The Vitamix Pro 750 is the gold standard, best Vitamix yet
Not good things: This Next Generation Vitamix is a blender that can do no wrong. As the latest and greatest Vitamix available today, the price tag maybe the only potential drawback.
All things considered: The Vitamix Pro 750, with its brushed stainless finish, is masterpiece in design. For someone looking for the very best Vitamix, the Professional Series 750, which is now a part of the Heritage Collection, is worth every penny.
Update August 4, 2017
Update 2: I originally published this review in late 2013. While some of the superlatives are no longer valid [with the Ascent Series (review with comparison to the Pro 750) now available], my (now our!) feelings towards the design and performance have not changed. If anything, our feeling towards the (now) Legacy Series Pro 750 have improved with the introduction of the Personal Cup Adapter. Related: Here’s a YouTube Playlist featuring the Pro 750 in action.
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This wouldn’t be a Vitamix Pro 750 review without talking about the Next Generation lineup. Like all Vitamix blenders in the Next Generation lineup, the Vitamix Professional Series 750 is one of the latest and greatest. As of today, it is the latest and greatest. Pro 750 highlights:
- Counter-friendly. Fits under most cabinets.
- Fastest processing speed.
- Quietest run volume.
- Most user-friendly interface.
- Safest of all Vitamix blenders.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan of this model.
In these massive reviews, I’ll open up the box and explore what’s inside. Credit to my friend Ray Maker for showing me how enjoyable these unveilings are. Here it is. The Vitamix Pro 750 unboxed.
There’s the unassuming, blank cardboard box you’ll get from Vitamix.
Open it up to reveal the Pro 750 in all its glory.
All Vitamix boxes have a carrying handle. Could you bring this box through the airport? Yes. Do I recommend it? Not so much.
Every inch of these boxes are well designed.
A great overview of the preset programs.
And my favorite part of opening these boxes is this. Breaking the seal.
Be careful around the edges of this box. It’s sharp.
On top, the accessories and cookbook.
The Create cookbook is specific to the Pro 750. Comes wrapped in plastic to assure freshness.
Here are items inside the Welcome Box. Getting Started guide, owner’s manual, and DVD.
And the tamper. It’s shorter than old tampers to fit inside this low-profile, Next Generation model. Don’t use an old tamper if you had a Vitamix in the past. It’s probably too long and will hit the blades.
The big reveal.
Nothing like a brand new container. Like a new car, sorta. Simply mint.
I like to let the container visualize the possibilities.
Finally, the Brushed Stainless 750. Sexy.
To the right. You can see it’s on/off button. A feature unique to all Next Generation models.
All together now, your Vitamix Pro 750. The gold standard.
Pro 750 vs 7500
The Vitamix Pro 750 is very similar to the Vitamix 7500. Both are from the Next Generation lineup, which was introduced in 2011.
All next generation units, like the Pro 750 and 7500, have similar designs, all featuring:
- Lower-profile. Counter and cabinet friendly height.
- Wider container. Houses larger blades.
- Most powerful, quietest motor.
The big difference between the Pro 750 and the Vitamix 7500 is the user interface. The Pro 750 has preset programs for worry-free operation. Need it to clean itself? Turn the dial to the self-cleaning program and press start. The 7500, however, must be operated manually.
One more difference between the Pro 750 and the 7500 is the color. The pro 750 comes in brushed stainless, while the 7500 does not.
Pro 750 vs Pro 500
The Pro 750 and the Pro 500 are hardly similar. They share preset programming functions, but that’s about it.
The Pro 750 is a Next Generation unit, while the Pro 500 is a Traditional unit. Comparatively, the Pro 750 has a more powerful motor, lower profile, and much longer blades. Yes, the Pro 500 is a great machine. But because of its Next Generation features, the Pro 750 is far superior
At the time of its release, the Pro 500 was the latest and greatest. But since 2011 when the Next Generation lineup was released, the Pro 750 has held the throne.
The controls on the Pro 750 make precise operation easy. Yes, the controls are very similar to other Next Generation models. But, there are a couple key differences that set the Pro 750 apart from the pack. We’ll go left to right.
The pulse button
The pulse button is actually not a differentiator. It’s unique to the Next Generation models, but identical to the pulse button on the 7500.
The control dial
The control dial on the Pro 750 is noteworthy.
It’s bigger than the traditional models (5200, etc), which helps with precision. But the best part about the Pro 750 control? The five preset programs displayed on the left. If you want your Vitamix Professional Series 750 to make soup, just turn the dial to the soup setting, press start and walk away. It stops when its done. I love this.
Start / stop switch
Finally, the power switch on the right. The start / stop switch on the Pro 750 is:
- Unique to the Pro 750.
- Like an “activate” button.
- Enhances safety.
The Pro 750’s start / stop switch activates the motor per the control dial’s setting. For example, if the control dial is set to variable speed 2, pressing start will run the motor at variable speed 2. Likewise, if the control dial is set to neutral, pressing start does nothing to the motor. So, the motor will only turn on when the dial is set to a speed or program and you hit start.
The start /stop switch on the 7500, however, is more like a light switch. Flip it on and the motor runs, no matter what the dial says. I’ll go into more detail on how this impacts safety below. But, I must say, this is the most underrated feature of the Pro 750.
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Unique to the Professional Series 750 is the preset programs. I wasn’t sure I’d like it. I wasn’t sure I’d need it. But oh, how I was wrong. The preset programs on the Pro 750 are fantastic. And they are worth it.
Basically, the preset programs eliminate all fear.
- No worries about making a smoothie correctly.
- No fear of letting it run for too long.
- No concern about maintaining it properly.
I’ve tried all the preset programs and appreciate them all. They definitely make life easier. From the bottom, going clockwise, there’s Cleaning, Purées, Soups, Frozen Desserts, and Smoothies.
The Cleaning program is my favorite, for sure. Of course, calling it my favorite doesn’t do the program justice. Everything is relative. Just like you could pick a favorite fluoride rinse flavor.
So I’ll say it a better way. I love the Cleaning program. It saves me time, let’s me multitask, and ensures I’m giving my Vitamix the best possible care. See what I mean.
Brushed Stainless Color
The color on the Pro 750 is stunning. It isn’t clear from the photos online. But the Brushed Stainless is very sharp-looking.
They call it Brushed Stainless, but I prefer to call it gold. It’s fitting since the Pro 750 is the gold-standard Vitamix.
In my basic (read: ugly) kitchen, the Pro 750 still really pops. In a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, this thing would be right at home.
Like all the Next Gen models, the Pro 750 is quieter than predecessor versions. Vitamix Corp markets a 40% quieter run volume. While I my tests don’t support that claim, these models are definitely a bit quieter.
The biggest impact on noise reduction is at low speeds. My tests showed the Pro 750 to be much quieter than a Traditional 5200 at low speeds.
At high speeds, however, the Vitamix Pro 750 is just a bit quieter. I captured a few decible difference. By ear, though, I couldn’t notice the difference.
Since they are essentially the same motor, the Pro 750 and 7500 output the same amount of noise.
The Pro 750 comes with several high-value accessories.
The recipe book that comes with the Pro 750 is called “Create.”
It’s a legitimate, hard-cover, full-color cookbook. It’s organized by weekdays and weekends. And with 350+ pages, it’s vast enough to keep you inspired for many years.
The welcome packet is one of my favorite parts of any new Vitamix. The packaging is so well designed. And, you’re in for a surprise when you open it up. It’s a feeling of newness and crispness. You’ll see.
Inside is a DVD hosted by Chef Michael Voltaggio. If I still had a DVD player and patience, I’d watch it.
Getting started guide
The Getting Started guide is the perfect summary. It’s part recipe book and part owners manual. It’s made for new owners because it’s simple and to the point. Veteran Vitamix owners, too, can appreciate this guide. It’s very well done.
The Pro 750 is by far the safest Vitamix you can buy.
Like all Vitamixes, the motor has Auto Overload Protection. This will automatically shut down the motor if its overheating.
Secondly, the Pro 750 has an On / Off switch. This is good for households with children. And, it’s helpful to adults that act like children. Like me.
Finally, and most significantly, note the Pro 750’s Start / Stop switch. It’s located on the front panel, right side. The Start / Stop switch on the Pro 750 is more like an electric “activate” button. So, any setting on the control dial must be “activated” by pressing the Start / Stop switch. The safety here is outstanding. Accidentally turning the Pro 750 motor is nearly impossible.
The Start / Stop switch on the 7500 is more like a light switch. It doesn’t matter where the control dial is positioned. Flicking 7500’s switch up will always run the motor. See what I mean.
I absolutely love the Pro 750’s Start / Stop switch. And it’s only on the Pro 750.
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The Vitamix Professional Series 750 is truly the gold standard. With Next Generation technology, preset programming and a brushed stainless finish, it’s the best Vitamix money can buy. Not to mention, it’s the safest.
I tested the Pro 750 for weeks and really liked it. Five stars.
Bottom line recommendation: Buy.
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