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.
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