Original high performance blender company, Vitamix has long been considered to the deliver the best of category High Performance Blenders on the market today. Here we test the Vitamix TNC-5200 Total Nutrition Centre against our very own BioChef Living Food Blender to help you decide which is the perfect blender for you.
The most efficient and effective type of blender is a high powered or high performance blender. They can pulverize fruit and vegetable into fine smoothies, crush ice, make ice cream, knead dough, grind coffee beans, chop onions, or even prepare hot, steaming soup. These small electric appliances are multi-purpose and can make everything from frosty margaritas to healthy green smoothies.
High Performance blenders are said to retain the living properties of food, thereby providing the whole nutritional value. The powerful, commercial-grade motor drives precision-designed blades that can pulverize the skins, seeds and peels of whole foods to increase their bio-availability so your body can benefit from every nutrient by breaking open the cell wall to release trapped phytonutrients.
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|BioChef Living Food Blender||Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre||BioChef High Performance Blender|
|Warranty||10 years on motor, 7 years on parts, 1 year on commercial||7 years on motor and parts||10 years on motor / 7 years on parts 3 year commercial|
|Motor||3 HP general operation / 3.5 HP peak||2 HP||3 HP|
|RPM Max||32,000||20,000 variable||30,000|
|Colours||Black / White / Red||Black / White / Red||Black / White / Red|
|Frequency||50 – 60Hz||50 Hz||50 – 60 Hz|
|Jug Material||2L BPA-Free Tritan Copolyester||2L BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester||2L BPA-Free Tritan Copolyester|
|Controls & Settings||Touchscreen controls with 3 pre-set blending functions plus a 10 speed manual setting||On / Off and Variable Speed||On / Off & Low, Med, High plus 3 pre-set programs|
|Timer||Yes, all preset programs have automatic timer setting||No||Yes, on pre-set programs|
|Automatic shutoff||Yes, overheat & overload||Yes, overheat||Yes, overheat & overload|
|Speed Variable||Yes, swipe touch speed control, allows you to precisely adjust the speed||Yes, 10||No (Low, Med, High)|
|High Speed Pulse Button||Yes, pulse function pre-set in automated functions for precision and accuracy||No||Yes|
|Tamper / Assistance Stick||Yes, with unique EPT Technology (digital temperature reading – never burn vital nutrients again)||Yes||No|
|Included with Purchase||BioChef Cookbook, BPA Free Smoothie Bottle, Food Matters DVD, 1 month subscription to www.fmtv.com||Vitamix cookbook||BioChef Cookbook|
What to look for when purchasing a blender:
- Minimum 2 Horsepower Motor
- Long Warranty
- Quality Japanese Stainless Steel Blades
We would only classify a "high powered" blender as one with a motor of at least 2 horse power. It is this power which enables the blender to pulverize the ingredients so effectively.
A blender is a workhorse machine; one which you will use everyday and it will need to work and work for you. Only a high powered blender will stand the test of time, and while you may spend more money to purchase the product initially, the blender will pay for itself in terms of durability and longevity. It is important to look for a blender with a long and fair warranty as you want this product to last.
The blades are what make a blender blend, and without high quality blades the machine will not blend properly! It is simple but true. Look for Japanese steel blades when purchasing a blender as Japanese steel is the highest quality steel in the world and the blades will remain sharp for the life of the blender.
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Which is the Best Blender?
Both machines are capable of making and blending the same things - smoothies, hot soups, frozen fruit ice creams, nut butters etc. We have all seen the demonstrations, but when it really comes down to it - what's it really like when you get the product home?
The BioChef Living Blender takes the guesswork out of blending, with 6 pre-set programs (cook soups, chop vegetables, hot beverages, coffee & grain grinding, make condiments & blend smoothies) which allows to simply put the ingredients in, press a button and the machine does all of the work for you. The Bio Chef has an advanced computer controlled system inside that knows the exact changes required in speed and power to get the perfect consistency every time. The computer will even detect resistance in the jug, so it will increase the power used if it feels resistance and decrease if it's an easy movement.
Obviously when you are looking for a high performance or high powered blender; you want a powerful machine which is robust and will blend and blend. You want a machine that will pulverize any ingredient you throw at it with ease and precision including ice, grains, whole fruits, fibrous green vegetables and more. Both the BioChef Living Blender and the Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre are geared to do just that.
However, when a machine comes with a commercial warranty - you know this machine means business and is designed to blend non-stop, time and time again. The BioChef Living Blender comes with a 1 year commercial warranty where as the Vitamix does not come with a commercial warranty and Vitamix machines which come with this are upwards of $1500-$3000.
High Quality Blades
Both the Vitamix and the BioChef Living Blender have Japanese Stainless Steel Blades, which is the highest quality steel in the world. The difference between the blades in the Vitamix and BioChef is that the Vitamix has a 4 pronged blade system whilst the BioChef Living Blender has a 6 pronged system. The BioChef Living Blender also has 2 smaller central blades which point up, meaning you could literally drop a whole apple in and watch it pulverize instantly. With the Vitamix the apple would spin on top of the relatively flat blades. The added blades also helps the machine to blend more efficiently as the produce is pulverized before it reaches the 2nd/lower level of blades, creating a more even consistency.
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The BioChef Living Blender has the longest warranty of any blender on the market, including the 1 year commercial warranty as mentioned above. Vitality 4 Life are the designers, distributors and service providers for the BioChef range and as such your warranty is handled directly through us. When you purchase a machine like this, you want to know that parts are available, help is easily accessible and in the event of servicing the machine, that you can deal direct with an Australian owned and operated company who have been looking after the after-sales support of our products for 25 years.
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Are you looking for a high performance blender to help you kickstart a healthier diet at home? Perhaps you run a small café, and you’re thinking of adding freshly made smoothies to your menu but you need the perfect blender to ensure efficiency?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’re Vitality 4 Life, and we specialise in manufacturing and sourcing some of the best high performance blenders that are available to buy online.
What makes a high performance blender different?
High performance blenders are made with a powerful, commercial-grade motor that drives precision-designed blades that can easily pulverise the skins, seeds and peels of whole foods. We recommend that you get a blender with a minimum 2 Horsepower motor for the best results.
Take a look at our blenders
Our selection of high performance blenders is wide-ranging so you’re sure to find something that perfectly caters for your requirements.
We’ve got the Biochef Living Food Blender that has an LED, thermometer, a touch and swipe panel and a Japanese blade system to cut through those tough fruits and vegetables.
We’ve also got the Biochef High Performance Blender that’s ideal for making smoothies, soups, baby food, crushed ice, making it the best blender for young families.
Browse our entire range now and feel free to click into each individual product for the best blender reviews that have been left from customers just like you. Read their recommendations and you’ll be sure to get a better insight into which blender will best suit your needs.
We’ve also compared the best blenders for you in a handy table so you can quickly compare your favourites in terms of model, material, motor, and wattage.
Choosing the best blender for your needs
We recommend that you look out for the following when choosing a high performance blender, as these are the elements that will set it apart from a standard blender;
- Minimum 2 horsepower motor
- Long warranty
- High quality Japanese stainless steel lades
Each of the high performance blenders we sell here at Vitality 4 Life is durable and efficient. Buy a blender for your home or business and you’ll be investing in a kitchen appliance that can be used to make hundreds of different tasty and healthy foods, drinks and snacks in the kitchen including;
- Delicious soups
- Butters and spreads
- Salad dressings
- Pizza dough
If you would like more delicious food and drink recipes, check out our blog for some great ideas.
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