Vitamix 5200 updated

With the turn of the new year everyone has resolutions. Some people look forward to this time of year for the resolutions, while others think of them more as the “R” word. As many may say, including myself, becoming more healthy is somewhere on the list. Right under “spend more time with family” and right above “Become wealthy”. The first thing I think of when thinking about being healthy is dieting. Dieting is a sure-fire way to become the master of your health, and a great way to do it is to blend. Blend protein shakes, vitamin smoothies, and green smoothies(Vegetable smoothies).

vitamix5200But of all the blenders out there, which is worth paying for? The Blendtec? The Ninja? The Oster? Some blenders have been around for a long time. Take Vitamix for instance, they have been around since the late 1930’s. Vitamix blenders are the most well-known blenders in the market. Specializing in appearance, ingenuity, and efficiency. The Vitamix is heavy duty throughout, with 1200 watt motor, 2.2 horsepower, made in the USA, with a  7-10 year warranty, and variable speed. They make smoothies, peanut butter, hummus, margaritas, ice cream, hot soup, and much more. Allowing you to chop, cream, blend, heat, grind, and churn. And letting you create literally every course of your home-cooked meal. Some of my favorite things about Vitamix blenders are they are easy to use, with equipment for extreme versatility and are self cleaning.

Here are the specs of the Vitamix 5200:

POWER

2-peak HP motor

120 volt, 60 Hz 11.5 amps (North America)

Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system.

SPEED

Vitamix 500 to 37,000 RPM.

WARRANTY

Vitamix is made in the U.S. and have a great warranty. The warranty and be somewhere between 7-10 Years, depending on if you get the standard or extended warranty.

BLADES

Vitamix has a laser-cut four prong stainless steel blade. It has two are blunt hammer-mill blades and two sharp cutting blades. The entire blade and housing of Vitamix is metal. Therefore, it cuts or blends thoroughly.

CONTAINERS

Vitamix 64 -ounce Container:

Height: 13.4 in

64-ounce rated capacity

BPA-free Eastman Tritan® copolyester

Vitamix containers are made from BPA-Free plastic. They’re Spill-proof with a vented lid and plug for safely adding ingredients while the machine is running. It also come with a soft-grip, ergonomically-designed handle, and a “tamper” with collar to prevent tool from hitting the blades that works like a charm.

UNIT DIMENSIONS:

20.5 in tall (with 64-ounce container in place)

8.75 in deep

7.25 in wide

10 lb 9-ounce

cord length: 6 ft

CLEAN UP

Unlike other blenders, clean-up is easy with the Vitamix. But the bottom blade housing of the Vitamix is not easily removed. Luckily, they are self cleaning. Just a drop of dish soap and warm water and run on high for 30 seconds followed by a quick rinse.

This year I swear I am going to get in shape. I’m going to start blending right away. And as far as exercise goes…meh. I’ll start that tomorrow.

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