How to make sense of all the Vitamix container options

There are a lot of Vitamix containers available.  So many that I was a little confused around which containers can be used with which blenders.  I called and spoke with Brenda, the woman I purchased both my first blender from back in 2011 and my 7500 from back in 2012, and was pleasantly surprised to hear that she had answers to all of my questions.  I thought that information could be helpful for others, so I’ll share it here.

The good news is that most Vitamix containers can be used by both Next Generation blenders and Classic blenders.    If you are looking at a container for one of those blenders, here are your options:

Classic Blenders

Next Generation Blenders

32-ounce Dry Grains Container

32-ounce Container

48-ounce Container

64-ounce Container

64-ounce Low Profile Container

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(Confused about which blender is which, or which would be good for you?  Read my guide on finding the right Vitamix model for you.)

The main take away is that the 32-ounce Dry Grains Container, 32-ounce Container and 48-ounce Container will all work as designed on both the Classic and Next Generation Blenders.  The 64-ounce container is the narrow 64-ounce container that comes with the Classic models.  The 64-ounce container page states it is compatible with the Classic and Next Generation Blenders, but speaking with Vitamix today, it was clear that the 64-ounce container was designed for the Classic Blender series.

Vitamix recommends that if someone is looking for a more narrow container to regularly use with a Next Generation blender base, the 48-ounce and 32-ounce containers are the most appropriate choices.

If someone is looking for a 64-ounce container for large mixes, they should use the 64-ounce Low Profile Container if they have a Next Generation model.

If you look at Vitamix’s Blender Container page, you will see there is no listing for the wide, 64-ounce Low Profile Container.  There are a multiple reasons for this.  The Classic models are not designed to be used with the new container, which has longer blades than the containers mentioned above.  Vitamix stated that the low profile container does not work with the Classic models.  Vitamix confirmed that because of the container recall, anyone who has a Next Generation blender and 64-ounce Low Profile Container should still be under the 1-year warranty for the container.  That said, there are people with a Next Generation blender who want a second blender container.  You can order one from Vitamix by contacting them by phone at 1-800-848-2649.  While the free shipping code 06-006651 is meant to apply to full blender purchases, and does not give free shipping when checking out with just a container online , it may be worth asking by phone, as they may waive the shipping with that free shipping code if you are ordering by phone.

As for the new S-Series Blender, the S30, that uses a totally different design, and cannot use any of the blender containers above.  It ships with a single blade assembly and a 20-ounce travel cup container and 40-ounce container that both screw into the same blade assembly.  You can purchase additional travel cup containers, but that is just the container, not the blade assembly.  As with the Next Generation blender containers, anyone who owns a S30 should be covered under warranty, though people who want a second blade assembly or 40-ounce container should contact Vitamix directly by phone at this time for those products.

I hope that is helpful.  If there is anything that is unclear, or more information that would help, please feel free to contact me or let me know in the comments!

 

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