The Vitamix model 5300 is currently sold “off-the-shelf” in Costco Wholesale Clubs, and sometimes by Vitamix Demonstrators in “In-Line Vitamix Road Shows”. This is how the Vitamix 5300 compares to the Vitamix 7500 and other “Next Generation” Vitamix models.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A Vitamix 7500, Pro 300, and the Creations Elite are all “Next Generation” models and are IDENTICAL machines in every way. The only differences are the names on the front, the cookbooks they are sold with, and where the machines are sold. There is one additional difference with a Creations Elite. When a Creations Elite is sold by QVC it comes with a 48 oz. Wet Container. When you purchase a “Reconditioned Next Generation” model, the name on the motor base could be 7500, Pro 300, or Creations Elite, but the container is always the Low Profile, Wide Bottomed, 64 oz. Wet Container. Visit this page for more information on Vitamix Containers.
– Both the Vitamix 5300 and the Vitamix 7500 come with the Low Profile, Wide-Bottomed, Wet, 64 oz. container. It is very important to add a narrow bottomed Vitamix Container to your order if you choose any model that comes with the Low Profile, wide-bottomed, wet, 64 oz. container for the reasons listed here: Vitamix Containers Explained (be SURE to read the comments to that blog article). Contact me if you have any model that came with a wide bottomed container, but you don’t have a narrow bottomed wet container to go with it!
– The motor housings affect the “look” of the machine, and the air vents. The Standard is an older design, and the Next Generation is a newer, sleeker design with a more modern “look”. The 5300 has a Standard motor housing, and the 7500 has a Next Generation motor housing. The Next Generation motor base has bigger intake air vents, which help to cool the motor.
– The standard motor in a 5300 model is stronger than the motor in an older Standard model, but Vitamix still considers this to be a Standard Motor because it does not have the suspended motor design of the Next Generation models (which is advertised to be 40% quieter, but you are never going to hold a conversation in the kitchen with any Vitamix model running on high).
– Both the 5300 and the 7500 come with Variable Speed Control from 1-10. Contact me to ask for my form letter to learn what I think of the models with programmed settings.
– The Vitamix 5300 does not come with an instructional DVD or a cookbook. It has a “Getting Started Plus” booklet which includes 70 recipes.
– The Vitamix 7500 comes with an instructional DVD and the “Simply Fresh” cookbook which contains over 200 recipes.
I have all of the Vitamix models
(Standard, Standard Programs, Next Generation, Next Generation Programs, and an S30),
Contact me to find out what I use in my kitchen and why!
PLEASE email me at LeaAnn@BlenderLady.com and ask for my “Form Letters” that give my
Vitamix Model Recommendations, Pricing, and Ordering Information!
By Lea Ann Savage – Copyright 2015
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