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Vitamix 5200 Versus 6300 - Which to Get?

Updated on July 23, 2014

Vitamix 5200 Versus Vitamix 6300 Comparison Table

 
Vitamix 5200
Vitamix 6300
Price
$550
$650
Variable Speed
Yes
Yes
Pre-Set Programs
No
Yes
Motor
2 HP
2 HP
Dimensions
20.5 x 17 x 9 inches
20.5 x 17 x 9 inches
Weight
10 lbs
10 lbs
Containers
64 oz Wet, 32 oz Dry
64 oz Wet, 32 oz Dry
Rating
4.6 out of 5
4.7 out of 5
A comparison of the similarities and differences between the Vitamix 5200 and 6300 (specifications, aspects and features).

What's the Difference Between the Vitamix 5200 and 6300?

Like many, are you trying to work out the differences between the two incredibly popular Vitamix blenders, the Vitamix 5200 and 6300 & ultimately which is the best one to invest in? If so, this comparison guide will definitely be able to help you out.

Well as you might have already come to realise, they are actually very similar -- so why such the significant difference in price then? If you inspect my comparison table (on the right) that I have conjured you can see that in all aspects, features and specs they are pretty much the same (as you we have just mentioned), however the Vitamix 6300 comes with pre-set programs as well -- and this it this features that explains the reasoning for the difference in price.

Variable Speed Option

So you can see that they both have the option of variable blending speed. Where basically during a blend you can increase or decrease the rate of blending via the frontal dial (on a level of 1 to 10, see image right) on the body of the Vitamix 5200 and 6300.

This allows you to have an input over the texture of the produce that you are blending together, for a smoother (less bumpy) feel, go for a higher blend & to go for the opposite, blend at a slower speed. The recipe books, DVDs etc. that come with the Vitamix 5200 and 6300, do have a recommended speed to go at though for different concoctions.

2 Horsepower Blending Motor & Containers

They also share the same high functioning commercial standard two horsepower motor (by the far the most powerful motor in any domestically available non-vitamix blender on the market) -- it is more than powerful enough to blend up any food types (even the tough ingredients such as carrots, nuts etc.) with the 3 inch steel blades. So in terms of blending performance, they are identical.

You also get the two containers provided, the tall 64 oz capacity for wet ingredients (for creating soups and smoothies etc.) then the slightly smaller 32 oz container as well.

Pre-Set Blending Programs

Now this is where the difference lies between the Vitamix 5200 and 6300. The 6300 has this feature whereby you can essentially, put in your ingredients, toggle the right settings (from the pre selected programs) and you can walk away letting it get on with blending (with the 5200 however you would have to stay put).

The basic concept is that Vitamix have carefully calculated three pre-set programs with regards to period of time and velocity of blending for three main food sets: smoothies, hot soups and the like. Hence, this saves you time in a number of aspects: you don't have to look through a recipe book to find out what speed setting to put your Vitamix blender too, nor do you have to hang around waiting for it to finish (those two aspects are taken care for you). All you have to do is hit it to the right blending option. It also is likely to provide more consistent high quality produce with the input ingredients as well.

Remember though the Vitamix 6300 also has the variable speed option as well, so if you feel like your smoothie for example needs a bit more blending time -- you can do that.

Which to Buy the Vitamix 5200 or 6300?

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So Which to Buy the Vitamix 5200 or 6300?

Well you can see that they share quite a bit in common. The same extensive seven year warranty coverage (whereby Vitamix claim that their blenders are pretty much meant to last a lifetime), the same ultra powerful motor, the variable speed setting and the same body (and containers).

In fact the only real significant difference is the pre-set programs as well as a master turn off switch that the 6300 has. Apart from that they are exactly the same.

So the question boils down to whether the difference in price of roughly $100 to $150 is worth the pre-set programs that the Vitamix 6300 has to offer? In my mind, yes. Any feature that saves you time and less hassle has go to be worth considering. But, obviously this is a question that only you can really answer (you might also find one of the models for much cheaper than you can find the other, so that could be a deciding factor as well).

It is clear to see though, that you can't really go 'that' wrong with either blender. Each one of them is very much loved by their owners -- granted they are expensive -- but they really are worth every cent & I believe should be considered an investment in your future health (given how much easier they make "eating healthy" on an everyday basis).

5 stars for Vitamix 6300

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