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Best Vitamix Total Nutrition Center Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021:

The Total Nutrition Center 5200 is the first blender from the American brand Vitamix to pass the door of our test laboratory. However, at the end of the tests, this eagerly awaited model still left us skeptical on several points.

Presentation

The Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 5200 is part of the caste of friction blenders, these devices heat food thanks to the action of blades that rotate at high speed and thus do without resistance. This model launched at € 649 develops 1,200 watts of power; this excessive power should allow it to pass our tests without a shot. However, the results obtained do not live up to the hopes raised by its impressive technical datasheet.

Best Vitamix Total Nutrition Center Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021

1. Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black – 001372

Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372
  • Variable Speed Control: Easily adjust speed to achieve a variety of textures. The dial can be rotated at any point during the blend, so you’re in complete control
  • Large Batches: The size and shape of the self-cleaning 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches. Design Feature : Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
  • Hot Soup: The blades in the Vitamix container reach speeds fast enough to create friction heat, bringing cold ingredients to steaming hot in about six minutes

2. Vitamix Standard Blender, Professional-Grade, 64oz. Container, Black (Renewed)

Vitamix Standard Blender, Professional-Grade, 64oz. Container, Black (Renewed)
  • Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées to the heartiest soups. Cord: 6 feet
  • The size and shape of the 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches. Electrical Ratings- 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 amp
  • With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds. Design Feature : Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system

3. Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade, 48 oz. Container, Black

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Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade, 48 oz. Container, Black
  • Variable Speed Control: Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées to the heartiest soups
  • Pulse Feature: Layer coarse chops over smooth purées for heartier recipes, such as chunky salsas or thick vegetable soups.
  • The 48-ounce container is ideal for blending medium batches for small family meals. Cutting blades measuring 3-inch diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time. Electrical Ratings-120 V

4. Vitamix 7500 Blender, Professional-Grade, 64 oz. Low-Profile Container, Black

Vitamix, Black 7500 Blender, Professional-Grade, 64 oz. Low-Profile Container
  • Variable Speed Control: Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées to the heartiest soups
  • Pulse Feature: Layer coarse chops over smooth purées for heartier recipes, such as chunky salsas or thick vegetable soups. Electrical Ratings- 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 12 Amps
  • Low-Profile 64-ounce Container: Perfect for family meals and entertaining, while fitting comfortably under most kitchen cabinets. Cord: 6 feet. Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system

5. Vitamix 62827 Prep Food Blender

Vitamix 62827 Prep Food Blender
  • Start/stop switch automatically returns to neutral position
  • Includes wet blade assembly, lid, and tamper
  • BPA‐free, clear container

Convenience of use

When you unpack the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 5200 and put it on the work surface, this beautiful baby weighing 5.39 kg (4.31 kg for the engine block and 1.08 kg for the container) immediately releases an impression of seriousness and solidity despite the glossy black plastic – therefore sensitive to fingerprints – with which it is covered. For its part, the control panel is coated with matt black plastic and it simply consists of a scroll wheel flanked by two switches, no-frills, diode, or another digital screen. 

Under the engine block of the device, there is a very practical cord organizer which allows hiding 2 meters of cable and four non-slip rubber feet, sufficient to keep the blender in place, even at full power. 

The bowl also plays the card of simplicity with all the same peculiarities, foremost among which a unique lid closure system. Indeed, instead of adopting a joint system (as is the case with the  Kenwood Blend-X Classic BLP610WH  among others), the closure is guaranteed by two claws, located on either side of the cover. This makes removal difficult since it is necessary to handle one of the two fins, too small to be used easily, while firmly holding the container. 

Good point, however, no need to clip or screw the bowl on the engine block. The base being square, the bowl can be simply placed in any position (front handle, on the side …).

Getting started with the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 5200 can sometimes be surprising. Indeed, the left switch engages a fast mode or a variable mode. The fast mode is similar to the pulse function , even if it is useless to hold the button to deliver the maximum power; it remains in place.

Mixing efficiency

The Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 5200 has no difficulty crushing ice. After ten short strokes at full power, all of the 300 grams of ice was sprayed. 

Surprisingly, after a minute of mixing, increasing the speed gradually, there was still a huge piece of apple in the smoothie that we prepared. Accident on the course? Transgenic apple? The fact remains that less expensive blenders have fared much better. In addition, we can still clearly feel the bits of apple skin that we do not peel to judge the quality of the mix. 

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The bowl does not come apart (the blades cannot be removed) and the user manual recommends not to put it in the dishwasher, but to use the soapy water method. The manufacturer indeed recommends washing the bowl by pouring water and washing up liquid into it and then rotating the blades at maximum speed.

However, manual cleaning is facilitated by the wide opening of the container.    

Noise

For such a powerful blender, the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 5200 is surprisingly discreet. The noise level reaches 68 dB at 250 watts of power and only 78 dB when the blades rotate at maximum speed. 

CONCLUSION

The Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 5200 disappointed us. Despite an important power, the smoothie is not perfectly mixed nor very smooth. And if we can forgive a particular lid closure system, effective certainly, but impractical, difficult to overlook the lack of security of this blender. Too bad, because the extended power range allows very precise use of the device.

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