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Find my comprehensive review of the Vitamix 5200 here.




Available in your choice of White, Black, Red, Platinum, and Brushed Stainless ($50 upgrade) motor base finishes, the complete Vitamix 5200 (Getting Started) package includes:

  • Updated motor base including a custom-designed, Swedish-built high-performance 2-peak horsepower motor and soft-touch dial and switches
  • 2Q/64oz BPA-free Eastman Tritan™ jar featuring newly designed easy on/off lids, no-drip spout, and an ergonomic soft-grip handle
  • Tamper to assist with thicker, denser ingredients
  • “Getting Started” guide, cooking class-themed DVD, manual, and new-and-improved “Whole Food Recipes” cookbook

The warranty on the Vitamix 5200 is perhaps the best in the business.  Quite simply, if subjected solely to normal household use, Vita-Mix Corporation guarantees the entire machine will perform like-new for 7 years from the date of purchase, or they will repair or replace it free of charge.

Every Vitamix 5200 is purchased from Vita-Mix Corporation and is shipped directly to you – brand new, with a no-risk guarantee.  If at any point during the first 30 days of ownership you decide it isn’t the machine for you, simply return it for a full refund.  Vita-Mix will even cover the return shipping.



  1. Hello,

    Will the copy of Green Smoothie Revolution that is available as part of the bonus offer be an ebook or will it be the physical copy of the book? Thanks again!

    • bd

      Medhanit, it is a new, printed version.

  2. Hello,

    Is the bonus offer available with the purchase of a Certified Reconditioned Vitamix 5200 as well?

  3. Hi BD,

    In a previous comment you said you visited Vitamix and was told they would be releasing a statement regarding the black speck issue. Did they ever do that? Seems like they are ignoring the issue and just stating that the specks aren’t harmful, well I want a smoothie without a side of plastic so what do I do? Thanks.

    • bd

      Matthew, although the statement was not formally issued, they did acknowledge that they are aware of both the source of the issue and the material of which the black specks are comprised. A seal in the blade assembly hub just underneath the blade is where the problem stems. This material is Polytetrafluoroethylene, otherwise know as PTFE. To date the only resolve is that Vitamix is offering to replace at no charge any container that might be affected. I do not know if additional plans to address the issue are in the works at this time.

      • Unless or until Vitamix changes their design to ensure that it is not possible to get black flecks in your food, simply swapping containers and hoping for the best is not going to cut it. If one container suffers from the bad design then they all do. It’s just a matter of time until it becomes apparent in any container.

        • bd

          Chris, I partially agree with this. All containers manufactured under the current design are certainly susceptible to having the issue, though not all do. As well, it is conceivable that over time the issue could “work itself out” via extended use. I cannot verify this is happening but have strong suspicions of such given the numerous containers I have, none of which have shown signs of the issue since I began testing back in August of 2014.

  4. Hi! Just wondering if you can clarify what model the Total Nutrition Center is? Is it the 5200??
    And also noticing model numbers like VM 0109 & VM 0103 when doing research.. I’m so confused!!

    • Blenderdude

      Renee, yes, the Total Nutrition Center is the Canadian equivalent of the 5200 sold in the U.S. Model numbers like VM0109 and VM0103 are internal parts-specific designations used by Vitamix and apply across multiple models in the Home line depending on the country for which they were produced. You would not use these to distinguish one Vitamix model from the next. Instead use the advertised models names such as the 5200, Total Nutrition Center, etc.

      • Thank you so much for your quick response.. Truly appreciate it. Makes my research less confusing.

  5. Thanks BD. Can you tell me the price of the 6300 at the Costco demo show? What is the difference between the 5200 and the 6300? From your chart, I see same motor, same large container and the fact that it is not offered in stainless steel.

    Why are extra containers so expensive? The pricing for the containers seems ridiculous for molded plastic and a universal blade.

    • Blenderdude

      Rick, it sells for $499.99. The biggest difference between the 6300 and the 5200 is the 3 pre-programmed cycles featured on the former. With these settings, you can load ingredients into the container, start the machine, and it will both blend on the speeds specific to your selected cycles as well as power off automatically when the cycle is complete. Both models feature the exact same container and motor, however.

      The containers are expensive to be sure, but seem to me to be somewhat in line relative to the blenders in most instances. Remember they also come with a two-piece lid and in some cases, tampers, too.

  6. Do you accept the trade in of an older model 5000?
    Thank you for a great site.

  7. Hi BD,

    Are you able to supply the 220v version of the blender?


    • Blenderdude

      Craig, depending on where you live you may be able to get the 220v version by contacting Vitamix directly. However, any machine purchased via my site will be a 120v unit.

  8. I see that you offer payment through PayPal but when I go to the check out, I don’t see the PayPal option. Am I missing it?

    Thank you.

    • Blenderdude

      Bette, only the OmniBlend V is available to be purchased with PayPal on this site. All Vitamix orders initiated here will be completed via checkout at Vitamix.com.

  9. Hi!! is this free shipping to australia too?

    thanks 🙂

    • Blenderdude

      Fatima, unfortunatley, no. My affiliate agreement with Vitamix only permits shipping of blenders purchased via this site to North America.

  10. Blender Dude, you rock! I was all set to buy the 5200 based on your review until I went to Costco and they only carry the 5200S. By chance, do you know what’s the difference between 5200 and 5200S? Thank you much!

    • Blenderdude

      Jen, the 5200s is the exact same blender as the 5200. It is available only in black, though, and comes with the spiral-bound “Getting Started Plus” recipe book instead of the 3-ring easel-style “Whole Foods” book.

  11. I started a vegan lifestyle just over a year ago. My husband knew I wanted a VitaMix. When he saw the HealthMaster at our local Kohl’s, he bought it for me as a surprise. What a sweetie, just a little uninformed! I explained the notion of you get what you pay for and we decided he would return it.

    Thanks to your comprehensive website, I came to the conclusion that I didn’t need to spend $700 on the Pro 750… I’m sure my husband is relieved! I ordered the TurboBlend VS after learning that it is the 5200, which meets all my needs, and comes with the perfect cookbook for me!

    • Blenderdude

      Nancy, thanks for sharing your story and congrats on finding the perfect Vitamix for you! I’m glad the site was of some help.

  12. Where is Vita Mix made and manufactured?

  13. Can you please advise the shipping cost to Australia


    • Blenderdude

      Brian, Vitamix does not permit orders placed through my site to be shipped anywhere except North America. I can only recommend you visit their site for Australia, http://www.vitamix.com.au/