Trying to figure out whether you should get the Vitamix 5300 vs the 6500?
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In this guide, expect to the find the following...
- An easy to follow chart with all the important features of the Vitamix 5300 and 6500.
- What the features mean (in practical blending terms)
- Which one you should buy based on our 7+ years of blending with the Vitamix brand.
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Which to Buy
As you can see by the comparison chart, there aren't many differences between the 6500 and the 5300.
The main differentiator is that the 6500 comes with the pre-programmed (hot soups, frozen desserts and smoothies) settings and the 5300 does not.
In my opinion, it's not necessary to pay more for them. Call my old-school, but I blend things at least 2 times per day and have never felt the need to have the blender do it automatically.
You can make all the pre-programmed blends manually with very little hassle.
So because the 5300 has a lower MSRP (and you can usually find it cheaper) - that's the one I would get.
Or check out our comprehensive guide on blender types and the which ones to buy.