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The Vitamix 7500 vs 750 are two tough blenders so choosing one over the other required a little bit of further research.
|MODELS||Vitamix 7500||Vitamix 750|
|PERFORMANCE||2.2 peak horsepower||2.2 peak horsepower|
|FINISHES||3 colors||3 colors|
|COST||Less expensive||More expensive
Call me naïve but I grew up in a family that loves to cook and bake and sure my Mom had a blender but it was rarely used. When we did use the blender it had to be lugged out of the cupboard and cleaning it always felt like a big mission.
Fortunately, times have changed and while I continue to love to cook and bake, I have found it much quicker and simpler all due to the magic that is a blender. Who knew!
My newfound discovery began with the smoothie movement and I have not looked back.
The question is how do you choose the right blender for you? Well as I mentioned, following a little research on the Vitamix 7500 and the Vitamix 750 Professional Series I found some great insight that I hope will help you to make an informed decision when you purchase your blender.
I must say I have been pleasantly surprised at the capabilities of both the 7500 and 750 but as in any race, there can be only one winner!
Vitamix 7500 Reviews
The Vitamix 7500 is simple sophistication. It comes with the option of a red, black or white finish.
The assembled unit stands at 17.5 inches tall and will fit comfortably on a counter top even if it is below overhead cupboards.
Part of the clever design, to achieve the advertised height of the assembled unit, is the 64-ounce low profile container.
This allows for storage of the unit on a countertop so you can avoid any lugging out of a cupboard. The 7500 comes standard with the 64-ounce low profile wet blade container.
The size of the container and the positioning of the blades is designed to accommodate the preparation of family sized meals or for entertainment purposes.
As my son always reminds me “sharing is caring” so perhaps if you only require a single serving then you may have someone in mind that you can share with or you may prepare a meal or drink that may be frozen.
As a working Mom I frequently prepare meals in greater portions than required so that I may freeze them for those days when I need some down time.
The 7500 offers a pulse function and 10-variabe speeds. The speed, at which the pulsing function is performed, is determined by the speed selected on the variable dial.
This gives you greater control for variation in chopping and pureeing. Alternatively, you may stick with the variable speed only, to arrive at the desired texture.
The consistent blending results are a combination of the 2.2 peak horsepower and the tough design of the laser cut blades. 2.2 peak horsepower is impressive and exceeds the power of some line trimmers. The blades are stainless steel and 4 inches in diameter.
Peak performance indicates that the power of the motor reacts with maximum output as the appliance is started up.
This little burst of max power is for a very brief moment, to get things off to a smooth start, before the motor drops to its usual running power, which is slightly lower than its max potential of 2.2.
Vitamix 750 Reviews
The Vitamix 750 is a smart looking blender. The color options available are a copper metal, brushed stainless metal or a black finish.
The functions on offer for the 750 are the pulse, 10 variable speeds, and 5 pre-programmed settings (part of the smart look on the control panel).
The 5 pre-programmed settings are soups, frozen desserts, purees, smoothies and cleaning. All of which are possible at the turn of a dial and powered by 2.2 peak performance horsepower.
What is fantastic about these 5 pre-programmed settings is that you are not required to watch over your blending. Rather turn the dial to the desired function, flick a switch and then walk away to continue with other chores.
The Vitamix 750 also comes standard with the 64-ounce low profile wet blade container. The wet blade container is useful for all of the 5 pre-programmed settings.
A dry blade container may be purchased separately and is useful for grinding items such as cereals or coffee as well as for kneading dough.
As with the 7500 the 4 inch blades are laser cut stainless-steel designed to hammermill and cut.
Cleaning of both the 7500 and 750 is super quick and easy as all that is required is to add some water and soap and to run the blender for approximately one minute and then to rinse the container.
The 750 goes one-step further with simplicity as you select the cleaning programme and flick the switch.
The remainder of the unit will need to be wiped down and the lid and tamper will need to be rinsed under running water. Easy peazy!
Comparison of the 7500 versus the 750
As there are few differences between the 7500 and 750 let us take a more detailed look.
The most obvious and significant benefit of the 750 versus the 7500 is the 5 pre-programmed settings. The benefit of which is to be able to walk away whilst leaving the blender to do its thing.
Having a blender will automatically save you time in the kitchen. Depending on the meal that you are preparing and the capabilities of your blender will determine exactly how much time you can save.
So, the question is how much time do you want to save in the kitchen? I enjoy cooking and baking so on the weekends when I have the time I have no issues operating my blender manually, however during the week I find it a blessing to be able to let my blender get on with what I need done.
The 750 therefore wins hands-down on a comparison of programme settings as it allows for the opportunity for manual operation or for selecting a programme and leaving the blender unattended.
The benefit of the 5 pre-programmed settings of the 750 does come at an additional cost and consequently it is the more expensive choice.
No one can put a price tag on time and convenience for you except you, so making a decision to spend a little extra is totally subjective. I do believe however, that even if you did make a decision to purchase the 7500 you would still be amazed at the time that you would save.
Both blenders come with a full 7-year warranty so either choice should still bring you some security knowing that Vitamix can stand so steadfastly behind their products.
Both the 7500 and 750 have a black finish in common apart from that, the 7500 has the more traditional white and red options.
If you tend towards the more modern then the 750 provides the copper or stainless brushed metal finish.
This is again a subjective choice and largely dependent on the color scheme of your kitchen and appliances.
Blending power is a match on the 7500 and 750 but it is worth noting even if just to assist you if you are looking at different blenders. At 2.2 peak performance horsepower, you really cannot go wrong.
The 750 is my winner. I really like the convenience of its 5 pre-programmed settings.
I also like modern and smart and whilst the rest of my kitchen is not completely modern, the black finish fits in just fine.
Although the metal finishes have given me a reason to persuade my other half to update some of our other appliances.
I can justify the additional expense of the 750 because of its adaptability to my needs. Saving time during the week, when meals need to be prepared in 30 minutes or under, and having a few different selections of delicious frozen meals on hand, need I say more!
On the flip side, being able to slow down and find relaxation in preparing wonderful and wholesome meals for friends and family on the weekends.
I also greatly appreciate that Vitamix offer a 7-year full warranty and feel secure knowing that my hard-earned money is being spent on a quality product.
You might find that the 7500 meets your needs better especially since the cost and finishes are a subjective choice, so I will leave that one up to you. If you do chose the Vitamix 7500 you should also find peace of mind with their great warranty.