Several of you have emailed me and asked what the main differences are between the 5000 and the 5200 models of the Vita-Mix blender.
I called Vita-Mix directly to find out the details, and found that the most important health related benefit of purchasing the 5200 is that the container no longer contains BPA’s (Bisphenol-A). If you are unaware of why this is important, here is an article from the Green Guide. Here is more information from Vita-Mix’s website:
Vita-Mix Corporation (Olmsted Township, OH, US) recently upgraded the containers of the household blenders ( Professional Series, Vita-Mix 5200 and Turbo Blend 4500) with a new copolyester material that does not have BPA (bisphenol-A) content. Vita-Mix chose to use the new material because of its superior durability and sound-damping properties, but can now offer a container that is also BPA-free.
The newest Vita-Mix household blender containers are made of Tritan copolyester from Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN, US). Vita-Mix is the first company to use the new BPA-free material in a kitchen appliance. The material is as durable as polycarbonate and also offers improved resistance to chemicals found in cleaning compounds. This is expected to provide greater durability over time, even with heavy use. These new containers are available, at a minimal charge, to Vita-Mix owners who choose to upgrade to a BPA-free product.
Please note that last sentence…if you are currently using an older canister, you can call to upgrade. The other new features of the 5200 are quieter motor, better “parts”, and what not 🙂
In other news, we now have a DIRECT contact at Vita-Mix who will handle any questions Happy Foody readers have about Vita-Mix’s.
Here is Brenda’s contact information:
Vita Mix Corporation
8615 Usher Rd
Cleveland, OH 44138 11am-7pm EST
1-800-848-2649 Ext 2305
If you are going to order a machine, please call Brenda directly and give her our affiliate number to get free expedited shipping!
Our affiliate number is: 06-003082
A big thanks to those of you who have already ordered yours! Shoot me an email and let me know how you like it!
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