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 805 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (629)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (149)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (61)
  • Easy to clean (58)
  • Precise control (44)
  • Good pitcher (42)
  • Stable (39)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (11)
  • Poor pitcher (11)
  • Complicated controls (8)
  • Not powerful (6)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (66)
  • Crushing ice (41)
  • Cooking (38)
  • Small kitchen (31)
  • Large kitchen (25)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (40), Avid cook (19), Gourmet chef (12)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (62), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (20)

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

I like this

By 

from millis, ma

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Good Pitcher
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Hard to Clean

Best Uses

  • Small Kitchen

Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

I like this because it fits in My smaller kitchen and I use it frequently, but the blades are sometimes hard to get out

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

i would buy this product because is important in the kitchen

By 

from san jose costa rica

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Powerful
  • Stable

Cons

  • Complicated Controls
  • Poor Pitcher

Best Uses

  • Crushing Ice
  • Drinks

Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

i try tu use it to crush ice and mix vegetables to prepare some drinks

  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
4.0

its great blender

By 

from calgary canada

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Good Pitcher
  • Powerful
  • Precise Control
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Crushing Ice
    • Drinks
    • Large Kitchen

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    this is my go to blender

    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    3.0

    Vitamix blender review

    By 

    from algeria

    About Me Avid Cook

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Powerful
    • Precise Control
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Hard to Clean
    • Poor Pitcher

    Best Uses

    • Drinks
    • Small Kitchen

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    Device is not worthy of its imperfections system generally acceptable in everyday use and pans remembrance

    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    4.0

    Good blender

    By 

    from LA

    About Me Casual Cook

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Powerful
    • Precise Control

    Cons

    • Hard to Clean

    Best Uses

    • Cooking
    • Drinks
    • Small Kitchen

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    I bought this blender a week ago , since then I used it many times and times.it look beautiful ,powerful and easy to use.one day when I try to put stuff in it it slipped off the table,but fortunately I was surprised that it didn't break down, so it is really strong blender.one thing I hate about it, it makes loud sound especially with hard food and ice mixture.

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

    Very good

    By 

    from Mohammed

    About Me Gourmet Chef

    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:

      It is easy to use and very fast and great

      • Affiliation:
      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
       
      3.0

      I would buy this product

      By 

      from Anchorage United state

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          Very good

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

          Exceeded expectations!

          By 

          from Ion,California

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Good Pitcher
          • Precise Control

          Cons

          • Not Powerful
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Drinks
          • Large Kitchen
          • Small Kitchen

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          Oh man, I love this thing! I'd started making fresh juices for myself by borrowing various juicers from friends for a week at a time. I tried a couple of centrifugal juicers, but there was a ton of waste. My dad bought a VitaMix and said it was terrific. Then, I was doing some freelance work for a creative group, and the president told me that she has been juicing for four years, using centrifugal and masticating juicers, but the VitaMix was THE ONE. She was getting rid of all her other juicers. That did it. I make fresh juice several times a day now. The VitaMix could not possibly be easier to clean - most of the time all I have to do is rinse the container and top. My husband, who turns up his nose at ANYTHING good for him, is now chugging spinach/grape/banana/pineapple juice once or twice a day - and loving it! My two girls, 13 and 11, are making their own juices - even when I'm not around. VitaMix uses the entire fruit or vegetable. You get all the fiber and no waste. Couldn't be happier.

          One caveat: Many kitchens don't have enough space above the counter to fit the whole VitaMix underneath (with base and pitcher it's 18" tall), but I have mine on a little table that has enough clearance. I'm sure that helps me use it more, since I don't have to dig parts out from a cabinet.

          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          4.0

          Love This Product

          By 

          from Athens, AL

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Powerful
          • Precise Control

          Cons

          • Poor Pitcher

          Best Uses

          • Drinks

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          I am always trying different types of smoothies, milkshakes and other drinks. I absolutely love having this product in my home. Lots of power, I don't have to worry about burning it up like I have with others in the past. The only thing that I think might could be better is the quality of the pitcher, but it hasn't broken so far so i am not complaining. I also occasionally use it to blend up parfaits. All around good product and would definitely buy again for myself or as a gift to a loved one.

          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By 

          from Stuttgart, De

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Precise Control

          Cons

          • Poor Pitcher

          Best Uses

          • Cooking

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          Goooooood

          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample

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