F O O D S E R V I C E
Owner’s Manual
Read And Save These Instructions
®
Blending Station MP
Maximum Performance
Commercial Blender
All Models
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
1. Read all instructions.
2. To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put motor base in
water or other liquid.
3. Close adult supervision is necessary when machine is used by or
near children.
4. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet when the Vita-Mix® machine is
not in use, before disassembling, when putting on or taking off parts,
and before cleaning, other than washing the container.
5. Never contact moving parts, especially the blades.
6. Do not operate any machine with a damaged cord or plug, if the
machine malfunctions, or has been dropped or damaged in any manner.
In the US and Canada, call Vita-Mix Technical Support, 800-886-5235
at once for examination, repair, possible replacement, or electrical or
mechanical adjustment. If you live outside the United States or
Canada, contact your local Vita-Mix Distributor, or telephone the
Vita-Mix International Division at +1.440.782.2450 or email
international@vitamix.com for a distributor in your country.
7. Do not use attachments not recommended or sold by Vita-Mix Corporation.
Doing so will void the warranty. Alteration or modification of this product
in any form is not recommended as such may result in bodily injury.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let the power cord hang over edge of table or counter.
10. Do not place the machine on or near a hot gas or electrical burner, in a
heated oven, or allow machine to touch hot surfaces. External heat
sources can damage the machine.
11. Keep hands and utensils out of container while motor is running
to prevent the possibility of severe personal injury and/or damage
to the Vita-Mix machine. A rubber spatula may be used, but only
when the Vita-Mix machine is not running.
12. WARNING: Blade is sharp. Handle carefully.
• Never try to remove blade while container is sitting on the motor base.
• Do not operate with loose, nicked or damaged blade – replace
immediately.
• To reduce the risk of personal injury, never place blade assembly on
motor base without blender container properly attached.
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13. The maximum normal load is equivalent to the ounces (liters) listed
on the container, i.e., 48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr., and substantially less with thick
mixtures.
14. Always operate the Vita-Mix machine with a lid in place.
15. Display window area will scratch when contacted with a scouring pad or
sharp object. Use a soft cloth to wipe the control panel area clean.
16. The Blending Station cannot be cleaned with a water jet.
17. It is recommended that for a 120 VAC unit installation, you have at least
one 20 amp outlet per machine, available within 6 ft. / 1.8 m of the
Blending Station. 220 VAC and 100 VAC units require a dedicated line.
Consult an electrician for proper electrical needs.
18. CAUTION: Turn power OFF or unplug the machine before touching
movable parts. Shut OFF power switch at night or whenever machine
will be left unattended.
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Enjoy the safety of this grounded machine. The Vita-Mix blender’s
U.S. power cord comes equipped with a three-prong (grounding) plug which
mates with a standard three-prong wall outlet (Figure A). This cord will
vary for countries outside the United States.
Adapters (Figure B) are available for two-prong outlets. Do not cut or
remove the third (ground) prong from the plug or power cord.
Consult your electrician if you are not sure if the wall outlet is grounded
through the building wiring. With a properly grounded two-prong wall outlet,
ground the machine by attaching the tab on the adapter to the wall outlet
cover by means of the screw in the center of the cover (Figure B).
THREE PRONG
ADAPTERS ARE
NOT TO BE USED
IN CANADA.
Figure A
Figure B
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C ontrol Panel
Display Window
Speed Control
Start/Stop
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Six Factory Pre-Set
Programs
Owner Controls
High/Low Pulse
Blending Station MP
®
ON/OFF Power Switch - Located on the side of the motor base, the ON/OFF
switch controls the power to the machine. While plugged in, switch to ON to ready
the machine for blending. Shut OFF the power switch at night or whenever the
machine will be left unattended.
START/STOP Button - Pressing START/STOP once starts and runs the machine
and turns the blade. Press the START/STOP button again to stop the machine and
the blade. NOTE: Pressing one of the PRE-SET PROGRAM buttons, while the
motor is running, will also stop the machine.
SPEED CONTROL Button - Press the ▲ button to gradually increase the speed
of the blade in increments of 1%, up to 100%. Press the ▼ button to gradually
decrease the speed of the blade in increments of 1%, down to 7%. SPEED
CONTROL is used to set the blending speed of the PULSE buttons (see
Instructions, page 15) and the START/STOP button (see Instructions, pages 15-16).
NOTE: These settings will reset if the power is shut off.
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PRE-SET PROGRAM Buttons - These buttons, numbered 1 thru 6, are
pre-programmed blending cycles designed for the most commonly made drinks.
Depending on the viscosity of the drink you are creating, pressing one of the six
PRE-SET PROGRAM buttons will run the machine for a full cycle. The machine will
stop by itself when the cycle is complete. A cycle varies in speed and length; see the
Instructions on page 14 for a complete description of the range of each PRE-SET button.
See page 6 for information on Custom Programming these six buttons.
Due to the difference of recipes, your results may vary.
DISPLAY WINDOW - This area, depending on which button is pressed, displays a
variety of operation messages. A “READY” message appears when there is power to
the machine.
OWNER CONTROLS - A control panel accessible by pressing the Vita-Mix logo.
• Press once to reveal the mode message. Press button
READY
1 then 6 within five seconds to continue. Once the correct code
is entered, the display will indicate the motor temperature
(NORM, WARM, HOT), a usage count and a total. The
“COUNT” is a machine usage total and can be reset. This
MODE
can be used to keep a count of the number of drinks sold in
a week, day or even an hour. To clear, press and hold the
START/STOP button for 5 seconds. The “TOTAL” keeps track
TEMP COUNT TOTAL
NORM
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100
of the machine usage, including production and testing, and
cannot be cleared.
•
Press twice to reveal the name of the program controlling
VITA-MIX SMOOTHIE
PROGRAM
the PRE-SET buttons. If you are using the MP settings,
this will read VITA-MIX SMOOTHIE PROGRAM.
•
Press a third time to reveal an option to reset the
4 TO OVERWRITE
CURRENT PROGRAM
PRE-SET buttons to the original factory settings.
• Press a fourth time to exit and continue blending.
HIGH/LOW PULSE Button - The PULSE provides a quick increase or decrease in
speed of the blade when blending or refreshing a drink. Press H to increase the
motor to speeds that range from 51%-100%. Press L to decrease the motor speed
down to a range of 50% -7%. The PULSE button will override the running program
as long as it is depressed. Once released, the original program continues its cycle.
• The PULSE High (H) and Low (L) speed is set by using the SPEED
CONTROL buttons. To set, while pressing and holding a PULSE button,
press the SPEED CONTROL ▲ or ▼ button until the desired motor speed
is reached. The PULSE speed will remain at this setting until changed again
with the SPEED CONTROL buttons.
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C ustom Programming
The Blending Station® MP is packaged with a smoothie programming chip. Please
keep the chip in a safe, easily accessible spot and always keep it in the original
package. This chip is used to program your machine with the six smoothie
programs optimized for the XP container. Although your machine comes from the
factory pre-set, follow these instructions when using the supplied programming
chip, in the event your machines PRE-SET buttons were altered.
Programming your On-Counter Blending Station
MP PRE-SET Buttons
1. Turn the machine on.
2. Remove the container and lift the front of the machine
so that you can see the programming port.
3. Facing the front of the machine, insert the custom
programmed chip (with the silver contact bars up and
the words, “THIS SIDE FACING TO THE FRONT OF
THE MACHINE” toward you) into the port located below
the label area. Push gently until the chip engages into
the port. The display window will read “NEW MODULE.”
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Custom
Programmed
Chip
4. Within 10 seconds, the six PRE-SET buttons will be re-programmed and the
display window will read “SAVED” then “READY.” If the above programming steps
are taken and the custom programming does not appear with the first blend cycle,
turn the chip 180˚ (side-to-side) and try again.
5. Remove the programming chip, return it to the original package and store in a safe,
easily accessible spot.
6. Press one of the six PRE-SET buttons to reveal, in the display window, the name of
the program/drink.
Programming your In-Counter Blending Station MP
PRE-SET Buttons
1. Turn the machine on.
2. Remove the container and lift the machine from the bottom edges to reveal the
motor and housing area. With the machine facing towards you, locate the slot
underneath on the right hand side of the machine between the motor and the
outer wall.
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3. Facing the front of the machine, insert the
custom programmed chip (with the silver
contact bars up and the words, “THIS SIDE
FACING TO THE FRONT OF THE MACHINE”
toward you) into the port located below the
label area. Push gently until the chip engages
into the port. The display window will read
“NEW MODULE.”
4. Within 10 seconds, the six PRE-SET
buttons will be re-programmed and the
display window will read “SAVED” then
“READY.”
5. Remove the programming chip, return it to
the original package and store in a safe, easily
accessible spot.
6. Press one of the six PRE-SET buttons to
In-Counter
Custom
Hole
Programmed
reveal, in the display window, the name of
Chip
the program/drink.
7. Carefully place the Blending Station MP motor back into the hole in the counter.
CE
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Resetting the PRE-SET Buttons to the Original
Factory Settings
CAUTION: Please read all steps before reprogramming. Resetting the
PRE-SET PROGRAM buttons will revert the six program buttons to times
that are not optimized for the XP container. Use the program chip
supplied with your machine and follow the instructions on page 6 for
programming your machine with the correct XP programs.
1. Press the OWNER CONTROLS button (Vita-Mix logo). “MODE” will appear in
the display window. Press the PRE-SET buttons 1 and then 6. The display
window will say “COUNT TEMP TOTAL.”
2. Press the Vita-Mix logo two more times to reveal the instructions on resetting the
PRE-SET buttons.
3. Press and hold button 4 until the display window reads “RESTORING PLEASE
WAIT.” The PRE-SET buttons are now reset to the original factory settings.
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L id and Cover Assembly
To secure lid plug, rotate
it so one tab locks
between the notches on
top of rubber lid
NOTE: Outside the United States and Canada,
your Blending Station® MP may come with a different
container configuration.
Two-Piece Lid
48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. Xtreme Performance (XP) Container
The two-piece lid is easy to clean and
Lift lid tabs
easy to put on, take off and seal.
to remove lid
• To remove a fully latched lid, lift the
two tabs and pull upward and off.
• Twist the center lid plug to fasten or remove.
Figure A
NOTE: Blending Station MP machines are optimized for use with the Vita-Mix
48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. Xtreme Performance (XP) container. Use of Vita-Mix Standard
containers (48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. or compact 32 oz. / 0.9 Ltr.) may require programming
adjustments. The 48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. Xtreme Performance (XP) container may not work
with earlier Vita-Mix models. The 64 oz. / 2.0 Ltr. standard container will not fit in the
compact cover used on the Blending Station MP. Call Vita-Mix
Port on
Customer Service or your distributor for more information.
top of
OnePiece
Lid
One-Piece Lid
(optional)
48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. Xtreme Performance (XP) Container
The one-piece lid is easy to clean and easy to put on,
take off and seal.
• There is no lid plug for this lid.
• Add ingredients through port on top.
Figure B – Top and Side view
Compact Cover
Cover Door:
1. The Cover Door can be removed by opening it until
the door is horizontal. Then, gently
spread the sides of the door over
the round hinges and remove.
2. To reinstall the Cover Door, gently
spread the sides of the door and
place the door hinge cutouts over
the round hinges.
Figure C
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Back Cover:
1. To remove the Back Cover from the Blending
Station:
a. First remove the Cover Door from the unit
as described above.
b. Remove the two (2) Back Cover mounting
screws from the rear of the machine (see
Figure D).
c. From the rear of the machine, firmly push the
bottom of the cover forward (towards the
Control Panel), keeping the bottom edge of the
cover against the Motor Base. DO NOT tilt or
strike the cover during removal.
d. Slide forward until the side latches on the front
of the cover are released from the Motor Base
(see Figure E). DO NOT strike the cover to
“pop” the side latches from their tracks.
Doing so will cause damage. The cover must
only be removed by sliding it forward
(towards the Control Panel).
Figure D
Figure E
2. To replace the Back Cover on the Blending Station:
a. Place the Back Cover on the Motor Base
approximately one 1 inch / 2.4 cm forward of its
normal position.
b. Slide the cover towards the back of the machine
(away from the Control Panel). Make sure the
Figure F
side latches slide into their tracks.
c. Push until back of cover is seated against the
Motor Base (see Figure F). Make sure the Back
Cover is fully seated in the back and the side
latches are in their grooves before inserting and tightening the
mounting screws.
d. Replace and firmly hand-tighten the two (2) Back Cover mounting screws
(see Figure D). DO NOT over-tighten or use any tools to tighten. DO
NOT use the mounting screws to pull the Back Cover into position.
Doing so will cause damage.
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I nstallation
In-Counter Blending Station MP
Preparing the Counter Area:
• Before cutting holes, make sure that there is adequate clearance under the counter
for the motor. The motor will extend about 5.67 in. / 14.4 cm below the counter but
it is best to allow at least 10 in. / 25.4 cm from the under-counter to shelves or any
other equipment under the counter. Also, when using the removable cover design,
the back of the hole must be at least 4.25 in. / 10.8 cm from any wall to allow for
cover door clearance.
• An extra 4 in. / 10.16 cm of open space above the top of the cover will be needed
for placement and removal of the In-Counter machine and for custom programming
the six PRE-SET buttons.
• If installing unit into a closed cabinet, including cabinets with a curtain or extended
skirt, a 4 in. / 10.16 cm diameter flexible vinyl duct (dryer hose) must be used to
vent exhaust. Attach the vinyl duct to the bottom exhaust by forcing the end of the
hose over the exhaust baffle of the unit. Run the vinyl duct out of the cabinet for
proper ventilation. Do not vent hose into a wall, ceiling or a concealed space
of a building or cabinet. Multiple units should not vent to a common
manifold unit but to separate places with separate vent ducts.
DO NOT use hose clamps or equivalent to attach exhaust hose on machine.
• When cutting holes for placement of multiple In-Counter units, position the edge of
the machines at least 12 in. / 30.48 cm apart to ensure quick cleaning and proper
venting between machines.
• It is recommended that for a 120 VAC unit In-Counter installation, you have at least
one 20 amp outlet per machine under the counter, available within 6 ft. / 1.8 m of
the Blending Station MP. 220 VAC and 100 VAC units require a dedicated line.
Consult an electrician for proper electrical needs.
• The In-Counter Blending Station also requires a gasket (provided in the
machine’s original package) to be placed between the machine and the counter.
See page 12 for instructions.
• Refer to the Vita-Mix Blending Station In-Counter Template (provided in the
machine’s original package) for detailed installation guidelines and a template.
NOTE: The area below the counter must have adequate ventaliation to provide
air circulation around each motor. This will prolong the life of your Blending
Station. If storing powders, mixes, sugars, etc., make sure containers are tightly
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sealed. The intake and exhaust air caused by the Blending Station will disperse
any loose products within the cabinet and unit.
DO NOT strike the blender when removing from the counter.
On-Counter and In-Counter Blending Station MP
Electrical Requirements:
• 120 VAC • 50/60 Hz • 15 Amps
The 120 VAC Blending Station MP is built using a U.S. three-prong grounded
cord. 20 amp outlet per machine is recommended.
• 220/240 VAC • 50/60 Hz • 1300-1550 Watts
• 100 VAC (Japan) • 50/60 Hz • 1000 Watts
Dimensions:
On-Counter
• 19.5 in. / 49.5 cm high with lid closed
• 26.75 in. / 67.94 cm high with lid open
• Depth: 10.5 in. / 26.67 cm with handle
• Width: 9.5 in. / 24.13 cm
In-Counter
• 15 in. / 38.1 cm high with lid closed
• 22.25 in. / 56.52 cm high with lid open
• Depth: 12.5 in. / 31.75 cm with handle
• Width: 9 in. / 22.86 cm
• Depth below counter: 5.67 in. / 14.4 cm
9.5 in./ 24.13 cm
9 in./ 22.86 cm
22.25 in. /
67.94 cm
15 in. /
38.1 cm
26.75 in. /
67.94 cm
19.5 in. /
49.5 cm
4.25 in. /
10.8 cm
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4.25 in. /
10.8 cm
12.5 in. /
31.75 cm
MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
10.5 in. /
26.67 cm
5.67 in. /
14.4 cm
Recommended distance between machines and underhang or wall: 12 in. / 30.48 cm
from the edge of each machine or as far apart as possible.
UNDERHANG OR WALL
12 in. / 30.48 cm
12 in. / 30.48 cm
12 in. / 30.48 cm
IN-COUNTER
HOLE
Additional Unit
(if applicable)
Cut
5.5 in. / 13.97 cm
wide x
7.5 in. / 19.05 cm
deep
Additional Unit
(if applicable)
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I n-Counter Gasket
Gasket Installation Instructions:
1. Follow the instructions on page 10 for preparing the counter area for the
installation of your In-Counter Blending Station.® Also, use the Template Sheet
(provided in your machine’s original package) to assist you in the placement and
ventilation of your machine.
2. Unplug the machine. Lay the machine on its back with the motor pointing toward
you. Allow 1-2 in. / 3-5 cm of the motor base to hang over the edge of the counter
top to facilitate easy fitting of the gasket.
3. Slide the power cord through the gasket, with the groove of the gasket pointing
toward the machine base.
4. Starting at one corner of the motor base, press the gasket onto the motor base
so that the groove in the gasket seats itself onto the stepped bottom edge of the
motor base (see Figure B).
5. Working around the bottom edge of the motor base, press the gasket onto the motor
base until the entire perimeter of the gasket is firmly attached to the motor base.
6. Carefully place the machine into the hole in the counter.
7. Be sure that the gasket is properly seated on the motor base and against the
counter top.
NOTE: DO NOT secure the machine to the counter with bonding materials.
This gasket was designed to protect your machine from water
damage and to reduce noise. Failure to properly install this gasket
could result in moisture damage.
Back
Front
Figure A
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Figure B
B lending Tips
1. If your recipe freezes up, try reducing the amount of ice. Compared to other
blenders, you do not need as much ice to make an equally frozen drink in a
Blending Station® MP.
2. Place liquids and soft foods in your container first. Hard items and ice should
be placed last.
3. Whole, hard or frozen ingredients should be small. Solid frozen fruit is
extremely difficult to blend. For best results, use semi-frozen fruit. Using same
size batches of semi-frozen fruit and ice will keep your drinks consistent. If you
notice chunks, reevaluate the batch size.
4. When creating recipes, always allow for enough liquid to ease the blending
process. For recipes with minimal liquid, use the SPEED CONTROL buttons to
run the machine on its lowest settings until it is processing smoothly. Finish
blending by using one of the Pre-Set Programs that best matches the
drink’s viscosity.
Maintenance Tips:
• NEVER bang the container against a surface to loosen the ingredients.
Remove the container from the base and use a rubber spatula to remove thick
mixtures from the bottom of your container.
• NEVER shake or rattle a container while in use.
• NEVER remove the container before the machine has come to a complete stop.
• NEVER start the motor before the container is in place.
Important: Check your blades daily for loose, nicked or missing parts.
If you find something is loose, nicked or missing, replace the blade
assembly before use. Do not tighten hex-headed screw (on top of
blade assembly). If loose, replace blade assembly.
The instructions appearing in this Owner’s Manual cannot cover
every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common
sense and caution must be practiced when operating and
maintaining any appliance.
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I nstructions
Blending Station® MP Instructions Using the Six
PRE-SET Program Buttons
The following is the basic XP setting of the six PRE-SET buttons for the Blending
Station MP machines. These programs, numbered 1 through 6, are blending cycles
designed for the most commonly made drinks. Depending on the viscosity of the
drink you are creating, selecting one of the PRE-SET programs will run the machine
for a full cycle. The machine will stop by itself when the cycle is complete. A cycle
varies in speed and length. Your machine’s PRE-SET options may differ due to
program revisions or if your machine was programmed specifically for your business.
Due to the difference of recipes, your results may also vary.
• Button 1: (:13) Blends thin drinks with just juice and ice. Button 1 will ramp the
blending speed to high (87%) for 13 seconds.
• Button 2: (:18) Blends light coffee drinks. Button 2 will ramp the blending speed
to high for 18 seconds.
• Button 3: (:20) Creates a specialty drink with a thick viscosity. Button 3
will ramp the blending speed to high for 20 seconds.
• Button 4: (:15) This cycle is good for ice cream and regular coffee drinks.
Button 4 increases to medium speed for 5 seconds and then ramps up slowly to
high for 10 seconds.
• Button 5: (:20) Blend a regular smoothie on high. Button 5 increases to
medium speed for 10 seconds and then ramps up slowly to high for 10 seconds.
• Button 6: (:25) Blend thick frozen fruits & hard ingredients for a thick but
consistent smoothie. Button 6 increases to medium speed for 10 seconds and
then ramps up slowly to high for 15 seconds.
1. Place liquids and soft foods in the container first, solid items and ice last. Although
not necessary for processing, you may want to cut or break food into smaller
pieces for more precise measuring of ingredients. Thawed or partially thawed fruit
is recommended. Button 5 or 6 is recommended for heavy-duty blending.
2. Set the container on the motor base by aligning it over the centering pad
anchored to the base. (Motor must be completely stopped before positioning
container.) Containers are not to be used for hard, dry materials. Avoid running
your machine with the container empty.
3. Always use a lid when blending.
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4. Plug the machine into the nearest outlet (if unplugged). Press the ON/OFF switch
to ON. Select desired programmed setting by pressing any of the PRE-SET
buttons 1 through 6. The machine will immediately begin to cycle through the
selected program and turn off when the program is complete. Each button has a
different pre-selected combination of speed and length for blending.
5. Once one of the six PRE-SET program buttons is pushed, the machine will start
and stop automatically. By pressing another PRE-SET button or the START/STOP
button, the machine will stop the blending cycle.
WARNING: If you detect a change in the sound of the machine or if a hard or
foreign object comes into contact with the blades, do not serve the drink. Inspect
your blade assembly for loose, nicked or missing parts. If parts are loose, missing
or nicked, replace with a new blade assembly. (See page 17.)
6. During any of the blending cycles, by pressing the PULSE H button, the speed of
the blending can increase up to 100% of the motor speed. By pressing the
PULSE L button during a blending cycle, the speed of the motor can be decreased
down to 7%. Once released, the motor speed will revert back to the blending cycle
of the PRE-SET program.
NOTE: Use the SPEED CONTROL buttons to set the speed of the PULSE buttons.
For example, when the H or L PULSE button is pressed and held, by simultaneously
pressing and holding the ▲ or ▼ SPEED CONTROL button, the motor speed will
increase or decrease in 1% increments. When the SPEED CONTROL button is
released, the PULSE button will remain set at the selected speed until altered with the
SPEED CONTROL buttons.
7. When the cycle is complete, the blender stops. Wait until blade comes to a
complete stop before removing the lid and/or container from the motor base.
8. Remove the container, pour, garnish and serve the drink.
9. Press the ON/OFF switch to OFF when not in use.
Blending Station® MP Instructions Using the
START/STOP and SPEED CONTROL Buttons
Although using the PRE-SET PROGRAM buttons is highly recommended for the best
drink, occasionally a drink may need special attention. By using the START/STOP
button and the SPEED CONTROL button, you can manually control the speed of the
Blending Station MP.
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I nstructions
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15
1. Follow steps 1 through 3 of “Blending Station® MP Instructions Using the
Six Pre-Set Program Buttons” section on page 14.
2. The speed of the motor can be changed with:
• the motor on:
• the motor off:
– With the container in place, press the
– Press the ▲ or ▼ buttons
START/STOP button. The machine
until the desired speed
percentage is displayed.
will begin blending.
100% is the highest setting
– While the machine is running,
and 7% is the lowest setting.
press the ▲ or ▼ buttons
– When the START/STOP button is
until the desired speed
pressed, the motor will ramp
percentage is displayed.
quickly to that speed.
100% is the highest setting
– Blending can be stopped by
and 7% is the lowest setting.
pressing the START/STOP
– Release the SPEED CONTROL
button at any time.
button and the motor will now
run at the desired speed.
– The blending can be stopped by
pressing the START/STOP button.
3. The PULSE button can also be used to quickly increase the motor speed or
decrease the motor speed. (See HIGH/LOW PULSE button description on page 5.)
4. When finished blending, press the START/STOP button to stop the motor.
Wait until blade comes to a complete stop before removing the lid
and/or container from the motor base.
5. Remove the container, pour, garnish and serve the drink.
NOTE: On all units, the built-in thermal protector keeps track of how hot the motor
gets and will warn the user and eventually shut down the motor if the motor is
overheating. When overheated, the display will instruct the user to remove the
container and run the machine until cool. This takes about two minutes. See page 25,
“Cooling the Motor,” for complete instructions. When the thermal protector shuts the
motor off, review your processing techniques and your instructions. Your recipes may
be too thick or have too much material in them. Consider adding more liquid and
consult Vita-Mix® or your local Vita-Mix Distributor for further assistance.
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B lade Assembly
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Blade Agitator Assembly. The blade assembly includes
a precision-hardened stainless steel blade with enclosed
steel ball bearings for maximum durability. The rugged
blade assembly literally explodes molecules of food and
ice in the container, helping every batch to homogenize
more effectively. The blade does not need to be removed
for normal cleaning. (Refer to the information below to
remove or replace.)
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4
Drive Spline. Mates with drive socket on the motor base
to turn the blade. NOTE: Removing and replacing your
container while the coupling is still rotating will strip the
drive spline “teeth.” (This part is NOT removable.)
Retainer Nut. Must be snug. Order the available Retainer
Nut Wrench for best results. (Refer to the information
below to remove or replace.)
Never use a blade assembly with loose, damaged or nicked components.
CAUTION: Do not remove blades unless absolutely necessary! Never
attempt to take the blade assembly itself apart. This will void the warranty.
Blade Assembly Removal
At times, it may be necessary to give your blades additional
cleaning. An easy-to-use blade assembly removal wrench (Item
#15596) may be purchased through your Vita-Mix Distributor.
Turn the container upside down and grip firmly. Insert retainer
nut wrench in groove of retainer nut and rotate counterclockwise
to loosen. Then grip blades with a cloth and remove
retainer nut by hand.
Replacing Blade Assembly. With the container upside down,
grip blades with cloth, insert into the container bottom and align
with flat sides of container opening. Place retainer nut on and
hand tighten. Last, carefully turn clockwise until secure, using
wrench. DO NOT FORCE. If it is not tight enough, you will
notice increased container noise.
Retainer Nut Wrench
Retainer Nut Wrench
in use.
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P arts List
Blending Station® MP
Item#
Part
#1159
Lid Plug for 48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. XP Container
#15575
LId only (no plug) for 48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. XP Container
#15574
Two-part lid assembly for 48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. XP Container
#15566
48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. XP Container, blade assembly & lid assembly
#15569
48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. XP Container only
#15567
48 oz. / 1.4 Ltr. XP Container, blade assembly, no lid assembly
#15598
XP blade agitator assembly
#15585
XP retainer nut
#891
Drive socket
#15579
Sound-reducing XP centering pad
#18006
Compact back cover and cover door with removable hinge design
#18007
Compact cover door
#18008
Compact back cover
#18005
Metal screws with plastic caps - 2
#15603
In-Counter gasket
NOTE: Other than the drive socket, blade assembly and retainer nut, this unit is
not user serviceable.
Outside the United States and Canada, your machine may come with a
different container configuration. Contact your local Vita-Mix Distributor for
item numbers.
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#1159
¤
#15574
Items Sold Separately:
#15575
#15569
#15566
OUNCES
48
#15606 Software
Kit – USB Version
40
32
#15567
24
16
8
4
#15598
#15644 Extra
Programming Chip
for Software Kit
#15585
#891
#15576
One-Piece Lid
#15579
#18005
#15596
Retainer Nut Wrench
#15603
#18006
#18007
#18008
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C are and Cleaning
Care Note
To ensure that you get the longest possible life from your Vita-Mix machine, we
recommend the following products, when used as directed by the supplier:
Cleaning Products
Suppliers in USA
Solid Supra, Solid Power, . . . . . . . . . . . .Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Guardian Acclaim, Solid Guardian Plus,
800-352-5326
Solid Super Impact, Solid Insure
www.ecolab.com
Diverpak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diversey, Livonia, MI
Eclipse H2
800-521-8140
Liqui-Safe L7
Acclean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Klenzade Products
Poly-Brite
Division of Ecolab
St. Paul, MN
612-293-2165
Glow MB-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wesmar Company, Inc.
Lustre NC-25
Seattle, WA
Lustre Plus
206-783-5344
www.wesmar.com
PSRA 41-D, PSRA 41-E . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anderson Chemical Co.
Liqui-Ware 1, Liqui-Ware MC
Litchfield, MN
D-Flex, Sur-Met
800-366-2477
www.andersonchemical.com
Rinse Aids
Suppliers in USA
Solid Rinse Dry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Solid Brilliance
800-352-5326
Jet Dry, Rinse Dry
www.ecolab.com
Destainers
Suppliers in USA
NuWare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diversey, Livonia, MI
800-521-8140
DO NOT use abrasive cleaning agents or concentrated bleach when
cleaning. DO NOT use any cleaners containing Quatinary Sanitizers on
polycarbonate components (i.e., containers, covers). DO NOT use any of
the following cleaning products: automatic dishwashing detergents,
oven cleaners, steel wool or other abrasive pads.
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Container: Do not let mixtures, liquids and food products dry in the container.
Rinse throughout use. Dry product may lock around the blade and weaken/tear the
bearings seal when restarted. Do not place containers in the freezer. Extremely low
temperature combined with hot ingredients and/or the immediate rapid action of the
blade may crack the container. Due to the nature of polycarbonates, microwaving
and automatic dishwashing are not recommended. Follow the cleaning instructions
on page 22.
Motor Base/Control Panel
1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Gently wash the outside surface with a damp soft cotton cloth moistened with a
mild solution of warm water and nonabrasive detergent or nonabrasive liquid
spray cleaner. Be careful to not scratch or scrub the display window on the control
panel. NEVER IMMERSE MOTOR BASE IN WATER OR OTHER LIQUID. Dry
with a soft cotton cloth.
NOTE: Be sure to wring excess water out of cloth or sponge when cleaning
around the controls or any electrical part.
Lid
Separate the lid and plug. Wash in warm, soapy water. Rinse clean under running
water and dry. Reassemble before use. (See page 8.)
Cover Door
The cover can be removed (see page 9) and cleaned by placing under running
water and washing with a soft cloth. Wipe dry and replace back on the base.
NOTE: Do not wash cover door, handle or back cover in dishwasher. It is
recommended that the handle not be disassembled during cleaning. However, if
you choose to disassemble the handle from the cover, make sure to not overtighten
it when reattaching it to the cover. Doing so will cause damage.
In-Counter Gasket and Container Centering Pad
Wash the gasket and pad in warm, soapy water. Rinse clean under running water
and dry. Reassemble before use. (See page 12.) Make sure the gasket is seated
properly against the blender and the counter and the centering pad is flat on
the motor base.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 22
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C are and Cleaning
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21
Container
For maximum container life, do not wash in dishwasher.
Before cleaning, ensure that lid plug is rotated clockwise.
1. To Clean: Fill container 1/4 full with warm (110˚F/43˚C) water and add a couple
drops of liquid dishwashing detergent.* Return container to motor base and firmly
position the two-piece lid. Run machine for 30 seconds. Empty container. Repeat
this step.
*NOTE: To prolong polycarbonate container life, Vita-Mix recommends
using soaps with a low Ph balance, such as a liquid dishwashing detergent
(Ivory Liquid®). Due to the nature of polycarbonates, automatic dishwashing
is not recommended.
2. To Rinse: Fill container 3/4 full with warm (110˚F/43˚C) water – do not add soap.
Return container to motor base and firmly position the two-piece lid. Run machine
for 30 seconds. Empty container.
3. If any solid residue remains, remove the blade agitator assembly (see page 17)
and wash all container parts in warm soapy water. Rinse and drain. Reassemble
before next step.
DO NOT soak the blade agitator assembly.
4. To Sanitize: If all solid residue is gone after step 2 or after completion of step 3,
fill container 3/4 full with a sanitizing solution mix.** Return container to motor
base and firmly position the two-piece lid. Run machine on a high speed for
30 seconds. Turn machine off and allow mixture to stand in the container for an
additional 1-1/2 minutes. Pour out bleach mixture.
5. Return container to motor base and run machine empty for an additional
5 seconds. Do not rinse after sanitizing. Allow container to air dry.
**Recommended sanitizing solution: 1.5 tsp. / 7.4 ml institutional or household
bleach in 2 qt. / 2.0 Ltr. water.
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S pecifications
Dimensions:
15 in. /
38.1 cm
above
counter
19.5 in. /
49.5 cm
compact
cover
MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
10.5 in. /
26.67 cm
9.5 in. /
24.13 cm
9 in./
22.86 cm
12.5 in. /
31.75 cm
5.67 in. /
14.4 cm
below counter
Blending Station® MP On-Counter:
Overall dimensions: 19.5 in. / 49.5 cm High x 9.5 in. / 24.13 cm Wide x
10.5 in. / 26.67 cm Deep
Shipping weight: 19.5 lbs. / 8.9 kg
Blending Station MP In-Counter:
Overall dimensions: 15 in. / 38.1 cm above counter
5.67 in. / 14.4 cm below counter x
9 in. / 22.86 cm Wide x 12.5 in. / 31.75 cm Deep
Shipping Weight: 17.5 lbs. / 7.9 kg
Power Requirements:
Volts: 120 VAC
Amps: 15
Hz: 50/60
Volts: 220-240 VAC
Watts: 1300-1550
Hz: 50/60
Volts: 120 VAC EMC Taiwan
Amps: 15
Hz: 50/60
Volts: 100 VAC (Japan)
Watts: 1000
Hz: 50/60
When applicable:
NSF
®
N
Please recycle this item in accordance
with local laws and regulations.
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T roubleshooting
1. Problem:
Solution #1:
• Loud noise from blender container
blade area
• Container blades do not spin
• Increased vibration
• Leaking from bottom of container
Broken or worn drive socket. Replace (Item
#891). Instructions are included with part.
Solution #2:
Check blade assembly for loose, damaged
or nicked components and replace.
Solution #3:
Tighten retainer nut with the retainer nut
wrench moving clockwise until it is snug.
(See page 17.)
2. Problem:
Solution #1:
• Loud grinding noise from the blender
motor
3. Problem:
Due to some damaged motor bearings, your
machine may need to be repaired. Call
Vita-Mix Technical Support.
Solution #1:
• Machine will not run
• Display window does not say “READY”
Double-check to make sure power cord is
firmly in power outlet.
Solution #2:
Check to make sure the ON/OFF power
switch is in the ON position.
Solution #3:
Turn the ON/OFF power switch to OFF, then
ON, to reboot the electronics.
4. Problem:
Solution #1:
• Machine starts then shuts off
Check to make sure there is power to the
machine.
Solution #2:
Call Vita-Mix Technical Support.
5. Problem:
Solution #1:
• Display window reads
SHUTDOWN
SEE MANUAL
6. Problem:
• Display window reads
MOTOR LOCKED PROGRAM
TERMINATED
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Let the machine cool down for an hour, then
restart.
Solution #2:
Call Vita-Mix Technical Support.
Solution #1:
Let the machine cool down for an hour, then
restart.
Solution #2:
Call Vita-Mix Technical Support if the machine
does not work after sitting at room temperature for 24 hours.
7. Problem:
Solution #1:
• Machine is running irregularly
• “NO PROGRAM” is displayed when a
button is pushed
• Button pressed starts wrong program
• Machine starts by itself
• A specific program button is defective
• Machine was turned off for a day,
week or month and turned on, but
there is no power
• Machine does not work when first tried
• Machine works but no information
displayed on screen
• Program buttons run the blender on
the same speed
8. Problem:
Reset the machine to its original factory
settings. (See page 7.)
Solution #2
Try plugging the machine into a new outlet.
Solution #3:
Call Vita-Mix Technical Support.
Solution #1:
• Display widow reads
Reset the machine to its original factory
settings. Reinstall the original programming
chip (if included).
CORRUPT DATA
Solution #2:
Call Vita-Mix Technical Support.
9. Problem:
Solution #1:
• Display window reads “THERMAL
SENSOR FAILURE”
10. Problem:
Call Vita-Mix Technical Support.
Solution #1:
• Machine stops in the middle of its
blend cycle and resets; display window
reads “VITA-MIX GENERAL
PROGRAM” then “READY”
Plug the machine into its own power supply.
Solution #2:
Make sure the machine is not running on a
long extension cord.
Cooling the Motor:
If the machine has overheated:
MOTOR HAS OVERHEATED REMOVE..
HOT SHUTDOWN
READY
• The motor will stop and the message “MOTOR HAS
OVERHEATED REMOVE THE CONTAINER, THEN PRESS
START,” will scroll across the display window, while the words
“HOT SHUTDOWN” will remain in the display window alerting you
of the problem.
• The machine will not run until the container is removed and
the motor has cooled. Remove the container, shut the cover door
and press the START/STOP button and run the machine for two
minutes.
• When the motor is cool, “READY” will appear in the display window.
If you cannot fix your machine with these suggestions, technical help is available by calling
Vita-Mix Technical Support at 800-886-5235. If outside the United States and Canada,
contact your local Vita-Mix Distributor or telephone the Vita-Mix International Division at
+1.440.782.2450 or email international@vitamix.com for a distributor in your country. For
online help, visit www.vitamix.com/foodservice.
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W arranty
Limited Warranty
Vita-Mix® Corporation warrants your Commercial Vita-Mix machine to be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three years from the date of
purchase when used in accordance with the accompanying instruction booklet.
Provisions of this limited warranty are void if your Vita-Mix machine has been
subjected to obvious abuse, negligence, accident, alteration, or failure to follow
operating instructions, or product exposure to abnormal or extreme conditions.
Cosmetic changes such as discoloration of parts of the product in the hands of
the user or the effects of the use of abrasive cleaners will not be warranted or
considered defects. The cleaning or removal of food products along with any
damage caused by allowing them to build up is not covered by this limited
warranty. Improper installation of the In-Counter Blending Station® model is not
covered by this warranty. Warranty is void if the Vita-Mix machine is put into a
sound reduction chamber or prevented from receiving proper cooling.
In the event your Vita-Mix machine needs service or repair covered by the terms
of this warranty, please call the Vita-Mix Corporation for shipping instructions. The
Vita-Mix machine must be sent in original or sufficient packaging.
This limited warranty is in lieu of any other warranty expressed or implied.
No representative or any other person is authorized to make any other warranty
or to assume any liability not strictly in accordance with the foregoing. This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary from state to state.
Proof of purchase may be required to prove date of purchase.
Outside the United States and Canada, other warranties may apply. Call or
check with your local Vita-Mix Distributor for details or telephone the Vita-Mix
International Division at +1.440.782.2450 or email international@vitamix.com.
In case of shipping damage, notify the shipper or carrier immediately. Outside the
United States or Canada, contact your local Vita-Mix Distributor.
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S ervice Contract
Please Note: The Service Contract outlined in the following paragraphs
applies only to customers in the United States and Canada. Customers in all
other countries should contact their local Vita-Mix® Distributor for service details.
This Vita-Mix machine includes a 1-Year Service Contract effective from date of
purchase. In the event your machine should need parts or repairs covered under
this Service Contract, call Vita-Mix Customer Service immediately for instructions.
Proof of date of purchase may be required. This does not cover abuse, misuse,
tampering, improper installation or extreme conditions.
The Vita-Mix Service Contract includes the following:
1. One extra drive socket – to facilitate simple repairs and prevent down time – is
included and packaged with each machine.
2. Additional drivers, unless defective, are not covered. NOTE: to determine if you
have a defective part, please order a replacement part through Vita-Mix Customer
Service and, when the new part arrives, return the old part in the same packaging.
Vita-Mix will inspect the returned part and, if defective, issue a refund for the price
of the new part. A part will be considered defective if no abuse or neglect was
involved with its break. Non-defective parts sent to Vita-Mix for inspection will not be
returned if deemed unusable. Service Contract covers functionality of the machine
but not abuse or lack of recommended maintenance.
3. In the Continental United States, sender pays freight one way to Vita-Mix
Corporation. The Vita-Mix Corporation pays UPS ground freight charges to return
the machine to the sender. Sender pays costs for special shipping requests.
Outside the Continental United States, other service contracts may apply.
Before returning this product for any reason, including repair, please first contact
our Technical Support Department. In the US and Canada, call 800-886-5235 to
receive a “Return Authorization” Number. Any return without a “Return
Authorization” Number will not be processed and will be returned to sender.
Outside the United States, contact your local Vita-Mix Distributor.
NOTE: Within the United States, Limited Warranty and Service Contract are honored
directly through the Vita-Mix Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio USA. Non-warranty repairs
can be performed by any CFESA service center. For machines sold in the United
States, call Vita-Mix Technical Support: 800-886-5235. If you live outside the United
States or Canada, contact your local Vita-Mix Distributor, or telephone the Vita-Mix
International Division at +1.440.782.2450 or email international@vitamix.com for a
distributor in your country.
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Additional Vita-Mix® Accessories Available!
To rinse containers
quickly between
servings, the
Vita-Mix
Rinse-o-matic®
is ideal. Rinses
clean in seconds!
Item #1410
To scrub tough
ingredients, use the
new Vita-Mix Container
Brush. Soft, flexible
fibers scrub in seconds
but won’t scratch!
Item #15639
For more information on these accessories, call 800-4DRINK4 (800-437-4654)
or 440-235-0214. If you live outside the United States or Canada, contact your local
Vita-Mix Distributor or telephone the Vita-Mix International Division at +1.440.782.2450
or email international@vitamix.com for a distributor in your country.
To see the complete line of Vita-Mix products,
visit www.vitamix.com/foodservice
VITA-MIX® CORPORATION
Foodservice Division
8615 Usher Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44138-2103 USA
©2007 Vita-Mix Corporation. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or
by any means or stored in a database or retrieval system without the written permission of the Vita-Mix Corporation.
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