This powerful blender is a ridiculous $130 off at Amazon, today only—and shoppers say it rivals Vitamix

Devon Kelley
·3 min read

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If you were thinking of dropping hundreds on a Vitamix, think again. (Photo: Amazon)
If you were thinking of dropping hundreds on a Vitamix, think again. (Photo: Amazon)

Tired of having chunks in your smoothies and running your blender over and over again, only to end up settling for homemade soups that aren’t even close to liquified? Your old blender is barely kicking, but replacing it usually costs some serious cash if you want the kind of high-quality blender that can completely pulverize the starchiest vegetables, the seediest berries and even the toughest of nuts.

But today only, Amazon has a sale to end your blender woes — the Calphalon ActiveSense 2 Liter Blender is $100 (was $230). That’s a ridiculous 57 percent off! It’s got all the power you need to quickly and easily whip up soups and smoothies or make salsa, nut butter, juice, milkshakes, cocktails and lots more.

It’s foolproof, with settings specifically designed for each food and adjustments to suit your personal preferences (thick milkshake lovers, anybody?). It even has an ‘add liquid’ indicator to help you get your desired consistency. It’s made with a smart blade that actively adjusts its speed, direction and blend timing for perfect results — and with a powerful 1,200-watt motor, it rivals that Vitamix you’ve been eyeing.

Shop it: Calphalon ActiveSense 2 Liter Blenderwith Blend N Go Smoothie Cup, $100 (was $230), amazon.com

“Which is the best blender? Vitamix or Calphalon?,” writes a reviewer who’s tested all the top-of-the-line blenders. “The Calphalon blends like a champ and its very powerful motor has its performance right up there with Vitamix. The Calphalon is a true beauty. I highly recommend it and also really like its excellent smoothie cup to blend ‘n go. It comes with a 10-year limited warranty. If properly backed up by Calphalon, this is an extraordinary warranty for an appliance.”

Another reviewer agrees, saying that the blender outshines the Vitamix. “For the last four years I have been using a Vitamix. I have been increasingly disappointed with its overall performance and was looking to swap it out with something better. Calphalon is a brand with a good reputation for kitchen products so I thought I would give this blender a shot,” says the happy shopper. “The pitcher itself is very large and has a nice shape, it holds more than my Vitamix pitcher and is wider. I have used this to blend soup, make smoothies and just as a test, I’ve crushed up a whole pack of Oreos in it (something I would usually use a food processor for). It did a FANTASTIC job with the Oreos, turning them into the perfect consistency with almost no effort. This blender ended up replacing two countertop appliances since it comes with the smoothie cup attachment.”

Other reviewers love the Calphalon ActiveSense for its ease of use. “This is a great blender for the price point. It has all the functions of the big name specialty blenders and seems to work just as well,” says a five-star reviewer. “Emulsifies nicely. The touchscreen is actually easy to use. Everything is laid out and simple — very user friendly. It's a smart appliance — it knows when you need more liquid and when to pulse to grab ingredients and pull them in to mix properly. I don’t see any cons to this at all.”

Shop it: Calphalon ActiveSense 2 Liter Blender with Blend N Go Smoothie Cup, $100 (was $230), amazon.com

Want to see more awesome deals on top-rated kitchen appliances? Amazon also has a deal on Calphalon toaster ovens and slice toasters, today only.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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