Updated 6 Sep 2018

Vitamix

S30

Snapshot: The Vitamix S30 has 10 speeds and comes with a blender jug. How does it rate?

S30
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$795

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Test results

Overall score
87
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10
Blending kale
?/10
Frozen fruit smoothie
?/10

Good points

  • Very good overall.
  • Excellent for performance.
  • Easy to use.

  • Excellent result for blending kale.

  • Excellent result for green smoothie.

  • Excellent for frozen fruit smoothie.

  • Excellent result for crushing ice.

  • Easy to assemble.

  • All parts dishwasher safe.

  • Includes jug.

  • The rubber seal sits on the outside of the blade assembly making it easy to remove and replace.

  • Loop for attaching cup to belt during exercise.

But

  • Can vibrate and move along the bench.
  • Although suitable for travelling and using when exercising, it is heavier than most single serve bottles to carry.
  • Food can become jammed at the top during processing and needs to be manipulated.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (60%)
  • Ease of use (40%)

We tested performance by making a green smoothie and frozen fruit smoothie – as well as blending kale and crushing ice. Our green smoothie was made with cucumber, celery, kiwifruit, pear, spinach, mint and water.

Ease of use was based on how small you had to cut the food before putting it in the cups, how easy it was to pour and drink from the cup, and whether it was easy to travel with the cup. We also looked at assembling and disassembling the parts, how easy the controls were to use and how easy it was to clean.

We also measured the noise on the highest setting. This does not contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$795
Price-surveyed
July 2018

Extra test results (/10)

Crushing ice
10

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
30 x 13 x 10
Watts (W)
950
Weight (kg)
3.7 (with jug)
Noise (dBA)
81
Jug/cup capacity (ml)
1200/600
Number of speeds
10

Features

Dishwasher safe
Yes
Cord storage
No
Pulse option
Yes
Puree capability
Yes
Milling capability
Yes

More Info

Notes
Brushed stainless steel option has RRP of $945.
Availability
-

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