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Product Reviews: Vitamix 5201 XL Blender System For 1.5-gal, Variable Speed, 120 V
Vitamix (5201)
Product Code: 491-5201
Warning: 06/25/2014
Comments about Vitamix XL Blender System For 1.5-gal, Variable Speed, 120 V:

The Vita-mix XL is NOT a bigger version of the traditional 2-qt. Vita-mix. The XL uses a different type of motor and the blades spin at a significantly slower rate. Therefore, for some products, esp. ones that include nuts, it is not possible to achieve the same degree of homogenization or particle size disintegration. For many recipes this may not be an issue. The Vita-mix company has excellent customer service and their blenders have been essential kitchen tools for thousands of users. I just wish their product literature would have been more clear as to the limitations of the XL.