4.7
928 reviews
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Type:
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Brand:
Vitamix
Model:
VM0103
Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200
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Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200
 
4.7

(based on 928 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (722)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (163)
  • Easy to clean (156)
  • Good pitcher (121)
  • Stable (119)
  • Precise control (117)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (29)
  • Poor pitcher (17)
  • Complicated controls (15)
  • Unstable (11)
  • Not powerful (7)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (175)
  • Crushing ice (120)
  • Cooking (111)
  • Small kitchen (82)
  • Large kitchen (71)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (118), Avid cook (41), Gourmet chef (33)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (103), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (39)

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

 

I expected much more

The only thing that I was able to successfully do with this blender was chop ice or raw vegetables. When I was making salsa, the ingredients did not blend together very well, there...Read complete review

The only thing that I was able to successfully do with this blender was chop ice or raw vegetables. When I was making salsa, the ingredients did not blend together very well, there were still large chucks of jalapeno and tomato. Raw vegetables chopped up easily but not when liquid was added. I found a trick of chopping my vegetables first, then adding the liquid and that seemed to work much better. I love chucky ice in my drinks and just a few seconds in this blender seemed to work. I tried to read the instruction manual and look online about instructions for putting ice in this blender, but I couldn't find anything. I've been putting ice in daily for about six months and so far I haven't seen any damage to the product. Overall, this product is a decent blender but doesn't meet all my needs. The other issue I started to notice right away is the pitcher tends to leak when I have fluids in it because there is a small crack in it near the base. I've never dropped it so I'm not sure if the material is cheap or if it happened in the dishwasher. I called the company to look for a replacement and I was told to file a manufacturer claim. This item has proven to be more of a hassle and I'm not looking forward to shipping it back. However, I've been unable to find another blender on the market that can chop ice as durably as this one. I'm not much of a smoothie drinker, but my mother has this same product and raves about how her smoothies come out. I would not recommend this product over other blenders if using it for everyday use. The base of the product seems durable, but I'm concerned how long the pitcher will last me. It is quite a pricey blender for the quality and I've seen similar products on the market that I would recommend. The size of the item is not too bulky and would be good for average size kitchens, but not for small or recreational size kitchens. The adjustments for speeds are nice and easy to operate. Not worth the extra money in my opinion

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5.0

Smooth!

By 

from La Mesa, CA

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

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

Cons

  • Loud

Best Uses

  • Cooking
  • Drinks
  • Small Kitchen

Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

Makes the smoothest soups. No milk or cream necessary.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By 

from Janesville, WI

About Me Gourmet Chef

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cooking
    • Crushing Ice
    • Drinks

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    I use it whenever I need to use it

    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    Great blender

    By 

    from Muscatine, iowA

    About Me Casual Cook

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cooking
      • Drinks
      • Large Kitchen

      Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

      Works great for my boyfriends protein shakes and for making smoothies

       
      5.0

      I would like this product

      By 

      from Deutschland,

      About Me Gourmet Chef

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

      I bought this product and it works incredibly incredibly terrible and I recommend that everyone buy it

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      This is awesome to use

      By 

      from Lowell Indiana

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Drinks

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        In the kitchen

         
        4.0

        Yes

        By 

        from scottssboro,al

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        smoothies

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again

        By 

        from New York

        About Me Avid Cook

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Powerful
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Crushing Ice
          • Drinks

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          I make healthy smoothies every day using fresh fruit, fiber and almond milk

           
          5.0

          Never knew I needed a blender like this

          By 

          from North Carolina

          About Me Casual Cook

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cooking
            • Crushing Ice
            • Drinks

            Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

            I always thought a blender was a blender. I was completely wrong. A Vitamix blender is a beast and a have to if you make smoothies. I had had Ninja that people recommend and they never lasted. I have used my Vitamix for over 2 years every single day and it is still runs like the day I bought it.

             
            5.0

            This product makes some amazing milkshakes & my Kids loveit

            By 

            from Castlewood Virginia

            About Me Casual Cook

            See all my reviews

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              This product is great for protein drinks and milkshakes . My kids absolutely love it and so do i.. i highly recommend this product to anyone... easy to clean ..

              • Affiliation:
              • I received a sample
               
              4.0

              Great wedding gift

              By 

              from Waynesboro, tn

              About Me Avid Cook

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cooking
                • Crushing Ice
                • Drinks
                • Small Kitchen

                Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

                We got this blender as a wedding gift, I love it, much better than the old ninja

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