CLEVELAND – Vitamix®, a world leader in high-performance blending equipment for commercial and home use, has been named the Best in Class Overall beverage blender for the eighth consecutive year by the readers of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) magazine. In addition to the Overall designation, Vitamix was also named Best in Class by Dealers, Operators and Consultants.

The annual Best in Class awards recognize industry manufacturers with products or services that provide superior value to their customers. FE&S subscribers evaluate manufacturers on seven key attributes: product quality, product value, product design and aesthetics, service and support, sales representation, product inventory and availability, and product information accessibility. These individuals – who include foodservice operators, dealers and consultants – then prioritize the seven factors in order of importance and rate each individual company within the given product categories. FE&S uses the resulting data to determine Best in Class winners.

“Foodservice operators, dealers and consultants know firsthand that when your reputation is on the line every day – with every plate – you need the very best equipment working for you,” said Lisa Klein, vice president of Commercial Sales for Vitamix. “Vitamix equipment is designed and tested to stand up to repeated, heavy use, in even the most demanding applications. This award is great validation of the work we have put in to ensure that our machines offer unparalleled performance.”

A leader in commercial blending, Vitamix and its products have been recognized by a wide variety of industry awards through the years. The company places customer needs at the center of product development and purpose-driven innovation.

For more information on the 2016 Best in Class awards, or to view a full list of winners, please visit For additional information on Vitamix commercial products, please visit

About Vitamix
The Vitamix family of companies is privately held and family-owned and -operated. Founded in 1921, Vitamix manufactures high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. Its commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs say their Vitamix machines are as important to them as their knives. The company developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s, which ignited the smoothie movement, and has been named the Best in Class Overall beverage blender for eight consecutive years by readers of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. Vitamix continues to win awards for innovation in its products, which are known worldwide for their performance, versatility and ease of use, and are available in approximately 140 countries. The company is headquartered in Olmsted Township, Ohio, near Cleveland. For more information, please visit

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