Which Vitamix is the Quietest?
There’s no quiet Vitamix. But if we’re doing a comparison, there are three are by far the quietest.
Tier 1: Loud
Louder than those are most of the rest.
Tier 2: Louder
Within these, there can be some variance. But not enough to create a tier within the tier.
And finally, the noisiest Vitamix machines.
Tier 3: Loudest
Okay, so now that we’ve grouped the Vitamix models by noise levels, let’s talk impact.
How much louder is one Vitamix than another?
The short, qualitative answer is “a lot.”
A Tier 2 Vitamix is a lot louder than a Tier 1. And, a Tier 3 is a lot louder than a Tier 2.
Without measuring, you can feel the noise difference by listening.
Interestingly, the difference in decibels is small. Only a few decibels separate one of the quietest Vitamix from one that is louder.
But because decibels are measured logarithmically, a few make a big difference.
Ten decibels is twice as loud
You can tell the difference between a vacuum cleaner and a lawnmower, right?
The lawnmower might sound 50% louder. But that’s only about four to six decibels different.
And the same’s true with a motorcycle!
Motorcycles are about 100 decibels.
If a vacuum cleaner is around 90 decibels, there’s a 10-decibel difference. That’s not a 11% difference.
With decibels, an increase in 10 equals double the volume to our ear.
So you can see how a Vitamix that outputs 98 decibels of noise would sound twice as loud as one that’s only 88 dB.
All Vitamix’s noise levels are in a safe range
The quietest Vitamix’s noise is in the high 80 decibels. And the loudest Vitamix is in the high 90’s.
Of course, some people don’t mind. They say, “hey, blenders are loud; Vitamix’s are powerful, so some noise is to be expected.”
But if noise is a concern, we recommend staying away from one of the loudest models.
And if you can make it work, grab one of the least noisy. They’re noticeably quieter than the rest.
(Note: Consider a CR A3500 for one of the quietest at an awesome deal.)
It’s like wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes. Except without any style benefits.
Tricks for reducing your Vitamix’s noise
To reduce some of the noise from your Vitamix, you can try:
- A mat or piece of carpet under the blender.
- Adding distance between your machine and the walls around it.
- Placing its original box over the top during the blend.
Need help deciding?
There are two good options if you’ve already read our Vitamix model comparison and you’re still stuck.
Option 1) Grab one of the Tier 2 or 3 machines.
Option 2) Grab one of the Tier 1 machines.
Either way, you have 30-days to upgrade or downgrade, no questions asked. Free shipping both ways.
Note: I did all Vitamix noise measurements and comparisons using a phone app with an attempt to keep the measuring conditions as constant as possible. Vitamix Customer Service (and public relations) won’t make claims on noise output; they rely on partners like us to provide guidance.