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Vitamix 5200 vs Pro 300 + tall container?

fallenguru | Jul 22, 202003:52 AM     5

This is a question for those who've experience with C-series and G-series Vitamixes, as well as using the C-series' containers on a G-series.

I'm torn between getting the 5200, and getting the Pro 300 plus an additional narrow-based container (64 oz / 2 l, or possibly 48 oz / 1.4 l).

In theory, the second option should give me the best of both worlds, the lower minimum capacity of the narrow-based container and the extra smoothness of the broader-based one's higher blade speed. In practice ... who knows? All the "reviewers" ever do with them is smoothies ...

Which option will give me better results (read: smoother consistency), which is more versatile in culinary applications? Can you think of any tasks either of them would do significantly better or worse at? Or is it a toss-up?

I have a Magimix (Robot Coupe), so I wouldn't use the blender for food processor tasks.

The fine print: I'm in EU, in a country with a strange model selection and stranger pricing. For example, I can't get refurbished; the E310 is available, but if you price in an extra 64 oz / 2 l container, it costs as much as the other two. I am not interested in the Ascent series at all, nor presets.

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