Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Review

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender

Are you afraid of buying a Vitamix because of the high cost? Then put away the fear factor and read my honest review of the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender. Vitamix has introduced this high-performance blender without any of the “bells and whistles” of their other lines of blenders. This keeps the cost low enough to be affordable and competitive with other high-performance blenders in its class.

Name: Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender
Price: Hover your mouse on the Amazon links below for current prices
Owners: Barnard family
CEO: Jodi Berg
Overall Rank: 95 out of 100

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Product Overview

The Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender is a recently introduced blender from Vitamix. Although it does not have things like SELF-DETECT™ Technology, pre-programmed settings, digital timers, or touch programmable timers, this blender does everything expected from a Vitamix blender. And it does it for $100s less.


The Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender is powered by a 2.0 HP motor driving aircraft-grade, hardened stainless steel, 3″ diameter blades. This gives the blender plenty of power to pulverize even tough ingredients like hard vegetables, nuts, and dry grains.

The friction of the rapidly spinning blades can make hot, steaming soup in less than 10 minutes without using a stove.

The motor is overload protected to prevent overheating. 25 – 30 minute wait time after overload protection is employed before the motor can be restarted.

Container and Tamper

The 48-ounce container is large enough for a small family (3-4 servings). Yet, small enough to fit under most kitchen cupboards fully assembled or in a cabinet.

Although the container is not dishwasher-safe, thorough cleaning can be achieved by pouring 32-oz. of water with a drop of soap into the blender and running at high speed for 1-minute. Rinse clean. To sanitize dilute 16-oz. (473 ml) of vinegar in 16-oz (473ml) water and follow the same procedure as cleaning.

The lid, lid plug, and tamper can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

It comes with a small tamper used to process thicker mixtures and keep ingredients moving around and through the blades.


The speed is continuously variable on a dial marked from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest speed. There is one on-off switch and a pulse switch.

Continuously variable speed means that you can precisely control the texture of ingredients. The pulse mode gives a burst of power for chopping ingredients, kneading dough and more.


  • Powerful
  • Easy to use
  • Long 4.5′ power cord
  • 17″ height fits under most kitchen cabinets
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Less expensive than other Vitamix blenders; comparable in price to other high-performance blenders


  • No pre-programmed speeds or functions
  • Slightly noisier than other Vitamix blenders but not as noisy as some other high-performance blenders
  • The container is not dishwasher-safe

What Is It Used For?

The Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender can make:

  • smoothies
  • frozen drinks
  • ice cream
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  • hot soup
  • purées
  • fresh juice
  • ice cream
  • shakes
  • refreshers
  • dips
  • fondues
  • nut butter
  • sauces
  • salsas
  • syrup
  • batters
  • dough
  • dressings
  • and more

Who Is This Blender For Or Not?

Are you looking for a high-quality, high-performance Vitamix blender and willing to sacrifice some features to save $100 or more? Then the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender is the one for you. Click on one of the Amazon links below to buy now.


However, if you are looking for something else, either more or less powerful or expensive, then click on the link to check out my smallkitchenappliancesforyou/blenders page to find what you are looking for. There are lots of choices.

Vitamix E310 Explorrian Blender Review - Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender with fruit ice cream

Attachments And Accessories

The Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender comes with:

  1. 2 HP peak motor with overload/overheating protection
  2. All-metal drive with stainless steel blades
  3. Mid-size (48-oz.), narrow-bodied, low-profile blender jar
  4. Lid, lid plug, and tamper
  5. Cookbook
  6. 5-year full warranty includes parts, labor and return shipping both ways

Additional accessories available at

  1. A 20-ounce cup can be used when paired with the Vitamix
    Personal Cup Adapter.
  2. Tamper Holder
  3. Blade Scraper

Customer Reviews

Average 5.0 out of 5 stars (18 Reviews)

By Jennifer L. Rinehart VINE VOICE on October 25, 2017
Vine Customer Review of Free Product

All the glowing reviews, the hype, the near-mythic exultations this blender has garnered over the years are true!

I love Vitamix!

I have had several blenders and food processors over the years and have had varying levels of success with them. With the food processors it was quantity, if you didn’t put enough in the bowl, none of it would process. With the blenders it was the opposite problem, too much in the blender jar meant only a small portion nearest the blades would blend, so you would have to endlessly scrape and mix and remove the blended parts so that there was enough room for the blades to work on the untouched bits.

For my first Vitamix blending experience I decided to make something that my Oster blender has a real problem with, smoothies. I used 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, a banana and slightly more than 2 cups of frozen yogurt. It was amazing how quick this process was and how perfectly ground all the frozen fruit was. I didn’t have to repeatedly stop and stir. I just pushed the button and voila! Smoothie time!

By W. Day VINE VOICE on October 28, 2017
Vine Customer Review of Free Product

I’ve owned a classic Vitamix for YEARS and absolutely love it. I gave it to my daughter a few months ago because her blender broke down & she’s hinted at the fact that she’s jealous of my Vitamix. So I gave it to her and have missed it ever since.

I was SO HAPPY when I had the opportunity to review the Vitamix E310 because I’ve needed a great blender that makes my smoothies completely smooth, absolutely eviscerates ice and pulverize anything that I put in it without fail. This is a true Vitamix workhorse. The only difference between this and the classic that I can find is the height. This one fits under my cabinet, unlike the classic, which is PERFECT for me. I have little counter space so if I were to own this or the classic, I would definitely choose this, just based on size. Performance is absolutely equal, in fact, this one might even be quieter.

If you want a no-brainer, workhorse blender that will never let you down. This is it. I would much rather pay a bit extra for a blender that I can rely on, than one that will most likely need replacement in a year.

Can’t recommend this enough!. Love it!

NOTE: The above reviews are from reviewers that received a free blender in order to write an “unbiased” review. However, in researching reviews on the Internet I could only find one poor review. The reviewer stated that the motor was overheating. However, the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender is overload/overheat protected. It should have shut off in this situation. The reviewer did not mention contacting Vitamix for warranty repair/replacement. All other reviews were found to be overwhelmingly positive.

My Final Opinion

So, for those that want a less expensive Vitamix blender equal to ones costing $100 more but with fewer features, I give the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender a 95 out of 100 and a highly recommended Buy.

Learn more about other types and brands, read my blenders page.

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