Vitamix 7500 now available

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the Vitamix 7500.  Now it’s actually available.

I don’t have anything new to say about the blender, but I was interested to see the price, which wasn’t available a few weeks ago.  Right now, in my mind, the main options for people in the market for a Vitamix are a $529 Vitamix 7500, a $449 Vitamix 5200 with a compact container, or $329 Certified Reconditioned Vitamix 5200 with the 64-ounce container.  All three have free shipping with coupon code 06-006651.  (2017 Update: That code does not work, you can get free shipping by visiting Vitamix through this link.)

I basically said as much in my earlier post (the first link above), but now that I know what the actually pricing is, I’m very glad I bought the blender I did, when I did, for the price I did.  Make no mistakes, the non-refurbished models come with 7-year warranties instead of 5-year warranties, and there is something to be said for the joy of buying something that’s brand new as opposed to refurbished.  I am sure there are those would look at all the information and choose one of the more expensive of the two options above, but if my blender went missing tomorrow, I would buy the refurbished model again in a heartbeat.  Now, granted, my blender, which gets a lot of use, has already been serviced by Vitamix once, but I that was a very positive experience that is influencing my decision, ensuring that I have no regrets from my original purchase last year.

Edit:  Actually, I think I might be too quick in writing off the 7500.  I was making a green smoothie the day after making this post and realized that I was adding water to thin out the mix, and remembered reading about the “process dense ingredients” blurb about the 7500.  My 5200 blender is plenty powerful, that doesn’t mean the 7500 isn’t noticeably more powerful.

If anyone out there has first hand experience with both blenders, I’d be very interested in hearing some opinions from people who’ve been hands-on with both.

    • peace
    • October 20th, 2012

    So glad to have found this blog. The Vitamix is such a big purchase for a home kitchen gadget. I was happy with the 5200… then a few months later I get the email indicating the new 7500. I’m in Canada so we don’t have any access to details about that model specifically or even the Pro 300. I ended up buying the 300 when I was visiting the U.S., who knows, I may go back to a 5200.

    • Tim
    • November 4th, 2012

    I am in the middle east and it is shocking trying to purchase a vitamix 7500. I have tried numerous sites and always get sent to the same page, then you give all the names of country’s and one by one as I select them to try and purchase my item I am advised that each country does not sell this product. What’s the point of having the country’s in the list if they don’t sell them, it’s frustrating. When I try and ring the country and make the order it does not accept the touch tone of my iPhone and asks me to leave a message. Why is not simple to purchase vitamix if you live outside US. Makes Blendtec very appealing. Sort it out vitamix. All I want to do is order the product and just can’t …isn’t that ridiculous !!

    • Tim,

      I feel your pain. I lived in Japan for a long time, and getting a Vitamix in Japan wasn’t an option, the Japanese voltage wouldn’t be sufficient and could damage the blender.

      As for the Middle East, I’m not sure if the voltage would be an issue or not, but if it isn’t, maybe you can reach Vitamix by using the “Call Phone” option in Google. It will let you make free calls to the US, and your touch tone phone would let you speak with a real person at least.

      That said, in the one book I read on green smoothies, the author basically said her personal preference is a Vitamix, but the Blendtec is also very good, and for some countries outside of the U.S., the Blendtec is available where the Vitamix is not.

      I hope that helps!

    • Kirk Dunkirk
    • August 5th, 2013

    Nice site. I’m dying to get either a Vitamix or Blendtec here in Japan.
    Do you think a US spec Vitamix (or Blendtec) would burn out in Japan? The official Japan spec ones are so much more expensive and don’t seem much different. I think the US spec ones run on either 50/60hz, besides I’m in west Japan where things are 60hz anyway.

    • The biggest concern I would have about a Vitamix (or Blendtec) in Japan would be the lack of power.

      My Pro 300 reads as follows on the base:
      120 V 60 Hz 12 AMPS

      Now, you can get it 60 Hz and 12 A, but the 120V in the states is the problem. I know that’s something like +/- 10%, and that most appliance are made to handle 110-115V, but even then, Japan’s only giving you 100V at 60 Hz (West Japan).

      Providing too much power would definitely put your Vitamix at serious risk of damage. Too little? I don’t know.

      While I don’t know what would happen, hopefully the confirmation that it’s expecting 120V/60Hz/12A is helpful. I’ve run toilet seats and toothbrushes from Japan in the states and stereo amps and a lot of other devices from the states in Japan, but those are all lower power consumption than a Vitamix. If I were moving back to Japan, I’d probably bring mine with but only use it with a suitably powered transformer.

    • Emily Navarrete
    • January 28th, 2014

    I brought my vitamix from the US to Saudi Arabia when I moved to Saudi, and some houses are supplied with the American 110 Voltage along side the standard 220V that you find in the middle east and many other countries. One day I accidentally plugged the vitamix into the 220V outlet and it burned out. After resting, it worked again but poorly and with a smell. I was so upset. I have moved to another house that does not have a 110 voltage outlet, but I just had an electrician come and install a 110 outlet in the kitchen for my american appliances.

    • Yikes. That answers my question about using the Vitamix on higher voltages. Thanks for sharing, hopefully it’ll prevent other people with US Vitamixs from burning them out in 220V outlets.

  1. I would like to know if someone could answer my question, please. In the country I live in there is no Vitamix support. So I have to get it from Amazon. It states this:

    120v 60 Hz

    I live in a country that is 110V 60 Hz.

    Is it safe to use it here? Does that 10 V difference matter and will it affect my machine? I do not want to spend so much on it for it to just burn out. Thanks very much.

    • Great question. I’m answering this as a Network Engineer that deals with UPSs, but is not a full time power specialist. 120V is just the “average” voltage. Voltage variation, up or down, is to be expected. The only thing actually guaranteed by a US power company is that it will be a 60Hz sine wave, and if your country is 60 Hz as well, that will not change. I believe the US average for 120V power is actually around 117V. Levels as low as 110V can be considered normal. With that in mind, I would expect that your power would be just fine, although if you really wanted to be sure, you could use a multimeter to confirm you’re actually getting at least 100V.

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