4.7
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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 812 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (635)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (150)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (66)
  • Easy to clean (64)
  • Precise control (49)
  • Good pitcher (48)
  • Stable (43)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (13)
  • Poor pitcher (12)
  • Complicated controls (10)
  • Not powerful (7)
  • Unstable (5)

Best Uses

  • Drinks (72)
  • Cooking (44)
  • Crushing ice (44)
  • Small kitchen (34)
  • Large kitchen (27)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (43), Avid cook (20), Gourmet chef (15)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (65), 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

You get the best out of strength and rigidity

By 

from Algeria

About Me Gourmet Chef

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Complicated Controls
  • Hard to Clean
  • Not Powerful
  • Poor Pitcher
  • Unstable

Best Uses

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

Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

I met all the wonderful and beautiful qualities in this device. Houses where everything required by the client of the performance, accuracy, and the size and shape pretty quickly. The company, which was created by the famous where this device is made for the convenience of clients as well as the price is reasonable and affordable

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

Useful product

By 

from Iraq

About Me Gourmet Chef

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Good Pitcher

Cons

  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Cooking
  • Drinks

Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

This mixer is very useful and fun for many uses ,including making fruit juice and preparation of many types of cuisine that is very necessary ..very cool too

  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
5.0

I love this product.

By 

from Elm mott, TX

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Drinks
    • Small Kitchen

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    Is really love this product. I'd recommend it to everyone.

     
    5.0

    Very beautiful

    By 

    from Very beautiful

    About Me Gourmet Chef

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Good Pitcher

    Cons

    • Hard to Clean

    Best Uses

    • Cooking

    Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

    Very very very very very beautiful

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

    It s a great machin

    By 

    from San jose ca

    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:

      How you use this product. Things that are great about it

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      Very versitile

      By 

      from F. Murray

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Powerful
      • Precise Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cooking
        • Drinks

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        I really enjoy my vitamix. I love using it to make soups, juices, and making smoothies. The controls are easy to use, and it gets the job done in a short period of time.

         
        4.0

        Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200 VM0103 Reviews

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        from CA

        About Me Avid Cook

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls

        Best Uses

        • Cooking
        • Crushing Ice
        • Drinks

        Comments about Vitamix Variable Speed Blender 5200:

        I bought one since the year was Daime Create Mattel drinks, milk shakes and other beverages. And I am happy that there Hedda product in my house. And he did not complain of it to buy one other gift of my friends or my family

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        I like this

        By 

        from millis, ma

        About Me Casual Cook

        See all my reviews

        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

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