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Vitamix Comparison – Which Vitamix to Buy?

With so many Vitamix models it can be challenging to understand the real differences between them. Based on over 16 years of blender education, our comprehensive 2024 review guide presents details and comparisons for all models, including info you don’t get from sellers, to help you decide which Vitamix blender is best for YOU.

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Where to Start

In your journey to choose the right Vitamix you will come across a wide selection of models. They are available online direct from Vitamix, from Amazon, retailers, resellers, and some big box stores. (Keep in mind some models, bundles, and discounts are exclusively available direct from Vitamix when using our links.)

The 4 main decisions:

  • With or Without Smart Detect?
  • With or Without Pre-programs?
  • New or Reconditioned?
  • Simple, Small Space Saver?

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Getting clear on these four questions gets you very close to finding the Vitamix best for you. It is our hope by the end of this exhaustive model comparison review, questions will be answered, confusion cleared up, and you will be able to make an informed, confident choice. We also provide discounts and free shipping when purchasing your Vitamix » Promotion Details. If have a question not covered please ask below or contact us directly – we are at your service.

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Best New Value » Explorian E310
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Best All Around Value » Ascent 3300

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Vitamix blenders now organized into 3 different groups

ASCENT SERIES, PROPEL SERIES, and LEGACY SERIES

As of fall 2020 most current Vitamix blenders have been re-organized into one of two groups. The group to which a model belongs is no longer determined by motor and base design. Now you will find the Ascent Series, formerly known as the Smart System blenders including the Venturist models, the latest Propel Series (an evolved hybrid of Previous models) and Legacy blenders, aka the “Classic Series”.

Some confusion can arise in how Vitamix also has blenders that don’t quite fit the three main groups. In addition to the major groupings, the Explorian remains in its own “group” also an updated “Legacy” blender, while the ONE is in its own “group” as a smaller Vitamix. (The ONE replaced the Space Saving, S-Series,”Personal Series” blenders, which have been retired and have limited availability.)

We continue to break down the Legacy Blenders further into C-Series, and G-Series, as we feel it greatly helps to understand the differences between them which can be considerable. Jump to our Vitamix Comparison Chart.

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VITAMIX ASCENT SERIES, SMART SYSTEM BLENDERS

Vitamix Ascent Series: 2300 2500 3300 3500

Vitamix Ascent Series

After Vitamix released the Next Generation G-Series with a shorter, wider container, a much quieter motor, improved speed control, and better program cycles what could they possibly add to improve their blenders? The answer… More Technology.

See our detailed » Vitamix Ascent Series Review.

The Vitamix Smart System takes their blenders further into the the future with the Ascent Series. This Series introduced a flat digital interface, timers, wireless connection and a “brain”. What’s it all really mean? A more modern looking blender with more technology and updated features.

One thing to know if you are looking to upgrade.

The Ascent, Smart System Blenders are NOT compatible with all previous containers. This new release group comes with it’s own new blending containers.

Vitamix Self Detect 64-oz Container
The most notable feature is the Self Detect Technology. With this new technology the blender base automatically detects the particular blending container being used and makes appropriate blending adjustments. As a result a whole new series of blending containers have been created. (Legacy containers and Smart System containers are not compatible with each other.) The 64 ounce containers now have a clear lid, making it easier to see down into your blends, and no longer has the soft-grip handle. Also available are 48-oz, 20-oz Blender Cup and the 8-oz Blender Cup.

VITAMIX A2300

Vitamix A2300 base The Vitamix A2300 comes with the familiar variable speed and pulse control that we’ve seen with nearly all models. New to the series is the Self Detect Technology, the “brain” of the blender. This new feature allows the container to wirelessly communicate with the base to let it know which container is being used. Additionally it includes a Digital timer that simply counts up while blending with variable speed. The timer becomes somewhat more useful with the more expensive models.

VITAMIX A2500

Vitamix A2500 baseThe Ascent A2500 is the identical blender as the A2300 with added three program settings. Like the Legacy 500, 6300, and 6500 this includes blend setting for Smoothies, Hot Soup, and Frozen Desserts. The timer will count down with each program cycle used, displaying how much time is left for the set blend.

VITAMIX A3300

Vitamix A3300 baseFor the same cost as the A2500, the Vitamix A3300 replaces the pre-set program cycles with a programmable timer. This allows you to set the amount of time you want to blend; it will automatically shut off when it reaches zero. Additionally, the switches are replaced with a flat touch screen buttons and comes in slightly different colors. This is a great improvement over the 780.

VITAMIX A3500

Vitamix A3500 baseTop of the line at this point is the Vitamix A3500. For an additional $100 you can have all the features that the Ascent Series offers. It comes complete with everything found on the A3300 and adds five program settings. Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts, and Self-Cleaning. Finally, true to form, this top of the line model comes in a brushed stainless metal finish. If color and design is of importance, as of 2023, Vitamix released the A3500 Gold Label – complete with Eye-catching gold accents and a choice of Sage Green, Navy, White, or Brushed Gold.

In comparing the Vitamix A3500 vs 750, the A3500 provides better control and the additional features as mentioned above. Also you get the new self-detect technology and the 10 year warranty, vs 7 years.

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VITAMIX VENTURIST

Vitamix Venturist Series
When Vitamix released the Ascent Series, an included hybrid model release for Costco shoppers continued with the Venturist Series. (Vitamix often creates unique models specifically for Costco that look different than any other with features mixed from different series.)

The Venturist Series includes the Self Detect and wireless technology of the Ascent models but is built with Classic G-Series design and controls. The end result is the V1200 and V1500, older looking models with a bit of new tech added (retail pricing beginning at $630). Basically they look and operate like a Vitamix 7500/750 with a digital timer.

V1200 / V1500

Vitamix E310 base The V1200 is a part of the Smart System group and closely resembles the Ascent A2300 with features like self-detect and digital timer, but has the controls and look of a Legacy blender. The V1500 adds pre-program cycles to mirror the A2500 upgrade. Personally we prefer the better designed, feature-complete Ascent Series to the Venturist hybrid models, but great deals can be found on the 1200 to fit your budget.

See our » Venturist v1200 Review.

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VITAMIX PROPEL SERIES BLENDERS

Vitamix Propel Series: 510 750

Vitamix Propel Series

In 2023, Vitamix released their Propel blenders, two models with preset programs. Essentially these blenders are evolved legacy “Professional Series”.

See our detailed » Vitamix Propel Series Review.

You can think of the Vitamix Propel 510 and 750 as evolved legacy models with pre-programed blend settings, simliar to what can be found in the Ascent Series blenders but with a smaller price tag and less bells.

Looking to upgrade your Vitamix.

The Propel Series Blenders are compatible with all previous containers.
These models do not require the Smart Detect technology like the Ascent Serious. This can definitely be a bonus if you are upgrading your blender and have several containers.

PROPEL 510

Vitamix Propel 510 base– 48-oz Container
– 3 Blending Programs
– 5-Year Warranty

The Propel 510 comes with the familiar variable speed and now standard pulse control. The Program blend setting include Smoothie, Hot Soup, and Frozen Dessert.


PROPEL 750

Vitamix Propel 510 base– 64-oz Container
– 5 Blending Programs
– 7-Year Warranty

The Propel 750 commands a higher price than the 510 and comes with the larger 64 ounce low-profile container and a 7-year warranty. It also has the familiar variable speed and standard pulse control. The Program blend setting include Smoothie, Hot Soup, Frozen Dessert, Dips & Spread, and Self-Cleaning.

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Vitamix Explorian Series: E310, E320

Vitamix Explorian Series

Vitamix released a series to offer shoppers a lower entry point price, the Explorian Series. These blenders offer basic operations and features of the Legacy Series with a shorter warranty for a lower price. The E310 and E320 are comparable to the 5200 and closely mimic the 5300.

Featuring the standard controls and classic power you can easily creates hot soup, smooth smoothies, and so much more. Introducing the first model of the series, the E310.

See our detailed » Vitamix Explorian Series Review.

E310

Vitamix E310 base The Vitamix E310 has the familiar variable speed and pulse control that we see with the latest Legacy models. Ten variable speeds allows for blending precision. The base is a standard 2 HP motor which can handle tough ingredients and powers through most anything you put in it.

Vitamix 48-oz Container
The Explorian Series is released with the classic 48-oz container. This is truly one of our favorite containers offered by Vitamix. The size and efficiency is the best balance as long as you are not needing larger batches.

E320

Vitamix E320 The Vitamix E320 is essentially the same blender as the E310. The difference is that it comes with a low-profile 64-ounce blending container and an additional 2 years on the warranty (7-year vs 5-year). The E320 vs 5200 is very much the same with a difference in container design. The E320 is made exclusively for Costco and is available at Amazon.

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VITAMIX LEGACY BLENDERS

Vitamix G-Series 7500 750 780

Vitamix G-Series
When it came time to better the 5200 Vitamix took the feedback and listened. They wanted to address the 2 most common comments… it’s too tall to store on my kitchen counter and it’s too loud. The Next Generation G-Series solved both those issues and more.

Vitamix 7500 (300)

Vitamix 7500 baseIntroduction of the Vitamix 7500 brought some very welcomed advancements. The G-Series comes with the low-profile 64oz blending container – same volume as before but nearly 3 1/2 inches shorter and with a wider, more efficient blade. The newly designed base is successful at reducing noise level when blending by 40% – it’s a lot quieter! Additionally, improvements include a re-engineered, stronger, more efficient motor with even more precision control with the variable speed dial. The Vitamix 300 is the identical blender as the Vitamix 7500. It was released shortly after the 7500 for retail distributors with a different model number.

The Creations Elite was the first Next Generation model, originally released for QVC. While it is a bonafide G-Series, it comes standard with the compact 48oz container, not the low-profile 64-oz container.

Vitamix 750

Vitamix Professional 750 baseThe Professional 750 (as with other models, the “professional series” part of the name does not refer to a series and has no particular meaning) takes the next generation to an even higher level by adding 5 pre-programmed blending cycles, illuminated controls, its unique recipe book, and a brushed stainless finish (in addition to black & red). The five program settings provide easy and consistent results for smoothies, frozen desserts, purées, soup, and cleaning. If pre-program blend cycles are what you want, you should consider a Blendtec, the original performance blenders with programs.

Vitamix 780

Vitamix 780 baseThe most expensive Vitamix, for about $100 more, remains the Vitamix 780 – the top offering in the G-Series. It essentially has all the power and features of the Vitamix 750 but with a flat, glass, responsive touchscreen control panel (much like what you find on all Blendtec blenders). It has the same 5 blending programs and the pulse function and a 10-step speed control. Is it worth the additional $100 to have a flat control panel? Personally, if program cycles and the latest technology are what you are looking for, we recommend the Vitamix A3500 or perhaps the Blendtec 725, both for less.

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Vitamix C-Series 5200 5300 500 6300

Vitamix C-Series
The majority of lower cost models belong to the C-Series, also referred to as Legacy. These are based on the Vitamix 5200 which took high-perfomance blending to a new level when it was introduced. In this group shoppers will find the most variants, package differentiation, and re-branded options.

Vitamix 5200

Vitamix 5200 baseFor many years the flagship blender for Vita-mix has been the 5200 and nearly all models in this series have essentially the same motor and functionality as the original. Nearly all have the Variable Speed Dial allowing careful control over blending speeds with dynamic response. In addition to the variable speed, you will find a hi/lo switch that that kicks the blender into maximum power when on ‘hi’, as well as a on/off switch. As with most every Vitamix blender, a tamper, recipe book, DVD, and getting started book are included.

  In Canada the C-Series model equivalent to the 5200 is the Total Nutrition Center

The standard blending container included with most models in this category is the classic 64-ounce container. URL rated to blend at the full 64-oz capacity, this is the tall, 13.4 inch BPA-Free jar that is amazingly efficient at blending but that some users find “too tall” to fit under their cabinets when leaving it on top of the blender on their kitchen counter.

Vitamix 3-Speed TurboBlend

Vitamix 3-Speed baseThe 3-Speed is the evolution of the previous 2-Speed model. Now with a Pulse and on/off switch, this, the simpilest Vitamix model now closely resembles the 5200 but without a variable speed control. There is only three speeds Low, Medium, and High. The 3-Speed TurboBlend is the most affordable Vitamix currently available and can tackle most all kitchen tasks and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Vitamix Professional 500 / 6300 – Standard Programs

Vitamix Professional 500 baseVitamix introduced their first household brushed stainless blender with pre-programs, the Professional 500, around 2010. Now known as the Standard Programs, this model added the pulse switch and 3 blending programs for Smoothies, Frozen Desserts, and Hot Soups. Later re-branded as the 6300 (TNC3 for Canada) this model became popular quickly as it successfully bridged the gap between Vitamix and Blendtec features. Blender aficionados were finally able to have their cake and eat it too – a Vitamix with precision variable speed control AND program cycles in one blender. With the release of the Ascent Series blenders with programs, this model was retired and recently replaced with the Propel 510.

Vitamix Creations Collection

The Vitamix Creations series was created exclusively for QVC. It is not a true “series”. All Creations models, except the Elite, are C-Series Vitamix blenders based on the 5200 including the Creations II and Creations CG. These models are best purchased new from QVC as they provide the better price (sometimes they are available as Reconditioned Standard machines).

  In Canada the Creations equivalent is the Aspire made for the Shopping Channel

This group of machines continue to create a fair amount of confusion among shoppers. For the most part you can think of them as 5200 classic models with unique accessory packages that come with a reduced warranty of 5-years, in comparison to the standard 7-year warranty. The Creations models have a 5200 motor base and are differentiated by the size container, and extras that come in the box. The biggest benefit this series brought to Vitamix was the vast increase in colors available.

Professional Collection

Quite likely the most confusing naming convention done was to call some models “Professional Series”. This includes a group of re-branded C-Series blenders with the word professional added to their name. These include the CIA Professional Series and Professional 200 both identical to the 5200. The Professional 500 is the name given to the Legacy series with added pre-programs. Some of the G-Series models also include the word “Professional” (750 & 300).

While the name infers that these blenders are something “special” or “better” than those without the “professional” name, the blenders in this group are no different than other Legacy models, which they are based upon. They have the same motor, containers, and warranty.

When Vita-mix blenders entered the resale market, the 5200 was re-branded to include the word “Professional” in an attempt to differentiate them from what Vitamix sold direct. These include the CIA Professional Series, the 200 and later the Vitamix 300. The first household model offering pre-programmed blend cycles was the C-Series Professional 500, later re-branded as the Vitamix 6300 for Costco.

One-Off Models – what are they?

While nearly all models are clearly a Legacy C-Series or upgraded G-Series, there are a few hybrids and unique configuration models that don’t sell very well but can fill a unique need.

2-Speed

First there is the 2-Speed TurboBlend (previously known as the 4500), re-branded as Creations TurboBlend and CIA Creations.
Vitamix 2-Speed The simplest Vitamix made. Two switches – one to power on/off and the second for the High/Low 2 speed control. It’s the same blender as the 5200 but without the Variable Speed control. This model is great for those who have repeated simple blending uses.

6000

A short time ago Vitamix released a very unique model without any speed control, the Vitamix 6000.
Vitamix 6000A Legacy series blender, the 6000 was the only home use model released containing only a pulse and set timing controls. No hi/lo and no variable speed. It simply has a pulse switch and 6 timed blending settings for 20, 30, and 60 seconds, and 1.5, 4.5, and 6.5 minutes. The 6000 has recently been discontinued.

Vitamix 5300

Vitamix 5300The most “different” release known is the Vitamix 5300 opriginally made exclusively for Costco and also available reconditioned on Vitamix.com. It is a classic C-Series blender yet it comes with the G-Series low-profile 64oz container. The reason this seemed so odd is that when the low-profile container was release with the 7500, it was clearly stated that it could only be used exclusively with G-Series blenders because it required the new motor and new base design. While a great blender, it is not as quiet as a Next Generation – see our » 5300 review for details.

6500

Vitamix 6500The Vitamix 6500 also made exclusively for Costco and found on Amazon is the same situation as the 5300 and includes program cycles. This model essentially is the 6300 with the newer container.

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VITAMIX SPACE SAVING BLENDERS

Vitamix ONE

Vitamix ONE
The ONE ia Vitamix’s newest blender model developed more for small batch, personal blending.

If you are wanting the power, durability, and reliability of a Vitamix but are space limited and/or use your blender mostly for making single servings, or a couple for yourself and one other person, then these smaller, more compact models are an excellent consideration.

Blending volume and heavy blending is the limitation of this blender. The Vitamix ONE with an 840 watt motor (an equivalent of just over 1hp) and only a 32 ounce container available, you will not get the full capabilities of other Vitamix blenders. If you intend to be mixing up blends larger than 32oz at a time then you will need to consider the full size blenders. Also, it is not recommended to make soup, nut betters, or grind grains with the ONE. Not only can it not handle the job, it will void the warranty.

It features a simple speed dial for versitile control, 32 ounce container, and comes with a 2-year warranty, the shortest term warranty that Vitamix offers. While appearing to pale in comparison to other models, the Vitamix ONE comes with a much lower price tag to compete with other common household blenders on the market and does a great job at that.

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Vitamix Personal Series / S-Series

Space Savings models have been retired
and have been replaced with the ONE and Personal Cup Adapter.

Vitamix S-Series
The Personal, S-Series, of the Vitamix family includes the S30, S50, and S55. This introduced a new product for small batch, classic blending.

Vitamix Comparison Chart

  Smart System Legacy
  Ascent Series
C-Series
legacy
G-Series
next generation
Blender Size full full full
Ideal Batch Volume small to large medium to large medium to large
Blending Containers 64oz, 20oz, 8oz Tall 64oz, 48oz, 32oz,  dry grains Short 64oz, 48oz. 32oz, dry grains
Dishwasher Safe NO NO NO
Warranty 10-years 7-year* 7-year*
Distinguishing Features Self-Detect containers, digital display, timer Flagship standard for Vitamix. Offered with many packages. Advanced design with improved control. Quieter. Low-profile container.
Models      
without programs A2300 5200, TNC, CIA, 200, Creations, TurboBlend, 5300 7500, Creations Elite, 300
with programs A2500, A3300, A3500 500, 6300, 6500 750
Reconditioned YES YES YES
Price Starting at $369 Starting at $299 Starting at $429

*New Creations models have a 5-year warranty

Reconditioned Vitamix

Refurbished Vitamix
Discounted Vitamix Reconditioned blenders are available direct from Vitamix and from Amazon. There is no better deal on a new or used Vitamix blender than a Reconditioned Vitamix. You can purchase with confidence knowing it comes with a 5-year warranty. Savings up to $300 is possible.

Full WarrantyOrganization of reconditioned blenders makes sense and logically follows series organization once you understand it. As you have learned above there are many names for essentially the same blender base, reconditioned Vitamix are organized strictly based on the base regardless of the name label printed on it.

No RiskAll reconditioned units come with their respective 64oz container and are organized into eight choices: Two-speed (C-Series 2-speed), Standard (C-Series variable speed), Standard Programs (C-Series with pre-programs), Next Generation (G-Series), Next Generation Programs (G-Series with pre-programs), Explorian (E320) and Ascent (A2500, A3500) and Venturist V1200. Availability of models and colors varies on a regular basis dependent upon stock.

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Vitamix Blending Containers

Vitamix containers
All Vitamix blender containers are BPH-Free Eastman Tritan® copolyester. The blades are made of stainless steel and are engineered for maximum blending efficiency. These are the jars that set the current industry standards. One important factor to know is that Vitamix containers are UL rated to blend at their stated volume.

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Vitamix Stainless Steel ContainerVitamix Stainless Steel Container
The most recent blending container release is the Vitamix Stainless Steel Container. The Stainless Steel Container is a 48-oz container compatible with all full-size Vitamix blenders. See our » Complete Stainless Steel Review

Vitamix Aer Disc ContainerVitamix Aer Disc Container
The new Vitamix Release is the exciting Aer Container. The Aer is an aerator 48-oz container with a disc blade designed for fine-tuning delicate smooth blends like emulsions, foams, whipped cream, mousse and more. The disc blade delivers an easy way to create new textures blends in the kitchen. Compatible with all full-size blenders both Legacy and Smart System Ascent Series.

Legacy 64-oz containerLegacy 64 ounce
This is the tall standard container included with most C-Series blenders. It includes the blade assembly with 3-inch diameter Laser-cut, hammermill and cutting blades. This jar is the best “all around” jack-of-all-trades container. It does a good job at blending smaller volumes as well as larger family-sized meals. This is also the one that tends to be too tall to fit under kitchen cabinets.

48-oz container48 ounce
The shorter version of the 64 ounce standard that the first solution to the too tall container. This is the container that is included in all of the C-Series Compact Container packages and models (and the Creations Elite). This is ideal for when you don’t need blend a full 64 ounces. It has the same bottom and blade assembly as the 64 but its shorter nature makes it easier for removing your blends.

32-oz container32 ounce
This wet blending container was developed for small batch blending. Ideal for dips ans sauces it is also great for single servings of smoothies, desserts and soups.

dry grains containerDry Grains (32 oz)
The container that created a stir. This is a specially designed container specifically for dry blending grains and making flour. It is also great at mixing and kneading dough. The main difference is in the blade design. Unlike all the other blades designed to create a vortex to pull ingredients down into the center, the dry grains blades push ingredients up the sides to fall into the center. Think you need one of these? Find out more here.

low-profile 64-oz containerlow-profile 64 ounce
This near complete redesign of the container made great improvements over the previous 64 ounce. Introduced with the G-Series this container is over 3 inches shorter than its predecessor and fits under most kitchen cabinetry. Also, the base is wider and has a four-inch blade; the results, a much more efficient blending design also useful for chopping tasks. The drawback is that it doesn’t blend small batches very well.

40-oz container40 ounce
The traditional blending container that comes with all S-Series blenders, S-30 and S-55. A new design element of this container is that the blade assembly is separate and screws on for use. This allows for the easy cleaning and easy swapping with the 20-ounce jar. The blade base incorporates the hardened steel 3-inch diameter 4-blade system.

20-oz container20 ounce single-serve travel cup
The double walled blend and go container is a small personal size jar perfect for single serve blends. Compatible only with S-Series blenders it includes a flip-top lid for use as a drinking/serving vessel as well as a blending jar.

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Henry Mreply
November 27, 2023 at 7:00 am

I am deciding among 3 Vitamix models, 5200, 750 and E520. The blender will be used daily for making 24oz smoothies, and regularly for other large batch applications. I am leaning toward the 5200 as I’m concerned the wider pitchers will not blend smaller batch smoothies as effectively. The 5200 and 750 are about the same price, and the E520 about $100 cheaper currently. What do you recommend in my case? What am I not considering? TIA!

Got Greensreply
November 27, 2023 at 9:20 am
– In reply to: Henry M

Henry,
All 3 models are great for what you want to accomplish. The wider container can efficiently blend 24oz essentially the same as the more narrow containers; the difference can be noticeable blending less, depending upon the what you are blending.

Aside from the container, of the three models, the 750 is the more advanced model and the only one with sound dampening technology (it is quieter). You can always later add a 48oz container, our favorite container, for smaller batch blending if needed/wanted.

The E520 is the same blender as the Propel 510, made specifically for Costco. This is the new entry-level model with programs.

Antonioreply
October 6, 2023 at 11:48 pm

What is the difference between the Costco E520 and Propel 510? So far all I’m seeing is the difference in the size of the jar 48oz vs 64oz? If they are both the same does the Jar size make a big difference?

Got Greensreply
October 7, 2023 at 10:36 am
– In reply to: Antonio

Antonio, there is no difference in the E520 and Propel 510 blender, they are the same. The E520 is made specifically for Costco. The Jar size makes a difference based on your personal preference and use. The 48oz is more efficient for smaller batch blends while the 64oz is better for large batch blends.

James – CAreply
August 8, 2023 at 1:35 pm

We recently got the E520 at Costco. I love the performance but it is painfully loud.
Is the 7500 quieter (or just less loud) than the E520?
And will the 7500 work with the same Personal Cup Adapter that fits the E520? I don’t need the programs – I can turn the knob myself.

Got Greensreply
August 8, 2023 at 1:50 pm
– In reply to: James - CA

Hello James, Yes, the 7500 is less loud as it has vibration dampening and enhanced airflow management that the E Series does not. Also yes, the Personal cup adapter works with both the E Series and the 7500. If you are not aware, the E320 with personal cup is on Flash Sale in CA for the next day –> Flash Sale

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Wanda Mazzuloreply
March 13, 2023 at 3:50 pm

Wow, you are really a worth of information, Thank you so much 💖…Very simple, I need to buy a vitamix that can juice everything , powerful, warranty, which would you recommend? IM CONFUSED WITH SO MANY VITAMIX. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Got Greensreply
March 13, 2023 at 3:53 pm
– In reply to: Wanda Mazzulo

Wanda, it is our pleasure to provide the information, and I am happy to know it has been helpful.

Honestly, any Vitamix model will perform to your needs, it ultimately comes down to your budget and preferences. If you have any specific questions let us know.

Timreply
February 5, 2023 at 3:52 am

Hi there,

Your site has the best Vitamix comparison information I have found and I have looked at lots.
I have a Professional 500 machine and I like everything about it except the noise. I am looking at buying a Professional 300 (secondhand) as I understand it is part of the quieter (and slightly more powerful) G series. I like the knobs and switches approach so I don’t want one of the newer top models with screens – and I have a couple of older containers.
The only thing making my choice very tough is that I have seen a few Vita Prep 3 machines. I know these are part of the commercial range but do you know how they compare to the Professional 300 as they seem very similar to me? Final question if you don’t mind. Does the stainless steel jug work with the self-detect models in case I just update everything?

Got Greensreply
February 5, 2023 at 10:54 am
– In reply to: Tim

Hello Tim,

Thank you for your kind words, I am happy to know our comparison has been helpful.

The Pro 300 is the same machine as the 7500. It is one of the best models that Vitamix has produced. It was released as part of their ‘Next Generation” G series and does have slightly more power and is quieter than the Pro 500 (you can see addition info in our comparison when the G series was released).

The Vita Prep 3, as you mentioned, is a commercial product, which essentially reduces its warranty significantly. It was built on the old legacy standards of the 5200 and Pro 500. It is very comparable to your Pro 500 with the main difference being a cooling fan that runs more often, and the shorter warranty.

Yes, the Stainless Steel container does contain the NFC tag and is compatible with the self-detect Ascent/Venturist models.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Keciareply
January 14, 2023 at 7:52 am

I’m battling cancer and looking to start a raw foods regimen. The book I’m using was written in 2002 and it recommended the Vitamix 4500. I’d like to know which current model(s) would compare now to that model.

Got Greensreply
January 21, 2023 at 9:05 am
– In reply to: Kecia

Hello Kacia,

Vitamix has changed a lot since 2002. While there are many newer and updated models, the current model I would recommend most closely compared to the 4500 would be the Vitamix 5200.

Francesreply
January 17, 2022 at 2:33 pm

I have a Vitamix aspire and find the jug too big cam I get blending bowls and cups for this model

Got Greensreply
January 17, 2022 at 4:01 pm
– In reply to: Frances

Frances, the Aspire is a Legacy Series model which do not support the Blending bowls and the cup on its own. 32oz blending containers are available as well as a Personal Cup Adapter which allows you to use the 20oz Personal Cup.

Let us know if you we can be of further help.

vicky lacroixreply
December 16, 2021 at 7:35 am

Hi, I’ve purchased a TNC over 10 years ago. I love it and use it every day. It’s not working so well anymore (I don’t know if it’s the motor or the containers and I can’t find someone to look at it). I live in Ottawa.
I have been thinking of bying a new one but I really don’t know which one!!! So many different models!! I make smoothies, pancakes, breads, sauces, soups. I also grind nuts and seeds.
I also have 4 kids and I mostly cook for 8 all the time. With my old TNC I have the 64 oz, the 32 oz , as well as the dry container. I would love to get a smaller container for sauce or a single serving of smoothie or a dip.
Any suggestions for me, as well as where to get it in Canada or close to me in Ottawa??
Thank you so much!!!

Got Greensreply
December 16, 2021 at 6:14 pm
– In reply to: vicky lacroix

Hello Vickie, considering what you do with your blender you are going to want a full-size model. If you want to continue using the containers you have you will want to choose something from the Legacy Series.

Ultimately, you can not go wrong with any of the newer models. The 5200 is the most similar to the TNC you are used to. I suggest looking through the Legacy models and choose based on your budget.

I can’t help with where to purchase near Ottawa although Vitamix is in Canada and I suggest you consider ordering directly from them.

Let us know if we can be of further assistance.

elizabeth straubreply
November 23, 2021 at 2:40 pm

Hi, Elizabeth from Kitchener ON:
I am so glad to have discovered your website.
I have an Aspire vitamix which is well over 5-6 yrs old. It seems to be working fine, but my understanding is that it is no longer produced and thus, I cannot utilize other sizes of blender jars with my model.
Recently, I purchased via TSC in Toronto, the vitamix pro series 750 bundle. My question is: does the Pro series 750 accommodate the new food processing attachment?( I am very interested in purchasing it).
Is the pro series 750 a sub-set of the current Aspire group? I find the scope of variations somewhat confusing….however, thanks to you, I hopefully will become more knowledgeable…..(smile). Bottom line, I love Vitamix……
I apologize for the rambling message. I am grateful to have your organization as a resource.

Got Greensreply
November 23, 2021 at 3:50 pm
– In reply to: elizabeth straub

Elizabeth,
While the Vitamix Aspire may no longer be produced, it remains compatible with all of Classic/Legacy blending containers which continue to be made and supported.

The Food Processing attachment is not compatible with the 750 as that is a Legacy motor base and the Food Processor attachment is only compatible with with SELF-DETECT® motor bases (Ascent and Venturist).

Like the Aspire, the 750 is part of the Legacy Series, so in a sense they are “a sub-set” in that they share the same technology and blending container compatibility.

Let us know if we can be of further service.

Stevereply
October 22, 2021 at 8:33 am

hi i am looking for some input as far as the limitation and performance of the S-55. it will be used most for single serving of smoothies. How well does it pulverize seeds? Will it make nut butter?

Got Greensreply
October 23, 2021 at 12:16 pm
– In reply to: Steve

Hello Steve,

The S series blenders are more of a “light duty” blender compared to Vitamix full size models. The S-55 is a great space-saving machine and makes excellent fruit smoothies. It does not do as fine of a job when making thick green smoothies or frozen fruit (if you let the fruit thaw a bit you will see better results). The same goes for nut butters, it will struggle to make them. It does a fair job of blending seeds, but again the results won’t be as good/fine as a full size model.

C.J.reply
October 13, 2021 at 2:49 pm

Hello, I have a Vitamix 5200 with a 64 oz container and a 32 0z container and a dry grain container. I am interested in buying the Vitamix Venturist 1200. Would this be an upgrade? My 5200 is atleast 8 -10 years old. Would it be a good idea to buy the Venturist 1200 or stick with my 5200? I am interested in the smaller 20 oz and 8 oz cup sizes for blending smaller items I am just not sure if it worth all that $$$. Thanks so much in helping me with my decision.

Got Greensreply
October 13, 2021 at 7:29 pm
– In reply to: C.J.

The V1200 would be an upgrade in the sense that it is a newer model making use of newer technology.

The 5200 is a Great model and Vitamix continues to make them. If the 5200 continues working for you without issue then it will likely continue to do so for some time.

Having the 3 containers you have provides the most flexibility of blending. The 32 oz containers, in our opinion, are the best small batch blending containers – the 20oz and 8oz have performance limitations.

Also, do keep in mind that none the of your 5200 containers can be used with a V1200.

I hope this info has been helpful.

Sarahreply
June 22, 2021 at 6:37 am

Thank you for your helpful comparisons and information! I am trying to take advantage of sales and am deciding between an Explorian (64-oz.), a 5200, and an A3300. There is a big difference in price, especially between the Explorian and the A3300. This will be my first Vitamix (I currently have a Ninja). Your advice would be much appreciated!

Got Greensreply
June 22, 2021 at 10:21 am
– In reply to: Sarah

Sarah, our pleasure to help in any way we can. First off, you can not go wrong with any Vitamix model, it will be a wonderful upgrade from your Ninja.

The main difference among those models is the “newness” of the A3300 (my favorite of the Accent series). It’s the latest with upgraded features and technology. The other two are more similar in their features. All three will perform pretty much the same.

The 5200 is tried and true and launched Vitamix to a new level when it was released. The Explorian is a newer entry level model. Between the two I prefer the 5200. The main thing to keep in mind is the container – the 5200 has the narrow 64 oz, better for smaller batches while the Explorian has the wide, better for larger volume blends.

Hopefully that helps you decide. Let me know if s know if we can be of further service.

Happy Blending!

Patty Dreply
April 29, 2021 at 4:32 pm

I have a model 6300 and I have purchased the dry grain container for the 6300 although its seldom used. I am considering buying the E320 with the shorter, wider container which comes with 2 – 20oz. containers for smoothies and a 1 cup adapter for smaller blends. I wondered if you can help me decide if its worth the added expense. Will the grain container work on the e320 model?
Thanks in advance.

Got Greensreply
April 29, 2021 at 6:15 pm
– In reply to: Patty D

Patty, yes, the dry-grains container will work with the E320. Any container you have for the 6300 will work with the E320.

I feel the best place to start would be to ask yourself do you need/want a new Vitamix blender or do you need/want different blending containers? The E320 is a comparable machine to the 6300, in fact the 6300 has some additional features, like three pre-programmed settings which the E320 does not have. I would consider the cost of a new machine vs the cost of purchasing the containers(s) that you truly want or need.

I hope that is helpful.

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