View Full Version : Different vitamix models....anyone knowledgable?
05-05-2009, 11:23 AM
Looking into the vitamix issue here....
I see 3600 4200 5200
Does anyone know the differences?
I was hoping to get one of those noise dampers - but can only find the professional grade with it.....like 1K for those:eek:
Can you get the noise damper for the household models?
05-05-2009, 11:26 AM
The numbers keep getting higher the newer the model. For the specific changes from model to model you would have to check the company website (I assume they tell you). I know there is an hp difference between the 5000 that I have and the 5200. It doesn't make a difference in my smoothies, though, and there are lots of people who own much older models who are perfectly happy with them still.
The noise thing...I put up with the noise, since it's only on for seconds to maybe a couple of minutes at a time.
05-05-2009, 12:13 PM
I have a 5200 model from last year. My roommates put up with the noise, i'd die before giving up my vitamix now. Maybe you could look on ebay for a noise damper? Maybe stores going out of business would be selling vitamix things?
05-05-2009, 02:02 PM
I was looking on ebay in general......funny that they've got working vitamixes from the 60's for sale?
I just wonder if they'd fit the household models as they don't make them available at all as an accessory online.
05-05-2009, 03:29 PM
I just ordered the commerical Vita-Mix Vita-Prep3 from Ebay seller Prima-Supply for $469, based on everything I read on the net about this model, the 3hp motor which runs significantly quieter than the 2hp blenders. (Vita Prep, 5000, Bar Boss, etc.)
Looking forward when it arrives.
The 4200 is the old 2 speed version.
The 5000 starts the variable speed motor - you have Off, speeds 1-10 on low (the lower speeds chop foods without blending them), and then the high setting (for smoothies).
The 5200 is the same as the 5000, except that the container is different - it has a new cap, and the container is made of a non-BPA plastic. However, if you have the 5000 model and want the non-BPA container, you can just purchase that separately.
I know both of the 5000 and 5200 series have an additional 'dry' container that can be purchased as part of the set, or bought separately. You can also get the new 32 oz smaller blender containers as well.
05-06-2009, 05:23 AM
The 3500 are the Stainless Steel ones of the 70's with the Spiquet.
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