Vitamix has dominated the blender market for eons now, and there are no signs of relenting judging from the company’s latest release.
Vitamix 5300 is an upgrade from Vitamix 5200 as most users have noted. It costs a tad more than its predecessor, but the features that we are going to discuss in this Vitamix 5300 review, will justify the cost.
Features of Vitamix 5300
It is 20.5 inches tall and 10.5lbs heavy, which is the norm with most Vitamix blenders. The container is heavy duty and has a 64-oz capacity, but you can switch that up depending on your needs (the company has three other smaller sizes). One of the features that trump previous models in this series is the fan that enables it to cool, therefore preventing overheating that is a menace with high-performing blenders. The small pulse at the front takes the place of a switch on previous models to make this blender easy to work.
Most Vitamix blenders have one thing in common: the controls have been said to be confusing. This blender changes the game by reducing the number of controls to three: the on/off switch, the pulse, and the speed control. These changes make the blender so much easier to use.
The 2.2 horsepower motor peaks at 11.5mps. The only downside to this is the increased noise (about 98 decibels), but the overpowering upside is its versatility. Thanks to the powerful motor, you can use it for sorbets, to grind seeds and grains, soups, dough kneading, as a food processor, and for making purees among other things.
The motor base is also a hit with most users, seeing as it sits well on a flat surface. It weighs well over 7lbs (the base alone), which is how the blender maintains its ground even with the powerful motor running.
Blades And Tamper
The blades are stainless steel as is expected, and they do not dull over time. They are covered in the 7-year warranty should anything happen. Some reviewers call this the best Vitamix blender for one tiny detail; the Vitamix tamper which pushes ingredients into the bowl. The tamper also comes handy when making thick soups, which need a bit of stirring time and again.
As is the norm with Vitamix blenders, the Vitamix 5300 blender comes with a 7-year unlimited warranty. Shipping is free in USA and Canada. The parts are easy to find as they are regulated, but then if appropriately used there may never be the need to change any part.
Tens of Vitamix reviews have shown this company to be a darling of those investing in premium kitchenware. This model sticks with the program, revealing a premium product that is worth its cost. The company backs its sale up with a 7-year period of free repairs and replacement, and so the Vitamix 5300 is worth every penny.