Selling blenders since 1921, Vitamix has been making history and is nowadays recognized as one of the top blender providers around the globe. The Vitamix 5300 blender represents everything that the company stands for. As expected, this blender is among the highest-rated blenders available on the market today, offering high performance, unmatched quality, and great versatility.
It sports a simple design, yet boasts a great set of properties. The blender comes with a high-performance motor and low-profile container. Many users find it similar to its ancestor – the Vitamix 5200; however, this blender is in fact a fusion of Vitamix 7500 and 5200. But, with a bigger blade and a 2.2 HP motor, the Vitamix 5300 is a true workhorse in the kitchen.
In this Vitamix 5300 review, I’ll take an in-depth look at the features this blender has. I will point out the good, the bad, and the in-betweens you need to consider before making a purchase.
Vitamix 5300 Review: Overview
As mentioned, the Vitamix 5300 is highly versatile, able to handle a variety of recipes, whether they involve pureeing or chopping. This is mostly due to the blender’s design and different speed settings.
A few Vitamix 5300 reviews that I came across online state that the base unit is rather heavy, but I don’t think of this as a drawback. Because of its weight and the built-in vibration dampening system, the blender is extremely stable.
Looking at the blender, the first thing I’ve noticed was the speed dial knob. It’s placed at the very center, and to the right and left of the dial knob, there are two additional switches. The right one is the start/stop switch, while the left one is the pulse switch. The pulse switch is an innovative feature present only in selected Vitamix blenders. This switch gives the user all the control needed in terms of how much of a blend you want to achieve.
The variable speed dial allows maximum flexibility. You can adjust the speed before and when using the blender according to the preferred texture. At the right speed, you can easily create purees, soups, smoothies, and baby food. In addition, the blender will chop, mince, and dice with utmost ease, and much to my surprise, it is often used for making flour.
Although the Vitamix 5300 is very alike its close cousins from the C-series of blenders, it utilizes a motor belonging to the G-series. The 2.2 HP motor is constructed with ball bearing technology, enabling low load on the system and therefore promotes higher efficiency and increased durability. Certainly, an attractive feature is the automatic shut-off system that shuts the blender down when it overheats. However, since it also comes with a cooling fan, it’s very unlikely for the blender to overheat.
Vitamix 5300 Review: Container and Blade
The Vitamix 5300 comes with a low profile and wider bottom container. Although at first glance the container seemed to me like it’s made of glass, a round of research proved me wrong.
Like every other blender from the Classic line, the 5300 model container is made of high-quality copolyester, known as Eastman Tritan. This material is famed for its stress and temperature resistance properties. It is also very unlikely to break, even in the most ‘sadistic’ hands. For increased efficiency, Vitamix made sure to mark measures such as ounces, milliliters, and cups on the container.
At 64 ounces, the container is fairly large, and it is mostly recommended for blending large batches of food. However, you can always opt to buy the additional 48 oz. or 32 oz. wet blade containers for smaller batches of ingredients, and the 32 oz. dry blade container for milling grain.
Since the container is low profile, the blade is specifically designed at 4 inches. High profile containers, on the other hand, come with a blade of 3 inches. Made of stainless steel, it is dishwasher safe, but I’d recommend you wash it by hand. It is dulled by design, meaning it’s safe to clean.
After consulting with customer feedback, I discovered that a lot of users grind and mill ingredients with the blade and it proved to do a fairly good job. Be aware though, this blade is primarily made for dry ingredients!
Since this is quite a powerful blender, you shouldn’t be surprised that it’s a bit noisy. However, when compared to the classic Vitamix 5200, it seems the 5300 is less noisy. But, if you’re used to the G-series of Vitamix blenders, you’ll notice that the 5300 is louder.
Vitamix 5300 Review: Operating
The Vitamix 5300 is extremely easy to use even in the very first attempt. It requires little to no effort to set it up for running as the blade is built into the container. Basically, all you need to do is fill the container with ingredients and place it on the base unit. What’s more, you can add ingredients while blending since it comes with a two-part lid design.
Vitamix 5300 Review: Final Thoughts
In my research, the Vitamix 5300 managed to score high in terms of functionality, efficiency, versatility, and design. I especially appreciate the fact that it can handle a variety of kitchen tasks, even the most boring ones, like chopping.
In a number of Vitamix 5300 reviews, the blender is praised as a mighty ally to have in the kitchen. For increased customer satisfaction, it is recommended to buy the additional containers that further increase the blender’s productivity.
As this Vitamix 5300 review is coming to an end, I’d like to say that the blender is surely worth the investment. For the budget aware customers, the brand made sure to include refurbished Vitamix 5300 blenders in their offer as well!