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    July 6th, 2014SusetteHealth

    First of all they are both extremely powerful blenders, and you’ll be able to get the same results in either one. If money’s a concern, I would suggest you to go with the Vitamix 5200. Otherwise, the 750 might be a good choice. I tend to think of it as going more directly against the Blendtec blenders. Both companies make quality products, and folks generally decide which based on ‘bells and whistles’ – not ability and results. I think the competition is good for consumers; Blendtec changed its earlier poor lid design to something much more like Vitamix’s; Vitamix now has blenders, like this one, available with a hybrid of Vitamix and Blendtec features.


    Anyway, the Vitamix 750 is 40% quieter than the 5200, something I would really appreciate. The jar that comes with it is short enough to fit under a cabinet, and that jar is the full 64 oz. that the taller Vitamix jars are. Other shorter Vitamix jars are 32-48 ounces. The wider based jar is easier to remove sticky things from, like nut butters. Vitamix believes the jar with the 750 blends more efficiently; but I don’t expect that to be noticeable. There are several presets (as with the Blendtecs) on the 750: smoothies, soups, frozen desserts, purees and wash. As with any blender with presets, you may have to run the blender for a few seconds longer with some recipes. The presets run the blender at changing speeds for preset times. Some people like presets, some hate them, some like having the option to use either them (and/)or a dial, and some just won’t buy a blender with presets as an option. You can just dial up to the speed you want on any blender I’ve seen. With the 750, the same dial switches to the presets or to the 1-10 speeds (sets on the left, speeds on the right). It has a pulse switch as well. The 5200 has a variable/high switch: for many recipes you ramp up to 10 on the dial, then flip that switch to high. The 750 has 20% more power, but it’s unlikely you’d ever see that difference. Williams-Sonoma, the seller of the 750, claims it’s the most powerful blender made. It is not – but again, I don’t think you’d be able to tell any difference. Anything at or above the power of the 5200 may just be overkill.

    But you asked which someone who answers this would get. I would get the 750. I like the option of presets (with them you need the tamper less or not at all, and I love having the machine turn itself off so I can just walk away while it’s doing its thing), the jar design, and particularly the less-noisy thing. If I were thriftier, I’d get a reconditioned 5200, not necessarily the CIA-named one, as it’s the same machine as the non-private-branded 5200s OR a reconditioned 7500. Buy 10,000 5200s and they’ll put any name you want on them. I think that’s the number. It’s loads of money, wouldn’t it be? And I don’t know that, for me, the 5200 would be thrifty. I bought a 4500 – same blender as the 5200 but without variable speeds – which really is the incredible sort of machine you would expect from Vitamix. But I liked automatic cycles, so I bought a Blendtec, too. So much for thrift.

    Vitamix Pro Series 750

    I mentioned the tamper. It’s used for two reasons. One is to prevent cavitation – a pocket of air above the blades that the ingredients swirl around, rather than their travelling through the blades. If you’re not using a programmed cycle, blend with it in place – many recipes will take half the time. It’s also used to tamp thicker things down as they blend. You need this less with the jar design of the 750, and also need that less with the variable speed cycles. There can still be cavitation with that jar design (with any jar design), but not with the presets that vary the speed and match the speeds well to the viscosity the cycle anticipates. Not that it’s that big a pain just to leave it in place.

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    January 29th, 2013SusetteHealth

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    November 10th, 2012SusetteHealth

    With all the health rage to improve your health you can’t help but hear about the new Vitamix 7500. This appliance is without a doubt the king of all home blenders. Kitchen mixers, blenders, food processors and such have been around for a long time but it hasn’t been until recently that they have been taken seriously as instruments of healthy living and life betterment. But the Vitamix Corporation is not new to quality blenders for health. They have been making blenders for over seventy years. These are by no means your average blending machine. Capable of reaching speeds over 200 miles per hour while blending, the motor on these babies are amazing. They will blend anything and everything with ease. Upon first investigation into these blenders, it is not uncommon to get caught with sticker shock. Have no fear, there is a Vitamix promotion code available to help with the cost.

    The Vitamix 7500 blender really is an amazing machine. It provides you the perfect tool for preparing healthy, whole-food meals that are actually good for you. Fruits and vegetables get pureed in an instant to release all the nutrition available. With all of today’s chemicals and preservatives in our food, we need an ally in our battle for quality food and health. The Vitamix is that help we need. Eating more whole-food meals made in this super blender can help reduce high blood pressure, lower high cholesterol, balance blood sugar and more.

    Probably one of the greatest things that the company offers is a no risk trial. This affords you the opportunity to try a new Vitamix 7500 in your kitchen for up to thirty days for free. How often do you get to try something for a month before deciding if you want to buy it? With the high price tag and big claims you never have to worry if it’s a bunch of marketing fluff or if it is for real. You get to try for yourself the way you like and decide. Another thing is that there is no concern regarding quality. These blenders are built like tanks and come with the world’s best warranty. If you ever have a problem with it, just send it in to be fixed or replaced at no cost .

    The performance of this machine is truly unmatched. No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to find a Vitamix 7500 review that says anything bad about this blender. Its simple and efficient design makes it a winner in any kitchen. Do a search for a Vitamix reviews and you will not be disappointed. Some love the power, while others love the ease of use. No matter your focus, whether it be vegan foods, health improvement, easy meal prep, etc. your expectations will be met .

    Whether you decide to own a Vitamix 7500 or not, you will want to compare it to other blenders before buying a new blender. Sure, $500 sounds like a lot to spend on a blender, but it is an investment in your health and quality of life. Don’t you think you’re worth it? I think so, and you should too.

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    July 16th, 2012SusetteHealth, Recipes

    Not sure if you should ever make hummus in VitaMix? First you need to know that besides it is going to take sometime to tamp ingredients down, it would sometimes sound like it was broken and adding more water. All these are pretty normal.

    I thought this was a serious problem and I just used the food processor instead. But after tasting today to see any season adjustment or add more water (can’t imagine it needing it), everything about the machine just suddenly made sense to me. I’m taking to a family gathering & my cousin was going to make a veggie tray. I also want to make another batch for trip to NC. I’ve been using my pressure cooker to do beans. So far have done the garbanzo for hummus (& lentil casserole which can be made into a salad)

    I made hummus the other day using the VM and it came out great after I added a little more lemon juice. I also added Tahini and a little water and some cilantro. I cooked the garbanzos until they were pretty well done too. When mixing, I did not flip the high switch, but used the higher settings on the variable dial and I did have to use the tamper too.  To get all of the hummus out of the blades and below, I used a skinny spatula, one about an inch wide.

    I add olive or grapeseed oil to my hummus, but my new trick is after I get as much out of the container as possible making hummus, I make a V8 type smoothie and the last ingredient I add is ice. That really helps clean out the machine and makes it easier to do a general clean up.

    I don’t always use dish soap but rinsing for many smoothies, but after anything with oil I put in some dish soap and water and run the machine. Ice seems the best to clean the machine.

    I don’t use the Vitamix for Hummus – I use the food processor or Blendtec. I’ve got the Wildside jar for the Blendtec, so it’s even easier to get things out. HOWEVER – if you don’t have a narrow spatula for getting food out the Vitamix (or other blender) jar, I think you’d really like it. I consider it a necessary tool for our blenders. Once you spatulate out all you can, you can put the jar back on the Vitamix, put the lid on, and give it one quick pulse. Any hummus or whatever sticking to the blade flies off to the jar sides where it’s easy to

    Anyway, you can purchase VitaMix from its official store: http://www.vitamix.com/ (I also got mine from there)