Welcome to this Waring Blender vs Vitamix guide.
Keep reading to learn...
- Whether a Vitamix or Waring Professional is better for your home.
- Which one I'd recommend for a business.
- Side by side comparison of the Waring Pro and Vitamix home and commercial models.
Waring Blender vs Vitamix for Home
If you're going to be using the blender in your home, I'd highly recommend the Vitamix 5200 (or any counter-top Vitamix) over the Waring Xtreme or any other Waring including the Waring Blade.
Two reasons: Warranty and Tamper.
The Waring Xtreme only has a 3 year warranty because it's built for commerical use.
The 5200 comes with a 7-year warranty for home use.
The tamper (which helps push the ingredients to the blades) is only found on the Vitamix.
A very important accessory if you're doing super thick blends.
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Waring Blender vs Vitamix For Commercial
If you’re going to be using the blender in a restaurant, bar or other commercial application, then I’d recommend the following…
For regular smoothies, sauces or other beverages I would recommend going with the Waring Professional Xtreme MX1200XTX
The reason is because it tends to run a bit cheaper than a commercial Vita-Prep and also has a bit longer of a warranty.
It’s also got a more powerful motor.
However, if you plan on doing blends that are super thick — I recommend going with a cheaper commercial Vitamix with a tamper — like the Vitamix 62827 Prep Food Blender
In my experience, having a tamper to press ingredients into the blades is a time saver — even if the blender is less powerful.
For more blender options, check out our article on the best Vitamix alternative.
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Comparison Chart: Waring vs. Vitamix
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Venting Lid: If you're blending anything hot or you want to add ingredients in while blending, the Waring has a removable cap on the lid. If you need a guide the best blender for hot liquids, check our list if you're looking to buy one.
This is extremely important for multi-layered sauces or soups.
A venting lid is the only way to reduce pressure build up which can cause major problems (like blending explosions).
Important Features of a Vitamix
Household Vitamix Blenders
No matter which home-use Vitamix you get, all of them are going to have the following important features...
Tamper: A tamper is used to push ingredients into the blades.
Personally, a tamper is a must-have for me on a blender. Without one it's nearly impossible to liquefy ingredients without any liquid.
What Do Others Say About the Waring Xtreme?
From my investigation of all the user reports out there, people seem to be very happy with the Waring Xtreme.
What Do Others Say About Vitamix Blenders?
As you may have gleaned from this article – I would strongly recommend a Vitamix blender such as the 5200 over any Waring unit, if you’re using it in your home.
I would do this because of the long warranty and tamper.
But if you’re getting this for something commercial – the Waring Xtreme Professional is worth considering if you’re on a budget and don’t think you’ll need a tamper.