Vitamix 5200 Super 64oz Variable Speed Blender w/Dry Container
I ordered this product about four months ago, but decided to use it today. I have watched every show on the Vitamix and would get so excited. But, would not pull the product out to use it. Today, I threw in some vegetables and fruit with water just to see what the product would do. Well, it performed just as it was demonstrated on tv. I had no clue on how long to blend the drink, so I got the experience of a hot mixture (LOL) as well. I am so excited that now I am going to the grocery store to try something else. Like others, I would not have purchased this product without easy pay. I am grateful that QVC provides this type of opportunity. I am always ordering from QVC. I have rarely been disappointed. I highly recommend the Vitamix 5200. Once I figure out what I am doing with the blender, I will be blending away. Tomorrow, I think I will try the dry mix.
I have been dying to purchase a Vitamix since vacationing in Jamaica last year. They made the best smoothies and they told me they used a Vitamix. Fast forward to last month and I made my husband watch the show....he was hooked. We've owned it for a week now and make fruit smoothies for breakfast, and green shakes at dinner. Works exactly as advertised - blends everything, easy to clean. Highly recommend. The recipe book is also a terrific add on.
One of the best investments I've ever made
The price is a bit steep, but it's hard to express how impressed I am with this appliance. It is worth every single penny. It is so well-made, definitely professional quality and olidly, solidly built. It is amazing how it will make smoothies out of veggies, nuts and fruits. Just like you buy but better because you control the ingredients. When used according to directions - (don't just switch it on and then hit "high" - you should do this gradually), you have few limits in making healthy choices that taste DELICIOUS. The cookbook alone is worth $25.00 - $35.00 dollars - with great recipes. I wasn't a believer until I stayed with my daughter for a month visiting my grandchild and watched her use this daily for anything from soups, to dip to breakfast smoothies and baby food. With this great buy - you get a dry attachment too & can make almond, cashew or other butters and flours. BEST appliance in my home!
Best purchase ever!
One of the best investments I have ever purchased. Absolutely love it and QVC was great also. It works great!
I actually got my 5200 from vitamix because I wanted the compact container; however it is amazing! Worth every penny!
TOP OF THE LINE BLENDER
I have tried so many different blenders and this one is by far superior than all of them. High quality, so easy to use and it completely crushes seeds in fruits like raspberries and strawberries, no other blender I've ever tried has been able to achieve that. I am so very happy with this machine and the recipes books ARE AMAZING I use my blender at least twice a day if not more. I would highly recommend Vitamix, it's worth every penny and more..
Great Addition To Any Kitchen
You can never go wrong with any of the Vitamix models. They all are great machines that will prove to be a work horse in your kitchen. I own a different model; but I did purchase this 5200 model for my granddaughter. She makes smoothies daily for herself and her eight year old son, who is a very picky eater. His mom "slips in" veggies when making the smoothie for him each morning and he never even knows. That's a huge "plus" when cooking for anyone who does not like veggies.
And, BTW, the Vitamix Company provides EXCELLENT customer service...second to none. When they say that they stand behind their product, that is absolutely the truth.
Best blender out there
It makes the best smoothies and juices in a matter of minutes! Chops carrots and onions perfect. Wish I would have bought one a long time ago!!!!
Bad experience with Vitamix
I purchased Vitamix 5200 Super blender because of its great reviews. My aunt bought Blendtec Signature Series blender. I had very little information about Blendec blender and decided to go with Vitamix. After comparing these two products in her home I decided to return my Vitamix and order Blendtec Signature Series instead. Here is why: Vitamix is very large and bulky, it is impossible to chop in it, the container is tall and narrow and you HAVE to use the stick and push the fruits or vegetable down otherwise the blender knifes just won't blend. With comparison to Blendtec - you don't have to use the stick, it blends faster and the experience is a lot more pleasent. Blendtec container is short and wide and the blades are bigger making it so much easier to blend - no dirty stick and your counters are clean. Just one touch and it's blended. I also tried to make my already mashed potatoes smoother in both containers. I put one cup of mashed potatoes in each blender. Blendtec immediately with ease made it smoother where with Vitamix I actually got irritable, I had to use the stick, it did make it smoother but with a lot more effort and a lot more mess on the counter. I added one more cup making it two cups in each container and the Vitamix did not blend at all - it was too much for it. While the Blendtec blended with ease. Blendtec is much better product than Vitamix and Vitamix is going back! Also the smoothies turned out with a better taste in Blendtec than in a Vitamix, I don't know why, thought it was odd, Blendtec smoothies were more flavorable - and I did use the same ingredients when comparing.
Did not like Vitamix for other reasons too, I felt that if I left Vitamix I just won't like to use it, instead of a helpful tool in the kitchen I would be stuck with the bulky equipment. I don't recommend Vitamix.
To be quite honest, I have rarely purchased a product of which I would write a review. Don't get me wrong, I have purchased some really nice products, but, this one tops them all easily. First of all, I could never had afforded a Vitamix without Easy Pay.....So, for that, I am very grateful. I received my Vitamix last week, and, already wonder how I survived without it. I have already had to pleasure of grinding my own coffee, grinding grains for my own bread, making peanut butter, making my own rice milk, and, of course, many smoothies. It works like charm. If you are on the fence, please order this!!!! I would highly recommend purchasing this model with the dry container. I didn't know for sure if I would use it, but, I use it just as much if not more than the wet container. Sorry this is so long, but, there are not enough words to describe the greatness of this machine!
My New Vitamix Blender
I love my Vitamix and though pricey, it is well worth it. I have done a lot with it already and have not even began to experience all I can do with it. I would recommend this product to anyone.
it's worth the splurge
This is a great deal. I use the dry blade almost as much as the wet blade. The varible speed option makes this a food processor as well as all its many other functions. Enjoy!