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Ninja QB1004

Update May 6, 2013  Our short Review:  We have one and LOVE IT!

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May 6, 2013 We did the research and bought a Vita-mix 5200 blender several years ago and wrote about it here.  Today we got the June 2013 Issue of Consumer Reports and they list nine "standard" blenders with rankings from 70 to 91.  Two blenders tied for the top score of 91.  They gave no reason for ranking the Vitamix tied with the Ninja this year after ranking the Vitamix 5200 three points higher a year earlier.  The only other change we noticed is they dropped the dash "-" in Vitamix for 2013 from "Vita-mix" in 2012

Oddly, the more expensive Vitamix blenders scored lower on their ratings.  Here is a summary of the top five:

Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 $60
Vitamix 5200
Ninja Ninja Professional NJ600 $100
Vitamix Professional Series 750 and similar
Professional Series 750 and Vitamix 7500
Hamilton Beach
Hamilton Beach Commercial Tempest HBH650 $450

We looked at the May 2013 issue of Consumer Reports where they did a full review of 76 blenders.  The only difference we see between the Vitamix 5200 and Vitamix Professional 750 (and Vitamix 7500) is a slightly lower score for "convenience."

The September 2012 Consumer Reports (page 41) rates the VIta-mix 5200 with a top score of 76 and gives second place to the Ninja Master Prep QB1004 with a score of 73.

The Vita-mix 5200 was the top rated blender based on points in the 2010 Consumer Reports rankings of blenders.  The Vitamix was also the most expensive blender on their list at $450.    The new rankings appear to give bonus points for value.

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