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The Vitamix 780 and 750 Professional blenders are both fantastic additions to your kitchen appliances if you are serious about cooking or just starting out. Deciding on which blender to purchase may be difficult so here is hoping my comparison of the Vitamix 750 vs 780 may assist you with your final purchase.
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Vitamix 750 vs 780 : Compare vitamix 750 and 780
|MODELS||Vitamix 750||Vitamix 780|
|CONTROLS||Manual dials||Touch screen|
|COLOR||3 color options||2 color options|
|HEIGHT||Slightly taller||Slightly shorter|
Blenders are useful whether just for chopping ingredients, grinding grain or preparing smoothies.
What I have found with Vitamix is that they offer a new experience with their recipes because preparing whole dishes in one container, from starters to desserts, in just a few minutes is possible.
Both the 780 and 750 models are designed for convenience. Preparing a delicious dish more than once and obtaining the same appetizing result should not pose any problems.
Before we delve into the features of the 780 and 750 models you may find it reassuring to know that Vitamix offer a seven-year full warranty on the performance, parts and labour of their products. With a warranty such as this, you should have no doubts as to the quality of their blenders.
So which of the two models would be most beneficial to you:
Vitamix 780 Reviews
This snazzy blender stands out because of its LED touch screen. The screen is made from hardened glass to reduce the potential for scratching and cracking. The touch screen makes operating the blender simple.
Sufficient pressure to activate the buttons prevents splashes or spills from altering your program or speed.
The controls offer a pulse function, a variable speed control and five pre-programmed settings.
The convenience of the pulse function is stressed according to its ability to produce variations in the size of ingredients. From large and chunky bits to small pieces.
The variable speed control has ten settings for blending. If the blender is left to run on any one of the variable speed settings, it will automatically switch itself off after 10 minutes.
This is a very handy feature when your attention is required elsewhere. In my case, I am frequently distracted by my youngest child trying to pull herself up on just about everything as she tries to perfect the art of walking.
Under these circumstances, it is very handy to having a blender with pre-programmed settings. The pre-programmed settings means that the blender can be left unattended to perform the selected function, super convenient!
The five pre-programmed settings are soups, frozen desserts, puree, smoothies and my favourite, cleaning.
All these blending functions are powered by a 2.2 horsepower peak performance motor. The running horsepower equates to 1.93.
The blender comes with a 64-ounce low profile container. The low profile container means that the entire unit stands 17.25 inches high. The size of the unit is most suitable for the preparation of medium to large size dishes.
Despite the technology the 780 comes in either red or black, simple yet stylish.
Vitamix 750 Reviews
The 750 Professional Vitamix blender offers all the same features as the 780 model (both belong to the G series) with the exception of the LED touch screen.
By contrast, the 750 has manual dials for pulsing, controlling the 10 variable speeds and the pre-programmed settings.
The manual dials in no way limit the convenience of walking away when a pre-programmed setting is selected.
The 750 stands slightly taller at 17.5 inches however it too comes with a 64-ounce low profile container.
The introduction of the low profile container was to address the possibility of displaying the unit on a counter top. Overhead cupboards should no longer pose an obstruction in this regard.
Despite the use of the word Professional in the name, the 750 is for domestic use only. Perhaps the name “Professional” is handy to throw around when entertaining guests.
Preparation of small or single sized servings will not be successful as the blades sit too high in the container. As with the 780, one should stick with medium to large dishes.
Additional features, which apply to both models, include the 6ft cord, the 4-inch stainless steel hammermill and cutting blades, which are laser cut, and the cooling system.
Color options of the 750 are perhaps more modern than the 780, which is a little contradictory considering that the 780 has the advancement of a touch screen. The options are black, brushed stainless metal and a copper metal finish.
In performing a comparison, it is sometimes helpful to highlight those important features that are matched, for better clarity.
The difference in the controls is the modern touch screen of the 780 and the manual dials of the 750. The touch screen feature is not so much an upgrade as an alternative.
You may simply prefer a touch screen or perhaps you prefer the look and it will better suit the design of your kitchen.
Others may have a greater appreciation for the look of the manual dials or just shy away from technology with its flashing lights.
Physical difficulties such as those caused by arthritis may mean a touch screen is a Godsend.
I often encourage my son to assist me in the kitchen (he is always supervised and we practice safety first) and I have found it easier and more engaging for him when we use a touch screen.
The 750 offers a greater variety with two metal finishes but it also comes in black. The 780 only comes in black or red so the decision on the model may come down to the design of your kitchen and other appliances.
It does seem strange that the 750 is available in the more modern finishes.
There is a minor difference in height, 0.25 inches to be exact. This difference is unlikely to affect your choice unless you have an unusual kitchen design.
With the technology of a touch screen one would expect the 780 to be more expensive, as is the case.
If you feel that receiving more items in the box helps to justify parting with your hard earned money than the 750 is probably more up you alley.
Included in the box are the base, the 64-ounce container, the tamper, a guide to getting started, a DVD as well as the cookbook. The 780 does not include the guide or DVD.
Having examined all the similarities and differences my first choice between these two models is the 780.
Ultimately, for me it boils down to the ease of pushing a button and the added enjoyment of sharing the experience of cooking and baking with my son.
Certainly, this experience means I will be parting with more money but for me special memories are priceless. I also feel that so long as I get a cookbook in my box I will be happy!
Both are great options and you cannot go wrong with either in terms of convenience and power.
Best of luck on your journey to purchasing a blender!