Vitamix Next Generation Review – Model Comparison

Comparing the Vitmix G-Series Blenders

The Next Generation Vitamix blenders, or G-Series, include the:

  • Vitamix Professional Series 300
  • Vitamix Professional Series 750
  • ​Vitamix 7500
  • Vitamix Creations Elite
  • Vitamix 780

First I’ll cover the features they all have in common, then take a look at each one separately so that you’ll get the full picture of differences.

And finally, I’ll share with you what I beleive is THE most worthwhile model to start off with and own.

Interesting fact:

Before the Next Generation Vitamix blenders were offered for sale to the public, they were first tested out at Starbucks. After impressive results were reported back to them, the new machines were released for sale.

Vitamix G-Series Common New Features

Vitamix G-Series Blender

Size is Everything

All the Vitamix Next Generation blenders have a new, lower profile, so they will easily fit under cabinets. In this case, shorter is more attractive!

The blades on all these G-Series machines are a large 4 inches. This was due to a much wider pitcher base than the C-Series. Because of the wider base, it needs to have a larger blade to create the right vortex that helps suck the ingredients down towards them.

vitamix g-series

This new design makes for significantly faster – and dare I say – even smootherblends. I find the wider mouth jug is also easier to use and scrape out since it’s not as deep.

Bigger IS better!

vitamix g-series review

All Vitamix machines feature a really long 6 FT, 3-prong safety cord with a convenient hideaway compartment to keep any un-needed cord safely stowed away under the motor base. Length can matter for some, and it’s nice to have just in case. And it’s also great to have a place to tuck away what you don’t need.

All the Next Gen blenders also come with:

  • Spill-proof, vented lid with plug for safely adding ingredients while machine is running
  • BPA-Free Eastman Tritan® copolyester container
  • Soft-grip, ergonomically-designed handle
  • Tamper with collar to prevent it from hitting the blades

More Muscle

We also see an increase in power over the Classic Series blenders. You get a 2.2 peak horsepower motor instead of 2-HP. Now you might not think this little bump in horses means much, but for a small motor like this it does make a difference.

Bottom line, you get improved performance, smoother blends and faster blending.

The Quieter Blender

​The G-Series are less noisy than the Classic blenders.

The new machines and quieter (according to Vitamix) by 40%.  

I really didn’t notice the sound difference to be significant until running them at the highest speed.

But then again, maybe I’m still suffering hearing loss from trying out the Blendtec!!! I find that ANY Vitamix makes less noise than rival company Blendtec.

Also, this new series have a better cooling system to prevent overheating (which can ruin your blender).

Here’s a quick snapshot of the first G-Series models:

Vitamix Next Generation G-Series Blenders

Vitamix G-series Models One by One

Vitamix 7500

Vitamix 7500

Features & Warranty :

  • 17.5″ tall (with container on the base)
  • 9.4″ deep x 7.7″ wide
  • 12.5 lbs
  • 64 oz BPA-Free copolyester jug
  • 7 year full warranty

You get the ‘Simply Fresh’ cookbook full of the Vitamix recipes, found in all of their cookbooks.

These are often the same ones whipped up and used during live demo’s.

The Vitamix Professional 300 which is nearly the twin to this machine comes with a different faceplate color and a different cookbook called the ‘Create’.

Here are the two different cookbooks and owner’s manuals:

vitamix cookbooks diff

The ‘Create’  is on the left and the ‘Simply Fresh' on the right side of the photo.

Both cookbooks are hardcovers.

Professional Series 300

Vitamix 300

Features & Warranty :

  • 17.5″ tall (with container on the base)
  • 9.4″ deep x 7.7″ wide
  • 12.5 lbs
  • 64 oz BPA-Free copolyester jug
  • 7 year full warranty 

Other than the look and different cookbook, it’s really the same blender as the lower priced Vitamix 7500 (see above).

As a side note, the precursor to the Professional Series 300 was the Professional Series 200 – which is still available as one of their Classic Series (the older look/style of machines).

The 300, like all of the G-Series has the updated, newer styled base, jug and more power.

The Pro 300 is easily distinguished from the 7500 by its gray face plate.

The recipes contained by the Create cookbook are unique, more advanced than other Vitamix recipes and are generally gourmet. The recipes are split under 2 sections called:

  1. Energize Your Weekdays
  2. Relax & Entertain on Weekends

The 300 also comes with a DVD that features Chef Michael Voltaggio. It’s a very professional and well produced video and also a really nice bonus to the Pro 300 package.

But again – it’s the same machine, blades, pitcher, lid tamper… the same specs and ‘guts’ so to speak, as the 7500.

Note that neither the 300 or the 7500 have any preset programs. Strictly the variable speed dial and pulse switch. So if none of those things are really important to you, you’ll save a little bit of money buying the 7500 instead.

Creations Elite

Vitamix Creations Elite

Features & Warranty :

  • 17.5″ tall (with container on the base)
  • 9.4″ deep x 7.7″ wide
  • 11 lbs
  • 48 oz BPA-Free copolyester jug
  • 5 year full warranty

There are several unique and important differences between this model and the other three Vitamix blenders part of the G-Series.

They are as follows:

  1. Comes with smaller, 48 oz jug instead of the 64 oz.
  2. Comes with a 5 year warranty, not 7 years.
  3. Comes with an insulated Stainless Smoothie Cup designed for taking drinks on the go
  4. Comes with the ‘Creations’ cookbook.

The good news is that this is perfect for you if you don’t feel you’d need the 64 ounce container. Plus is you like to take your smoothies with you, the stainless traveler mug will come in handy. What you may not like is the 5 year warranty.

My understanding is the shorter warranty has nothing to do with the quality of the blender.

This blender unit is made with the exact same motor and high quality materials as the other three Next Gen models. But by shaving off 2 years, Vitamix feels they can offer a bit of a lower price point.

Vitamix 750 Professional Series 

Vitamix 750

Features & Warranty :

  • 17.5″ tall (with container on the base)
  • 9.4″ deep x 7.7″ wide
  • 12.5 lbs
  • 64 oz BPA-Free copolyester jug
  • 7-year full warranty 

What you mainly get for another $110 over the Vitamix 7500 are the 5 preset programs.

Many people like the 'set and forget' convenience of the program buttons.  It allows you to walk away an do other things while the machine processes a perfectly timed blend for you.

You will also still get the variable speed dial and pulse switch.

Oh yes – and there’s the option of getting it in the brushed stainless base.

The cookbook is also different with this Pro model, same as with the Pro 300. Instead of the ‘Simply Fresh’ cookbook you will get the ‘Create’ cookbook.

Vitamix 780 

Vitamix 750

Features & Warranty :

  • 17.25″ tall (with container on the base)
  • 9″ deep x 8.8″ wide
  • 12.5 lbs
  • 64 oz BPA-Free copolyester jug
  • 7-year full warranty 

The biggest difference for the price upgrade of an extra $120 (per Vitamix.com) over the Professional Series 750 is the smooth, flat, touch screen control panel. The 5 pre-programmed settings and 10 speeds are the same.

For those who like the sleeker look of no knobs - this is Vitmix for you.

Check out this 45 second video to see how easy it is to use:

It also happens to be much easier to wipe clean, as there are no crevices to have to get into.

The base is also slightly larger, but the overall height  it is 1/4" shorter with the jug sitting on this base. This makes it a better fit to sit out on your countertop under the upper kitchen cabinets

The weight, or heft, of the base is the same.

There’s no option of getting it a brushed stainless base, but you do have the choice between black or red.

The last time I looked, it was discounted by $100 on Amazon. Go ahead and check:

Summary and Final Thoughts

It’s pretty clear that Vitamix wanted to make a more efficient design when they came out with the G-Series.

And they succeeded.

The styling was a little more updated, and for the first three years, they chose to stick with only offering mechanical dial and switches instead to going with an electronic soft-touch design. Quite unlike their rival, Blendtec.

But that wasn't totally a bad thing.

There’s far less of a chance for mechanical knobs & switches to fail in the long run the way that an electronic console can.

However, the Vitamix designers finally caved in to offer the smooth, sleeker looking touch screen design in 2015. And given their long warranty and superb backing of it, the control panel is likely to work without any problems for a long, long time.

The Next Gen’s now fit better out on the kitchen counter and they have more power.

The new jug & blade design along with the greater horsepower mean faster and slightly improved blending over the C-Series.

And shhh – don’t forget these are also a little bit quieter.

If I had enough in my budget to get the Pro 750, without batting an eyelash at the price tag – I’d jump at it!!!

But since my husband is very frugal, I can personally survive without the presets and would definitely choose the Vitamix 7500 when I finally do upgrade from my 5200.

And since I do a lot of blending I’ll probably cave in and upgrade to a 7500 in the near future.

My opinion is the 7500 is the overall best choice (for most people) for the money.

Now, which one are YOU going to get?