4.7
823 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 823 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (642)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (152)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (76)
  • Easy to clean (71)
  • Precise control (55)
  • Good pitcher (53)
  • Stable (50)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (16)
  • Poor pitcher (12)
  • Complicated controls (9)
  • Not powerful (6)
  • Unstable (5)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (81)
  • Cooking (51)
  • Crushing ice (48)
  • Small kitchen (40)
  • Large kitchen (31)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (52), Avid cook (21), Gourmet chef (16)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (72), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (22)

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 love it

By 

from Mismo, florida

About Me Gourmet Chef

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:

    I have had this blender for a whopping 24 hours and am awestruck over how amazing it is. Last night we made a delicious, extremely filling, and healthy Spinach & Vegetable soup from the Vitamix website and was crear!!

    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    This product is amazing!

    By 

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Casual Cook

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Powerful
    • Precise Control
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Hard to Clean

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    This Vitamix blender has replaced everything that I own, it is so easy to use, I started using this when I started cooking as a beginner and let me tell you I really advice you to buy it, it is so quick and easy no effort at all but thr down side is the cleaning, but its not that hard to clean i would say its 6/10 hard.

    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    Best blender EVER!

    By 

    from Dixon I'll

    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:

      I absolutely love and enjoy this blender. I have not had any problem with this and hope I never do! Great blender to whip up some yummy Margarita.

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      Best Blender

      By 

      from mumbai

      About Me Casual Cook

      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 clean and it is easy to handle. It helped me alot, I would recommend this to my friends.

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        Vrrrrm Vrrrrrrrrrm to blend

        By 

        from NYC Girl

        About Me Casual Cook

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Good Pitcher
        • Powerful
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Drinks
          • Large Kitchen
          • Small Kitchen
          • Smoothies, Ice cream & Explorable foods

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          I got this as a gift! I absolutely LOVE this machine. I blend, and smooth and voila I have a drink or a snack! It is powerful enough to break down frozen fruit & ice that have chunked together. Just be patient and use the stamper to get the blade and food to talk.

           
          3.0

          Vitamix

          By 

          from Uae

          About Me Casual Cook

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Cooking
          • Drinks

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          Good enough

           
          4.0

          Review of the Pentax Variable Speed ​​Booster 5200

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          from jijel, algeria

          About Me Casual Cook

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Powerful
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Hard to Clean
          • Poor Pitcher

          Best Uses

          • Cooking
          • Drinks
          • Small Kitchen

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          The easy-to-use Vitamix mixer is great to use

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

          I love this blender

          By 

          from San Jose . Ca

          About Me Gourmet Chef

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Powerful
          • Precise Control

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Kitchen

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          Is a blender that sets me up and always uses it in the kitchen and is very easy to use and sturdy

          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          5.0

          Good

          By 

          from jeddah saudi arabia

          About Me Casual Cook

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              it is good and powerful

               
              5.0

              Best blender I've ever had.

              By 

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Avid Cook

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Very sharp / be careful cleaning!

              Best Uses

              • Cooking
              • Crushing Ice
              • Drinks

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              Having been a bartender in another life, I am always looking for a more powerful blender. I've never found one that actually crushes the ice like professional kitchen models until I found this blender. It's great. I've never been a fan of using a blender to make soups or sauces until I found this one. Again, it's because of the power. My only concern is that the blades are VERY sharp! Be careful when cleaning!

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