A first look at the Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale and Recipe App
Vitamix Perfect Blend
The Vitamix Perfect Blend is an official Vitamix accessory featuring a smart scale and interactive recipe app.
Update: Certified Reconditioned Perfect Blend Scale Packages are now available at a nice discount → $69.95
Good thingsThe Vitamix Perfect Blend takes the guesswork out of the blending experience.
Not good thingsTouchscreen tablet is sold separately; customization and integration functionality is limited.
All things consideredThe Vitamix Perfect Blend is a nice add-on for Vitamix owners looking for interactive recipe guidance and precise measurements.
This review will be updated periodically as we use the Perfect Blend more (and as people provide their feedback in the comments).
If you want to know where to buy this or any Vitamix accessories, read this article on where to buy a Vitamix.
If you’re not already a Vitamix owner and want to find the best model for you, read this article on which Vitamix to buy.
If you’d like to learn how to master your Vitamix and get the most out of your investment, read this article about Vitamix classes.
Vitamix sent us the Perfect Blend to review.
In the past, I’ve taken dozens of sexy photos of new products. (My 780 review comes to mind).
But this time, we made a video.
Here’s us unboxing the Vitamix Perfect Blend (7:14).
Pretty good looking, huh?
Now, there are several quick demos on Vitamix’s feature page. But if you want to see what it’s ACTUALLY like to use it, check out the demo below.
A bit of history
Perfect Company sells scale and app combos for several kitchen tasks. At the time of publishing, they also have a Perfect Bake and a Perfect Drink.
They’re a new-ish company without, alas, much information about itself on its website.
But like Vitamix, they’re good at what they do.
So Vitamix partnered with them to create the Perfect Blend. It’s a branded scale and app package that’s custom-made for Vitamix owners.
What you get
The Vitamix Perfect Blend comes as a nice package:
- Smart scale.
- Tablet stand.
- Access to the Vitamix recipe app.
The last one is probably the most valuable part of the package. All recipes from the Vitamix recipe library have been tested and configured for use with the Perfect Blend Smart Scale and App.
This is a database of more than 500 recipes with more added quarterly. You get lifetime access.
Translation: you get all of the Vitamix recipe books (past and future) in a digital, no-measure, interactive format. Pretty cool.
7 cool features of the Vitamix Perfect Blend
Here are a few of the things that made us say, “Oh, that’s cool.”
- App is pre-loaded with over 500 recipes.
- More recipes added quarterly.
- Create grocery lists for the recipes you want to make.
- Customize recipes to your taste.
- Add your own recipes for easy replication.
- Adjust recipes by servings, serving size, and calories.
- Precise measurements and dynamic nutrition facts.
3 things we wish it could do better
Advanced healthy lifestyle folks (like us) might be looking for updates that allow users to:
- Integrate with the latest FitBit.
- Manage nutrition facts for custom, manually input ingredients.
- Browse recipes from other Perfect Blend App users (like Life is NOYOKE!)
For whom a Vitamix Perfect Blend is made
A Vitamix Perfect Blend might be for you if…
- A digital database of over 500 recipes plus the promise of more to come excites you.
- You’re looking for something to help you with portion control.
- Configuring recipes by serving size, serving number, or calories is desirable to you.
- You’d like the idea of blending with precise measurements (and therefore precise nutrition facts).
- You track your nutrition through a fitness app.
- You’ve been looking to get a Vitamix and weren’t sure you could use it to its full potential.
- You like the idea of adding your own recipes so that you can replicate them perfectly.
The Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale and Recipe App can help deliver a really satisfying experience blending with a Vitamix. It works nicely as-is and will only get better as the app evolves.
The Perfect Blend comes with Vitamix’s 30-day full refund policy. And it ships for free with our promo code number 06-007938 (thank you!).
Did I cover everything? If not, leave a comment; we’d love to hear your questions and feedback.
To close out this review, here’s a Pinterest-worthy pic of the Vitamix Perfect Blend.
Official Vitamix Perfect Blend details and demos at the Vitamix website.Go!
Love the concept but would like more information about the “bells and whistles” ex changing the time to oz etc. Also how do you charge the scale. I have plugged it in and the bars continue to move downward. I am afraid that it will not charge. I use the batteries and have replaced them a few times yet the bars continue to move downward.
Would appreciate a bit of advice.
Lenny Gale -
Not sure about the charging issue you’re seeing. I’d recommend calling Vitamix Customer Service and they can help troubleshoot 1-800-848-2649 Thanks
Raj Sangha -
Hey Lenny, I live in Canada and I would like the Perfect Blend Scale but on Amazon.ca it’s over 200 dollars CAD. Do you know if Vitamix ships to Canada at a cheaper price?
Thank you for taking the time to review this product. I love my Vitamix, but have read mixed reviews. Does this also work with other vessels such as bowls, cutting boards, shakers etc? Can you make cocktails and bake with this like the Kitchen Pro? Can you track calories on all foods or just smoothies? Thank you in advance!
Gordon Bradshaw -
hey could you tell me when this item is for sale in the UK thanks 🙂
Lenny Gale -
As of now, there’s no plan for it to be available in the UK. Wish I had a better answer for ya.
Katie Blackwell-Martin -
Hi thanks for reviewing this product. I JUST bought one of these “vitamix” scales yesterday. My vitamix is out for repair and I’m anxiously waiting for it to return! What drew me to this product is how you can click serve and pour the amount you want and have it calculated precisely for the amount your consuming. I like you am an avid Fitbit user as well. I am trying to figure out how and through what apps to link up all my data. I do have iPhone/iPad so have ihealth from apple. You mentioned syncing the smoothie you drank with I health, how do you do this? I would love to see a video how to on this. There is not yet enough tutorials on this. Thanks!
Lenny Gale -
Best to have some actual usage data before trying to manage it. If you can’t figure it out once your Vitamix returns, let me know, I can try to troubleshoot with ya.
Perfect Company -
Hi Lenny. Your wishlist is spot on. 1. Integration with Fitbit – we are working on this. 2. Adding custom ingredients – ingredient editor (where you can add a new ingredient and the related nutrition info) is now available in the latest release of the Perfect Blend App (version 6.2.1 for iOS and 6.2.0 for Android). 3. Browse recipes from other Perfect Blend users – While we do not offer a full list of browsable user recipes, we do have a sharing feature. Someone can share a recipe they’ve used, edited, or created via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Users with Perfect Blend can touch that link on their device, which will then install the recipe to their app.
Lenny Gale -
Thanks for the Perfect update.
To clarify on #3, I understand the sharing capabilities are there to an extent. In a Perfect world, though, I’d like to be able to search Perfect Blend users by username, click add their custom recipes, have those recipes show up in my world. For example, if Shalva and I add recipes from our site, our people who buy the Perfect Blend would appreciate the ability to “add us” and have the Life is NOYOKE recipes (all of them) at their fingertips. This, I believe, is the ultimate long-term value of this product.
Lenny Gale -
Canada shopper? Unfortunately, Vitamix only offers the Perfect Blend on Vitamix.com, and has no plans to offer it on Vitamix.ca for Canadian shoppers.
Why not Canada?Many of us up here that one love one.
Lenny Gale -
We’ll make sure to update you if/when the Perfect Blend becomes available in Canada.