4.7
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Vitamix
Model:
VM0103
Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200
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Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200
 
4.7

(based on 792 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (625)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (143)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (52)
  • Good power output (51)
  • Precise control (36)
  • Good pitcher (35)
  • Stable (34)

Cons

  • Complicated controls (7)
  • Hard to clean (7)
  • Poor pitcher (7)
  • Not powerful (4)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (57)
  • Crushing ice (37)
  • Cooking (33)
  • Small kitchen (24)
  • Large kitchen (20)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (31), Avid cook (16), Gourmet chef (11)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (56), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Vita Mix is a work horse of a blender - our best yet!

About two years ago I started making a fruit smoothie every morning.  Frozen strawberries, a banana, orange juice, yogurt, and flax seed (and more recently blue berries).  Unfortunately I...Read complete review

About two years ago I started making a fruit smoothie every morning.  Frozen strawberries, a banana, orange juice, yogurt, and flax seed (and more recently blue berries).  Unfortunately I found that our standard Kitchen Aid blender was not up to the task.  It simply could not handle the frozen strawberries.  I would fight with it by starting and stopping and tilting the blender but I eventually became frustrated. So I did a bit of research and found the Breville Blender which even had a special smoothie setting.  I was happy with this blender for several months but it seemed to lose its initial effectiveness over time.  The seals started leaking, the blades seemed to get duller and I got frustrated.  So, you can imagine my delight when my brother in law offered up his Vita Mix.  They just weren't using it and I was all too happy to take it home for a spin.Well, that was about eight weeks ago.  I am happy to report that I am a very happy user of the Vita Mix.  It is without a doubt more powerful and sturdy by a factor of a at least two than the Kitchen Aid or Breville blenders.  I still need to push the ingredients down once or twice, but once that adjustment is made, it blends through the smoothie ingredients like nobodies business.  The units is a bit louder and bulkier and not as sleek looking at the other two, but at the end of the day I will gladly take function over form.  So if you are a demanding consumer who pushes your blender to the edge, the Vita Mix is for you. Just know you are getting an "industrial strength" blender that is louder, uglier and bigger than the other less powerful models but you will thank yourself in the long run.

Blending Power
Better than any other blender I have owned.

Versatility
We make smoothies and soups

Ease of Cleaning
Unlike some other blenders, does not disassemble. The blade does not unscrew from the container. However, still very easy to clean.

Ease of Use
Very easy to use. No electronics. Just levels and dials.

Design
Sounds and looks like an airplane motor. Not pretty but gets the job done

Durability
Built like a tank

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Yuck!

I bought this blender years ago. I saw it demo'd at a store, and saw the versatility it offered along with the added health value. I loved how easy it appeared to function...Read complete review

I bought this blender years ago. I saw it demo'd at a store, and saw the versatility it offered along with the added health value. I loved how easy it appeared to function and all of the endless recipes you could make with this machine. You could literally make so many all natural foods that are so healthy for you and your family. I fell in love with this blender and just had to have it. My husband really resisted at the beginning and said I would never use it. I know I wanted to get into a healthier way of eating for both me and my family and this was the machine to do the trick. So I purchased one and couldn't wait to get home and try it out. I knew I could make many new and fun things with my new blender, but my main recipe that I actually bought the machine for, was to make a vegatable drink every morning for my family. All was perfect for the first three months. Then one morning as I was making my drink, there was this very loud metal grounding sound in the middle of this process. Then the vita mix completely stopped, and had this burning smell. I turned off the machine and emptied it out and found the small metal rotating piece on the bottom had completely broken off. I brought it back to the store and received a new one. Once again within a three month period the exact samething happened. This same issue happened a total of three different times. Finally, I returned it a final and purchased another blender from a competitor. And have happily had that blended for at least 7 years with absolutely no problems. So, I'm not a big fan of the Vita Mix.

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4.0

Power and performance in a single machine

By 

from Portland,OR

About Me Gourmet Chef

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Good Pitcher
  • Precise Control

Cons

  • Complicated Controls
  • Not Powerful

Best Uses

  • Cooking
  • Drinks
  • Large Kitchen

Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

Ideal and powerful machine to grind to prepare juices and prepare the other ingredients with ease and effectiveness in the results surprised me

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  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand

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5.0

This product is excellent

By 

from Spain

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Precise Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cooking
    • Crushing Ice
    • Drinks

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    This product is great for milkshakes and others

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    • I received a sample

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    5.0

    this products is just great,, its worth the money, satisfied

    By 

    from genrhode

    About Me Avid Cook

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Good Pitcher
    • Powerful
    • Precise Control
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crushing Ice
      • Drinks

      Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

      i love making fruit shakes for my kids

      • Affiliation:
      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand

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      5.0

      Best blender to blend

      By 

      from Dayton ohio

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Powerful
      • Precise Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crushing Ice
        • Drinks
        • Large Kitchen
        • Small Kitchen

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        Easy controls not too many buttons very powerful love using it to make my shakes and milkshakes for my kids blades are very powerful

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        • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand

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        4.0

        Nice!!!

        By 

        from Amarillo tx

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Good Pitcher
        • Powerful
        • Precise Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Crushing Ice
          • Drinks
          • Small Kitchen

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          It's a overall great blender it does everything you would want for everyday slicing and blending.

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          4.0

          i like it

          By 

          from san jose,ca

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Good Pitcher
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              it is very helpful

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              5.0

              Expensive but so worth it

              By 

              from Calgary

              About Me Casual Cook

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Hard to Clean

              Best Uses

              • Cooking
              • Crushing Ice
              • Drinks

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              This is a fantastic product and a great addition to any kitchen.

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              5.0

              Fast mixer

              By 

              from Iraq

              About Me Casual Cook

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Powerful
              • Precise Control
              • Stable

              Cons

              • Poor Pitcher

              Best Uses

              • Crushing Ice
              • Drinks
              • Large Kitchen

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              It's a good blender to crush the ice easily and quickly making drinks ... I advise purchased. Also featuring easily control and speed...

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              • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand

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              5.0

              I would buy this one again

              By 

              from Marrakech, morroco

              About Me Gourmet Chef

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Good Pitcher
              • Powerful
              • Precise Control
              • Stable

              Cons

              • Complicated Controls

              Best Uses

              • Cooking
              • Crushing Ice
              • Drinks
              • Large Kitchen
              • Small Kitchen

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              Fantastic

              • Affiliation:
              • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand

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              5.0

              Well worth the purchase!

              By 

              from Ohio

              About Me Avid Cook

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Good Pitcher
              • Powerful
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cooking
                • Crushing Ice
                • Drinks

                Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

                We were looking for a blender for a while and did some research on them before deciding to buy this one. We like how well it works for us. We love making smoothies and milkshakes in it. Works great at making them. Great power for crushing ice that we put in our smoothies. Very easy to clean and upkeep on it. Would highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a blender.

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