List Price: $630.00
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- With our most powerful motor for household machines, quickly blend virtually any whole-food ingredient with ease.
- The 64-ounce Low-Profile Container is perfect for family meals and entertaining, while fitting comfortably under most kitchen cabinets.
- With the Pulse feature, layer coarse chops over smooth purees for heartier recipes, such as chunky salsas or thick vegetable soups.
- Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purees to the heartiest soups.
- Electrical Ratings: 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 12 Amps
What is it?
This is the same blender as the Vitamix 5200 / Pro Series 200 / CIA Pro Series except it has the improved, next-generation motor. It’s also the same blender as the Pro Series 750 except without the upgraded control panel. So read our reviews of the Vitamix 5200 and the Pro Series 750 for all the juicy details – we’ll only be covering the small differences here. Check out our Vitamix Model Comparison page if you have further questions about the differences between Vitamix models!
As mentioned above, the Pro Series 300 uses the same variable speed control panel as the Vitamix 5200. This means it has a variable speed control along with a toggle between high speed and variable speed.
The Pro 300 differs from the 5200 in the motor, which is the next generation design that boasts 2.2 peak horsepower instead of 2.0 peak horsepower. The new motor also allows the use of longer blades and therefore a wider blender base that creates an improved vortex to draw your ingredients down and mimimize use of the tamper.
The new motor also has the benefit of being significantly quieter than the old, standard motor. After hearing Vitamix’s claims, one customer took it upon himself to actually measure the difference and indeed found that the new motor was 34% quieter than the Vitamix 5200 using a professional sound meter.
The downside that some customers have noticed with the wider base is that it more difficult to handle small batches of ingredients (anything under ~2 cups). It has led some to state that you need roughly 3 cups of ingredients to ensure a good blend.
Where’s it made?
Assembled in the United States with a Swedish designed and manufactured motor.
Should you buy it?
In short, you should buy this blender if you’re set on owning a Vitamix with the improved, next-generation motor.
The Pro 300 is ~$80 more expensive than the 5200 and ~$120 cheaper than the Pro 750. You’re effectively paying an extra $80 for the next generation motor and the wider jar / longer blades that come along with it. We can’t justify the increase in price for such small benefits, so we still recommend the 5200 as the blender with the ideal price/performance ratio.
However, if you’ve decided you definitely want the next-generation motor, we definitely recommend opting for this blender instead of the Pro 750 to save ~$120, as we feel the upgraded control panel with presets on the Pro 750 isn’t worth the extra money.