Vitamix 5200 Blender Review

If you need a great blender for your professional kitchen, the Vitamix 5200 may be the perfect choice for you. This blender features a powerful motor along with several different speeds to help you make a wide range of recipes. This product is made for someone who is used to using a blender, so those new to cooking may not enjoy this model.

  • Made For Professional Use
  • Easy To Change Speed
  • Advanced Safety Features
  • Easy To Clean
  • Food Can Cluster
  • Leaky Lid

Blender Specs

This blender is perfect for a chef who is used to controlling their blender’s power to make the perfect textures. It is a powerful model that is made to be incredibly durable. This blender is more expensive than most other models but makes up for it in durability.

Motor & Blades

The Vitamax 5200 has a motor that can reach up to peak horsepower. The blender is refined to focus the power more than output the full amount of hp at all times. This way, you get the output you need for each recipe instead of having a blender that is always putting out overwhelming power. The blender does have a stainless steel blade, but it’s not made to be sharp. Instead, the blade is perfectly designed to blend fruit and vegetables to create the perfect smoothies.

Special Features

This blender isn’t made to be easy to use for those who have never owned a blender. Instead of having modes, it simply has a speed dial that lets you adjust the speed and power of the blades. The blender also comes with an included tamper to help you break down hard to cut veggies. The lid even features a special hole in the lid that can be used with the tamper. This product is great for making healthy green smoothies.

The blender only comes with one 64 ounce container perfect for meal prepping. You can easily make a supply of green shakes to help you get through the week. The container is a pitcher design with an easy to pour mouth and sturdy handle. The noise level of this blender is directly reliant to what speed setting you have the blender set on. The blender’s speed can be changed while the appliance is in use. This can be used to help make cookie dough, ice cream, and even soup.

Size & Weight

Even with the simplicity of this blender model, it is a bit bulky compared to some other blenders. The blender isn’t very heavy at 10.2 pounds but can be a little bit more annoying to move around than similar models. It will take up a bit of room and measures 8.8 inches by 7.2 inches by 20.5 inches. Since this blender doesn’t come with a ton of extras, it won’t take up a ton of room to store in your kitchen.

Durability of Vitamix 5200 Blender

While this model may not be flashy, it is efficient and durable. The blades are made out of stuffed stainless steel, and the motor is made to process tough foods. The pitcher is made from thick plastic and the lid from heavy-duty plastic. To help keep from overheating, the model has a radial cooling fan and a thermal protection system. Even the dials are made out of sturdy plastic to keep your blender from breaking down. The blender is also able to handle hot liquids like soups, and the container won’t start to warp because of high temperatures.

Cleaning & Safety

This blender is a bit safer than some other models on the market. This is because the model features dulled blades that can’t cut you as easily while cleaning out the blender. The blender also has a safety cut-off that will shut off if the blender detects strange items. Because of this, you will need to be careful about the foods you are adding in as some ingredients like bananas have been known to set off the system, which stops the blending process. The pitcher is also made from plastic to reduce the risk of chipping or breaking. Even with these features, make sure never to stick your hand in the blender while it is on.

This blender is also made to be incredibly easy to clean. The blender is made so that you simply need to add in hot water with soap and turn on the unit. This will completely clean out the blender. All you need to do is set the pitcher out to dry and wipe off the blades to keep them from rusting. This blender isn’t made to be put in the dishwasher, so if you don’t want to use easy cleaning, you will need to hand wash it.

Warranty & Price

This model of blender comes with a generous warranty. Simply register your appliance when it arrives, and you will be covered for seven years. If you start to have rusting or motor issues, you can easily swap this blender out for a new one or send it off for repairs. This is a more expensive item, thanks to its power and easy to control speed dial. You will have to pay $435 to own this model.


What is the minimum quantity you can grind?

A cup. But with smaller quantities, there is more spraying of contents in the blender. It’s best to have the blades covered with food/liquid before starting.

How noisy is the Vitamix 5200 blender?

Although this is an awesome machine, it is very loud. Loud is comparable to the average power tool.

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