Vitamix 5300 Reviews with 5 Tasty Smoothie Recipes

Vitamix 5300 Reviews with 5 Tasty Smoothie Recipes

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This post will share my findings on Vitamix 5300 blender and reveal how actual consumers felt about this product. As you read through this article, you will be able to learn the major features and the trend of this product. Let’s first find out about the product.

Vitamix Brand

Let’s first find out the brand. According to this article, the blender brand has been known for its reliably high performance. Its blenders are widely used not only in the consumer’s kitchen but also in restaurants and even in many cooking shows. The Business Insider article cited a Consumer Reports reliability study to point out that the possibility of a Vitamix experiencing mechanical problems in the first years from purchase stands at around 6%. This figure is significantly lower than other major brands – Breville, 16% and Blendtec, 15%.

In spite of its high quality, you might be hesitant due to its price tag. But, its blenders have been chosen by chefs and other professionals because of its reliability.

Vitamix 5300 Major Features

I found that the Vitamix 5300 model has the right range of features that benefit consumers.

Motor

The model is equipped with a powerful 2.2HP motor that can blade through tough ingredients to produce great quality blends.

Speed Control

By controlling speed, you can choose various textures. Even when the motor is in motion, you can still rotate the dial.

Pulse Feature

Vitamix 5300 has the pulse feature. What does the feature mean? This Healthy Blog explains that a pulsing feature in a blender means that you can quickly process ingredients before you start the full blending step. For example, if you have big fruits or vegetables, without the feature, you will want to chop them using a knife. But with pulsing, you can just put them as they are and do pulsing, which gives you great convenience. Not all of the blenders offer this feature by the way, but this model does.

64-ounce Container

The size of the container is not too big or not too small. It is the right size for your family and most of the kitchen cabinets.

Vitamix 5300 Price

As of October 24th, 2019, Vitamix 5300 in black is priced at $398.69USD. There was another color option in red that is $349.98USD.

Comparing with Other Similar Vitamix Models

ModelVitamix 5300 (this model)Vitamix 5300 professionalVitamix Explorian BlenderVitamix 5200 professional
Price$398.69$359.00$269.95$385.00
Container Size64 oz.64 oz.64 oz.64 oz.
Weight12 lbs11.95 lbs10.5 lbs11 lbs

In terms of price, Vitamix 5300 is the most expensive model among the similar options (and the heaviest too!). You may not like the price tag, but as I pointed out, the more expensive, the more durable, more powerful, and more durable. For the long-term, buying a great product from the beginning is not a bad idea.

How Others Thought About Vitamix 5300

When we review a blender, we don’t have to consider many complicated points. We will want to check if it’s powerful, reliable, easy to use, and beautiful that it fits with your kitchen design. In terms of the design, I put the link to a YouTube video that demonstrates how the blender works and how it looks like.

Besides looking at the video, the best way to judge a product or a service is by listening to the majority of the actual users. And, that is what I am going to share with you. When I review other products, I use my data analysis skills to discover overall customer sentiments. For Vitamix 5300, I used more than 240 Amazon customer reviews and generated the word cloud and the sentiment graph.

Vitamix 5300 Positive Word Cloud

In a word cloud, some words will appear bigger because those specific words were more frequently used among customers. So, the bigger the more frequent, thus, if those big words are positive, it proves that most of the customers had a positive experience. Have a look at the word cloud of Vitamix 5300.

Positive Vitamix 5300 Word Cloud
Positive Vitamix 5300 Word Cloud

The word cloud above should have given you a good impression on the Vitamix blender. The most frequent word that actual customers used in their reviews was “great”. Other big words are also positive – “best”, “love”, “good”, “like”, “amazing”, “worth”, “happy”, and many more. Just by looking at the word cloud, we can learn that most of the people were satisfied with the product.

Customer Sentiments

The word cloud tells you what descriptive words people used for the product. There is another angle we can use to understand the Vitamix customer reviews. That is by categorizing the reviews into a type of 10 sentiments. While I used the review titles for the word cloud above, I used the review contents for the sentiment analysis. The result is the graph below.

Positive Customer Sentiments
Positive Customer Sentiments

I was able to run my sentiment analysis code to find out what specific sentiments people had over the product. As we could guess from the word cloud, most of the review contents were positive. Of course, there were negative contents. I haven’t seen any review that is all positive. Despite the negative reviews, overall, people wrote positive reviews contents for the product. For simplicity, I generated another graph that tells you positive vs. negative.

More Positive
More Positive

The simple bar graph above tells us that positive reviews won negative reviews. The majority of the consumers were happy with Vitamix 5300.

Trend

Another type of analysis I often use for a product review is utilizing Google Trend. It is a free service by Google that gives you a historical Google search trend. The assumption is that if a product or a company maintains its search trend over many years, it implies that the product or the company is good enough to grab people’s interest over that period. If people don’t like something, they will lose their interest and won’t find it anymore.

The trend shows the search frequency of “vitamix 5300” over the past 5 years worldwide. We can see that until late 2017, there were several spikes, and since then, it seems to be stabilized. Although it looks like it’s cooled down over the past 2 years, it still maintains a base level. I think it is not because of the quality of the product, but because of the shift of interest toward new models.

Brand Trend

After that graph, I became curious about the trend over the brand.

The trend line is for the past 15 years. The People’s interest peaked in early 2014. It seemed to be wane, but it maintained a stable base level from 2016 until now. I think until 2016 it could be hyped and since then it returned to a normal level.

Smoothies

Among many words in the word cloud, what caught my attention was the words, “smoothies” and “smoothie”. I could learn that many people use Vitamix 5300 to make a smoothie. So, I thought that it could be useful to share good recipes to make smoothies using the Vitamix blender.

1. Fruit Smoothie

The fruit smoothies recipe shared by Vitamix will work great because they explain the amounts of ingredients considering the same container size of Vitamix 5300 which is 63 ounces. The making time will take about 6 minutes and easy to make. If you follow the ingredients below, it will yield 2 and a half cups (600ml).

Ingredients

  • Red grapes, 1 cup or 170g
  • Strawberries, 1 cup or 150g
  • A half of peeled banana
  • Ice cubes, 1 cup or 130g

After putting all the ingredients, choose Variable 1 and turn the blender on. As it gets started, slowly increase the speed to Variable 10 and finally to High. Keep the speed to blend for 40 – 45 seconds. Or you can stop when it reaches the point you want. For freshness, serve right away. For your reference, if you use frozen fruits, you don’t have to add ice.

2. Green Smoothie

The ingredients of this smoothie came from Vitamix too. It will produce 2.75 cups of smoothie and will take about 10 minutes to make. This smoothie uses spinach mixed with grapes and pineapples, which will give a great taste even for those new to green smoothies.

Ingredients

  • Water, a half cup or 120g
  • Green grapes, 1 cup or 170g
  • Pineapple, peeled, cubed, a half cup or 85g
  • Banana, a half, peeled
  • Spinach, 2 cups or 60g
  • Ice cubes, a half cup or 70g

It is basically the same as the fruit smoothie. After putting all the ingredients, choose Variable 1 and turn the blender on. As it gets started, slowly increase the speed to Variable 10 and finally to High. Keep the speed to blend for 40 – 45 seconds. Or you can stop when it reaches the point you want. For freshness, serve right away. For your reference, if you use frozen fruits, you don’t have to add ice.

Healthy tasty smoothie for you and your family
Healthy tasty smoothie for you and your family
Photo by Jan Sedivy on Unsplash

3. Strawberry Lemonade

I found this recipe from this food blog, and I really want to try this smoothie.

Ingredients

  • Almond milk or other non-dairy milk of choice, 1.5 cups
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries, 1.5 cups
  • Fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup from 1 or 2 lemons
  • Lemon zest, 1 tee spoon
  • Coconut oil melted 1/4 cup
  • Loose spinach or kale leaves of 1 cup

Again, how to make it is the same as the other recipe. The blog explains that if you want sweetener, you can add 1tsp honey, which could be liked by kids or 1tsp Himalayan salt after to supplement sodium after a workout. Once you make it, serve immediately.

4. Almond Kale Green Smoothie

This almond kale green smoothie is a great option for your breakfast or after a workout. If you follow the ingredients, it will produce 2 cups, and it will take about 6 minutes to make. For the recipe, I referred to the same food blog as above.

Ingredients

  • Coconut water, a half cup
  • Your favorite non-dairy milk, 1 cup
  • Kale, 1 cup
  • Pear, 1
  • Frozen banana, 1
  • Almond butter, 1 tablespoon or 10-12 almonds
  • Ice, 1/2 cup, if you are using fresh fruit

After putting all the ingredients, choose Variable 1 and turn the blender on. As it gets started, slowly increase the speed to Variable 10 and finally to High. Keep the speed to blend for 40 – 45 seconds. Or you can stop when it reaches the point you want. For freshness, serve right away. For your reference, if you use frozen fruits, you don’t have to add ice.

5. Carrot, Celery, Orange & Ginger Smoothie

This recipe can be made using the same container size of Vitamix 5300. Thanks to ginger, you can enjoy a smooth kick in your smoothie.

Ingredients

  • Carrot, 1
  • Stick celery with leaves, a half stick
  • Orange, 1, peeled
  • Ginger, 1 slice with peel
  • Ice, 1 cup

Putting all the ingredients and close the lid, choose Variable 1 and turn the blender on. As it gets started, slowly increase the speed to Variable 10 and finally to High. Keep the speed to blend for 40 – 45 seconds. Or you can stop when it reaches the point you want. For freshness, serve right away. For your reference, if you use frozen fruits, you don’t have to add ice.

Conclusion

An interesting fact I learned when I researched smoothies recipes, almost all of them mentioned a Vitamix blender, and many of them introduced recipes considering the container size of Vitamix blender. In addition to this popularity, my customer sentiment analysis proved that Vitamix 5300 has been loved by most of the actual users, and people consistently showed their interest in the Vitamix blender.

If you are planning to buy one for yourself or your family, I would highly recommend Vitamix 5300, or even another Vitamix blender model.

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