Vitamix 5200 blender vs Duronic BL1200 blender

Blender brands compete with each other to gain ground in the market each time with models that promise the perfect result in a few minutes but seconds.

Vitamix is a blender brand founded in the United States that has been in the market for decades and has earned its place among the best blenders thanks to its quality and healthy lifestyle strategy.

On the other hand, the Duronic brand , established in the United Kingdom, has a little more than 14 years in the market with the slogan of offering innovative products, of excellent quality at an economical price.

Below I present the main characteristics of these two blenders of vasobatidoras, their advantages, disadvantages, differences, performance tests by real users of both blenders and opinions of some consumers

Design of the Vitamix 5200

The Vitamix 5200 blender measures 52.1 cm high, weighs 5 kilos. Its base is 18.4 cm wide by 22.2 cm deep. It has a plastic jug free of BPA in the form of V with a capacity of 2 liters.

The good 

  • Use a sturdy electric cable.
  • It has anti-splash technology.
  • High performance engine
  • Motor gear and connection with the stainless steel jug.
  • 7 year warranty.
  • Quality and BPA free materials.
  • Removable lid to add ingredients while beating.
  • Blades cut with laser technology for longer sharpening.
  • Versatility when making different recipes both cold and hot.
  • Bring recipe book.

The bad 

  • The blades do not disassemble easily for cleaning.
  • Very loud.
  • It is not dishwasher safe.

Duronic BL1200 design

This blender has a compact design with measures 42 cm high and a diameter of 17.8 cm in its metal base and weighs 4.8 kilos.

It has a wide glass jar at its base with a capacity of 1.8 liters and a function panel with LED lighting.

The good 

  • Price available.
  • Powerful 1200W motor.
  • Ice pick.
  • Versatility to make different recipes.
  • Automatic cleaning
  • Bit noisy
  • It has removable lid to add ingredients while beating.
  • Compatible detachable parts for the dishwasher.

The bad 

  • Motor gear and connection based on the plastic jug.
  • It has no hot function.
  • It is not resistant to thermal shock.
  • 2 year warranty only.

Analysis of the main differences

Both the vitamix 5200 and the Duronic BL1200 have a powerful 1200W motor with variable speed which gives them versatility when preparing smoothie recipes, slushies, creams and sauces. But let’s see now how they differ.

Price:

This is one of the main differences between these two beaters. The Vitamix 5200 can cost more than double that of the Duronic BL1200 , which does not mean that the Duronic is not a quality mixer that fulfills its purpose, but we must not be guided only by the price.

Programs:

The Duronic BL1200 has a set of programs just above the speed control selector which allow you to make smoothies, clean and chop ice with the press of a button. The Vitamix does not have a set of programs so you must adjust the speed control for all your recipes.

Let’s continue analyzing other differences …

Pitcher

In this case although both jars are heat resistant, the material of the jars differs.

In the case of Vitamix, the jug is made of PBA-free material more exactly of Eastman Tritan copolyester with a capacity of 2 liters,while the Duronic BL 1200 jug is made of heat-resistant glass with a capacity of 1.8 liters.

Blades and terminals

The difference between the blades lies in the laser technology used for cutting Vitamix, which have been hardened for a sharp cut that is maintained over time. Both the base and the blades are stainless steel contrary to the Duronic whose base is plastic.

Now let’s look at the characteristics of the cover and the gear….

Top

Both have a silicone lid with a tight seal but the Vitamix also includes a plastic bar that is inserted after removing the transparent cap from the lid to press the ingredients and make them completely crushed by the blades.

Gear

The motor gear of the Vitamix 5200 blender is made of stainless steel, as is the toothed part that connects the base of the jar with the blades, which allows a longer life than those made of plastics, as in the case of the Duronic blender BL1200

Warranty

This is very important aspect to take into account when we are going to buy a mixer because with the use we will test its performance and in case they do not fulfill their functions or fail to avoid headaches with the technical service or lose the money invested in it for lack of guarantee. The Duronic BL1200 has a 2 year warranty while the Vitamix 5200 blender has a much larger warranty of 7 years.

Videos of different recipes in Duronic BL1200 blender

How can you see in these videos, different tests were carried out among which are a milkshake recipe, ice was poured, coffee beans were ground and peanut butter was made with very good results although when grinding the fruit it took a little more time and was not so pulverized.

Videos of different recipes in Vitamix 5200 blender

The videos showed a recipe for fruit smoothie with yogurt and blueberries, a vegetable milkshake to which ice cubes were added and crushed to achieve a homogeneous texture and a mango sorbet.

How a recipe for hot creamy carrot soup and super creamy peanut butter was also made.

Where to buy these blenders?

One of the safest and most reliable places to shop online is Amazon. Here we can find daily offers and the best market price. I leave the Amazon links of the two blenders:

 

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