Vitamix 7500

The Good The Vitamix 7500 was one of the most consistently powerful blenders that we tested. It's also one of the simplest to use.

The Bad With no presets and no timer, it might be a bit too simple. Also, it doesn't dominate the cheaper models as much as you'd think.

The Bottom Line As tempting as that freakishly powerful motor is, it's difficult to justify the $529 Vitamix over some of the more affordable competitors available.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 9.0
  • Usability 9.0
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
8.3 Overall

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Review

A muscle car for your kitchen

William Grover Barnard, the founder of Vita-Mix, released his company's first blender in 1937, but it wasn't until television came around that Vita-Mix was able to introduce blenders into the American vernacular. Buying 30 minutes of airtime on WEWS-TV in Cleveland, in 1949, Vita-Mix ran what the company says was the first-ever infomercial -- before long, blenders were flying off of the shelves, and Vita-Mix was rerunning the ad in markets across the country.

Today, the Vitamix craze continues, with a small army of brand loyalists who swear by the things, insisting that they're worth every penny. That's quite a claim, given that a model like the Vitamix 7500 will cost you exactly 52,900 pennies ($529). We've already looked at some impressive blenders from competitors like Ninja, Breville, and KitchenAid, all of which will cost you around $300 less than the Vitamix. And don't forget about the ultrapowerful Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Blender, of "Will it Blend?" fame -- it's competing with Vitamix too, and at a price of $454.95, even it costs less. Is a Vitamix blender really a justifiable purchase?

For some, I think it will be, but for most, it's probably an unnecessary splurge. The Vitamix 7500 is an undeniably powerful machine, capable of blending just about anything you throw in it. If you're a foodie who plans on making smoothies, soups, and salsas day in and day out, it's a blender you'll be thrilled to own. Below that, however, I think most consumers would be more than satisfied with a more affordable machine like the Ninja Ultima, the Breville Hemisphere Control, or the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender.

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