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Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 Blender Model 1005

SKU: ap068

Product Dimensions: 20" high x 8" wide x 9" deep

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

Commercial version of the popular Vitamix 5200 but with 3 HP instead of 2! More power!

Vita-Prep produces silky smooth purees, grinding whole spices and grains, chopping vegetables and more. Vita-Prep outlasts other blenders 3 to 1, and for many well-known chefs, the Vita-Prep has become essential in the back-of-the-house commercial kitchens.

Vita-Mix welcomes you to try the most powerful blender and food processor on the market. The Vita-Prep 3 boasts a powerful 3 HP motor that will tear through the heaviest and thickest ingredients with ease. Already known as the high-speed king, the Vita-Prep 3 especially excels at low-speed operations when you only wish to lightly chop foods without totally liquefying them. Grind meats for pate or chop tough vegetables for authentic Mexican salsa without overheating! Use the variable speed for perfect purees, savory soups and delicious frozen treats. The Vita-Prep 3 is NSF-Certified to ensure the highest level of food safety in your kitchen.

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Most Available Power

The heart of the Vita-Mix® Vita-Prep 3 is its 3 horsepower motor. It is designed to provide sufficient power and torque to chop, grind, and blend the toughest ingredients at any speed, not necessarily just to simply spin faster. The Vita-Prep 3 shines at both low and high speeds and with extremely thick and bulky ingredients. When other blenders may not have enough power to even get started, the Vita-Prep 3 will not hesitate at all. And with its variable speed, it will give you the control to leave your ingredients in a chunky state or to liquefy them with ease. The Vita-Mix Vita-Prep 3 is also available in the less powerful 2 HP model, the Vita-Prep.

Easy Food Processing

Your kitchen staff can start using Vita-Mix® 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 purées 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 Vita-Mix 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 Vita-Mix 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 “feel”!

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 Vita-Mix 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 Vita-Mix 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. Vita-Mix strongly recommends using the Dry Blade Assembly if dry chopping or dry grinding is primary purpose for your Vita-Mix 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 Vita-Mix 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 Vita-Mix 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 Vita-Mix machines, this Vita-Prep 3 is built to last. It comes with a 3-year warranty against defects in parts and workmanship which includes a 1-year labor service contract. (Other warranties may apply outside the US and Canada.)

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