Vitamix Explorian Series E310 Blender – 1.5 qt – Black

(15 customer reviews)


  • Variable Speed Control: Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées to the heartiest soups
  • Pulse Feature: Layer coarse chops over smooth purées for heartier recipes, such as chunky salsas or thick vegetable soups.
  • The 48-ounce container is ideal for blending medium batches for small family meals. Cutting blades measuring 3-inch diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time. Electrical Ratings-120 V
  • Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades: Our aircraft-grade stainless steel blades are designed to handle the toughest ingredients, so from the first blend to the last, you get the same quality results. Cord length: 4.5 feet
  • Self-Cleaning: With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds. What’s in the Box: motor base, 48 oz. container, mini-tamper, cookbook
  • Design Feature: Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system




Vitamix fuels passions. It’s why we’re the brand most trusted by professional chefs. But you won’t just find us in restaurant kitchens. You’ll also find us in home kitchens around the world. Because whether you’re interested in the culinary arts, making healthier choices, or enjoying restaurant-quality smoothies at home—when you’re ready to move on and move up, when you’re ready to invest in your passion, you’re ready for Vitamix.

Built to Last
A bargain blender’s not a bargain if it doesn’t last. We know purchasing a Vitamix blender is an investment. But Vitamix blenders are built to last, helping you buy dependable, not disposable.

Easy to Clean
Just blend warm water and a drop of dish soap at your machine’s highest speed, and watch it self-clean in 60 seconds or less – no disassembly required.

The Difference Is in the Blend
Since the number-one reason people purchase a blender is to make smoothies, it’s important to get them right. Whether you prefer an icy blend or a perfectly smooth purée, nutrition-packed with veggies or a light, fruity treat, Vitamix smoothies give you a delicious, even blend in every sip.

We don’t aim to have the highest horsepower. You don’t need more horses; you need trained ones. The focused power of our complete blending system causes every component of the Vitamix machine to work together, creating faster, smoother blends packed with flavor.

The Universal Tool
Make smoothies & juices, hot soups, flours & dough, nut butter, frozen desserts, batters, dressings & sauces, non-dairy milks, and more.

Manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio USA

SKU: E310 Categories: ,

Based on 15 reviews

3.1 overall

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  1. Mike B.

    I was on the fence about spending this much on a blender, but I am very happy I did.The main reason for my purchase was because I wanted to make healthy smoothies/meal replacements. I had the nutri ninja bullet and it was great for protein shakes, but could not chop up ice, veggies/fruits that well and I hated holding it down to blend.I am in college and I live alone so getting the smaller & cheaper blender made sense to me. It does the same blending that all the other models can do, but without the fancy extras such as touch screen and pre-programmed setting.This blender was a great upgrade for me and because of how much it can do I will be taking full advantage of it.Conclusion: If you are looking for a blender that can make small servings for only yourself or for you and a friend then look no further. While this blender is not cheap, it is the best blender you can get for this price.-Also, I have had my Amazon account for several years and I have only written 1 or 2 reviews. My reason for this review was because I spent hours on hours looking at reviews on different blenders and could not make up my mind. I have had a wonderful experience with this product so far and I hope my review can help make someones decision a little easier for them.HAPPY BLENDING!

    Mike B.

  2. dbaum

    3.5 stars. Always wanted a Vitamix, but it is hard to pay the price it costs. I was thrilled to find this one at a reasonable price (still high for a blender). I had already worn out the Ninja Professional making smoothies in just a year and figured this was worth the investment. Is it powerful? More powerful than my Ninja, yet I still find pieces that were not completely ground out. Not even half as loud as the Ninja. The cons would have to be that this is a low end Vitamix, and I have to keep my hands on it to brace it down as it is blending. Otherwise it would move all over the place. I have to stop a couple times during blending to stir back in all the parts of the smoothie that have been pushed to the side and will not blend. It is strong, but I expected everything to be ground out smooth and many times they are not. Overall not a bad blender, I just wish I would have gone ahead and spent the extra money to buy the higher end blender.


  3. Stella Bella

    This blender is incredibly disappointing. I can’t make a smoothie without needing a lot of liquid. It’s also incredibly loud. My boyfriend has a 5200 that’s way older than my E310 and I couldn’t believe how quiet it is. How is my unit newer and louder?! He can also make smoothies, nut cheeses, and nut butters without having to use liquid or as much liquid as me. New products should be improvements on older products. I want to return it and buy an older model.

    Stella Bella

  4. Bobby

    Dope blender. I pureed soup to a velvety texture in 30 seconds. Then made a lemon slushy. Super easy to clean, assemble. Fits under kitchen cabinet. I didn’t think it was too loud. The container shape is still narrow, even though its shorter, so some of the problems that others have had with the short fat containers are avoided. I’m still figuring out how to use the pulse button, or why its even there. I highly recommend this blender, and unlike other reviewers here I was not provided with a free product. Just a dude who likes his new blender.


  5. Coco

    Ok, the pro: it blends things really, really well. I get a way better blend than with my food processor. The motor/blender functionality can’t be beat.Why the three stars? The design is really poor and makes using it a frustrating experience.- The canister doesn’t lock into place, so you have to hold it the entire time it’s blending, otherwise the power of the blender throws it off. There are four pads that catch it, but there’s plenty of wiggle room, and if you let the force of the motor move it, it makes a terrible grating sound, like the motor isn’t attached or aligned properly anymore. Really scarey.- The sides are terrible for scraping things out. When I make any sort of liquid thing that doesn’t just all come out on it’s own, like a dressing, there’s maybe 1/4 cup of stuff left on the walls and bottom of the machine. The square-ish sides mean a normal spatula doesn’t work to get the stuff out of the corners. I bought one of Vitamix’s skinny spatulas that’s supposed to fit in the corners, but you basically have to go on each side of the corner, so 8 times. Super slow and frustating. Then there’s the stuff at the bottom of the blade, so you have to rotate the blades out of the way to get the stuff underneath.- The space at the bottom of the blade means your food will not be uniformly blended. The tamper works to get stuff above the blades down, but I’ve fished out unblended food from below the blades.- Stuff leaks out the top. I returned my first Vitamix because when I did the cleaning water test with the canister half-full, water leaked out the top from the sides. I got it exchanged and now the lid locks better, but the middle part still oozes liquid, even at half capacity.Fundamentally, it does what it needs to do – blend food – but the design makes the experience of using it frustrating rather than delightful, which is pretty unacceptable at this price point. I would imagine there are other high-powered blenders that have solved these problems and are maybe even less expensive.


  6. Amazon Customer

    I am upgrading from a Nutri-Bullet 600 watt unit which I will say I did love for the last 5 years. However now that I wanted to start blending things like carrots, dates, ginger, kale, spinach etc. the nutri bullet was just not doing a good enough job so I decided to upgrade. I did extension research on all the available blenders out there and settled on this one.I have used it 3 times so far and holy **** does this thing pulverize anything you put into it. When you start this thing on setting 1 and slowly ramp it up to setting 10 it sounds like a jet engine starting up. (THIS UNIT IS NOISY BUT TO ME THAT IS A GOOD THING. YOU KNOW ITS DAMN POWERFUL) If it bothers you throw some earplugs in when using it. That’s what I do. The results are worth it.I have seen a couple of people mention that it doesn’t lock into the base. That to me is a good thing as it will stop the stress of the motor when starting and stopping or using the pulse feature. It hasn’t caused me any issues at all./I have seen other people mention that you cant take the blades out. Again to me that is a huge bonus. No removable parts or O-rings which can fail in the future and cause leaking. If you clean it right away you wont have any issues. You can also dump some hot water and soap and blend it for 60 seconds and that will clean anything out of it.As for the final product. My smoothie experience has just gone from a 5 to a 10. Wow it is just so damn smooth. I love making smoothies now. This is by far the best investment I have ever made and I guarantee you wont be disappointed.If loud bothers you then don’t by a high powered blender. Simple. By a low powered one and have lumpy smoothies.If you can overcome that awesome Jet engine blending power then this is the product for you.I AM BY NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH THIS COMPANY. JUST CHECK OUT SOME OF MY OTHER REVIEWS AND YOU WILL SEE THAT. I AM AN UNBIASED AMAZON VIEWER WHO LIKES TO HELP PEOPLE MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE AND THIS IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU.

    Amazon Customer

  7. za

    I did not want to complicate my life and this mixer is just perfect.I even do my own almond milk now!! So delicious. I am becoming a purist.I also like my pineapple and banana juice with all the fiber.It is so easy to clean, no kidding. I had one of those juicers and it takes forever to clean and you miss the fiber….


  8. Pier-Yves Soucy

    Le Vitamix a arrêté de fonctionner après 3 minutes d’utilisation en faisant un simple potage avec des patates bouillis…il sentait le chauffé et a seulement refonctionné après environ 1 heure.Très décevant!Je l’ai retourné dans la boîte originale avec tout les équipements à mes frais au vendeur…ECS coffee…ils m’ont seulement remboursé 70% de la valeur de mon achat! J’ai perdu environ 145$ lors de cette transaction.Le pire c’est qu’ils prétendent que le Vitamix n’était pas défectueux et qu’ils vont le revendre comme article usagé.Amazon ne m’a pas du tout aidé lors de cette transaction et ce même en signalant le problème au service à la clientèle.Très décevant X2En bref, j’ai acheté plusieurs objets sur Amazon et internet en général et c’est de loin la pire transaction internet que j’ai eu à vie.Je déconseille d’acheter chez ECS coffee.J’ai racheté un Vitamix chez La Baie au vendredi fou et il fonctionne à merveille comme un Vitamix est supposé fonctionner!

    Pier-Yves Soucy

  9. DebbieDewdrop

    I am so glad I purchased this blender, I’ve been through so many over the years with parts breaking, but with this being a one piece unit, I don’t have to worry about that anymore. It is a bit louder than I expected but since it only runs a very short time, it isn’t bad. It is so powerful and I’m very happy with my purchase.


  10. JF

    Love it. Powerful, easy to use. Noisy but you cant really have a quiet powerful motor.Only complain, at that price, seriously, they could have just sold it with the larger container. Kind of bs to charge 150$ more for a larger container. Other than that, it does everything well. I have no interest in electronic programs and timers. Switch on and off, thats it. I can count to 30 myself.


  11. Espionage Lover

    Very satisfied, especially with the food scruncher (for lack of a better word) included that makes it possible to make nut butter easily. Not too noisy either. I like the simple mechanical knobs and on-off switch.

    Espionage Lover

  12. Daniel Saint Germain

    One button to start, one knob to control speed and one button to pulse. Simple and easy. And what I like is that it is as easy to clean. Medium encumbrance, you can leave it on the counter.

    Daniel Saint Germain

  13. Jay Jackman

    I purchased this for my wife a while back and since then I have been making smoothies for all the kids on a regular basis. It does what a good blender should do and the smaller size is just perfect for our life and our space. Should have bought one years ago.

    Jay Jackman

  14. Danielle R.

    I use this daily for smoothies. I like how easy it is to clean and how well and quickly it blends. On the lower speeds it is so quiet too.

    Danielle R.

  15. C

    I am happy I got this version because I don’t like when things are too digital. This blender is straight forward, push a button and it blends- old school. The blending power is just amazing and I definitively prefer the Vitamix more than the Blendtec.