This video is the first of five in a series comparing the Blendtec Total Blender and the Vitamix 5200. The goal of the video series is to help you, the consumer, select a high-performance blender that best suits your and/or your family’s needs. While the Blendtec and Vitamix are both excellent machines, there may be differences in appearance, operation, and/or performance that draw you toward one over the other. Hopefully, this series will shed some light on these differences and assist you in making the best possible decision.
In this video we run a short test – making juice out of common vegetables – with a goal of trying to determine if there is any noticeable power difference in the two machines in terms of how well they break down certain ingredients. The ingredients chosen are of varying densities and fibrosities, aimed at covering the gamut of various fruits and vegetables one might use in smoothies and/or juices – perhaps the most common of uses for high-performance blenders by health-conscious individuals. Although the technical specifications in terms of horsepower, wattage, and amperage is slightly different on these two blenders, this does not necessarily translate to a practical difference on blended results.
This test incorporates the exact same ingredients in both blenders and is performed on the highest speed setting for each. The duration of the test is exactly 50 seconds for both blenders. Because a tamper is included in the Vitamix 5200 package, it has been used in this test.
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Both blenders produced a juice that, while quite dense due to the high fibrosity of the ingredients chosen, was exceptionally smooth with virtually no inconsistency in texture. No discernable differences in flavor, temperature, or texture was detected between the two juices. The concluion for this test is that both the Blendtec and Vitamix do an equally superb job of breaking down fruits and vegetables in juices and/or smoothies.