Vitamix Space Savings S-SERIES Review
Things have gotten personal at Vita-mix. The world’s most popular blender brand that brought you the 5200 released their new smaller Space Saving S-Series.
Now available » Reconditioned S30 (limited supplies)
The Portable Vitamix You’ve Been Waiting For
The Vitamix S-Series may be smaller and more portable but these blenders are no wimps when it comes to power and reliability. As you’ve come to expect with any Vitamix blender, no corners are cut. Constructed with a 100% metal to metal drive system as in all models, the S-Series 790 watt blenders are built to perform. While small, they are solid, sturdy machines (heavier than the Ninja for example).
Lighter and more compact than other models, the 16 inch tall S30, S50 & Vitamix S55 can easily fit under your kitchen cabinet and is the best Vitamix made for travel.
Personal Blending Power
What makes this series different from all previous models is the newly designed containers. They come standard with a traditionally designed smaller 40 oz container with tamper with spill-proof lid as well as something new…
Most noticible is the completely new 20 ounce single serve travel container with a convenient flip-top lid. The one interchangeable blade base is used on either container. Both containers are shatter-proof BPA-Free plastic and are Vitamix’s first to be 100% dishwasher safe.
It also has a 4-prong laser-cut blade – but something is different, the blades are on an interchangeable base. The Vitamix S30, S55, and S30, thankfully, all come with the famous Variable Speed Dial in addition to a pulse function (pre-program cycles also available).
What’s the difference between the specific Models?
All S-series machines have the same power and container accessories. The main difference is that the Vitamix S30 does not have pre-programmed blend settings. The Vitamix S50 includes two pre-programs, Smoothie & Power Blend and the S55 includes five, Smoothies, Frozen Desserts, Dips & Spreads, and Power Blends – it is also available only in Brushed Stainless.
What’s in the Box?
– Vitamix S30, S50 or S55 blender base
– 40-oz BPA-free traditional blending container
– 20-oz BPA-free double-insulated personal blending container/travel cup with flip-top lid
– personal blending recipe book
- Can I use other containers with the S-Series models?
No – only the 2 new containers are usable with the S30
- Can the new containers be used with other models?
No – they are only compatible with the S-Series models
- What colors are available?
S30/S55 Black & Red
S55 Brushed Stainless
- What is the Warranty?
5-years included (8-years available)
- What is the Price?
S30 – $399
S30 – $419
S55 – $459
- Are extra travel containers available?
Yes – at $29.95 each
- Can I buy Reconditioned S55, S50, or S30 blenders?
It typically takes more than 6 months after the release of a new model before there are reconditioned units available for sale. As of March 26 Reconditioned s30 blenders are available in limited quantities.
The big advantage of the Vitamix S-Series models is the size. They are smaller and lighter than any other Vitamix blender and its total height with the container on top is 16 inches. For someone with limited space in their kitchen, or for those that travel a lot and take their blender with them, this compact model can be ideal.
For those users that, for the most part, blend up single serving smoothies then the 20-oz travel size container can be a real convenience. With the Vitamix S55 or S30 personal blender, you can blend up your creation and take it on the go in the same container.
The big question is the price tag. Considering you can get the full size 5200 reconditioned for only $299, you have to wonder. If you already have a high-performance blender you are happy with is the cost really worth it for additional size convenience?
Your Thoughts and Questions?
What do you think of the Vitamix S-Series blenders?