Vitamix introduced the G-Series blenders as their top of the line series. Within that series they have several models to choose from. Today we will compare the Vitamix 7500 against the Vitamix 750 Professional.
For my long time readers you know how this will go: I will discuss what the two blenders have in common as well as their differences and I will show you side by side comparisons of the two. I will then dig deep into the features and options and answer your questions before finally telling you which is the better option for you.
Continue reading the entire article below to get all the juicy details (pun intended); however, if you just want a quick smoothie to know which is the better blender: the Vitamix 750 has my vote.
Differences between Vitamix 7500 and Vitamix 750
Because both blenders are within the G-Series line up the differences are small but important.
- The Vitamix 750 is a “professional” model where the 7500 is a standard model.
- The 7500 doesn’t have presets like the 750 does.
- The base stations of the blenders have different color options.
- Depending on sales, specials and coupons, there is about a $100 price point difference between the two; the 7500 is less expensive.
Similarities of the Two Blenders
They have a lot more in common than they have differences. Let’s take a look at the features they share:
- They both use the same fan cooled motor.
- They both utilize the pulse option.
- Each one has the same capacity, low profile pitcher.
- The 7500 and the 750 both come with a cook book.
- The blades on the 750 and the 7500 are identical.
- Both come with the same Vitamix seven year warranty.
- The overall height when fully assembled is identical (17.5 inches).
Side By Side Comparison of the Vitamix Blenders
Have a look at the chart to see the two blenders and their features compared side by side.
|Vitamix 7500||Vitamix 750|
|Height (with pitcher)||17.5 inches||17.5 inches|
|Pitcher Capacity||64 ounces||64 ounces|
|Blades||Blunt, 4 inch laser cut stainless steel||Blunt, 4 inch laser cut stainless steel|
|Motor||Fan cooled 2.2 HP||Fan cooled 2.2 HP|
|Speed Control||1 – 10||1 – 10|
|Color Options||Black, Red, White||Brushed Stainless, Black, Red|
|Included Extras||Simply Fresh Cookbook||Create Cookbook|
|Warranty||7 Years||7 Years|
|Price||Check on Amazon||Check on Amazon|
Comparing the Vitamix 7500 adn 750 in Detail
Are you ready to dig in? Let’s take a real close look at these features and options and see which machine is a better deal for you.
Every Vitamix G-Series blender uses the same new generation motor. These motors have noise dampening controls, built-in cooling fans and a peak output of 2.2 horsepower. The Vitamix 7500 and Vitamix 750 are no exception.
These motors are the quietest, longest running and most powerful Vitamix has ever produced. They do the job, no matter what that job is. And yes, because I have heard this question about a thousand times, they will, in fact blend an iPhone. (Who is doing this?)
The motor is what is responsible for the blending of your soups and smoothies. While the blades do their part, it is the motor that spins those blades that does the hard and heavy lifting. The 2.2 horsepower motor is more durable and longer lasting than the previous 2.0 horsepower motor you will find in other series and models such as the 5200 model.
With the noise dampening and the fan cooling, the motors can run longer and more efficient as well.
Bottom Line: This round is a tie. Both the 7500 and the 750 use the same motor.
The G-Series blenders redesigned their blades to go along with the newly designed pitchers. Because the pitchers were wider than previous series models there was more room for bigger blades.
The blades are the same style as the previous ones: laser cut, stainless steel and blunt to the touch (you can take my word for it, there is no need to try and touch them yourself.). The difference here is that the G-Series blades are four inches in diameter instead of the three inches from previous versions.
The blade angles are almost identical, however the newer blades found in the 750 and 750 are slightly lower profile. This really has zero effect on their ability to blend; they still perform very well.
Being blunt, the blades mix the ingredients, but it is the motor that does all the work. The ability to spin the blades at peak power ensures your ingredients are actually blended and not just chopped or smashed as happens often with sharp edged blades.
Bottom Line: This is also a tie. The same blades are the same blades.
3. The Pitchers
The Vitamix 750 and the 7500 both ship with a low profile, 64 ounce capacity wet mix pitcher. (Try saying that five times fast.) The lower profile was designed due to customer complaints of the C-Series pitchers that were three inches taller.
Most of the complaints had to do with storage when the blender was not in use, or while trying to blend and add ingredients with the blender underneath a cabinet. Vitamix listened and made the pitchers for the G-Series three inches shorter and an average of an inch wider (to ensure the same 64 ounce capacity).
This change resulted in an overall height of 17.5 inches compared to previous versions that stood at 20.25 inches.
Bottom Line: Another tie. They use the same motor, blades and pitchers.
When you first look at the base stations of the two blenders they look near identical. However, there are small differences in the controls and settings they offer.
The Vitamix 7500 has three control switches. The pulse toggle is used to pulse the blades without having to constantly flip the power switch on and off. The pulse toggle is a single position switch, meaning it will not stay in the pulse position and will return to off when it is not being pressed up.
The power switch is another toggle. It is a two position switch, meaning which ever position you put it in, it will stay. When off, nothing else will work (obviously). When placed int eh on position, the blender motor has power and is ready to operate.
In the middle of the two toggles is a 10 setting variable dial. You turn the dial to the desired speed and the blades will begin doing their thing. It has 10 speed options marked as 1 through 10. Whenever the blender has power and is on, the dial will control how fast the motor spins the blades.
The Vitamix 750 has these exact same toggles and dial in the exact same spots on the base. There is only one difference: the speed dial.
Along with the ten speed settings there are also five other positions the dial can be placed in. These settings are blending presets and control not only how fast the blades spin, but for how long. There is a lot of math behind these settings that I won’t get in to (no ones likes math).
What I will tell you is that depending on the setting the machine will know how long to run for and at what speed. Once this alloted time has passed, the motor will stop. The five settings you can choose from are: Smoothies, Frozen Desserts, Hot Soup, Puree and cleaning.
One object of note is the hot soup option. This will use the friction of the blades to actually heat the soup as it blends, resulting in a serving temperature soup right from the blender. It’s almost like magic. Almost.
Bottom Line: The 750 wins. The 750 has presets that aren’t offered on the 7500 model.
Both the 750 and the 7500 state they are self cleaning models. This is almost true. The 7500 will clean itself with a little help from you.
You will fill the pitcher between half and three quarters full of hot water, add a few drops of dish soap and turn the blender on low speed. Please don’t forget to put the lid on! You are advised to increase the speed slowly until the soapy water is churning well and reaches the top of the pitcher. When this happens you can turn it off and rinse out the pitcher.
I, personally advise that at least every fourth or fifth cleaning cycle like this that you manually scrub the pitcher with warm water, dish soap and a sponge. Even with the hot water and soap, bacteria and gunk can still build up in the pitcher and should be hand washed periodically.
The Vitamix 750 has a preset mode on the dial for cleaning. You will follow the same procedure of filling with hot water and adding dish soap drops to the pitcher (put the lid on!) and then set the machine to cleaning mode.
This will automate the process of the 7500 and the motor will stop when the cleaning is complete. You will still have to rinse out the pitcher, of course. I also advise the same hand cleaning routine as I did with the 7500.
Bottom Line: The 750 wins. Not having to stand by and watch so close makes the cleaning easier.
6. Noise Level
This point here is a stickler for me on a personal level. Blenders make noise. It is just how it is. Sure, we all want the ability to hear the television while we are blending ice, but the truth is, it just isn’t going to happen. At least not any time soon.
Your blender will make nose. However, to that effect, Vitamix has tried to help some. They encased the motor in a noise dampening shield that does cut down on the noise of the motor and spinning blades. Noting, though, will quiet those frozen water cubes bouncing around the pitcher. Sorry.
Now, this is a constant point of comparison in blenders and I just don’t see why. Unless you are using your blender for days on end, the noise won’t last that long. Even crushing ice takes seconds, not hours. However, people are still worried about the noise level.
So much in fact that others have tried to compare the 7500 and the 750 and claim that the 750 is quieter. So here is what you do: Purchase both. Fill the pitchers with ice cubes and turn them on the highest setting. Listen closely and tell me which one is quieter. Once you figure it out, return the other for a refund.
Here’s the thing: You don’t have too. The noise is noise and it isn’t going anywhere. Is there an audible difference? Maybe. Can you tell in a real life situation? No. You can’t. The difference, if there really is any, is going to be within 5 decibels and your ear isn’t going to be able to tell which one is actually quieter when run side by side.
That comparison is like trying to determine which chainsaw cuts quieter. With the exact same motor, the exact same blades and pitcher, do you honestly think there will be a difference? No. There isn’t.
If you want a smoothie and don’t want to hear any noise may I suggest a cutting board, a potato masher and several hours of your time? Blend for a few seconds, be done. The noise will stop when you turn it off.
Bottom Line: This is a tie. The sound levels are going to be the same.
7. Professional Versus Standard
When consumers (that’s you!) see the word professional on a box they tend to think one of two things: “This one must be so much better because professionals use it!” Or, “What a lame marketing tactic.”
In the case of the 750 “professional” it is slightly a combination of the two. Yes, professional chefs will use the 750 over the 7500 because they need the timing to be perfect. They will utilize the presets to avoid over-blending.
However, this is not why there is a “professional” maker on the 750 model. The reason? A 300 page cookbook titled “Create.” This cookbook has recipes designed to use the presets on the 750 model that were created by, wait for it… professional chefs.
The 7500 model doesn’t have the “Create” cook book because it doesn’t have presets to go along with the recipes. “What does the 7500 model have?” I hear you ask. It has a 200 page cookbook titled “Simply Fresh.” It, too, has recipes created by chefs (are the professional?) that utilize the features of the 7500.
There you have it. A book determines if the model is professional or not. Fun, right?
Bottom Line: I will give the 750 the win. An extra 100 pages of recipes is bound to be slightly better.
Way, way back in 2015 there was an issue with the Teflon seals in the pitchers. Either from the lid seal or the blade to motor mounts, there was an issue of small black specs being found in the blended smoothies and soups.
This caused quite a stir, as well it should. And as people are prone to do, they panic. Rest assured it is Teflon, and like a raisin, it will enter Teflon and exit Teflon without any damage to you. (I am not a doctor, to be clear).
Vitamix apologized for the issue and issued a recall. This affected several models: the 750, 7500 and the 5300. The recall was issued in August 2015. It was also fixed at the same time. Any model manufactured after August 2015 will not have black specs appear in the food.
If you have a model that is made prior to August 2015, you simply contact Vitamix and they will send you a new pitcher. Easy. Done.
Bottom Line: This is a tie. The issue was found and remedied a couple of years ago. Present models do not have this issue.
Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)
As with any product there are going to be questions. I will field those questions and answer them for you right here!
Q1: Will the included pitchers blend dry foods as well, or do I need to purchase a separate pitcher?
A1: The quick reply is that, yes, the included pitchers will blend dry foods. However, they are by design wet pitchers made for smoothies, soups, frozen foods, etc.
Vitamix sells other pitchers to go with the 750 and 7500. You can find them on the website or Amazon. One of these is a dry pitcher. So what is the difference? Not a whole lot, really, but enough. Dry goods tend to take longer to blend. As such they will eventually scratch the walls of a wet blend pitcher.
If you find that you are constantly blending dry goods (please no cell phones, that’s just weird), it would be in your best interest to purchase a dry blender pitcher.
Q2: Do I have to make 64 ounces every time or will I be able to make smaller batches?
A2: What? You don’t want 64 ounces of a lime mint smoothie? I don’t blame you. Yes, you can make smaller batches in the 64 ounce pitcher. All you need to do is add less ingredients. Simple.
Like with the dry pitcher, Vitamix also sells a 32 ounce pitcher, if you want to have a smaller container for your smaller portions. However, I haven’t found a real need for it, to be honest.
Q3: Is the new pitcher size harder to clean because of the larger blades?
A3: No. It is actually easier to clean because you have more room inside for your hand and sponge. The self clean option really does a good job of removing gunk and build up. However, you should manually clean it on a regular basis to avoid build up and bacteria growth that the self clean option may miss.
You should also note that these pitchers are not dishwasher safe. You must clean them either by hand or with the cleaning options on the dial (750) or the process I described above (7500).
Q4: Can this replace my baking mixer?
A4: Technically, yes, it can. However, don’t. The blender will pulverize and blend ingredients. Yes you can do batters and dough in the Vitamix G-Series. However for breads, cookies, cakes, etc. you will require a more delicate touch. Most recipes tell you to fold the ingredients instead of mixing them to death.
If you blend a sugar cookie recipe for example, they won’t puff and you will have little hard, brittle cookie discs. Keep your mixer.
Q5: Is the 750 quieter than the 7500?
A5: I will assume you didn’t like my answer from above. Here it is again in technical terms: As of August 2016, the 750 Pro became the 750 Heritage Pro. Two small differences: the base station is now full stainless steel and an extra noise dampening shield was added.
Is it quieter? Yes. To a decibels detector. To your ear? Not so much. Yeah, you might be able to tell a real difference if you run them side by side long enough, but does it really matter? Maybe to some. I just don’t see it, personally.
Q6: If a cookbook makes the 750 a “professional” model, is it worth it?
A6: No, not really. Looking at it that way you will pay about $100 more for a better cookbook (this isn’t the whole story though, remember: presets). However, Vitamix sells another cookbook called “The Vitamix Cookbook” for about $20.
You can also find more recipes online at places such as YouTube and other cooking sites. So if you are only considering the 750 because of the cookbook: don’t.
Q7: Can I use this for food preparation such as chopping vegetables?
A7: You can. You will have to watch closely and use only the pulse option until you get the desired cut you are looking for. However, it won’t be uniform and there will be pulp and blended portions. If this bothers you, stick to a knife and cutting board.
Q8: How long is the power cord?
A8: Both the 750 and the 7500 come with a six foot power cord. That should more than accommodate your counter top designs and layout.
What I like About the Vitamix 7500
- 2.2 HP motor.
- Low profile 64 ounce capacity pitcher.
- Reduced noise level over the C-Series.
- Wider, 4-inch blades.
What I Like About the Vitamix 750
- Everything mentioned in the above section about the 7500, PLUS:
- Five presets for self-blending options.
- “Set and Forget” to not over-blend soups and purees. (using presets only).
The Vitamix G-Series blenders are well made and will last a very long time. Their performance is the best Vitamix has to offer to date and with either choice you will not be disappointed.
If you want to save a little money and don’t mind losing out on the preset abilities, the 7500 might just be your best option. You won’t lose in performance, ability or warranty and you will be able to blend just about anything you like.
However, if you want to use your blender as an aid in your meal preparations, the ability to use a setting that will automatically turn off the blender when the perfect consistency is reached, then you will need the Vitamix 750. I won’t even include the “professional” cookbook, nor will I remind you that there is a near-audible difference in noise dampening.
The Vitamix 750 is the winner because it can just do that little bit more than the 7500 can, and for me, those little extras are worth the little extra on the price tag.
1 thought on “Vitamix 7500 vs 750 – What They Aren’t Telling You”
Very informative, it has helped me decide which model I will purchase.