Best Vitamix S30 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2022:
The S30 is the Mix n ‘Go type blender from Vitamix. As such, the mixing bowl also serves as a gourd. But Vitamix did not want to limit the S30 and also offers a more classic container for versatile use.
Launched at € 550, the S30 is a Mix n ‘Go type blender with a power of 950 watts. More generous than WMF, which supplies only one bottle with the KULT X Mix & Go, Vitamix provides not only two bottles (0.6 liters each), but also a bowl with a capacity of one liter, equipped with a handle for easy handling, a pouring spout, and a tight cover. Finally, to better exploit the full potential of the S30, it has 10 speeds. On paper, the newcomer represents a serious competitor for the Russell Hobbs Nutriboost 21350-56.
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Convenience of use
As soon as it comes out of the box, the S30 makes a strong impression. The engine block is very heavy (2.9 kg) and gives a feeling of solidity, but the shiny black plastic that covers it marks fingerprints as much as one might fear. On the other hand, the control panel is covered with matt plastic, and the wheel seems to be firmly attached to the assembly. There is no denying that the engine block of the S30 exudes quality; a pity that there is no cord storage under it.
The blade block also seems sturdy. It is undoubtedly the one that weighs the heaviest in our comparison (420 g); the part that transmits the movement from the motor to the knife is not plastic, but metal. It is not so frequent.
The gourds are made of plastic, a material more suitable for nomadic use than glass. However they are not content to be very imposing, they also weigh very heavy to walk around, or worse, run with (400 grams each with the lid). Those of the Severin Smoothie Mix & Go SM3735, for example, do not exceed 200 grams.
However, not everything is so dark since the covers are well thought out. Sealing is ensured, the cap closes tightly and the folding transport pin is a good idea. In addition, the large opening allows a pleasant tasting.
The bowl is fitted with the blade block and the lid weighs 850 grams. The handle is practical and the lid has the same closing system as that of the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 5200. It is therefore always painful to remove. However, the cap that closes the food insertion hatch holds well and does not risk escaping, even during rough handling.
The S30 is the perfect example of the powerful blender handicapped by a knife and ill-thought-out containers. The walls that are too close to the blades prevent effective mixing. We conducted two series of tests (one with the bowl, one with the flask) which both give frankly disappointing results.
The 300 grams of ice cubes hold up well. Half of the ice cubes are not crushed when the bowl is used. When you use the flask, 100 grams of ice remain intact. Due to the shape of the blade block, the already crushed ice forms a layer that prevents the remaining ice cubes from touching the knife and being sprayed.
You have to prepare the ingredients of the smoothie very carefully to hope to enjoy a drink. If this is not the case, they remain blocked because of the narrowness of the bowl, in particular the quarters of the apple cut in four, and they prevent the blades from mixing the rest of the preparation. This problem is common to gourds and to the bowl and, in the latter case, even the use of the pestle is not an effective solution if something gets in the way. In addition, even once the smoothie is fully mixed, you can still feel bits of apple skin.
The S30 develops a sound level of 68 dB at the power of 250 watts, making it a rather silent model. This is no longer the case at maximum power (700 watts) since it reaches 81 dB. The pulse function (340 watts) causes a noise of 71 dB.
The bowl and the gourds are completely disassembled and put in the dishwasher. This is also the case with the knife and the lid. Maintenance is therefore very simple.
Let’s not revolve around the gourd, the Russell Hobbs Nutriboost 21350-56 will not be overtaken by the S30. The blade block of the latter is too badly designed to give hope for effective mixing. Despite a technical sheet to say the least muscular, he is unable to crush the ice or provide a smooth smoothie … when he manages to mix all the ingredients. In addition, the gourds are far too heavy to go on a ride with. Too bad, because the whole thing is solidly built, and being able to have such a wide power range is always useful.
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