Vitamix 5200:Frequently Asked Questions

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In this post, I will answer the most frequently asked questions about the quintessential C-Series Vitamix 5200. We’ll go into a more thorough detailing of all the things that made Vitamix 5200 the perennial best blender

Why Is The Vitamix 5200 So Heavy?

The lightweight models of blenders are seemingly better to use. However, the lighter your blender is, the shorter lifespan it might have and the higher chance for it to stumble when you turn around and leave it blending. The weight of the Vitamix 5200 is around 11 pounds. This indicates that the machine has the power and strength that will serve you for about 10 years or more.

Can Vitamix 5200 Replace a Juicer?

While you can make juices in the Vitamix 5200 blender, they’ll more resemble smoothies rather than pulp-free juices. The only method to make traditional juices in the Vitamix 5200 is to blend the fruit or veggies together and then strain the mixture to get rid of the pulp.

What’s the Correct Way to Use Vitamix 5200?

While the Vitamix 5200 instruction manual is a useful thing, still many people may get confused using it. Keep reading to figure out how to use this high-performance blender correctly.

First, get familiar with the functions of the two levers and the speed dial at the center interface panel of the base. Use the lever to the right of the dial to power the blender on and off. The lever to the left of the dial features the two-speed settings. Just like mentioned before, it’s recommended to start processing the ingredients on Low then eventually increase the speed to high speed.

You can always use the rotating dial at the center of the blender’s interface to choose the speed. That interface panel has 1 to 10 numbers, where “1” means the lowest speed and “10” means the highest speed. The speed level highly depends on the ingredients you’re going to process and the consistency you want your mixture to have.

Apart from using the control system correctly, it’s critical to load the ingredients into the container in the right way. Start with placing the softest ingredients, then liquid ones, and solid or frozen on the top. Not only will this order boost the blending result but it will also reduce your processing time.

If you’re going to try the recipes from the cookbooks included in the Vitamix 5200 packages, pay attention to the order of the ingredient lists. They are in the order you should load them. If you learn to load the ingredients correctly, you won’t need to stop the blender in the middle of the process and use the tamper to mix the ingredients.

If you want to reach the finely diced results, start blending on the lowest speed with an empty container and then step by step add in the ingredients. This process works particularly great for very solid foods.

Does Vitamix 5200 Feature a Traditional “Pulse” Function?

Unlike other blenders, the Vitamix 5200 doesn’t have a pulse option. It’s not the end of the world, but if you need to process the food with a traditional “pulse” function. Simply switch the blender to the first setting (Speed number 1) and quickly shut it back off. It’s easy to get used to such a method and you won’t notice that there’s no “pulsing” option.

How Do I Clean My Vitamix 5200?

Cleaning the Vitamix 5200 is an easy 5-step process.

First, rinse the container in running water. This is to remove remnants from your recent blending. 

Second, fill it halfway with hot water and add 2-3 drops of dishwashing liquid, cover it, and put it back to its base. 

Third, put the switch on “Low” and the dial on “1”, gradually increasing it to “10”. 

Fourth, once it’s tuned up to 10, flip the switch to “High” and leave it running for a whole minute before you turn it off.

Fifth, take the container off the base and wipe it dry. 

You can now put it back inside your cupboards or display it on your countertop. After all, the Vitamix 5200’s sleek, modern design is not something that should be kept in hiding.

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