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Vitamix 5200 Blender vs Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Ideal for simple tasks, the Black+Decker offers affordability but lacks the power for tougher blends, a gap the Vitamix 5200 fills with its exceptional performance and versatility.

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Vitamix 5200 Blender vs Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

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The Black+Decker Crush Master and the Vitamix 5200 cater to different needs and budgets. 

The Black+Decker is well-suited for basic blending tasks like preparing fresh fruit smoothies, protein shakes, nut butter, and baby food. However, as a budget-friendly option, its 550-watt motor is insufficient to handle tough, frozen ingredients. 

On the other hand, the Vitamix 5200 offers unparalleled efficiency across a wide range of complex tasks due to its higher power and quality design. Indeed, its performance is near-flawless, leaving little to be desired. For those seeking a top-tier blender and can afford its hefty price, this Vitamix is definitely an excellent option.

Pros & Cons

  • Many user-friendly features, including the removable blade assembly
  • Versatile speed settings for a diverse range of textures
  • Capable of blending non-stop for up to six minutes
  • Rapid and potent acceleration for efficient blending
  • Excellent for both hot and icy blending applications
  • The 64-ounce container is ideal for preparing family-sized batches
  • The 7-year warranty is notably longer than other blenders
  • Removal blade assembly for thorough cleaning 
  • Priced affordably, while still providing sufficient power for basic tasks
  • Compact and portable footprint
  • The container does not lock onto the base 
  • Average ice-crushing capability
  • Difficulty in removing the lid 
  • Stiff control buttons 
  • Noticeable smell of burning plastic

Key Specs

Dimensions
H19.7 x L8.8 x W8.8 inches
H15.8 x L8.3 x W6.3 inches
Weight
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Capacity
64 oz
48 oz
Motor Power
1500 watts
550 watts
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$474.97
$33.47

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.7
6.4

Smoothie

10
7.8
Vitamix 5200 blender Green smoothie video
The Vitamix 5200 motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features two distinct smoothies spread while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 59 seconds.
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of a Vitamix smoothie blended for 30 seconds and another blended for a full minute.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Smoothie Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
A white paper displays three smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Black+Decker smoothies blended for 2 minutes 30 seconds, three minutes, 3 minute 30 seconds, and four minutes.
Blending Time
40 seconds
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.8
4.5
Vitamix 5200 frozen smoothies video
The Vitamix 5200 motor base stands beside the container, which holds a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a glass bowl contains the remaining smoothie, while a smartphone displays a blending time of 1 minute and 9 seconds.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with a Vitamix 5200 blender, spread on a white paper.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Frozen Smoothie Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 min 10 seconds
5 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Chunky
Suction

Protein Shake

9.9
8.2
Vitamix 5200 blender Protein sharkes video
The Vitamix 5200 motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a metal mesh strainer filtered its protein shake while a smartphone displayed a blending time of 1 minute.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Vitamix 5200, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Protein Shakes Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Black+Decker Crush Master, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
1 min
2 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Slightly smooth

Almond Butter

10
7.8
Vitamix 5200 blender Almond Butter video
The Vitamix 5200 is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula nestled inside, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 1 minute.
A sample of almond butter created with a Vitamix 5200 blender, spread on a white paper.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Almond Butter Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
A sample of almond butter created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 min
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Crushed Ice

8.0
0.0
Vitamix 5200 blender Crushed Ice video
The Vitamix 5200 is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The scale's screen shows  2.28 oz of unblended ice cubes remaining from the Vitamix 5200.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Crush Ice Video
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Ice Fineness
Fine
Coarse
Unblended Ice
19% of 12 oz
79% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
10
6.3

In the Box

A display of the Vitamix 5200 blender and its accessories, including the tamper, carton box, recipe booklet, and user manual, on a table.
A display of theBlack+Decker Crush Master blender and its packaging box on a table.
Unboxing theBlack+Decker Crush MasterBlender

Dimensions

llustrated dimensions of the Vitamix 5200 Blender showing the height, depth, and width across in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, length, and width in inches.
Height
19.7" (50.0 cm)
15.8" (40.1 cm)
Width
8.8" (22.4 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Weight
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Length
7.8" (19.7 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Shaft Length

Build Quality

10
6.0
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 motor base and container
The Vitamix 5200 Motor Base and Container
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 motor base and container
A close up of  Vitamix 5200 container’s bottom
Someone is holding the centering pad of the Vitamix 5200’s motor base
A closeup of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender’s motor base and container
The Black+Decker Crush Master Motor Base and Container

Blades

10
7.0
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 blades
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 blades
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 blades
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 blades
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
The Black+Decker Blade Assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 sharp blades
4 sharp blades
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Motor Base

A close up of the Vitamix 5200 Motor Base
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 Motor Base
A close up of the centering pad of the Vitamix 5200 motor base
A close up of the concealed power cord underneath the motor base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
The Black+Decker Motor Base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
A close-up of the underside of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 Volts
Rated Power
1500 Wattages
550 Wattages
Working Time
≤ 6 minute
N/A
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
7.2 pounds
2.5 pounds
Cord Length
5.9 ft (1.8 m)
NaN ft (NaN m)
Extra Feature
N/A

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of Vitamix 5200 Blender Blending Container showing the height, depth, and width across in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Blending Container
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
The blending container, blade assembly, lid, and lid-plug of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender on a table.
Material
BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester
Glass
Capacity
64 ounces
48 oz
Weight
2.5 oz (71 g)
3,5 pounds
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Medium to Large batches
Small to medium batches

Lid

The Vitamix 5200’s Two-Part Lid stands on a table
A close-up of the Black+Decker two-part lid
The Black+Decker Two-Part Lid
Material
Plastic
 Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Friction
Features
Lid plug
Lid-plug

Control Panel

10
6.0
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 control panel
A close up of the Vitamix 5200 control panel
The Vitamix 5200 Blender Min Speed
The Vitamix 5200 Blender Max Speed
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
The Black+Decker Control Panel
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
Activation
Speed dial and Switch
Press-button
Min Speed
1,419 RPM
13,003 RPM
Max Speed
23,122 RPM
18,373 RPM
Presets
No
No
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Extra Accessory

The Vitamix 5200’s tamper is on a table
Material
Plastic
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
No
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
7.0

Ease of Blend

9.0
7.0

Noise Level

7.0
6.5
The Vitamix 5200 blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
The Black+Decker blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
Max Level
99.8 dB
102.5 dB

Assembly

9.0
6.0

Cleanability

9.5
8.0