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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 871 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (677)

  • 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 (115)
  • Easy to clean (111)
  • Good pitcher (85)
  • Precise control (83)
  • Stable (83)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (23)
  • Poor pitcher (15)
  • Complicated controls (13)
  • Unstable (10)
  • Not powerful (7)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (121)
  • Cooking (79)
  • Crushing ice (78)
  • Small kitchen (58)
  • Large kitchen (50)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (80), Avid cook (29), Gourmet chef (27)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (90), 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 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

            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample
             
            5.0

            amazing blender

            By 

            from egypt

            About Me Casual Cook

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Good Pitcher
            • Powerful
            • Stable

            Cons

            • expensive

            Best Uses

            • Cooking
            • Crushing Ice
            • Drinks

            Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

            I love this product! This is the best blender I have ever owned!This Blender is wonderful and easy to operate all the way round foreverythingEasy to use The product is beautiful and its size is suitable for using the family and does not consume a lot of electric energy, powerfull with high quality and many speed switchI love how quick this blender works and gets literally every piece of food processed. Makes the perfect level of thickness for smoothest and juices blends well doesn't leave chunks like other ones I really like to make in here soup and sauces also salsa. It crushes ice to make very good drinks It makes mixed drinks in a snap!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 blenderI have advised all my family, neighbors and friends to buy this product definetly would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect blender!I would buy this product again

            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample
             
            5.0

            One high power and an indisputable quality

            By 

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Casual Cook

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Powerful
            • Precise Control
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Hard to Clean

            Best Uses

            • Cooking
            • Crushing Ice
            • Drinks

            Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

            The product is one of the best I have tasted, it has a very high power and an indisputable quality, I recommend it without prejudice. My experience at the time of using it was very satisfactory, it is very elegant and the best part is that it feels very safe, and the noise is almost imperceptible. They offered me a good price, but I have to check my budget and see if I can buy it as soon as possible, in order to enjoy this incredible product. I have years of buying it already, because I liked it a lot. In fact, I told my whole family group to be encouraged to eat it and several of my friends too. Also something that I liked was that it had many speeds and it is good for all kinds of fruits and ice is not fascinating.

            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample
             
            5.0

            All time favorite

            By 

            from Cincinnati Ohio

            About Me Gourmet Chef

            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 will never replace this blender ever. I find an excuse to use this at least once a day lol, it's so nifty that I just can't get enough. It's pricey but well worth it, especially considering that it doubles as a margarita maker.

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