Vitamix Next Generation vs. Traditional Models: Small Recipes

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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.

 

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  1. BD, thanks for your prompt reply on my previous question. When blending smaller volumes would it be better use the 32 oz container or are the width dimensions of both 64 and 32oz the same? Wish I asked this question prior to spending $132 on a 32oz container.

    • bd

      Jason, the 32-ounce container is the one Vitamix container I would recommend above all others for very small recipe quantities. The reason for this is because it is narrower at its base than any other container which, in combination with the 3-inch blade, works well for recipes of just a few ounces (single-serving salad dressings, for instance). Once you get to the 48-ounce containers and above, the overall sizes change, but the base widths relative to the blades are the same, meaning they will all be equally effective for small recipes.

      You can make small recipes out of just about any size container, but some require more “help” than others on the part of the user.

      • Thanks for the feed back BD, I should have been more specific. This is regard to the G series containers, which I believe are 4 inch blades? please correct me if I am wrong…

        • bd

          Yes, the Next Generation (G-Series) models have 64-ounce containers with 4-inch blades. The traditional (C-Series) models have taller, more narrow 64-ounce containers with 3-inch blades. A 3-inch blade is also found in the 32-ounce container. This container has a narrower base than either of the 64-ounce containers. For this reason, it would be more effective for super-small recipes of only a few ounces.

          • Excellent! Thank you for clarifying BD! You’re the man!

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