Vitamix 5200

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Vitamix 5200 Review Facts

On the hunt for a blender? Then you probably already know about all the great things that a great blender has to offer. It is important for a blender to be durable and sturdy, and to be able to blend all the food together into a smooth mixture. There are tons of great things that you can make with a blender, including smoothies, pancake mixtures, purees, and much more.

If you’re looking for a highly-rated and good quality blender, then one that has received plenty of great reviews is the Vitamix 5200. Many people who purchased and reviewed this blender said that it is extremely versatile- they are able to make virtually anything they want and aren’t only limited to using a few ingredients- it’s extremely easy to use, and, should anything happen to your blender, the company will provide you with excellent customer support. These are some important points that many people look for when it comes to kitchen appliances.

The only things that some people complained about when it came to this blender were the fact that it is rather noisy when in operation, that the blades are unable to be removed from the appliance which makes it difficult to clean, and you have to be sure to change up the speeds at which you operate the machine so the motor doesn’t have issues. With all that being said, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider purchasing this blender. Now, we will discuss all that the blender has to offer and what other people had to say about it.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • A lot of people claim that this blender is very easy to use, it’s easy to configure, and you don’t need to prep too much to make anything with it
  • People agreed that it does not take long at all to clean this blender when finished using it
  • Anything you blend with this blender will be complete in a matter of seconds
  • There are plenty of different foods that you can create with this blender, making it a highly versatile option
  • No matter what happens to your blender, you can be assured that you will have the best customer support

 

Cons
  • It is rather noisy when you have to prepare food, something to consider if you’re sensitive to loud noises
  • You cannot remove the blades of the blender, which makes it a little bit more difficult to clea
Features

Features

There are lots of different features that customers appreciated when it came to the Vitamix 5200 blender. First thing’s first, know that you are getting a highly durable product when you purchase the Vitamix 5200 blender. You won’t have to worry about it breaking down on you anytime soon because the device is meant to be used every day. If you’re someone who needs to have a healthy smoothie every day or who enjoys trying new recipes all the time, you can be rest assured that you can try things out every day without worrying about the blender breaking.

The blender also comes with an excellent warranty; it comes with a seven-year warranty, but if you want, you can pay a little bit extra to have that warranty increased to ten years. This means that you won’t have to worry about the company causing you any trouble should something not go quite right with your blender. And that’s another thing- a lot of people were pleased with how professional the blender’s company’s customer service was.

The 5200 blender is highly versatile. There are a large variety of different foods that you can made using this blender. People were pleased with the fact that they were able to make a smoothie one minute using the blender and then make sauce for their dinner the next. The blender is meant to be able to mix a lot of different foods and you can even use it multiple times per day without any issues.

And finally, there is another great feature that the blender was made with; it has a small fan on the inside which is meant to make sure that the blender does not get too hot and break when you’re using it. This further increases the life of the device and it also means that you don’t have to wait a long time in between when you make one thing and when you’ll make the next.
Accessories

Accessories

There are several different versions of this blender that you can purchase. But, no matter which type of the blender you choose to get, they all come with the same accessories.

You will get the blender cup itself as well as its motor. The motor has a cooling fan on the inside and a cord which is also retractable, meaning that it won’t take up too much space in your cabinets or on your countertop. The blender is 64 ounces and it also has a lid that with vents in it. The lid is spill-proof so you won’t have to worry about your beverage spilling over while it is in the process of blending. The cup also has blades which are made out of stainless steel.

A nice accessory that the Vitamix company will also provide you with is a recipe book. Thanks to this book, you will be able to come up with so many new ideas for what you would like to make. People were pleased with the recipes that the book came with, too, and said that it helped them to make delicious new foods at home. You will also be surprised by how many different things you will be able to make with this blender.

The book also comes with a guide and a DVD version of the guide. While you may be tempted to completely ignore this, don’t. It is essential that you follow the instructions carefully, especially when it describes how you need to switch up the speed of your blender. If you don’t follow the instructions, you could potentially cause serious damage to your blender and it definitely won’t last as long.

You will also get a tamper, which is meant to help you scrape off anything that stuck to your blender. If you choose to get the other options for blenders, you will also get more accessories, including cutting boards and a spatula. Besides all of this, all the options come with a seven-year warranty that you can increase to ten years for an additional payment.
Style

Style

This blender has a very simple design and is not something that is too flashy or too boring either. The motor of the blender is black and so is the lid. The blender cup itself is transparent. There are also lines on the side of the blender cup to indicate the different measurement quantities. On the motor of the blender, there are dials for you to switch to indicate how much you want something to be blended. Other than that, this blender looks no different from your stereotypical, everyday blender. It is heavy when compared to other blenders on the market, but that is simply proof of how well-made this product is and how strong its motor is.
Durability

Durability

As you may have been able to assume based on all the positive reviews and great features that this blender has to offer, you won’t have to worry about it breaking on you at all. The blender is made out of very strong materials and is known to be one of the most durable blenders on the market. This is why the blender has such a long warranty of seven years; you can get so much use out of it that having a warranty of any shorter time would be useless. People have said that they make different recipes in the blender several times per day, every day, and have never experienced any problems. The blender is meant to be used on a daily basis and can indeed be used several times a day if that is what you prefer. And most of all, it is meant to be able to last you for years like this. The blades are sharp enough to handle all different kinds of foods and the blender can also make hot food. Just make sure that you clean it on a regular basis and follow the instructions carefully on how to use it (if you do not use different settings for the blending process, you may end up burning out the motor). This will ensure that you will have a blender to last for years.

Capacity

Capacity

The capacity of the blender ultimately depends on which version you choose to purchase. There are 32-ounce versions, a 48-ounce version, and two 64 ounce versions of the Vitamix 6500. Whichever one you choose is how much room you have to make food in, but it is obviously recommended that you take into consideration the fact that you shouldn’t load the device with more than it is capable of handling.

The blender also weighs around 11 pounds. Some people have said that this is rather heavy for a blender, but considering all that this blender has to offer and how powerful it is, it should come to no surprise that this might be a heavier option.

Use

Use

One thing that many people liked about this blender is how versatile it is. You can make virtually anything you’d like, including smoothies, icing, juices, nut butter, dessert, soup (yes!), sauce, beauty products, and more. A cool feature of this blender regarding the soups is that you can indeed toss in cold ingredients and be able to make a hot soup. This is definitely something that you will not be able to find in another blender.
Cleaning

Cleaning

A lot of people were a bit disappointed in the fact that you aren’t able to put this in the dishwasher for a regular load, especially given the fact that many kitchen products are now made to be safe enough for dishwasher use. With that being said, you don’t have to worry about spending forever cleaning the blender, either. It is actually pretty easy to clean and many people were surprised because of this. The blender itself comes with a tamper that you can use to get any food pieces that got stuck in the blender off. But the way to clean the blender is to add water and some dish soap or detergent into the blender. Then, turn it on for about 30 seconds. Once this is over, you can rinse and clean anything else that may have gotten stuck. This is an excellent way to ensure that the blades will also get clean, especially given the fact that the blades are not removable and you need to clean them with the blender itself.

Performance

Performance

People were pleased with the overall performance of this blender. They said that they were able to make a lot of different foods with it, and most of all, they were able to have their food done quickly. Some people were even surprised by how fast their food was finished blending and how nice of a consistency the blend had.
Key Features

Key Features

-The blender is easy to clean and only will take you a minute- if even that long
-You can easily make a ton of different foods with this blender, including soups, smoothies, nut butter, sauces, and more
-The blender works quickly to make the perfect mixture
-Vitamix provides a lot of accessories along with the blender so that you can have more than what you need
-The blender has a seven-year warranty
-There is a cooling fan built into the blender to ensure that it will not overheat, especially when you are making hot food
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

A lot of people recommended this blender to those who are on the hunt for something that is long-lasting and that works better than most other options on the market. You aren’t going to have to worry about spending forever waiting for something to get the consistency that you want, and you don’t have to worry about making sure that you’ve made enough since you can go right back and use the Vitamix 5200 again and again. This blender can make almost anything you can think of, and the great news is that you aren’t going to be spending too much time making sure that it is clean. There isn’t much more that you can ask for in terms of a good blender.