Vitamix Model Comparison
30 Jan

Vitamix Model Comparison

Vitamix Model Comparison. With a few Vitamix models on the market in Australia we thought it would be a good idea to clear up the differences between the  three  house hold Vitamix Models. Just to make your decision when purchasing one  a little clearer.

Which one is for you?

Well… all of them really. At the end of the day all Vitamix Models are exceptional blenders and no model will perform a smoother blend than another model. However, the latest Vitamix models include some added features and improved design elements which will attract some customers.

All models are classified into different series. They are as follows:

S Series

Vitamix S 30 Personal Blender

C Series

Professional Series 500

TNC 5200

G Series

Professional Series 300

Professional Series 750

Here is a breakdown of each model to help you decide which on suits you better.

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Meet the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center ( TNC ) 5200. You would have seen this model demonstrated in our YOUTUBE videos, at the many trade shows around Australia and in our Warehouse in Brisbane.

This model was released into Australia in 2010 and will not be replaced by any of the newly released models. (Pro 500 and Pro 750 series)

It’s fantastic for making soups, nut butters, whole food smoothies, dips & spreads, sorbets / ice creams and protein and bliss bites and also comes with an additional 0.9L Dry Container and 0.9L Wet Container.

The control panel is very straight forward and has no preset functions. It has the ON/OFF switch on the right, variable speed switch in the middle from 1-10 and the override switch on the left which overrides the speed to HIGH.

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The TNC 5200 comes in White, Red, Black and the Brushed Stainless Finish.


Next up we have the Pro Series 500. This model was released in 2013 and looks very similar to the Tnc 5200. It has the same 2L wet container as the TNC 5200 and is BPA free.

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Again, this model is fantastic for making soups, nut butters, whole food smoothies, dips and spreads, sorbets / ice cream and protein and bliss bites and you can also use the additional 0.9L Dry Container and 0.9L Wet Container on this model.

The control panel is slightly different.

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As you can see the ON/OFF switch is located on the front, bottom section of the control panel. There is also the Start/Stop switch on the right and the variable speed dial in the middle goes from 1-HIGH so there is no need to have to use an override switch.

You will then notice some preset functions:

  • Smoothies
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Hot soups

These functions are designed to suit certain textures and recipes and will turn off automatically after their set time. Sometimes though, if you have a really thick soup/smoothie or ice cream recipe, you may need to blend it for a little bit longer.

There is also a PULSE switch on the left hand side. Turn your variable speed dial to whatever speed you require and the pulse switch will pulse your ingredients at that speed.

Please note that you can PULSE on the TNC 5200 by simply turning your variable speed to the required speed and turning the machine on and off.

Always make sure you have one hand holding the container steady when pulsing.

The Pro 500 Series only comes in the Brushed Stainless Finish colour.


Next we have the newest model to be released into Australia! The Pro Series 750. This model is  only available in the Brushed Stainless Finish.

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Straight away you will notice that the container is shorter and has a wider base. It is still made out of Eastman Tritan Copolyester, however a different design overall.

Do not use this container on the PRO 500 Series or the TNC 5200 Model. 

The design of the new jug is not supported and suited for the TNC 5200 motor base or PRO 500 motor base. It may fit on however, we do not advise to use the new Pro 750 series wet container on either of the previous models.

Again, this model is fantastic for making soups, nut butters, whole food smoothies, dips and spreads, sorbets / ice creams and protein and bliss bites.

You will also notice that the control panel is different again with some additional preset functions. It has an elegant design and features as illuminated control panel and soft-grip controls and easy-grip handle.

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The ON/OFF switch is located on the left hand side of the machine at the back. There is also the Start/Stop switch on the right and the variable speed dial in the middle goes from 1-HIGH so there is no need to have to use an override switch.

You will then notice some pre-set functions:

  • Smoothies
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Hot soups
  • Dips and purees &
  • Self Cleaning Function

These functions are designed to suit certain textures and recipes and will turn off automatically after their set time. Sometimes though, if you have a really thick soup/smoothie or ice cream recipe, you may need to blend it for a little bit longer. The cleaning function is fantastic however, if you have a really sticky ingredient like a protein ball you may need to add in some more elbow grease and give it a wipe down yourself.

There is also a PULSE switch on the left hand side. Turn your variable speed dial to whatever speed you require and the pulse switch will pulse your ingredients at that speed. Again, when pulsing make sure you have one hand on the container to stabilise it.

The Rubber placement pad on top of the motor base also has improved Vibration Dampening. This is similar to the commercial models which results in the Pro 750 performing at a quieter level.

Will the Vitamix Dry Container fit on all models?

It certainly will. The Vitamix dry container is the ideal tool to efficiently grind whole grains, rice and beans as well as kneading oven-ready bread dough.

Watch this video demonstrating how easily and quickly the Vitamix Dry container grinds whole grains such as corn, coffee, chia seeds and rice.

Stuck on recipe ideas? Don’t worry! The Vitamix Dry Container comes with its own Wholegrains recipe cookbook.

Vitamix Specifications

USE THIS ONE TNC 5200 SPECIFICATIONS LATEST IMAGE

USE THIS ONE FOR BLOG PRO 500 SPECIFICATIONS LATEST IMAGE

USE THIS ONE PRO 750 SPECIFICATIONS LATEST IMAGE

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Shop here for the Vitamix Pro 750 Series

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Shop here for the Vitamix TNC 5200 Series

We hope this has cleared up a few things for you when you decide to purchase your brand new Vitamix machine. We can assure you that it will become a part of the family and you’ll be using it everyday helping you lead a healthier lifestyle.

Happy Blending!

2 Reviews for “Vitamix Model Comparison”

  1. Hi
    We are a young vegan family of 5. I have been doing some research on Vitamix blenders to purchase however it has been very confusing. We use the blender pretty much all the time for raw veggies blending, smoothies, nut butter, frozen fruit ice cream, sauces, baking batter etc. I am confused between TNC 5200 or Pro Series 750. Your suggestion would shed some light please. Also which one is more quieter.
    Thanks in advance
    Saketa

    1. Hi Saketa, thanks for your message. The Vitamix Pro 750 has been recently discontinued in Australia so I would recommend either the TNC 5200 or the new Ascent Series. You won’t be disappointed with any Vitamix model you purchase and all Vitamix models can make all the tasks you listed. All Vitamix models are quite noisy in the kitchen, there is honestly not much difference between the models. The TNC 5200 is owned by about 80% of all Vitamix owners Australia wide, this is the model I use at home and all our staff and family and friends use. Any other questions please let me know. Happy Blending, Tommy.

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