On one corner, we have the Vitamix 750, weighing in at 13 pounds, a 64-ounce container, and two color choice. On the other corner is the equally powerful Vitamix 7500, weighing in at 13 pounds, containing a 64-ounce jug, and up to three color choices. Which one is the best?
That’s no easy answer. While they may both look identical, there are differences that make the blenders better suited for some individual preferences over the other. But before we ring the boxing bell, let’s evaluate the Vitamix series as a whole so you can get have a general idea on what’s available in every product from the popular kitchen brand.
Before we compare Vitamix 750 and 7500 features in the ring, look over our brief evaluation on the brand and products they make as a whole, then follow up with the exciting battle to see who comes out as the winner!
Vitamix, based in Ohio, has produced all sorts of blenders, going strong since the early 1920s. Today, the Professional Series is often presented as one of their top sellers. It’s easy to see why. Most of the jars compatible with every blender are interchangeable, meaning they can be used with any Vitamix base that contains the same measurements along the base portion that holds down that jar. Every jar serves its own purpose, with some better suited for fast blends and others catering to soup and smoothie lovers. Pay attention to what jars come with the product you intend to buy as it could be too small or large for what you intend to blend inside.
Another feature seen on most Vitamix blenders is Pulse and Variable Speed Control. Pulse is great for fruits and vegetables, particularly when they should be diced or coarsely chopped. Its the switch located on the left side in the front. When making a soup, you can add your greens and spices into the mix. Flip the pulse switch and allow the contents to slice up, turning the Speed Control up, depending on how smooth you want the texture of the soup to be.
The Variable Speed Control is manually operated. It looks like a volume control on a radio, only this time, you’re turning up the blades instead of the music. Get in the habit of turning the dial down to the last option, which is 1, before you turn on the right-hand switch to activate the blender. If you don’t, you could end up blending something that you intended to come out as diced.
Some Vitamix blenders also feature presets for basic foods. In this case, you wouldn’t need to use the speed dial on every occasion since a simple turn to the indicator that matches the food you’re preparing is all you would need. To go even further, take note that not all Vitamix products have digital timers built into them. To find out the different times on every indicator, you might have to read through the instruction manual.
Cleaning up the Mess
Every Vitamix has automated the process of cleaning up the blenders. It’s a huge plus, especially if you don’t own a dishwasher. Save lots of time by adding warm water into the container, followed by a little dishwashing liquid, and place the jar back onto the base. Turn on the machine and wait a few seconds, then empty to the contents into the sink before rinsing.
If blending thick contents such as peanut or almond butter, you should quickly move the blades into a “jerking” motion, quickly alternating between periods of fast and slow rotations. The food clinging to the blades will come off much easier. Finish by hosing down the inside under the sink, making sure there’s no additional food inside (to avoid bacterial growth and/or corrosion of the blades).
The Main Event: Vitamix 7500 vs 750
Round 1 – Craftsmanship
The build quality in a blender, or any kitchen appliance for that matter, should be a priority in picking which product you will be satisfied with the most. The 750 and 7500 are equally the same in this regard. In fact, both machines basically use the same construction on their exterior when excluding controls placed on the 750. The plastic on both is BPA-free, along with the containers as well. The bottom is built to withstand excessive vibration and perform generally well on the two but will still move around on a hard countertop with no mat or stand underneath the devices. As such, both machines score the same on the external features shown on the base and jugs.
The Winner: Draw
Round 2 – Blades
A good blender with weak blades is the same as going into a boxing match with no gloves. With that said, the 750 and 7500 have the same type of blades available for both products, which tilt upwards slightly and help pull food down into the lower portion of the container.
This feature is best on chunky items you intend to blend or cook since few leftover pieces will lay dormant near the upper surface. Additionally, the blades are stainless steel, sure to last for a long time without dulling quickly. Both products have no difference in how the cutting tools perform and remain identical. As a result, they again remain at a draw for having outstanding blades for slicing through vegetables, fruits, coffee, or any other foods specified as compatible with the blender.
The Winner: Draw
Round 3 – Speed Controls
This is where the match gets interesting. The 7500 has a dial dedicated solely to speed control. As previously mentioned, Variable Speed Control manages the speed in which the blender moves. The higher the number, the faster the blender. You can finetune what you mix with the 7500 and never worry about pressing any buttons (if you don’t need the Pulse feature, that is).
On the 750, the speed dial is for controlling the rate of power driven to the blender but also has five individual presets on the dial for cleaning, frozen foods, purees, soups, and smoothies. During blending, you can change up the style at any time. Furthermore, every preset has a certain amount of time given until it’s finished, so your sundae ice cream concoction won’t oblige you to stand and watch the entire blending take place. Just refer to the manual to see the best choice for your snack, then turn the control to the spot designated.
The clear winner here is the Vitamix 750, although it’s certainly not a landslide. The 7500 is not much of a reduction in features for these controls, and don’t forget about their pulse switches on the side. So, while you get some upgraded tweaks with the 750, it might not be enough for you to consider the machine a must-have or a game changer in any regard. Yet the fact remains that you do have something that the other doesn’t.
The Winner: Vitamix 750
Round 4 – Blending
How do the products manage what you’re cooking? It’s more than just the blades. A solid blender incorporates all aspects of the machine to make properly mixed food for you. The attraction seen in the machines is the ability to cook your soups, prevent “grainy” textures, and break down solid chunks of ice and fruit, including pineapples.
If you were to put both blenders on a table and add the same amount of apples, bananas, milk, and ice, your smoothie would come out the same way when made under similar conditions (either the manually controlled dial on the 7500 or 750 presents). The same goes for other foods as well. In hindsight, the food you make will come out as advertised; just read the instructions to master everything and you should be fine. If you’re trying to blend something a little unordinary, the 750 has the upper hand. Wet Legumes and rice can blend just a little better when under presets. Nut butters also won’t have you flipping through the speed controls like its an old TV tuner. For this round, the 750 takes a slight lead.
The Winner: Vitamix 750
Round 5 – Sound
Noise is one of the largest criticisms on blenders and it seems like the problem persists on every product, no matter the company involved. There are some blenders that try to dampen the noise level a little, yet their motors must get your food blended in some way. While not gauging the decibels level, each blender emits a loud piercing drone that sounds like an antique vacuum when running on speeds higher than 5 on the controls. Without seeing them, there’s no way to make a distinction on which one is the loudest.
If you stay in a place that has multiple tenants living within close proximity, either blender will be heard by others if your walls are thin. Unless there’s some sort of soundproofing placed in your kitchen, it’s something you must adjust to, which isn’t that hard to do since the machines are expected to emit some noise. But if you do want a quieter option between the two, you won’t find one better than the other.
The Winner: Draw
Round 6 – Additions
What’s included along with the blender? Sometimes it’s not always the product that could influence your buying decision but the accessories that it comes with. This is significant to Vitamix since you’ll definitely need extras if they aren’t in the box with your product. Both blenders will, at one point or another, require you to use a tamper to push food down into the bottom. It helps move the process along faster when you have something to stir your contents up with. All Vitamix products are compatible with them, as are these in the ring right now.
Unfortunately, you must purchase them separately from the appliance, something that’s really a drawback when reviewed as a whole. The tamper is wide enough to get close to the bottom near the cutter without damaging them. There’s a safety shield along the top that blocks it three-quarters of the way down. Another missing feature is the handy cookbook, not available on either again. Vitamix 7500 reviews sometimes point this out since the machine does not have features that would help cover the same techniques shown on the other’s predetermined controls. The one saving grace in the category, as attested before, is the various containers able to be housed on the blenders since they both share the same superficial layout. To end this round, the 7500/750 earn a draw.
The Winner: Draw
Round 7 – Ease of Cleaning
For both, you can take off the container and wipe it down in the sink. They’re also dishwasher safe. But best of all is the self-cleaning mechanism on the devices. With the 7500, you must do it manually by turning the machine on and turning to a number on the dial. Its great but has the disadvantage of no option to run without letting the blender do most of the work. The 750 has a preset specifically for washing your container, so once the water and soap are added, activate the blender and turn the dial to the little water indicator. Wait for a moment, and your container will have lifted all the food particles high into the water/soap mixture.
Just from this alone, it appears that 750 has a smaller chance of you needing to go over the blades by scrubbing it in the sink. Try to avoid this if you can, since they can cut easily. Remember to wash your blender right after you’ve finished making your dish or beverage, then start the cleaning process. If you do find larger pieces on the cutters that won’t move, use warmer water and follow up with a high-pressure wash (close to the fountain) in the sink.
For this round, the 750 wins again, thanks to the presets. Less cleaning steps involved is a huge advantage and not always something one ponders over before splurging on kitchen utensils. The 750 will help on those lazy Sundays where you just want to cook with the microwave due to wanting to have fewer things to wash. You can add this blender as a runner-up.
The Winner: Vitamix 750
Round 8 – Presets
This is the main difference between Vitamix 750 and 7500. It appears that many of the blender’s comparisons are mostly based on this feature. While some may count the 7500’s Pulse feature as a preset, it’s not a timed attribute that’s suited for a particular type of food. For example, the 750’s four cooking presets are geared to help with things like ice cream or drinks such as blended frappuccinos. Pulse is centered around chopping up items of any variety into small squares or finer purees. You probably will only use it for breaking down the ingredients required for a soup. Once processed, you can use the Variable Speed until it’s hot enough for eating.
If you want ice creams and smoothies with the 7500, it is possible, but it takes more effort. It would help enormously if presets were available on all Vitamix blenders but for now, you’ll have to manage by viewing the instruction manual or cookbook, the latter of which is separate (unless bought as a bundle). 750 comes out strong with this one, and it could be a primary caveat in the version you buy. If you don’t have boatloads of food you want to mix with a blender, choose the 7500 but any anticipation of trying out the foods discussed earlier is better under its twin.
The Winner: Vitamix 750
Round 9 – Color Options
If you like to buy appliances that match your kitchen decor, know that the 750 has fewer choices than the 7500.
There’s black, red, and white. Most of the blender remains the same except for the side panel, which circles around the base. The bottom and top of the 7500 remain black no matter what color you’ve chosen. It’s a small difference but still nice to see, particularly if your kitchen has funky color combinations on the walls and cabinets.
The 750 has three as well: Heritage, black, and copper. Copper is not easy to find and the blender is often sold as having only two colors. Heritage is an odd hue, the photos make the color look tannish on some images but its basically a dark shade of grey. If you’re into retro-looking furniture and fixtures, it’s a nice pick to go along with the rest of your interior pieces. Regardless, the 7500 wins this time by simply having better color combinations, which could be just the one you or someone else were looking for to flair up your kitchen’s decor.
The Winner: Vitamix 7500
Round 10 – Motor
Although both machines run the same motor and have identical wattage, we picked the Vitamix 7500 blender above the other since the presets further push the limits on what the motor is capable of doing on its own. They both stay relatively cool when used, so no issues of overheating are to speak of so long as they’re used properly. Horsepower is measured at about 2.2 at their peak. While not the most powerful of blenders, power is sometimes better suited by how it is used, which brings us back to the 750. Since there are more options in handling the motor on its own, the power it is capable of is used better by way of automation.
The Winner: Vitamix 750
KO: The Champion (Conclusion)
The fight between Vitamix 750 vs 7500 is over, with the former coming out as the winner. Ending with a KO, the 750 hit with better presets and jabbed with a more refined cleaning option. Looking through the guide, you know that presets and washing are the big determiners in getting the blender you’ll love in the long run. And when matched up against one another, the 750 makes it clear that it’s the one to go for when in serious need of an upgrade.