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If you are familiar with Vitamix you may already know some of the features of their blenders. If you are just discovering the brand, please do read on for a comparison of the Vitamix 5300 vs 750, two worthy competitors!
So I am guessing with both blenders having some similar features you want a better idea as to what sets them apart, well have a look below:
|MODELS||Vitamix 5300||Vitamix 750|
|COLOR||2 color options||3 color options|
5 pre-programmed settings
|PERFORMANCE||2.2 horsepower||2.2 peak horsepower|
|SIZE||Slightly smaller||Slightly larger|
|COST||Less expensive||More expensive
As a full time working Mom of two little ones, I was unable to resist a blender that could produce a fresh delicious wholesome and heated soup in just a few minutes.
Add to the mix that there is no requirement for additional pots, so cleaning is minimal, two full bellies with smiling faces and this is one very happy Mamma!
Before we get into the features which set the 5300, and the 750 apart it is important, especially to the newbies, to be aware that Vitamix offer a 7-year full warranty.
A manufacturer that can stand behind their parts, labour and products performance is by my mind very reassuring.
Vitamix 5300 Reviews
The Vitamix 5300 is a neat looking blender with a high performance motor. It is a powerful machine able to blend tough ingredients.
The variable speed control enables you to remain in control as the speed of the blades may be increased or decreased manually at any stage during the blending process.
The pulse feature is great as it assists in creating blends of different textures. I found the pulse feature very handy when my oldest child stared eating solid food, as I was able to slowly increase the chunkiness of certain foods.
The 64 ounce low profile container is convenient when making family sized meal portions or for use when preparing meals for guests.
It is not possible to prepare small portions. Even so, I found it a great time saver when preparing baby food, as I was able to freeze a number of small portions from one batch.
Vitamix 750 Reviews
Like its contender, the Vitamix 750 also features variable speed and pulse controls. It too has a high performance, yet cool running motor and blades cut from hardened stainless steel. The container is also 64 ounces and easy to clean.
Another great feature is the lid that locks securely to prevent spills and potential burns from hot ingredients. This safety feature is not unique to the 750 and applies to the 5300 as well.
The advantages of the 750 model are the more modern finishes, a peak performance motor that aids a smoother start to the blending process and its 5 pre-programmed settings.
The pre-programmed settings make blending simple so you can get on with whatever you want whilst you leave the blender to do its thing.
The difference on the programs of the two blenders is that the 750 has 5 pre-programmed settings.
The settings are for soups, frozen desserts, puree, smoothies and cleaning. This means that you have the option to throw your ingredients into the container, turn a dial and walk away to carry on with some other chore or just relax for a few minutes.
If time is always an issue in your life or if you just enjoy multitasking than pre-programming is definitely the right option for you. This feature has certainly saved me time in the past while juggling supper and getting my little ones bathed. It is unbelievable the difference just a few minutes can make on days when the kiddies are grumpy and hungry! No surprise here that the 750 comes out tops for me on program settings.
Everyone likes the concept of horsepower; but what does it really mean for blending? Well the 5300 has 2.2 horsepower.
If you take into account its specifications and a boring calculation using volts and amps, we arrive at an actual output of 1.85 horsepower. Certainly nothing to scoff at.
By comparison, the 750 has a 2.2 peak performance. This calculates to an output of 1.93 horsepower whilst running.
Peak performance means that when you start the blending process there is a little extra umph as max power (2.2 horsepower) is reached to enable a smoother start-up, this is a very brief occurrence before the blender will return to its running horsepower. This feature is great if you are blending some tough ingredients.
There is literally no difference in size unless of course you have very little space in your kitchen. If this is the case then the quarter of an inch in height and slightly skinnier 5300 may be your Godsend.
If you are like me than you don’t enjoy having to unpack and re-pack your kitchen equipment every time you use it, so having a suitably sized blender which fits into its assigned space on the kitchen counter may matter.
Depending on your tastes and the design of your kitchen the 750 offers 3 colors: the copper metal finish; the brushed stainless metal finish, and; a black finish. The 5300 blender comes in red or black.
Something else that is worth a mention is the quick and easy cleaning of both the 5300 and 750. You pretty much just run the blender with a little water and soap.
Of course, a pre-programmed cleaning cycle that means no hovering is a winner!
Finally, it comes down to the cost. We all want to feel like we are getting more for our hard-earned money so what will you find in the box upon your purchase.
The 5300 is the more cost efficient option and comes with the base, low profile container, a tamper and a guide on getting started.
The more expensive 750 comes with all the above but in addition you also receive a DVD and cookbook.
Receiving a start-up guide is always handy and most of us will generally skim through the important points so having a DVD that demonstrates everything we should know is very helpful. The cherry on top though for the 750 is the cookbook.
Experience always increases our understanding so having some delicious recipes to play around with may not only inspire you but it will also help you to understand the capabilities of your blender.