Item: Vitamix 5200 Standard Blender
Overall Impression: This is one powerful blender that can pretty much tackle any task you throw at it. If you want restaurant-quality results, you can't go wrong with this Vitamix.
If you watch professional kitchens in action or even cooking competition shows, food often gets tossed into big, loud blenders, and the chefs are furiously pounding away at them with a tamper. The blender is probably a Vitamix, and in fact, Vitamix has almost become a verb, much like Xerox and photocopying: "Just Vitamix it."
This expensive, investment-level blender has now made its way into home kitchens, but is it really worth shelling out hundreds of dollars for? I put the Vitamix blender to the test to find out.