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
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.
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!