Shopping for a Vitamix in the UK? Great!
If you’re a Vitamix shopper living in the UK, you’re fortunate:
- You’re about to buy a Vitamix. Nice!
- You can easily get a Vitamix in the UK for a great deal.
- You live in the UK! (Meaning, you have affordable, universal health care, little or no gun violence, and your country doesn’t have a terrifyingly unqualified and vengeful political leader that is the laughingstock of the free world.)
Okay, that felt good to say. Let’s get back on track. 🙂
In this post, we’ll discuss your questions about buying a Vitamix in the UK. Specifically, how to get the best price, answers about Vitamix models (and availability) unique to the UK, and more.
And at the end of this post, hopefully you’re a happy UK resident ready to buy their Vitamix.
Not sure about the best place to get a Vitamix in the UK? Check out:
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Note 1: This post is a UK shopper’s supplement to our Which Vitamix to Buy Guide. There, you’ll find everything you need for comparing models.
Note 2: You have a lot of options for where to buy your Vitamix (John Lewis, other retailers, etc.). But for the best deal, we recommend buying direct. Be sure to use our UK referral link to vitamix.com just before you checkout. You’ll get free shipping and qualify for our new owner starter kit.
Note 3: Check out the 0.9-litre Dry Grains Container (see current price). Pairs well with any machine currently available.
Why you should trust us
Most recently, I was featured on UK-based health coach Ryan Martin’s podcast, Revive Yourself, talking about healthy living and the Vitamix. Since 2012, I’ve been an exclusive affiliate partner of Vitamix corporation. From CEO to Customer Care, I’m on a first-name basis with many people at many levels of the organization. While we only earn commissions when people use our referral link to vitamix.com, our core mission is accomplished wherever you get your Vitamix in the UK. Prior to working on this website full time, I was a licensed Certified Public Accountant working in corporate financial consulting.
Despite being USA-based, we have a large European following. As such, we are working to convert our plant-based Vitamix recipe index from (silly) cup sizes to metric / imperial unit of measurement. Please send us a note if you see an error or omission. 🙂
Overview of Vitamix in the UK
Vitamix sells its machines for household use all over the UK. We, Life is NOYOKE, are excited to finally be able to support customers like you from “over-the-pond.” So if you have questions, let us know! We’re here to help you and offer you free shipping on orders of all shapes and sizes.
Now, let’s talk distribution. Vitamix assembles its products in the USA. As such, the UK gets new products a bit later than initial release. Not ideal, but keep this in mind:
A Vitamix is a Vitamix. Blend quality will not vary between legacy machines (C-Series and G-Series) and newer models. Higher price only means more features.
No, you may not have access to the latest and greatest machine available. But all of the products available for sale are still terrific. And if you’re considering “taking the plunge”, you lose out on precious Vitamix ownership days when you wait.
Okay, now let’s talk specifics.
Power outlet / voltage compatibility
You cannot use a Vitamix. We hear this one all the time: You want to save money by buying in the US (or Canada!) and use that Vitamix in the UK.
The problem is with the power outlet and voltage differences.
So let’s answer the question directly.
Can you buy a Vitamix with different power outlet / voltage and use it in the UK?
You may be able to use a power adapter to power your misconfigured Vitamix in the UK. But keep this in mind: Doing so may invalidate your Vitamix warranty. And quite frankly, probably is not the safest.
Ascent (and Perfect Blend) Availability in the UK
As of today, Ascent Series Vitamix (review) models are not yet available for purchase in the UK. But rest assured.
They will be soon!
Actual release date for Ascent in the UK is slated for early 2018. While you wait, feel free to watch our Ascent-themed YouTube playlist!
The Perfect Blend should be available in the UK sometime in 2018, too.
Best way to get the news that these models are available as soon as it happens? Follow us on Instagram. We’ll post the second we hear the word.
Now, in addition to some pricing differences, there are some models unique to the UK you should be aware of.
Total Nutrition Center – What you ought to know
The Total Nutrition Center is a UK-only version of a 5200. It can do everything you’d want to do in a Vitamix.
- Nut butters.
Its 2.0-litre container can do dry grinding nearly as well as the purpose-built dry grains container.
And because of its variable speeds, “manual transmission” (no pre-programmed settings), and its old-school narrow container, it, like the 5200, is one our favorite models for new owners.
Aspire Series – What you ought to know
The Aspire is a 5200, generally with two features shorter.
- A shorter container (1.4-litre).
- A shorter warranty (5 years).
Regarding the container, the 1.4-litre container is nice because of its low profile. But, it’s less versatile than the wide design that comes standard these days. Here’s a primer on Vitamix container considerations.
Regarding the warranty, 5 years may seem like a long time. But 7 years or more is standard on new full-sized machines. (Only S-Series comes with a 5-year warranty.) But rest assured, Vitamix machines are known to long outlast their official warranty period.
Unique Color options for S-Series – Exclusive to UK!
As a UK shopper, you can get an S-Series, personal Vitamix in variety of fun colors.
- Brushed stainless
- Daybreak Blue
- Sour Apple Green ?
Who would want a Vitamix in the UK?
Vitamix might not yet be a household name in all of the the UK. But, it’s well on its way.
So if you live in the UK, a Vitamix might be for you if:
- You are currently adopting a plant-based diet.
- You like the idea of being an early adopter.
- You want to incorporate smoothies into your life and stick with it.
- You already identify with a lifestyle of wholeness and mindfulness.
- You like to create in the kitchen and want to step up your game.
- You like adventuring with friends.
- You’ve considered getting a Ninja but don’t want to regret making the wrong decision.
Once you become a Vitamix owner, you’ll be a Vitamix owner for life.
It took me awhile to pull the proverbial trigger.
But once I did, the only thing I regretted was waiting as long as I did.
Learn your options for getting a Vitamix into your home in UK. And then?
We’re so excited for you.
More Considerations for a UK-Based Vitamix Shopper
Get insight into the engagement photo (not taken in the UK, unfortunately) below: The story of our wedding