Shop here for the reconditioned 6300. http://amzn.to/2v9nyb6. This is my current model that I am using. Performs perfectly and still has a phenomenal 5 year warranty.
The other model that I had in our Bahamas house is the 5200 model. http://amzn.to/2uetYbs, I loved the performance of this model and it has the full 7 year warranty (this is more of a piece of mind as I never had ANY issues whatsoever with either of my Vitamix machines).
The main differences in the two models that I had are:
- The Price: The reconditioned 6300 is $269.95 The 5200 is $449.48
- The warranty: The reconditioned is 5 year. The new is 7 years.
- The Pre-Selected modes: This is a preference thing. The reconditioned 6300 has them and the 5200 new model does not. I found them useful as most of my mixing needs are smoothies, soups and frozen goodies. I CAN however live without them, and the Vitamix machine mixes those items very well with or without those pre-selected nobs, but they are handy to set them and walk away for a few seconds:).
A bit of the back story of why I really really love Vitamix and feel that it fully deserves a blog page dedicated to it.
Our Vitamix is the one appliance in our home that we use the most (well, it’s neck and neck with our coffee machine) 🙂
We cannot say enough good things about this product. It can blend just about anything and we use it for daily smoothies, desserts, soups, recipe ingredients etc.
This is the best blender in our opinion. There are many blenders that claim to blend like the Vitamix, but they don’t compare at all in my book. It is simple to use and extremely powerful! It pulverizes everything that you put in it.
At first we ordered it for simplicity.
We were originally big into juicing. If you’ve ever tried juicing you know what I mean… The messy cleanup, the preparations (cutting the veggies for juicer insertion), counter top space and did I mention the cleanup?
With the Vitamix, it is as simple as throw the ingredients in and within seconds, it is a smoothie! Just as nutritious as a juice and you don’t have to throw away a bunch of pulp! You use every bit of the fruit or veggie. There are so so many recipes out there and wonderful YouTube video recipes. You can just experiment for yourself and successfully come up with something great! Best of all, the Vitamix cleans itself…that’s right. When you are done blending up some goodies, just add one drop of soap and half of a container full of water and then return it to the base to blend for 20-30 seconds, rinse and then let air dry! I am definitely a fan of that! Full disclosure.. I know that there are still benefits of juicing, but for my husband and I, we chose the Vitamix as it is something more convenient for us and something we know we wouldn’t get burned out or dread doing like we were doing with our juicers.
The Vitamix company is great. Vitamix is a U.S. company. They have wonderful customer service and the warranty is fantastic (7 years)! They also have a great trade in program as well.
Earlier in this post, I included Amazon links. My husband and I are big Amazon shoppers and rely on reviews via Amazon when we shop. The Vitamix Co. will still have great customer service and you will be able to register and warranty your product even if you don’t order through their Vitamix site. It was just easier in our opinion to shop via Amazon… creatures of habit. 🙂
If you decide to try out Vitamix for your household let me know what you think. If you have any questions or any feedback, I would love to hear from you.