Welcome to this Vitamix 5300 Blender Review. My goal is to use my 5+ years of experience owning a Vitamix to give you my unbiased assessment on whether you should get it or not.
Here's what you should expect to learn...
- Whether or not the Vitamix 5300 is worth the price in 2019.
- What makes the 5300 different than other comparable blenders? And what your options are.
- Why you may want to consider a refurbished model if you're low on cash.
Let's get started!
Vitamix 5300 Blender Review Summary
After comparing the Vitamix 5300 to many other options out there, I determined that it’s a fantastic choice IF you want a simple Vitamix that can get the job done.
But you should consider the reconditioned model if you need to save a few bucks.
I would also look at the Explorian E310 if you’re a single person.
If you want the latest in technology and a slightly longer warranty, I would go for the Ascent A2300.
Refurbished Vitamix 5300
- Doesn't have any of the "newer" Vitamix functions but is everything you need for almost any blending job.
- One of the best no-frill blender options available on the market right now.
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Main Features of the 5300 Analyzed
The Vitamix 5300 comes standard with the following features...
- Variable speed control knob It's arguably the most important feature on any high-quality counter-top blender because it allows you to control how finely you want to pulverize ingredients.
- Pulse switch: Say you wanted to add some tortilla chips to a hot southwest soup you just made in your Vitamix. It's also great for salsas and pesto.
- Low profile container: As a result, it also has longer blades (2. The wide bottom and longer blades make it slightly better at processing larger amounts of ingredients, but less efficient at smaller amounts.
If you plan on doing really small batches separate smaller container
- 7-Year Warranty:
I've had very positive interactions with their warranty department over the years.
- 2. To date, these are the most powerful motors that Vitamix uses. 2 HP.
The standard package of the Vitamix 5300 comes with the following...
- Motor base
- Getting Started Plus Guide
- Low-Profile Tamper
It's a C-series
Vitamix offers the following other containers that are compatible with C-series blenders:
- 32-ounce dry grain container
- 48-ounce container
- 32-ounce container
- Classic 64-ounce container (not the low profile)
As I mentioned earlier, it's not a bad idea to invest in a smaller jar at some point if you want to do small batches.
I only use a big jar with my Vitamix and tend to just pull out my Nutribullet if I'm doing something small and simple.
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Vitamix 5300 Color Options
It also makes a great blender for nut butters.
And of course, it can tackle the simple tasks with ease. I'm talking things like smoothies, baby food, batters, sauces and salad dressings.
Eating more fruits and vegetables will be a breeze.
Oh - and let's not forget about chopping. The variable speed dial, long blades and wide container make it excellent at getting a course or fine chop on almost anything.
The differences between the Vitamix 5300 and Blendtec 675 are: Jar Size, Horsepower, Tamper, Control Style, Warranty.
The Blendtec 675 has a bigger jar, more powerful motor and longer warranty.
The 675 also has 8-speed slider and 5 pre-programmed settings (smoothies, frozen treats, whole juice, hot soups, and clean) while the Vitamix 5300 only has the variable speed knob.
As I've stated in the previous Blendtec comparisons, I still would want a tamping device.
So while I think the 675 is better in a lot of ways compared to the 5300, I would make sure I can afford a Twister Jar (Blendtec's Tamping Device) to go with it.
Vitamix 5300 vs Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770)
The main differences between the Vitamix 5300 and the Ninja Mega Kitchen System are...
- Jar styles: I think Ninja wins on this front because it's nice having a smaller vessel to blend in when you're just doing single serve things.
- Blades: The blending blades tend to be a bit sharper, but this isn't necessarily a good thing.You don't need super sharp blades on a blender.
- Warranty: Ninja comes with a 1-year warranty This is where the Ninja really loses.
OK - so I like the idea of the Ninja.
I've actually gone through a few Ninja blenders myself in the past, but the Vitamix has always been my go-to staple.
The main problem is the warranty.
Six additional years of peace of mind is well-worth paying more for.
The Vitamix 5300 is available through many online retailers, including the Vitamix website. As of writing this, some other places you may be able to find it are: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Jet and Nordstrom.
Since I use Prime, I prefer the Amazon route since the shipping is so quick. Just make sure you're getting a new one.
If you’re someone who just wants an affordable and reliable blender – then the Vitamix 5300 is a really great choice.
I’ve been using a bareboned Vitamix for many years and I’ve never wished that it had anything extra.
However, you’re someone who’s into tech then you’ll want to consider the Ascent A2300.
Finally, if you’re a single person I would consider the Explorian E310.
Good luck and happy blending!