Vitamix Refurbished Blenders – Are They Good?

Vitamix refurbished blenders have made owning a Vitamix machine much more affordable. The Certified Reconditioned Blenders are available in 2017 in the C-Series (Classic), G-Series (Next-Gen), as well as the S-Series (Personal) models that are sold directly from Vitamix. They are usually the most heavily discounted blenders you can buy from and frequently go on sale!

They are customer returns or lightly used demonstration models that cannot be resold as new, and this means substantial savings over the cost of a brand new Vitamix blender.

You can get free shipping on your Certified Reconditioned Vitamix order when you purchase direct from using the links on

Every Vitamix refurbished 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 recipe book packages are replaced with new parts, so the blender that you’ll receive is practically brand new.

They  are also known for having the highest rating for a manufacturer’s warranty.

The Packages

In 2017, Vitamix currently offers five to eight different versions of Certified Reconditioned packages, each containing a different class of blender and every reconditioned package comes with a 5 year Vitamix warranty.

Certified Reconditioned Two Speed

The entry level Vitamix refurbished blender is the Certified Reconditioned Two Speed.

The Vitamix Two Speed refurbished package 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. It comes with the 5 year warranty.

The blender base comes in one of four colors (black, cobalt, espresso, or red) , with black, red, and cobalt (blue) shown above from left to right. It 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.

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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. They are also commonly known as:

  • Vitamix 5200 refurbished
  • Vitamix CIA Professional refurbished
  • Vitamix Creations refurbished
  • Vitamix Pro 200 refurbished
  • Vitamix Total Nutrition Center refurbished

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. It incorporates the 3″ blade in the 64 oz container. It is also the first of the manual type of blenders to integrate variable speed control, making it a truly versatile appliance that chefs around the world find a necessity in their kitchens.

Technically, you’d put in your shopping cart at a Vitamix Certified Reconditioned Standard blender, but many commonly refer to this as the Vitamix 5200 refurbished blender. It comes with the 5 year warranty that can be upgraded to 8 years.

The Vitamix 5200 refurbished blender is one of the best bargains of all time! Out of all the models of blenders Vitamix sells, in our opinion, this is THE BEST ONE to buy. It is the total blender that can do anything you need for a blending job. It may not have all the bells and whistles of newer blenders, but it can produce any masterpiece a chef wants.

They’ve been in scarce supply in 2017. So if you see a Vitamix 5200 refurbished for sale on the website, don’t hesitate, buy it! Use the link below to get the FREE SHIPPING.

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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 preset 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.

They’re also commonly known as:

  • Vitamix Pro 500 Refurbished
  • Vitamix 6300 Refurbished

Vitamix now offers a risk-free, 30 day in-home trial so you can try one out for yourself. If you’re not satisfied, just return it for a full reimbursement. They will even cover the cost of return shipping. If you use our promo code anywhere on this page, shipping to you is free as well. So if you do end up returning it, you actually can get a zero cost in-home trial.

The motor base is available in one of five colors (red, white, black, platinum, or brush 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. The brush stainless model looks fantastic in today’s modern kitchen. It comes with the 5 year warranty.

The most common street name for this refurbished model is the Vitamix 6300 refurbished.

In 2017, we’ve noticed the Vitamix 6300 Refurbished hasn’t been offered very often on the website. And when it does, it sells out quickly.

It’s a total blender, providing speed control and all the benefits of the legendary 5200 with the added benefit of Programs.

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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, and the redesigned, shorter 64 oz Eastman Tritan BPA-free container, the Simply Fresh cookbook, and a tamper. It comes with the 5 year warranty.

This model is commonly referred to as:

  • Vitamix 7500 Refurbished
  • Vitamix Pro 300 Refurbished
  • Vitamix Creations Elite Refurbished

It is most commonly called the Vitamix 7500 Refurbished.

The newly designed motor base is available in one of five colors (black, white, red, espresso, or blue), contains the quieter and  2.2-peak powerful motor that churns thru nut butters like, well, butter! Fruit and vegetable will easily be blended.

It comes with the standard, variable speed with pulse toggle controls. It also comes with the newer generation container that incorporates the first 4″ blade.

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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. It comes with the 5 year warranty.

Since this package is really made up of only one model of blender, it is also very commonly referred to as the Vitamix 750 Refurbished.

Like the Professional Series 750, the Vitamix 750 Refurbished is 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.

As you can see in our review of the 750, we really love this blender for it being a Next-Gen series with the quieter base, as well as the addition of Programs.

You’ll enjoy blending ice cream and nut butter in this blender with its powerful motor!

It’s a bargain if you can find it in stock as a Vitamix 750 Refurbished model!

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Vitamix Certified Reconditioned 5300

The Vitamix Certified Reconditioned 5300 is one of the most popular blenders out there, with it being sold as a new model called the ‘Vitamix 5300’ thru big retailers such as Costco, Sam’s Club and Williams-Sonoma. A complete write-up can be found on our Vitamix 5300 Post.

It comes in two colors, black or red, as a Vitamix 5300 Refurbished model. It is also basically a Vitamix 5200 with a bigger 2.2 HP motor, and uses the next generation 64 oz low-profile container that uses the bigger 4″ blade.  It comes with the 5 year warranty.

What’s great about this model is that you probably saw one in action as it was a favored model for live demo’s in a Vitamix booth at wholesalers like Costco.

If you love this model but not the price, you can get the exact same thing direct from as a Vitamix Certified Reconditioned 5300, or as it’s commonly referred to as the Vitamix 5300 Refurbished. The one difference being it comes with a 5-year manufacturer warranty instead of the 7 if you bought it as a brand new model.

One point to note, does not sell the Vitamix 5300 as a brand new model. You can only buy a new Vitamix 5300 from a retailer such as Amazon. But you can only buy the Vitamix 5300 Refurbished direct from

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Vitamix Certified Reconditioned 780

The Vitamix Certified Reconditioned 780 is a true work of art and some consider the “high-end blender” from Vitamix. Before the Vitamix Ascent blenders came out, I gave the Vitamix 780 the highest rating on Blender Reviews.

It’s the first Vitamix model to depart from the traditional knob and switch controls. It incorporates a flat touchscreen control system and makes for a very easy to clean blender. More information can be found on our in-depth review of the Vitamix 780.

Even though it’s missing the traditional dial, you can still variable speed control using the touch slider.

The Vitamix 780 Refurbished only comes in one color, like it’s brand new counterpart, black.

It is commonly known as the Vitamix 780 Refurbished, it comes with a new 64 oz low-profile container, a refurbished base, cookbook and a tamper. It comes with the 5 year warranty.

If you can find a Vitamix 780 Refurbished in stock, grab it immediately. It’s a great Next-Gen series model that is a workhorse.

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Vitamix Ascent A2300, A2500, A3300, A3500 Refurbished


As the Vitamix Ascent line of blenders came out in early 2017, we haven’t yet seen Vitamix release a Vitamix A2300 Refurbished, Vitamix A2500 Refurbished, Vitamix A3300 Refurbished, or Vitamix A3500 Refurbished yet.

Come back often, perhaps we’ll see them for Black Friday??

Vitamix Explorian E310 Refurbished


The Vitamix E310 came out in October 2017. It’s very unlikely we’ll see a Vitamix E310 Refurbished model until late 2018. Come back to the site as we’ll report it as soon as they hit

Which reconditioned package is the best fit for you? See how all of the Certified Reconditioned packages compare to one another using our interactive comparison tool.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are refurbished Vitamix good? Or are reconditioned Vitamix good?


A: Absolutely! There’s an “icky” component many people think of when considering buying a “used” kitchen appliance.

But rest assured, these are not “used” as if you bought them from a garage sale, or as an “open-box” special from a retailer.

These blenders undergo a thorough “refurbishing” process. The only “icky” part are the parts that touch food, and that is the container.

You’ll be happy to know, the Vitamix factory puts a BRAND NEW VITAMIX CONTAINER on every Certified Reconditioned model they sell from

The other benefit is avoiding what has been known as the “black fleck” container issue. There was a short period of time back in 2014-2015 when customers were reporting black flecks in their drinks. This was caused by the bearing seal that used PTFE (commonly used on non-stick pots and pans) that was being released into the container. In response, Vitamix made some redesigns and fixed the black fleck issue.  If you buy a used Vitamix or get one that may have been sitting in a warehouse since the 2014-2015 time period, there’s a small chance you may run into this issue. But if you buy direct from, you guarantee you will get one of the redesigned brand new containers.

Q: Which refurbished Vitamix to buy?


A: This is a great question! The quick answer is, buy any model that is in stock.

All kidding aside, the Certified Reconditioned models are truly reconditioned models. They don’t build new units to sell as reconditioned models. Or as some retailers have started doing by building new versions of a product to sell at an Outlet Mall.

Vitamix truly only sells Certified Reconditioned models as they become available. And they get blenders that need refurbishing thru product returns, factory demo models, etc. As such, they are truly in limited quantities and color selections.

They are great as you can save $120 or more compared to a brand new version of the same blender. Our partner Adam has purchased several Vitamix Refurbished models and noticed no difference compared to new models he’s bought over the years.

The real problem with them is that they are in limited quantities. And if you find a model you like, it may not be in the color you want.

So to answer the question, which refurbished Vitamix to buy? Our Top Five favorite Vitamix Refurbished blender model are as follows, not in order of which one is best, but sorted merely based on price AND availability we’ve seen in 2017:

#1 Vitamix 5200 Refurbished (aka Vitamix Certified Reconditioned Standard)

#2 Vitamix 7500 Refurbished (aka Vitamix Certified Reconditioned Next-Gen)

#3 Vitamix 5300 Refurbished (aka Vitamix Certified Reconditioned 5300)

#4 Vitamix 750 Refurbished (aka Vitamix Certified Reconditioned Next-Gen Programs)

#5 Vitamix 780 Refurbished (aka Vitamix Certified Reconditioned 780)

What Do Others Think?

The “like new” quality of the Re-Conditioned 5300 paired with flexible financing options made this product affordable while working within a fixed income. I now look forward to drinking daily my favorite green smoothie, b/c of its smooth and creamy texture. (**Note – I had to force down this same smoothie recipe before purchasing the Vitamix b/c I had to “chew” the heavily textured mix**). This is the most used appliance in my kitchen!

 Lani W.

I could not be happier with this purchase. The certified reconditioned series is top notch and absolutely worth the savings. I’ve made green smoothies everyday since it has arrived and they are always smooth and creamy, never chunky, like drinking a liquified salad. I’ve also made soups, frozen desserts, and dips. Everything is excellent every time. 

 Francine K.

I resisted buying a Vitamix for close to 2 years, trying to convince myself my standard blender was up to the tasks I was asking of it when I switched to a plant based diet. The cost seemed really high. I finally gave in, bit the bullet & purchased a refurbished Vitamix. All I can say is I wish I’d done it 2 years ago when I first learned about the Vitamix blender. There is absolutely no comparison between this machine & any standard blender on the market, regardless of how good a blender it is. This thing is in a class by itself.

 Levi B.

Our Conclusion


Don’t pay a premum for a new Vitamix blender. Buying a refurbished Vitamix is S-M-A-R-T.

  • Specific – Vitamix is a specific brand you can trust. It is a USA based company, legendary support, and they offer both consumer and commercial grade blenders. They are manufacturers focused on one specific product….blenders. They don’t manufacturer all different types of things like food processors, coffee makers, etc which allows them to focus on making the best blenders possible.
  • Measurable – It’s easy to see how much money you’ll save with a Vitamix Refurbished blender over a brand new model.
  • Achievable – While they sell out often, you can always find one of the five listed above in stock.
  • Relevant – A Vitamix is a luxury item for many people that find spending $600 on a blender as an extravagance. Buying a Vitamix Refurbished model can bring the price down to $299 or less.
  • Time-Based – Vitamix Refurbished models are NOT in stock all year round. They usually come and go. But you can usually buy one of the five recommended above when you need it or want it. For many people, it usually is part of a bigger goal, such as changing their diet, eating healthy, or a big gift for someone. These are timely and can be bought when you need them.

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. Add on the link below that includes our Vitamix promo code that gives you free shipping, you get to stack on multiple savings to your purchase. 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, blended many recipes in them such as delicious ice cream and hot soup, and can attest to their quality. Never before in my life have I incorporate so much fruit and vegetable meals in my daily intake. I’ve even avoided buying a food processor and making my Vitamix blender do double duty.

Vitamix takes great pride in their reputation for quality, producing a high end blender, so you can be sure that every blender, new or refurbished, meets strict standards for performance and durability.

In conclusion, buying a refurbished Vitamix is not only SMART, they are good!

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70 thoughts on “Vitamix Refurbished Blenders – Are They Good?”

  1. Jannette Buchanan

    I am very interested in obtaining a Vitamix for my daughter, as well as the rest of us. At one point, I saw online where one could buy one by making monthly payments. Is that still an option with the refurbished models?

    1. Rick @

      Hi Jannette,
      Yes, has a terrific monthly payment plan that is available for the refurbished models as well. More information can be found here.

  2. How does VitaMix quiet models compare do Blendtec’s? Waring and Jamba offer quiet models too. How do they rate in terms of noise and power. I tend to puree in large batches for freezing.

    Thank you, Paul

    1. Rick @

      Hi Paul,
      Wow, that is a very short question that could entail an entire book to be written to fully answer it properly! There are many factors to compare in pro grade blenders. Limiting the scope of the question to pro grade and not commercial (restaurant) grade models, and focusing on noise, power, and cost, helps make for a quicker answer. I don’t have experience with Waring and Jamba so I won’t be able to assist there. The 2 things I can say in comparison, both Vitamix and Blendtec manufacturer their blenders in the USA, have done so for a very long time, and back their blenders with the industries best warranty’s of 7-8 years for new and 5-7 years for reconditioned. Most other blender manufacturer’s commonly have limited warranties that only cover motors and don’t cover essentials like the containers, which are more often than not more of a failure point than the motor, so take warranty into serious consideration when considering anything other than Blendtec or Vitamix.

      In general, Vitamix Next Generation blenders are considered the quieter models in their lineup. Whereas Blendtec has the Designer and Pro Series. Price wise, the Blendtec Designer is a better match with the Vitamix Next Gen, and in general they both have excellent power and similar blended results, where most people, myself included, believe the Vitamix Next Gen are slightly quieter. The Blendtec Pro Series is above the price of comparable Vitamix Next Gen, but they do come with a cover that goes over the container to deaden noise. The Blendtec Pro Series is definitely the quietest of this group with the most powerful motor, but it is the most expensive option.

      Bottom line, any of these Vitamix Next Gen or Blendtec Designer/Pro Series give some of the best, if not the best, blended results for the home user. If noise is your #1 concern, and price isn’t a factor, I’d recommend the Blendtec Pro Series all the way. If noise is your #1 concern and cost is a close second, I’d recommend a Vitamix Next Gen Reconditioned. Either way, I can wholeheartedly endorse Vitamix or Blendtec based on my personal experiences with both manufacturers. And best of all, they both have a 30-day return policy, which eases the buying decision a little. Best of luck!

    1. Adam @

      The Vitamix 6300 comes with preprogrammed settings, so if that’s something you’d like, I’d recommend going with the 6300 model.

  3. Hi,
    I just bought Vitamix 6300, certified reconditioned from Kitchen collection. I never buy anything used and this was by mistake because my friend bought for me. Now I am worrying. Can you please let me know exactly what I am getting in to.
    I am also looking for dry blade container. Is dry blade container is same for all C-series?

    1. Adam @

      I think your friend made a great choice. Vitamix’s certified reconditioned blenders are a great deal and you’ll love it.

      The blender comes with a 5 year warranty, so if anything goes wrong, just return it and it’ll be taken care of, no questions asked.

      The dry blade container is the same for all Vitamix models, so this one – – would be what you’re looking for.

  4. So happy that I looked into cheaper options! I almost bought a Ninja, but the refurbished Vitamix I got has a much longer warranty and only cost me a few bucks more. Thank you!

  5. I have ordered certified reconditioned next generation, I am yet to receive.

    You mentioned “This package contains one of the more powerful and quieter Vitamix models, like a 7500, Professional Series 300,” so which one I am going to get??

    Even on their site it says “Label may reflect the following: Professional Series® 300, 7500, or Creations Elite”

    This is confusing.

    1. Adam @

      Each of the three models (Professional Series 300, 7500 or Creations Elite) that could potentially come with the Certified Reconditioned Next Generation package are exactly the same base model. The only difference between the three will be the label on the faceplate.

      Understandably, this creates a bit of confusion about the differences since they’re all priced differently when sold new, but it’s likely that they’re just labeled differently for marketing and packaging purposes.

      Hope this helps to clear things up! :)

  6. Hello,
    I live in Germany and I would like to find a Vitamix with 220-240 Volt from the USA.
    I know that you use 110-120 Volt models, but I heard that it is sometimes possible to find one with more Volts. For example the vm0104 model. A refurbished or a used one that could be shipped to Germany would be great. Here they are more expensive.
    Kind Regards

    1. Adam @

      I’m not aware of any models that have the different voltage (220-240v vs 110-120v), but my guess would be that they are UK models, since they already use the 230v models. Perhaps you would have better luck checking with them for that specific set up.

    2. I live in Austria and called to find out this very question. Unfortunately, there is no such program to purchase a reconditioned model which will work abroad :(

  7. I just wanted to say that I received my refurbished Vitamix on Monday and am so happy with my purchase. It looks and feels brand new and I saved a lot of money. Thanks for sharing this information!

  8. Hi Adam, I really enjoyed your review of the certified reconditioned VitaMix models. I bought the VitaMix CIA 1706 professional series from Bed Bath & Beyond a few months ago and I absolutely love it. I use it at least twice a day.

    But now I’m interested in the next generation models 7500 and 750. I really want the 750 for the preset settings and shorter jar but don’t want to pay $700 for it. I do plan to take my VitaMix back to Bed Bath and Beyond to get my money back so all I would have to do is pay the difference. However I am now thinking about a reconditioned one instead of the new one and save about $175. Do you think it’s worth returning mine to get a reconditioned model?

    Thanks again

    1. Adam @

      I think if you want the preprogrammed settings, go for it! They certainly make life easier.

      With the next generation models, you’ll also get the newer style and technology, so it seems like a great idea! :)

  9. wanted to thank Adam for helping me out today, trying to decide between a refurb 5200 or 7500, wanted to actually know if the sound was that much different and he helped me bc he owned both! cant wait to get my Next Gen Vitamix!!

        1. Adam @

          Vitamix has tested the difference and recorded the newer models to be up to 40% quieter at high speeds, which equates to 7-8 decibels. Having owned both, I can say that the newer models are noticeably quieter, especially at high speed, but still very noisy.

  10. Hi. Canceled waitlist order for new 7500 from QVC and instead ordered refurbished 7500 (or equivalent) from vitamix. Get it quicker. Saved money. Essentially the same product new or refurbished. Thanks for your review of this subject here!

  11. Hi,
    I noticed that there’s no pulse noggle on the Certified Reconditioned Standard. Is it still possible to pulse in that model? I’d like to be able dual use it as a food processor.


    1. Adam @

      Yes, it is possible to pulse with the standard model. Simply set the variable speed to 3-4, then flip the power switch on and off repeatedly to pulse.

    1. Adam @

      Linda, all you need to do is enter our Vitamix promotion code into the box at the checkout. The code is 06-008079.

  12. I just wanted to say thank you so much for telling me about the refurbished Vitamix! I got mine last month and have used it so many times already and it works like brand new!

    It saved me a lot of money and it is totally worth the price.

  13. Can you please tell me if shipping of reconditioned Vitamix blenders is available to FPO/APO addresses? Thank you.

  14. Hello,
    I wanted to order a Vitamix here in Germany when I learned there are already newer models out there.
    Do you plan to sell them here as well and when? And if so, will that recondition option be offered too?

      1. Adam @

        Hi Abby,

        It is possible to get a refurbished Vitamix outside of the US, but Vitamix won’t ship it outside of the US directly. You will need to have an intermediary (a friend or family member) in the US receive it, then ship it the rest of the way. If you’d like more information on the steps, this article has some tips which would apply to shipping it anywhere internationally –

  15. I just signed up for the subscription for the refurbished vitamix. I received the email today and checked, but it was only for the pro 300. I’m interested in the pro 750. Will I still get an email for the pro 750 if it becomes available and in stock? How often does the 750 become available as refurbished?

    1. Adam @

      The email alert is currently only set up for the refurbished 7500 and Pro 300 models, but the refurbished Pro 750 models have only recently gone out of stock.

      The availability of refurbished Vitamix models is hard to predict since it depends on the number of machines that are returned to the factory and go through the reconditioning process, but when the inventory is updated on the site, it is typically updated for all models.

        1. Adam @


          I created a new list specifically for the Next Generation Programs, and added your email address, so that you and others don’t have to check the site every day. You’ll receive an email as soon as they are back in stock so that you can be one of the first to know!

          1. Hi Adam,

            Could you please add me to the waiting list for the “Vitamix certified reconditioned next generation programs”. I’ve been checking the Vitamix website every day with no luck.

            Thank you!

          2. Adam @


            I added your email address to the list, so you’ll be notified as soon as they’re available.

  16. How often do the refurbished next gen models go on sale? I haven’t seen any in over 3 weeks. I am on your mailing list.

    1. Adam @

      Kileigh, the refurbished next generation models are typically released for sale about 1-2 times per week, but you are correct that it has been over 3 weeks since the last sale.

      Vitamix appears to be having some inventory issues lately as quite a few of their new products are now also out of stock. We are still monitoring the site and can assure you that if you are signed up for the list, you will be the first to know when they are made available.

  17. How/where do I sign up to be emailed when reconditioned models are available in Canada? We like Vitamix in this neck of the woods too!

    1. Adam @

      That is an excellent point, Gingrich!

      I updated the page and added a place where you can sign up for updates to find out when Vitamix reconditioned models are available in Canada.

  18. I ordered my refurbished Vitamix 10 days ago . . . . I have not heard anything and they have not charged my credit card as of today. Does it usually take this long? I thought they would have charged my credit card right away . . or will do they charge it when shipped. Just so darn antsy!! I have the email from Vitamix with order number, receipt etc.

    1. Adam @

      Julie, they will only charge the card when the item ships, although I do not think it should take 10 days.

      It would probably be a good idea to call customer service (1-800-848-2649) and check with them.

  19. I just received a refurbished vitamix and it is over 2 years old. I would think a return would be in a 30 day period. It is a creations model. Also the container has some minor scuffs and scratches and the blade looks like it was bent and straightened. It was not packaged the best way. What should I do?

    1. Adam @

      Debbie, I would recommend you call Vitamix customer service at 1-800-848-2649 and let them know that you are unhappy. While it is possible that a refurbished Vitamix might have minor cosmetic blemishes, but the container shells should be replaced with new ones before they are sold again.

  20. I was just about to order the refurbished after being contacted that they were in stock, when they did injury again. How frequently do they come back in stock?

    1. Adam @

      Sara, the refurbished models will come back in stock throughout the week, depending on how many are returned to the factory and refurbished. The next generation models are very popular, so the stock is extremely limited. When the email alerts are sent out, they are usually sold out within one hour.

      1. Thank you, Adam! But they should be back in stock this week? I literally just ordered a new one at Whole Foods on Saturday and was going to cancel my order when I got the email notification (but unfortunately boarding a plane). When I landed, they were out! I don’t want to wait forever for a vitamix, though.

        1. Adam @

          I can’t say with 100% certainty, but there is a good chance that they will be back in stock at least once more throughout this week. As soon as we get notice, we will send out the stock notification to let you know.

  21. What are the three buttons on the Certified Reconditioned Standard variable speed dial, pulse toggle and on/off?


    1. Adam @

      Hi Martin, the three controls on the standard model are on/off, the variable speed dial, and the high/low setting.

    1. Adam @

      Hi Debbie, yes, the container shell is always replaced on the refurbished Vitamix packages. The blades are removed, cleaned and sanitized, then installed into the new shell.

        1. Adam @

          Yes, it is random, but all of the blender machine bases in each one of the different packages (standard, programs, or next generation) will have identical features and specifications. The only differentiator is the label on the front of the blender base.

          For instance, it is possible that the label may read Vitamix 5200, CIA Professional Series, Creations II, Creations GC, Professional Series 200, Total Nutrition Center, or TurboBlend VS if you purchased the standard package.

          Hope that helps!

  22. I ordered a refurbished 5200 for an excellent discount and free shipping. However, they were out of the 5200 so after two weeks of waiting, Vitamix sent a new 7500 in the color I requested! I’m not sure about the warranty (5- or 7-yr) because I forgot to ask. Good customer relations at Vitamix!

    1. Adam @

      Hi Mary, the reconditioned next generation package is currently not offered for sale in Canada. Other reconditioned options were previously offered, but there are none currently available.

      Reconditioned models are in high demand, so it is extremely possible that the supply in Canada has sold out. Keep an eye out, because when they do come back in stock, they are sure to sell quickly.

  23. I had a question, on the next Gen, is it still easy to make the smoothies, frozen desserts, hot soups without the presets as the Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs has? I was about to order the Next gen but this question popped in my head.

    1. Adam @

      Scott, it is possible to make everything without the presets but you will need to manually adjust the motor speed and timings. The presets on the Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs will take care of all of this for you and will shut off the blender at the end of the selected cycle.

  24. So glad I found your site before buying a new 7500. I went with the refurbished next gen model and couldn’t be happier!

    Saved a ton of money and absolutely love my “new” Vitamix!

    1. Adam @

      Jodi, the factory reconditioned models are a great value. We’re so happy that you found us and we helped save you some money.

  25. I bought my reconditioned Vitamix a few years back and I still love it. I use it almost every day. Buying a reconditioned one saved me about $150 and I swear it was as good as brand new when it showed up!

  26. I got my reconditioned Vitamix about a month ago and I’ve been using it almost every day. I make a smoothie every morning and sometimes a soup or salsa at night.

    There’s so many good recipes in the cookbook I still can’t wait to try out!

  27. I love my Vitamix! I’m so glad I got one finally!

    Vitamix does such a good job with refurbishing their blenders, I couldn’t tell if the one I got was even used, it even smelled brand new!

    I’ve always wanted a Vitamix, so when I saw that the reconditioned models were about $100 less than a new one, I couldn’t pass it up! Oh, and the $25 coupon helps too! Thanks!

    1. i am so late to this thread… but – $25 coupon? i’d love to hear if there’s more of these before buying mine this weekend!

      1. Adam @

        The coupon is good for free shipping if you purchase direct from Vitamix. It’s good for $25 US or $35 CA and is the only discount that Vitamix offers on their blenders.

        To use it, just input the promotion code, 06-008079, when placing your order online, or give it to the customer service representative if you order by phone.

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