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Vitamix 5200
 
Price range:
$419.00 - $499.00
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Summary: This Vitamix blender was very good in overall performance, and has
  • dial, toggle controls
  • plastic jar
  • 8 cup capacity
  • Variable claimed speeds
  • a 7 yr on motor,1 yr on other parts. warranty.
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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):
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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, toggle
info Pulse No
info Jar weight (lbs.) 3
info Height (in.) 20
info Dimensions (in.) 8 x 8.9
info Accessories Tamper,cord storage
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User Reviews - Vitamix 5200
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Well worth the $$ and extremely useful
10/21/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Pitcher
Powerful
Precise Control
Stable
You Will Eat Veggies
Cons
Best Uses
Drinks
Mixed Nut Butters
Comment:
This has been by far the best kitchen appliance purchase that I made and 3 of my family members did so as well.<br /><br />This is the best way to get vegetables into your diet if you are not a veggie person. You will not notice the flavor or texture of vegetables once they are blended oh so smoothly with fresh or frozen fruits.<br /><br />I love making my own nut butter and this allows me to mix the various nuts for a unique nut butter. Making various nut milks is also simple and easy as some of the store items have added ingredients while you can simply just have almonds or cashews and water and that's it.<br /><br />To clean, simply add couple of drops of dish detergent to water and blend.<br /><br />Well worth the price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Healthy blender
10/5/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Pitcher
Powerful
Precise Control
Stable
Cons
Best Uses
Cooking
Crushing Ice
Drinks
Large Kitchen
Small Kitchen
Comment:
We use this blender several times a day, every morning for breakfast smoothies, often for soups, frozen desserts and drinks. It is amazing! My husband thought I was crazy spending this much for a blender but he is now it's biggest fan. It I had only one small appliance in my home, this would be it. Really facilitates a healthy lifestyle and is super fast and easy to use and clean. Love my Vitamix!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 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.
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