Vitamix 5300 Blender B00SZ3DHDQ
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Versatile, powerful blender with special tamper and overheat protection

The Vitamix 5300 blender follows in the 5200 model’s footsteps and improves on existing features. The 5300 has a 2.1 HP motor that easily cuts through tough fruits, veggies, and other solid ingredients to create perfectly-smooth concoctions. You can also chop, grind, churn, and even heat with this blender. Other features include overheat protection and a specially-designed tamper, which this article will describe in more detail.

2.1 HP motor

Like the Vitamix 5200, the 5300 has a 2.1 HP motor. This motor is designed to work faster and quieter, so you can quickly blend or chop fruits, veggies, and more into the perfect consistency without feeling like you’re shaking the whole neighborhood with noise.

Specially-designed tamper

Along with a great motor, you also get a specially-designed tamper. A tamper is the part of the blender used to push thicker ingredients towards the blade, so they get blended thoroughly. The Vitamix 5300’s tamper is low-profile and has a special collar so the tamper itself never touches the blades. Ingredients like peanut butter or yogurt are thoroughly mixed.

64-ounce container

The blender’s pitcher holds 64 ounces and is the perfect size for storage. It fits under most cabinets, so you don’t have to have it out all the time when you’re not using it.



There’s a lot you can do with the Vitamix 5300. In addition to blending drinks, you can cream, grind, churn, chop, and heat. The blender is perfect for blending hot, creamed soups or churning ice cream. If you like to learn how to make an excellent smoothie, take a look at the the Washington Post’s infographic that explains the basics very well.

Easy to clean

Cleaning is often the most obnoxious part of blender-ownership. With the 5300 blender, it’s easy. Just fill the container with warm water and a little soup and run on high for 30 seconds. The clean water will wash away any smoothie or food remnants, and you don’t have to do any sponging or scraping,

Protected from overheating

All that blending and chopping and churning can cause your blender to overheat. Overheating gradually burns out the motor. Luckily, the 5300 is shielded from this. It has a thermal protection system and radical cooling fan so even as it works hard to break down ice or root veggies, the motor is protected.



The Vitamix 5300 is really expensive. It’s a top-shelf blender that can do just about everything, but its price limits who can afford it. However, if you’re going to spend a lot of money on a kitchen appliance, a blender would be the appliance to really splurge on. You can do much with this blender besides making smoothies, like making dips, soups, nut butters, frozen desserts, flour blends, and salad dressings.

Overall Review

For a versatile, powerful blender, it’s hard to beat Vitamixes. The 5300 is no exception. It’s designed to handle the toughest, thickest ingredients (thanks to its tamper), and it’s 2.1 HP motor is protected from overheating, so you can blend, chop, and grind just about everything without having to worry the blender will break down with frequent use. Because of its quality, the Vitamix 5300 blender is expensive, but because of its versatility, it can really transform how you cook. If you’re in the market for a really high-quality commercial style blender, check out this one.