The Vitamix is a set of popular instruments used in kitchens and shops for decades as a multipurpose blender. In this short article, we are considering features and negative facets of the best blender for smoothies Vitamix 5000 blender and are pretty much true for other members of the Vitamix family.<br/>The review contains 4 sections namely Product design and quality, Operational aspects, Price and finally, after sales service. However, this review does not cover the facets of food preparation techniques and their usability.<br/>Product design and quality<br/>In comparison to industry rival blenders like Blendtec, two key top features of the Vitamix family devices is visible as their simplicity and usability. The operational panel of the unit has only three controls for the consumer and are,<br/>? High/ Variable speed selector switch<br/>? Variable speed selector dial<br/>? Power button<br/>The Vitamix 5000 container is made up of Polycarbonate material, that will be known to possess BPA (Bisphenol A) which is solvable in organic solvents, but poorly solvable in water. Still there is a concern about health issues and if you have already bought a Vitamix 5000 or you are likely to purchase a new or refurbished one, it is a good idea to test and see whether the present container is Polycarbonate or not. One option you've is to change the Polycarbonate container to a Polyester container, which will be BPA free, 10% harder compared to old container, 10 times more resistant to damage in the dishwasher and also a lot more chemically resistant. This equipment has two containers, one for dry use and one for wet use.<br/>The blade comes with the blender is a 4 prong tough blade and users of the merchandise has no complaints about it. This piece can simply handle even ice cubes and nuts without the hassle. The blade and the powerful 2 horsepower motor are always admired by the users. The blade is not easily removable from the most effective side of the container and there is an issue by customers, having trouble of getting the food stuck under the blades. But with only a little practice and patience, almost all food between the blades and underneath of the container may be obtained.<br/>The Vitamix machine is fairly large in design (20.5" High, 7.25" Wide and 8.75" Deep) regarding some other good blenders available in the market. However for the house use that's not considered a vital matter if you have a little space to store it. The weight of the device is 10.7 lbs and can be quite heavier than the other competitors in the market.<br/>The Vitamix machine may be operated by the average user without much difficulty. But you can find few concerns over some areas of it. This machine is very noisy and the Vitamix company fixed that problem in new members of the family. Some users were complaining about some vibration when it is in operation. In few customer reviews, there were complaints of overheating the machine when used in very tough jobs.<br/>In regards to cleaning, the equipment was created to clean itself by operating with water and some soap. The top speed flow of water inside the foodstuff container (jar) of the machine washes away the remaining food within the container.