The Viking blender has comparable features to much less expensive blenders. However it does not seem to have as many breakage reports, making it a good buy.
The Viking blender is a good standard basic kitchen blender, although a bit pricy for what you get. We don’t see many breakage reports so the quality seems to be good. In terms of features and engine power the Viking matches up to what you would see with some of the cheaper blenders in the $50 range. However the Viking is about 3 times as expensive. The good thing about it is that it seems to be more durable and of higher quality than the cheap blenders, which tend to break very quickly and easily.
- Easy to clean – the blades separate easily from the jar for easy cleaning, and the jar is dishwasher safe.
- Good Pitcher – a strong glass pitcher shaped to create a blending vortex
- Precise control – the knob on the front is easy to operate and offers a high, low, and pulse setting.
- Stable – the unit does not bounce around
- Poor quality plastic lid – the lid is a little flimsy not of the highest standard
- Expensive – certainly not the most expensive blender on the market, but comparing the Viking to other blenders with similar features, it is a bit overpriced.
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Viking produces one countertop blender model, the VBLG professional. It also makes one hand blender model, the VHB professional hand blender.
The Viking blender features a professional grade, high torque, 390 watt motor with an electronic mixing sensor to keep the speed continuously smooth, and 300 grade stainless steel blades. The 40 ounce glass jar connects to the base with an interlocking system to prevent the motor gears from stripping and being damaged. The Viking also produces a cyclonic blending action as a result of its blade shape and tempered glass carafe design. The cyclonic blending circulates the fluid rapidly in the jar, which results in more efficient blending.
It is also very easy to disassemble the jar and blade of the Viking machine for cleaning. The Viking is very stable due to the rubber feet on the bottom of the die cast metal base. It has 2 speeds and a pulse function.
|Price||$120.00 – $165.00|
|Number of Speeds||2|
|Dimensions||Height: 17.75 inches, Length: 7″, Depth: 8″|
|Colors||White, black, stainless grey, red|
|Food Processor Attachments||No|
Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:
Owners like the strong motor and say that the Viking is up to the most difficult of blending tasks. They also like the simplicity of features; there is just one knob on the front of the machine that has settings for off, pulse, low speed, and high speed. Owners say these knob settings seem firm as they click into place for each setting. They also say it is a very solid feeling machine. This blender is working well for making a healthy smoothie.