Blend and Dash Blender.

Q: Are there any cheaper alternatives to Vitamix blenders?

A: If you’re look­ing for bud­get-friend­ly Vita­mix alter­na­tives that can per­form most of the func­tions of a Vita­mix blender to a rea­son­able degree, there are sev­er­al options avail­able. Here are some of the best Vita­mix dupes for under $100:

  • Wan­tJoin Pro­fes­sion­al Blender
  • Cosori High-Speed Blender
  • Ken­well Blender
  • Homgeek Blender

How­ev­er, if you have a bud­get of around $200, you can find even bet­ter Vita­mix alter­na­tives that can per­form almost as well as a Vita­mix. These blenders include:

  • Clean­Blend
  • Dash blender

Q: What are the features of the best Vitamix alternatives?

A: When look­ing for the best Vita­mix alter­na­tives, there are cer­tain fea­tures that you should con­sid­er. Wattage: The best Vita­mix alter­na­tives are pow­er­ful blenders with a wattage of 1500 and high­er. High-qual­i­ty blades are essen­tial for han­dling typ­i­cal high-end blender tasks, includ­ing nut but­ter grind­ing, mak­ing ice cream or sor­bets, mak­ing hot soups, blend­ing per­fect­ly smooth smooth­ies, dips, and more. While no blender can match the per­for­mance of a Vita­mix 100%, sev­er­al bud­get-friend­ly options can come close. When choos­ing a Vita­mix alter­na­tive, con­sid­er your bud­get, the tasks you want to per­form, and the fea­tures that are most impor­tant to you.

Q: Can I make smoothies, soups, and dips with Vitamix alternatives?

A: Vita­mix alter­na­tives are capa­ble of mak­ing smooth­ies, soups, dips, and more. How­ev­er, the qual­i­ty of the Vita­mix alter­na­tives depends on the pow­er of the blender and its blade qual­i­ty. No Vita­mix dupe blender shows 100% per­fect per­for­mance, but you can find some mod­els that have very sim­i­lar per­for­mance. Vita­mix alter­na­tives are bud­get-friend­ly, with some mod­els avail­able for under $100. How­ev­er, if you have a bud­get of around $200, you can find even bet­ter Vita­mix alter­na­tives that can per­form almost as well as a Vita­mix. Only one brand can com­pete with Vita­mix – Blendtec, but it is avail­able at a price sim­i­lar to Vitamix.

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  1. Adeline Hane Nicholas

    I just got my Blend­Works yes­ter­day. I’ve already used it 4 times. Works like a champ. Noticed it was iden­ti­cal to Cosori. I make a good pur­chase!! Thanks for your review!!

  2. Mark

    I bought a Vita­mix miss­ing the con­tain­er on eBay, then bought a Vita­mix con­tain­er miss­ing the lid, so I essen­tial­ly got a work­ing Vita­mix used for under $200. There are also com­pa­nies sell­ing knock­off Vita­mix con­tain­ers for around $40 if you don’t want to spend $135–150 on a new Vita­mix container.

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