Vitamix 6300 vs 6500: Which One to Buy in 2020?

The Vitamix 6500 is a new Vitamix model currently sold by demonstrators in Costco Road Shows.  This is how the Vitamix 6500 compares to the Vitamix 6300 previously sold by demonstrators in Costco Road Shows.

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Vitamix 6300 vs 6500

➜ The Low Profile, wide-bottomed, wet, 64 oz. container that was introduced with the Vitamix Pro 750 and the other Next Generation models (Vitamix 7500, Pro 300, and Creations Elite) comes with a  6500 model.  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 Classic, 64 oz., tall, narrow bottomed container came with a 6300 model.  For details about the differences between the Classic and the Low Profile 64 oz. Wet containers visit:  Vitamix Containers Explained

➜ The Standard Motor Housing is an older design or “look”.  Both the 6300 and the 6500 are Standard models, and use the older Standard design.  This only affects looks!

➜ The standard motor in the 6500 model is stronger than the motor in an older Standard model.  The older Standard in a 6300 has a “2-Peak” HP motor, and the newer Standard in a 6500 has a 2.2 HP motor, but Vitamix still considers this to be a Standard Motor because it does not have the 40% quieter, suspended motor design of the Next Generation models.

➜ Both the 6500 and the 6300 come with 3 programmed settings (“smoothies”, “frozen desserts”, and “hot soups”). Contact me to ask for my form letter to learn what I think of the models with programmed settings.

➜ See how the Vitamix 6500 compares to the Vitamix Pro 750:  Vitamix 6500 vs. Pro 750

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1 thought on “Vitamix 6300 vs 6500: Which One to Buy in 2020?”

  1. Vitamix REALLY screwed up on the 6500 (they screwed up on the 6300 as well but that’s another story). Why couldn’t they have manufactured a base identical to that of the 5200 that could power the low-profile container? Many of us LIKE the 5200; commercial kitchens sure do, given that the Preps sell a LOT.


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