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Vitamix 5200 Blender vs Oster Pro 1200 Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The Oster Pro 1200W caters to basic blending needs at an affordable price, but the Vitamix 5200's higher price justifies its outstanding quality across a wide range of challenging tasks.

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Vitamix 5200 Blender vs Oster Pro 1200 Blender

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Oster Pro 1200W and Vitamix 5200 cater to distinctly different segments. As an affordable choice, the Oster Pro appeals to budget-conscious consumers with its balance of essential features and efficiency. It performs impressively in specific tasks like ice crushing, green smoothies, and almond butter preparation but shows limitations with tough, challenging blends like frozen fruit smoothies. 

On the other hand, the Vitamix 5200 targets a more premium segment with its higher price, justified by its heavy blending performance and 7-year warranty. It effortlessly handles a diverse range of tasks, from smoothies to nut butters, with a level of consistency and quality that the Oster Pro is hard to match.

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
  • Good value for the money
  • Well-organized control buttons 
  • A lot easier to clean and assemble than many of its rivals
  • Excels at preparing green smoothies, almond butter, and crushed ice
  • The container does not lock onto the base 
  • Average ice-crushing capability
  • Lackluster capability in making frozen fruit smoothies 
  • Gimmicky control panel

Key Specs

Dimensions
H19.7 x L8.8 x W8.8 inches
H14.5 x L7.3 x W7.6 inches
Weight
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Capacity
64 oz
48 ounces
Motor Power
1500 watts
1200 wattages
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$474.97
$82.85

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.7
7.1

Smoothie

10
9.0
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.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Green Smoothie Video
The Oster Pro 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 smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 1 minute and 30 seconds
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Oster Pro smoothies blended for 30 seconds, a full minute, and 1 minute and a half.
Blending Time
40 seconds
1 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.8
0.0
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.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Frozen Smoothie Video
The Oster Pro 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 a Oster Pro blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 min 10 seconds
5 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Chunky
Suction

Protein Shake

9.9
8.5
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.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Protein Shakes Video
The Oster Pro  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 1 minute 49 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Oster Pro, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
1 min
1 min 50 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Slightly Smooth

Almond Butter

10
8.3
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.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Almond Butter Video
The Oster Pro is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 min
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Crushed Ice

8.0
10
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.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Crushed Ice Video
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Ice Fineness
Fine
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
19% of 12 oz
0% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
10
7.4

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 Oster Pro blender and its accessories, including the user manual, 24 oz cup with lid, and carton box, on a table.
Unboxing the Oster Pro 1200 Watt Blender

Dimensions

llustrated dimensions of the Vitamix 5200 Blender showing the height, depth, and width across in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blender showing the height, length, and width in inches
Height
19.7" (50.0 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
8.8" (22.4 cm)
7.6" (19.3 cm)
Weight
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Length
7.8" (19.7 cm)
7.3" (18.4 cm)
Shaft Length

Build Quality

10
7.0
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 Oster Pro motor base and container
The Oster Pro Motor Base and Container

Blades

10
8.0
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 Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 sharp blades
6 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
The Oster Pro Motor Base
The Oster Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the Oster Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the underside of the Oster Pro’s motor base
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 V
Rated Power
1500 Wattages
1200 W
Working Time
≤ 6 minute
N/A
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
7.2 pounds
4.5 oz (128 g)
Cord Length
5.9 ft (1.8 m)
2.9 ft (0.9 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 Oster Pro blending containers showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blending containers showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 48-oz container showing the height and diameter in inches.
Material
BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester
Glass
Capacity
64 ounces
48.0 fl oz (1.4 L)
Weight
2.5 oz (71 g)
3.2 oz (91 g)
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Medium to Large batches
Small to large batches

Lid

The Vitamix 5200’s Two-Part Lid stands on a table
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Lid
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Friction
Features
Lid plug
Lid plug

Control Panel

10
8.0
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 Oster Pro Control Panel
A close-up of the Oster Pro Control Panel
Oster Full-sized Blender Min Speed
Oster Full-sized Blender Max Speed
Activation
Speed dial and Switch
Press-button
Min Speed
1,419 RPM
4,546 RPM
Max Speed
23,122 RPM
16,006 RPM
Presets
No
Yes
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
Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
7.8

Ease of Blend

9.0
7.5
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 24-oz cup showing the height and diameter in inches.

Noise Level

7.0
7.1
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 Oster Pro 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
99.7 dB

Assembly

9.0
8.5

Cleanability

9.5
8.5