Answers to common search queries in 2012

Wow!  Thank you, everyone, for all the views in 2012!  This blog was started in 2011 to try to squeeze as much fun and enjoyment as possible out of a very expensive blender I’d just bought, and I didn’t honestly think I’d still be blogging in 2013.  Amazingly, views increased every month from February to December, and more people visited the site in December than I’d had total page views in any two months prior to November!

Looking at the site stats, I thought it’d be fun to look at what some of the common 2012 search queries were and provide answers or links to answers for people, so that hopefully they can find the answers they’re looking for in 2013.  With that said, here are real search queries that lead people to this blog in 2012:

vitamix bed bath and beyond coupon / bed bath and beyond vitamiz / beth baht beyond vita mix
There were a lot of funny ways the above question was phrased, but a lot of searches were basically asking the same question:  “Can I use the 20% Off BB&B coupon on a Vitamix?”

Officially?  No.  In your store?  Maybe.  In this post I talk about the above question in detail.

vitamix 5200 vs 7500 / vitamix 7500 vs 5200
I wrote a post about the differences and answering whether or not I think the 7500 is worth the extra money.  I’ve also made some videos that include both blenders.

vitamix 7500 recipes
I’m not as good at tagging as I should be, but here are all my recipes tagged with five stars.  In my experience, everything I can make with the 5200, I can make the same way with the 7500.

pina colada vitamix
Ridiculously Good Pina Coladas (The most searched of any of the recipes I’ve posted)

best place to buy vitamix 5200  That’s where I bought my refurbished 5200, that’s a great price, and you can read here about Vitamix’s amazing service and support!

me and my blender
That’s this blog!

vitamix 7500 black friday 2012
There was no Black Friday special on the 7500.  In 2012 (see the update at the bottom) and years past, Vitamix has put containers or bundles on sale for Black Friday, but if you’re looking for a blender and not a multiple container bundle, there’s no reason to expect a blender special on or around Black Friday in 2013 based on years past.

will tall vitamix containers work with the 7500 model
Yes.  There were a few variants of this, but the basic question is asking whether or not 520o containers work on 7500 containers and vice versa.  They do use the same base connector.  I don’t think I would recommend using the larger 7500 container with the 5200, which was designed for the smaller blade assembly, but they will fit and they will work.  (Whether you should use a specific container with a specific blender is not something I can answer.)

vitamix japan

I was pleasantly surprised to find the above link on Vitamix‘s Vitamix International page.  I’ve spent 10 of the last 16 years living in Japan, and didn’t realize Vitamix was available there!

vitamix mochi recipe / make mochi vitamix / make mochi in the blender
Kind of.  You can put hot, steamed mochi rice (もち米) in a Vitamix and turn it into mochi, but I don’t recommend it.  Clean up is a nightmare, and it’s obviously more stress on the blender than anything else I’ve tried to make.  My wife and I make mochi and mame-mochi (餅と豆餅) using an inexpensive Japanese breadmaker that makes amazing mame-mochi, something no blender can do, and I think trying to make mochi from mochi rice in a Vitamix is using the wrong tool for the job.

would vitamix let me trade in my vitamix 5200 for the new 7500
When I spoke with Vitamix by phone, they were offering a $100 trade-in for people who had a 5200 and purchased a 7500.  I believe they’re still offering this for 5200 owners.  You do have to send your 5200 to them.  I chose to give my 5200 to my parents for Christmas instead.

vitamix 7500 best price
As with my refurbished 5200, I bought my new Vitamix 7500 directly from Vitamix.  It was the best price I could find, and their service is as amazing as their product!

vitamix free shipping coupons
06-006651  Both the refurbished 5200 and the refurbished 7500 that I bought, as well as Vitamix’s other blenders, are available with either free shipping at

Those were the common questions in 2012.  A lot of specific recipes on the site came up as well, but hopefully those people were finding the correct pages already.  Were there any questions I didn’t answer that you’d like to ask?  Let me know in the comments!  Thanks again for reading, and I hope 2013 is an even better year!

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