Vitamix continues to introduce a lot of blender models and the Vitamix 7500 is part of their next-generation G series blender line. The big question is how does the Vitamix 7500 compare with other Vitamix models and is it the best choice for you ?
In this Vitamix 7500 review I give you all the facts to help decide if it is the best blender for your needs. Let’s get started !
Vitamix 7500 Important Features
The G-Series, which is short for “Next-Generation”, product line offers Vitamix’s most powerful motor as well as a unique design that dampens motor noise by as much as 40% compared to previous Vitamix models.
The G-series product line was introduced in 2013 and the 7500 is the base model. The other G-series models are the higher priced 750 and 780 which offer more technology features.
The 7500’s powerful 2.2 horsepower motor is a step up from the older models that use 2 horsepower motor. The G series models also have a new airflow and internal cooling system to help reduce noise and overheating.
Besides the new sleek design, the most visible difference of the 7500 and G-series blenders is the wide, low-profile container. Vitamix blenders are commonly recognized for the tall narrow containers which work well but prevent the blender from fitting under a kitchen cabinet. The G-series low-profile container are about 3 inches shorter and allow for easy storage under a cabinet.
The new low-profile containers have a wider base that integrates with a longer 4 inch blade compared to Vitamix’s traditional 3 inch blade containers. The wider 4 inch blade works especially well with thick recipes and food prep like chopping.
The Vitamix 7500 comes with a 64oz container but is also compatible with the following containers: 32oz, 48oz, and 32oz dry grains container. It also comes with a tamper, Getting Started DVD, and professional Vitamix recipe book.
Product Details :
|Motor :||2.2 peak horsepower|
|Capacity :||64 ounces|
|Controls :||10 variable speeds, pulse, start/stop|
|Accessories :||64oz pitcher, tamper, lid, cookbook|
|Dimensions :||17.5″ tall x 7.7″ wide x 9.4″ deep (inches)|
|Weight :||12.5 pounds|
|Colors :||Black, Red, or White|
|Made in :||USA|
|Warranty :||7 year full warranty|
The 7500 features an incredibly powerful, 2.2 HP motor. It is plenty of power for any blending task. It is the same motor that is used on the more expensive Vitamix Pro 750 which is the #1 rated blender by Consumer Reports. Also, the new G-series internal design allows this motor to perform longer without overheating.
A distinguishing aspect of Vitamix motors is that they have high torque and wide range of speeds. The true range in speeds is one of the more important features of Vitamix blenders versus other high powered blender brands. The distinguishable range from low to high is really important when you don’t want to puree everything that you put in the blender.
The 7500 uses Vitamix’s ever popular 10-speed variable control dial. The dial on the 7500 is larger than older models and easier to turn.
There are no preset blending settings on the 7500, but there is a pulse function which helps not only during the cleaning process, but also in food prep where you don’t want to puree the ingredients. There is also an on/off master power switch on the right side.
What It’s Best For
The Vitamix 7500 can be used for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, including blending, mixing, chopping, creating purees, making hot soups, and, of course, probably the most popular way of using it, making smoothies.
Regardless of the density of the ingredients the 7500 does a quick efficient job and blends everything in a matter of seconds.
In combination with the wider low-profile containers the 7500 does especially well with tasks like making nut butter, crushing ice, and blending thick recipes.Do You Need Presets ?
Many people wonder if it is worth paying more for the Vitamix Pro 750 model which has preset blending programs. It is important to understand that the presets are just timed blending programs and don’t adjust for what or how much you are blending.
The presets might be useful if you just follow a recipe where you want to be hands off for certain blending tasks. On the other hand, the presets are designed for specific container sizes and volume of ingredients so they won’t be as useful if you make any changes to the recipe or container size.
Overall, it comes down to personal preference. Presets can be convenient for some tasks but you pay more to have them. They aren’t needed and many consumers do fine without them.
Vitamix 7500 Review
Positives: The Vitamix 7500 is the most affordable G series Vitamix model and is a nice update to the popular C-series product line. It is a great choice if you want all the best features of Vitamix’s new design and don’t want to pay for the extra cost of preset blending programs and digital technology features.
The 7500 has simple to use controls with Vitamix’s classic variable speed control dial. It is quieter than older Vitamix blenders and uses the new low-profile containers. Comes with Vitamix’s amazing 7-year full coverage warranty.
Negatives: The 7500 doesn’t offer any preset blending functions (presets are only available on G-series 750 and 780 models) which some people like having. The 64oz low profile container that comes with the Vitamix 7500 can struggle at properly blending small batches compared to the traditional tall Vitamix 64oz container.
Overall Opinion: The 7500 is an excellent model and one of our favorite Vitamix models. It is a workhorse that can handle any task and offers the same performance as their higher priced 750 and 780 models.
The 7500 ranks highly in multiple independent blending tests including Consumer Reports and consistently has very high user reviews at top retailers like QVC, Costco, and Amazon.
The only small negative is that the 64oz low-profile containers don’t blend small batches as well as the traditional tall Vitamix containers, so you might need to buy a smaller 32oz or 48oz container in the future if you find yourself making small batches.
What is the Vitamix 7500 Blender Super Package ?
The Vitamix 7500 Super Package is created for Costco. It comes with the standard 7500 blender with 64oz low profile container but adds in a 32oz dry grains containers and two 20oz to-go containers.
The Costco 7500 super package costs $599 so you are paying more to have the extra containers. If you don’t feel that you will be grinding flour or making dough then you can save yourself 0ver $100 by purchasing the standard Vitamix 7500 with 64oz container package without the dry grains container.
Vitamix 7500 vs Other Blenders
Vitamix 300 vs 7500
The Vitamix Pro 300 is the same blender as the Vitamix 7500 but the Pro 300 comes with a bigger cookbook called “Create”. Despite being the same blender, the 7500 is sometimes priced slightly less.
Vitamix 5200 vs 7500
When comparing the Vitamix 7500 vs 5200, the main difference is that Vitamix 5200 is built on the original C-series motor base while the 7500 is built on the the newer next-generation G series motor base. Both models are the base models for their respective C-series and G-series product lines with very similar controls (see picture above showing the controls up close between the two models).
The 5200 has a slightly weaker 2.0 HP weaker motor than the 7500 but the performance is similar between the two models due to the different container shapes.
The 5200 uses the C-series narrow 64 ounce tall pitcher and therefore handles smaller batches better than the 7500’s wide low-profile 64 ounce containers. The advantage of the wider base of the Vitamix 7500 low-profile container is that it can chop and perform food processing better.
The 7500 is slightly quieter with the new motor design and is a nice update to the 5200 if you prefer the wider low-profile containers. Besides the 5200’s high-low switch versus the 7500’s pulse switch, the only other difference is that the speed dial on the 7500 is larger and a little easier to turn than the dial on the 5200.
Overall, both are great models. The different jars each have their own specific advantages but each blender provides similar performance. The 7500 costs more due to it having the newer design and features.
Vitamix 5300 vs 7500
The 5300 is a hybrid model in that it is built on the C-series base but uses the new 2.2 horsepower motor found on G-series models.
Both models use the same G-series low-profile wide container with 4 inch blade. Performance is very similar between the two models but the key difference is that the 7500 is built on the new Gseries base with the new airflow features for improved cooling and noise reduction.
When deciding on the Vitamix 5300 vs 7500, most people would just choose the updated 7500.
Vitamix 6300 vs 7500
The Vitamix 6300 is the C-series 5200 blender with 3 preset blending programs. Reference the 5200 vs 7500 comparison above for more details.
The 6300 is decent if you like the ever-popular C-series 5200 with tall container and want presets. See our Vitamix 6300 review for more details.
The 7500 has slightly more power and the latest design features of the next-generation models. Get the 7500 if you want a G-series blender and low profile container.
Vitamix 6500 vs 7500
In comparing the Vitamix 6500 vs 7500, the 6500 is the same as the 5300 but adds in 3 preset blending programs. See the Vitamix 5300 vs 7500 comparison above for more details.
Like the 7500 vs 5300 comparison above, the 6500 is a hybrid model that is built on the C-series base but uses a more-powerful G-series motor. The 6500 adds in 3 preset blending programs to its controls.
Both the 7500 and 6500 use the same low-profile wide containers. Blending performance is similar between the two models.
When comparing the two models most people just choose the 7500 over the 6500 simply to get the new G series design and noise dampening. For pricing the 7500 is only a little bit more than the 6500.
If you want the 7500 to have preset blending functions like the 6500 then get the G-series Vitamix 750 (See comparison below).
Vitamix 750 vs 7500
The Vitamix 750 and 7500 are the exact same blender but the 750 has 5 preset blending functions (soups, smoothies, frozen desserts, puree, and self cleaning). The other difference is that the 750 has additional “Metal finish” color choices.
The Vitamix 750 is Consumer Reports top blender choice in its most recent blender test. The performance between the two models is the same so it really comes down to if you want the preset functions and additional color choices.
Both models are excellent but the 750 will cost about 15% more to have the presets.
7500 vs. Blendtec Designer
The 7500 has a slightly more powerful motor than the Blendtec Designer blender, capable of reaching 37,000 RPMs as opposed to the 28,000 RPM capacity of Blendtec.
The Blendtec Designer competes closely to Vitamix G-series blenders in comparison tests but we have a slight preference for the Vitamix 7500 for overall performance and design.
Vitamix 7500 – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: “Can you put the container in a dishwasher?”
A: NO. Do not put the container into the dishwasher because it can warp. Also it will void your warranty.
Q: “Can you grind meat with this blender?”
A: The 7500 can easily grind the meat, but removing all the chunks may be problematic without adding water and using the pulse function.
Q: “Does the 7500 crush ice well ?”
A: Yes, the 7500 is excellent at crushing ice especially due to the wide container. (It was chosen as our favorite blender for crushing ice). The Pro 750(same blender as 7500) has the highest rating in Consumer Reports ice crushing test.
Q: Should I consider a vitamix 7500 refurbished model ?
A. The factory reconditioned models are “like-new” and the 7500 refurbished will save you about $120. The only difference with reconditioned models is they have a 5 year warranty versus the 7 year warranty on new models. Generally, Vitamix reconditioned models are a great deal.
The Vitamix 7500 is a powerful,top-of-the-line blender with the best of Vitamix’s innovations. It offers a nice balance of new features for the price and is a top choice among testers and consumers. When it came out in 2013, it was one of the best blenders on the market, and it still holds up today.
If you are still confused by all the Vitamix models then read our comprehensive Vitamix buyers guide where we discuss everything you need to know.