Vitamix 5200 Blender

The Vitamix is the essential link between good health and full-time travel.

Homemade smoothies, nut butters, compound butter, bullion, healthy golden milk – even household cleansers, body lotions and powders.

For us, the Vitamix is essential. We’re adventurous cooks and as we travel we love to try the local foods. But some foods such as mayonnaise and salad dressings are just easier to make when the only alternative is to drive around a small town in a strange region to search for product.

Using raw ingredients, we make dozens of own foods, condiments, dips and spreads.

If we’re ever in need of a recipe for a BBQ sauce or fig jam, Vitamix has a recipe to guide us.

To grind nuts and grains, we use the dry grains container. I bake with gluten-free flour – usually almond and oat – but that product is difficult to find in some areas. Also, freshly milled flour tastes so much better. With the Vitamix, I can mill just enough for each recipe – and it only takes a couple of minutes.

Allergies prevent me from using many household products, but with the Vitamix, I can whip up a batch of hand sanitizer scented to my preference with essential oils.

From gazpacho, frozen summer desserts (with all that fruit we buy at Harvest Hosts), fondue after a cold winter hike, and recipes for the sweet potatoes which we always keep onboard because they are so healthy, versatile, have a long shelf life and are easy to store … the Vitamix is our ideal travel companion.

Our LIB kitchen would be incomplete without it.







  • Variable Speed Control: Easily adjust speed to achieve a variety of textures. The dial can be rotated at any point during the blend, so you’re in complete control.
  • Large Batches: The size and shape of the self-cleaning 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches.
  • Electrical Ratings: 120 Volts, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 Amps
  • Hot Soup: The blades in the Vitamix container reach speeds fast enough to create friction heat, bringing cold ingredients to steaming hot in about six minutes.
  • Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades: Our aircraft-grade stainless steel blades are designed to handle the toughest ingredients, so from the first blend to the last, you get the same quality results.
  • Self-Cleaning: With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
  • What’s in the Box: motor base, 64 oz. container, getting started guide, DVD, classic tamper

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