The Powerful Vitamix Explorian E310 Review-2019

This model release is also good news for the customer who doesn’t want the newfangled features of the Ascent Series. For a while, it seemed that Vitamix was moving to sell only blenders with wireless technologies, but this model put that Vitamix will keep offering a model with just the basics.

Here’s my review of Vitamix’s latest model, the Explorian E310. The Vitamix E310 is a solid executive with just the essentials. It is similar to past models, and it doesn’t introduce any drastically new features. The good news is that it is priced minor than the previous entry-level model, and it is more functional. If you order via this link, you can get free shipping and Joy of Blending may receive a referral commission.

The E310 has all you need, and nothing you don’t. It doesn’t bright up or has a secondary on-off power switch. And it doesn’t have Bluetooth technology. What it does have are a powerful Vitamix motor and full variable speed control. The only slightly additional feature is the pulse switch: you can also achieve pulsing by flipping the on-off switch up and down.

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Look at the features of  Vitamix Review

  • Decorated with a 2.0 HP motor strong enough to blend a variety of recipes from smoothies to soups
  • Its 3″ laser-cut, stainless steel hammermill cutting blade is built to last
  • Built-in radial cooling fan helps to cool down the motor and prevent overheating
  • Its 5-foot power cord
  • Its Measures 18″ tall
  • Comes with a mini tamper
  • Its Uses the smaller 48-ounce container
  • Variable speed dial and pulse
  • Its 5-year warranty
  • Its 5-foot power cord

Performance

Performance-wise, the E310 is identical to every other full-size  Vitamix machine that has variable speed. That means it makes the smoothest smoothies, and it can plow through thick nut butter and hummus. It can quickly blend up frozen desserts, and, if you let it run for ~6 minutes, it can make hot soups from room temperature ingredients. I measured the speed under the load of the E310 and confirmed that it is just as fast and powerful as previous full-size models.

 

The good

  • A versatile machine that is capable of making more a wide range of recipes from smoothies, bread, sauces, baby food, soup and much more
  • The smaller 48-ounce container works great for smaller families
  • The powerful motor has great cooling so it’ll last for years
  • Has variable speed and pulse options that give you a lot of options to make different types of dishes
  • Its Shorter than a Vitamix 5200

The bad

  • Still expensive
  • Shorter warranty (should be at least seven years)
  • Loud

Smaller Container

I love it when manufacturers listen, and Vitamix felt the need to fill in a void that was missing in their product line. This blender comes with the smaller 48-ounce container that will work very well in homes with between two and three people.

If you only have one Vitamix container, the 48-oz is a great one to have. It’s shorter than the classic 64-oz container, which means that scraping ingredients out of it is a bit easier, and it fits under standard 18” kitchen cabinets while on the base. It’s narrower than the low-profile 64-oz containers that come with Ascent and G-Series models, that means that it works well for small amounts. For small amounts of smoothies, the narrow container plump around less. For frequent blends like frozen dessert and nut butter, it’s the distinction between an optimum batch size of 3 cups vs. 4.5 cups.

Using a smaller container solves this issue, and you’ll not need to add more ingredients to maximize the functionality of the blade.

What’s great about using a smaller container is the space savings it brings to the table – look at this photo.

Warranty

The E310 comes with a 5-year warranty. Vitamix is initially extremely generous with what they cover in their warranties. The warranty length is the same as the past entry-level models. It is shorter than the 7 years on Legacy models and 10 years on Ascent models.

How does the E310 compare to previous models?

For more background on differences between models, check out my Vitamix comparison page.

E310 vs. Turboblend Two Speed (previous entry level)

The E310 adds variable speed, which is useful for when you want to control the texture of a blend, like for pesto or salsa. I know some people who bought a Two Speed and ended up wishing they had Variable speed. Now you don’t have to make that compromise at the entry level!

E310 vs. S30 and S-Series

The E310 is more powerful, which helps for getting maximum greasiness from tough elements. If you want to blend in a to-go cup with the E310, you can get the Personal Cup Adapter. However, in my opinion, the Personal Cup Adapter is a bit cumbersome, so if you will be using the blending cups a lot, I’d recommend choosing a model that can use them without an adapter (either an S-Series or an Ascent Series model).

E310 vs. 5200 and C-Series

Out of all the previous model series, the E310 is closest to the C-Series. The shape of the base is mostly the same. And it has the same narrow container, which is good for small amounts.

Should you buy an E310?

In my counsel, there are two categories of Vitamix machines that you might want to choose over the E310.

First, consider the Ascent Series. If you want to be able to use the Self-Detect low containers without the bulky Personal Cup Adapter, an Ascent model may be a better choice. Also, if you have any like in the smartphone app connectivity coming in the near future, you should go with Ascent.

The other option is a Certified Reconditioned Legacy model. The Certified Reconditioned models are in excellent shape, they come with a 5-year warranty, and currently, the Reconditioned 5300 is $50 less than the E310. The only thing to placement in mind is that the 5300 comes with a wide container, so that may or may not be something you want. At present, the narrow Certified Reconditioned models are all out of stock, and I’m not absolute if they will ever come back.

which other options aside, the E310 is a lovely blender that would keep you blending happily for many years. It offers the full representation that Vitamix has built their repute on.

What can this blender make?

Don’t let the compact container fool you this blender is capable of doing all the recipes that a full-sized container does.

The only distinguish would be quantity. This container would be capable to handle small amounts better than its larger sibling who makes this great if you only have to create recipes for two.

To give you an idea of what this could make watch the video below from Blending with Henry.

He gives a brief overview of this blender and the process of making nut butter…

Nut butter is one of the hardest recipes to create in any blender but look at the results – smooth, creamy and consistent.

If you love baking, this blender is capable of mixing the batter.

Other stuff that this blender can make:

  • Smoothies and juices
  • Non-dairy milk like nut milk
  • Dips, sauces
  • Baby food

Is it easy to clean?

The smaller container making it normally to clean because of the more compact size.

The process is similar– fill it up halfway with water, add a few drops of dishwashing liquid then turn on the machine for 30 seconds. Rinse completely to remove any soapy residue.

But make sure to clean it as soon as possible, so residue left inside doesn’t dry up. If you’re making recipes like nut butter, hand washing would be a better option to agitate better and clean up any food residue.

Where can I buy this?

You can purchase this in Amazon for less than $270. And it’ll be eligible to their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.

Extended warranties are also available of up to 4 years if you want that extra peace of mind.

 

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  1. do they make class containers instead of the plastic?

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