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37 thoughts on “20 Tests Proved This is the Best Vitamix Blender [15 PHOTOS]”

  1. Elizabeth, thanks for the wonderful article and great information. We are about to buy our first Vitamix and you have really helped us. I noticed that the Certified Reconditioned A2500 is now available for even less than the 5300. I’m wondering if you would recommend the A2500 over the 5300 now since it is less expensive. Looks like we can’t go wrong with either one, but just wondered what you thought.

    Thanks again for your time and all the great information.

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    • Hey Marc – great spotting!

      If you can get a Certified Reconditioned A2500 at that price, I’d definitely recommend! Note for others reading: The price Marc saw may not be there by the time you get to this, so my Hierarchy above still stands 🙂

      Good luck.

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  2. Thank you for this! Most inclusive, yet straight to the points that matter comparison article I have found yet! Can you confirm one thing for me? The details of your second choice are for the Vitamix ascent 2300, but later in the article, reference is made to the Vitamix 7500 being your second choice. Which is better? Thanks again!

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  3. Hi, Elizabeth! Thanks for this review. Quick question. My sister has the 750 Professional, and her smoothies are deliciously smooth. Does the 5300 (Certified Refurbsiehd) give you the smooth consistency of the 750 Professional?

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    • Hi Grace!

      Definitely you’ll be able to get smooth as anything smoothies with the 5300. Maybe with certain ingredients, the 750 pro will get you to that level of smoothness faster (and a little quieter) but there won’t be a noticeable different in the end product.

      Hope that helps!

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  4. I will primarily use a Vitamix for smoothies. Would you still recommend the 5300 for that purpose? Or is there a better one for smoothie making?

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    • Because the price is so low Amy, I think the 5300 is the best for this purpose. You won’t need any of the bells and whistles so don’t pay for them.

      Hope that helps.

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  5. Thank you from one overwhelmed hope-to-soon-be Vitamix owner! I’ve researched on Vitamix, Amazon, WS but never purchased due to information overload. Appreciate very much your thorough review.

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  6. Thank you Liz this was the best help I found on the web. I’ve been perusing on and off for months. Finally a decision made. Whew 🙂

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  7. Hi Elizabeth!
    First off I want to agree with everyone else, your reviews are AMAZING and so helpful!!! Previously I sat with my notes compiled from tons of information and am would love to consider a refurbished vitamix but have decided to go with a white model no matter what. You said the 6200 is not to be considered since you can get a newer model for about same price. I see the 6500 is available in refurbished and in white and wondered if you thought that model was a great model as well. Also what are your thoughts on the shorter jar vs the taller when it comes to smaller batches of food. Seems the shorter jar is not as good for that.
    Thanks you again for the great info!

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    • Hey Sandra,

      Thanks for the kind words!

      If you’re thinking about the 6300, I’d probably just go with the 5300.

      I prefer the shorter jar even for smaller batches. It just means you don’t have to reach any implement in as far in the case where you do need to poke around a bit to get all the blended stuff out.

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  8. Thank you so much for the clear recommendation! I just purchased my refurbished 5300. I was struggling so much with which one to buy I’d still be wondering. Made my decision easy.

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  9. Great article. I usually don’t leave comments, but feel that you deserve one since your article didn’t make me yawn, fidget, or scroll obsessively. Well done. Great info delivered with a voice that sounds like it’s coming directly from a friend of mine. I bet you’re funny in person, aren’t you? Really, nice job. Oh yeah, and thanks!

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  10. I’ve read that the 5300 doesn’t work well for a single serving smoothie (16oz approximately) which is what I make almost every day. Is that true?

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    • Hey Miriam – I can’t imagine what someone could have meant by that. You definitely won’t have a problem with your single serving smoothies in terms of completeness of blend, or speed. If you want a single serving container to take straight off the blender and head out of the house, yeah, that’s not the standard 5300 jug.

      Otherwise, there can’t possibly be an issue 🙂

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  11. Elizabeth, your review was nothing short of stellar!!! I was so overwhelmed with all of the models and had no idea where to begin. My husband said to make sure I let you know how impressed he was with your information. I am super thankful for the time and energy you used to share your findings. We are going with the 750 for convenience and consistency. You are amazing and I say once more, THANK YOU!!

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  12. Excellent reviews and I so appreciate it! I, too, have been overwhelmed with the choices. I’ve written your list down and will definitely make my decision based on your research! Thanks for taking the time to share this in such an understandable way. Happy New Year!

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  13. Thanks for these reviews.! It made my decision a lot simpler since I was getting overwhelmed with all the model choices. Went with the 5300 reconditioned. Very satisfied with the decision and the excellent reviews on it, along with the great price!

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  14. You probably missed a very important point on the models with a pre-programmed setting, before you go to work and after you get up, you can focus on other things without having to take care of your Vitamix making smoothies for you to take to work. This is the reason I chose my 750 Pro.

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  15. I bought the 1. Vitamix 5300 (Certified Refurbished) after reading this. I couldn’t believe when I opened the box. it looks Bran New. I was expecting some wear on it. Not even a tiny scratch Anywhere. Thank you so much for this great review.

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    • YES Shawn! That’s exactly what I try to explain to people. Really appreciate you chiming in and I hope you enjoy your new Vitamix!

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  16. Thank you for this review! You described my decision making process exactly! In fact, three years ago I asked for a Vitamix for the holidays and got a knock off which I tried to like but actually ended up hating all of this time because it was not cheap and couldn’t blend. Your recommendations and straight-talk made me confident in my decision and my new Vitamix is being delivered this week!

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  17. Thank you so much for your reviews my wife and I are trying to decide which one to get she wants to make a lot of soups but also grinds up a lot of dry we were thinking 750 pro just because of the consistency what would you say

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  18. Thanks, Ella, I am definitely going with the refurbished 5300 from Amazon, which I wouldn’t have even considered without reading your thorough review, THANKS for taking the time to share! My daughter and husband thank you too since they are splitting the cost of my Xmas Vitamix!! Can’t wait to hand off my Ninja RX when my daughter moves out next month. I will miss her, but not the Ninja! Deb W.

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  19. Thank you for your detailed review! I have a question though, was wondering why is there a ‘dry container’? Does it mean that I have to buy a separate container to blend nuts and such?

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    • Hey Ella – In short: No you don’t need the dry container to blend nuts. The normal container will do it just fine. But if you grind dry ingredients alone (like all the ingredients are dry) regularly, the dry container may add convenience. It’s designed to minimize the amount of stuff that gets stuck below the blades (which in theory can result in a less consistent blend, and can be slightly harder to empty out/clean).

      Hope that helps!

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  20. Thank you for your reviews! I ended up going with a refurbished model that says it “may be marked as a 750 pro.” I hope I haven’t made a huge mistake by not following your exact advice.

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    • Interesting Marianne… I haven’t seen that before! If it’s a refurbished 750 for a similar price I’d say you got a great deal. If it’s just the regular 5300 in a different box that’s great too!

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  21. Thank you so much for your comprehensive reviews and information. I just ordered a refurbished 5300. I’m soo excited for it to arrive.

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