The classic Vitamix
The Vitamix 5200 is the classic Vitamix blender. With its 2 HP motor and Vitamix’s famous stainless-steel hammermill blades, it can pulverize almost anything you throw its way. 10 adjustable speeds allow you to finely tune the texture and consistency of your blends. The 5200 lacks some of the extra features that the newer models have and its taller pitcher size can make storage cumbersome, but it blends just as good as any blender on the list.
The 5200’s low price and outstanding performance makes it a great entry point for beginners.