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Vitamix 5200 Blender vs NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z) Side-by-Side Comparison

The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z caters well to budget-friendly blending, whereas the Vitamix 5200 is the go-to for top-tier, professional-grade performance.

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Vitamix 5200 Blender

Vitamix 5200 Blender vs NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z)

Overall Verdict

Both the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z and the Vitamix 5200 are quality blenders, yet they cater to different market segments. Priced affordably, the NutriBullet fits well within a modest budget. While it struggles with making nut butter, it excels in other areas, consistently producing smooth outcomes in tasks like making smoothies, protein shakes, and crushing ice.

On the other hand, the Vitamix 5200 targets a more premium segment. Its robust 2.0 HP motor can breeze through even the most challenging tasks with ease. This makes it a match for professional chefs or home cooks who always demand the best.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design20% Usability20% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 20%Design 20%UsabilityVitamix 5200 BlenderNutriBullet Blender...9.69.710.08.78.68.69.38.0
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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
  • Exceptional performance in creating smoothies from fresh or frozen fruits, protein shakes, and crushed ice
  • User-friendly, thanks to its minimalist design
  • Strikes a pleasing balance between price, functionality, and build quality
  • Comes with a generous amount of additional accessories
  • The container does not lock onto the base 
  • Average ice-crushing capability
  • Falls short in its performance when making butter
  • The blending container tends to detach from the motor during use, causing interruptions
  • The cleaning can be frustrating

Key Specs

Dimensions
H19.7 x L8.8 x W8.8 inches
H16.9 x L6.8 x W6.8 inches
Weight
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
Capacity
64 oz
64 oz
Motor Power
1500 watts
1200 wattages
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$474.97
$124.28

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.7
8.6

Smoothie

10
9.7
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.
The Vitamix 5200 Smoothie Test
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.
Vitamix 5200 blender Green smoothie video
The NutriBullet 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.
The NutriBullet Smoothie Test
The NutriBullet 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 NutriBullet smoothie blended for 30 seconds and another blended for a full minute.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Smoothie Video
Blending Time
1 min
1 min
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.8
8.8
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.
The Vitamix 5200 Frozen Fruits Smoothie Test
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.
Vitamix 5200 frozen smoothies video
The NutriBullet 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 49 seconds.
The NutriBullet Frozen Fruits Smoothie Test
The NutriBullet 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 49 seconds.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on a white paper.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Frozen Smoothie Video
Blending Time
1 min 10 seconds
1 min 50 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Protein Shake

9.9
9.1
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.
The Vitamix 5200 Protein Shake Test
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.
Vitamix 5200 blender Protein sharkes video
The NutriBullet 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 30 second.
The NutriBullet Protein Shake Test
The NutriBullet 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 30 second.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the NutriBullet, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
1 min
1 min 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Almond Butter

10
5.5
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.
The Vitamix 5200 Almond Butter Test
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.
Vitamix 5200 blender Almond Butter video
The NutriBullet is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula nestled inside, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
The NutriBullet Almond Butter Test
The NutriBullet is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula nestled inside, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on a white paper.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Almond Butter Video
Blending Time
1 min
6 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Coarse

Crushed Ice

8.0
10
The Vitamix 5200 is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Vitamix 5200 Ice Crushing Test
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.
Vitamix 5200 blender Crushed Ice video
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Ice Crushing Test
Ice Fineness
Fine
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
19% of 12 oz
0% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
10
9.3

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 the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender and its accessories, including the tamper, carton box, recipe booklet, user manual, extra blending pitcher, and handled cup, on a table.
Unboxing the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z

Dimensions

llustrated dimensions of the Vitamix 5200 Blender showing the height, depth, and width across in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z showing the height, length, and width in inches
Height
19.7" (50.0 cm)
16.9" (42.9 cm)
Width
8.8" (22.4 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Weight
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
Length
7.8" (19.7 cm)
6.8" (17.1 cm)

Build Quality

10
9.0
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 close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z motor base and container
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base and Container
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z motor base and container
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base

Blades

10
10
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  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender easy-twist extractor blade assembly
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
4 sharp blades
(1) 6 sharp blades, (2) 4 sharp blades
Removable
Yes
No
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 NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the underside of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z’s motor base
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 Volts
Rated Power
1500 Wattages
1200 Wattages
Working Time
≤ 6 minute
≤ 1 minute
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
7.2 pounds
5.1 oz (145 g)
Cord Length
5.9 ft (1.8 m)
2.6 ft (0.8 m)

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of Vitamix 5200 Blender Blending Container showing the height, depth, and width across in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blending cups showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blending cups showing their heights and diameters in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 64-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 32-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 24-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
Material
BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester
Plastic
Capacity
64 ounces
64 oz, 32 oz, and 24 oz
Weight
2.5 oz (71 g)
(1) 2 lbs, (2) 0.6 lbs, and (3) 0.56 lbs
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Medium to Large batches
Small, Medium, and Large batches

Lid

The Vitamix 5200’s Two-Part Lid stands on a table
A close-up of the Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
The Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A close-up of the Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A close up of the main lid and vented lip cap of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Friction
Features
Lid plug
Lid-plug

Control Panel

10
9.5
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 NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender control panel
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender control panel
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Min Speed
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Max Speed
Activation
Speed dial and Switch
Press-button
Min Speed
1,419 RPM
14,479 RPM
Max Speed
23,122 RPM
21,169 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
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z’s tamper is on a table
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
8.0

Ease of Blend

9.0
8.5

Noise Level

7.0
7.0
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 NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 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.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200w Noise Level Test
Max Level
99.8 dB
100.2 dB

Assembly

9.0
8.0

Cleanability

9.5
8.0

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