Are you looking for a high performance blender? Then you should consider getting either the Vita Prep 3 or Vitamix 5200. But the question still remains, how will you know which one between the two is the right blender for you? To answer this question, we will pit Vita Prep 3 vs Vitamix 5200, therefore, helping you choose between these two blenders.
Why consider any one of these two blenders?
You probably know that not all blenders are the same. In other words, not all of them can do a good job blending your ingredients, but the Vitamix Prep 3 and the Vitamix 5200 standout. Choosing between these two blenders depends on where you will be using it. What we mean by this is, consider whether you will be using it in your home kitchen or professional kitchen. If you need a blender to use in your home kitchen, then go for the Vitamix 5200. But if you need one for your professional kitchen, then the Vitamix Prep 3 is what you need. Let us start by describing the important features of Vita Prep 3.
1. It can endure a professional kitchen’s demands
The Vita Prep 3 can endure all that is thrown at it in a professional kitchen. The reason why it can do this is because it has a motor with a peak output of 3 horsepower. With such a powerful motor, the Vita Prep 3 can easily blend ingredients such as tough vegetables, whole foods, and ice among others. Also, this powerful motor makes it possible for you to puree, blend, chop, and grind ingredient without much hustle. This motor also has a powerful and very efficient cooling system. This cooling system allows it to run for an extended period without the risk of it overheating.
The Vitamix 5200, on the other hand, comes with a 2 peak horsepower motor. This motor is built in Sweden and is capable of spinning the blender’s blades at revolutions of up to 37,000 per minute. For cooling, this blender uses a radial cooling fan. This cooling fan is complemented by a thermal protection system. The radial fan and thermal protection system work together making sure the motor does not overheat and burn out.
2. Simple and easy to use switches and controls
The Vita Prep 3 has a simple and easy to use control panel. This panel has an accelerator toggle on the right side that you can use to control the speed of the blender, therefore, ensuring that you only get the right texture for your ingredients. At the middle there is a manually operated dial. This dial is used to manually change the speed of the blender between 1 and 10. On the left, there is an on/off toggle.
The control panel of the Vitamix 5200 is similar to that of the Prep 3, with the same switches and knobs.
The Vitamix 5200 comes with a 64 oz container. When the container is sitting on top of the motor base, the blender stands 20.5″ tall. The base measures 8.75″ deep by 7.25″ wide. The whole blender weighs only 10.5625 lbs. It also comes with a 6 feet long 3-pronged power cord. The power cord is stored beneath the motor base allowing you to only pull out and use the length that you need. This blender is available in five colors; brushed stainless, platinum, white, black, and red.
The Vitamix Prep 3 also comes with a 64 oz container. It stands 20.3″ tall when the container is sitting on top of the motor base. Its base measures 8″ wide by 9″ deep. The Vita Prep 3 weighs only 13.8 lbs. The blender comes with 2 feet long 3-pronged power cord. It also has a tamper tool. This tool is used to push ingredients down to the blade eliminating the need of your hand coming into contact with the blade. Also, you will receive a 54-page recipe book when you purchase the Vita Prep 3. This book contains recipes together with methods and variations that you can use when preparing several menu items. This cookbook is ideal for someone who runs a catering business or owns a restaurant.
How the two models compare
The Vita Prep 3 is more powerful than the 5200. This is because; the Prep 3 has a peak output of 3 horsepower, while the 5200 has 2 horsepower. Both the Prep 3 and 5200 have a cooling system that also has a thermal protection system. The only difference is that the Prep 3’s system is more powerful. This is because it comes with an advanced cooling fan that is designed to effectively cool its powerful motor. After pitting Vita Prep 3 vs Vitamix 5200, we conclude that the former is more powerful than the later.