Product Comparison: Vitamix 5200 vs Vitamix 5300


General Specifications
Brand
Vitamix
Vitamix
Model
5200
5300
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
Create every course of your home-cooked meal—from frozen drinks to creamy desserts—in minutes. The Vitamix 5200 is the universal tool for family meals and entertaining.
The 5300 offers power and convenience, with a 2.2 HP motor and a low-profile, 64-ounce container that fits easily under most cabinets.
Key Specs
Capacity of Blending Jar
64 oz.
64 oz.
Number of Blades
1
1
Number of Speed
10
10
Pulse Function
No
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz. Container, White
  • Shreds everything you put in it (usually works best with a good amount of fruits/vegetables with high water content).
  • 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.
  • The very large capacity 8+ cup mixing vessel is made of a strong plastic which makes it lighter than expected. The blade assembly is sharp and sturdy.
  • This blender has a variable speed rheostat so you have very good control and it also has a max speed mode which is faster than max-variable.
  • For things that you want to blend carefully you have to learn the blender's speed settings. It doesn't have automated settings like "chop" "puree" etc, its just numbers. I tried making a blended coffee with milk and it got whipped up a little more than I would have liked.
Vitamix 5300 Blender, Black
  • This machine is very simple to operate; the only variable available is the speed. I load up the jar, insert the tamper, start on lowest speed and when the big chunks are pulverized I increase the speed and let it blend at high for 20-30 seconds.
  • Frozen berries are quickly done and at the high speed, seeds and steel cut oats turn particulate.
  • The blade speed and power are just incredible. Vegetable and fruit peels and seeds are no match. You chuck it in there and turn it to 10 (vitamix should make it go to 11). Buy this immediately!
  • This blender is a big, hungry beast! There is nothing it can't take down (within reason, of course)! One of the strongest motors we've ever seen, and turns out a very SMOOTH product! Very large capacity!
  • Low-profile 64 ounce container that comes with it is unusable for 1-2 servings. Our reconditioned unit broke after 3 uses.
Size & Weight
Height
20.5 in.
17.25 in.
Width
7.25 in.
7.25 in.
Depth
8.75 in.
8.75 in.
Weight
10 lbs.
11.95 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz. Container, White
  • itamix jar has a nice rubber handle and solid feel to it. Feels heavy and substantial.
  • The plastic base exterior is solid and heavy.
  • It is relatively heavy because it is quality.
  • The size and shape of the 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches.
Vitamix 5300 Blender, Black
  • Seems like an extremely durable piece of equipment. Great for daily use.
  • The shorter container fits under my upper cabinets, so it doesn't take up any more space than the replaced blender occupied.
  • The blender itself is very heavy duty. The container is relatively wide and short, which makes it easy to use, clean and store.
  • It is pretty heavy so smaller folks may have some trouble.
Features
Color
White
Black
Blade Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
LED
No
No
Number of Bowls
1
1
Material of Blending Jar
Plastic
Plastic
Dough Making Function
No
No
Ice Crushing Function
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe Parts
Yes
Yes
Extras
Variable Speed Control, Pulverize Seeds
Easy Cleaning, Variable Speed Control, Pulse Feature
What customers say about "Features"
Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz. Container, White
  • VERY easy to clean! I was impressed that almost nothing sticks to the pitcher. Of course using sticky stuff like whey or peanut butter will require a bit more cleaning, but when I am just using veggies or fruit I can just rinse it out with some water.
  • Not as loud as many would have you believe. It's a blender, people. It sounds like a BLENDER. I'd put it a titch louder than your everyday blender, but the tradeoff is worth it.
  • The container is shatter-proof, and it is BPA-Free which is another huge plus. The parts are dishwasher safe.
  • Vitamix features a damper, which was nice when the contents stick.
  • The plastic top can be annoying to remove from the jar.
Vitamix 5300 Blender, Black
  • CRUSHES ice. This was my biggest complaint for my previous blender. Makes perfect smoothies, margaritas, etc.
  • The 3 controls is a significant improvement over the 8 speed-selecting buttons on the front that were hard to keep clean.
  • The pulse feature on the blender is great! I've made pesto, salsa and other things with this feature!
  • The wide container is my favorite feature because it makes cleanup a breeze. My smoothie game has been raised to a 10. It also comes with a great recipe book for non-smoothie uses.
Power
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes
Wattage
1470 watts
1600 watts
Safety Lock System
No
Yes
Overload Protection
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz. Container, White
  • Powerful enough for thick recipes, like hummus.
  • This machine is even more powerful than my current machine, so I'm thrilled with this purchase.
  • Love the cord wonder under the base. Lots of power for smoothies and crushing ice.
  • The cord is exceptionally long, and it reaches any of my outlets (of which i have few).
  • As far as it's functionality, it has an incredibly powerful motor that crushes ice instantly.
Vitamix 5300 Blender, Black
  • Very powerful (when using large quantities). Great value. Looks great on counter.
  • I'm very pleased with my blender selection. It is a very powerful machine; It is significantly better than the old-fashioned blender that I had.
  • Quieter , more powerful , lower and wider canister profile , bigger wider blades , and the added pulse option are all very welcome upgrades .
  • Love the blending power! Handles kale smoothies like a dream!
  • The motor is so powerful the food will actually start to heat up after too long as a result of the friction caused by the blades.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
7 year(s)
7 year(s)
Certifications
cULus
cULus

Vitamix 5200

Vitamix 5300

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
449.95 $
529.95 $

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