Vitamix Creations Elite Review

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» QVC Vitamix Creations Elite » Vitamix 5200

Creations Elite is a » Retired Product

For current models see our complete » Vitamix Buyers Guide.

First introduced on QVC in 2012, once again they feature the » Vitamix Creations Elite (K36346) as a TSV. It has also been called Vitamix GC Creations Elite or Variable Speed Blending Machine. There are a lot of questions and as usual, people are looking to us for answers.

What’s the difference between the Vitamix Creations Elite and the other Vitamix models?

We hope this Vitamix Creations Elite review will answer your questions. (Also available on » Amazon.) It is intended to clear up the Vitamix 5200 vs Creations Elite vs Creations II confusion as well as give you the info necessary to decide on which Vitamix is best for you.

Vitamix Creations Elite

What’s the Same?

The Vitamix Creations Elite comes with the same 5 year warranty as other Creations models (the Vitamix 5200 has 7-years). It also includes the standard Creations recipe book. As usual, QVC has added a little goodie to go with it. This time it is a stainless steel travel smoothie cup. The package is slightly different on

You will likely recognize the same 48 oz compact container that comes with the » Vitamix Creations II. The Elite comes with the same exact BPA-free Vitamix compact container and tamper. This is the shorter jar that is designed to fit under most kitchen cabinets.

Although it may look a little different than other Creations models and the » Vitamix 5200, the Creations Elite retains similar easy-to-use controls featuring the variable speed control dial that makes Vitamix so special.

What’s New and Different compared to other models?

vitamix creations elite detailThe base has been redesigned. By looking at the picture alone, you can see there is something different about this new model Vitamix Creations. It is actually now bigger and heavier than before, but not by much. It has gained a little more than a pound, yet is only slightly larger in girth (less than half an inch in width and depth).

The redesign of the blender base is primarily to house a more efficient motor. The Vitamix Creations Elite draws slightly less energy, 1300 watts, yet produces a little bit more power at 12 amps, said to peak at 2.2 horsepower. (This compared to the other standard Vitamix Creations and 5200 models of 1380 watts, 11.5 amps.) The extra power is utilized to run a cooling fan consistently during operation.

Another difference is a slight change in how the easy controls function. The Creations Elite has done away with the high/variable switch and replaced it with a pulse switch. Now, the variable speed dial has the full range of speed and power. Other Creations models required the switch to high to reach maximum speed and power. Some think that a pulse feature is new to the Vitamix, but the truth is, all Vitamix household models have a pulse feature. You simply set the variable speed dial to the speed you wish to pulse and use the on/off switch to pulse the blender.

The most exciting change in the Creations Elite design is that the number one complaint has been addressed. It is much quieter than other Creations models. It is said to be 40% quieter! (than previous classic series models) This is a significant difference which is easily discernible when operating the 2 side by side.

Bottom Line

The less noise factor is reason alone to spend a little more. Add to that a more powerful and efficient motor with better user control and you have all the improvement you could want in a Vitamix blender. If you want the 48 oz compact container then the Vitamix Creations Elite is a good buy. It sold out quickly upon its introduction on QVC. It is now also available buying direct from » Amazon. Other models to consider:

    » Vitamix 5200 with the longer warranty
    » Reconditioned Vitamix deal
    » QVC Vitamix Creations II when on super sale

For additional information on the differences between Creations and 5200 please see our » Vitamix Creations vs 5200 comparison.

If you want a Vitamix and wish to get the most for every dollar, you MUST consider a » Reconditioned Vitamix and save OVER $140!
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Dr Julie K Bjornsonreply
September 3, 2021 at 2:38 pm

I need a replacement 4-blade for my Vitamix Creation Elite 48ox container.
What should I purchase? The mark on the blade is STM102R.

Got Greensreply
September 3, 2021 at 2:43 pm
– In reply to: Dr Julie K Bjornson

Hello Julie, the mark on the blade should be correct for a replacement. Contact Vitamix customer service if you need to verify it.

February 28, 2021 at 2:04 pm

Can you get a 64 on pitcher for the creations elite

Got Greensreply
February 28, 2021 at 4:40 pm
– In reply to: Gary

Gary,the Creations Elite is a retired product. When available it was sold only with the 48 oz container. You can purchase a 64 oz container that is compatible with it though.

June 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Is there a negative in the Elite not having the 64 oz container

Got Greensreply
June 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm
– In reply to: Teddie

There is no negative to the Creations Elite not having a 64 oz. The main difference between the 48 and 64 oz is, aside from the obviously volume, is the height of the container which allows you to store the Creations Elite with the container on top on the counter underneath most kitchen counters.

Some customers also say that they prefer the 48 oz because it is easier to remove your blended treasure versus the 64.

June 4, 2012 at 11:15 pm

How does this new model compare to the Pro 500?

I want the best bang for my buck and the best machine as well.

Got Greensreply
June 5, 2012 at 8:21 am
– In reply to: Harvey


The Pro 500 is built with the previous motor based on the 5200. It does not have the benefit of the quieter, stronger and more efficient motor of the Elite Creations.

However it does have a pulse switch as well as a variable speed dial that goes up to maximum speed like the Vitamix Elite. In addition it also has the 3 preset blending programs not available on the Elite.

To summarize the differences:
– Pro 500: 3 preset blending cycles and a 64 oz. container

– Creations Elite: new design with quieter, more powerful and efficient motor and a 48 oz. container.

April 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

Can the Vitamix Creations Elite grind grains and make flour?

Got Greensreply
April 29, 2012 at 9:31 am
– In reply to: Darla

Yes. Like all Vitamix blenders, this one can grind grains. The special dry grains container is not necessary, but helpful if doing lots of dry grinding.

You can see more information Vitamix Dry Blending

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