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 874 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (680)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (159)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (117)
  • Easy to clean (111)
  • Good pitcher (86)
  • Precise control (83)
  • Stable (83)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (24)
  • Poor pitcher (15)
  • Complicated controls (13)
  • Unstable (10)
  • Not powerful (7)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (124)
  • Crushing ice (81)
  • Cooking (80)
  • Small kitchen (58)
  • Large kitchen (50)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (81), Avid cook (30), Gourmet chef (28)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (92), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (34)

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

It's better than Ninja

By 

from Fort Lauderdale Florida

About Me Avid Cook

Pros

  • Good Pitcher
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Hard to Clean

Best Uses

  • Crushing Ice
  • Drinks

Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

I absolutely love this blender. I thought the Ninja blender well. This thing blends better you don't taste anything but smoothness

  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By 

from Jlb123

About Me Gourmet Chef

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cooking
      • Crushing Ice
      • Drinks

      Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

      I used this product everyday such a hreat product

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      It's great, but very pricey

      By 

      from Memphis, TN

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crushing Ice
        • Drinks

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        Its a Vitamix, so yeah, it is pricey. But it works great for smoothies, pasta sauces, salad dressing, and even homemade baby food.

         
        5.0

        It is amasing I would buy this one again and again

        By 

        from Iraq

        About Me Gourmet Chef

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cooking

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          It is amazing

          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          5.0

          Yes, I will buy the product again!!!!

          By 

          from Brat990 -Scottsboro, Alabama

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Everything done in minutes!!!!
          • Good Pitcher
          • Powerful
          • Precise Control
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cooking
            • Drinks
            • Small Kitchen
            • To make ice-cream!

            Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

            My Wife and I are vegetarians, that's way we used a lot, to make gravy, soup, smoothies, ice-cream, powder sugar, cheese, coconut fudge, and a lot more! This machine is the best ever! I can not complain about the price because if you want something good you need to pay for! You pay cheap well, that's what you will get! We are very happy with this blender! (I used it more than my wife)

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By 

            from fremont, ca

            About Me Casual Cook

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Good Pitcher

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Crushing Ice
              • Drinks
              • Large Kitchen

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              I am not a big smoothie person, It's so easy to use and easy to clean - this blender is as good as it gets. I have finally been able to turn my favorite tomato soup recipe into a velvet-like purée, seeds and all.

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

              Great blender

              By 

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Casual Cook

              See all my reviews

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • The prices is too high

              Best Uses

              • Crushing Ice
              • Drinks
              • Small Kitchen

              Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

              I had bought this blender over four years a go in it still works the same as I first bought it. It's one of the best blender out there. I like making hot soup and smoothies in it. It is very easy to clean  and blend well . However, the cost of this blender is too high.

               
              5.0

              I would definitely buy again!

              By 

              from Kentucky

              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

                Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

                I really like this product! Great value too!

                • Affiliation:
                • I received a sample
                 
                5.0

                Highly Recommend

                By 

                from FrogHopper

                About Me Casual Cook

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Drinks
                  • Small Kitchen

                  Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

                  After having a smaller less powerful blender, I must say that this is an extremely powerful blender. I jumped back the first time I turned it on because I was not expecting the level of power in the motor that this has, but it does make it a lot easier to blend large pieces of fruit and vegetables down in no time to make wonderful smoothies. There is no waste of food particles left at the bottom of the blades or lumpiness in the smoothies as this really blends everything down smoothly even when ice is added. Most of the less powerful blenders on the market cant handle this. The variable speed settings work well depending on the amount of power needed for larger, heavier blending tasks. The blender is more expensive but you will never need another one and if there is a problem Vitamix stands behind their product.

                   
                  5.0

                  nice produit

                  By 

                  from tunisia

                  About Me Avid Cook

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Powerful
                  • Precise Control
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                  • Hard to Clean

                  Best Uses

                  • Crushing Ice
                  • Drinks

                  Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

                  hy there thes Vitamix produit is very good and it help me a lot for preparing my drink and crush ice it's the best for meal shaik and preparing food the only problem i have with it is hard to clean but it's very powerful and does not make noise .. so precise to control i thing it s great for preparing a baby food or for user like me how preparing loot of drinks

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                  • I received a sample

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