Detailed Vitamix 7500 Review: What Other Reviews Won’t Tell

If you’re ready for a serious blender, the Vitamix 7500 is definitely worth considering. It is a solid all-round blender/food processor that produces professional results yet is extremely easy to use.

In this post, I am going to tell you all about the 7500 model. My goal is for this to be the ultimate Vitamix 7500 review.

I will answer, from my own experience and from extensive research, all the questions I have seen asked about this blender: I mean about the features (the best ones, and the worst ones), what it can and can’t process, how easy it really is to own, and use… questions about the best price and so much more.

I hope I can prevent you the hours of research I spent on my blender decision. By the time you’re finished with this one post, you’ll be able to make the decision about whether or not a Vitamix 7500 is right for you.

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Otherwise, you can either select your most important question from this table of contents below, or keep scrolling to read the entire post.

Quick Note On The Sources Of My Information

I have to get this out of the way before we start, because of how many crazy reviews there are for everything on the internet.

The information I’ve put together below comes from my own Vitamix experience, and from online reviews. I’ve been careful to only pull info from reviews that were written by verified buyers OR ones that included so much detail that there is no question in my mind the writer had been using the blender regularly.

I also took the time to study reviews across a selection of sites rather than just looking at Amazon. And to make sure I truly had covered ALL the bases, I’ve spoken to several friends of mine that also own this blender themselves. Admittedly one friend has only owned it for a few weeks, but she has already used it for smoothies, baby food and hot soups, every single day. You’ll find her feedback included in the overview blender review below.

So now we’re all clear about where this info is coming from we can get onto the good stuff.

What do you get with the Vitamix 7500?

The 7500 ranks #2 on our “Best Vitamixes to buy in 2017” list for a reason.

Here’s what you get in the Vitamix package when you purchase. Your box of goodness will arrive complete with:

  • The very latest 2.2 horsepower Vitamix blender motor which will be set in a sturdy unit with sucker pads for stability and an easy to read illuminated control panel.
  • A low profile jug made from BPA free materials with a capacity of 64ozs.
  • A tamper to allow continuous processing of thick ingredients
  • 7 year warranty
  • Professional recipe book
  • A helpful getting started DVD

When did the Vitamix 7500 come out? While the official Vitamix website doesn’t list an official release date, it appears from what I’ve read about the launch online that the 7500 model release date was 2013.

What’s So Good About The Vitamix 7500?

Here are some of the pros of the 7500 model that reviewers have consistently noted:

Very Quiet (for a blender) – many people say this is an exceptionally quiet blender for the amount of power it has. This isn’t surprising because the people at Vitamix have built noise and vibration dampening into the 7500 model. It has been specifically designed to be about 40% quieter than other Vitamix models. This is an extra plus for those who like a morning smoothie when their housemates or babies might still be asleep!

NOTE: This fact is also extremely important because it’s the main factor that separates the Vitamix 7500 from it’s slightly more expensive counterpart, the 750. The 7500 is considered to be significantly quieter than the 750, and many people choose it for that reason.

You’ll read more about the noise level of the 7500 later in this review

Easy to use pulse control – being able to pulse the ingredients helps the user to stay in control and give a mix a few seconds to finish it to the right texture. Sometimes, depending on what you’re making, a more food processor-like pulse function is helpful!

Variable speed control – the variable speed control also helps users to vary the speed mid-blend which is especially helpful when you’re working with different fruits and veggie textures in the one container. If you’re making a smoothie with a lot of raw and hard items (e.g. carrots, apples etc) you might need to ease in slowly and amp up the speed once the fruit/veggies are a little more chopped. The 7500 blades have a top speed of 240mph.

Low profile designthis low profile blender easily slides under most kitchen cupboards, so it can be left out on the countertop. Some of the other Vitamix models are set taller which makes it trickier to fit under the average kitchen cabinet. Of course, we don’t want your blender gathering dust in the back of the cupboard you had to shove it in because of a lack of space for it on the counter. Luckily with the Vitamix 7500 you won’t have that issue.

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Makes delicious green smoothies – unlike many other blenders, the 7500 is well known for it’s green smoothies due to it’s ability to properly blend leafy greens leaving no chunky fibrous fragments in your drink.

Easy to find and buy 7500 Vitamix accessories and parts – you can easily buy accessories for this blender including a dry container for creating flour for artisanal baking and even travel cups for those who like their smoothies or soups on the go.

Nut butter success – the fast sharp blades and variable speed allow you to churn delicious and high quality nut butters. Users said the best way to do this was to start the nuts on slow or pulse them a couple of times and turn the speed up to finish the blend and make a smooth, buttery consistency. The most popular nut butters I’ve seen mentioned across the health blogs are peanut, cashew and almond.

Easy to keep clean – there are no annoying little corners in the 7500 jug where sneaky food remnants can hide. To clean the 7500 all you have to do is add a drop of detergent and some warm water and turn the blender on for 30 seconds or so. This easy cleaning makes it straight forward to keep the blender hygienically clean.

Warming Soups – the Vitamix 7500 hot soups are also a major selling point to users across the internet. The blender is so powerful that it can literally blitz cold vegetables into hot soups when you add water and blend for 3-6 minutes (times will vary slightly based on ingredients, follow the recipes in your Vitamix cookbook).

Nothing’s perfect: Vitamix 7500 Issues

Without trying to sound over-the-top, there are no significant issues with this blender after extensive review-reading across multiple sources. The few things that were mentioned are more niggles than “issues”, but here is a summary of the few I did find just in case one of them is significant to you and your family.

Container not dishwasher safe – the Vitamix 7500 is not dishwasher safe and must be cleaned by adding detergent and water and turning on.

Black flecks – a tiny number of reviewers (relative to the total) mentioned that on their first uses they could see little black flecks in the food they made with the 7500. It was also mentioned in the question section on the Vitamix Amazon page, however this is a known issue and Vitamix have assured all customers that these tiny flecks are completely inert, they are in no way harmful and that they will help customers who notice them.

If you notice it and do not want to use that container, you can speak to them. Normally, they replace the jug. Only a tiny number of containers seem to have the problem, so a new jug (which would be promptly delivered by Vitamix) solves the issue.

How Loud Really Is The Vitamix 7500?

As a Vitamix owner I can say that it’s not super duper quiet… If it’s on full speed and someone’s standing next to you, you won’t be having an easy conversation with that person but the volume increases as you turn the speed up and you don’t need to use full speed for everything.

If the noise is bumming you out, you can always turn it down a fraction and blend it for longer on a lower setting. OR in the absolute worst case scenario, you can load up your ingredients, and carry the Vitamix into the next room to turn it on.

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Plus, it’s no different with other blenders that have less power. My friend has a Ninja BL660 and I saw him change rooms once when we stayed with him (because of our baby haha!).

Does stuff get stuck/trapped in the middle because the container is big?

It’s possible that if you’re preparing a small amount of stuff, this can happen. For me, it usually only takes a bit of shaking and tapping to remove but sometimes you might need to do a scoop or swipe with a spoon or spatula depending on what you’re making.

The only time I’ve run into issues with my 7500 is when I’m making a small amount of pesto and it blends so well it slips under the blades a little but it’s quickly fixed with a bit of prodding. For me, I’m not making pesto very often, so it’s not a deal breaker by any stretch.

However, if you’re regularly preparing single serves of things, and you think this may become annoying, it’s probably best to check out one of the smaller Vitamix models.

Do I need a separate wet or dry container? Or is the jar that comes with it suitable for all food processing, wet and dry?

The Vitamix 7500 comes with a ‘wet’ container. For dry ingredients like grains, you can buy a separate ‘dry container’ that’s compatible with any Vitamix model. The dry container has blades that are shaped to push the ingredients up and maximize the packing in the bottom corners.

This is not to say that you can’t grind dry ingredients using your ‘wet’ container. You just need to ensure that the container is completely dry before you use it. This means extra effort especially you’re constantly using the container to make smoothies.

Another selling point for the ‘dry container’ is that if you grind hard items, they could scratch the interior of the pitcher over time, especially near the blades. Having a dry container could be handy especially if you have the budget for it, but it’s not an absolute necessity.

What is inside the Vitamix 7500 Blender Super Package?

The “Super Package” for the Vitamix 7500 is a value-added kit to the standard blender. This extra package includes a 32oz Dry Grain Jar to store ground foods in an airtight container. Additionally, the package comes with 2, 20 ounce To-Go Cups for taking your blended smoothies, juices, or other drinks with you wherever you go. These cups do not attach directly to the blender like some models do, but will provide you with a great option when you do not have time to enjoy your drinks at home.

How does the 7500 differ from other Vitamix blenders?

My readers regularly ask me what the differences are between various blender models. Below are the comparisons I have already been asked about:

The Vitamix 7500 vs 750

  • Motor HP
  • Preset Programs
  • Speeds
  • Noise Level
  • Jug Size/Type
  • Finishes
  • Extra
  • Warranty
  • Vitamix 7500

  • 2.2 HP - 12 amps
  • N/A
  • 10 Vriable Speeds
  • 6/10
  • Low Profile 64-ounce container
  • Black, White, Red
  • Simply Fresh Cookbook (200+ Pages)
  • 7-Year Full Warranty
  • Vitamix 750

  • 2.2 HP - 12 amps
  • 5 Preset Programs
  • 10 Vriable Speeds
  • 8/10
  • Low Profile 64-ounce container
  • Brushed Stainless, Black, Red
  • Create Cookbook (350+ Pages)
  • 7-Year Full Warranty

These two blenders are pretty similar as far as features go. They have the same motor and the jugs are virtually identical.

The reviews are almost unanimousthat the 7500 is quieter than the 750 which makes sense due to the extra attention to sound when designing this model.

You can buy the 750 in two finishes, but you get a choice of three finishes with the 7500.

However, there is one important difference, the 750 comes with five preset programmes. This might not sound important on the surface, but it gives you the opportunity to switch the blender on and walk away, (which you can do with the 7500 BUT) but knowing that your blender will stop exactly where you want it to, no matter how long you’re out of the room.

The blender senses when the food has reached the right consistency depending on what you programme you selected and stops. That is the main reason the 750 costs more.

If you’re interested in the idea of this feature then find out more about the Vitamix 750 in my full review of it.

The Vitamix 7500 vs 5200

  • Motor HP
  • Preset Programs
  • Speeds
  • Noise Level
  • Jug Size/Type
  • Finishes
  • Extra
  • Warranty
  • Vitamix 7500

  • 2.2 HP - 12 amps
  • N/A
  • 10 Vriable Speeds
  • 6/10
  • Low Profile 64-ounce container
  • Black, White, Red
  • Simply Fresh Cookbook (200+ Pages)
  • 7-Year Full Warranty
  • Vitamix 5200

  • 2 HP - 11.5 amps
  • N/A
  • 10 Vriable Speeds
  • 8.5/10
  • Classic (taller) 64-ounce container. May not fit under kitchen cupboard on countertop.
  • Black, Red
  • Whole food cookbook (300+ pages)
  • 7-Year Full Warranty

There are some major differences between the Vitamix 5200 and the 7500. They look different and work differently. First, the 7500 is a low profile blender with a wider and shorter blending jug. It is 3 inches shorter, so fits under most kitchen cabinets. The blades of these two devices are different too. They are a different shape and the 7500 blades are an inch longer than the 5200s. When in use the 7500 is quieter than the 5200. The 5200, which was designed six years earlier, does not have the same vibration dampening built in. In addition, the 7500 is more powerful with an additional 0.02 horsepower. Check out the review we did of the 5200 for more about the Vitamix 5200 vs 7500

The Vitamix 7500 vs 300

  • Motor HP
  • Preset Programs
  • Speeds
  • Noise Level
  • Jug Size/Type
  • Finishes
  • Extra
  • Warranty
  • Vitamix 7500

  • 2.2 HP - 12 amps
  • N/A
  • 10 Vriable Speeds
  • 6/10
  • Low Profile 64-ounce container
  • Black, White, Red
  • Simply Fresh Cookbook (200+ Pages)
  • 7-Year Full Warranty
  • Vitamix 300

  • 2.2 HP - 12 amps
  • N/A
  • 10 Vriable Speeds
  • 6/10
  • Low Profile 64-ounce container
  • Black, Red
  • Create Cookbook (350+ Pages)
  • 7-Year Full Warranty

The Vitamix 300 and 7500 are extremely similar. You get the same motor, jug, tamper and lid. The only real difference is the finishes and colours and a slight difference in the shape of the motor case, and the 300 comes with a bigger cookbook than the 7500 does.

Vitamix 7500 vs Vitamix 780

Both the Vitamix 7500 and Vitamix 780 are next-generation models, so they both have sleek design and unmatched power. However, the 780 is unique because it’s the first Vitamix blender with a touch screen.

The 780 gives you 5 pre-programmed settings. Aside from these automated settings, you also get a self-cleaning mode. With all its advanced features, it’s also worth noting that the Vitamix 780 is also more expensive than the 7500 by about $200.

Vitamix 7500 vs Vitamix 5300

The Vitamix 7500 has a next generation motor and motor housing, compared to the 5300’s 2.2 HP standard motor and housing. Aside from this suspended motor design being more powerful, it’s also quieter. When you get the Vitamix 7500, you also get an instructional DVD and a ‘Simply Fresh’ cookbook, which has over 200 recipes. This is in addition to the Getting Started Guide, which you get with both blenders.

Another difference is that the Vitamix 7500 comes with bigger air intake vents, and this gives it the ability to keep the motor cooler. It also has a radial cooling fan and thermal protection system.

The similarity between the two is that they both have the same wet container, which is low-profile, wide-bottomed, and can contain 64 oz. Both of them also have no pre-programmed settings, because they come with a 10-speed dial and pulse feature.

Vitamix 7500 vs Vitamix Creations II

These are both 64 ounce blenders which means you can get more smoothies made in just one cycle, but the Vitamix 7500 can be used for many more foods than the Creation II can. Soups and chopping vegetables are made much easier with the 7500. The Creation II is taller than the 7500 and it costs more but the 7500 has a better rating when it comes to simple blending applications.

The Creation II, however, does come with a travel bottle which is spill proof. So, you can blend and pour straight into the travel bottle and off you go. At least you do not have to worry about buying a travel bottle as an extra accessory when you buy the Creation II. You can expect a price difference of around 100 dollars depending on any deals available.

Vitamix 7500 vs Vitamix Creations Elite

Vitamix 7500 has a bigger jar than the Creation Elite, which has a capacity of only 48 ounces compared to the 7500 which has a capacity of 64 ounces. In addition, the Creation Elite can provide as many as 13 different functions simply by adjusting the speed button. Some of the functions include slicing meat, grating cheese, and then the normal smoothies, juices, and so much more. However, if salsa is your thing you should know that the Vitamix 7500 makes much better textured salsa than the Creations Elite.

The Creations Elite comes with a cookbook so if you do not know much about making smoothies, salsa, or whatever, you can read about it and set the blender to the right speed to achieve perfection. There is not much to consider in terms of price as the difference seems negligible. These two blenders are very similar and it is kind of hard to make a clear choice between the two.

Vitamix 7500 vs Vitamix 500

One of the major differences between these two models is that the Vitamix Pro 500 comes with 3 added settings which means you can get the same blending taste with every cycle. So if you are looking to give your family or guests a consistent taste of your smoothies, this is a good blender. The 7500 by contrast only comes with a simple speed control. The Pro Series 500 also has the 10 different speed choices which gives it an added advantage. The two blenders have the same capacity and are very similarly priced. The Pro series 500 is an improved version of the Vitamix 7500 because of the added pre programmed settings.

Vitamix 7500 vs 6300

The major defining feature that sets the Vitamix 6300 apart from the Vitamix 7500 is the 3 pre programmed setting that allow you to walk away and come back to find whatever you are blending ready. This blender can make smoothies, soups and chop vegetables. There is the added accessories of a cookbook and instruction DVD which expands the number of things you can make using the 6300. The Vitamix 7500, though, seems more durable than the 6300.

Vitamix 7500 vs Ninja Ultima

The powerful Vitamix 7500 functions at 2.2-peak HP, and Ninja Ultima takes that just a notch higher at 2.5 HP. Both can create any texture you want because of 10 variable speeds to choose from, and both have a pulse feature as well. Ninja Ultima also has a patented dual-stage technology (high torque crushing technology and high speed cyclonic blending).

The Ninja Ultima comes with a professional blender pitcher, which is bigger but also bulkier than the low-profile container of Vitamix 7500. In addition to the pitcher, the Ninja Ultima also comes with 3 pro single serve cups that you can take with you on the go. 

Vitamix 7500 vs Blendtec wildside

The main difference between the two of these blenders is the preprogramming. The Vitamix 7500 has a speed dial which means it is up to you to decide what speed is appropriate for whatever you may be trying to blend while the Blendtec Total has a preprogrammed setting for different smoothies and healthy drinks you would want to prepare. When it comes to price, the Vitamix 7500 will cost you a bit more on average than the Blendtec.

Their shapes are also quite different with the Vitamix having a cylindrical jar while the Blendtec has 4 edges. When it comes to pouring liquids, the Vitamix seems much easier to use because of its cylindrical shape and spout. They are both stand alone blenders but the Vitamix has double the capacity of the Blendtec which means it is more suited for family use. This almost makes it a great option for when you are hosting because you can make 8 cups of healthy smoothies at once.

Vitamix 7500 vs Blendtec

The Blendtec designer series brings with it a whole lot more technology than the Vitamix 7500 and this means that the Designer series is a lot quieter than the Vitamix 7500. Yet, it still manages to spin just as fast and create healthy drinks in just about the same amount of time as the Vitamix. It also has a unique feature that is able to shut down the blender when the motor is overheating.

When it has cooled down, it will start again which means you can safely use it for commercial blending and not worry about it getting burnt out. It has pre programmed settings and the blender computers can monitor the progress of whatever you are blending. The Blendtec Designer series, therefore, has a lot more features than the Vitamix 7500 and it is slightly cheaper as well. You might consider this an upgrade at a reasonable price.

What kind of user is the 7500 Vitamix good for?

If you make a lot of smoothies, soups, baby food and other blended foods, the 7500 Vitamix low profile blender is a good buy. It is sturdy, reliable and does an excellent job.

Vitamix’s 7-year warranty helps you to be sure you’re going to get great value for your investment. Should you have any issues during that period Vitamix will solve them. This company has a good reputation for treating people fairly and resolving issues quickly so you can be confident in the warranty.

You pay more up front for this type of blender, but normally it works out far cheaper than buying several less expensive blenders only to have them keep burning out. The majority of cheaper blenders will only take a year or two of heavy use before they need repairing or end up in the bin. Plus, even while these blenders are working, their output is far inferior to the power of the Vitamix.

Given the fact that the vast majority of the Vitamix 7500 reviews, across several sites were 5 out of 5 I can feel very confident in recommending this blender. It scored an average of between 4.6 and 4.8 out of 5.

Am I able to purchase a Vitamix 7500 at Macys?

Currently Macys does not sell the 7500 model. I’ve heard – or should I say read – that some people are wondering whether Costco sell the Vitamix 7500 and the answer is, currently yes. We recommend searching for this model at Amazon or if you prefer to shop in-person, Costco.

Returning Goods to the Big Three Retailers

Something else you need to bear in mind when deciding where to buy your blender is the company’s returns policy. Vitamix is a good make and most people have very few issues with their blender, but you need to know what your options are when making purchases should something go wrong. When you’re investing all this money in an appliance you need to know what your backup plan is just in case.

Amazon and Costco both take returns. With Amazon, the only options are to send the blenders back through the post or get a courier to pick it up. Costco accepts returns at their stores. Both retailers offer free shipping on most returns, but it does depend to some extent on the reason for the return and whether when they get the goods back, it actually meets the terms of the returns.

Where can I find a used Vitamix 7500 for sale?

You can save a lot of money by buying a ‘certified reconditioned’ or slightly used model. These reconditioned or refurbished models are guaranteed to be good as new. You can save anywhere from 20-40% of the original price.

When it has a ‘certified reconditioned’ mark, it has gone through a recertification process at the factory of Vitamix. These machines may come from product demos, photo-shoots, or returns. The Vitamix website is a good source of a certified reconditioned 7500. Amazon, eBay, or Craiglist also carry refurbished pieces. Used pieces sell for even cheaper.

What’s The Best Price For A Vitamix 7500?

If you’ve decided the 7500 is for you (or at least, provided you can get a good deal) here’s our intel on what the best price really is.

Unfortunately, it’s kind of complicated.

The price on the Vitamix website is almost always the same.

But on Amazon there are deals that come and go every day. If I tell you the best price today, it may not be the best price by tomorrow.

I recommend checking this listing page for the best current deal on Amazon.

This is not a factor for everyone but I also consider valuable the convenience of the shopping experience. You know that with Amazon, it’s only going to be a few clicks and you’ll be out of there.

And at the end of the day, who doesn’t like clicking a few buttons and having a shiny new blender landing on their doorstep.

I do update this post whenever there are sales or discounts available but considering that the 7500 has already come down in price from where it was a couple of years ago, there currently isn’t much more to be shaved off.

I hope you’ve found this article valuable and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask me in the comments!

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5 Comments Detailed Vitamix 7500 Review: What Other Reviews Won’t Tell

  1. Lisa Bond

    Thanks so much! All the info really helped me to finalize my decision to purchase a vitamix. Also I’m glad you talked about the refurbished ones because I thought they might be “irregular” in some way and you cleared that up perfectly. Appreciate your hard work at all the research!

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  2. B

    Great review, thanks! Any idea why the 750 is louder than the 7500? Don’t they both use the same motor? If so, why would the 750 be any louder?

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