2008 - 2022 | 14 years GrueneSmoothies.com - the originalThe Vitamix S30 is no longer available in our store, as Vitamix has stopped the production.
What makes the Vitamix S30 so special?
Vitamix S30 - The compact personal blender & high-speed blender to go
The Vitamix S30 is compact and has a lot of power. The Vitamix S30 chops, grates, purees, blends, crushes and grinds.
In addition, there are a number of innovative new features: The main feature is the compact height and width, suitable for any kitchen counter. The new containers are dishwasher-safe and the blade base can be unscrewed. One should not be deceived by the Vitamix-untypical low power specifications. After all, the Vitamix S30 has a maximum capacity of 60 % of the other Vitamix models. 900 watts are easily enough to reach comparable speeds.
Vitamix S30 at a glance
- Preparation possibilities
- Handling, operation & cleaning
- Recommended accessories
- Technical specification
- Scope of delivery
- Test report
- Questions and answers
What preparation possibilities does the vitamix 30 offer?
The Vitamix S30 - Multifunction Personal Blender
The variety of uses for the S30 is impressive. The S30 combines 5 kitchen machines or functions in a single device. It is an ice maker, ice crusher, blender, grain grinder and vegetable grater:
- Smooth, creamy green smoothies
- Fruit and vegetable smoothies
- Delicious vegan milk, such as almond or hazelnut milk
- Healthy, vegan wholefood juices
- Fresh pestos, dips and sauces
- Sinfully delicious ice creations (fruit and milk ice cream, vegan ice cream), sorbets (fruit ice cream) and frozen yogurt
- Hot soups, sauces, fondues and chocolates heated by friction heat in minutes
- Raw food: creations of all kinds, such as chunky salsa, Italian pesto, chopped vegetables, soups or slivered nuts and almonds
- Healthy, fresh, vital baby food (baby food)
- Homemade nut butter or nut puree
Handling, operation and cleaning
Handling: Intuitive - Either screw the small 0.6 liter thermo-mix container or the bigger1.2 liter container onto the blade base, then place on motor block and you're ready to go.
TIP: The 1.2 liter container has proven to be the much better blender container after numerous uses. The 0.6 liter container is therefore only used on the road, if at all.
Operation: Turn to the right and increase the speed continuously. Turn to the left and pulse to speed level 4.
Cleaning: Simply add (warm) water to the container along with a few drops of detergent and run on speed 10 for 10-30 seconds... then unscrew the blade base and rinse the threads of the container and blade base under running water.
We recommend our practical cleaning brush. It is especially practical after the preparation of thick viscose consistencies.
The spatula - used to get the last drops of blended ingredients out of the container. Especially sticky, viscous preparations tend to be very difficult to remove. (nut purees, pestos, dips, sauces)
Technical features and performance of the Vitamix S30
The motor: the Vitamix S30 is equipped with a 1 horsepower motor - Impressive for its size.
The Vitamix S30 can prepare cold drinks and food as well as hot or even boiling hot preparations! The heat is generated by the torque and the resulting friction between the food and the blade.
The blade block of the Vitamix S30 has cutting blades made of hardened, stainless, Japanese 18/8 stainless steel. Excellent performance and maximum durability characterize these knives.
Variable speed adjustment
In addition to the variable speed adjustment, the PULSE button can be held down. The blender will operate at maximum speed as long as the PULSE button is held down.
The Vitamix S30 is equipped with a novel 1.2 liter container made of Tritan plastic (BPA-free) and a 0.6 liter thermal container. The great thing about the two containers: you can use them as a drinking bottle.
This is possible by unscrewing the blade base from the container. The S30 is the first Vitamix model that is capable of doing this.
Technical specification of the Vitamix S30
- Blade tip speed: 225 km/h (with 1.0 l of water)
- Power: 800 - 950 watts
- Dimensions (width x height x depth): 0.6 liter thermo container - 15 x 37 x 21 cm
- Dimensions (width x height x depth): 1.2 liter container - 15 x 39.4 x 21 cm
- Weight: 3.76 kg with the 1.2 liter container, 3.64 kg with the thermo container
- Material: 100 % Tritan plastic (BPA-free); Suitable for temperatures up to 100°C
- Controls: Variable speed adjustment and pulse function
- Container: 0.6 liter container (BPA-free) + 1.2 liter container (BPA-free)
- Blade type and material: 4 stainless steel blades; HCS (Japan)
- Safety features: overheating and overload protection
Vitamix S30 Scope of delivery:
- Vitamix S30
- 1.2 liter container (BPA-free)
- Double-walled 0.6 liter thermal blender cup (BPA-free)
- Instruction manual in English
Durability and warranty of the Vitamix S30
The secret to the S30's longevity are excellent workmanship, intelligent design, and groundbreaking safety features:
- Workmanship: Vitamix products are handmade in the USA. Only high-quality components are used.
- Design: Many of the Vitamix's components have been custom-made through a decades-long process of research and development. Vitamix consequently holds patents on custom components, such as the tamper, container, lid, blades, motor block and air cooling.
- Safety: An appliance for continuous use over years and decades must have "life-sustaining and life-extending" safety mechanisms. Special attention is paid to the "core", the motor of the device: An overheating protection automatically switches off the motor in case of overload and only switches it on again after it has cooled down. The motor is also protected against water entering the device.
In short, no high-speed blender brand has focused on research, development, quality programs and testing as much as Vitamix has over the past 90 years. The comprehensive warranty "7 years on all parts for purely private use" is an expression of this.
Exemplary product support rounds off the very good overall impression: The buyer receives a high-quality instruction manual in several languages and an inspiring recipe book. Helpful tips & tricks on preparations round off the support.
The Vitamix S30 in our blender comparison
"No matter where life takes you or who's along for the ride, healthy options are quick, easy, and portable." - The Vitamix S30 is Vitamix's answer to the health-conscious "to-go" society and single households - young and old. The first personal blender from Vitamix has been available in Germany since spring 2015. We have tested it.
Stylomat Vitamix S30 - compact design
There it is, the Vitamix S30. It rises rocket-shaped into the kitchen sky of the GrueneSmoothie.com kitchen. You almost feel a bit like you're at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Our kitchen isn't as big as Cape Caneveral, nor is the S30 as huge as the Apollo. On the contrary - with its sleek design, this high-speed compact blender fits nicely into the narrowest kitchenette in a one-bedroom apartment. Unlike the Vitamix TNC 5200 and the Vitamix Pro 750, which have a rather massive presence as well as an almost Bauhaus-like design, Vitamix relies on stylish lightness with a futuristic touch for the S30. Visually, this moves the S30 from the ranks of kitchen appliances to the ranks of design kitchen objects.
The design of the Vitamix S30 is already convincing. Our test shows whether the form also corresponds to the function, i.e. whether the S30 takes us to green smoothie heaven with its blending skills.
Vitamix S30 - form follows function
It's not just in design - the S30 also differs from the other Vitamix appliances in terms of its functional concept. The Blade base can be unscrewed from the blender container for the first time. Once the blade base is screwed to the container, it can easily be placed on the motor block. From a safety point of view, this is completely harmless: because the S30 will not start until the container is correctly seated on the motor block. The Vitamix S30 scope od delivery contains a total of two containers - a 0.6 l Mix&Go thermal container and a 1.2 l container. Both containers are BPA-free.
As we want to drink our green smoothie on the go, we opt for the Mix&Go Thermo container. For us, who mostly use larger containers, blending in the smaller container is a bit tricky at first. Since the Mix&Go container is very narrow at the bottom (i.e., the top when blending), the ingredients get stuck and are not blended properly. A problem that can be solved: simply cut the ingredients into smaller pieces. And on we go. We quickly discover that this cup shape is best for blending at intervals. Use the pulse button or flip the switch quickly - The entire contents of the container shoot upward and collect what sticks to the walls of the container. If you want to enjoy your green smoothie at home, it is - due to the circumstances described - more convenient to use the large container for blending.
The blending result is impressive, thanks to the motor and the blade technology that Vitamix has to offer. To get the perfect creaminess, we recommend blending the green smoothie in the S30 a bit longer than in the other blenders of the Vitamix family. Of course, longer blending also means that the smoothie can warm up a bit. You can counteract this by adding a few ice cubes or ice-cold water. This is also advisable if you use the compact 0.6 liter container for blending. Putting it in the fridge afterwards does not help with cooling due to the heat-insulating walls of the container.
After blending, we simply unscrew the blade base from the container and put the flip-top lid with drinking spout on. The special feature of the Vitamix S30 is obvious here. The blended drink should already be at the ideal temperature, since it's already in the thermal cup. People who like to put the smoothie in the fridge after blending prefer to blend in the 2.0 liter container and then bottle their smoothie.
While the container, filled with deliciously creamy smoothie, and I spend the day together, the blade base already goes into the dishwasher. We also recommend putting the sealing ring from the blade base in the dishwasher, as a little cleaning won't hurt it either. Back from the bike tour, the blade base including the sealing ring is clean and we are very hungry. We blend - using the large container - a basil and walnut pesto. The S30 convinces with its whipping power. Finely pureed and nice and creamy, the pesto tastes delicious. The last remnants can also be scooped out wonderfully by unscrewing the container from the blade base. At night, the blade base and the containers end up in the dishwasher - all the containers of the S30 are dishwasher safe.
Compact solution for more flexibility
The S30 is perfect for single households and for people who only occasionally drink green smoothies and therefore prefer a blender that is somewhat low-key in its presence and can be easily stored away when not in use. One might also say that the S30 is an add-on for those who love green smoothies so much that even when they're away on weekends or vacations, they don't want to miss their daily morning dose. Thanks to a slim motor block as well as a low height, the S30 fits into the smallest bungalow kitchen and on top of that, it stylishly enhances it with its simple futuristic design. Our colleague Carla is one of those people who don't want to miss out on their perfect smoothie, even on vacation, and tested the S30 for its suitability for flying and vacationing.
The Vitamix S30 in the vacation test
Whenever I fly on vacation, the question comes up: With blender or without? Since literally every kilo counts, my Vitamix TNC 5200 or even a Vitamix Pro 750 explodes our suitcase capacities. On the other hand, we are real green smoothie freaks and can't go a week without our green breakfast. So far, the compromise was e.g. NutriBullet low weight and volume, but less creamy green smoothies and convenience. This year, everything is different. Vitamix has launched the S30, a much smaller blender, whose flight and vacation suitability I was allowed to test.
Pack up the blades: This is how we get through airport security with the Vitamix S30
It's off to Puglia at the heel of the Italian boot. Three of us are traveling with our daughter, so the suitcases filled up quickly. The Vitamix S30 weighs a total of 5.6 kg, which I cleverly distributed among us. My plan: only the blade base, which weighs a tender 423 grams, goes into my suitcase. This is one of the great advantages of the S30 over other high-speed blenders, where the blades are permanently integrated into the container. So I stow the 1.2 liter container without the blades in my daughter's carry-on luggage to make sure it doesn't get tossed around with other large suitcases during transport at the airport. The stuffed bunny makes itself comfortable in the container so that it doesn't take up so much space. Well, and the engine block and the two 600 ml to-go cups end up in the backpack of my strong Italian - all in all he has to carry 3.7 kg, but they are hardly noticeable on his back. After we have checked in, we go to the security check and my plan works out. Although we are asked to take the engine block out of the backpack, the security officer quickly understands our green preference and gives the green light. He says we did everything right, the knives must be checked in any case - as well as other pointed or sharp objects.
Italian wild herb smoothies from the Vitamix S30
Italy is family to us and to meet "La Famiglia" is to eat: Pizza, pasta, heavenly ice cream, incredible cornetti with vanilla cream and accompanied by the best wines from local winemakers. Everything just tastes better here. But still: if I don't drink my green smoothies in the morning, I will out burst in wheat mode. Luckily, the red Apulian soil is so fertile that we find a diverse selection of wild herbs in our Trullo's garden: Borage with its beautiful blue flowers, Tarassaco, a dandelion specie, wild fennel and arugula. I'm totally excited to see how the little Vitamix processes these wild leafy greens. Because as we all know, borage is a bit of a challenge even for a big high-speed blender. To the wild herb splendor I combine e.g. medlars, strawberries, banana, lemon and orange.
The Vitamix S30 instructions for a really creamy, fiber-free green smoothie
In total, I like to make 1.2 liters of Green Smoothie a day and use the full capacity from the S30 to give each of us a 600 ml breakfast. Our large family doesn't leave us time for more blending sessions. To make blending go well, here are my tips: First put the soft fruits in the container and then add the leafy greens and some water. Since it is not possible to put all the ingredients for 1.2 liters in the container at once, I briefly blend the "first" load to a coarse consistency. For the second, much longer blending run, I either use 3-4 ice cubes in addition to the water or just ice cold water. By blending multiple times, there is a risk that the mixture heats up, the Vitamix S30 has quite a lot of power. If you pay attention to the handling with ice cubes or iced water, the smoothie result is surprisingly close to the Vitamix TNC 5200. Anyway, my vacation smoothie has never been so creamy and fiber-free! Honestly, I wasn't expecting that. That's why I'm interested in a 1:1 comparison with the TNC with the same ingredients and the same quantities, which I'll do right after my vacation in Berlin. Again, a difference in taste is not noticeable. But it becomes clear once again: you have to blend about 15-20 seconds longer with the S30 than with the TNC in order to achieve the same results. If you prepare smaller quantities, e.g. only 600 ml, you only need one blending run. However, I blended using the 1.2 liter container in this comparison. Unfortunately, the 600 ml container does not quite come close to the creaminess of the large container.
The to-go containers
I prefer to drink my green smoothie from glass bottles - like the Retap bottle. If there is no way around plastic containers - it should be made of BPA-free material. Vitamix fulfills this desire with the 600 ml to-go cup, which I find quite handy on vacation. You don't have to look for a suitable wide-mouth glass bottle, and another benefit, the Vitamix cup is equipped with a flip-top lid that supports drinking in small sips without inhaling too much air. It also has a tab through which you can pull a carrying strap and carry the smoothie around like a purse. I loved doing this in the morning while walking through the incredibly fragrant countryside. Important: The lid has to snap when you close it, otherwise it can open up in wildly jumbled beach bags. That's what happened to me, unfortunately, which is why there are no photos of the Green Smoothie by the Apulian Sea. Something I didn't think of - blending the green smoothie directly in the to-go cup. It is possible, but of course it takes similar effort as with the Nutribullet. You have to cut the ingredients, blend them several times, etc. What works well in the to-go cup, however, are fruit smoothies - for example, strawberry-banana shakes, which my little daughter loves.
Conclusion: Not without my Vitamix S30
When I come home from vacation and drink a green smoothie made with my Vitamix TNC 5200, it not only tastes better, but I also feel the energy kick again - just like when I had my first real green smoothie ever. So far, I've been able to see that a high-speed blender not only prepares creamier green smoothies, but also more effective ones. The nutrients are finely pureed and better utilized by the body. When I return to Berlin from Puglia and switch back to the big one, the post-holiday kick fails to materialize. Do I have to give more conclusions about the Vitamix S30?
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Hello dear gruenesmoothies team,
It's great that you guys answer all these questions!
My favorite would be the Vitamix S30 due to small preparation quantities. However, I would like to use my future blender to make cashew cream (soaked cashews and water). The result should be fluffing and stable. Very similar to real cream. I found this preparation on "The Organic Chef" on YouTube. Do you know if this works with the Vitamix S30?
I look forward to an answer,
First: thank you very much for your feedback – we are happy to answer your questions :- )
Unfortunately, the Vitamix S30 is no longer produced.
I have watched the video of the gentleman. It looks like he is using the TNC 5200 or the Two Speed. These devices are much stronger than the S30. I would recommend the E310 in your case. The powerful motor and the 1.4 liter container allow the preparation of small portions of cashew cream.
Best regards from Berlin,
Betsy from the GrueneSmoothies.com team
What is the minimum preparation quantity, probably 250 ml?
The minimum preparation quantities are even smaller due to the narrower container base – as small as 150ml (liquid) and 200ml (viscose).
Your GrueneSmoothies.com team :)
i am torn between the S30 and the E310
The S30 is more symapthic to me in terms of size (although I have not seen either of them in the real life), but I have my doubts if it is good enough for my purposes in terms of performance.
So far, I have hardly needed a blender, for a smoothie, Nice Cream or Hummus my old Braun Multiquick with accessories was enough. Now I want to prepare mainly cashew cheese, and therefore need a high-speed blender.
I never process more than 1 liter, so both container sizes should fit. But I would like to be able to pulverize things, such as hemp seeds with shell, whole cacao beans for hot chocolate or wild herbs from time to time. Portion size will mostly be rather smaller (so max. 200 ml) are both blenders good (enough)?
Many thanks in advance.
thank you very much for your message!
All the ingredients you mentioned can be processed with the S30, as well as with the E310. The S30 is also called "travel vitamix" because it is really handy and compact. The slightly larger E310 produces a finer result with its long blades. However, since you really want to prepare small quantities (200 ml), we recommend the S30
Best regards from Berlin! :- )
Betsy from the GrueneSmoothies.com team
Hello, I live in Switzerland. Does the S30 also come with Swiss plug? Thank you very much.
thank you very much for your message.
We do not ship any of the devices we offer with a Swiss plug.
To operate a Vitamix S30 in Switzerland, you need a so-called fix adapter.
Your GrueneSmoothies.com Team
Why is there such a price difference between the different colors? Is there actually a difference or is it just the color?
Many thanks and best regards
thank you very much for your message
The Vitamix S30 Stainless Steel comes with a housing in brushed stainless-steel. This additional manufacturing process makes the device more expensive – however, it also makes the device look more noble. In addition, fingerprints are less visible due to the no-touch surface.
Your GrueneSmoothies.com team
for a decision between the two Vitamix models I have the following questions:
Does the S30 also have overheat/overload protection?
Is it really necessary to always add ice/water if you want to avoid this?
How well suited is the Vitamix E310 for the preparation of small quantities and viscous consistency. Won't there be a higher loss due to not being able to unscrew the blade base. How do I reach the mixed mass?
Thanks for an answer in advance, it would help a lot.
Hello Roger Güntz,
thank you very much for your questions.
Like all Vitamix models, the S30 is equipped with overheating and overload protection.
On the subject of heating: It is not as if the S30 would warm up faster than other Vitamix models.
However, whether the ingredients heat up during the blending process or not depends on the durration of the blending run. For example, if you're blending a green smoothie with lamb's lettuce or postelein, blending longer won't help much. Since the leaves are comparatively soft, they will be finely pureed quickly. With wild herbs, on the other hand, it makes sense to blend longer.
Emptying the container: The E310 is equipped with the 1.4-liter container. This is somewhat more convenient to use than the long 2-liter container. It is easier to reach the bottom of the container and thus the loss is limited.
The Vitamix S30, on the other hand, has a very small container base, which primarily allows you to prepare very small amounts of dips, dressings, salsas, pesto, baby food, etc. We would rather see that as its strength.
Hopefully, we were able to help you decide, and if any more questions come up, we're happy to help!
Your GrueneSmoothies.com Team
Hello dear team,
I would like to ask you a question:
I am about to buy the Vitamix S30, but would like to make sure whether I make the right choice or whether a "larger"/more powerful Vitamix would be the better option for me.
Following situation: my health situation requires me to blend (" finely puree ") my meals.
It should have as good as no pieces / fibers more ... it is often about smaller / medium quantities for 1- max.2 people ... Examples would be: fruit and vegetable, almonds, pasta, onion pieces from sauces, etc., all this should be very fine ... if necessary also times with ice cubes or "harder" ingredients such as seeds/seeds etc...
Can the S30 do this, maybe even to take away in the to-go cup, or do I have to switch to another model because of the mixing power...?
Thanks for your feedback,
thank you for your question.
All preparations can be made with the Vitamix S30. The to-go-cups are primarily suitable for blending liquids such as shakes – smoothies are less creamy with them.
An alternative blender with a bit more power and larger capacity (1.4 liter container) would be the Vitamix E310.
I hope, this was helpful for your decision-making!:-)
Your GrueneSmoothies.com Team
[5 of 5 Stars]
Basically a bull's eye in terms of function, size and appearance (blue color: heavenly)!For my single household I made the best choice. The unscrewing of the blade part I appreciate when cleaning! I am delighted with the handling. Unfortunately, something for my taste already very loud when not alone in the house. When putting on the lid I'm still a little unsure if it sits properly, closes a little wobbly, is there possibly a trick?
Yes, there is actually a trick to get the lid to fit a little better. Simply place the container in the sink with the lid engaged and without the lid cap. Then let boiling water cool briefly (below 100 degrees Celsius) and then fill the container to the maximum until the water comes out the top of the lid opening. Then leave the container like this overnight. If the first pass does not bring the desired success, simply repeat a second time. Have fun blending!
[5 of 5 Stars]
Do not like to be without the 'little one"The S30 was my Christmas gift exactly 2 years ago, because I wanted to eat more fruits and vegetables and am not a big light in the kitchen! Since then, he mixes me faithfully every day the breakfast smoothie for my husband and me. Very easy to use and clean. For us, the small Vitamix is quite enough.
[5 of 5 Stars]
I am very satisfiedso i am satisfied with it :-)
in a single household when it has to go fast it performs good services. i bought it because of this review and I am very satisfied with it :-)
[5 of 5 Stars]
The S 30 is the perfect travel solutionI have a Vitamix 750 pro, I travel a lot also with airplane, always had the problem blender take along or not, decision clear take along problem weight and space in the suitcase. After 2 years I had enough of it and got me the S 30, the perfect solution it accompanies everywhere and works very well. Result: Who travels a lot and does not want to do without his blender is well advised with the S 30. So I have to quickly make another smoothie. Bye and until Saturday need for my daughter another Bianco di Puro Primo Günter