This Might Just Be the Lowest Price We’ve Seen on Vitamix

This Might Just Be the Lowest Price We’ve Seen on Vitamix

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If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line blender you’ll use for years to come, you simply can’t go wrong with a Vitamix. Unsurprisingly, Vitamix blenders are regularly editor-favorites around here, thanks to their long-lasting, powerful motors and strong airplane-grade stainless steel blades. One of our favorite blenders from our Best Blender list even happens to be the Vitamix 5200 Blender. But as anyone who has shopped for a Vitamix before knows, these appliances can cost a pretty penny. That’s why we suggest you buy one when it’s on sale — just like this special deal on Vitamix blenders happening right now at QVC!

As a special early 4th of July deal, QVC is taking $50 off a select range of Vitamix models from now until July 17. This includes Explorian and Ascend models, which are both high-powered tools that also aren’t overly complicated. Blend smoothies, soup, marinades, and more or even prep bread dough and pulverize nuts. There’s a wide range of kitchen tasks you can accomplish with these impressive blenders, made even better by this awesome Vitamix sale!

Erin Cavoto

Commerce Writer

Erin writes about all things shopping-related for The Kitchn, including highlighting small cookware brands, testing cool products, or scoping out need-to-know sales. She’s also a regular at the Trader Joe’s cheese section and has a never-ending supply of tea at home.

The Compact and Stylish Kitchen Gadget That Makes Getting My Daily Fruit Intake a Total Breeze (It’s on Sale!)

The Compact and Stylish Kitchen Gadget That Makes Getting My Daily Fruit Intake a Total Breeze (It’s on Sale!)

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I know I’m not alone when I say it’s a total chore to eat enough fruits and veggies every day. It’s not that I don’t love juicy mangoes, strawberries, and watermelon ( I once devoured an entire cantaloupe in one sitting as a child ) — the pain is in the prep. Living in a big city, it’s tricky to plan what I’m eating in a day, and it’s even more complicated to carry food with me while commuting. After all, my back can only handle so much schlepping! Thankfully, my fruit-eating struggles came to an end when I discovered the BlendJet 2 a couple of years ago. I’ve been hooked ever since.

If this small (but mighty) gadget hasn’t made its debut on your Instagram feed yet, let me introduce you. The BlendJet 2 is a personal blender that’s portable, USB rechargeable, and serves up single-size smoothies, juices, and way more in just minutes. You can simply toss in your favorite smoothie ingredients, press the start button, and you’ll have a creamy, dreamy drink that tastes just as good as the ridiculously expensive $15 smoothies I used to buy at fancy cafes. Yes, it definitely doesn’t hurt that it also saves me a ton of money while at the same time ensuring I get my daily nutrients in.

Another city-dweller issue I put up with is not having counter space for a bulky, super-powerful blender, so this baby is the next best thing. It barely takes up any precious storage real estate, and it doesn’t come with a bunch of accessories that I don’t have space for. Not to mention, the BlendJet 2 Portable Blender comes in a bunch of chic patterns and colors, so you can match it to your mood or kitchen decor. It also comes with an attached handle for toting on the go.

I’m someone who thrives on routines, so I use the same smoothie ingredients regularly. I also live alone, which makes it difficult to eat fresh fruit before it goes bad, so I rely primarily on frozen fruit. I’ll usually make my smoothie with almond milk, a banana, yogurt, and some frozen berries. My secret for a seriously tasty treat? I add in a little gourmet honey, and if I need an energy boost, I’ll add in some protein, too.

The beauty of this blender is that you can make way more than just smoothies with it. Whip up gourmet salad dressings, sauces, or even frozen margs in seconds! Best of all, it’s a total breeze to clean. When I’m done sipping on my beverage, I fill it with some warm, soapy water, press the start button, and it cleans itself.

Overall, this little tool packs a serious punch. Depending on what I toss inside, I have to run a few cycles until it’s perfectly blended. But most of the time, it gets the job done with one go. Sometimes, I let my frozen fruit sit out on the counter for 5-10 minutes so it’s a little easier to blend.

I honestly don’t know how I lived without this thing for so long — I use it multiple times a week, and it’s such a lifesaver when I don’t have time to sit down and eat a full meal. It’s also perfect for summer sipping!

This Oprah-Approved Blender Doubles as Art and Impresses All My Guests

This Oprah-Approved Blender Doubles as Art and Impresses All My Guests

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“Hydrate, or die-drate,” said a friend of mine once. Now, every time I catch a glimpse of my beautiful Beast Blender + Hydration System (which is, of course, always on display), I swear it whispers the same thing. It’s the reason I’m actually hydrated, the reason for my 5-minute summer soups (a new point of pride), and the reason for the plethora of comments and compliments I get from guests who also catch a glimpse. But its cool appearance and the fact that it’s one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2021 aside, I admit I did wonder how this blender differed from others with to-go container attachments. I should have known better than to question Oprah.

First things first, I repeat: The Beast system is very good looking. It is neither a blender you need to hide away for the sake of appearances, nor is it one you need a ton of countertop space for when it’s off duty. The design minds behind Beast prioritized the needs of modern home cooks, making every blending vessel portable, leak resistant (I’d even say leak proof), attractive, and seamlessly functional. Not only does it cut your effort in half with its intuitive design, but it even offers its own brain power to help hasten the process.

That’s right, folks. The Beast blender system self-adjusts speeds and power to match the needs of whatever ingredients you’re working with. It’s got a thermal safety shutoff feature which catches overheating before it happens, preventing both kitchen disasters and blender burnout. And, it’s got multiple sizes of vessels, so you can have both a smoothie and an infused water both ready to go in just a few minutes. But what’s the deal with the whole infusion/hydration half of the system?

We’ve all thrown some berries in a water bottle at one point or another, be it to get us to drink more or just feel fancy. But unless your fruits and herbs are at least crushed, it’s unlikely you’ll taste any of it, much less get any nutrient value. The Beast allows me to add whatever I want, skin-on, into the blender, give it a whirl, and spoon the concoction of crushed goodness into the Beast infuser insert. This allows for unparalleled taste payoff and for nutrients to actually be released into my water. Now, in a matter of 5 minutes every morning, I have breakfast and my initial hydration taken care of and out of the way, which is the only way I’m able to start my most productive days. Oh, and every part of the system outside of the electric base is dishwasher safe, so those 5 minutes includes the 1 it takes to rinse the parts and let my dishwasher take it from there.

I’ve been dehydrated since ’99, but I’m proud of my glow now and credit it all to the easy-to-use, easy-on-the-eyes Beast system. Beast blenders go out-of-stock often across the range of retailers that carry them, so don’t wait to grab your own. And don’t forget: Hydrate, or…you know the rest.

Walmart Just Kicked Off Early Memorial Day Deals — Here Are the 10 Best to Snag ASAP

Walmart Just Kicked Off Early Memorial Day Deals — Here Are the 10 Best to Snag ASAP

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Memorial Day is the official start to summer and also a sign that some of the best deals of the year are on the horizon. MDW sales are the perfect time to stock up on summertime essentials (or really any gear you’ve had your eye on), and this year, many of our favorite brands are launching their annual deals early. One mega-retailer on our radar right now? Walmart. Walmart kicked off its Memorial Day Sale early this year, so you don’t have to wait until next weekend to take advantage of deals.

This year, Walmart has something for everyone in their Memorial Day sale lineup, and many of the best deals are already live on the site. We’re talking major discounts (sometimes $100 or more!) on home decor and accessories we already know and love from name brands like BLACK + DECKER, Bissell, Mr. Coffee, and more. To get a head start on your summer of sun and savings, check out some of our favorite early Memorial Day sales from Walmart, below.

Vitamix Is Having a Huge Sale on Two of Its Most Iconic Blenders

Vitamix Is Having a Huge Sale on Two of Its Most Iconic Blenders

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When it comes to top-of-the-line blenders, you simply can’t go wrong with a Vitamix. It’s no surprise that Vitamix blenders are regularly editor-favorites around here, thanks to their long-lasting, powerful motors and strong airplane-grade stainless steel blades. It’s only natural that we’ve ranked one model (the Vitamix Professional Series 750, to be exact) as a repeat best blender winner Kitchn’s annual Essential Tools list

One thing about Vitamix blenders, however, is that they tend to be pretty pricey. While they’re totally worth the splurge, there’s no doubt that the best time to invest is when there’s a Vitamix sale taking place — which just so happens to be right now! From now until Mar. 6, you can take up to $50 off two top Vitamix blenders, the Explorian E310 and TurboBlend Three Speed. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to treat yourself to a Vitamix, now is the best time to do so!

While some of these blenders can cost upwards of $600, the more affordable Vitamix Explorian blender is a great option for anyone new to the Vitamix family. Coming in at under $300, this is a blender that will last you for years without any complicated or over-the-top controls. It comes with ten variable speeds for the perfect consistency depending on whether you’re chopping, blending, or puréeing. The laser-cut stainless steel blades can chop through nuts and fibrous greens, making it the perfect tool for professional-quality smoothies or juice. And, with its 48-ounce container, it’s the perfect size for two without being overly clunky on your counter. 

If you’re looking for a larger model, then the Vitamix TurboBlend is a great option. With a 64-ounce container, it’s ideal for large batches of smoothies or soup. It includes three easy settings, designed to allow you to turn your blender on and walk away while it goes to work. It also has a pulse button for chopping and food prep as well.

Reviewers of both models attested to making hot soup, gazpacho, smoothies, nut butter, hummus, and so much more with ease. One person wrote, “Absolute beast of a blender! Smoothies have ZERO chunks and I love how easy it is to use and clean.” Another added, “Previously I had to brush my teeth and rinse my mouth after my smoothies just to get all the bits and pieces and fruit skins out of my teeth, but the Vitamix blended my morning smoothie up into a completely uniform liquid. It was amazing!”

While it goes without saying that these Vitamix blenders will seriously upgrade your morning smoothie routine, investing in one will also improve your cooking in general. Whether you’re making frozen desserts, peanut butter, pizza dough, or homemade baby food, these blenders will make life in the kitchen so much easier.

Erin Cavoto

Commerce Writer

Erin writes about all things shopping-related for The Kitchn, including highlighting small cookware brands, testing cool products, or scoping out need-to-know sales. She’s also a regular at the Trader Joe’s cheese section and has a never-ending supply of tea at home.