Vitamix 5200 Versus Vitamix 7500 Blender – Which is Better?
Are you impressed by the versatility, durability and pure power Vitamix blenders have to offer and are particularly interested in investing in either the Vitamix 5200 or 7500, however are slightly unsure over the exact differences between the two blenders and ultimately which one presents itself as the best value for the money?
If so, this comparison guide Vitamix 5200 Vs 7500 will be able to help you out, providing a brief review of both, highlighting their distinct differences and ultimately deciding on an overall ‘winner’ & recommended buy. Let’s go right ahead and compare the 5200 and 7500.
Vitamix 5200 Blender Review
This is what many consider to be the staple model from the Vitamix blender range, whereby it offers the best value for money — whereby it is a fair bit more affordable than other than blender models in the Vitamix range but still more than capable of producing quality produce and is built in the top quality Vitamix fashion. It features a commercial standard 2 horse power motor whereby it has variable speed control (the dial) so you have control over the texture of the food you are blending and offers a shatterproof 64 oz container for you to blend all your ingredients.
Vitamix 7500 Blender Review
Now this is where people understandably get confused when comparing the 5200 and 7500, because ultimately they work on the same primary feature basis — essentially the 7500 was built as a successor to the 5200 (pro 2012). So that’s why it still comes with the same ultra powerful motor, has the same 64 oz capacity as well as it being operated through the pulse function & dial at its frontal plate. However, it is what we like to refer as a ‘next gen’ model which has undergone a serious of subtle improvements made to the ‘old gen’ models (which the Vitamix 5200 is). So the section below pin-points the next gen improvements made to the 5200 to become the 7500.
What’s the Difference Between the Vitamix 5200 and 7500?
So as said, primarily they are the same blender. However, the 7500 has been upgraded in a number of departments. Firstly, as you can see from the thumbnail of the video comparing the two blenders above (the left being the 7500 and right being 5200), the newer model is shorter yet wider (still the same 64 oz capacity though) this offers a number of advantages:
i. As claimed in the video it can fit under the kitchen cabinet and is just generally easier to store away (a more convenient shape) ii. Moreover, it is now easier for the blender itself to blend the ingredients and get at the actual food, resulting in better produce and iii. it is a lot easier to get the food out the container, rather than you having to end up scooping bits out with the 5200.
A slight design change, but as you can see nothing too drastic — they have altered the button configuration slightly, but that’s about it and provided a different array of colored finishes. A fairly notable improvement though is the acoustic engineering work that has gone into the 7500, being now reportedly40% quieter in peak operation than the 5200, this is due to the fitted cavities integrated as well as dampening material to capture & ‘muffle’ the noise produced by the 7500 commercial motor.
The motor now also gets a better airflow, this allows it to cool more effectively and thereby it can ‘work harder for longer’ without getting as overheated as the 5200 would, this in turn means you get a better performance from the 7500. It also has longer and tougher stainless steel blades to chop with (4 inches with the 7500 as opposed to the 5200) — both these factors means in general the texture is smoother and better but also the entire ‘blending process is faster’ with the 7500 as well.
Should You Buy the Vitamix 5200 or 7500?
The only other significant difference I haven’t mentioned yet is the price. The Vitamix 7500 (also known as the Pro 300) comes in at about $530 whereas the 5200 is at $470, so really you are looking at a difference in price of about the 60 bucks range.
For me, it is a pretty easy decision — with all the advantages, improvements and benefits listed above the Pro 300 (i.e the Vitamix 7500) more than justifies the extra $60 and since this is a lifetime investment (yes, Vitamix blenders really do last this long) all the extra convenience the Pro 300 offers, makes 60 dollars pretty negligible. However, which will you go for the Vitamix 5200 or 7500 and why?
Let us know if you have any questions about either blender in the comments below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.