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VITAMIX Reconditioned Next Generation Blender for $279.95 @ Vitamix.com + Free Shipping

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How does this compare to the 5300?
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How does this compare to the 5300?
The link says it compares to the 7500, which is this. This also lists the 5300 in it's chart.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LQT6...=emc_b_5_i

https://joyofblending.com/which-vitamix-to-buy/ <- Updated a few days ago and seems to give a lot of info. The "reviews" on top of google all seem paid. This may be paid but at least it's paid to inform of differences.

"The 5300 and 6500 are a bit louder than the G-Series bases, which have sound-dampening technology not present in the C-Series bases. At the same price point, I would prefer the 7500."

C-Series vs. G-Series (Next Generation)?
(Vitamix 5200 vs. 7500, and Vitamix Professional Series 500 vs. Professional Series 750)
G-Series Container-150pxVitamix released the "Next Generation," aka "G-Series," models in 2012. Both the base and the pitcher have an updated design. The base has slightly better sound muffling and also has better airflow which means that it can work harder before it overheats. To go with the better-cooled motor, the updated pitcher has a 4-inch blade instead of the Standard/Classic "C-Series" 3-inch blade. The 4-inch blade is in a shorter and wider container that has the same capacity as the 64-oz C-Series container.

Advantages of the wider design:
• less need for the tamper (ingredients fall into the blades more easily)
• better chopping capability (you can course-chop more ingredients at a time)
• easier to scrape thick mixtures out
Advantage of shorter design:
• easier storage (at 17.5" tall, the container with lid on the base fits under standard kitchen cabinets)
Advantages of the 4-inch blade:
• faster processing time
• under some circumstances, marginally smoother blends

The one disadvantage of the new container is that for small volumes of under ~2 cups it does not work quite as well as the C-Series narrow container. The G-Series wider design causes two things to happen. First, there is more splashing up onto the inside of the lid and upper walls of the container, which means you lose a small amount of your blend unless you carefully scrape off the lid and walls. Second, you need slightly more volume to cover the blades and get good circulation going. The minimum volume to blend depends on what you are blending, and also on how much effort you are willing to spend pushing ingredients back into the blades. For example, for best results, the narrow containers can make nut butter easily by starting with 3 cups of nuts, whereas the wider Next Generation containers do best with 4 cups of nuts. For easier, more liquidy, blends, you can go below 1 cup in either container, but Next Generation containers will splash around more.

This disadvantage is a non-issue if most of your blends are over 2 cups, or if you are willing to spend a bit more to buy an additional narrow container, which will give you the best of both worlds. I like the 32-oz container for this purpose, although the 48-oz container has the same narrow bottom so it works just as well. The 48-oz container is just a bit bulkier on the outside because it sits outside the centering posts instead of inside of them, and its top is wider as well.

(The narrow C-Series Vitamix containers are compatible with G-Series models, but the G-Series containers are not recommended for use on C-Series models. The longer G-Series blades increase the load, and Vitamix does not recommend the C-Series cooling system for those increased loads.)



Then it goes on to say about the model you are using:

They are a hybrid between a 6300 and a 7500. They use the wide Next Gen (G-Series) container but they have a Classic (C-Series) base. The 5300 has variable speed and a pulse control switch, and has no presets. Meanwhile, the 6500 has the same three presets as the 6300. (Further evidence of equivalence between the 5300/6500 and C-Series models is on the Reconditioned C-Series 6300/Pro 500 page: it says its base may be a 6500.)

The reconditioned 5300 is the most affordable option for a machine with the short/wide container.

The strange thing about these models is that previously Vitamix stated that Next Gen containers should not be used on Classic bases because they do not have the updated airflow design that cools the motor more effectively.

I strongly suspect that the 5300 has the same microprocessor speed control as the 7500, Pro 750, and 6300, just without the presets. (You can read about the speed control of the different machines on my Vitamix RPM measurement page.) The microprocessor speed control should help protect the motor when using the wide container at high loads and very low speeds, but at maximum speed it shouldn't make a difference. The marketing copy for the 5300 says that it comes "with a faster, yet quieter, motor," but I am skeptical of those claims [Update: interestingly, Vitamix removed that phrase].

The 5300 and 6500 are a bit louder than the G-Series bases, which have sound-dampening technology not present in the C-Series bases. At the same price point, I would prefer the 7500.
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This model looks very similar to the one sold at costco (E320) but according to actual model # it shouldn't be the same as the one sold at costco (typically for $279).
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Compared to the 5300 - it is louder, that is about it. Otherwise the pretty much the same. If sound level is important to you than the next gen is a better option.

5300 vs 7500 [gotgreensrevolution.com]
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This model looks very similar to the one sold at costco (E320) but according to actual model # it shouldn't be the same as the one sold at costco (typically for $279).
It is not the same as the E320, it is very similar but like the 5300, it also does not have the sound dampening technology.
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I was able to buy a $140 coupon for $89 on eBay further reducing the price. My understanding is you can use 2 $70 coupons or 1 $140 coupon from a recent settlement. Saves an additional $50.
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Anybody have input versus the Ninja 1500?

All I know is I have a K-Aid that gets it's ass kicked by Ice.
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Anybody have input versus the Ninja 1500?

All I know is I have a K-Aid that gets it's ass kicked by Ice.
Vitamix is the best in the business and is used by professional chefs, restaurants, Jamba juice, and Starbucks. Used my for years now and its still as good as new. The refurbished models as basically brand new and they can crush anything you throw at it.
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Anybody have input versus the Ninja 1500?

All I know is I have a K-Aid that gets it's ass kicked by Ice.
You're comparing a ~$180 ($140 on sale) blender vs a ~$500 ($270 reconditioned) blender. The Vitamix is obviously better. It will handle ice just fine. Vitamix and Blendtec are the best in the business.
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You're comparing a ~$70 ($50 on sale) blender vs a ~$350 (270 reconditioned) blender. The Vitamix is obviously better. It will handle ice just fine. Vitamix and Blendtec are the best in the business.
Please link me to a Ninja 1500 for $50.
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Vitamix is the best in the business and is used by professional chefs, restaurants, Jamba juice, and Starbucks. Used my for years now and its still as good as new. The refurbished models as basically brand new and they can crush anything you throw at it.

Vitamix might be great, but "best in the business" doesn't mean anything. Some people love Breville Espresso machines. Some other people know they are garbage. Because the name is known doesn't answer any questions.
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these latest models are redesigned to solve the black specks coming from Vitamix containers (aka black flecks, dust, particles, or residue.) ?
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Please link me to a Ninja 1500 for $50.
My apologies, you are correct. I was thinking of the 1000W from Costco.

While I understand you may be wary of Vitamix, you also need to understand many companies use them in intense high use settings multiple times a day throughout the year. They (and Blendtec) have exceptional warranties to back up their claims (5-10 years). The Ninja has a 1 year warranty for comparison.

Also, the most interesting thing is that Vitamix blades are not sharp, they are actually blunt/dull to the touch. They have such a powerful motor, they do not need to slice/cut things up. They literally pulverize whatever is inside the container. You can even make hot soup with it.

Now, I see that some Ninja 1500 systems are multi use, so you may want that for uses besides blending things well.
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these latest models are redesigned to solve the black specks coming from Vitamix containers (aka black flecks, dust, particles, or residue.) ?
Yes, the new fatter and flatter containers should avoid that.
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