When it comes to blenders, one brand tends to stand out among all the rest: Vitamix. They’re among some of the most expensive on the market, but continue to deliver some of the best performance and quality you’re going to find in a home blender. In fact, unless you’re just absolutely into hardcore smoothies, you probably can’t see the point in spending that much. But we’re here to tell you why they’re worth it.
Sure, you could walk out to your local Target or Costco and get yourself a decent blender for under $50. But it won’t stack up to any high-end models. And we’re all about investing in the right tools for the job. Vitamix’s are some of the most powerful, and the 5200 clocks in at 2 horsepower. That doesn’t sound like much, but that’s your blender. 2 horsepower is enough to blend just about anything you could use in everyday cooking – nut butters, smoothies, iced frappes – you name it, the Vitamix can blend it.
Vitamix’s come with a Variable Speed Control, which allow you to manually control exactly how fast the whole thing works; put it on high for crushing ice, or turn it down nice and low to gently mix some sauces. Load it up with all the fruit you can imagine, and this puppy will puree it down to an ultimately fine smoothie. You’ve got way more control than a traditional blender gives you, and the included tamper makes blending even easier and less hassle than before. Furthermore, for a blender, these things are practically indestructible, and Vitamix backs them up with a 7-year warranty. Which means that you aren’t just buying a decent blender, you’re buying a blender for at least 7 years.
So go ahead, and consider making the investment in a Vitamix. If you’re like us, you’ll find yourself using it way more than you thought you would. They’ve got one in every size and price range available, and you’ll be sure to find one perfect for your needs. Happy Blending. You will soon be making smoothies, soups, dough, nut butters, and on and on.
Vitamix 5200 Features
- 64-ounce container; perfect for blending medium to large batches
- Variable speed controls let you dial things in exactly as you need
- Precise and powerful for all kinds of ingredients – ice, fruit, seeds.
- The blades in the Vitamix container can actually move fast enough to create heat, warming food up.
- BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester.