If you’re looking for a more affordable Vitamix blender, consider the E310 Explorian Blender.

Just because this Vitamix blender is more affordable than some other models, you won’t have to worry about less blending power, as the machine features a 2-horsepower motor. It’s also outfitted with the same laser cut stainless steel blades to ensure a smooth, consistent blend.

This Vitamix blender also has ten variable speeds so that you can make everything from soups to purees, smoothies and more. A pulse feature provides even more control over each batch.

Most of the more expensive Vitamix models have a 64-ounce container. This blender has a smaller 48-ounce container, which is ideal for blending small to medium batches. You’ll find three-inch blades instead of the four-inch blades found on larger Vitamix blenders. For a slightly lower price tag, you’ll give up wireless connectivity and pre-programmed settings.

As with most other Vitamix models, this one cleans itself in 60 seconds or less. Just add warm water and soap and turn the machine on to its highest setting for a short duration of time. Overheating won’t be an issue thanks to a radial cooling fan and thermal protection system.