Vitamix has an array of fantastic products, and has updated the venerable 5200 model with a new, more-powerful unit. It features a low-profile, 64-ounce container that fits easily under most cabinets (a boon to anyone who has used a Vitamix with the TALL container: it is a bit of a challenge to haul it out EVERY time you want to use it).
Is it Useful?
Lili uses a Vitamix 5300, the newest model in the fleet. It is an update to the 5200, with a more powerful, quieter motor and much less vibration.
Is it Efficient?
You bet! The Vitamix is amazingly powerful, making the smoothest of smoothies and perfect soups. Part of the magic is the vortex blending that happens due to the blade and container shape; it really works!
Is it beautiful?
Available in white, red, black and silver/titanium the Vitamix looks like the professional appliance that it is. You would be hard-pressed to find a professional kitchen without one, and it looks great in your modern kitchen as well.
We most recently whipped up a killer gazpacho. Not only was it easy, but the recipe came from the cookbook included in the Vitamix kit… and it is delicious. Cold soups, hot soups, nut-butter, smoothies… this device passes the test and gets high marks across the board for ease-of-use, quality build and fantastic results. Lili-approved!