Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade, 48 oz. Container Review

In today’s fast-moving world, saving time while still preparing healthy meals is one of the priorities of many households. Therefore, blenders are what most people invest in.

When it comes to blenders, we would think about a machine that is exceptional for most uses. You can have well-blended smoothies in less than a minute and enjoy bar-quality ice in just 30 seconds. 

What a magical invention! However, you do not know which brand to purchase. To get started, we will give you the Vitamix E310 Explorian review – the Vitamix Explorian model in the market.

What about Vitamix blenders?

Vitamix E310 Explorian Review: The Definitive Guide 2020

Up to now, Vitamix has been a reputable blender line. There was a time when a Vitamix blender was just reserved for those with a little too much disposable income and it was what people bought after getting a raise. 

Even when there are mushrooms of product lines, Vitamix is still top-rated

The founder of Vitamix, William Barnard got the brand name from a Latin word “Vita” which means “life”. In the picture, he starred in a television commercial for Vitamix in 1949. For 70 years, Vitamix has been an inspiring pioneer in making blenders and grown steadily as a provider for Starbucks and McDonald’s. 

Therefore, it is always the first line when someone asks us for a suggestion. These days, Vitamix has expanded in order that customers can buy it at different budgets. One of the lowest-priced products is Vitamix e310 and here is the definitive guide on Vitamix e310 review. 

Highlights Review of Vitamix E310 Explorian

Vitamix E310 Explorian Review

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+ Height: 17.7″ (45.0 cm)

+ Width: 7.9″ (20.0 cm)

+ Depth: 9.1″ (23.0 cm)

+ Weight: 10.6 lbs (4.8 kg)


From our perspectives, Vitamix E310 Explorian blender is the suitable entry-level blender for family kitchens, just like its counterpart – Vitamix E320 because they are all simple to use and easy to store. In general, it is a high-quality investment. We will provide you with its strengths and weaknesses after our first-hand experience. 

Pros of Vitamix E310 Explorian

Pros of Vitamix E310 Explorian

Self-cleaning mode: Good for everybody

We do want to make smoothies at home because it is economical and healthy. However, cleaning up afterwards is just a nightmare, especially complicated blenders. However, in this Vitamix E310 review, we must say the self-cleaning mode feature on this product line is deeply appreciated and a superior advantage. 

All you need is a drop of soap and some hot water. Wait within 30s and it is all clean

With Vitamix E310, we are pretty sure that you will excitedly make smoothies and delicious meals. Most of the legwork is minimized and during the post-cleaning process, you may only need to wipe it out a little bit. 

Variable speed control

One of its superior features is a 10-setting dial as well as a pulse mode. Its min speed is 1400 RPM and its max speed is 22,600 RPM. With such considerable range, users can do more things with Vitamix e310 than many other blenders. 

Should you want to make cold ice cream, you can set a slower speed. It also supports if you are preparing piping hot soup. By choosing the highest speed, the four sharp blades could turn all cold ingredients hot so that you are likely to make chowder in one single container. With these 10 variable speed controls, you are allowed to vary your textures with unlimited variation.

In addition, a pulse mode has been added to Vitamix E310. For your information, according to Healthy Food Tribe, when pulse mode is on, the blender works at medium speed and stops immediately when you release the button. This feature is fairly common to most blenders but in the Vitamix line, it had been left out until Vitamix E310 was launched. Thanks to this pulse mode, you can gently chop (not pureeing), perfectly deal with salsa ingredients and feel free to make more nuanced food.

With pulse mode and 10-setting speed dial, Viatmix E310 is quieter when working when compared to Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 but at its highest setting, it does not work as fast as the other does. 

Convenient low profile container

Other Vitamix blenders are all reviewed to be a bit difficult for users to use and store due to their massive containers. Their large-sized container is 64 ounces with 4 inch blades. You can easily find it in such models as the Explorian E320 and Vitamix Professional 750. Meanwhile, E310 is a medium-sized container with 48 ounce and 3 inch diameter blade. 

We must say this low profile container is the catch/highlight in the Vitamix E310 review. But what does that mean by 48 ounce and 64 ounce? 64 oz containers help you make bigger batches; therefore, E310 containers are 25% smaller and once you want to blend large quantities, you may have to load it twice or you choose to eat 25% less.

One more thing, you cannot upgrade the container. Specifically, if you find 48 oz too small, you just cannot buy a separate 64 oz to slap it on. The size of the container is fixed with the Explorian series. Therefore, you have to decide you will use the blender for how many people. If you have a large and traditional family, you may need to reconsider.

So, why is it regarded as a catch?

In fact, it is the catch for individuals and couples. These targets may want to have a smoothie in the morning or a protein shake. It is also sufficient for couples with a baby. You can make purees for the little one, divide into certain sets and store them in the freezer. As you can see in the picture, it is short, rather than tall, which is for better cabinet compatibility. 

Cons of Vitamix E310 Explorian


You may find a lot of positive Vitamix E310 reviews in Amazon in that they are happy about its low height and full features. However, $349 is not a low price for a blender while there are hundreds of types in the market with much more reasonable price. 

For some people, it is considered pricey but what you pay is what you get. It is not because we are writing a Vitamix E310 review then we suggest you should buy it. It is really worth your money because you can’t get such cheap, new, full-featured Vitamix at a lower price. Even on sale, other models are more expensive. 

Not suitable for some groups

Vitamix E310 cannot serve many people at the same time

As we have explained above, 48 oz containers will not be okay with families of 3 and up (tiny babies excluded) and those who entertain large groups a lot. You will end up being frustrated as you have to share the food to blend. 

Blade is hard to remove

Once you want to remove the blade from the jar for cleaning, it will take much time. If you want to remove the blade stack to repair, it would require taking it apart and likely void the warranty. Fortunately, the jar is dishwasher-safe to make cleaning a bit easier and it allows self-cleaning function. 

Generally speaking, it is not a big deal that will greatly affect your choice. What does matter is the size of your family and if you can afford Vitamix E310 or not.

Verdict for Vitamix E310 Explorian

Our short answer is Yes! Even though it is not Vitamix’s best blender, the E310 still ranks one of best sellers for overall performance and value. It is a remarkable blender for multi-purpose use with outstanding build quality and design. 

It is the least expensive in the line but its features are still Vitamix Vortex. A lot of happy customers go for E310s as it is good enough in terms of both quality, performance and price. It has a shorter warranty than others, only 5 years instead of 7 but you can totally buy a 3-year extended warranty. What you have to pay is still affordable. 

All you need is to answer 3 necessary questions before making a final deal with Vitamix E310

+ Are you a household of more than 3 adults?

+ Are your ears sensitive?

+ Do you think a high-end product should have all features?

If you are looking for a high-end blender that will not leave you completely broke, E310 is something to consider. This is the end of Vitamix E310 review and see you guys on our next experience with other products from Vitamix lines!

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