Vitamix 7500 Review
The next generation of Vitamix has been released and is now on sale – how does it compare to the 5200? Designed to perform like no other blender, the Vitamix 7500 is an evolution in performance blending.
“You’ll be amazed at how quickly and easily you can create professional quality recipes in the Vitamix 7500. The ultra-powerful motor and responsive controls allow you to create recipes to your exact specifications.”
Like all Vitamix blenders, the Vitamix 7500 on sale is not your average kitchen blender. This appliance is made to perform. Not only will you be able to make nutritious smoothies and frozen drinks but this machine can easily crush ice, grind grains, make nut butter, ice cream, and hot soups. With its powerful 12 amp, 2.2 horsepower motor the 4 prong stainless steel blade spins over 270 mph (~24000 RPMs). This latest design from Vita-mix is built for performance and speed but unlike any other blender on the market it is also capable of slow speeds ~500 RPMs.
Not only can the impressive powerful motor blend most any food item without issue but research has proven that the speed of the Vitamix can break through plant cell walls. This is important because much of a plant’s nutrition lies within its cell wall which is too strong for the human digestive system to break down. The result is that the Vitamix 7500 delivers more accessible nutrition for your body.
Vitamix 7500 Review of noise level. If you are familiar with high-performance blenders then you are aware that a major drawback is that these powerful appliances are loud. If you have experienced a Vitamix 5200 or older model then you know. There is good news with regard to the Vitamix 7500. While this new design has more power than previous models (Vitamix 6300/5200), the motor base has been re-engineered to include additional vibration dampening and enhanced airflow management much like what you would find in extremely expensive commercial blenders. The result is a dramatic reduction in noise. Vitamix reviews have reported a 7 decibel reduction in sound equivalent to a 40% quieter Vitamix. While we have not measured the actual difference, compared to the Vitamix 5200 and 6300, the 7500 is noticeably quieter.
Newly Designed Container
We LOVE this container! No Vitamix 7500 Review can over-estimate the value of the new 64-oz container. If you are familiar with other Vitamix blenders then you are likely familiar with their tall 64 oz containers. A wonderful feature of their containers is that they are UL rated to be used at FULL capacity. Therefore, unlike most other blenders, a 64 oz. container can blend 64 ounces. While Vitamix was one of the first companies to include a BPA-free blending container they were known as one of the tallest. Many consumers like to keep their blender on top of their kitchen counter and were disappointed to find that they could not fit their blender with the container on top underneath their kitchen cabinets. The new low-profile 64 oz container included with the Vitamix 7500 solves that issue.
The new container is much shorter than previous 64 oz containers. At slightly over 10 inches, compared to the previous height of 13.5 inches, the Vitamix 7500 with a total height of 17.5 inches, easily stores under most kitchen cabinets. Not only is the height an improvement but the result is a wider base with a bigger blade making it even more efficient and easier to do chopping tasks. It is also *much* easier to clean. We found this to be the BEST improvement.
In comparing the Vitamix 5200 vs 7500, there has been some subtle but significant improvements. A feature unique among Vitamix blenders which has made them famous is their Variable Speed Control. A simple dial allows you to control the precise speed of the Vitamix. It works in the same manor as a volume dial on a radio, the more you turn the dial the faster it blends. This allows for completing a wide variety of tasks that are otherwise difficult, or not possible, with most other blenders such as chopping vegetables, making salsa and doing delicate mixes.
While the Vitamix 5200 gave incredible control to your blending pleasure, the 7500 is even better. There is no longer a “High/Variable” speed switch. Now the Variable Speed Dial has complete range from its slowest speed to its maximum speed. Also, the speed variation is more precise; when you place the dial between 2 and 3, for example, it will always be the exact same speed every time you place the dial in that position.
In addition to the speed control improvements, the Vitamix 7500 has a Pulse feature adding even more control to your blending. A great detail of the pulse feature is that you can pulse at any speed. The speed of the pulse is determined by the position of the Variable Speed Dial.
With over 70 years experience in making performance blenders, the Vitamix 7500 keeps the Vitamix tradition of including the industry’s best warranty, a 7-year full warranty. Made in the USA, the entire blender and container is covered for a complete 7-years, a warranty that is transferable. Therefore you can be confident in your purchase; it is not uncommon for regularly used Vitamix blenders to last 20 years or more.
The Vitamix 7500 Review bottom line. If you are series about your health and you are looking for the very best that a blender has to offer then you can not go wrong with a Vitamix 7500. At $529, it is not a cheap purchase by any means but as the saying goes – “you get what you pay for”. While you can still get the very popular » Vitamix 5200 predecessor for $80 less you won’t get the quieter motor nor the shorter more efficient container and without the additional improvements. For us the sound and improved container is more than enough to justify the price difference.
If you have a Vitamix 5200, or older model, Vitamix offer’s the opportunity to » trade in and get a refund ($100 U.S./$150 Canada) on your purchase of a 7500.
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