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Vitamix 7500

The new Vitamix 7500 is one of the latest additions to the Vitamix lineup. Building upon the quality and innovative technology of their past blenders, Vitamix created the Vitamix 7500 and addressed a few of the problems that owners of the Vitamix 5200 complained about.

The most noticeable difference with 7500 is the redesigned, lower-profile 64 oz container. The entire unit – with the container in place – is only 17.5″ tall, a full three inches shorter than the older 5200. This makes it a lot easier to fit under your kitchen cabinet. Vitamix has also improved the sound dampening on their newest blenders and this model is over 40% quieter than older models.

Specifications

The 7500 measures up a bit differently than the other models in the Vitamix line. It is shorter, only 17.5″ tall, wider, 7.7″ wide, and deeper, 9.4″ deep. The Vitamix 7500 is also heavier than past models, 12.5 lbs, likely because of the more powerful motor. It comes equipped the same 6 foot cord as other models, which can be neatly stored by winding it beneath the motor base, which comes in one of only three colors (red, black, or white).

Vitamix 7500 colors

With the Vitamix 7500 you’ll receive a Simply Fresh cookbook containing hundreds of delicious recipes, a Getting Started guide and DVD containing introductory recipes and techniques to help you become familiar with the new blender, and a tamper designed to fit the new, shorter container.

The redesigned Eastman Tritan™ container

Lower profile 64 oz container
The first thing you’ll notice different about the Vitamix 7500 is the redesigned, lower-profile 64 oz container. The container is made of the same BPA-free polycarbonate as previous models but has been completely redone to make it wider and shorter, meaning it will fit under the average kitchen cabinet. The lid is a similar version of Vitamix’s easy-off 2-part vented lids. The fitted lid secures snuggly to the container to prevent leaks and has a removable twist-off center lid plug which enables you to add extra ingredients while the motor is running without making a mess.

Even though the container has been redesigned, you’ll likely still need the tamper when blending thicker mixtures to help push the ingredients down into the blades and to prevent air pockets from forming above the blades at higher speeds.

The wider container will help a bit with chopping ingredients since the wider base allows more of the ingredients to come in contact with the blade and it also makes cleaning easier. You’ll find that most kitchen spatulas can now be used to easily scrape out the ingredients in the container.

The Motor

The motor in the Vitamix 7500 has been upgraded so that it is more powerful than earlier Vitamix models. This blender’s motor is capable or 2.2-peak horsepower at 12 amps. This increase in horsepower means that it can now reach top speed of 270 miles per hour at full power so that ingredients are broken down more quickly.

This slow motion video by popsci.com shows just how much power a Vitamix is capable of producing. The vortex created by the blades will start to pull ingredients towards the blades almost immediately.

A lot of effort has also been put in to make the newer Vitamix blenders run more quietly. The Vitamix 7500 is nearly 40% quieter than the older Vitamix models, reportedly 7 decibels less noise at high speeds. If you’ve heard an older Vitamix before, you will be able to tell the difference. If the noise levels were what was holding you back from purchasing a Vitamix, then this model will be music to your ears.

The Controls

Vitamix 7500 controls
There have been some minor, but noticeable, improvements made to the controls of the new Vitamix 7500. This model still retains the familiar switch and dial configuration, but the high/variable toggle has been replaced with a pulse toggle.

This addition allows you to quickly pulse the blend at any speed for an added burst of power. You’ll also find this feature is very useful when chopping vegetables or making salsas. Gone are the day of flipping the power switch on and off or twisting the dial from 1 to 10.

The dial and switches are still made from the same ‘soft-touch’ rubber as the older models giving them an durable finish and secure feel.

Our Conclusion

The Vitamix 7500‘s increased power from the new, quieter running motor and redesigned, lower-profile container make an outstanding upgrade to the Vitamix lineup. If you’re serious about preparing food and want only the best for you and your family, this blender is worth the cost.

This blender is also guaranteed to last you 7 years and will likely last many years past that. Not many other blenders on the market can make that claim.

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24 comments on Vitamix 7500
  1. Pamela says:

    I just purchased the 7500 off QVC. All of these reviews are making me so excited about my purchase. I research between the ninja, vitamix and blendtec. Then it was a toss up between vitamix and blendtec. Finally vitamix won out. I like all that I’m hearing and seeing. A man in a video showed how the vitamix was able to pulverize a avocado see! Wow wee!

    I do have a question – can you use the wet for dry?

    • Adam @ BlenderReviews.us says:

      The dry container does have a few unique features that makes it better than the wet container for grinding grains and kneading dough. The blades are not as sharp as those in the wet container, which helps to create a milling effect when grinding fresh grains, and the container shape directs the ingredients in an upward motion which keeps the flours cooler while grinding.

      That said, there’s certainly nothing stopping you from putting dry ingredients in the wet container.

  2. nadal says:

    if i buy a vitamix from the united states, will the adaptor head of the power socket be compatible in malaysia. I live in malaysia and most eletrical appliances will use a three pin head.

  3. Heather says:

    What is the difference between the 7500 and the 750 vitamix?

    • Adam @ BlenderReviews.us says:

      The Vitamix 750 comes with the preprogrammed control settings which allow you to select a specific recipe setting, like smoothie, frozen dessert, soup, and purée recipes, then start the blender and walk away. It is programmed to adjust the speed and time for consistent results and turn off automatically.

      It also comes with a different recipe cookbook, Create, which has recipes that are a bit more involved and geared towards the more professional level chef.

  4. Sasha says:

    What is the difference between the 7500 and the Pro Series 300? It looks like the blender is the same, just different accessories. Is this correct?

    • Adam @ BlenderReviews.us says:

      Yes, these two models are basically the same except for the included cookbook and DVD. The Professional Series 300 package comes with the Create cookbook and DVD, hosted by Chef Michael Voltaggio. The 7500 is packaged with the Simply Fresh cookbook and the Getting Started DVD. The blender bases and containers are exactly the same.

      • Wolfie says:

        So, wait, are the containers the same, or does this one have a new wider, shorter container? I was just at our local Costco, and they have a shorter container, but it turns out, it is not wider. Just smaller overall. 48 ounces. I think I need to return it.

        • Adam @ BlenderReviews.us says:

          You’re correct, even through the one sold at Costco is shorter and will likely fit under your cabinets, it is 16 ounces smaller. The container with the 7500 package is a 64 ounce container, so it is wider and more rounded than the classic design.

  5. Renee says:

    I traded in my 5200 before Christmas and bought a 7500 and couldn’t be happier! The wider container makes it much easier to clean out things like peanut butter and hummus.

    If anyone is on the fence about which to buy, go for the 7500. You won’t be disappointed.

  6. Victoria Yates says:

    Hi
    I am worried now I just bought the vitamix 5200, assuming it was the latest and the greets and now i see there is a later model with better blades and better jug width around the blade area, will I be happy with this 5200 model or will I regret it and always pine for the 7500?

  7. Sandra Hunter says:

    Does the 7500 come with 2 single serve blender contaainers, the DVD, & The 2 cookbooks?
    Is it available @ Costco? Tall., Fl?

    Does the Ninja have a 7 yr warranty like the Vitamix?
    Is the 7500 Commercial grsde?

    • Adam @ BlenderReviews.us says:

      Sandra, the 7500 does not come with single serving sized blender containers. It sounds like you’re referring to the Ninja Ultima, which only comes with a 1 year warranty.

      The 7500 is a commercial grade product, but it is not licensed for commercial use.

  8. J says:

    This model is out of stock on the Vitamix site, but is available through QVC for the same price, same warranty, and additional accessories. I’m skeptical… any experience purchasing this product through QVC? Is there a catch? Will it be the same quality? QVC even offers additional colors. Thoughts are appreciated!

    • Tom says:

      QVC has a partnership with Vitamix. QVC is authorized by Vitamix to sell their products at a specific range. The low and of that range is what you see on QVC. The products you’ll buy from QVC are shipped directly from the Vitamix factory.

      Why has Vitamix allowed QVC and other retailers to sell at prices below listed price on Vitamix.com? They won’t say. But they do confirm the partnership and that the products sold on QVC are the same.

  9. Frank says:

    Is it possible to buy the new container with blades and use it with a Vita Prep 3 or 5200 model?

    • Adam @ BlenderReviews.us says:

      Frank, I have asked a similar question when speaking with Vitamix before and they strongly advised against using the new container on an older blender base.

      Since the blades are a full one inch wider than the older model (4″ in the new container), they require more power to turn and may cause the motor to overheat.

      That said, the new container is currently not offered for sale through the Vitamix site, but you may be able to order one by calling in and speaking with customer service.

  10. Linda R. says:

    I’ve owned the same Vitamix, a 3600, for over 15 years and I finally figured it was time to upgrade. My old one still worked without any issues, aside from being a little loud, but I decided it was time.

    I’m so happy that I decided to get a new one! This one is much quieter and easier to clean than my old 3600.

    Looking forward to using this new one for another 15 years!!

  11. Darren says:

    All I can say is WOW! I am totally amazed by what this blender can do. I bought the 7500 as a replacement for my old Kitchen aid and there is no comparison, this thing is awesome!

    You won’t regret spending the extra money on this thing.

  12. Sue says:

    I finally decided to upgrade from my 5200 to the new 7500 and I am so glad I did!!! The newer model seems quieter than my old 5200 and the shorter 64 oz container now fits under my kitchen cabinets while on the base. I’m really liking the upgraded design and it fits in perfectly in my kitchen. I’ll never give this one up and being a Vitamix, I know I won’t have to worry about it for at least another 7 years!!!

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