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Vitamix Vita Prep 3 HP Commercial Blender

Vitamix Vita Prep 3 HP Commercial Blender 1005

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  • Trusted by top chefs around the world in their 4-Star restaurants

  • Best in class powerful 3 HP (peak) motor

  • High-speed king but also excels at low and variable speed operation

  • Make premium dishes for your menu with fresh, healthy ingredients

  • Great for sauces, purees, emulsifications with no straining required

  • Grinds meats for pate and chops tough vegetables for authentic Mexican salsa without overheating!

  • Heavy duty design for high traffic kitchens

  • NSF-Certified for food safety and sanitation

  • Includes Tamper Accelerator Tool and 54 Page Recipes and Techniques book
  • Container Compatability: 1195 - 64oz., 15504 - 48oz, 15652 - 32oz

  • Vitamix Vita Prep 3 item number 1005

Regular Price: $699.00
Sale Price: $489.00

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Vitamix Vita Prep 3 Commercial Blender - 1005

High Powered Blender for Top Class Production

When combined with the already superior engineering developed by Vitamix, the 3 Horsepower (peak) motor on the Vita-Prep 3 commercial blender enables any caliber restaurant to take the menu up several notches. In general, more powerful motors complete tasks more quickly, run cooler, and can operate for longer periods without having to rest. When you blend that power with the innovative design of the stainless steel wet blade and classic Vitamix container, the result is a super tool that any chef can use to create perfect sauces, purees, dressings, toppings, and many other key ingredients for signature dishes sure to wow customers' taste buds. Vitamix product number 1005.

Easy Food Processing

Your kitchen staff can start using Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 in a matter of seconds. It is designed to simplify every task with either high or variable-speed blending. Just remember to start the Vita-Prep 3 on a low speed for heavier foods and then crank it up to high speed to finish your products to perfection. The Vita-Prep 3 also includes a 54 page recipe manual that explains methods, variations and suggestions for a myriad of menu items. You'll learn how to easily prepare purees or chopped vegetables that cost less to make than fabricated products. Most importantly, the Vita-Prep 3 is easy to clean. The container rinses easily, and the base needs little more than a quick wipe with a wet cloth at the end of the day.

Superior Construction

The Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 is powered by a 3 HP motor that spins at 37,000 RPM, outlasts other brands 3 to 1, and provides all the muscle you need for frequent operation. The Vita-Prep 3 comes equipped with a special cooling fan to help prevent overheating during periods of heavy use. Surrounding the motor is a sturdy ABS plastic body that withstands abuse and is easy to clean. A metal-on-metal drive system connects the motor to the blending container for better durability as opposed to plastic. The Vita-Prep 3 comes with a 64 ounce polycarbonate container that is NSF-Certified. NSF certification is very important for restaurants that wish to promote food safety. The 2-piece heavy rubber lid locks into place and has a cap on top which allows you to add ingredients while the Vita-Prep 3 is running. Because the Vita-Prep 3 draws 12.5 Amp of electricity, we recommend that it be placed on a 20 Amp circuit if it will share an outlet with any other kitchen electrics.


When you juice whole foods in the Vitamix Vita-Prep 3, the cell walls of whole fruits and vegetables are pulverized. You get the delicious juice and all of the nutritious whole food fiber. Unlike a juice extractor that discards the pulp, the Vita-Prep 3 starts with the whole fruit or vegetable and delivers all the health benefits of both the juice and the fiber. The Vita-Prep 3 has the motor power, speed, container and blade design to make it happen smoothly by pulverizing the whole food fiber and breaking it into microscopic pieces that are easy to digest. You get a creamy, smooth juice full of fiber with no fiber "œfeel"!

Hot Soups

Cooking soups in the Vita-Prep 3 starts with fresh, whole produce and in 4 to 6 minutes you'll get a steaming hot soup complete with all the nutrients. The Vita-Prep blades turn so fast they generate enough friction to bring soup up to serving temperature. Simply toss in the ingredients identified in the recipe, secure the lid, flip the switch, and you'll experience a delicious, whole vegetable soup with no peeling or seeding required! To make a chunky soup, cooked meat or seafood may be added on low speed during the last few seconds. The Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 does not stop at soups! You will be making lump-free sauces, gravies and puddings almost effortlessly. Fresh or canned fruits can be turned into delicious fruit syrups to use on ice cream, pancakes or waffles.

Wet Chopping

The Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 is designed for grinding foods that contain moisture such as nuts and meat. The precision-crafted stainless steel blades draw the mixture down and into the blender for proper processing and do all the work for you.  Water draws the item into the blades resulting in a uniform chop. The type of chop, whether coarse or fine, is determined by the speed selected on the Variable Dial. With wet chopping, you can easily prepare vegetables for soups, salads, stir-frying, side dishes and coleslaw. Wet chopping is also the recommended preparation for all raw vegetables where a uniform chop is required (e.g., salsa). However, when wet chopping ingredients for salsa, the moisture released by the vegetables is sufficient for the vegetables to circulate into the blades.

Dry Chopping

Dry chopping is used for such things as carrots, olives, nuts, coconut, onions, eggs and cheese. With the Vita-Prep 3, these tasks are quick, easy and require little cleanup. For best results, chop only one cup at a time. You decide how coarse or fine you want the finished product by adjusting the Variable Speed Dial. The faster the speed"¦the finer the chop. Remember, the precision-crafted stainless steel blades do all the work, so you don't have to. You can even combine some items used in the same recipe to save more time. Vitamix strongly recommends using the Dry Blade Assembly if dry chopping or dry grinding is primary purpose for your Vitamix Vita-Prep 3. You can either change it out with the included Wet Blade, or you can purchase an additional 64 ounce or 32 ounce blending container with its own dry blade for the ultimate convenience.

Dry Grinding

The Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 is designed for grinding whole grains, beans, rice and coffee. Freshly-ground flours take only 1 minute in your new Vita-Prep 3. Take whole wheat berries, such as hard red, soft winter white or Golden 86 and turn them into wonderful fresh breads, rolls and hot cereals. Even beans, rice and tapioca are easily ground into flours for use in gluten-free recipes. Grinding your own grains will give you all the nutritional benefits of fiber-rich, preservative-free homemade bread.


One of the most amazing desserts you'll make in your Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 is a delicious frozen treat. And what's even more amazing is that you'll make it in under a minute! Frozen desserts start with a frozen fruit ingredient. The secret is the high performance precision-crafted stainless steel blades that crush and cut up frozen ingredients in seconds. The blade action produces a larger frozen surface area that releases coldness. The Vita-Prep 3 works so fast that it all happens in about 30 seconds. And there's no time for the mixture to melt. With the help of the accelerator tool, the mixture actually refreezes itself instantly and creates a smooth and scrumptious soft-serve frozen treat.


Start with grains from your freezer and turn them into fresh baked bread from the oven. Yes the Vita-Prep 3 even kneads dough so you won't ever have to touch it. Making bread from start to finish is so quick and easy, you can make healthy, preservative-free bread fresh daily. Bread made the Vita-Prep way is superior to commercially produced white bread in many different ways"¦more dietary fiber, more vitamins and fabulous, fresh, home-baked taste!

3 Year Warranty And Support

Like all Vitamix machines, this Vita-Prep 3 is built to last. It comes with a 3-year warranty against defects in parts and workmanship for the motor base which includes a 1-year labor service contract. (Other warranties may apply outside the US and Canada.) This Vitamix commercial blender is backed by J.L. Hufford's Satisfaction Policy which provides for a 7 day use and evaluation period, a courtesy which is unheard of in the commercial equipment industry. The Vitamix factory also provides a 30 Day Replacement in the extremely rare cases of defect (less than 1 in a 1000 by our count).

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

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Vitamix Vita Prep 3 HP Commercial Blender April 19, 2017
Reviewer: JAMES from BROOKLYN, NY United States  
One of the best blenders you ever come across anywhere. I had one for years and this I bought recently
I recommend it to a friend and bought it for him from  J.L. Hufford because they are a great company also.

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Great product, Best Service June 22, 2016
Reviewer: Jennifer Cho from Los Angeles, CA United States  
I ordered your products with Greg Kreinbrook, and he has been wonderful to work with.

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Powerful machine May 26, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from SAN JOSE, CA United States  
I got this one day earlier than what JL H. promised to my pleasant surprise. I have used it a few times now and it has been flawless. Lots of air blown from the bottom which is good for getting rid of those heat from the powerful motor. I wouldn't want anything less in that regard. I wish the center control knob would work at high speed but from all these times that I tried, once it is on high speed by flipping the left switch up, the center knob becomes un-affected. And the speed jump from low to high by flipping the left side switch was a huge jump causing the juice inside to splash at the instant I flipped the switch. I was hoping the speed increases more slowly but that was just my wish. I suppose the quiet version that Vitamix has would be more ear soothing but I am ok with my current one. Everything else has been great so far after 1 week of use. Thank you JL H. and Vitamix.

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I LOVE MY NEW BLENDER!!!!! March 7, 2016
Reviewer: Kathleen Biesinger from St Charles, MO United States  
The latest addition to our family has arrived!!! He weights a healthy 12 pounds 3 ounces and is 20 inches long.  He is already making a very happy purr.  How is it possible to already love someone so small and new? (He LOVES his warm bubble baths)   My son highly  recommended this blender and I am so happy I listened to him.  I have gone through several other blenders and decided to buy a more heavy duty machine.  I have not been disappointed with my purchase.  thanks Vitamix!!!

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Good power January 8, 2016
Reviewer: Andrea Holcomb from Vista, CA United States  
I like this machine but the first one burned up during the warranty period.  The company fixed it quickly, hope this will not happen again.

I really love jl Hufford, great service!!!

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