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Vitamix 7500 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 08, 2022 at 09:58 am
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9.2
Multi-Purpose
8.8
Smoothies (Single Serving)
9.6
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
9.7
Ice Crushing
9.6
Soups
9.1
Professional Use

The Vitamix 7500 is a straightforward, full-size blender with a large capacity, 64-ounce main jar. It has a 2-part lid, so you can add ingredients mid-blend or use the tamper without taking off the lid. It doesn't have any automatic blending programs but offers a wide range of speed settings. Its components aren't dishwasher-safe, but it's easy to wash by hand.

Our Verdict

9.2 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.
8.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Vitamix 7500 is excellent for single-serve smoothies. It makes a very smooth puree with small batches of fibrous ingredients, so smoothies with fruit or leafy greens turn out silky-smooth. This sturdy blender doesn't have a dishwasher-safe jar, but it's easy to clean by hand. Unfortunately, when you're working with small batches, ingredients tend to splash up the sides of the jar. You may need to stop blending and scrape the sides with a spatula to get the best results.

Pros
  • Easy to hand-wash.
  • Well-built.
  • Large capacity 64-ounce main jar.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
9.6 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Vitamix 7500 is fantastic for multiple servings of smoothies. Its 64-ounce pitcher can fit enough for a big batch, and your smoothies will turn out nearly perfectly smooth, even if you add fibrous ingredients like kale or blueberries. It easily makes snow-like crushed ice, so ice cubes or frozen fruit are no problem. It's not dishwasher-safe, but it's easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to hand-wash.
  • Well-built.
  • Large capacity 64-ounce main jar.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
9.7 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.
9.6 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.
9.1 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 has an impressive overall performance and can be used to hot blend. Unfortunately, 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.
  • 9.2 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 9.6 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 9.7 Ice Crushing
  • 9.6 Soups
  • 9.1 Professional Use
  1. Updated Dec 08, 2022: Revised text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Sep 29, 2022: Added a note that the newly-reviewed Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance is easier to clean by hand.
  3. Updated Sep 07, 2022: Noted that the recently-reviewed Vitamix Venturist V1200 is a similar blender with a clear plastic lid.
  4. Updated Aug 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  5. Updated Sep 16, 2020: Review published.
  6. Updated Sep 09, 2020: Early access published.

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 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 have any blending programs and isn't Bluetooth-compatible like some of Vitamix's other models, like the Vitamix A2300. However, it performs well with a variety of uses and can easily make well-blended smoothies, soups, nut 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.

If you're looking for other options, take a look at our recommendations for the best blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best Vitamix blenders

Vitamix 5200

The Vitamix 5200 is a little better than the Vitamix 7500. The 5200 makes a smoother blend with small batches of ingredients, like for a single-serve smoothie. It's easier to use for nut butter. It's also lighter. On the other hand, the 7500 is quieter and is better suited for crushing ice.

Vitamix Professional Series 750

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 is a little better than the Vitamix 7500 for most purposes. The 750 delivers a better blending performance since it's more suitable for making single-serve smoothies in its main jar and nut butter. It has a few automatic blending programs. Then again, the 7500 is slightly better built and quieter.

Vitamix Explorian E520

The Vitamix 7500 is a bit better than the Vitamix Explorian E310. The 7500 is sturdier and much quieter when it's running. That said, the Explorian's 48-ounce main jar offers better performance for some uses, like processing small amounts of fibrous ingredients. It's also better for making nut butter, but the 7500 is great for that purpose too.

Vitamix 5300

The Vitamix 7500 and the Vitamix 5300 are very similar, but the 7500 has a slight edge because it's better built and significantly quieter. That said, the 7500 does a much better job processing small batches of fibrous ingredients, so it's better suited for making single-serve smoothies.

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. It produces a better result with small batches of fibrous ingredients, so it's a little more suitable for single-serve smoothies. On the other hand, the 7500 is easier to use for crushing ice. You might prefer its more straightforward design, and it makes less noise when it's running.

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 is 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 adjust the 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.

Vitamix A2500

The Vitamix A2500 has more features than the Vitamix 7500, but overall, they perform pretty similarly. The A2500's controls include automatic blending programs and a digital blending time indicator. Its jar is dishwasher-safe and better for processing small batches of ingredients, like for a single-serve smoothie. However, you might like the 7500's simpler controls. It's quieter and better for crushing ice.

Vitamix Explorian E310

The Vitamix 7500 is a bit better than the Vitamix Explorian E310. It's slightly better built and has a bigger 64-ounce capacity. It's better for ice-crushing and much quieter when it's running. The Explorian is better suited for making nut butter and is better at processing small batches of fibrous ingredients for recipes like single-serve smoothies. Its jar and lid are also dishwasher-safe, unlike the 7500's.

Vitamix A3300

You might prefer either the Vitamix A3300 or the Vitamix 7500. They perform similarly overall, but the A3300 is better for small batches of fibrous ingredients, so it can make silkier single-serve kale smoothies. It's marginally quieter and its components are dishwasher-safe. It also has more extra features, like automatic blending programs. On the other hand, the 7500 has simpler controls you might prefer. It takes less time to make snow-like crushed ice.

KitchenAid K400

The Vitamix 7500 is better for most purposes than the KitchenAid K400. The Vitamix is better built, crushes ice more quickly, and is much easier to use for thicker recipes like nut butter or hummus. It's also easier to clean by hand and quieter when it's running. Then again, the KitchenAid makes a smoother blend with small batches of ingredients like kale, so it's better for single-serve drinks like smoothies.

Vitamix Venturist V1200

The Vitamix Venturist V1200 is better than the Vitamix 7500. It's better for pureeing small batches of fibrous ingredients, thanks to the 20-ounce personal jar that comes included. A few design features also set it apart, including a programmable timer and a clear lid for the main jar. On the other hand, the 7500 is significantly quieter.

Blendtec Designer 725

The Vitamix 7500 is a better blender than the Blendtec Designer 725. The Vitamix is better built, quieter, and has a more versatile performance since you can use it for hot blending. It makes much smoother nut butter. However, the Blendtec comes with a personal jar for single-serve drinks like smoothies, and using that jar does a better job of processing small batches of fibrous ingredients like kale.

Blendtec Classic 575

The Vitamix 7500 is a better blender than the Blendtec Classic 575. The Vitamix is much better built and quieter when it's running. It produces much smoother nut butter with less effort on your part. On the other hand, the Blendtec has a bigger capacity in its main jar. Its blunt blades make it easier to clean by hand, and it's dishwasher-safe. It makes a smoother blend with small batches of fibrous ingredients, meaning it can make a better single-serve smoothie.

NutriBullet Blender Combo

The Vitamix 7500 is better than the NutriBullet Blender Combo. The Vitamix has a better build quality and can crush ice. It also does a much better job of making nut butter. On the other hand, the NutriBullet does a better job of processing small batches of fibrous ingredients.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System [BL770, BL770AMZ, BL771]

The Vitamix 7500 is better than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System for most uses. The Vitamix is much sturdier, quieter, and performs better for most uses. It's also easier to clean by hand. However, the Ninja comes with personal jars that can produce a smoother blend when you're working with small batches of fibrous ingredients.

NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo

The Vitamix 7500 is better than the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo. The Vitamix is more versatile since it can crush ice and easily makes smooth nut butter. It's also better built and has a wider range of speed settings. On the other hand, the NutriBullet comes with personal jars for single-serve smoothies and has a few automatic blending programs.

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System

The Vitamix 7500 is a better full-size blender than the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System. The Vitamix is significantly better built and quieter. It can hot blend and does a much better job of pureeing big batches of fibrous ingredients, meaning it can make a smoother recipe of something like broccoli soup. On the other hand, thanks to its extra jars and accessories, the Ninja makes a better single-serve smoothie and is easier to use for nut butter. It also comes with an extra blade to help with forming dough. 

KitchenAid K150

The Vitamix 7500 is better than the KitchenAid K150. It has a better build quality, a larger capacity, and it's easier to clean by hand. It makes a smoother blend with big batches of fibrous ingredients, more snow-like crushed ice, and is easier to use for thicker recipes like nut butter. However, the KitchenAid is a smaller, lighter blender. It's quieter, and while it doesn't perform as well for most uses, it can make a smoother blend with small batches of fibrous ingredients, which is nice if you like to make single-serve smoothies with leafy greens or fruit.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
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 blender is big. It's pretty tall and heavy, meaning you can store it directly on your kitchen counter or in a large cupboard.

9.5
Design
Build Quality

This blender is extremely well-built. 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.

9.0
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
64.0 oz (1,893 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

The jar has a large 64-ounce capacity, which is typical for a full-size blender.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
No

The jar and lid are made of plastic. Unlike other models from this manufacturer, like the Vitamix A3500 or Vitamix 2500, none of the blender's components are dishwasher-safe.

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. You can service it 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 can only be hand-washed.

Design
Lid
Two-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. Unlike some Vitamix models, like the Vitamix Venturist V1200, it's made of opaque plastic, so you can't down into the blender. However, 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
8.9
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
8.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.0

It's excellent for small batches of fibrous ingredients. The jar is wider at the bottom than blenders like the Vitamix 5200, so when you're working with a small recipe, like for a single-serve smoothie, ingredients splash up the sides of the jar, even at low speeds. For the best results, you need to use a spatula to scrape the walls of the jar. Overall, it's a very easy process and makes a very smooth puree with ingredients like kale.

10
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
10
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

It does an outstanding job of processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. When blending a big batch of ingredients like broccoli or kale, there's no issue with the ingredients splashing up the sides of the jar. As a result, it's an extremely easy, hands-off process, and the final mixture is virtually perfectly smooth.

10
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
10
Crushed Ice Texture
10

It's incredible for crushing ice. Using the pulse mode, it makes snow-like ice in about 30 seconds.

8.6
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
8.0
Nut Butter Texture
9.0

This blender is excellent for nut butter. If you start at a low speed and ramp up to high, it's easy and quick to use to make nut butter. For the best results, you need to take off the lid partway through the process in and use a spatula to scrape the walls of the jar. Overall it's still very easy, but models like the Vitamix 5200 produce better results, and you don't need to remove the lid during the process.

7.1
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
93.4 dB

It's not particularly loud for a full-size blender, but you can find quieter models, like the Wolf Gourmet Pro Performance or the Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
1,400 RPM
Max Speed
22,800 RPM
Power
1,640 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

There's a wide range of speed settings, so you can start at a low speed and slowly ramp up to high.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
Yes
Speed Presets
0
Speed Dial
Yes
Hot Blending
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
0
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

It has simple controls that consist of an on/off toggle, a switch for pulse mode, and a speed dial. The dial has markings for speeds 1-10, but there are no set increments, meaning you can make small adjustments to the speed. The pulse switch activates the blender for as long as you hold it down and stops it when the switch is released.

7.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's easy to clean. Running the blender with soap and water in the jar takes care of much of the leftover residue. You need to wipe the lid, inside of the jar, and blade assembly with a sponge or brush, but it's not particularly time-consuming or difficult. If you want something easier to clean, the Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance's blades have blunt edges, which makes it easier to clean by hand.

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