Blenders have become crucial kitchen appliances and luckily, you are spoilt with choice when you decide to buy one. The Vitamix 6300 is among the best sellers in the world of blenders, constantly praised by satisfied customers worldwide.
Featuring three pre-programmed settings, variable speed control, and pulse function, it has everything you might look for in a blender, and then some! It can blend all kinds of ingredients in different types of textures including smoothies, purees, creams, butters, chunky salsas, and everything in between.
Due to its superior motor, you won’t need a food processor, juicer, or ice cream maker, as the Vitamix 6300 can handle it all. Of course, if you decide to purchase an additional dry grains container, you’ll easily grind grains, spices, coffee beans, etc.
Vitamix 6300 Review: Overview
Whether you prefer to do things manually or you want to set the Vitamix 6300 to do its job on its own, the blender won’t let you down. Eager to meet the expectations of their customers, Vitamix made sure to include a preset setting due to the few complaints they received about the previous Vitamix 5200 blender which lacks such a feature.
In addition to this, the blender has tons to offer. Backed up by durable design, extreme ease of use, and of course, powerful motor, it’s a true workhorse. Without further ado, let’s take a detailed look at the 6300 blender by Vitamix.
Vitamix 6300: Design
Belonging to the C-series, the Vitamix 6300 sports a recognizable design that we all know and love. One of the most attractive features of these blenders is the extra-long, 6 ft. power cord. You can easily plug the device even if you have limited power outlets in a specific corner of your kitchen. Of course, the length of the power cord which you don’t use can neatly be packed underneath the motor base, leaving your countertops tidy!
The motor base utilizes two toggle switches to the left and right and a speed dial knob at the very center. The right switch starts or stops the blender, and the left one activates the unique pulse feature which I’ll discuss below. The highlight of this blender is the central speed dial knob that doubles as a presetting control as well.
There are three different preset settings: smoothies, frozen desserts, and hot soups. With these pre-settings, you can easily walk away and do other kitchen tasks while the blender provides you with the needed outcome: smoothie, frozen dessert, or soup. You needn’t worry about turning the blender off either; just select your preferred pre-setting and your job is done!
You can always prepare the ingredients manually using the variable 10-speed dial knob. In addition, you can rely on the Pulse switch. Pressing down the Pulse switch will cause the machine to blend at the speed setting that you choose on the variable speed dial. The Pulse switch works only when it’s held down.
As it doesn’t stay on, it doesn’t immediately liquefy the ingredients in the container. Use the Pulse button when you want your ingredients to be chunky rather than liquid, for example when you’re making salsa.
Vitamix 6300: Container, Blades & Tamper
The Vitamix 6300 blender comes with the standard 64-ounce container. Although it fits under most kitchen cabinets, in case your cabinets are lower, you might want to order a smaller container as the 64-ounce is rather tall. It is large enough for medium and large batches, but you can easily prepare smaller batches as well.
Thanks to the design of the lid, you can add ingredients in the blender while it’s blending. It comes with a dedicated opening for the tamper as well which can be used while the blender is running. Like every other Vitamix container, it’s made of high-quality copolyester known as Eastman Tritan that is stress and temperature resistant. In addition, it is BPA-free and shatterproof, while the lid is spill-proof.
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The laser-cut, stainless steel hammer mill blades measure at 3-inches diameter and are powered by a superb 2HP motor. The blades go as fast as 240 mph and it can cut through any fruit, vegetable, and ice. As a matter of fact, Vitamix 6300 is widely used at coffee and ice cream shops, restaurants and diners due to its ability to turn the ingredients into all kinds of textures within seconds.
The tamper is proprietary to Vitamix and it is an ingenious device that only further increases the efficiency of the blender. Thanks to the tamper, you don’t have to cut the ingredients into smaller pieces; just put them in whole, start the blender, and push with the temper. Together with the powerful motor and blade, the tamper will work on turning your fruits into juice, nuts into nuts butter, apples into applesauce, even without adding any liquid!
Vitamix 6300: Operating
As you can probably tell by now, the Vitamix 6300 is extremely easy to use. Merely put your preferred ingredients in the container, start the blender at low speed and work your way up. Even better, you can select one of the three pre-settings and let the blender do the job for you.
In case you need a smoother blend than the one you’re achieving at the highest speed, don’t forget to use the tamper. Be aware that you should always use the tamper with the lid on since it can get damaged if it comes in contact with the blade. When the occasion calls for a chunkier texture, rely on the Pulse switch. The Pulse switch works only when it’s held down.
Vitamix 6300 Review: Final Thoughts
If you are in the market for a good blender, first you have to decide what makes a blender good for you. The Vitamix 6300 can make all kinds of foods, can be used regularly, and it will work like a charm even after a decade.
A few Vitamix reviews by customers that I came across stated that the blender is a bit heavy, but I don’t think of this as a drawback as you won’t be taking your Vitamix camping. It can also get a bit noisy when crushing hard ingredients but it’s really not a matter of concern. Given its powerful motor, the job will be done within seconds.
Overall, the blender is made to meet everyone’s expectations, but it certainly comes at a price. However, given the quality, power, and versatility of this device, I don’t think you’re overpaying for anything.