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This Vitamix is down to its best price of the year ahead of Amazon Prime Day

The early Amazon Prime Day deal saves you a rare $101 on a best-in-class blender that whizzes up smoothies, soups and more in seconds.

If smoothies were meant to have chunks in them, they'd be called chunkies. And that would never do, because your straw would keep getting jammed with pieces of ice and frozen fruit. But not all blenders are created equal, and if it's a truly silky drink you're looking for, Vitamix is the best of the best. Of course, these top-tier appliances don't come cheap — but we've found an early Amazon Prime Day deal on the Vitamix 5200 Blender that'll save you over a hundred bucks.

Speaking of Amazon Prime Day sales, there are a ton of markdowns you can snag ahead of the big event, slated for July 16-17. If you're in the market for kitchenware, appliances and more, check out our roundup of the best early Prime Day deals for your kitchen. And for even more early-bird savings, we've rounded up all the best Amazon Prime Day 2024 deals you can shop right now.

Alright, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's get acquainted with what will most likely become your new favorite kitchen toy. After all, there's a reason it's caused quite a stir among thousands of Amazon shoppers — in a good way.

Gee whiz! This does-it-all appliance is sure to set your heart a-blade. 

$399 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal? 💰

At $399 (down from $500), this is the best price we're currently seeing for this top-seller, and our price trackers tell us it hasn't dipped lower in about a year. If you're experiencing some sticker shock even with the discount, just think of how much you'll save in the long run if you're used to shelling out for pricey smoothie-shop drinks on the regular. (Note: The red model is currently on sale for the lowest price, though the black/gray model is just a few dollars more.)

Why do I need this? 🤔

Whether you're looking to cool down with a refreshing blended drink or enjoy an ethereally velvety soup once the temps drop, this multitasker can do it all in seconds. With 10 speed settings, you'll be able to achieve the exact consistency you're going for, and the pulse feature allows for some texture, i.e. if you want a salsa that's on the chunkier side.

The aircraft-grade stainless steel blades were designed to pulverize just about any ingredient that crosses their path with ease, including ice. And in terms of versatility, you can use this blender for making ice cream, nut butters, dressings, sauces, dips, baby food ... it even churns out hot soup without the need for a stove, thanks to the friction from its blades. The 64-ounce container can hold a large amount of food, and when it's time to clean, just fill it with soap and water and run the machine for 30-60 seconds.

Functionality aside, the Vitamix's sleek silhouette will look great on your counter, and when you consider how many mediocre blenders you're likely to cycle through in a short time, it's a worthwhile investment. On that note, this blender still comes with a seven-year warranty for extra peace of mind.

A red Vitamix blender on a kitchen counter next to two cups holding smoothies
This Vitamix blender can do it all, from soup to nuts — in the most literal sense. (Amazon)

What reviewers say 💬

Over 6,200 Amazon customers are in blitz — er, bliss — because of this heavy-duty blender.

Pros 👍

"I was hesitant [about] spending this much on a blender, but wow," shared one convert. "I can make a buttery-smooth smoothie with just frozen fruits, [in] under 30 seconds. It was definitely worth the money."

"Heard so much hype about this blender, so I just had to see for myself," said another. "The thing is impressive. Instead of smoothies splashing around inside [the] container, it operates so smoothly. Also transforms fresh veggies into hot soup in minutes!"

"There is absolutely nothing I do not like about this blender," shared a longtime user. "Its strength is its simplicity, no gimmicky buttons or modes, just two switches and a dial. Over the past five years, we've used this blender to make soups, smoothies, nut butters and more — we've been impressed each time. This appliance has more than earned its spot on our countertop, and we're proud to show it off."

Cons 👎

Several reviewers shared this user's main complaint: "The only negative is the noise when used on the highest setting," they wrote. "Some have described it as a 'jet engine,' and I have to agree. Still, no regrets. Great blender and worth the money."

"The biggest con is the fact that the jar isn't able to be thrown in the dishwasher," said a final fan. "What I do is soak it, throw soap in there and 'blend it.' Works pretty well!"

Thank you, Jamba Juice and Smoothie King, but your services are no longer needed.

$399 at Amazon

Leave no precious smoothie remnants behind, thanks to this Vitamix accessory:

Get all of the good stuff with this nifty tool that was designed to fit in between and under your blender's blades.

"It's very weirdly shaped, but the different angles allow you to really get into the crevices of the blender bowl; not just the sides but under the blades as well," wrote a reviewer. "Other spatulas get torn up for this task, but now I can save them from a gnarly fate."

$15 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you'll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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