Vitamix S30 Review (Personal Blender)

Vitamix S30 Blender

The Vitamix S30 blender is the first model in the company’s popular Personal Series. But there was a huge demand for such a blender because not everyone needs a model that blends in large quantities. The Vitamix S30 is the perfect choice for a small family or those who want to make single servings.

The S30 is a great choice if you’re living alone. You can prepare frozen desserts, hot soup, smoothies, and other items in small quantities with this compact blender. The S30 can be used for doughs, batters, dressings, sauces, purees, and flours. The blender comes with a 40 oz container, and a second 20 oz portable container with a flip-top lid. Though small in size the S30 is a bit on the heavy side, so traveling with it isn’t all that easy. However, because of its small size, this model won’t take up much space in your kitchen.

Vitamix S30

The Vitamix S30 has some smart features. There are ten variable speed controls and a pulse function. You can detach the blade unit for easy cleaning. Its blade base, pitcher, and lid are all dishwasher safe. The machine has a powerful 790-watt motor that will pulverize your ingredients smoothly. The container is 16 inches tall, which makes it shorter than all of Vitamix’s Next Gen blenders. This means you can store the blender easily under the kitchen cabinet without removing the base or the lid.

The Vitamix Personal Series has been a huge success. The S30 is dynamic, versatile, easy to operate, clean, and store. It’s just the right blender for a small family.

Vitamix S30 Rating
  • Features
  • Build Quality
  • Versatility
  • Durability
  • Warranty
User Rating 2.89 (19 votes)

S30 Features

  • Powerful 790-watt motor.
  • 40 oz blending container with lid.
  • 20 oz insulated cups with flip-top lid.
  • Removable stainless steel blades.
  • 10 variable speed controls.
  • Pulse function.
  • Tamper.
  • Works very well for soups, frozen desserts, smoothies, baby foods, nut butter, puree, dressings & sauces, batters, dips & spreads, and more.
  • Full 5-year warranty.
  • 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • Recipe book with step-by-step directions.
  • Available in two colors – Black, and Candy Apple Red.


S30 Container

You will get two BPA-free containers with your Vitamix S30. Choose the 40 oz jar for making a green smoothie for one person. This container is also good for making other recipes in small sizes like salsas, soups, frozen desserts, and nut butter, among others.

You will also receive a second 20 oz blending pitcher/travel cup. All you have to do is simply fill up your container, screw on the blade base, select one of the 10 variable speeds, and blend your recipe. Remove the blade base once the blender is finished, and screw on the flip-top lid. Your freshly blended recipe is ready. You can also make baby food in the 20 oz smaller container.

There is a tamper in the 40 oz container, like what you get with other blenders from Vitamix. The tamper pushes down the ingredients into the blades. However, the design of this container is unique, because it is slightly narrower at the bottom. The tamper serves a more important function in the S30 because of this design.


Electrical Ratings120 V, 50/60 Hz, 7 Amps
Program Settingsn/a
Other FeaturesVariable speeds, pulse
ControlsVariable speed control
Dimensions8.34" x 5.9" x 14.55"
Weight12.6 lbs
Capacity40 oz, 20 oz
ColorsBlack, red

Blender Design

When you have this blender in your hand, you will notice many stylish curves, particularly in the jar. There are several highly engineered features as well. The container of blenders often leak if you haven’t included the rubber gasket on the blade assembly. To prevent this, the engineers at Vitamix have provided a drain and liquid collection area at the top of its base. This is smart because the leaked liquid won’t drip down into the motor anymore and damage it.

Also, its motor starts only when you have placed the container correctly in the proper place. There are two magnets on the container that tell the base when you have seated the container safely. There is a light above the speed dial on the base.

Base Unit & Motor Power

Vitamix S30 Base

The Vitamix S30 blender comes with a 790-watt motor, which is 840-watt at peak. So the motor is weaker here than many other Vitamix blenders where the power is 2 horsepower and upwards.

Having said that, you need to remember that the S30 is smaller in size and it is designed to make small servings. Considering this, the motor in this model will give you all the power you need. It performs all Vitamix blender functions very efficiently, from preparing hot soups to ice creams. For some tasks, just select a longer time from the ten variable speeds option for the best result.

The motor in the S30 is very sturdy. It is made with base-bearing technology that is very competent. The use of this technology makes the Vitamix blenders stand out. The motor drive and blade connection are made of metal to make it more durable.

There is automatic shut-off system as well that prevents motor overheating. This enhances the life of your blender. The base unit of the S30 is very stable while blending even the toughest and thickest mixtures. It doesn’t move around on the counter.


Vitamix S30 Blades

The Vitamix S30’s 4-prongs blades are made with aircraft quality stainless steel. They have a diameter of 2.5 inches. The blade assembly’s base is made of high-quality plastic, while the motor to blade coupling is of metal. The blade assembly is screwed to the cup, but you can unscrew this for cleaning. The blade assembly is well-made and very solid. The S30 should last longer than the 5-year warranty that Vitamix is offering if you handle it with adequate care.


Vitamix is offering a full 5-year warranty on the S30. There is also a 30-day money back guarantee.

Where to Buy the Vitamix S30

S30 Blender
The Vitamix S30 is available directly from Vitamix through their online store. Be sure to use that link as it will automatically add a FREE shipping credit to your order when you check out.

Vitamix is currently offering a really nice, no interest payment plan that you can take advantage of. The company will split up the cost of the S30 or any other Vitamix blender into 18 easy installments, and they aren’t charging any interest. This is really convenient if funds happen to be a little tight at the moment.

When you order the S30 from Vitamix, they also give you a 30-day risk-free trial period. If at any time during the first 30 days you decide that the S30 doesn’t live up to your expectations, Vitamix will take it back and send you a full refund. They even pick up the return shipping costs.

Pros and Cons

What We Like:
  • The S30 blender is the right choice for small or single servings.
  • Solid construction.
  • There are two containers – 40 oz and 20 oz.
  • Portable blender cups.
  • Good with soups, frozen desserts, smoothies, baby foods, nut butter, puree, dressings & sauces, batters, dips & spreads.
  • 10 variable speed controls.
  • Pulse function.
  • Works silently – emits less noise.
  • Durable motor.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Dishwasher safe.
Things We Don’t Like:
  • No preset programs. If that’s important to you, we recommend the Vitamix S50 and S55.
  • Bulkier model that weighs more than many blenders.
  • 5-year warranty. For other blenders, Vitamix is offering 7-year and even 10-year warranties.

Final Thoughts

Vitamix makes some of the best blenders you will find. The S30 is a classic example of their engineering and designing abilities. This is a great choice if you are living alone or with a small family and need to blend only small portions. The S30 is a durable blender that will serve you faithfully for many years to come.

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