Vitamix offer a wide range of blenders so choosing one that best suits your needs may be a little daunting. I have done a comparison on the Vitamix 7500 vs 780 that you may find helpful in your quest for blending bliss.
Table of Contents
|MODELS||Vitamix 7500||Vitamix 780|
|CONTROLS||Manual Control||Touch screen|
5 pre-programmed settings
|PERFORMANCE||2.2 peak horsepower||2.2 peak horsepower|
|FINISHES||3 colors||2 colors|
|COST||Less expensive||More expensive|
I never knew that a blender could be so versatile and useful in the kitchen until I started researching the topic in my quest for a blender that would be great for preparing smoothies.
After purchasing my blender, I was also amazed at the benefits in terms of saving time and improving the veggie and fruit intake of my family.
Years of struggling to get even my other half to eat healthier have finally come to an end.
Preparing meals has become far more enjoyable for me as I no longer feel stressed that food will be pushed around the plate and my family now actually look forward to tasty wholesome meals.
I do hope my comparison on the 7500 and 780 will aid you in your decision if you are in the market for a blender.
First, let us review each blender.
Vitamix 7500 Reviews
Simple but sophisticated the Vitamix 7500 comes in a black, white or a red finish.
The control panel consists of two switches and one dial. The first switch allows for a pulse function. The dial selects the speed at which the pulse function operates.
The dial offers 10 variable speeds. The combination of the 10 variable speeds and the pulse function allow for manual control over the desired texture whilst blending.
It is possible to achieve complete smoothness for items such as smoothies and purees or large chunks for curries and stews.
The 7500 comes standard with the 64-ounce low profile wet blade container. The size of the container is best suited to the preparation of larger portions.
The low profile means that when assembled the unit stands about 17.5 inches tall so it will fit on most countertops comfortably, even if there are overhead cupboards.
The wet blades are suitable for most blending needs. Unless you are purchasing your blender with the intention of utilising it for grinding items such as coffee beans and seeds or for kneading dough the wet blade container should be suitable. The dry blade container may be purchased separately.
The blades of the 7500, whether for wet or dry blending, are 4 inches in diameter and laser cut from aircraft grade stainless steel. The blades are designed for cutting and hammer milling.
With such intense blades powered by a motor with an output of 2.2 peak performance horsepower it is no wonder that blending results are consistent.
Another great feature of the 7500 is that it is simple to clean. With a little water and soap and about a minute of running time all that is left to do is rinse the container, the lid and tamper and wipe down the base.
Vitamix 780 Reviews
The Vitamix 780 is modern and stylish with an LED touch screen control panel.
The LED screen is made from hardened glass, designed to withstand scratching or cracking. The touch screen offers easy-tap buttons to select your pulse function or any one of the 10 variable speeds.
In addition to these two functions, the 780 offers 5 pre-programmed settings. Smoothies, purees, frozen desserts soups and cleaning are all each available at the touch of a button.
The pre-programmed settings mean that you are able to throw all the required ingredients in to the container, assemble the unit and push a button.
The first few times you use the 780 you may find yourself hovering over it in fascination as it gets on with its selected function but as time goes by you will be able to appreciate that the 780 is completely capable of doing its job unsupervised.
Knowing that your meal or drink is under control means that you have time to attend to other matters, whether checking on the kids or catching up on your social media.
Due to the versatility of the wet blade container and the 5 pre-programmed settings, it is obvious as to why the 780 also comes standard with the 64-ounce low profile wet blade container.
The wet blades of the 780 are the same as that of the 7500 and they too are powered by a 2.2 peak performance motor.
As with the 7500, cleaning of the blender is a simple matter. With the option of pushing a button and letting the machine practically clean itself one can only but ponder could it be any simpler!
With the technology of the 780, it is no surprise that this unit would be more expensive than the 7500. Vitamix have pretty much thought of everything, so if you are on a tighter budget but your first choice is still a 780 they offer a certified reconditioned 780 unit.
The price on the certified reconditioned 780 is more affordable than that of the 7500, with a 5 year full warranty (only 2 years less than the warranty on a new product). The 780 comes in a red or black finish.
Comparison of the 7500 versus the 780
Having reviewed both the Vitamix 7500 and Vitamix 780, it should now be more apparent as to their differences and similarities. So let us see which ranks as my number one and why.
The 780 out ranks the 7500 because of its convenient 5 pre-programmed settings. The benefit of this function is the ability to be able to walk off and get on with other tasks while the blender performs its selected programme.
Let us be honest, who does not love a touch screen! I cannot say why exactly, maybe it is the child in all of us that just needs to push that button.
What I do know for sure is that I cannot resist pretty lights and buttons so once again the 780 out ranked the 7500 for me.
As I mentioned it is no wonder that the 780 is the more expensive unit, so one needs to weigh up the benefit for the additional cost.
If time saving is important to you or, like me, you are impressed with the technology of the 780 you may be able to justify the additional expense.
If you are thrifty and still favor the benefits of the 780 over the 7500 then the certified reconditioned 780 unit provides a fantastic option.
Clearly, for me I was able to justify the additional expense but for some people flashing lights are a complete no go zone so the 7500 may be more desirable.
In addition, there are those people who love the handiness of having a blender but like a more hands on approach to their cooking so prefer the manual operation of the 7500.
Both the 7500 and 780 offer a black and a red finish, while the 7500 has the additional choice of white. This alone may be a determining factor for some people if their preference is for white appliances only.
I have tended towards black appliances in my home and so the finish did not pose an obstacle, it was an easy choice for me.
There can be no comparison on the power of either unit as they are a match. Consistent results with 2.2 peak performance horsepower.
Overall for me the 780 comes out tops. The convenience of the 5 pre-programmed settings and the lure of lights and a LED touch screen where sufficient to justify the price for me.
Performance in terms of the power did not feature as both offer the same output. Furthermore, the finish was an easy choice so with my 7-year warranty I am a very satisfied customer.
Having said this if my choice had been on performance alone then certainly, the 7500 would have come out tops.
A more affordable option with a 7-year full warranty for a blender that can produce the same meals and at a cheaper price, no question!
But as in most things in life the choice was not so simple, so having the option of a certified reconditioned 780 unit for those thrifty shoppers is certainly also a very satisfactory option.
Good luck picking your winner!