Vitamix 5200 Blender Review
This review was originally published on Dec 10, 2011.
I am still crazy in love with my Vitamix and highly recommend it – so I wanted to run this review again. I’ve had it since 2011 – and never had an issue with it.
When a Vegan friend of mine told me that she got a Vitamix for her birthday recently, my reply was something along the lines of “So What?!”
Little did I know, as she educated me, Vitamix is the best blender ever. She ranted and raved to me about it in text messages, sending me photos and what not.
Since I enjoy making smoothies, I thought I would request a product sample for review. After many requests, Vitamix was kind enough to oblige and send me a Vitamix 5200 Standard to product review. I am so thankful they did.
I LOVE THIS THING.
…or should I say, I love Superman. That’s what I call it. It is Superman.
I first made my traditional chocolate protein smoothie in the mornings, and it performed beautifully. Then I made a delicious Pumpkin Smoothie…and the Vitamix, as usual delivered…delicious smooooooothness.
I wanted to try it to make a recipe I had seen over at the blog, Peas and Thank You.
You can see how it worked out in the video below:
Here’s a link to Mama Pea’s Green Smoothie Recipe.
Vitamix pulverizes. PUL-VER-RISES!!
Watch Superman in action as it PUL-VER-RISES:
I love that it has a tamper, so that you can push the vegetables down into the blades without having to do it with a spatula and turn the machine on and off while doing it. In fact, with other blenders, I have been lazy and not turned off the blender and then end up blending the spatula! So it is awesome that the Vitamix comes with a tamper that fits just perfectly for that machine, so that you don’t blend another spoon or spatula!
The only downside of the Vitamix is that it is not recommended that you put it in the dishwasher (I did run it through the dishwasher one time (not the base, but the cannister, lid, etc. and it still works like a charm)). I am a big fan of dishwasher safe items, but as it turns out, the cleaning process of the Vitamix is pretty darn simple. I did a video to show you how easy it is:
Check out the box it arrives in and the other goodies you get when it arrives:
Here’s a video I shot during the opening process.
Check out Vitamix for yourself and see what other Vitamix owners are saying over at Vitamix’s Facebook page.