Some blenders work, but only a few have the power, efficiency and ease you are looking for to give you the silkiest blends and perfect smoothies like the Vitamix 7500.
I have used many blenders before, and I have been left red-faced, disappointed, and frustrated. One time I laughed hysterically as I could not take it anymore! Bad mixers could be a source of humor, you know?
Among others, inefficient motors, weak blades, and constant repairs are the problems usually associated with the regular blenders on the market. The search for the perfect mixer is on as it has become an essential piece of equipment to have in your kitchen. Chefs, athletes and anyone concerned with living a healthy life or just preparing good meals cannot do without one.
Have your blenders been giving you trouble?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this predicament and you’ve come to the right place. This Vitamix 7500 review will introduce you to a blender so powerful that making your perfect smoothie or mixing the perfect dough for your cake and pastries becomes a favorite pastime. The Vitamix 7500 eliminates stress and hassle when trying to blend fruits and vegetables. It also reduces the mess usually associated with high-speed blends.
Certain things are required of a blender such as power, durability, ease of control, noise and we shall examine each of these features that make the Vitamix 7500 stand out.
Overall Description and Specification
The Vitamix 7500 blender has a low-profile container which can be easily stored in a shelf or a cabinet. It comes with a standard capacity of 64 ounces (about 2000 ml or 2 Liters). This makes it perfect for family meals or making smoothies that would be enough to keep in the fridge.
The blender has dimensions of 17.5 x 7.7 x 9.4 inches and weighs 13 pounds which makes it a little heavier than most mixers. Its weight is forgivable because it stems from the blender’s powerful motor with pulsating function and variable motor speed.
The blender is easy to wash as it has a self-cleaning function.
Tips and shortcuts aside, the Vitamix 7500 can play a significant role in making full, healthy meals as it comes with a great recipe book. Vitamix 7500 recipes are over 250 in number. Each of them can be made or processed with the blender at any point in the preparation of a dish.
The Vitamix cookbook contains over 250 recipes which can be easily made in the blender with entries for breakfast and brunch such as smoothies and muffins, entrees, desserts, drinks, soups and sides, appetizers non-dairy milk, baby food, and the perfect cocktail. Procedures are given for each meal with blending time to achieve the ideal consistency.
If one wished to bake an irresistible double-decker chocolate cake or wants to make a savory butternut squash perhaps during the cold winter periods, it is all possible due to the well laid out recipes in the Vitamix cookbook. You can even think outside the box and come up with your unique recipes and wow your friends and family with your ingenuity and culinary prowess.
The available Vitamix 7500 colors are majorly black, red and white. The blender is aesthetically pleasing with a beautiful finish, smooth on the edges and has good working features.
When unboxing the Vitamix 7500 package, you should expect to see the motor base, low profile 64-ounce container, its low-profile tamper, a starter guide, cookbook with over 250 recipes that are easily made with the blender and a DVD containing methods and techniques required to make you acquainted with your new mixer.
The 7500 blender has a strong motor which enables it to cut, breakdown, and pulverize anything from fruits and veggies to stems and nuts. You could even use the blender to make a dough as well. The motor is the powerhouse of the mixer. Without it, the blender is only good for parts. As powerful as the Vitamix 7500 motor is, it does not overheat, overload or break down.
The motor has a whopping 2.2 horsepower and operates at 120 volts and 12 amps. Vitamix 7500 watts blender vary from 1380-1600 watts (which is more potent than most blenders). This wattage makes it sturdy enough to grind nuts such as peanuts, pistachio nuts for making those savory dishes and perfectly blended, thick, creamy coffee we all love.
The Vitamix 7500 is capable of blending frozen desserts, soups, crushed ice, and whole grains and it quickly and easily mixes batter for making pancakes, waffles, cookies muffins, crepes, and cakes. The blender packs a punch when it comes to getting the most out of your food.
This blender with its 2.2 horsepower motor can generate a blade speed of 37,000 revolutions per minute and has a top speed of 240 miles per hour (quite impressive for a blender). The variable speed of this blender enables users to get the right mixture of ingredients for their blends.
For example, if you are using a hard ingredient like carrot, the mixer allows you to chop the carrot nicely and evenly at a slow speed setting. After that is done, you can speed up the blade to get a smooth liquid mixture for your desired recipe.
The motor has thermal protection which shuts the system down when the motor is about to get overloaded. This measure helps to prevent overheating of the Vitamix blender and also to prolong the life span.
The blender’s blades are made of laser cut, hardened stainless steel which is built into the containers and is strong enough to cut and grind just about anything you throw at it.
The blades are of different types- wet and dry.
The wet blade is preferable in cutting fruits and vegetables, and the dry blades can be used to cut grains and mix batter. The 32-ounce container that houses the dry blades can be purchased along with other Vitamix 7500 accessories as they do not come with the product.
Users have reported on how fantastic the blending is, emphasizing on how the Vitamix 7500 blends effortlessly without a speck of solids when making smoothies and juice.
However, some users mentioned how difficult it is for the Vitamix 7500 to blend blueberry and strawberry seeds when making smoothies. These particular seeds are small in size, and they get in between the blades of the blender which prevents them from being crushed easily.
Frozen desserts and ingredients – crushing frozen desserts is made easy with the Vitamix 7500. Frozen fruits can be broken and incorporated into ice creams, fruit sorbets, yogurts and other sweets in mere seconds.
Pureeing – You can throw your pureeing tasks at the Vitamix 7500. From hard veggies to dates, pureeing is now easier with this machine. Just make sure to cut your vegetables into smaller chunks for thicker purées to end up with a more homogeneous blend. Another typical example is making of homemade tomato puree which can be added to soups and meals or pizza.
Chopping – You can chop your vegetables or other things using the Vitamix 7500. All you have to do is choose a low-speed setting from variable speed controls by turning the knob. You can as well decide to prepare your desired food on higher or medium speeds.
Grinding – To grind coffee, nuts, and flour, opting for the wet blades makes sense. Whole grains and even kernels can be easily shred. However, the dry blade does an even better job, therefore, you should consider buying them also.
Durability is always an important factor when choosing to buy any product, and the same can be said for this blender. The manufacturer boasts of 7 years of full warranty for the Vitamix 7500 which guarantees users of a mixer that will last and give them peace of mind.
Program Features and Control
There are no preprogrammed settings in the Vitamix 7500, and everything you want to do has to be inputted manually. In the base unit of the blender, there is a knob for the ten variable speed controls.
The ten variable speed controls is an advantageous feature in this blender. The variable speed system is easy to operate and can be changed while running the blender with a pulse feature that gives an extra boost of power when needed.
You will be able to use the low speed while you are chopping up ingredients, making salsa, or adding texture to your soup. Also, the low speed will help you getting rid of bubbles from smoothies that you previously made at a higher speed.
Slower blending or cutting speeds are suitable for cutting vegetable or fruits into large chunks while higher speeds are much more suitable for juices and mixing batter and icing for a cake.
The blender has a feature for warming soup to serving in just under 10 minutes by the friction generated from the blades of the blender. This feature will come handy when you are in a rush to leave your house, but you’re also looking to get something to eat.
Whether you find yourself headed to your office in the morning or coming back from an intense jog on the street, Vitamix 7500 will take the stress and hassle out of making your blended foods. This is vital because a lot of us who do enjoy blended foods are usually turned off by the amount of time and effort involved with traditional blenders.
The machine while in use is 40% quieter than the previous models which is a good thing, but I found out that it is still loud enough to prevent you from having a normal conversation with a friend in the same room.
The Vitamix 7500 Low Profile Container
Blender containers must be rigid enough to withstand shear stress acting on them while the motor is turned on and the material used in constructing it must be strong enough to bear a load of these forces without failing. This Vitamix blender comes with a beautiful, sturdy scratch-resistant container. The container is made of durable copolyester material that can last for many years.
The container has a wide bottom and a wider top. The container has a low profile which makes it easy to store in cabinets. The low profile of the Vitamix 7500 series is a massive upgrade on the container features of old Vitamix blenders. Previous devices are known to be too tall, so they can’t be stored under cabinets.
Because of how frequently I use my blender, it usually sits on my kitchen counter for most of its lifetime. The low-profile feature of the Vitamix 7500 container has made it easier to store the device.
The sides of the device are see-through with scaled marks that are easy to read. This feature comes in handy when taking accurate measurements in instances such as getting the right water to fruit ratio when making a fruit juice or getting the right oil to lemon juice ratio when trying out your homemade mayonnaise.
The Vitamix 7500 Accessories
The Vitamix 7500 has different accessories that do not come with the package but can be purchased. One of such fixtures is the dry-blade container (dry blades are best used in milling flour, kennel, and other dry foods). Other accessories include the under-blade scrapper, filtration bag for flour and milling of other fine grains, 20-ounce cup for storing your freshly prepared fruit juice/smoothies.
I believe the accessories are entirely necessary for getting the most out of the blender. For example, getting out the tiniest chunks of batter or butter from the blender might end up being an arduous task. Those pieces seem to be stuck there forever till you wash it off, but with a simple tool like the under-blade scrapper, you can get all the bits clean with no stress, no mess, and no hassle. You would want to get some of the essential accessories for your use.
Is it good enough?
It would seem the Vitamix 7500 is the perfect blending, cutting and grinding machine. Perhaps, the 7500 provides all you have thought about in your dream blender. But all that glitters are not gold, and the Vitamix 7500 is not without its flaws.
Although it can be self-cleaned by pouring a soap solution in the container and turning it on for 30-60 seconds, the blender is not dishwasher friendly.
It can easily be damaged when used in dishwashers.
Some users complained of getting black specks in their containers after they used the blender and these black specks turned out to be polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). That sounds like a material that may only be cited in a science fiction movie, right? But it is common and popularly referred to as Teflon.
These Teflon specks or residue have raised health concerns about the Vitamix 7500 in the past, but fortunately, Teflon is a very inert material which is nontoxic when ingested. Teflon is used as a coating for making non-stick surfaces such as frying pans and non-stick pots, so the particles observed by those users pose no real threat but is an obvious flaw in the design/manufacturing process.
Some users believe it is no different from the previous models of blenders made by the manufacturer such as the Vitamix 300 pro which has similar features. These users felt they shouldn’t have changed the mixer in the first place.
Here is a summarized list of the pros and cons of the blender in question.
- Powerful blender capable of cutting a wide variety of fruits, vegetable and nuts.
- Very durable.
- Low profile container which makes storing easier.
- Easy to clean.
- Ten variable speed control with pulse function.
- Multi-functional for smoothies, purees batter for cakes and other dishes.
- Not dishwasher friendly.
- Still considerably loud.
- Presence of unwanted black Teflon specks after use.
Taking a quick look at the increasing number of efficient products in today’s world, it is not surprising that blenders are more impressive than ever. Blenders are showing better quality, becoming easier to use, and are more affordable.
The Vitamix 7500 is a sturdy, elegant piece of engineering that ticks all the boxes in our checklist. It is sturdy, versatile, easy to use/maintain and durable. It seems no vegetable-based matter cannot be pulverized by this blender though tiny seeds may slip through the blades and not get entirely crushed if one is not careful.
Nevertheless, the blender is suitable for making various dishes, drinks, and smoothies. The black Teflon specks are a reason for concern, but the specks themselves are harmless.
The Vitamix 7500 having a review of 4.4 out of 5 from over 500 customers shows how reliable this blender is. It is a good investment you should put money in if enjoying fresh and frozen refreshments is your priority.