What are Vitamix Legacy Models?

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With the introduction of the new Ascent models, Vitamix created the name Legacy models to describe all C-Series and G-Series machines. This creates essentially three main categories of machines:  Vitamix Legacy models, Vitamix Ascent models, and Vitamix S-Series (or personal blender) models.

All of the different names for Vitamix models can be confusing, so I created this chart to help you figure out if your machine is one of the Vitamix Legacy models:

Vitamix Legacy Models

Models that are “Vitamix Legacy Models, but aren’t C-Series, or G-Series machines:

These are “unique” models that don’t fit into any normal category. The 20 oz. adapter kit will work on all 4 models below.  I don’t like or recommend these models over a Standard or a Next Generation model:

TurboBlend 2-Speed – No Variable Speed Control.  I consider Variable Speed Control to be essential!
Vitamix 6000 – Only has 6 timed settings.  No Variable Speed Control, and no High/Low setting.

I do recommend these model under certain circumstances which I go over when I am helping people decide which Vitamix will work best for their unique needs and budget.

Vitamix 5300 – This is listed both in the chart above, and here because it is a unique configuration combining a Standard motor base with a Next Generation container.  Vitamix considers it to be a Standard model and includes it in their list of C-Series Vitamix machines.
Vitamix 6500 – This model is listed both in the chart above, and here because it is a unique configuration combining a Standard motor base with a Next Generation container.  Vitamix considers it to be a Standard Programs model, and includes it in their list of C-Series Vitamix machines.

Why does the name “Vitamix Legacy models” matter?

The primary reason anyone would need to know if their machine was a Legacy model is to know if they need to buy an Adapter kit to use a 20 oz. personal blender container.  Each category (Vitamix Legacy models, Vitamix Ascent models, and Vitamix S-Series models) use a different blade assembly to attach to the 20 oz container cups.

In order to use a 20 oz Container Cup:

Legacy models require the purchase of a “personal adapter”.

Ascent models require the purchase of a “20 oz. Blending Cup Starter Kit” designed specifically for the Ascent machines.

S-Series models come with a 20 oz. container in the box with the machine. That blade assembly only works on an S-Series motor base.

If you order a machine, container, or personal adapter “through” me, you are ordering Directly From Vitamix, but as a Vitamix Sales Demonstrator, I can offer special benefits that I am not allowed to reveal online. I can only explain what these benefits are via email or a phone call: 321-961-9219. I take phone calls from 8am to 10pm EST. You can connect with me by email HERE or…                                                                                           Connect with Blender Lady

The “Personal Cup Adapter” for the Vitamix Legacy models:
(contact me HERE for my pricing, and ordering information)

Personal Cup Adapter  

$129.95

Comes with:

– adapter
– two 20 oz. cups
– two lids
– getting started guide w/recipes
– “FREEBIES”
– Contact Me HERE for details.

The 20 oz. “Blending Cup Starter Kit” for the Vitamix Ascent models:
(contact me HERE for my pricing, and ordering information)

 Blending Cup Starter Kit


$129.95

Comes with:

– blade base w/self-detect technology
– two 20 oz. cups
– two lids
– “FREEBIES”
– Contact Me HERE for details.

How “Vitamix Legacy models” are different from Vitamix Ascent models:

Legacy vs Ascent Features

If you order a machinecontainer, or personal adapter “through” me, you are ordering Directly From Vitamix, but as a Vitamix Sales Demonstrator, I can offer special benefits that I am not allowed to reveal online. I can only explain what these benefits are via email or a phone call: 321-961-9219. I take phone calls from 8am to 10pm EST. You can connect with me by email HERE or…                                                                                                   Connect with Blender Lady

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  • By Lea Ann Savage – Copyright 2017

    2 Responses to "What are Vitamix Legacy Models?"
    1. Aleh says:

      Looking to get one but want latest with best warranty

      • blenderlady says:

        Thanks for the comment! I have a GREAT offer on the best of the Ascent models (A3500) with the 10-year warranty. I’ll be contacting you at your yahoo email address with the details!

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