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Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372

Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372

Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
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Features

  • Variable Speed Control: Easily adjust speed to achieve a variety of textures. The dial can be rotated at any point during the blend, so you’re in complete control
  • Large Batches: The size and shape of the self-cleaning 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches. Design Feature : Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
  • Hot Soup: The blades in the Vitamix container reach speeds fast enough to create friction heat, bringing cold ingredients to steaming hot in about six minutes
  • Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades: Our aircraft-grade stainless steel blades are designed to handle the toughest ingredients, so from the first blend to the last, you get the same quality results
  • Self-Cleaning: With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
  • What's in the Box: motor base, 64 oz. container, getting started guide, DVD, classic tamper.Cord: 6 ft.Electrical Ratings: 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 Amps and HP- 2-peak
  • 7- year full warranty

Description

Vitamix fuels passions. It’s why we’re the brand most trusted by professional chefs. But you won’t just find us in restaurant kitchens. You’ll also find us in home kitchens around the world. Because whether you’re interested in the culinary arts, making healthier choices, or enjoying restaurant-quality smoothies at home—when you’re ready to move on and move up, when you’re ready to invest in your passion, you’re ready for Vitamix. Built to Last A bargain blender's not a bargain if it doesn't last. We know purchasing a Vitamix blender is an investment. But Vitamix blenders are built to last, helping you buy dependable, not disposable. Easy to Clean Just blend warm water and a drop of dish soap at your machine's highest speed, and watch it self-clean in 60 seconds or less - no disassembly required. The Difference Is in the Blend Since the number-one reason people purchase a blender is to make smoothies, it’s important to get them right. Whether you prefer an icy blend or a perfectly smooth purée, nutrition-packed with veggies or a light, fruity treat, Vitamix smoothies give you a delicious, even blend in every sip. Power We don’t aim to have the highest horsepower. You don’t need more horses; you need trained ones. The focused power of our complete blending system causes every component of the Vitamix machine to work together, creating faster, smoother blends packed with flavor. The Universal Tool Make smoothies & juices, hot soups, flours & dough, nut butter, frozen desserts, batters, dressings & sauces, non-dairy milks, and more. Manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio USA


Product Dimensions 8.75 x 7.25 x 20.5 inches


Item Weight 10.56 pounds


Manufacturer Vita-Mix Corporation


ASIN B008H4SLV6


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Item model number 001372


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 2,602 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,005 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #17 in Countertop Blenders


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 3, 2012


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Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

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Features

  • Variable Speed Control: Easily adjust speed to achieve a variety of textures. The dial can be rotated at any point during the blend, so you’re in complete control
  • Large Batches: The size and shape of the self-cleaning 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches. Design Feature : Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
  • Hot Soup: The blades in the Vitamix container reach speeds fast enough to create friction heat, bringing cold ingredients to steaming hot in about six minutes
  • Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades: Our aircraft-grade stainless steel blades are designed to handle the toughest ingredients, so from the first blend to the last, you get the same quality results
  • Self-Cleaning: With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
  • What's in the Box: motor base, 64 oz. container, getting started guide, DVD, classic tamper.Cord: 6 ft.Electrical Ratings: 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 Amps and HP- 2-peak
  • 7- year full warranty

Description

Vitamix fuels passions. It’s why we’re the brand most trusted by professional chefs. But you won’t just find us in restaurant kitchens. You’ll also find us in home kitchens around the world. Because whether you’re interested in the culinary arts, making healthier choices, or enjoying restaurant-quality smoothies at home—when you’re ready to move on and move up, when you’re ready to invest in your passion, you’re ready for Vitamix. Built to Last A bargain blender's not a bargain if it doesn't last. We know purchasing a Vitamix blender is an investment. But Vitamix blenders are built to last, helping you buy dependable, not disposable. Easy to Clean Just blend warm water and a drop of dish soap at your machine's highest speed, and watch it self-clean in 60 seconds or less - no disassembly required. The Difference Is in the Blend Since the number-one reason people purchase a blender is to make smoothies, it’s important to get them right. Whether you prefer an icy blend or a perfectly smooth purée, nutrition-packed with veggies or a light, fruity treat, Vitamix smoothies give you a delicious, even blend in every sip. Power We don’t aim to have the highest horsepower. You don’t need more horses; you need trained ones. The focused power of our complete blending system causes every component of the Vitamix machine to work together, creating faster, smoother blends packed with flavor. The Universal Tool Make smoothies & juices, hot soups, flours & dough, nut butter, frozen desserts, batters, dressings & sauces, non-dairy milks, and more. Manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio USA


Product Dimensions 8.75 x 7.25 x 20.5 inches


Item Weight 10.56 pounds


Manufacturer Vita-Mix Corporation


ASIN B008H4SLV6


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Item model number 001372


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 2,602 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,005 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #17 in Countertop Blenders


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 3, 2012


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Variable Speed Control: Easily adjust speed to achieve a variety of textures. The dial can be rotated at any point during the blend, so you’re in complete control
  • Large Batches: The size and shape of the self-cleaning 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches. Design Feature : Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
  • Hot Soup: The blades in the Vitamix container reach speeds fast enough to create friction heat, bringing cold ingredients to steaming hot in about six minutes
  • Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades: Our aircraft-grade stainless steel blades are designed to handle the toughest ingredients, so from the first blend to the last, you get the same quality results
  • Self-Cleaning: With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
  • What's in the Box: motor base, 64 oz. container, getting started guide, DVD, classic tamper.Cord: 6 ft.Electrical Ratings: 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 Amps and HP- 2-peak
  • 7- year full warranty

Description

Vitamix fuels passions. It’s why we’re the brand most trusted by professional chefs. But you won’t just find us in restaurant kitchens. You’ll also find us in home kitchens around the world. Because whether you’re interested in the culinary arts, making healthier choices, or enjoying restaurant-quality smoothies at home—when you’re ready to move on and move up, when you’re ready to invest in your passion, you’re ready for Vitamix. Built to Last A bargain blender's not a bargain if it doesn't last. We know purchasing a Vitamix blender is an investment. But Vitamix blenders are built to last, helping you buy dependable, not disposable. Easy to Clean Just blend warm water and a drop of dish soap at your machine's highest speed, and watch it self-clean in 60 seconds or less - no disassembly required. The Difference Is in the Blend Since the number-one reason people purchase a blender is to make smoothies, it’s important to get them right. Whether you prefer an icy blend or a perfectly smooth purée, nutrition-packed with veggies or a light, fruity treat, Vitamix smoothies give you a delicious, even blend in every sip. Power We don’t aim to have the highest horsepower. You don’t need more horses; you need trained ones. The focused power of our complete blending system causes every component of the Vitamix machine to work together, creating faster, smoother blends packed with flavor. The Universal Tool Make smoothies & juices, hot soups, flours & dough, nut butter, frozen desserts, batters, dressings & sauces, non-dairy milks, and more. Manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio USA


Product Dimensions 8.75 x 7.25 x 20.5 inches


Item Weight 10.56 pounds


Manufacturer Vita-Mix Corporation


ASIN B008H4SLV6


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Item model number 001372


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 2,602 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,005 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #17 in Countertop Blenders


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 3, 2012


abunda_amazon_reviews Exploded on my newborn granddaughter! Absolutely unbelievable! My daughter in law was holding my 1-week old granddaughter in a front pouch and was making a smoothie with Raspberries, blackberries, beets, blueberries, spinach and kefir. After successfully blending those ingredients and drinking half a glass, she decided it wasn't sweet enough so she tossed in a chopped apple to sweeten it up. While blending the apple, the unit suddenly exploded a shard out the bottom of the pitcher! I'm not talking about an explosion out the top (like what happens when you leave the lid off). I'm talking about a one-inch shard of the unit itself suddenly blowing out. It was such an explosive force that the red juice flew more than 10 feet and covered almost every inch of my kitchen.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Extremely Dangerous!!!!!;;S. Davis;;;HMM, I owned a 5200 black model from about 7 years ago. My ex still has it and so I bought this one from amazon. I have only used it once so far and so I will update this post after a few more uses, but I must say something is different. Runs fine, but I'm concerned that something has changed as I remember my other unit being more powerful than this. In addition, the turn dial is definetly a different component as it is not nearly as smooth. It tends to feel slightly restrictive and the workmanship is absolutely not the same as I remember. My old unit dial rolled smoothly and just the correct amount of resistance. I am unaware if all 5200 are the same, or possibly year made, but someone at Vitamix may know of a parts supplier or change and everyone might have the finger to the chin going oops. So again, ill update shortly after I have blended a few more things, but hopefully Vitamix is going for quality and be happy with current profits, cutting costs may have unintended consequences and open door for competitors to further expand this category. So maybe someone from Vitamix has some answers for future purchasers, but at this price point I am a little concerned. I posted a picture so people don't think I'm just some critic. I'd give it a 3 or 4 star if the price was $150.00 cheaper to compensate for the cheaper components, which I assume is what the leadership team at Vitamix thought was best. And if Vitamix differs, then they better address their Quality Control department. Cause I'd bet it's one of the two.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2018;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;Has Vitamix tried to cut costs and stay at the same price point?;;Amazon Customer;;;This isn't just a blender. That's what you have to tell yourself to actually spend the money on one of these things. I know there is that age old debate about Vitamix vs Blendtech but I've never tried a Blendtech because our Vitamix has been a work horse for years of daily use and still keeps going! It's what my parents had, it's what everyone in my family has and they all love it as much as we do. I guess it's kinda like Ford vs Chevy. ;) Anyway, I'm going to make this short and sweet. Our 3 year old son has autism and severe sensory issues making him the pickiest eater on the face of the planet. That being said, he will drink just about anything we put in his cup as long as it passes the look, smell and texture tests. If it weren't for the Vitamix I don't know how we would've fed our child and made sure he got the protein, fresh fruits and vegetables etc. that his little growing mind and body need. We can sneak ANYTHING into his smoothies and he has no idea because the Vitamix works so incredibly well at blending everything flawlessly. No chunks, no pulp, no fuss! Smooth and creamy and delicious no matter what we throw in there! Not only do we use this every day for his "dinner", but I use it every day for my green smoothies and my husband uses it for his protein shakes. This thing has taken a lot of abuse and gets a pretty intense daily work out of frozen fruits and ice cubes etc. and it still works like it did when we bought it FIVE YEARS AGO. We haven't had to replace parts or have any maintenance done. Just regular cleaning and care. Boom. This is so much more than a blender, it's a way of life.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;This is not a blender, it's our way of life;;Kate Mahoney;;;I love this blender! My old blender was a very good Cuisinart one but it struggled with my smoothies. I would slice up all the hard stuff for it, like carrots, ginger root, etc. I also throw frozen things into my smoothies like frozen bananas, blueberries or strawberries. The old blender would work hard, you could hear it. I was afraid that it would eventually burn out plus the smoothies came out with little chunks of the harder vegetables in them. With this Vitamin I do not even have to cut things up much at all. I will maybe break a carrot in half but I can just toss in a chunk of ginger, add any other fruit and vegetables including a hunk of lime with the skin on and ramp this blender up. I start on low, turn the dial up and then hit the lever for max. It sounds almost like a jet engine starting up, much quieter of course, but with that kind of power. The smoothie comes out silkie smooth and the blender does not struggle at all. It is a beautiful and delicious thing. As a plus this blender will even heat up stuff you put in it from friction so you can make soups. I chose this model with the tall thin container because I saw tests that showed the shorter wider containers in all blenders caused a lot more turbulence and thus incorporated more air causing the smoothie texture to be a bit less palatable. The only issue for some (and I already knew this so was prepared) is that the blender will probably not fit on the counter under an upper cabinet. I just store it with the container beside the motor.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I love this blender;;Terryingarden;;;The motor is so unbalanced, the blender walks across my kitchen counter. Way too loud at full power. A faint electrical burning smell comes out of the blender when used. The power cord retention system seems like it was designed in the 60's. It works, but barely and poorly. I'm getting rid of this and going back to a Breville hemisphere control.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Horrible and overpriced;;Brettski

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By S. Davis - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
Extremely Dangerous!!!!!
Exploded on my newborn granddaughter! Absolutely unbelievable! My daughter in law was holding my 1-week old granddaughter in a front pouch and was making a smoothie with Raspberries, blackberries, beets, blueberries, spinach and kefir. After successfully blending those ingredients and drinking half a glass, she decided it wasn't sweet enough so she tossed in a chopped apple to sweeten it up. While blending the apple, the unit suddenly exploded a shard out the bottom of the pitcher! I'm not talking about an explosion out the top (like what happens when you leave the lid off). I'm talking about a one-inch shard of the unit itself suddenly blowing out. It was such an explosive force that the red juice flew more than 10 feet and covered almost every inch of my kitchen.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2018
Has Vitamix tried to cut costs and stay at the same price point?
HMM, I owned a 5200 black model from about 7 years ago. My ex still has it and so I bought this one from amazon. I have only used it once so far and so I will update this post after a few more uses, but I must say something is different. Runs fine, but I'm concerned that something has changed as I remember my other unit being more powerful than this. In addition, the turn dial is definetly a different component as it is not nearly as smooth. It tends to feel slightly restrictive and the workmanship is absolutely not the same as I remember. My old unit dial rolled smoothly and just the correct amount of resistance. I am unaware if all 5200 are the same, or possibly year made, but someone at Vitamix may know of a parts supplier or change and everyone might have the finger to the chin going oops. So again, ill update shortly after I have blended a few more things, but hopefully Vitamix is going for quality and be happy with current profits, cutting costs may have unintended consequences and open door for competitors to further expand this category. So maybe someone from Vitamix has some answers for future purchasers, but at this price point I am a little concerned. I posted a picture so people don't think I'm just some critic. I'd give it a 3 or 4 star if the price was $150.00 cheaper to compensate for the cheaper components, which I assume is what the leadership team at Vitamix thought was best. And if Vitamix differs, then they better address their Quality Control department. Cause I'd bet it's one of the two.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kate Mahoney - Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2016
This is not a blender, it's our way of life
This isn't just a blender. That's what you have to tell yourself to actually spend the money on one of these things. I know there is that age old debate about Vitamix vs Blendtech but I've never tried a Blendtech because our Vitamix has been a work horse for years of daily use and still keeps going! It's what my parents had, it's what everyone in my family has and they all love it as much as we do. I guess it's kinda like Ford vs Chevy. ;) Anyway, I'm going to make this short and sweet. Our 3 year old son has autism and severe sensory issues making him the pickiest eater on the face of the planet. That being said, he will drink just about anything we put in his cup as long as it passes the look, smell and texture tests. If it weren't for the Vitamix I don't know how we would've fed our child and made sure he got the protein, fresh fruits and vegetables etc. that his little growing mind and body need. We can sneak ANYTHING into his smoothies and he has no idea because the Vitamix works so incredibly well at blending everything flawlessly. No chunks, no pulp, no fuss! Smooth and creamy and delicious no matter what we throw in there! Not only do we use this every day for his "dinner", but I use it every day for my green smoothies and my husband uses it for his protein shakes. This thing has taken a lot of abuse and gets a pretty intense daily work out of frozen fruits and ice cubes etc. and it still works like it did when we bought it FIVE YEARS AGO. We haven't had to replace parts or have any maintenance done. Just regular cleaning and care. Boom. This is so much more than a blender, it's a way of life.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Terryingarden - Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2018
I love this blender
I love this blender! My old blender was a very good Cuisinart one but it struggled with my smoothies. I would slice up all the hard stuff for it, like carrots, ginger root, etc. I also throw frozen things into my smoothies like frozen bananas, blueberries or strawberries. The old blender would work hard, you could hear it. I was afraid that it would eventually burn out plus the smoothies came out with little chunks of the harder vegetables in them. With this Vitamin I do not even have to cut things up much at all. I will maybe break a carrot in half but I can just toss in a chunk of ginger, add any other fruit and vegetables including a hunk of lime with the skin on and ramp this blender up. I start on low, turn the dial up and then hit the lever for max. It sounds almost like a jet engine starting up, much quieter of course, but with that kind of power. The smoothie comes out silkie smooth and the blender does not struggle at all. It is a beautiful and delicious thing. As a plus this blender will even heat up stuff you put in it from friction so you can make soups. I chose this model with the tall thin container because I saw tests that showed the shorter wider containers in all blenders caused a lot more turbulence and thus incorporated more air causing the smoothie texture to be a bit less palatable. The only issue for some (and I already knew this so was prepared) is that the blender will probably not fit on the counter under an upper cabinet. I just store it with the container beside the motor.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Brettski - Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018
Horrible and overpriced
The motor is so unbalanced, the blender walks across my kitchen counter. Way too loud at full power. A faint electrical burning smell comes out of the blender when used. The power cord retention system seems like it was designed in the 60's. It works, but barely and poorly. I'm getting rid of this and going back to a Breville hemisphere control.

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By S. Davis - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
Extremely Dangerous!!!!!
Exploded on my newborn granddaughter! Absolutely unbelievable! My daughter in law was holding my 1-week old granddaughter in a front pouch and was making a smoothie with Raspberries, blackberries, beets, blueberries, spinach and kefir. After successfully blending those ingredients and drinking half a glass, she decided it wasn't sweet enough so she tossed in a chopped apple to sweeten it up. While blending the apple, the unit suddenly exploded a shard out the bottom of the pitcher! I'm not talking about an explosion out the top (like what happens when you leave the lid off). I'm talking about a one-inch shard of the unit itself suddenly blowing out. It was such an explosive force that the red juice flew more than 10 feet and covered almost every inch of my kitchen.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2018
Has Vitamix tried to cut costs and stay at the same price point?
HMM, I owned a 5200 black model from about 7 years ago. My ex still has it and so I bought this one from amazon. I have only used it once so far and so I will update this post after a few more uses, but I must say something is different. Runs fine, but I'm concerned that something has changed as I remember my other unit being more powerful than this. In addition, the turn dial is definetly a different component as it is not nearly as smooth. It tends to feel slightly restrictive and the workmanship is absolutely not the same as I remember. My old unit dial rolled smoothly and just the correct amount of resistance. I am unaware if all 5200 are the same, or possibly year made, but someone at Vitamix may know of a parts supplier or change and everyone might have the finger to the chin going oops. So again, ill update shortly after I have blended a few more things, but hopefully Vitamix is going for quality and be happy with current profits, cutting costs may have unintended consequences and open door for competitors to further expand this category. So maybe someone from Vitamix has some answers for future purchasers, but at this price point I am a little concerned. I posted a picture so people don't think I'm just some critic. I'd give it a 3 or 4 star if the price was $150.00 cheaper to compensate for the cheaper components, which I assume is what the leadership team at Vitamix thought was best. And if Vitamix differs, then they better address their Quality Control department. Cause I'd bet it's one of the two.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kate Mahoney - Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2016
This is not a blender, it's our way of life
This isn't just a blender. That's what you have to tell yourself to actually spend the money on one of these things. I know there is that age old debate about Vitamix vs Blendtech but I've never tried a Blendtech because our Vitamix has been a work horse for years of daily use and still keeps going! It's what my parents had, it's what everyone in my family has and they all love it as much as we do. I guess it's kinda like Ford vs Chevy. ;) Anyway, I'm going to make this short and sweet. Our 3 year old son has autism and severe sensory issues making him the pickiest eater on the face of the planet. That being said, he will drink just about anything we put in his cup as long as it passes the look, smell and texture tests. If it weren't for the Vitamix I don't know how we would've fed our child and made sure he got the protein, fresh fruits and vegetables etc. that his little growing mind and body need. We can sneak ANYTHING into his smoothies and he has no idea because the Vitamix works so incredibly well at blending everything flawlessly. No chunks, no pulp, no fuss! Smooth and creamy and delicious no matter what we throw in there! Not only do we use this every day for his "dinner", but I use it every day for my green smoothies and my husband uses it for his protein shakes. This thing has taken a lot of abuse and gets a pretty intense daily work out of frozen fruits and ice cubes etc. and it still works like it did when we bought it FIVE YEARS AGO. We haven't had to replace parts or have any maintenance done. Just regular cleaning and care. Boom. This is so much more than a blender, it's a way of life.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Terryingarden - Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2018
I love this blender
I love this blender! My old blender was a very good Cuisinart one but it struggled with my smoothies. I would slice up all the hard stuff for it, like carrots, ginger root, etc. I also throw frozen things into my smoothies like frozen bananas, blueberries or strawberries. The old blender would work hard, you could hear it. I was afraid that it would eventually burn out plus the smoothies came out with little chunks of the harder vegetables in them. With this Vitamin I do not even have to cut things up much at all. I will maybe break a carrot in half but I can just toss in a chunk of ginger, add any other fruit and vegetables including a hunk of lime with the skin on and ramp this blender up. I start on low, turn the dial up and then hit the lever for max. It sounds almost like a jet engine starting up, much quieter of course, but with that kind of power. The smoothie comes out silkie smooth and the blender does not struggle at all. It is a beautiful and delicious thing. As a plus this blender will even heat up stuff you put in it from friction so you can make soups. I chose this model with the tall thin container because I saw tests that showed the shorter wider containers in all blenders caused a lot more turbulence and thus incorporated more air causing the smoothie texture to be a bit less palatable. The only issue for some (and I already knew this so was prepared) is that the blender will probably not fit on the counter under an upper cabinet. I just store it with the container beside the motor.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Brettski - Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018
Horrible and overpriced
The motor is so unbalanced, the blender walks across my kitchen counter. Way too loud at full power. A faint electrical burning smell comes out of the blender when used. The power cord retention system seems like it was designed in the 60's. It works, but barely and poorly. I'm getting rid of this and going back to a Breville hemisphere control.