There are many choices on the market for business blenders and Vitamix continues to be a top selection among professional chefs and restaurants.
Vitamix’s Quiet One blender was designed to meet the needs of many business owners and in this review I will cover its unique features, how it competes with other blender models, and if it is the right blender for your business.
Intro to the Quiet One Blender
Vitamix has two lines of blenders to match home and business use. The business line is warrantied for commercial use and high volume environments. They have two types of business blenders: beverage blenders and food preparation blenders.
Their beverage blenders consist of 5 products that vary in features and characteristics. The Quiet One is the most advanced and fully featured model.
What makes this blender stand out is its noise-dampening technology making it ideal for front of house locations. It is designed to produce less noise than an average blender due to the 36019 sound enclosure that covers the blending container.
With its 3-horsepower motor, this machine works quickly and efficiently to provide you with the drink of your choice. It’s perfect for making smoothies, frappes, and frozen drinks.
It comes with 6 optimized programs, 34 power settings and automatic shutoff for hand free blending. You can easily adjust these settings to get the drink texture that you want. This is ideal if you have multiple blenders or locations as you can standardize all of your blenders with the same blending programs for employee efficiency.
The Quiet One works great on bar tops and counters. Not only for being the quietest Vitamix, but also because it doesn’t take up much space.
It uses Vitamix’s 48-oz polycarbonate “Advance Jar” with easy pour spout to reduce any spills. This plastic container has precise markings to make sure that all your recipes come out right.
The 2 prong flat blade is integrated into the Advance Jar.
Vitamix Quiet One Features
- 3 peak horsepower motor
- Durable stainless steel rotors
- Advance polycarbonate container
- BPA-free 48-oz capacity jar
- No-drip spout reduces waste
- Patented noise reduction technology
- 6 programmable blending cycles for popular products.
- 34 available settings and 93 variable speeds.
- Great for making frozen drinks, smoothies, gravies, sauces, nuts butter, and more.
- Automatic shut-off.
- In-counter or on-counter product available.
- NSF certified and CE approved.
Package Includes :
- The Quiet One base
- Clear 48-oz container with Advance blade assembly and lid
- Removable compact enclosure
- Use and care manual
Preset Blend Cycles
The Quiet One comes with 6 buttons for its pre-programmed cycles. Your choice depends on what type of drink you’re about to make.
For instance, the first button blends smoothies and juices to a creamy consistency. The second one does the same thing but for larger amounts.
The third button blends frozen coffee and juices. As for the fourth, you can use it to make thick ice-cream drinks. If you’re about to mix hard-to-blend ice-cream drinks, you should press the fifth button.
Last but not least, the sixth button blends frozen fruits and harder ingredients to produce thick smoothies.
While using the preset programs might work for you, you can rely on the manual speed settings, too. Wondering why you need those?
Each preset setting has its own speed and time limits. After you put one of those to use, you might figure out that your drink needs some extra blending before serving. In this case, you’ll have to do it using the other buttons available.
The Vitamix Quiet One comes with two-speed buttons. These “Up and Down” buttons let you control the speed on a scale of 1% to 100%.
There are also high and low pulse buttons.
The programs are optimized for the Vitamix Advance Container. To learn more about the programming capabilities, take a look at the manual which explains it in detail.
The 3HP motor is a lot of power for a 48 ounce capacity jar. (Competing blenders can have up 60-65 ounce capacity). Vitamix’s blade design and torque can puree an drink you can imagine.
It can make hot soups (up to 170degrees just from friction), dips, salsa, and purees. Since it is designed as a drink blender and not as a food prep blender, it is not the best choice if you are looking to make nut butter, mill flours, grind meats, or blend really thick recipes especially since it doesn’t have a tamper.
Quiet One Review
- Quietest blender on the market.
- Powerful 3 HP motor for a 48oz container.
- Easy to clean with removable sound enclosure.
- 6 preset settings for different drink types and textures
- Backlit speed controls are great for dim environments
- 3-year warranty
- The programs might be complex to deal with at a first glance.
- No food processing or tamper.
- Some user complaints about reliability of motor and pitchers.
Overall Opinion :
The Quiet One 36019 blender is a powerful drink blender with a really well thought design for ease of use. As mentioned this blender is best used for blending liquids which makes it perfect for business that sell smoothies, coffee drinks, and frozen drinks.
The noise dampening on this blender is quite noticeable compared to standard blenders making it a good choice for front of house locations.
- Motor: 3 peak horsepower
- Electrical ratings: 15 amps, 120 volts. It is recommended that a 20amp breaker is used
- Program settings: 6
- Other features: Speed control buttons, high/low pulse
- In-counter dimensions: 16.5 tall(with lid closed) x 8.5 wide x 10.7 deep with handle.
- On-counter dimensions: 18.0 x 8.5 x 10.7 in
- Weight: 23.6 lbs
- Capacity: 48 oz
- Colors: Black
- Warranty: 3-year motor and 1 year on accessories
Vitamix Quiet One or Blendtec Stealth ?
The Blendtec Stealth is the blender that is most commonly compared to Vitamix’s Quiet One as both focus on high volume drink blending with noise dampening.
Here is how they match up :
- The Blendtec has LED controls on top versus the Vitamix has the push buttons on the front.
- Both offer programmable blending cycles but the Blendtec is more customizable with “Profiles”.
- The Quiet One is slightly quieter but the Stealth is more powerful.
- The Vitamix advance jar has an angled corner for easier pouring which the Blendtec does not have.
- Both can be used for on-counter or in-counter settings.
Overall, both are good blenders and you will typically see one of these models in high volume coffee or smoothie store chains.
While I love Vitamix blenders, I choose the Blendtec Stealth as my favorite commercial drink blender due to extra power, features, design, and reliability.
The Quiet One is still a good choice but I gave the edge to the Stealth.
Common Questions ?
How do you clean it ?
The Quiet One parts are not dishwasher safe but they are simple to clean. The sound enclosure is held by magnets so you just pull it off. You can remove the rubber gasket and sound dampening pad quickly by hand.
The materials that make up this machine are easy to wipe and rinse. Also, all the parts are simple to disassemble, so you can wash them separately and put them back together.
What containers work with the Quiet One ?
It is compatible with Vitamix’s 48oz (1.4 liter) Advance container, 32 ounce Advance container, and Aerating container.
How to prevent overheating ?
The the machine off, hold the number 2 button for 7 to 10 seconds and the machine with give a motor temperature reading. The display will read “Temp: Norm” under normal operation. Leave the machine off until the temperature returns to normal if you don’t see the “Norm” reading.
To cool the machine, you can run the blender without a container and with sound enclosure door closed. This will circulate the warm air out and away, and bring cool air into the motor area.
What is the Warranty ?
This blender comes with a three-year warranty on the motor base. As for the blades, the container, and accessories, they have only one year warranty. You pay shipping for each repair from year 1-3 of the warranty.
Where to Buy the Vitamix Quiet One ?
You can order the Vitamix Quiet One online or through a regional Vitamix dealer near you.
Hopefully in this Vitamix Quiet One blender review, I answered all of your questions. It is one of the most popular drink blenders for businesses on the market.
It blends really well and provides a consistent result. The noise levels should provide you with a noise level similar to that of a normal conversation.
However, because it’s only designed for drinks, you can’t use it for food processing. Despite that, it’s a suitable choice for coffee shops, smoothie stores, restaurants and bars.