The A3300 is a premium Vitamix model that we highly recommend to friends and family.
It’s one of the quietest (least loud). And you get all the Smart System features.
The only downside is that it does not have any programs on its face (like it’s sister model, the A3500, does).
If you’re looking to get one of the best Vitamix models, the A3300 is definitely worth considering.
FAQ about the Vitamix A3300
Quietness and noise levels: Is it as quiet as an A3500?
The A3300 now is available in Brushed Stainless Metal finish. An A3300 with this finish, like all models with true metal finish, is one of the least loud Vitamix models you can get. If you choose an A3300 in another color, it will be of average loudness. Not the loudest, but not the quietest either.
The A3300 does not have programs, right? Or does it?
The A3300 comes without any programs. But it does have a programmable timer that you can set. Think of it like a microwave without a popcorn button. You can set it to 45 seconds on Variable Speed 10 and walk away. You cannot, however, press one button for smoothie like you would on a machine with programs.
Additionally, you can get one-touch programming when you use the A3300 in-conjunction with the Perfect Blend App. It’s not as seamless as a button on the face of the machine, but you can have your phone beam over a program for the recipe you’re using.
For this reason, we’ve long said the A3300 is a sneaky savvy pick. You can get that desired walkaway blending effect without paying the premium for programs.
I’m concerned about the technology behind the A3300’s touchscreen controls. Valid?
Concerns about the A3300’s touch screen are valid. But in our three years of experience with its sister model, the A3500, we’ve found the touchscreens to be responsive, well-built, and without flaw.
What’s the difference between the A3300 and the A3500?
The only difference inside is the 5 programs on the A3500 (whereas the A3300 has zero). And now that you can get an A3300 with Brushed Stainless finish, they can be equally hushed.
If you’re on the fence between the two, consider this: The A3300 in Brushed Stainless Finish is as good of a machine as the A3500 but for the presets. And you won’t miss them. You won’t miss the presets.
Is the A3300 in this deal a *new* Vitamix? (Why a plain cardboard box?)
Yes! This one is brand new (despite it coming in a Vitamix-branded, nondescript cardboard box). Some new models come in a shiny Point-of-Purchase (POP) box. But since the A3300 is an online exclusive, they are packaged without any extra glitz.
Video of the A3300 is tough to find anywhere. Do you have any?
Yup! Just uploaded! 🙂
Mine came in a Nondescript brown box. Is that normal? Is it actually new (and *not* reconditioned)?
All new A3300’s come in a nondescript brown box. Why? They’re an online exclusive and are not made to sit on the shelf at stores.
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