Vitamix 5200 Blender Review
The Vitamix 5200 which was introduced in the year 2007, is a very popular blending machine and also one of the most smash-hit model in the history of the Vitamix series. Even though it doesn’t feature the latest designs we currently have in the market, it performs extremely well and it’s longevity is really something else. The Vitamix 5300 have been reviewed by so many people and even currently some house cooks and companies still make use of it. It has always been among the most exclusive models even after Vitamix introduced 20 new models since then
The Vitamix 5200 features 2 horse power Swedish- built motor, 10 different speed options, simple toggle switches, 64 oz container and so much more. The Vitamix 5200 performs extremely well with smoothies, sauces, frozen desserts, nut butter, crushed ice, juices, frosted icing as well as whole grain flours. This makes the Vitamix 5200 a good, highly dependable expensive blender. It is has simple controls and there is no much difficulty during cleaning. The Vitamix 5200 also comes with a seven years warranty from the company and as such it perfectly suits anyone searching for a good blender that performs extremely well
VITAMIX 5200 FEATURES
- Has a strong l 2.2 horsepower motor that offers 11.5 amps blending power.
- Features 10 different speed controls
- Has a 64oz clear container
- BPA-free Tritan Copolyester material.
- Easily blends medium to large batches.
- Perfectly blends smoothies, soups, sauces, frozen desserts etc.
- Has 4 prong stainless steel blade.
- The Vitamix 5200 is also designed for frosted icing, crushed ice, nut butter, and whole grain flours.
- Even though there is absence of pulse mode, it can effectively pulse on its own
- Has Tamper for thick recipes.
- It can easily change speed depending on the texture of the substance
- It comes in black or white color
- Has 7 years warranty
FUNCTIONALITY AND VERSATILITY
- Smoothies – The Vitamix 5200 perfectly crushes difficult edibles such as blue berry/ strawberry seeds, cored pineapples, apples, carrots as well as avocado pears and produces an excellent fruit/vegetable drink. It takes about 15-20 seconds
- Frozen desserts/ingredients – In order to grind frozen fruits or ice, you’ll have to set the high speed mode and within 30 seconds, you’ll get a good fruit sorbet, ice cream, cold stones and frozen yogurt. The tamper can be used to move down difficult frozen foods for a uniform result. The Vitamix 5200 can remove ice from Pina colada, margaritas and so on. No additional liquid is required for this process.
- Soup/ hot ingredients – The Vitamix 5200 boils liquids with heat and within 5-6 minutes, it is steaming hot already
- Chopping/food preparation – The 5200 makes guacamole, salad, salsa dressing and so on using the speed range and low speed RPM. It also slices and grinds onions, carrots and cabbage
- Grinding/milling – The Vitamix 5200 also blends any type of coffee beans or herbs without much difficulty. It makes good baking flour and grinds grains such as rice.
BASE UNIT & MOTOR POWER
- The 2 powerful horse power motor in Vitamix 5200 is equivalent to 1500 watts and perfectly suits its blending capacity since the Vitamix 5200 has been designed to be an industrial blender. The blades offers a rotational speed of 11 to 240 miles per hour and performs at 37,000 RPM. The Vitamix 5200 is made of metallic material and its longevity and efficiency is improved by the ball bearing design
- The Vitamix 5200 features a cooling effect that functions even when it is in use. When overheated, it shuts down on its own to avoid burning up
CONTROL PANEL & SPEED
The control section is simple and understandable. It has a dial for 10 speeds which enables you to choose how uniform you want your meal to be , a high /variable switch for strenuous task such as ice breaking, making smoothies, hot soups, nut milk including ice cream. It also has the on/off switch.
The Vitamix 5200 has an outstanding 64 oz container with a height of 20 inches (without the lid, it’s height is about 17.5 inches). Due to its height, it might not be suitable for your average sized kitchen cabinet but it can blend small quantity of food which is suitable when you need to make something for just yourself and as such you do not need to purchase a 32 oz container or a 42 oz container for small quantity of food.The container is mounted on a rubber pad which lowers vibration while the blender is at work. It features a pitcher which does not have a BPA and consists of impact-resistant copolyster which has been confirmed by the FDA for food and drinks containers
The Vitamix 5200 features a strong wet stainless steel blade which can be removed with a special kind of wrench . This blades makes cutting and blending easy. You can also purchase a dry blade together with the 32 oz container. The wet blade is suitable for frozen desserts, soup kneading, grinding and milling while the dry blade is good for grinding coffee, kneading dough and Milling flour
Operating the Vitamix 5200 just requires attachment of the container to the base, addition of ingredients, attachment of the lid and then you turn it on. The Vitamix 5200 is simple to operate just like other Vitamix model. Addition of water or ingredients can be done even while the blender is on unlike most blenders that spill liquid when water or ingredients is added
Cleaning the Vitamix 5300 is easy. All you have to do is to rinse with mainly hot water. Most people do add soap into the container and then switch on the blender to maximum speed, it creates a foamy swirl that automatically cleans the container within 10-30 seconds. Clean with a dry cloth after the process.
The Vitamix 5200 comes with a 7 years warranty which covers both the shipping, parts and labor. This is one of the reasons why I love the Vitamix brand
WHERE TO BUY THE VITAMIX 5200 BLENDER
The Vitamix 5200 can be purchased from the Vitamix official website. Vitamix adds a free shipping credit to your order without the use of a coupon. All you need to do is to add the Vitamix 5200 to your shopping cart and then go through the normal buying process.
The good thing about purchasing from vitamix is that they offer a risk-free-30-day- trial and that means you can easily return a Vitamix blender if it doesn’t suit your taste after purchase within the first 30 days and be certain that they will give you back your money completely and pay for your return shipping as well.
If you do not have enough money at the moment, Vitamix is currently offering a chance to pay in 18 simple installment without any interest charges
- It is a very strong blender that can crush whatever you put inside it perfectly
- Has ten different speed controls.
- Very suitable for smoothies, soups, sauces, frozen desserts, and much more
- It is also perfect for frosted icing, crushed ice, nut butter, and whole grain flours.
- It is a multipurpose blender that is perfect for grinding, chopping, making hot soups, frozen desserts, milling, and blending.
- Absence of pulse mode but can effectively do pulsing task
- It has a long life and it is very dependable
- It can process small quantity of food
- It has can perfectly clean itself
- Features easy controls
- It comes with a 7 years warranty
- It lacks a juice squeezing section
- A special wrench is required before its stainless steel blade can be removed. But cleaning the blades does not require such process
- Lacks preset programs
- There are some users that commented on its noiseless feature
Due to its longevity, I think the Vitamix 5200 is a must have. A lot of people have purchased this blender over the years and they have been completely satisfied with what they saw in this model. It is super effective, dependable and performs extremely well. Just its easy controls and convenience should have convinced you enough about why you should purchase the Vitamix 5200