The unique features of the Vitamix Professional Series 500 promise results that are restaurant-quality, no matter how you choose to mix it up! Enjoy pre-programmed convenience on the most popular processes along with the culinary creativity that comes with our popular variable speed and pulse features! Three convenient Pre-Programmed Settings are time-saving and easy-to-use with consistent results for every process, every time. Vitamix Professional Series 500 is ideal for Smoothies, Hot Soups, and Frozen Desserts. The Pulse Feature offers greater control in processing and refines texture to your individual taste. The Variable Speed Control provides unlimited versatility in the home kitchen, go from Low to High in one smooth motion. With variable speed control you control the blades allowing for flexibility and creativity - fine chop, grind or fully blend ingredients all in one container. The blade is laser-cut, one piece blade assembly. Superior cutting edges join forces with a pulverizing process. Powerful 2-Peak Horsepower motor propels the blade tip speed up to 240 miles-per-hour to blend even the toughest ingredients. BPA-Free, shatter-proof container with easy grip handle is designed to create a powerful vortex to force ingredients up from the blades and back down the center for thorough processing. The Brushed Stainless Finish is an elegant, fashion-forward gourmet look. The finish is fingerprint-resistant and easy-to-clean. The Vitamix Professional Series 500 also comes with "Create", an easel-design recipe book which saves counter space and is packed with over 300 easy-to-prepare recipes from some of the country's top professional chefs, including Joanne, Weir, Michael Symon and Hugh Carpenter. A "Let's Get Started" Cooking Class on DVD and owner's manual included. 7-year Performance Warranty guarantees performance as well as parts for 7 years. "It's not a blender - It's a Vitamix!"
Amazon.com Product Description
With its commercial-grade 2-plus peak horsepower motor, this versatile countertop appliance works great for blending, pureeing, chopping, mixing, and more. The blender features a laser-cut stainless-steel blade that can crush through ice in seconds, a patented tamper for processing thick mixtures, and variable speed control for processing at just the right speed for the task at hand. Its user-friendly controls also include a convenient "pulse" option and three pre-programmed settings for Smoothies, Hot Soups, and Frozen Desserts for consistent, foolproof results every time. In addition, the blender's oversized 64-ounce BPA-free jar creates a powerful vortex that forces ingredients up from the blade and back down through the center to ensure thorough blending. Other highlights include a generous jar handle, a spill-proof vented lid with a removable insert, a fingerprint-resistant brushed stainless-steel finish, and nonslip feet for stability during operation. Make everything from delicious homemade dips, pureed soups, creamy sauces, and appetizers to dressings, desserts, beverages, fruit smoothies, and more--the options are endless. A recipe book with 100 gourmet recipes and an instructional "Getting Started" cooking-class video come included. The blender measures 8-4/5 by 7-1/5 by 20 inches.
- Commercial-grade 2+ Peak Horsepower Motor
- Large-capacity 64-ounce BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester container
- Spill-proof vented lid with removable plug
- Patented Tamper for processing thicker mixtures
- Made in the USA, 120V
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 8.8 x 7.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 18 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B002KAPEPO
- Item model number: 1710
Average Customer Review (98 customer reviews)
Vitamix? Yes!... This model? Maybe..., By Jackytar
July 25, 2011
First of all, let me join the others in saying that this appliance can truly be life-changing and I should have purchased it years ago. If you are considering this blender to eat healthier by adding fruits, vegetables and other natural, nutritious foods to your daily diet then don't wait. In just couple of weeks I have learned the basics and use my Vitamix at least once daily. I've lost weight and feel better, and I eat out just for the convenience much less. The ingredients to make a smoothie and many other recipes keep well in the fridge and freezer and it is easy and economical to have a healthy meal at hand.However, this particular Vitamix may be over-kill for most. You pay around an extra $100 for the 3 presets over the 5200 model but they only add a small measure of convenience in my experience. The hot soup setting doesn't make the soup all that hot. I made a small batch of tomato soup and I had to transfer it to the stove for a bit before serving. In other words,...
Believe it or not, it IS worth it IF you use it!, By AZMIKE
March 20, 2010
Never thought we would spend this kind of money for a mixer/blender! But we did and love it!! Use it everyday for smoothies, salad dressings, frozen desserts etc etc. It is a workhorse and works as advertised. Saves a lot of time. We grate parmesan cheese and its perfect every time. Margaritas, fresh peanut butter..I could go on and on or maybe I have. Haha. Anyway, if in your budget, buy it.
I would buy this AGAIN!, By Marilyn Lanini
July 2, 2010
I had a choice of Vitamix or Blendtek. I chose Vitamix, my friend and neighbor chose Blendtek. We have been able to compare. My Vitamix has the push stick that is ingenius! It is designed to push the food just to the blades and no further without removing the top. Blendtek does not have this feature and my friend has to constantly remove the top and push with a spoon, shutting down the machine or spray the kitchen with food if she does not. Her Blendtek is SO loud she can be heard using her machine 5 houses away! Then neighbors have asked her NOT to use her Blendtek until after 9:am in the morning as a courtesy! When she first recieved her machine, the police were called to check on her home thinking there was illegal construction going on. Too funny! My Vitamix does not have these problems and will grind anything you feed it. I have made hot fresh soup, 3 different sorbets, and countless smoothies, ground coffee beans, and cracker dough. I would buy this again, and my...