The Vitamix TurboBlend Two Speed has been specifically designed for breaking down raw fruits and vegetables into nutritious whole juice. As the name suggests this is a two speed blender which may make you think that it is going to lack the versatility of some of the other machines, however, as this is a Vitamix blender the quality and strength of the motor shines through and you will find that you are able to produce a lot more than you think. It is a C-Series (Classic) blender.
The TurboBlend Two Speed unit is 20.5″ tall, by 7.25″ by 8.75″ deep and it weighs 10 lbs. The TurboBlend Two Speed has its own unique two-speed motor base with the same internal features as other Vitamix blenders, including a high-efficiency cooling fan. This blender is only available in finger print resistant black. You also receive the standard 64 oz container, and a Recipes for the TurboBlend Two Speed recipe book and a tamper.
The New Eastman Tritan™ Container
The TurboBlend Two Speed comes with the patented 64 oz Eastman Tritan™ container which is made of BPA-free polycarbonate plastic for increased sound dampening and chemical resistance. This container has a great soft grip handle that has been ergonomically designed to make pouring easy and the patented easy-off two-part vented lid with the handy twist-off plug which allows you to add in extra ingredients even when the machine is in use.
The container comes with a tamper which is recommended for use with thicker mixtures as your mixes can develop an air bubble just above blade. The tamper will break up this air pocket and is used to help push food down into the blades.
The container is very easy to wash, just fill it half way with warm water and dish-washing liquid and let the motor run on the high speed until it is clean. Simply rinse it out after and leave to dry.
The motor in the TurboBlend Two Speed is the same high quality design as every other Vitamix. It is low friction ball-bearing motor which is extremely durable and will last you a very long time. The base unit has an internal radial cooling fan which will keep the blender cool even on the high speed setting. This is complemented by Vitamix’s own thermal protection system that will prevent you from pushing the motor past its limits, so you won’t cause it to burn out. This motor specifications are 1380 watt running at 2-peak horsepower. There are only two speed settings but the top speed is an impressive 240 miles per hour.
The TurboBlend Two Speed is the most simple of any other premium blender because it only has two options. There is no touchpad to learn how to use and you won’t even have to select from a speed dial. The two switches on the front of the base unit are made from a ‘soft-touch’ rubber which is a smooth and long lasting material. You switch the machine on with the right hand switch and the left hand switch lets you toggle between low and high speed. It is as simple as that.
Despite the simplicity there are still so many things that you can do with such a powerful motor. The versatility comes from the strength of the machine and its ability to cut through raw fruit and vegetables, ice, anything you want to blend the TurboBlend will be able to handle. If you follow some of the 160 examples in the free recipe book you will quickly learn that there are very few limits to this blender.
It comes with the quality and guarantees that you would expect from a company like Vitamix, and is the ideal starting point for anyone who is ready to take their first steps into serious blending.