Vitamix 6300 Review – A 5200 With Pre-Programmed Controls

In my previous Vitamix 5200 review, I did mention that one of the downsides is not having any preset settings to help save time.

Well great news!

Vitamix listened to consumers and has added that feature in their upgraded 6300 blender.

These three settings include – smoothies, frozen desserts and soups.

Each of the settings will run for a fixed period of time.

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One consumer mentioned that for smoothies it will run for 46 seconds, for frozen ingredients around a minute and for soups four minutes.

It also comes with the 10 speed setting that is standard in all Vitamix blenders should you want to do things manually but the addition of a pre-set function will appeal to a wider range of consumers.

It also has a powerful motor with lots of torque with 2 horses on tap.

Feature wise this machine is similar to the Professional series 500.

Let’s see the features at a glance

  • This new version comes with 3 pre-programmed settings – smoothies, frozen desserts and hot soups
  • Still equipped with the same 10-speed setting plus a pulse setting
  • Comes with a 7 year warranty
  • Available in black, cream, red, silver  or white
  • Comes with two lids – wet and dry lid
  • Stainless steel 3 inch diameter blade capable of going through fruits, vegetables and tough enough to make your own flour
  • 20.5″ tall
  • 6 foot power cord

Pros

  • Very strong motor capable to withstand daily abuse
  • Versatile – can make smoothies, frozen desserts, soup, dips, nut butter and the whole nine yards
  • This version comes with three pre-programmed settings – adds more flexibility and saves some time

Cons

  • Very expensive at close to $600
  • Takes up a lot of space vertically
  • The design of the container makes it a little bit difficult to clean

What to expect from the Vitamix 6300?

If you put this and the 5200 side by side both of these are basically the same machine.

Both have the same dimension, container and warranty.

The biggest difference would be the pre-programmed setting knob on the left side of the motor base.

There are also some differences with how the switches operate. To learn more watch this video…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R2vZT7mewo

More features

The 5200 does not have a pulse button, the 6300 has it.

There is a slightly different way the on/off switch works, for the 6300 you just push it down and you’ll hear a click then it’s on then you do the same thing to turn it off.

For the 5200, it’s a lever that works like an old fashion light switch, push it up to turn on the down to turn off.

Preset controls

The addition of the pre-programmed feature addresses the biggest complaint of the 5200. But expect to pay an additional $100+ for this. Is it worth it? Well it will depend on your preferences.

If you’re a regular Vitamix user and don’t mind constantly adjusting the speed setting then save the $100 and get the 5200.

FeaturesThe preset options is great for people who want to just set and forget and do something else but this is a $100 premium.

What can this make?

Since the 5200 and the 6300 have basically the same motor and blade design, both can make the same variety of homemade food.

Let’s start off with making smoothies.

If you like to add a lot (when I mean a lot I mean 4 or 5 cups) of leafy greens in your recipes, stuff like kale or spinach then the Vitamix is more than capable of handling it.

Janna Kirsten shares her green juice recipe that includes carrots, celery, orange, kale, spinach, cantaloupe and a bunch of other fruits.

If you love making monster smoothies with a lot of ingredients in it, then go for this blender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4olvRKrE4ig

Remember when making smoothies, always add a few cups of water to help get things going, this also helps with the consistency.

Do you love to work out? Check out this green spinach smoothie with Whey protein powder, strawberries and blueberries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r-j1kp5rCY

Another monster smoothie recipe with kale, spinach, celery, apply, carrot, coconut water, red orange, strawberries, frozen berries, cantaloupe and flax seeds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4NJv0x3qr4

If you’d make this recipe on your own, I’d recommend chopping it so it’ll blend easier but the Vitamix was able to handle it without any issues.

It took a while but they were able to blend all the ingredients, now I wouldn’t recommend filling up the jar all the way to the brim.

How about some tortilla soup using the 6300’s soup preset function…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjEwXDMM3p4

Health breakfast smoothie with almond milk, strawberries, goji berries, warrior whey vanilla protein powder and quaker oats…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08ut5Gb_Jg

Is it easy to clean?

Yes this machine is very easy to clean.

There’s no need to scrub the blades manually using your hands because you can cut yourself if you’re not careful.

All you need to do is fill up the jug with water halfway then add a few drops of dish washing liquid, pulse it on high setting (that’s 8 to 10) a few times then rinse.

It’s that simple and it’ll take less than 30 seconds to clean this.

Product Specifications

ModelVitamix 6300
Motor2HP (60hz)
Jug capacity64 ounces
Blade Type4-prong stainless steel
Max RPM37,000
Preset blending cyclesSmoothies

Frozen desserts

Hot soups
Tamper/Plunger
Crush ice?
Smoothies
Juice
Warranty7 years (whole machine)

Warranty

All new Vitamix blenders comes with a full 7 year warranty on the whole machine.

Where can I buy this?

You can buy this from Amazon for less than $250. And it is eligible to their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.

Extended warranties of up to 4 years are available if you want that extra peace of mind.

What consumers think?

Consumers really like how the Vitamix 6300 performed whether they used it for making smoothies or soup, it was able to handle almost everything thrown at it.

The addition of the three pre-programmed settings was also a time saver for some consumers who didn’t want to fiddle with the manual speed setting.

Some issues

There was no doubt that this machine is powerful but you won’t be able to just turn it on and walk away as some consumers complained about.

That’s why it came with a tamper which allowed people to push down on the ingredients safely with the lid on while the machine is running.

Make sure to chop ingredients into smaller pieces and add some liquid to get things going.

This technique works even in a cheap Oster blender but for frozen desserts, you may need to use the tamper more often.

Versatile

What the consumers loved most about the 6300 is the consistency, especially when blending frozen dessert or soup mixtures. This is where the Vitamix stands out.

Some consumers even use this to make compost.

Teflon issue

The biggest concern for me is the complaints about black Teflon specs (or particles) that allegedly come from the blade assembly.

While there was only one who complained about this in Amazon there were several who made a video about this in Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dc_CL3AvHQ

But there are also those who refute this claim.

One of the probable causes of these black particles is the magnesium that is present in tap water and when it encounters friction will turn black as you’ve seen in the video above.

If you plan on buying this or have bought this, test it out and see what happens. Vitamix will send replacement jugs if you find any black particles. Hopefully they’ll be able to address this concern by consumers.

To Wrap Up

There’s no doubt that $600 for a blender is a huge investment probably a little too much for some.

But if you can afford this and happen to love to prep and eat healthy then this machine would be a great investment to make.

Don’t think of this as just a smoothie maker.

This machine can also shred vegetables to make stuff like hummus and vegetable soup. It’s also capable of making frozen desserts that beats store bought ones that contain a lot of sugar.

You can also use it to pulverize coffee beans or make nut butter.

My point is it is a versatile machine that is tough enough to handle the stresses of everyday use. Professional chefs even use this to make homemade pizza dough and fresh flour with the dry grains container.

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