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Vitamix® 5200™ Named A Best Buy By Consumers Digest

Premium Vitamix Blender is a Repeat Best Buy Honoree

CLEVELAND, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamix®, the world leader in high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use, recently received a Best Buy award from Consumers Digest for its Vitamix 5200™. The publication named both the standard Vitamix 5200 model, with a 64-ounce container, and the Vitamix 5200 with a compact, 48-ounce container as Best Buys in the premium blender category, as part of its December 2013 issue.

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"The Vitamix 5200 is a repeat Best Buy selection because we found that this model pulverizes whatever you send its way, unlike others that we evaluated," said Consumers Digest editors. "This model's dial control allows you to adjust the speed precisely yet more easily than you can on other blenders."

Consumers Digest only bestows the Best Buy honor on products that deliver exceptional value for a given amount of money. The process for selecting Best Buys is rigorous. Products must first meet four basic conditions, including having national availability and the ability to support repairs and service. Products are then evaluated based on eight additional criteria: performance, ease-of-use, features, quality of construction, warranty, efficiency, styling, and maintenance and service requirements.

With an efficient 2-peak horsepower motor and blade speed of up to 240 miles per hour, the Vitamix 5200 can blend even the toughest ingredients. It features a Variable Speed Control dial for ultimate flexibility. The 5200 is perfect for family meals and entertaining—creating everything from hot soups to frozen desserts.

"Vitamix is thrilled to once again receive such a prestigious award from Consumers Digest," said Karen Haefling, vice president of marketing, Vitamix. "The Vitamix 5200 is a favorite amongst customers because of its versatility, ease-of-use and its ability to create a silky smooth texture. We're extremely pleased that Consumers Digest also found it to be a superior value based on its thorough evaluation."

The Best Buy Seal and other licensed materials are registered certification marks and trademarks of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. For award information, visit ConsumersDigest.com.

About Vitamix®
Vita-Mix® Corporation ("Vitamix") is a privately held family-owned and -operated company founded in 1921 that manufactures high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. The company's commercial customer list reads like a "Who's Who" of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs say their Vitamix machines are as important to them as their knives. A recognized leader in marketing and product innovation, Vitamix founder William G. "Papa" Barnard created the first infomercial in 1949 to demonstrate how the Vitamix blender could help people improve their health with whole foods, and the company developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s, which ignited the smoothie movement. Vitamix, whose products are known worldwide for their performance, durability, and reliability, continues to win awards for product innovation and is a recipient of the president's prestigious "E" Award for Exports. Headquartered in Olmsted Township, Ohio, 19 miles from Cleveland, Vitamix products are manufactured in Northeast Ohio and sold in 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.vitamix.com.

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