Vitamix 1782 TurboBlend Review Feb 06, 2014 yumme Equipment 0 When it comes to quality, commercial-grade blenders, Vitamix is a name you can trust. The brand has consistently released some of the top blenders on the market, all of which are highly regarded for their ease of use of and excellent functionality. Our Vitamix 1782 review gives you the lowdown on one of the newer Vitamix models on the market. Features Before we talk about what’s good and bad in our review of the Vitamix 1782 TurboBlend, here is what your money will buy you: 2-peak horsepower motor Two speeds (up to 218 mph) 64 oz. BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester container Locking lid design Included patented tamper Full five year warranty Recipe book Pros Features out of the way, we can start with the juicy bits of the Vitamix 1782 review. The TurboBlend is one of the newer Vitamix blenders on the market and comes with some noticeable improvements over older models. Firstly, it has a new lockable lid design that gives a snugger fit and is much easier to remove. Secondly, the motor is now thermally protected, meaning it does not heat up and is less likely to have you calling on the warranty. Performance of the 1782 is exceptional and multifunctional, making everything from butter to soup. The powerful motor also means it is also a pretty good ice-crusher. Operation for single blending tasks will take no longer than a few seconds with this machine and its design makes cleaning a breeze; just throw in some water and detergent and run the cycle for around 10-seconds. Cons This Vitamix 1782 review is not all about talking about what this machine is great at, it’s about fairness and this means pointing out a few of the flaws. As with most Vitamix blenders, cost is an issue. The TurboBlend is a pretty expensive machine and probably not suited to anyone that is not a serious regular blender. The lack of a third or fourth speed is also noticeable from a control standpoint; however, it has to be said that the two speeds handle most tasks with aplomb. The 64 oz. container – while great for large blending sessions – does make the unit pretty tall and finding space under a cabinet might prove tough. Conclusion To conclude this Vitamix 1782 review, we would recommend this blender to anybody that is serious about blending. Yes, it is expensive, but what you get for your money is a blender that will handle virtually all tasks on a daily basis and will last you a very, very long time.