Refurbished Vitamix blenders have made owning a Vitamix much more affordable. The Certified Reconditioned Blenders sold directly from Vitamix are returns or lightly used demonstration models that can not be resold as new, and this means substantial savings over the cost of a brand new Vitamix blender.
Every factory refurbished Vitamix blender goes through a series of quality inspections and must pass a 17-point checklist during the certified reconditioning process at the factory in Cleveland, Ohio. Worn or broken parts, containers, lids, tampers, and cookbook packages are replaced with new parts, so the blender that you’ll receive is practically brand new.
Vitamix currently offers five different versions of Certified Reconditioned packages, each containing a different class of blender and every reconditioned package come with a 5 year Vitamix warranty.
Certified Reconditioned Two Speed
The entry level refurbished Vitamix package is the Certified Reconditioned Two Speed.
The Certified Reconditioned Two Speed packages contains either a TurboBlend Two Speed or CIA Creations model with the standard 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container, the Recipes for the TurboBlend Two Speed recipe book, and a tamper.
The blender base comes in one of four colors (black, cobalt, espresso, or red) and is outfitted with the same 2-peak horsepower motor as all of the other models in the classic line. One notable difference here is that this model does not come with the familiar variable speed dial, so you are limited to just two speeds, low and high.
Certified Reconditioned Standard
One step up from the entry level, and the most recognizable of the Vitamix models is the Certified Reconditioned Standard.
This package will include one of the following Vitamix blender models: Vitamix 5200, CIA Professional Series, Creations II, Creations GC, Professional Series 200, Total Nutrition Center, or TurboBlend VS; along with the standard 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container, a Getting Started Plus cookbook, and a tamper.
The motor base of the Certified Reconditioned Standard package is available in seven different colors (red, white, black, blue, platinum, brushed stainless, and espresso) and contain the same 2-peak horsepower motor.
Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs
The next step up in the refurbished Vitamix line is the Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs.
With this package, you’ll receive one of the Vitamix models that features the preprogrammed settings, such as the Professional Series 500 or the Vitamix 6300, a 64 oz BPA-free Eastman Tritan container, the Savor cookbook, and a tamper.
The motor base is available in one of five colors (red, white, black, platinum, or brushed stainless), comes with the same 2-peak horsepower motor, but features the updated controls with three preprogrammed settings (smoothies, frozen desserts, hot soups), variable speed dial, and pulse toggle.
Certified Reconditioned Next Generation
A new addition to the refurbished Vitamix line is the Certified Reconditioned Next Generation, which features the newest class of Vitamix blenders.
This package contains one of the more powerful and quieter Vitamix models, like a 7500, Professional Series 300, or a Creations Elite, the redesigned, shorter 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container, the Simply Fresh cookbook, and a tamper.
The newly designed motor base is available in one of five colors (black, white, red, espresso, or blue), contains the quieter and more powerful 2.2-peak horsepower motor and comes with the standard, variable speed with pulse toggle controls.
Certified Reconditioned Next Generation Programs
Another new addition and the top of the reconditioned lineup is the Certified Reconditioned Next Generation Programs.
This package features the refurbished next generation Professional Series 750 model with the newly redesigned, shorter and wider, 64 oz BPA-free Eastman Tritan containers, the Create cookbook, a Getting Started guide, a tutorial DVD hosted by Chef Michael Voltaggio, and a tamper.
Like the Professional Series 750, the Certified Reconditioned Next Generation Programs are available in three colors (brushed stainless, black, or red) and come with the quieter, more powerful 2.2-peak horsepower motor inside the newer designed base.
The money you’ll save ($80-$270) by purchasing one of the refurbished Vitamix packages makes it hard to justify spending the extra money on something that is fresh off of the assembly line. The shorter, 5 year warranty can even be upgraded to a full 8 years for an extra $75!
Over the years, I have personally owned two refurbished Vitamixes and can attest to their quality. Vitamix takes great pride in their reputation for quality, so you can be sure that every blender, new or refurbished, meets strict standards for performance and durability.