Vitamix has launched a new personal blender, the S30, which claims to combine high-powered blending, durability and convenience in one micro package. But can it rival the dominance of the popular Nutribullet blender?
At £399, the S30 is more than three times the price of the Nutribullet 900 (the higher spec version of the original Nutribullet 600). Both models have similar motor power, and come with a range of accessories.
Vitamix S30: what you get for your money
What do you get for the extra £269 if you splash out on the Vitamix? It has a compact jug attachment, as well as two personal blending cups, allowing you to make larger batches as well as individual drinks.
The blending containers are made of BPA-free Tritan plastic, and the cups have lockable ‘sports’ lids. The double walls on the cups provide insulation, meaning that your smoothie should stay cold on the go.
The Vitamix can also rustle up hot soup from raw veg in six minutes (it blends and heats), and comes with an extensive recipe book and an impressive seven year full warranty.
Here’s how the Vitamix S30 stacks up against the popular Nutribullet 900:
|Vitamix S30 v Nutribullet 900|
|Vitamix S30||Nutribullet 900|
|Power||800-950 watts||900 watts|
|Size||37cm x 15cm x 21cm||37cm x 14cm x 16cm|
|Capacity||600ml (personal blending cup), 1.2l (compact jug)||946ml (large jug), 710ml (mid-size), 532ml (short cup)|
|No of jugs||3 (2 cups with sports lids, one compact jug with tamper)||3 (1 large, 2 medium, 1 short cup with sports lids and caps)|
|Speed settings||10 plus pulse||1|
|Warranty||7 years||1 year|
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Both Nutribullet and the Vitamix S30 are new types of blender known as bullet or personal blenders. The Nutribullet may have gained a cult following, but there are plenty of lookalikes in the shops, each claiming to be the ultimate blender to help you towards your five-a-day.
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