Vitamix 5200 Specifications

by Darren Johannsen

A Vita-Mix 5200 provides much more versatility than the old, weaker blenders of the past.

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The Vita-Mix 5200 is a so-called "high performance blender." High performance blenders can be used for tasks which are not always possible with a normal blender, such as making your own peanut butter or homemade flour.

The high-performance label is usually only given to blenders with a motor that has 2 horsepower or higher, but it's important to check the actual specifications of any blender you may be considering purchasing, or you may not get the best bang for your blending buck.

Motor

The Vita-Mix 5200 uses a custom designed 2 horsepower Swedish motor. This can be considered the most important part of a high performance blender, as it's what gives the blender the power to blend food into a finer consistency than conventional home blenders.

Container

The Vita-Mix 5200 uses a copolyester container with an attached blade. The standard Vita-Mix 5200 package contains a single wet-blade container useful for blending wet foods. A separate dry-food blade container comes with some of the more expensive packages or can be bought separately.

Controls

Unlike some other high performance blenders with digital controls, the Vita-Mix 5200 uses a simple set of manual switches and a speed dial.

Size

The Vitamix 5200 stands 20.5 inches tall including the container in place, 8.75 inches deep and 7.25 inches wide. It weighs 10.9 pounds.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Darren Johannsen has been writing computer-related articles since 2006. He has contributed to various websites, including the Slashdot blog. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Idaho.