4.7
836 reviews
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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 836 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (650)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (154)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (87)
  • Easy to clean (82)
  • Precise control (62)
  • Good pitcher (58)
  • Stable (54)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (18)
  • Poor pitcher (14)
  • Complicated controls (10)
  • Unstable (10)
  • Not powerful (7)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (92)
  • Cooking (59)
  • Crushing ice (55)
  • Small kitchen (46)
  • Large kitchen (36)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (59), Avid cook (23), Gourmet chef (20)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (80), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (25)

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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5.0

Ahmed

By 

from Libya

About Me Avid Cook

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Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Powerful
  • Precise Control
  • Stable

Cons

  • Poor Pitcher

Best Uses

  • Cooking
  • Crushing Ice
  • Drinks
  • Small Kitchen

Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

Very good very nice

  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
5.0

smoothie queen

By 

from hoboken, nj

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Drinks

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    The best blender for making fresh juices and smoothies. Making fresh and delicious smoothies has never been easier. I love how quick this blender works and gets literally every piece of food processed. Makes the perfect level of thickness for smoothest and juices. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe, which is a must for me! Can also be used as a food processor for a kitchen tool. Great, sharp blades slice to perfection. This has been such a needed addition to our kitchen and we didn't even know it. We use it nearly every day either for cooking or to make a fresh delicious snack or post workout shake. You will not regret your purchase, and the customer service is great if you should ever have any problems!

     
    4.0

    it's OK

    By 

    from Algeria, batna

    About Me Gourmet Chef

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    Pros

    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls

    Best Uses

    • Crushing Ice

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    LAPAS tags, great in all respects, worth buying really i liked it so much ..... great product and acceptable ...

    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    4.0

    i woudl recommend it to my friend

    By 

    from tarlac philippines

    About Me Casual 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:

      its good to use in crushing ice. its has a good quality product.

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      3.0

      good product

      By 

      from algeria

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Good Pitcher

      Cons

      • Not Powerful

      Best Uses

      • cofee
      • Drinks

      Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

      wwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww the best

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      3.0

      This product is decent

      By 

      from Uae , Alain

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Powerful
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Hard to Clean

      Best Uses

      • Drinks
      • Large Kitchen
      • Small Kitchen

      Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

      This product has a nice design which attracted me the most , the use of blender is good for making milkshakes but it takes some time to break ice but it does the job but the only con about it that's it's hard to clean after use .

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      good

      By 

      from ly

      About Me Gourmet Chef

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

      very easy in the kitchen

      • Affiliation:
      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
       
      5.0

      So Powerful

      By 

      from US

      About Me Gourmet Chef

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cooking
        • Crushing Ice
        • Drinks

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        The product is very strong and can be made all kinds of juices with great quality and very quickly, and can cut meat easily, and I am a person who used this product in my restaurant and used in the preparation of ice cream and juices and pastries, and its advantages that you can clean it very easily And lightweight. The cutting knife is very sharp and strong. And the product is very suitable in terms of price, you can cut vegetables, grinding spices and cutting all kinds of meat and fruit..
        With one click you can make mango juice with pieces .. I have advised all my family, neighbors and friends to buy this product. This product enjoys a wonderful and attractive color. You can try this great product..

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        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        I would buy this produce again and again

        By 

        from Turkey

        About Me Gourmet Chef

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        Its great

        • Affiliation:
        • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
         
        5.0

        Amazing Product!! Best buy!!

        By 

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Casual Cook

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Long warranty period
        • Powerful
        • Stable
        • Variable speed control

        Cons

        • Hard to Clean
        • Not dishwasher safe

        Best Uses

        • Cooking
        • Large Kitchen

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        Honestly, my friend recommended this great product. I wanted a larger pitcher so that I complete my task in one go. Apart from making smoothies, I use it mainly for idli/dosa batter and it turns out amazing. I have been using it since 5 years and still going strong. I also use it to make juice, smoothies, kulfis, homemade ice creams, hummus, chutneys, sauces, cold coffee, soups, to make powdered sugar and specialty flours and nuts.

        It has a tamper too which helps for more better result for smoothie. But, I hardly use tamper to mix. I am happy with the mixing quality with the blades. it has enough power to give the best results.

        I was hesitant to buy Vitamix for around $400 which I thought its way too expensive. But after using it I am convinced with the worth. I highly recommend and definitely you must use this product.

        The best part is it easily adjust speed. The dial can be rotated at any point during the blend. The motor is full of high power and able to blend large portions.

        This Vitamix blender is a very solid machine. The design is simple but attractive. It looks bold and bful in the kitchen.
        Dimensions: 20.5 x 8.75 x 7.25 in.
        Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 3-in diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time
        HP: 2-peak
        Electrical Ratings: 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 Amps
        Weight: 10 lb 9-ounce
        Design Feature: Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
        Cord: 6 ft

        I wanted to let you know that its better to clean the parts with hands and soap rather simply rinsing and putting in the dishwasher safe. I have an habit to use dishwasher daily. But I prefer to clean the jar, blades and other parts to clean it with my hands. I and my family love the product. Whether the size of the family is big or small Vitamix works best.

        Using it for these many years I havent faced any challenge and never called the customer service or never had to change/replace any parts. The product design, technology and engg is great.

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        • I received a sample

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