Today QVC offers yet another “repackaging” of an old existing Vitamix model under the Creation Series name. This time they are featuring the old Vitamix 4500 model which was later named the TurboBlend 2-speed. As usual, the QVC version is spiced up with new colors and an add on – this time the dry grains container.
If you are familiar with Vitamix then you know this is an excellent blending machine, built to perform and to last. The Creations Turbo model is essentially the “bare bones” Vitamix blender. It is made with the quality and power as expected but it has limited features for a more affordable price.
Power and Control
It does not get any simpler than this. Two switches – one to power on and off and the second for the 2 speed control High and Low. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity, as with every Vitamix designed this model is also carefully designed for maximum power and efficiency. It has the same trusted motor that comes with the 5200 Classic Series.
Variable Speed Versus 2 Speed
The simplicity of control keeps the price lower than the more popular 5200 but it does come at a “cost”. For the last 10 years or so Vitamix has become increasing popular primarily due to their efficient design and dependability but also because of the Variable Speed control. If you have never used a Vitamix with its variable speed control then as the saying goes, you won’t miss it. BUT, the precision variable speed does add additional versatility and control that Vitamix is known for. It does make it easier to accomplish more tasks, and really does and another layer of efficiency in blending. Making salsa or pesto or anything that you do not want completely liquified can be done with variable speed.
This is an interesting package combination. It comes with the standard tall Vitamix BPA-Free 64 oz container. This is the container to do most all of your typical blending tasks and is UL certified to blend at the 64 ounce capacity (unlike many other brands that can not blend at the stated volume capacity). Also included is the 32 oz. dry grains container. This is a container developed by Vitamix specifically for blending grains for making flour. While you can make flour in the 64 oz. container without issue, the blade design of this container is different resulting in a much more efficient grain grinding process which can be a blessing if you plan on making a lot of flour (see our » dry-blending comparison).
Since many people choose the 2 speed version of Vitamix over the variable speed solely because of the price, adding an additional, most expensive, container to the package doesn’t make much sense. Unless… flour making was your main goal. Variable speed has no advantage over a 2 speed for grinding grains since it is recommended that you perform the task on maximum speed.