Did Vitamix eat your tamper?
It’s so funny, yet scary how fast the Vitamix tamper turns into a toast.
At a time when you are preparing your delicious quick-fix smoothie. But forget to put on the lid!
Or maybe, you ‘passively’ remove the lid and use the tamper to push down the pieces of ingredients caught between the lid and the side of the pitcher.
And in such a scenario, ruining your smoothie should be the least of your worries.
Well, on a lazy morning, it would be my MAJOR concern!
Thankfully you can easily order for a Vitamix replacement tamper.
But before you do that, hear this first…
5 Ways To Easily Ruin Your Vitamix Tamper in Less Than 2 Seconds
Blending Without The Lid
It tops the ruin-your-tamper list! The good news is that the tamper features a design that has been engineered to break before the blender does. But blending the stick means that you will also ruin whatever you were making. Think about the shredded tiny plastic pieces!
And in case you say you will be extra careful not to use the tamper, your kitchen countertop might not be spared. To blend without the lid, you will need to put the machine in the lowest setting. Or you will end up sending the content all over your kitchen.
TIP: The hole on the jar lid and the tamper length is designed to allow it to reach just near the blades without touching them. Taking off the lid means there is nothing that stops it from hitting the blades.
So if you happen to have made this mistake you might need to consider a Vitamix replacement tamper, plus put extra care the next time you consider using your blender with the lid off!
Using a Classic Tamper in Low-Profile Jars
This is a no-brainer! While the likelihood of you using the classic tamper in the low-profile jar is close to zero, there is a chance you might end up doing this if you’re not extra careful.
Not Letting Your Peanuts Cool Before Blending!
Time is not on our side. So we always say. And go ahead to toss roasted peanuts into the blender before they cool down completely.
I know this sounds weird to some, but you will be surprised how many people are impatient to let the nuts cool down completely.
And in the end, you have nuts that are hot enough to melt down the last few centimeters of the tamper. At times, your blender jar might not be spared!
TIP: The tamper won’t melt in hot soup if you’re now thinking about that after reading this. Roasted nuts out of the oven are significantly hotter than your HOT SOUP could ever get. Soup has water that keeps the temperatures from going above the boiling point. Needless to say, I don’t see the reason behind using a tamper in soup!
Pushing Down The Tamper Too Hard
The lid has been designed to prevent the tamper stick from reaching the blades. However, pushing it too hard can bend down the plastic lid. A situation where the tamper might end up getting into contact with the blades. Nonetheless, such a scenario is very rear!
Stepping On the Tamper Stick
One of the design failures of the Vitamix tamper stick is having the stick without flat edges. The round-design easily rolls on your counter and ends up falling on the kitchen floor. Since its interior is hollow, landing your weight on it will easily send it to the ‘garbage bin’.
What Vitamix Tamper Replacement Do You Need?
Now that you will be extra careful the next time you put a tamper in your Vitamix blender container, it’s time to find a replacement.
If your Vitamix tamper broke, the most reasonable move is to visit their online shop and order a new one. But I hate to tell you that this isn’t the smartest move. And before you dispute, hear out my reasons:
First, some of the verified buyers who order a replacement complain about their inferior quality. That’s compared to the original product. And while a sizable percentage complement their excellent build-design, you don’t really know if you’ll end up with one of their poor quality sticks.
Second, there are better alternatives out there…
Such as the Tamperla™ Blender Tamper. A revolutionary product that features an ingenious design. It is the remedy to all the Vitamix tamper’s shortcomings.
Tamperla™ packs 10 unique features in one stick! Including the flat-edges that give it an anti-roll design.
It comes in three sizes that not only fits all the different Vitamix jars but virtually all the blender jars out there. Including Blendtec, Oster, Ninja, and KitchenAid.
Whats Makes Tamperla™ the No. 1 Vitamix Tamper Replacement Stick?
- An inbuilt scoop that gives you all the reasons to put back the spatula in the deepest corner of your kitchen cabinet.
- A squeegee-edge that offers you a clever way to ‘get-out’ every bit of your delicious smoothie out of the container.
- Self-standing tamper-base so you don’t have to spend extra buckaroos on buying the Vitamix tamper holder.
- A drip trench that ensures your kitchen counter remains sparkling clean even when you place the tamper in the self-standing position.
- Teaspoon and tablespoon measurements that have been ingeniously engraved in the tamper scoop. No need to get your spoons dirty when measuring ingredients like protein powder, honey, and coconut oil.
- A handle with an in-built 0.75-oz mini-cup that doubles as half the shot-glass. What a way to make precise measurements of tequila, water, and milk.
- A well-engineered handle that really grips. It won’t slip off your hands even when scooping thick concoctions like almond butter and banana oatmeal.
- One stick that works in multiple Vitamix blenders. Tamperla™ comes in three different sizes*.
- It comes in four different colors: blue, black, red, and grey.
- Can fit other blenders including the Tamperla™ Short tamper that fits in any Blendtec jar along with most of the generic blender containers out there.
*The 3 Different Tamperla™ Blender Tamper Sticks
- Tamperla™ Classic – Designed to fit the 64-oz classic/standard Vitamix jar. But can work with the 32-oz dry/wet, 40-oz, and 48-oz jars.
- Tamperla™ Low-Pro – Designed to fit the 64-oz Low Profile Vitamix container. Plus the 32-oz dry/wet, 40-oz, and 48-oz jars.
- Tamperla™ Short – Designed for Blendtec containers and virtually all the other blender jars that aren’t Vitamix.
NOTE: The Tamperla™ features a double-collar design, with a secondary-flange that allows for its use with the smaller Vitamix containers.
Wondering how you can get your Tamperla™ Vitamix tamper replacement today? Worry no more…
Plus, as a little thanks for being a part of the Blender Tampers family use the coupon code BLENDERTAMPERS and get 20% OFF your purchase.
That’s a 20% Discount for all the sticks you purchase! And hey, they come with a lifetime warranty.
Getting Your Replacement from Vitamix
You might still not be 100% convinced to get the Tamperla™ Vitamix replacement tamper.
And YES, this is very okay!
The good news is that Vitamix has replacement tampers that you can easily order from Amazon.
Keep in mind that there are three different Vitamix tampers. These are the Classic, Mini, and Low-Profile. They all come in black colors.
Vitamix Classic Tamper
Designed for the tall/narrow 64-oz classic jar. That’s the container that comes with the 5200 and other similar models.
TIP: The classic tamper can still work with the 48-oz and 32-oz jars since it features a secondary flange.
Vitamix Low-Profile Tamper
Designed for the short/wide 64-oz jar that comes with the G-Series blenders. It’s also the ideal tamper for the S-Series 40-oz container.
It’s the smallest Vitamix tamper. You can use it with the 48-oz and 32-oz Vitamix jars.
Safety Tips to Consider When Vitamix Eats Your Tamper
- Double-check to ensure the blades are still sturdy. TIP: Not unless you were blending while concentrating on other stuff and you happened to finish the task without knowing you have toasted the tamper, the blades should remain intact.
- Throw-away your delicious smoothie. No matter how wonderful you think you made it taste! No matter how ‘favorite’ the ingredients were, everything goes down the drain. Your health comes first!
- Throw-away the shredded tamper. I know! You are currently saying it’s just a small gouge. Just a scratch! But, I’m here to remind you that the inside of the stick is hollow, and just a small hole would make it essentially impossible to keep clean.
Hey, the Tamperla™ Love Is Rapidly Spreading Out There…
These are some of the experiences blender and smoothie enthusiasts are having when using the Tamperla™ Vitamix replacement tamper.
“I received my blender stick a couple of months ago. It has been the only one I am now using. I love all the great features! It has worked out wonderfully for simple measurements so that I don’t have extra dishes to wash. The stand-up feature with the drip tray has eliminated extra messes to clean. And the feature I love the best is that it isn’t round, so it doesn’t roll, but instead helps to scrape the contents out of the Vitamix easily. I also received a scraper tool that is stiff enough to help get everything out of the corners and under the blades. It has worked out perfectly. I would definitely recommend the blender tool and the scraper to anyone who owns a Vitamix!” – Rita.
“I love this far more than the original tamper that came with the Vitamix! It fits perfectly. Love the spoon feature too. When my first order got delivered to the wrong address, even though it was not Nate’ s fault, he immediately sent me a new one out and included the scraper tool in it free! I can’t say enough about the customer service. My original tamper is going in the garage. This one is handy for everything and will be my daily use!” – Beth.
“I love the blender stick! I use the spoon at the end to measure out and scoop flax seeds in my smoothies and the spatula part to scrap out the last bits of what’s in my blender. It’s nice to have one utensil for different uses. But my favorite feature is its ability to stand on the counter without making a mess. Brilliant!“ – Tracy.
“It matches my blender with its beautiful red color. It scrapes better than the original and the measuring and no drip and especially the no roll features are great. Who hasn’t watched a smoothie covered tamper roll off the counter onto the floor and splatter everything? Not me, not anymore 🙂” – Rhonda.
“I LOVE kitchen gadgets and if they have more than one use they are even better! The Blender Stick is not only great because it keeps my counter clean and drip-free, but the shape of the tip helps get more of my smoothie into the glass and also fits the spout of my container, where the original doesn’t. Great design!” – Lisa.
“I received my blender stick a few days ago and wanted to try it a few days before reviewing. I love it! The design is great and the handle fits comfortably in my hand. I also LOVE that it is self-standing and has the drip tray as that was always a huge frustration to have the tamper rolling around and dripping everywhere when I needed to take it out to add additional ingredients to my Vitamix. I also received a bonus spatula that is just the right size to reach all of the corners and under blades to get out everything. Love it! I will be enjoying this for many years to come.” – Tara.
“Just when you think that nothing could be handier than the tampers that came with my Vitamix, along comes the Tamperla™ Blender Stick! First, one size fits my 64 oz. low profile container, the 32 oz. wet container and the dry container. I love how the stick stands up and drips are caught in the drip trench – no mess! This efficient and clever tool is a welcome addition to my Vitamix blending adventures. While you’re choosing the right color for you, be sure to check out the narrow spatulas. They efficiently get down the ‘ribs’ of the canisters and maneuver around the blades somewhat to get out more of the blended goodness.” – Diane.
“I love the Tamperla™! It has so many uses other than just a blender tamper. I like the silicone material, the great colors, and I use it all the time now instead of my old tamper. It’s so many tools in one. They are a must to have with my blender.” – Jackie.