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Vitamix 780 Blender Review

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Vita­mix 780 is indeed about design rather than inno­v­a­tive func­tion­al­i­ty. Essen­tial­ly, it is a Clas­sic G‑series mod­el with absolute­ly iden­ti­cal all tech­ni­cal para­me­ters to any oth­er G‑series blender but has a dig­i­tal con­trol pan­el with­out tra­di­tion­al Vita­mix dial knob.

The Vita­mix 780 Blender avail­able only with 110–120 and 220–240 volt­age sys­tems.

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Vitamix 780 Functionality

Vita­mix 780 Blender equipped with pow­er and ranges of speeds that will ele­vate anyone’s cook­ing to the next lev­el by allow­ing to make silki­est smooth­ies, soups, shakes, ice cream, sor­bets, and var­i­ous gas­tro­nom­ic sauces, purees, nut but­ter, and for grind­ing grain. Actu­al­ly, it is the most dis­tin­guish­ing char­ac­ter­is­tic of a Vita­mix that is why this machine is used by the major­i­ty of pro­fes­sion­al chefs.

Smooth­ie:

  • Make per­fect­ly smooth smooth­ie (with­out any tex­ture) from soft or hard ingre­di­ents includ­ing such usu­al sus­pects as kale, spinach, car­rots, and pineap­ple;
  • Per­fect for green smooth­ies;
  • Liq­ue­fies any seeds (sun­flower, chia, flax) and nuts in the drinks with­out any grain­i­ness;
  • Oblit­er­ates any berries includ­ing straw­ber­ry, blue­ber­ry, and rasp­ber­ry with­out any seeds residues left in the drink;
  • Han­dles avo­ca­do seed.
  • Pro­cess­ing smooth­ies times will gen­er­al­ly be less than one minute (usu­al­ly 30 sec­onds).

 Juices: 

  • Make per­fect “whole juice”.
  • Do not expect the text­book juice which sep­a­rates the fiber from a liq­uid, which is pos­si­ble only with a clas­sic juicer and not the blender.

Frozen ingredients/desserts:

  • Crush frozen fruit, veg­etable, and ice cube in the drinks;
  • Shaves ice into snow con­sis­ten­cy to pre­pare snow cones, ice cream, and oth­er frozen desserts;
  • Per­fect­ly suit­able for mak­ing frozen alco­holic drinks such as mar­gar­i­tas and oth­ers.

Nut milk:

  • Makes per­fect soy, nuts or seeds milk;
  • Oblit­er­ates all ingre­di­ents so effi­cient­ly that you do not even need the nut milk bag for strain­ing the liq­uid from the fiber.

Puree­ing:

  • Has enough pow­er for puree­ing just about any­thing, no dif­fer­ence if it cooked or raw veg­eta­bles;
  • Per­fect for baby food;
  • Makes var­i­ous dips and spreads includ­ing hum­mus and pesto.

Soup/ hot ingre­di­ents:

  • Heats liq­uids via blade fric­tions and make boil­ing hot soup from cold ingre­di­ents with­in 5 min­utes;
  • Process any hot liq­uids and purees hot ingre­di­ents for soup straight from the cook­er or stove;
  • Suit­able for mak­ing bul­let­proof cof­fee;

Chopping/food prep:

  • Chops veg­gies for sal­ad, mari­nades, sal­ad dress­ing, and mix­es;
  • Blends per­fect sauces and may­on­naise.

Nut but­ter:

  • Make smooth nut but­ter from raw and roast­ed nuts with and with­out oils added;
  • Come with a tam­per to help process thick mix­tures and remove air pock­ets dur­ing blend­ing.

 Grinding/milling:

  • Grind cof­fee beans, herbs, and spices;
  • Mills all types of grain includ­ing the hard ones like rice or tiny like quinoa into the bak­ing qual­i­ty flour.

Dough/batter:

  • Knead dough includ­ing bread dough;
  • Mix bat­ters. 

Speed Set­tings and Pro­grams

The Vita­mix 780 win­ning design LED con­trol pan­el is sol­id, respon­sive, and a plea­sure to oper­ate. The touch­screen is made of hard­ened glass (like smart­phone glass) that is resis­tant to cracks and scratch­es. The easy-tap but­tons are only acti­vat­ed by touch, not splash­es or spills.

The touch pan­el has full vari­able 10 speeds selec­tor, pulse func­tion, stat/stop but­ton, and 5 pre-set pro­gram set­tings for the most com­mon blend­ing — Smooth­ies, Frozen Desserts, Soup, Purees or Clean­ing. The con­trol pan­el but­ton illu­mi­nates when they turned on. The vari­able speeds are acti­vat­ed by slid­ing a fin­ger up or down to increase or decrease the speed of the blender (1 is low, 10 is high). Blend­ing can be inter­rupt­ed by press­ing Start/Stop at any time. Pulse blends at 50% of high pow­er when pressed.

Although, many peo­ple just adore the touch­screen design, how­ev­er, there some who feel that the switch­es are more reli­able and durable.

Ease of Using and Cleaning

Oper­at­ing: The Vita­mix 780 Blender with per­ma­nent­ly inbuilt blade assem­bly is always very easy to assem­ble for use and oper­ate. It just requires to fill the jar with ingre­di­ents, set the secure lid on a place, pop it on the base unit and it is ready to run. The blender could be oper­at­ed for 10 con­tin­u­ous min­utes at the time and will shut down if runs longer.

Tam­per: The Vita­mix 780 comes with the cus­tom build tam­per. Which fits into caps open­ing dur­ing blend­ing and helps to process thick mix­tures or remove air pock­ets with­out stop­ping the machine. Tam­per should not be used dur­ing blend­ing for more than 30 con­sec­u­tive sec­onds, oth­er­wise, it may over­heat the machine and trig­ger auto­mat­ic shut off.

Clean­ing: All Vita­mix machines are designed to be cleaned with a self-clean­ing pro­ce­dure. The  Vita­mix 780 Blender also has a pre-set self-clean­ing pro­gram. It must be filled halfway with water and few drops of dish soap and run for 30 sec­onds or pre-set Clean pro­gram.

Base Unit, Motor Power, and Overall Design

The over­all design of Vita­mix 780 Blender looks attrac­tive and fits well in today’s mod­ern kitchens. The base unit is equipped with the On/Off (Pow­er) switch on its right-hand side to con­trols the pow­er to the blender. It is very use­ful and does not require to take a plug out after each use.

The tech­ni­cal para­me­ters are also out­stand­ing. The motor has 2.2HP at peak out­put pow­er. It also has very sol­id and qual­i­ty blades to dri­ve motor cou­pling with all the met­al con­nec­tions for bet­ter blends and longer life.

The motor has a radi­al cool­ing fan and ther­mal pro­tec­tion sys­tem to pro­tect it from over­heat­ing dur­ing use. The high­er speed max­i­mizes the work­ing of the motors cool­ing fan while the con­tin­u­ous low speed may trig­ger an auto­mat­ic shut off. The motor and may emit a slight odor. The Vita­mix 780 Blender can be oper­at­ed aging in about 20–45 min­utes.

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Container

The Vita­mix 780 Blender comes has low-pro­file 64-oz. capac­i­ty con­tain­er (typ­i­cal for Next-Gen­er­a­tion prod­uct line) and the per­ma­nent­ly inbuilt blades. The con­tain­er is made of high-qual­i­ty BPA-free, shat­ter and tem­per­a­ture proofed Tri­tan copoly­ester mate­r­i­al.

Many cus­tomers ques­tion why this expen­sive blender is not equipped with a glass con­tain­er? The answer is sim­ple. Glass is very frag­ile and not safe when exposed to the high loads the Vita­mix oper­ates. In an old days, the high-end blender used to have met­al con­tain­ers but it is not prac­ti­cal now when there is a huge choice of high-qual­i­ty light and strong poly­car­bon­ate mate­r­i­al avail­able.

The con­tain­er also equipped with 2 part rub­ber lid which has a remov­able cap to use with a tam­per or for adding extra ingre­di­ents dur­ing blend­ing. The lid has to flaps on a side that keeps lid secure dur­ing oper­a­tion. These flaps fea­ture also allow quite easy to remove the lid after using the machine.

Blades

The Vita­mix 780 has the 4 inch­es in diam­e­ter and 4 prong wet blades. Even they iden­ti­fied as wet, they effi­cient­ly process not only wet ingre­di­ents but could also do milling, grind­ing, and dough knead­ing tasks.

All the blades assem­bly made of impec­ca­ble qual­i­ty stain­less steel. The blades are dull by design and thus have no prob­lem of loos­en­ing sharp­ness with the time. The blade assem­bly is per­ma­nent­ly inbuilt into a con­tain­er but could be removed (but not rec­om­mend­ed) with a spe­cial wrench when need­ed.

Special Features

Col­ors: The Vita­mix 780 is avail­able in black and recent­ly red col­ors.

Cer­ti­fied Refur­bished: There are Cer­ti­fied refur­bished units cur­rent­ly avail­able for the Vita­mix 780 mod­el.

Use in coun­tries out­side of USA/Canada: The Vita­mix 780 cur­rent­ly sold in the USA has a 110–120 volt­age sys­tem and suit­able for use in USA/Canada and oth­er appro­pri­ate regions (Japan, Tai­wan, Cen­tral, and South Amer­i­ca, Sau­di Ara­bia, and oth­ers). The machine could be oper­at­ed occa­sion­al­ly via volt­age adapter but not rec­om­mend­ed for an extend­ed peri­od of time as it could com­pro­mise the func­tion­al­i­ty of a gad­get. There is no 220–240 volt­age ver­sion avail­able at the moment.

Set Includes

  • 2HP Motor Base
  • 64 oz. Tri­tan copoly­ester con­tain­er with 2 parts lid;
  • Cus­tom tam­per;
  • Cook­book;
  • User Man­u­al;
  • DVD;
  • War­ran­ty infor­ma­tion.

Warranty and Customer Service

The Vita­mix 780 comes with a 7‑years full war­ran­ty and the best Cus­tomer Ser­vice in an indus­try. The full means that it cov­ers not only replace­ment, repair, both way ship­ping and also nor­mal wear and tear of all blender parts includ­ing the jar, blade assem­bly, base unit, and 2‑parts lid. The war­ran­ty could be reg­is­tered online, by tele­phone or by send­ing return­ing the prod­uct reg­is­tra­tion card includ­ed in the pack­age any time from a moment of pur­chase. The cus­tomer does not need to keep the receipt of the orig­i­nal pur­chase but has to pro­vide the ser­i­al num­ber that is locat­ed on the back of the base unit. In addi­tion, the full war­ran­ty is trans­fer­able to any own­er over the 7 year peri­od from the date of pur­chase.

The war­ran­ty is only valid for the machine pur­chased with­in USA/Canada, the war­ran­ty free ship­ping only applied to the coun­ty of pur­chase.

The Vita­mix 780 also has a 30-days risk free tri­al and could be returned for a full refund and with free ship­ping if you did not like it for many rea­sons.

Noise

The noise is a very sub­jec­tive fac­tor and depends on many para­me­ters when it mea­sured (for exam­ple angle or dis­tance from mea­sur­ing units). The man­u­fac­tur­ers usu­al­ly quote the blender noise out­put with an emp­ty con­tain­er. How­ev­er, the hard­er food is blend­ed the more noise it out­puts.

So, accord­ing to man­u­fac­tur­er the Vita­mix 780 Blender with emp­ty con­tain­er out­puts around 74 deci­bels while with some soft ingre­di­ents near­ly 82 deci­bels. Any­way, the Vita­mix machines are the qui­etest on the mar­ket of the high-end blenders with­out noise damp­en­ing shields.

Optional Accessories and Attachments

32 oz. dry blade con­tain­er: The dry blades are designed espe­cial­ly for han­dling dry ingre­di­ents such as grains, cere­als, cof­fee, and for knead­ing the dough. They have a dif­fer­ent with wet blades design and direct the blend­ing vor­tex up while the wet blades direct it down. Thus per­form more effi­cient­ly the milling and knead­ing job. Yet, the dry blades can­not process liq­uids effi­cient­ly.

The dry blade con­tain­er is not cheap (cost around $100) thus worth buy­ing only if you are an avid bak­er and intend to do a lot of milling and knead­ing tasks. Oth­er­wise, the stan­dard 64 oz. wet blades con­tain­er is per­fect­ly capa­ble to occa­sion­al­ly process grain and knead the dough.

32 oz./48 oz. wet blade con­tain­ers: They are designed for per­form­ing the same job as 64 oz. wet blades con­tain­er which comes in the pack­age with every 780 mod­el blender. How­ev­er, these small­er-capac­i­ty con­tain­ers are designed for bet­ter han­dling small batch­es of ingre­di­ents and able to process from 1 cup of food as opposed to 2–3 for low-pro­file 64 oz. con­tain­er. These small­er jars will suit small house­holds or those who make baby food on dai­ly basis. The thick mix­tures like nut but­ter or spreads are also eas­i­er to make in a small­er con­tain­er, espe­cial­ly if you pre­fer to process a small vol­ume of nuts at one go.

Per­son­al Cup Adapter — the sin­gle-serve blender attach­ment for Clas­sic Blender mod­els.

Spat­u­las: The Vita­mix also offers nar­row-head­ed long spat­u­la to help you remove thick food such as nut but­ter, hum­mus, and ice cream from the con­tain­er after blend­ing.

In addi­tion, all Vita­mix con­tain­ers are inter­change­able between dif­fer­ent mod­els. The 64 oz. High pro­file con­tain­ers may also be used with Next Gen­er­a­tion prod­uct line mod­els.

There are also any replace­ment parts (includ­ing jars, blades, lids, tam­per cen­ter­ing pad, and oth­ers) that are also avail­able to buy from an online retail­er. But they are not usu­al­ly required because Vita­mix War­ran­ty cov­ers all reg­u­lar wears and tears and replace them free of charge.

Dimensions

Vita­mix 780 Blender has a stan­dard for G‑series prod­uct line blenders 8.8 inch­es x 9 inch­es foot­print. With the pro­file of 17.25 inch­es, the gad­get will fit under stan­dard kitchen cab­i­nets in case you intend to leave it on the counter. The unit is quite heavy and the weight of the assem­bled machine (with the base unit, jar, and lid) is about 16 pounds. The Blender also very sta­ble on and usu­al­ly does not move across the counter dur­ing oper­a­tion.

The Vita­mix 780 Blender is also equipped with a con­ve­nient cord wraps up stor­age under­neath the base.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Per­forms the vari­ety of func­tions — pro­cess­ing liq­uids, includ­ing juice, frozen mix­tures, ice shav­ing, sauces, soup, purees, wet chop­ping, grind­ing, milling and knead­ing — to the top-notch degree of qual­i­ty;
  • Sleek and mod­ern design;
  • Sen­si­tive and well-made Glass Touch screen con­trol pan­el for easy oper­a­tion and clean­ing;
  • Comes with 5 pre-set pro­grams for press and for­get bleed­ing expe­ri­ence;
  • Equipped with 510 vari­able speed and pulse pro­grams what allow a lot of flex­i­bil­i­ty over blend­ing;
  • Low-pro­file, BPA-free, 64-oz. con­tain­er fits under most cab­i­nets;
  • Has a choice of extra acces­sories which inter­change­able with all C‑series and G‑series mod­els;
  • It comes with remark­able 7 years FULL war­ran­ty that reas­sures its dura­bil­i­ty.
  • Man­u­fac­tured in the USA by the com­pa­ny with an excel­lent rep­u­ta­tion which pro­duces the prod­ucts that last for over 10 – 30 years.

Cons:

  • Very expen­sive.

Vitamix 780 Blender Consumer Reviews

The 780 is a new Vita­mix mod­el and thus has not a huge num­ber of reviews. How­ev­er, the major­i­ty of the reviews have been pos­i­tive with strong ration from a few online retail­ers. A few peo­ple reduce slight­ly the rat­ing of the blender not because of the per­for­mance but due to its high price.

Vitamix 780 Blender Price

Despite the fact, that Vita­mix 780 is not the lat­est mod­el, it is the most expen­sive Vita­mix blender, even more, expen­sive than most advanced Vita­mix Ascent 3500 and 3300 mod­els. How­ev­er, the Cer­ti­fied Recon­di­tioned 780 mod­el is avail­able at a very rea­son­able price and it is cer­tain­ly worth con­sid­er­ing if you keen on this mod­el.

The price for new gad­gets vary­ing from $640 to $720 from dif­fer­ent retail­ers and often, Ama­zon offers even bet­ter prices than the man­u­fac­tur­er web­sites. While the price for the refur­bished mod­el start­ing from $399.

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Summary

All Vita­mix blenders are very expen­sive but they worth every sin­gle pen­ny. They per­form many tasks no reg­u­lar blender will do like mak­ing sor­bet or soup and the qual­i­ty of all blend­ing job they per­form on a high pro­fes­sion­al lev­el.

How­ev­er, the 780 mod­els along with anoth­er pre­mi­um Clas­sic 750 mod­el are the most expen­sive among all the Vita­mix blenders. It is weird but these mod­els cost even more than most advanced Vita­mix Ascent A3500 mod­els.

Nev­er­the­less, the Clas­sic Vita­mix blenders are still very pop­u­lar among the peo­ple who want blender just to blend and not to con­nect to the Wi-Fi, Blue­tooth or use oth­er tech­no­log­i­cal options. This machine is worth buy­ing if you are look­ing for com­mer­cial type blender for home use with a mod­ern look but do not like­ly to use any tech­no­log­i­cal options the lat­est Vita­mix blenders offer.

How­ev­er, if you do not want to splash on blender the $ 650 – 700 and pay the sig­nif­i­cant pre­mi­um for the lat­est design then any of the Vita­mix mod­els will do just the same fan­tas­tic job. Check here our arti­cle Which Vita­mix to Buy? – Vita­mix Mod­els Explained for mod­els clar­i­fi­ca­tion guide. Or vis­it the Vita­mix Cer­ti­fied Refur­bished Blenders – Are They Worth to Con­sid­er? page to find out about bar­gain Vita­mix options.

 

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