The Vita Mix 5200 blender is a large blender capable of blending almost all types of food due to its powerful motor. It can be used to quickly make a wide variety of recipes from smoothies to ice creams, sauces, and soups. The blender is suitable for virtually all sizes of business and large homes and comes with a large container jar so you can make large quantities in one go. There is a choice of colors including black, white, and red.
The Vita Mix 5200 is suitable for even the large businesses or busy homes. It comes with a companion DVD explaining how to use the machine, a selection of suitable recipes, an owner’s manual, and a tamper which can be used to push larger ingredients into the blade even during use.
On the front of the machine is a dial to control the variable speed and a switch for moving to high speed. The variable speed dial allows you to retain control over the blending process and is used on a low setting when starting with thick or hot mixtures or to grind or chop foods.
With a larger jug than most other blenders available the blender is useful for larger quantities which is ideal is you are in business or have a large family or party. Cleaning the machine is easy as the blades are attached to the base so just fill with soapy water and turn it on for a few seconds before rinsing with tap water.
There are some problems with the blender when using thicker mixtures which is where the temper comes in. You essentially have to us it to push the mixture onto the blades which can take a little getting used to whilst it switched on. Also as it’s larger than a lot of other blenders you’ll consequently need a larger space on your counter. Also for tougher ingredients such as nuts and rice you’ll need to invest in additional jars available from the company for around a quarter of the price of the base unit.