by Garrick Dee
Updated December 18th, 2018
Editor’s note: In this series, I’ll be comparing different Vitamix blenders from the best-selling 5200 to the newest 780 that has a digital interface. The Vitamix product line has 8 different variants divided into 3 categories – the S-series, C-series and G-series.
If you’re familiar with the Vitamix brand you most likely have seen their bestselling 5200 blender inside a lot of smoothies stands and with good reason.
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It has been recognized by a lot of consumer sites like America’s test kitchen. And have passed stress tests that include making extra thick milk shakes and really smooth humus.
These tests are known to stall motors of blenders but not the Vitamix.
It is a testament to the engineering and build quality that has stood the test of time.
Even with the popularity of the 5200, Vitamix did not rest on its laurels. But continued to improve on their product line and have added new features that older models did not have.
In this article, I’ll be comparing the differences between the two. And which consumer will benefit the most from either one.
In this next generation series, Vitamix has added some cool features on both machines that consumers have been asking for.
These features include a pulse feature, variable speed and pre-programmed options!
First let’s start with the similarities
Both of these machines use the same 2.2 peak horsepower motor found in all new generation Vitamix blenders.
The new motor as a little bit more power (2.2 hp vs 2.0 hp). And combine it with the wider 4 inch laser cut stainless steel blades, it should be more efficient.
But Vitamix had to use wider blades because it used a lower profile but wider container.
Both used the same wide 64 ounce pitcher.
Instead of the narrow and tall pitcher found in the 5200 and 6300, the new series uses the wider but shorter 64 ounce pitcher designed to pulverize and grind wet ingredients like smoothies, frozen desserts, soups, etc.
An optional dry 32 ounce pitcher (sold separately) is also available. This container is great for mixing dry ingredients like baking soda. But the default container will also be up to the task.
First let’s look at the interface and look at how these two blenders differ.
The cheaper 7500 has a simpler control panel.
On the left you have the pulse toggle. At the middle is the variable speed dial that you can set between 1 and 10.
On the far right is the start and stop toggle switch that you can use in conjunction with the variable speed feature.
The more expensive 750 has a similarly laid out configuration with the pulse button on the left and start/stop switch on the right.
When you look at the dial in the middle you will notice that in addition to the variable speed. This variant also has 5 preset options – smoothies, frozen dessert, hot soup, puree and clean.
Yes, that’s right the Vitamix has a clean pitcher setting that is pretty useful.
After use, fill up a third of the pitcher with water, add a few drops of liquid dish washing soap then use the clean setting. Just make sure to rinse it well to remove any soapy residue.
Make sure to rinse it thoroughly afterwards.
To make it clear both the 750 and the 7500 use the same motor, the same pitcher and are basically the same machine under the hood.
So what makes the 750 a professional grade blender?
It comes with the “Create” cookbook that contains recipes from professional chefs hence the name “Create”.
This is what makes it a professional blender. But both these machines have the same build quality, motor and both will last for years.
Here’s how the cookbook looks like…
The 7500 also comes with its own cookbook called the simply fresh cookbook that has many of the recipes found inside the Create cookbook.
If you really want access to the “Create” cookbook then you’ll have to spend the extra $80++ for it.
Where can I buy these blenders?
You can both of these blenders from Amazon. The Vitamix 750 with the cookbook included plus the preset controls will be more expensive at around $550.
The 7500 is a little bit cheaper at just under $470 but take note this variant doesn’t come with the preset controls. These blenders are eligible to Amazon’s free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties are also available of up to 4 years if you think the Vitamix’s 7 year warrant isn’t enough.
|Motor||2.2 hp||2.2 hp|
|Preset blending cycles||None||Smoothies|
|Pitcher||64 ounce||64 ounce|
The Vitamix 750 would fit a professional chef or a restaurant owner who wants a machine that has pre-programmed settings.
This feature will help them save time because a lot of the dishes they create require the a level of consistence like smoothies, sauces and soup.
Juice shops who make juice need a machine that has a pre-programmed smoothie to save them time when preparing smoothies.
For these type of consumers, the more versatile 750 would be an ideal choice.
If you don’t need preset controls
The 7500 is a better value for home chefs who like to play it by ear. And who really don’t need the preset controls as they like to make create their own homemade recipes.
But if you’re the type who follows the recipes in the cookbook as is then the 750 would be a good option.
The bottom line is you cannot go wrong with either machine. You’ll need to define you’re needs. Is the preset controls a need or not? If the answer is yes then go with the 750, otherwise go with the 7500.
Take a look at the Ascent Series!
Both have similar features as these two but at an attractive price. It has the same 2.2 hp motor and low profile container.