Vitamix 5200 Review and Ratings Feb 05, 2014 yumme Equipment 0 Vitamix is the industry standard when it comes to professional blending. The 5200 is one in a long line of blenders that are aimed at bringing commercial performance to amateur cooks. Our Vitamix 5200 review will give you the lowdown on this premium machine. Features As with any Vitamix blender, this model is pretty heavy in the spec department: BPA Shatterproof 64 oz. Container (smaller 48 oz. option is available) Variable Speed Control 2 Peak output horsepower motor Spill-proof removable lid with removable lid plug Easy grip handle 7-year warranty Recipe book and instructional CD Pros The pros section of this Vitamix 5200 review starts in pretty much the same way as every other Vitamix blender we have covered – with the motor. No brand makes motors quite like Vitamix and this 2-peak horsepower beast is capable of processing food quickly and efficiently. The variable speed controls allow you to chop, blend, and grind ingredients and are very useful when working with thick mixtures. The jug – particularly on the 64 oz. version – is one of the larger jugs on the market, which means you can get a lot done in one go without have to split work up into batches. The blades are attached to the base too, so there is no risk of cutting fingers when taking things apart. As with the 1782, cleaning the 5200 is fuss-free task, requiring no more than soapy water and a few seconds of running. Cons The cons section of the Vitamix 5200 review also starts in the same way as other Vitamix’s we have reviewed – with the price. Unless you are a serious cook that plans on doing blending on a daily basis, it is hard to justify the price of this machine – no matter how brilliant it is. There is also a problem with thicker mixtures when using the machine, as some recipes can develop air bubbles. This can be rectified on most occasions by using the tamper, but the tool can take quite a bit of getting used to. If you opt for the 64 oz. model (which is better for blending), you will have to contend with the problem of having a tall machine that is too large for most standard cabinets. Conclusion Readers of this Vitamix 5200 review can take away the fact that the pros of this machine definitely outnumber the cons and, if you have the money to spend on it, this is a great investment that will probably be the last blender you ever have to buy.