Vitamix 6300 Review 2020

Buying a Vitamix blender is rarely something you’ll regret. They make some of the best blenders on the market, and they last for years too.

In this Vitamix 6300 review, I’m taking a closer look at a blender that’s proved to be a bit of a classic.

It’s easy to use, includes some very useful variable speed functions, and is backed up by a seriously powerful motor.

Vitamix Standard Programs Blender,…
  • Three pre-programmed settings offer consistent results with walk-away convenience for Smoothie, Hot Soup,…
  • Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées…
  • The size and shape of the 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches

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About The Vitamix 6300

Like so many Vitamix blenders, the 6300 is a slow and steady evolution of the machines that came before it.

It retains the classic, imposing look of previous machines, while adding some of the newer features found on competing machines.

Here’s an overview of the Vitamix 6300 blender. The rest of my review will take a closer look at each aspect of the 6300.

Pros

  • Incredibly fast and efficient operation. Three pre-program settings, 10 speed settings and a pulse option give you all the power you need.
  • Capable of making hot soup, smoothies, ice cream and frozen desserts. If you want to utterly destroy an ingredient, the 6300 has your back in around 30 seconds.
  • Large 64oz BPA-free plastic blending jug lets you make single servings in batches, or feed a whole household.
  • A book of recipes and a DVD provide lots of inspiration for even the greenest blending fanatic.
  • Vitamix provides a 7 year warranty for all of its machines, and their customer service support is second to none.

Cons

  • It’s BIG. This isn’t something you can stash in the cupboard. You’ll need to at least keep the base on your kitchen countertop. It’s also quite heavy at around 11 lbs when fully assembled.
  • All blenders make a bit of a racket, but Vitamix machines make more noise than most.
  • You have to pay a premium to enjoy membership of the Vitamix club, but that warranty takes out some of the sting.
  • If you work the 6300 too hard it’ll overheat.

Who’s It For?

You’ll love the Vitamix 6300 if you’re looking for a blender that can handle anything you throw at it. It’ll pulverize even the hardest ingredients.

It’s also a good option if you want to make hot soup, smoothies, ice cream and shakes in big batches. You can also use it to make individual servings you can refrigerate and dip into.

Who’s It NOT For?

Anyone who’s not sure if they’ll be doing a great deal of blending at home, or if you’re keeping a close eye on your budget at the moment.

It’s also quite a big machine, so unless you have plenty of spare countertop space it might be a bit intimidating for your kitchen.

Vitamix machines don’t come cheap, but they do last and will take a huge amount of punishment. If you don’t plan to put a blender through its paces on a regular basis, you might not find this cost-effective.

Features

That’s a very broad overview of the Vitamix 6300 blender.

In the next section of my review I want to take a deeper dive into what makes this popular blender tick.

Pre-Programmed Settings

There are three preprogrammed settings for the Vitamix 6300 blender. One’s for smoothies, another’s for frozen desserts, while the third is for making hot soups.

Talking of soup, the sheer heat generated by that setting is enough to not only blitz the ingredients you add to it, but also heat it up to a fine eating temperature during the actual blend! It’s a very nice way of getting a quick, healthy lunch inside you.

As for the other settings, it’s fair to say whatever you put in this thing is going to get completely demolished. Even the biggest ice chunks don’t stand a chance against the blades of the 6300, so you’re going to be very well set for smoothies, nut butter, dips, salsa, purees, or whatever else you want to emulsify.

If you’d rather take manual control, there’s a “pulse” setting as well. Activate this and the machine will only blend for as long as you’re holding the button down. I find this really useful when I want to achieve a certain texture and consistency for particular ingredients.

Different Speeds For Different Jobs

You also have access to ten unique speed settings on the Vitamix 6300.

The lower speeds are ideal for slower blending, or if you just want to chop or dice ingredients as part of your meal prep. You don’t have to pulverize everything with the 6300 – it’s quite capable of tackling more subtle jobs.

One thing you do need to pay attention to is the heat of the machine when you’re operating at very high speeds.

If you punish the 6300 too much, it will overheat eventually and won’t be usable again until it’s cooled down.

I recommend tackling very tough jobs in batches, and giving the machine five minutes’ rest between each task. It’s frustrating when the machine locks you out, but it can be avoided if you plan carefully.

A Timeless Design

If you’re looking for a discrete blender, it’s fair to say that the Vitamix 6300 blender is not going to be for you.

This thing tramples through tough ingredients like an elephant, and you don’t get that kind of power from a small machine. It’s the classic Vitamix design given a bit of a modern makeover, in other words.

The blending jar has a 64 oz capacity, and the machine is just under 20.5 inches tall once fully assembled. You’ll need a permanent countertop home for at least the base, with the jug stored in a kitchen cupboard.

What I do like about the design of the Vitamix 6300 is the number of color options available. At the time of publishing this review you could pick up the 6300 in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Cream
  • Platinum
  • Red
  • White

A Seriously Powerful Blender Motor

Vitamix stakes its reputation on the power of its machines, and the 2 peak horsepower powerful motor on the 6300 has no problem handling anything you put in it.

It blends frozen fruits and other ingredients as easily as it does fresh, and unlikely many blenders you can crush ice cubes just as quickly. It’ll even tackle meat if you’re making a puree.

This power is what makes the 6300 Vitamix such a good investment. It’s a blender and a food processor and is good for smoothies, nut butters, protein shakes, purees, salsas, and pretty much anything you need to mix into nothing.

There is one downside to this enormous power though – the noise.

The Vitamix 6300 isn’t alone in making quite a racket, but it is something you need to be aware of. You won’t be able to quietly make a breakfast smoothie with this thing…

You can reduce the noise a little by putting a rubber mat beneath the machine, but it’s not going to get rid of the problem altogether.

Razor Sharp Blades Built to Last

Any blender is only as good as its blades. The Vitamix 6300 features a 4-prong stainless steel blade that’s razor sharp to the touch – so be careful handling the unit.

The Vitamix 6300 also has a built-in cut off function. Should you accidentally drop anything un-blendable (think spoons) into the mechanism, the blade itself will break.

This act of sacrifice preserves the motor, and Vitamix is pretty good at shipping our replacement stainless steel blades if you do somehow come a cropper in this way.

I should say, of course, that testing this on a powerful motor rotating at literally thousands of RPM is not something you should do for the fun of it…

At Last, A Blender That…Cleans Itself?

Those stainless steel blades are incredibly sharp and so Vitamix recommends letting the 6300 tackle the actual cleaning process.

To do this, you just have to fill the container with warm water to around the halfway point, add a little dish soap, then use the pulse function on a high speed.

30 seconds to a minute of this and any detritus is removed. A quick rinse afterwards and a spell drying on the side and it’s ready to go again.

It’s very easy to clean, and I recommend doing so after every use. Smelly ingredients in particular will quickly give the container a lingering odor.

A Container That’s Too Generous?

The 64 ounce container on the Vitamix 6300 is shatter proof and BPA-free.

That’s pretty big, which means you’re going to need quite a lot of space, either to store the thing or leave it out on the countertop. If you think you’ll have to move it around, keep in mind it has an assembled weight of 11 lbs.

Still, having a large container like this has its uses. If you’re making a large family meal it’s nice to have a blender that can handle ingredients in large batches. You can also make many individual servings of whatever you’re preparing too.

Because of the container size, Vitamix also includes a tamper out of the box. There’s a secondary opening in the lid, so you can use the tamper to push down any stubborn ingredients that need some contact time with the blades.

The tamper also means you don’t need to worry about pre-chopping any of your fruits and vegetables. Just throw them in and push down a little as you add extra.

Verdict

I was really impressed with the Vitamix 6300 in my review. The blender performance is as powerful as you’d expect from a Vitamix, but the extra features are very welcome too.

A pulse blend setting has been an industry standard for some time now, and it’s good to see it make an appearance here.

The dedicated variable speed settings for making things like hot soups and frozen desserts are another welcome “quality of life” improvement.

Finally, a collection of recipes and a introductory DVD mean getting to grips with the Vitamix 6300 is very easy.

Vitamix Standard Programs Blender,…
  • Three pre-programmed settings offer consistent results with walk-away convenience for Smoothie, Hot Soup,…
  • Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées…
  • The size and shape of the 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to some of the more common questions people have about the 6300, and Vitamix blenders in general.

What Series Is The Vitamix 6300?

The Vitamix 6300 belongs to the manufacturer’s Classic Series, commonly abbreviated as the C Series.

Is A Vitamix Really Worth It?

A Vitamix blender comes with a hefty price tag, but if you need an all-in-one quality blender they really do make the best.

Consider as well that the company backs up all of its machines with a 7 years warranty. You’ll pay more upfront but you’ll own a machine that’s going to stand the test of time.

The customer service support is fantastic too.

Is The Vitamix Good For Juicing?

Technically speaking you should use a juicer, rather than a blender, if you want to get the most out of your juice.

Juicers separate the liquid from the pulp, whereas blenders just…blend it.

Having said that, the power of a Vitamix blender is typically so extreme that it achieves more or less the same thing! Just expect a naturally thicker juice if you decide to buy one for this purpose.

Why Does My Vitamix Smell?

There are two possible causes of any pungent Vitamix blender, including the 6300.

If there’s a burning smell, your blender is in danger of overheating. Give it a break until the odor has vanished. Otherwise the machine will shut down until it’s cooled to a safe operating level.

Your Vitamix blender may also be in need of a clean. Stale ingredients can accumulate underneath the blades, so it’s important to give it a regular clean.

How Long Is The Warranty On A Vitamix?

A new Vitamix blender comes with a 7 year warranty. If you’re buying a refurbished model, check the individual listing for full details.

John Bedford

John Bedford

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