4.7
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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 902 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (703)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (163)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (142)
  • Easy to clean (135)
  • Good pitcher (106)
  • Stable (101)
  • Precise control (100)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (27)
  • Poor pitcher (15)
  • Complicated controls (14)
  • Unstable (10)
  • Not powerful (7)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (151)
  • Crushing ice (103)
  • Cooking (97)
  • Small kitchen (69)
  • Large kitchen (61)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (102), Avid cook (35), Gourmet chef (30)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (96), 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

The Best Blender

By 

from Moses Lake Wa.

About Me Avid Cook

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cooking
    • Crushing Ice
    • Drinks

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    This is in my top 5 small kitchen appliances..

     
    5.0

    I use it every dat

    By 

    from Fayetteville tn

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Good Pitcher
    • Powerful
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cooking
      • Crushing Ice
      • Drinks

      Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

      Fast way to mix stuff

       
      5.0

      Love my Vitamix!

      By 

      from Port Orchard, WA

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Drinks

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        I love my vitamix. I use it every day for my Shakeology! It blends the ice and ingredients in a fast and smooth way. I have never had any problems with it and it is so powerful that it just takes a minute to blend. I also use it sometimes for food processing. It works great for blending foods also. Love it. I have never had a blender that works so efficiently and easy. As well as being easy to clean! Love it!

         
        5.0

        Great product!!

        By 

        from Indiana

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Cooking
        • Crushing Ice
        • Drinks

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        Great blender slightly on the bigger side :) works great and lots of pressure.

         
        5.0

        Think of it as your magic third hand

        By 

        from Skokie il

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cooking
          • Crushing Ice
          • Drinks
          • Large Kitchen

          Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

          Easy to use and saves you time in the kitchen! If you work late But still value a home cooked meal this will do during the weekdays you can pop out your chefs hat on the weekend

           
          4.0

          Everything and more!

          By 

          from Delaware

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Powerful
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crushing Ice
            • Drinks

            Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

            I use this for soups, drinks, shakes, smoothies... It crushes, whips, blends, chops, and more.

             
            5.0

            Great blender

            By 

            from Northern IL

            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:

              I use this for our smoothies and it grinds up everything awesomely!

               
              5.0

              Love It!

              By 

              from Ocean Springs MS

              About Me Avid 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:

                Love this blender it is great for making drinks and blending foods.

                 
                5.0

                good

                By 

                from good

                About Me Casual Cook

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Good Pitcher

                Cons

                • Complicated Controls

                Best Uses

                • Drinks

                Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

                good

                • Affiliation:
                • I received a sample
                 
                4.0

                Very useful

                By 

                from Louisville ky

                About Me Casual Cook

                Pros

                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Hard to Clean

                Best Uses

                • Crushing Ice
                • Small Kitchen

                Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

                Good for smoothies and mixing drinks

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