This Vitamix model comparison involves small-volume recipes. Featured are the Vitamix Professional Series 750 and the Vitamix 5200. The Pro Series 750 is a “Next Generation” Vitamix model and is representative of other models in this line including the Professional Series 300 and Vitamix 7500. The 5200 is representative of all 2.0 horsepower machines in the tradional Vitamix home line.
A test is run using identical ingredients and ingredient volumes in each blender. The purposely-chosen small-volume recipe is intended to test the blenders’ performance relative to its container and/or blade size. In theory, a container with a wider base may have more difficulty blending small-volume recipes than its more narrow-based counterpart.
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The results show that for a recipe with a total volume of 6 oz. the “traditional” Vitamix models such as the 5200 may be slightly more effective than the “Next Generation” models, presumably because of the 5200’s narrower base. Also, with fewer ingredients being thrown around the sides and lid of the container, the 5200 actually produced a slightly higher volume yield. As ingredient volume of the recipe increases, these differences will become more and more negligible. I would expect a recipe of at least 8 ounces to result in almost no difference in yield from these two models.