Vita-Mix and K-TEC Blender Comparison Chart
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K-Tec Champ HP3
Vita-Mix Super 5000
Vita-Mix 5000
Vita-Prep 1002
Vita-Mix 4500
Horsepower 3 Peak HP 2 Peak HP 2 Peak HP 2 Peak HP 2 Peak HP
Weight 6.8 lbs 10.7 lbs 10.7 lbs 10.7 lbs 10.7 lbs
Under Cupboard Height 15.5" 20.5" 20.5" 20.5" 20.5"
Dimensions 15.5" High
7" Wide
8" Deep
20.5" High
7.25" Wide
8.75" Deep
20.5" High
7.25" Wide
8.75" Deep
20.5" High
7.25" Wide
8.75" Deep
20.5" High
7.25" Wide
8.75" Deep
Speeds 10 Variable Variable Variable 2
Amps 13 amps 11.5 amps 11.5 amps 11.5 amps 11.5 amps
Watts 1500 1200 1200 1200 1380
Automatic Shutoff Yes No No No No
Programmable Cycles Yes No No No No
Number of Cycles 30 0 0 0 0
Computer Control Yes No No No No
Sealed Control Panel Yes No No No No
Jars - Wet/Dry Use Wet/Dry in one 1 Wet & 1 Dry Jar Needs 2 separate jars Needs 2 separate jars Needs 2 separate jars
Jar Size 64 oz. 64 oz. 64 oz. 64 oz. 64 oz.
Carafe Material Lexan Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Stainless Steel Blade Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blade Style 2 prong 4 prong 4 prong 4 prong 4 prong
Tamper Included No- Doesn't need it. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ease of Use Simple Simple Simple Simple Simple
Loudness Moderate Very Loud Very Loud Very Loud Very Loud
Break Resistant Carafe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Control 6 One-Touch Buttons 30 Cycles High/Low Variable
Speed Knob
High/Low Variable
Speed Knob
High/Low Variable
Speed Knob

High/Low Only
Switch

Warranty 8 years 7 years 7 years 3 years 5 years
Warranty on Coupling & Blade Lifetime 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years
NSF Approved Yes No No Yes No
Colors Available Black or White Black, White or Red Black, White or Red Black Only Black Only
Book/Manual Included Included Included Included Included
Makes Nut/Seed Butter Perfectly Great Great Great Great
Grinds Flax and other seeds Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Breads/Dough Yes Yes Not as well Not as well Not as well
Fruits and Vegetables Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retail Value $599.00 $515.00 $580.00 $765.00 $399.99
Savings + $200.00 $115.01 $100.01 $365.01 $60.00
Your Low Price $399.00 $399.99 + S/H + Tax $479.99 + S/H + Tax $399.99 $339.99
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Investing in your brand new K-TEC Champ HP3 or Vita-Mix Blender

1. What is the difference between the Vita-Mix 5000 series, the Vita-Prep and the Vita-Mix 4500 blender?

Let's take a closer look at the Vita-Mix 5000 series.

First thing is PRICE! The Vita-Mix 5000 is $399.99 plus shipping/handling and Tax. If you add all that up it can be $450.00 or more. The Vita-Mix Super 5000 is $479.99 shipping/handling and Tax. Add all this up and it can cost you more than $525.00. Wow! The Vita-Mix 5000 series gets shipped only from the Vita-Mix company. It takes 1-2 weeks to just ship out and will arrive to you in another 5-7 days. Total of about 2-3 weeks to arrive.

  Vita-Mix Super 5000 Blender Vita-Mix 5000 Blender
Price $479.99 $399.99
Shipping + Tax Can be over $50-$60 Can be over $40-$50
Delivery Time 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks

 

 

 

 

Is all this worth the price and wait for your brand new Vita-Mix 5000??? NO! Let me explain why...

1. The main difference between the Vita-Mix 5000 and Super 5000 is that the Super 5000 comes with a wet (standard on all Vita-Mix models) and the extra $80.00 you spend goes for a dry container. The dry container is used for grinding and kneading. I have used both wet and dry containers and there is really little difference. Both containers can grind grain, seeds, and nuts. Most people who decide to spend the extra $80.00 on the dry container only use it 3-5 times before they see that the wet container can do the same job. Don't waste your money!

  Vita-Mix Super 5000 Blender Vita-Mix 5000 Blender
Price $479.99 + shipping + tax $399.99 + shipping + tax
Dry/Wet container Comes with both Wet only
Benefits Grinds both dry foods and wet Grinds both dry foods and wet
Conclusions Don't waste $80.00+. Dry container works just as well as the wet one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. So, now that we have eliminated the Vita-Mix Super 5000, we still have 3 choices left. The Vita-Mix 5000, The Vita-Prep 1002 and the Vita-Mix 4500. Which one will be eliminated next. If you guessed the Vita-Mix 5000 you guessed right. Let me explain why below....

The Vita-Mix 5000 is the exact same machine as the Vita-Prep 1002. The only differences is the warranty, color availability and most important, price.

  Vita-Mix 5000 Blender Vita-Prep 1002 Blender
Warranty 7 years 3 years
Colors Black, White or Red Black Only
Price $399.99 + shipping + tax $399.99 FREE shipping, No Tax

 

 

 

 

The Vita-Mix 5000 has a 7 year warranty and the Vita-Prep 1002 has a 3 year warranty. The Vita-Mix 5000 comes in black, white or red and the Vita-Prep 1002 comes in black only.

3. Now that we have concluded that the Vita-Mix 5000 is basically the Vita-Prep, let's take a closer look at the differences between the Vita-Prep 1002 and the Vita-Mix 4500.

  Vita-Prep 1002 Blender Vita-Mix 4500 Blender
Warranty 3 years 5 years
Variable Knob YES NO
Price $399.99 (Free shipping) $339.99 (Free shipping)

 

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The main difference between the two is that the Vita-Prep has a variable control speed knob and the Vita-Mix 4500 only has a 2 speed switch.

Vita-Prep Vs. Vita-Mix  Blender

So, now that you know the main differences which one is better? Well...that's tough to say. The answer is that they're both good because in the end they both produce the same result. If you want more control with your blending then the Vita-Prep is best for you. Most raw food chefs and regular chefs use the Vita-Prep, because they love the control. If you are on a budget then the Vita-Mix 4500 is a great choice.

4. So...let's say you went ahead and chose the better blender. The Vita-Prep 1002. How does it compare to the K-TEC Champ HP3. Let's have a closer look.

  K-TEC Champ HP3 Vita-Prep 1002
Warranty 8 years 3 years
Colors Black or White Black Only
Price $399.99 (lower price on site) $399.99

 

 

 

 

Is the K-Tec better than the Vita-Prep?

Which out of these two is best?

I would have to go with the K-TEC Champ HP3 Blender.

Top 10 reasons to buy the K-TEC Champ HP3 over the Vita-Prep/Vita-Mix Blenders.

1. Better Warranty
2. More Horsepower ( 3-Peak horsepower)
3. Shorter/Wider container fits under cabinets better.
4. K-Tec container can be used for both wet & dry material.
5. K-Tec does not need a tamper (because of container design).
6. Automatic shut-off
7. Motor does not heat up as fast as the Vita-Prep
8. Microprocessor controlled - 100% solid state
9. Easier and faster to clean than the Vita-Prep.
10. Costs less than the Vita-Prep.

Have you decided on which blender you want to invest in?

Click here to buy the K-TEC Champ HP3 blender Click here to buy the Vita-Prep Blender


If you are still uncertain on which blender to invest in, please visit our FAQ's sections below.

Click here to view the FAQ's for the K-TEC Champ HP3 Blender.

Click here to view the FAQ's for the Vita-Mix Blenders.


If you still would like to purchase the Vita-Mix 5000 blenders please call 1-800-577-4729.

 

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