In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S
Vitamix blenders, manufactured in Cleveland since the 1940s, are truly industrial-strength devices. Built like tanks, they are widely used in restaurant kitchens due their durability and long warranty. It is Consumer Reports’ top scoring blender.
The Vitamix 5200 blender contains a 2 horsepower (1,380 watt) motor. This means the blades turn at 240 mph, and can blend vegetables into soup, and grind grains into flour.
Vitamix 5200 comes with a seven-year warranty. This warranty can be extended for another three years for an additional $120. Vitamix has this to say about their warranty:
Far beyond the scope of the typical kitchen appliance warranty that merely covers defects in workmanship, we are committed to provide support that will guarantee that your blender will perform like new from the date of purchase, for the duration of your warranty — or we will fix or repair it at no charge to you.
The Vitamix 5200 is available at Amazon for about $580.
A close second to the Vitamix blender is a Blendtec blender has a great reputation for durability, and comes with a 7-10 year warranty, and cost about $435 at Amazon.