After almost two years of long-term testing, we’d say it’s about 85 percent as good as our former pick, the Vitamix 5200, but at roughly 40 percent the price. That includes guides to food processors and immersion blenders, and prior reviews of blenders. Stopwatch and Timers: A number of clinical tests require timing.
The Ninja Professional was also recommended by Consumer Reports. Waring Pro MX1000R: Didn’t get high enough reviews to seriously consider for this review. L’Equip RPM Professional: Didn’t get high enough reviews to seriously consider for this review. Also great: For avid cooks and perfectionists Upgrade pick For avid cooks Vitamix 5200 Our prior top pick blends more gracefully than any of the 19 other blenders we’ve tested.
Also make sure the blender jar is filled at least 25 percent full. Test Chart XPert has completely changed the way I practice. It is by far the most cost-effective way of giving your practice a high tech feel. The Vitamix, Waring, Cleanblend, and Blendtec made finer smoothies. The Vitamix’s calmer blending was another aspect that set it apart from the equally priced Blendtec Designer, whose soup setting created a tornado in a jar. Froothie: Another budget Vitamix-ish looking machine. We couldn’t find enough user reviews, or editorial reviews, to warrant calling it in.