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Vitamix 7500 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Sep 16, 2020 at 08:45 am
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9.1
Multi-Purpose
8.9
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
9.9
Ice Crushing
9.2
Soups
9.2
Professional Use
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Power
1640 W

The Vitamix 7500 is a straightforward, full-size blender with ten different speed settings. Its large capacity, 64-ounce main jar is ideal for making large batches of your favorite foods, and it can easily make silky smoothies, spreadable almond butter, and snow-like crushed ice. Its components aren't dishwasher-safe, but it's easy to wash by hand using soap and water. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with many extra features or accessories, and it doesn't have any preset modes. That said, this versatile blender performs well with a variety of uses.

Our Verdict

9.1 Multi-Purpose

The Vitamix 7500 is superb for multi-purpose use. This well-built, premium-looking blender can easily crush snow-like ice and blend silky smoothies. It can also hot blend, which is nice. It produces sticky, spreadable almond butter that's the slightest bit grainy, and it doesn't leave any unprocessed chunks behind. The lid, container, and tamper aren't dishwasher-safe; however, they can be hand-washed for a quick and easy clean-up. This blender doesn't have many extra features or components, but it has an impressive performance.

Pros
  • Easy to hand-wash.
  • Hot blends.
  • Well-built.
  • Large capacity 64-ounce main jar.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
8.9 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The Vitamix 7500 is excellent for smoothies and protein shakes. It creates a silky, well-blended smoothie in around a minute. It incorporates the ingredients well, though you may need to use the tamper to push leafy greens like kale towards the blades to get a smooth texture. This solid and sturdy blender isn't dishwasher-safe, but you can easily clean liquid messes like smoothies with hot water and soap.

Pros
  • Easy to hand-wash.
  • Well-built.
  • Large capacity 64-ounce main jar.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
9.9 Ice Crushing

The Vitamix 7500 is outstanding for crushing ice. Thanks to the pulse mode, you can make snow-like ice in around 30 seconds, which is great for making frozen drinks.

Pros
  • Easy to hand-wash.
  • Well-built.
  • Large capacity 64-ounce main jar.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
9.2 Soups

The Vitamix 7500 is incredible for soups. This well-built blender can hot blend, and its 64-ounce main jar is ideal for making large batches of soups. There's a tamper you can use to ensure fibrous ingredients like kale are fully blended. You can easily clean the jar and the lid with hot water and soap, but they aren't dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Easy to hand-wash.
  • Hot blends.
  • Well-built.
  • Large capacity 64-ounce main jar.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
9.2 Professional Use

The Vitamix 7500 is fantastic for professional use. It has a premium look and a durable build, and its large capacity main jar is ideal for making big batches to feed multiple people. It's impressive at producing smoothies and crushing ice, and it fully processes chunks when making almond butter. On the downside, it's not dishwasher-safe, but it can be easily washed by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to hand-wash.
  • Hot blends.
  • Well-built.
  • Large capacity 64-ounce main jar.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • 9.1 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.9 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 9.9 Ice Crushing
  • 9.2 Soups
  • 9.2 Professional Use

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
17.5" (44.5 cm)
Width 7.7" (19.5 cm)
Depth 9.2" (23.4 cm)
Weight
13.0 lbs (5.9 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Vitamix 7500 is a large blender. It's pretty tall and heavy, so it can be stored directly on your kitchen counter or in a large cupboard.

9.5
Design
Build Quality

The Vitamix 7500 has an outstanding build quality. It's made out of metal and plastic, which feels very solid and sturdy. The power cable is long and thick. Overall, it has a premium feel.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
64 oz (1892 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender comes with a large, 64-ounce main jar that feels solid and well-built. The main jar isn't dishwasher-safe, and should only be hand-washed.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
No Additional Jar
Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A

The Vitamix 7500 blender doesn't come with any additional jars. You can buy additional jars separately, but we didn't test them.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender comes with four sharp blades that aren't designed to be removed from the jar when you clean it. It can be serviced thanks to its nut assembly, but removing the blades voids the warranty and is strongly discouraged by the manufacturer. They also aren't dishwasher-safe, and should only be hand-washed.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

The lid uses friction to stay shut, and it has two ears on each side to help hold it in place on top of the main jar. The middle of the lid is removable, and you can use the opening to add ingredients or use the tamper while blending. Note that the lid and the tamper aren't dishwasher-safe, and can only be hand-washed.

Design
Power Cord
Stow Away Compartment
Yes
Cord Length
5.6 ft (1.7 m)

The thick power cord is long enough to reach most outlets, and there's a stowaway compartment to store the cable when it's not in use, which is convenient.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • Low-profile 64-ounce container and lid
  • Low-profile tamper
  • Cookbook
  • Manual

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
1400 RPM
Max Speed
22800 RPM
Speed Dial
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
94 dB
On/Off Toggle
Yes

The Vitamix 7500 has a 10-setting speed dial, a pulse mode, and an on/off toggle. At max speed, it's louder than the Vitamix Explorian E310. If you like more control over the speed of the blender, check out the Vitamix 5200, which comes with 'High' and 'Variable' speed settings.

8.0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 5 min
Texture
Sticky
Spreadability
Good
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
No

This blender is great at making almond butter. Following the instructions in the blender's companion recipe book, it takes around five minutes to blend sticky, spreadable almond butter. You may need to use the tamper to fully incorporate the almonds into the mix. The butter is a bit grainy when you taste it, but it isn't noticeable once you spread it on toast.

8.5
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Preparation Time
< 1 min
Texture
Smooth

The Vitamix 7500 is amazing for making smoothies. It takes around a minute to blend a silky, well-blended smoothie. You may need to use the tamper to incorporate leafy greens like kale in the mix.

0
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
No Other Jar
Preparation Time
N/A
Texture
No Other Jar

The Vitamix 7500 doesn't come with any additional jars.

10
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
0.5 min
Ice Quality
Snow Like

The Vitamix 7500 is incredible for crushing ice. Using the pulse mode, it makes snow-like ice in about 30 seconds.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
No
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
No

Unlike the Vitamix A2500, this blender doesn't have any programs or modes.

8.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Simple

This blender is easy to clean. The container, lid, removable center part of the lid, and tamper aren't dishwasher-safe and can only be hand-washed. However, you can easily clean most messes using hot water and soap. You may need to use a cleaning tool like a brush to clean up stickier messes like almond butter under the blades, but the mess comes off easily.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
Yes
Additional Jugs
No
Juicer Attachment
No
Food Processing Attachment
No
Heating Element
No
Noise Dome
No
Tamper
Yes
Vacuum Pump
No
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size
No

This blender doesn't have a lot of extra features. However, you can use it to hot blend, which is great if you want to make soups, sauces, and other hot foods. It also comes with a tamper to help incorporate ingredients into the mix while you're blending.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

The Vitamix 7500 blender comes in three different color variants: Black, Red, and White. We tested the Red model, but we expect the other variants to perform similarly.

You can also purchase this blender with several different accessories, including a 32-ounce container, a 20-ounce cup container, and a scraper accessory. We only tested the 64-ounce container, and these attachments may perform differently.

Compared to other blenders

The Vitamix 7500 is a pretty straightforward, yet very versatile full-size blender. It doesn't come with any preset modes, and it isn't Bluetooth-compatible like some of Vitamix's other models such as the Vitamix A2300. However, it performs well with a variety of uses, and can easily make smoothies, almond butter, and snow-like crushed ice. It comes in several different colors, and its 64-ounce main jar is suitable for making large batches of your favorite foods.

Vitamix 5200

The Vitamix 5200 and the Vitamix 7500 are very similar blenders, but you may prefer one over the other. The 7500 comes with a pulse mode, unlike the 5200, but the 5200 lets you choose between "High" and "Variable" speed settings. The 5200 can blend a slightly silkier smoothie in less time than the 7500, and it also makes a smoother, less grainy-textured almond butter. That said, both blenders have a very versatile performance.

Vitamix A3500

The Vitamix A3500 comes with more features than the straightforward Vitamix 7500. The A3500's control panel gives you access to a timer and several preset modes. It has a self-clean program and it's dishwasher-safe, unlike the 7500. As it's part of Vitamix's Ascent series, you can purchase different jars for the A3500 that use Self-Detect technology to automatically adjust the blender's settings based on their size. The A3500 is also Bluetooth-compatible, and you can use its companion app to access even more preset modes. That said, the 7500 still has an outstanding overall performance, and it produces a smoother, better-blended, less grainy smoothie than the A3500.

Vitamix A2300

The Vitamix A2300 comes with more features than the Vitamix 7500. The A2300 comes with a self-clean program, a timer, and it's dishwasher-safe, unlike the 7500. As it's part of Vitamix's Ascent series, you can purchase different-size jars for the A2300 that use Self-Detect technology to automatically adjust the blender's settings based on size. The A2300 is also Bluetooth-compatible and its companion app offers lots of different preset modes. The A2300 is better for making almond butter, but the 7500 is better for crushing ice. The 7500 is a solid choice if you're looking for a straightforward blender, but if you want more features, check out the A2300.

Vitamix Explorian E310

The Vitamix 7500 and the Vitamix Explorian E310 are similar blenders, and depending on your usage, you may prefer one over the other. The Explorian E310 is dishwasher-safe, unlike the 7500, and it does a better job incorporating leafy greens like kale into smoothies. However, the 7500 creates snow-like crushed ice, and it's a bit easier to clean. Both are straightforward blenders with a versatile overall performance.

Vitamix A2500

The Vitamix A2500 has more features than the Vitamix 7500, but overall, both blenders have a very versatile performance. The A2500 is part of Vitamix's Ascent Series, so you can get different-size jars sold separately that use Self-Detect technology to automatically adjust the blender's settings based on size. It also comes with preset modes, a self-clean program, and a timer, and it's Bluetooth-compatible, so you can access additional preset modes using a companion app. The A2500 also does a better job making smooth, spreadable almond butter.

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