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Vitamix 5200
 
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$404.99 - $1,069.47
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Summary: This Vitamix blender was Excellent in overall performance, and has
  • Dial/Switch controls
  • plastic jar
  • 8 (2L) cup capacity and
  • 11 claimed speeds
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Type: Full Size Blender
About - Vitamix 5200

The Vitamix 5200 is part of the blender test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blender models like the 5200 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Icy drinks (Smoothies):
Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.

Convenience:
Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.

Puree:
How well the blender pureed soup.
About This Brand

Vita-Mix touts its high-priced machine as a multifunction product that includes some functions of a food processor. The machines are sold online and by specialty retailers. Price is $400.

Features & Specs - Vitamix 5200
info Glass jar No
info Plastic jar Yes
info Stainless-steel jar No
info Removable blade No
info Controls Dial/Switch
info Pulse No
info Jar weight (lbs.) 2
info Accessories Tamper
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User Reviews - Vitamix 5200
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Save time and money
6/13/2014
Pros
Powerful
Precise Control
Cons
Best Uses
Cooking
Crushing Ice
Drinks
Comment:
Good bye Jamba juice, Starbucks and all the other $5 blended drinks. making my own drinks allows me to get all the nutrition I need at home without the crazy cost. I make my own drinks at home and they come out perfect. My wife also makes the best salsa with our Vita-Mix. We also make home made baby food for our daughter. Customer service is also excellent. Somebody... once put the stamper into the blender without the lid/guard it got all chewed up. Vita-mix sent me a new for free. I have recommended Vita-Mix to all my friends and family who can appreciate the quality of this awesome machine. This machine will pay for its self in a year and thats if you're only making the simple stuff like me.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
refurb. unit is like brand new
6/12/2014
Pros
Cleans Easy With Spatula
Counter Without Top On
Powerful
Taller Pitcher Fits Under
Unbeatable Cust Service
Cons
Best Uses
Smoothies Is What I Make
Comment:
I won't mention any pricing, but you can buy one for way less than what you list it at. I make smoothies for 3 every morning. I get nothing for writing this. I chewed up my plunger because i forgot to put the top on and they sent me a new one for free because I was a newb. The spatulas come in handy when doing a thick drink mix. Customer service has been great. They told me in detail the differences between the models. In the end, I bought the simple model, because you can make it do almost the same with the more expensive ones with all the fancy controls. Quality construction. This is the last blender I will ever buy.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
YES! you really will use it!
6/10/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Pitcher
High Quality
Powerful
Precise Control
Stable
Uses Leftovers
Versatile
Cons
Haven't Found One Yet
Best Uses
Cooking
Drinks
Hot Soups In A Jiffy
Large Kitchen
Quick Preparation
Small Kitchen
Comment:
Believe all the good comments we owners share about the Vitamix! I did solid research for a week after seeing a demonstration, and read literally hundreds of comments. The 5200 is too tall to fit on your countertop? Forget it! My pitcher is used so often during the day that it never leaves my dish drainer! Leftovers? Toss them in, blend, and have 'mystery soup' each week! I chopped three cups of carrots in less than TEN seconds - three quick 1-second pulses! I stood looking at my Vitamix with my mouth gaping open! I was that astonished!<br /><br />Believe me when I say this thing cleans itself! Just fill it half-way full of warm water, add two drops of liquid dish detergent, and turn it on for about 30-60 seconds. Meanwhile, you can load the dishwasher, wipe down the stovetop, or run your garbage disposal in the meantime. Then VOILA! your Vitamix is clean! Just drain the soapy water, rinse, and folks, it doesn't get easier than this.<br /><br />I got online to their website and have saved some great recipes to their online recipe book. I saved seven in the first week! I can't find anything wrong with this blender. You owe it to yourself to eat better, save time in the kitchen, and recycle those leftovers. You will not regret it!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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