Cleveland, Ohio
Ever heard the story behind Vitamix’s world-famous blenders? It all started back in 1937 (yep) when health food industry pioneer William “Papa” Barnard met a blender for the first time. He saw how this new invention could easily prepare wholesome foods, so he fully devoted himself to selling his version, the Vita-Mix. It would go on to star in TV’s first-ever infomercial in 1949, then gain *lots* of talent over the decades (whipping up soup, grinding grains, kneading dough, you name it). Today, the company continues to be a family-run business, with a whole line of blenders beloved by home cooks and professionals alike.