One of the newer Vitamix models, the Professional Series 300, features the same, new technology as the Vitamix 7500. It belongs to the G-Series (Next Gen) line-up. The updates that this model has received, in addition to the exclusive Create cookbook, makes this model great for anyone interested in cooking like a real chef at home.
The Professional Series 300 features the newer, low-profile 64 oz container and the wider, shorter motor base. These design updates makes this model three full inches shorter than older Professional Series models and it also includes sound dampening enhancements helping to make it quieter than its predecessors.
The newer design leads to a few changes in the overall measurements of the Professional Series 300. This model is shorter, only 17.5″ tall, wider, 7.7″ wide, and deeper, 9.4″ deep, than the CIA Professional Series, 200, or 500 models. The shorter stature will likely mean that you should have no trouble fitting this under a standard height, kitchen cabinet.
It features a slightly more powerful motor, 2.2-peak horsepower, compared to the 2-peak horsepower of the older models. This increase is necessary to push the larger blades in the widened container. The Professional Series 300 also comes equipped with the standard 6 foot cord, a newly designed tamper, and comes with either red or black motor bases.
The big difference between the Professional Series models and the standard Vitamix packages is the specialized cookbook and DVD. The Create cookbook is separated into two sections “Energize Your Weekdays” and “Entertain on Weekends”. Each section gives you specialized recipes that are perfect for the occasion from Vitamix’s own chefs.
The included DVD is hosted by Chef Michael Voltaggio from Top Chef, who walks your through how to use the blender and how to make some of his favorite recipes.
The redesigned Eastman Tritan™ container
A welcomed revision to the Professional Series line is the updated, wider container. This container is still made of the BPA-free polycarbonate used on the older models, but it has been redesigned to give it a shorter, wider stance.
The wider container makes it easier to scrape thick mixtures, like peanut butter or hummus, out of the bottom with a spatula and it also helps ingredients blend more easily.
It comes paired with the standard 2-part vented lid which fits snuggly on top of the container and features a removable lid plug that makes it easy to add ingredients while the blender is running.
The motor that powers the Professional Series 300 has received a small upgrade over the older 2-peak horsepower version used in the older Professional Series models. It now contains a more powerful, 2.2-peak horsepower motor that is able to spin the bigger blades to a top speed of 270 miles per hour when at the high speed setting.
This model also features improvements to the sound dampening technology to make it much quieter than the older Professional Series models. It has been independently tested and is reportedly 40% quieter than the older designs.
The controls of the Professional Series 300 are identical to the controls used on the Vitamix 7500. It uses the classic switch and dial configuration made popular by Vitamix.
There are two switches, one for on/off control and the other for a pulse control. Flipping the pulse will deliver a quick burst of additional power at the current setting to cut through tough ingredients.
The speed dial has numbers from one to ten, ten being the highest speed setting. It is usually recommended that all blending start on the lowest setting and increased slowly for a better blend. Starting the blender on the highest setting can sometimes cause the ingredients to fly up and stick to the sides of the container.
If you’re in the market for a professional quality blender with recipes from the pros, the Professional Series 300 is a great choice. The newer design and increased power makes this version of the Professional lineup really stand out.
If you want to cook like a pro with the latest in kitchen technology, but don’t care for the pre-programmed settings found on the Professional Series 750, then this Vitamix model is a great choice for you.