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6 thoughts on “Vitamix 5200 Review [Why You Can Do Better For The Money]”

  1. I’ve read that chefs prefer the 5200 over the newer models because they actually have more control over their creations. I’ve read that it’s the only model with the slowest speed setting, which allows for peeling garlic without chopping it! And it allows for blending as little as one cup of ingredients, without having to buy an extra pitcher to use with a wider low-profile model.

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  2. I have shared this before: My Vitamix is 45+years old. Traded a demo model when I lived in Olmsted Falls. This season, I canned 48 quarts of “V-12” juice using 12 different Organic Vegetables from my garden. This in addition to salsa, soup, marinara, pasta sauce, etc. Over the years, it has n\made 1000s of products. The ONLY thing I have replaced is the rubber gasket seal. I LOVE the steel hopper!! THANK YOU! Have recommended to MANY friends & family! Thank you Barnard family.

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  3. I have used my Vitamix 5200 daily for 22 years, pureeing about 6 to 7 pounds of mostly cooked vegetables, as well as half a cup of seeds, each morning, While I am still on the original motor, I have gone through 3 or 4 blades (at 62$ per shot) and one container (which was covered under warranty), and a drive shaft.

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  4. We have had a 5200 for about 10 years. We love this thing. But I have found the one thing that needs to be replaced about every 5 years to protect your investment. The drive bushing on top started slipping but we didn’t no it. The allen screw that hold it in place failed and rounded off the motor shaft. We are purchasing another 5200 now, as we are very satisfied with it. But I recommend replacing the bushing every 5 to 7 years to be safe. The bushing is fairly cheap, around $10 on Amazon. Hope this helps.

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    • Thanks for the tip, is it easy to do, to replace the bushing? (l’m not very technical!)
      l’ve used a Ladyship blender, it has lasted ~3 years, motor is now dead. l know it is way mediocre compared to the 5200.
      I live in Hong Kong, and was about to buy a Vitamix Next Generation Blender , but when I checked the specifications, it is 120V , l think in Hong Kong, we use 220v and the plugs are different. So can l buy a HKG / UK spec version on amazon?
      please help if can. thanks again.

      Sophie

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