Professional Series 500

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Brushed Stainless

Achieve flavorful, gourmet meals with the speed and precision of a professional chef. The Vitamix Professional Series 500 lets you explore new levels of culinary skill and looks like a pro with a brushed stainless finish.

Three pre-programmed settings offer consistent results with walk-away convenience.

Variable Speed Dial and Pulse feature refine every texture with culinary precision.

Create cookbook includes exquisite recipes from gourmet chefs.


Your machine is designed and built for outstanding performance and unsurpassed durability. When purchasing a Vitamix, you'll enjoy:

  • Commercial-grade, powerful, 2-peak horsepower motor that propels blades up to 240 mph to blend the toughest ingredients
  • Easy-to-use equipment paired with extreme versatility
  • The ability to chop, cream, blend, heat, grind, churn and more, with a single machine
  • Quick and easy self-cleaning with a drop of dish soap and warm water; just run on High for 30 seconds
  • 7-year full warranty
  • Ongoing recipe ideas and community support

Special offer for current owners: Trade in your current Vitamix toward an upgrade! Learn more

In the Box:

Create Cookbook

The Create cookbook is a full-color, hard-bound, 3-ring style book with easel-back convenience, exquisite recipes from gourmet chefs, and a getting started guide.

Create DVD

Let's Get Started is a DVD cooking class hosted by executive chef Steve Schimoler.


The Tamper is included to help you process thick mixtures like peanut butter and frozen desserts. It fits securely into the 64-ounce container with a special collar designed to prevent it from hitting the blades.

Unit Dimensions:

  • 20.5 in tall (with 64-ounce container in place)
  • 8.75 in deep
  • 7.25 in wide
  • 10 lb 9-ounce
  • cord length: 6 ft

Vitamix Blender Base:

  • 2-peak HP motor
  • 120 volt, 60 Hz 11.5 amps (North America)
  • Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system

Vitamix 64-ounce Container:

  • Height: 13.4 in
  • 64-ounce rated capacity
  • BPA-free Eastman Tritan® copolyester
  • Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 3-in diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time
  • Spill-proof vented lid with plug for safely adding ingredients while machine is running
  • Soft-grip, ergonomically-designed handle
  • Tamper with collar to prevent tool from hitting the blades

Soup Recipe - Sweet Potato Soup with Seared Tomatillos


  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) grape seed oil
  • 1 pound (454 g) smoked pork bones or ham
  • 1 pound (454 g) onions, peeled, cored and diced medium
  • 1 jalapeño, halved, seeded, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4-inch (10 cm) cinnamon stick
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, sliced
  • 1⁄4 pound (113 g) poblano peppers, stemmed and seeded, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander seed
  • 1 cup (240 ml) dry white wine
  • 2 pounds (908 g) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced medium
  • 7 cups (1.7 L) chicken stock
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper


  1. Add oil to a medium-hot pan and add the smoked pork bones and render for 3 minutes. Add the onions, jalapeños, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, garlic and poblanos and sweat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the coriander and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the wine and reduce by two-thirds. Add potatoes and stock, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until potatoes are very tender.
  4. Remove bay leaves, cinnamon stick and pork bones or ham. Set aside pork bones or ham.
  5. Add the mixture to the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  6. Select Smoothies program.
  7. Press Start.
  8. Allow machine to complete programmed cycle.

Garnish Ingredients:

  • 1 1⁄2 pounds (680 g) small tomatillos, remove husks and cut in small wedges
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) grapeseed oil
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded, diced brunoise
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons (25 g) sugar
  • 1 cup (16 g) cilantro leaves, chopped coarsely
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garnish Instructions:

  1. Heat a sauté pan until very hot. Toss the tomatillos with the oil, season with salt and pepper. Add to the pan and sear. Do not toss too much as you want to keep the pan hot. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the jalapeños and cook for 30 seconds. Add the lime juice and sugar, cooking an additional 3 minutes. Remove to a plate for garnish.
  3. Divide tomatillos between 8 bowls. Sprinkle the cilantro leaves in the bowl. Ladle the hot soup over the leaves and around the tomatillos and serve. Remove meat from pork bones and dice brunoise.
  4. Garnish each bowl with the diced meat.

Customer Reviews

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I've wanted one for years but didn't feel I should spend the money for myself. My husband wanted a juicer to improve his health and trusted me when I said a Vitamix was better. He's loving fruit & veggie smoothies & picked out recipes he wants to make himself!!

One year after purchase

One year after purchase, my wife & I can wholeheartedly endorse our Vitamix. We got the C Series 6300 from Costco & love it! We love the 3 preset programs. Go ahead and get one! We are using ours a lot more than I thought and are very pleased to have it.


Wow!!! What a powerhouse of a machine! It exceeds all expectations. It is such a pleasure to be able to drink 5 or 6 servings of green veggies in one sitting again! Love the preset options for perfect smoothies and other (hot and cold) creations. I am so happy with this new Super Machine!

Incredible Machine

What an incredible machine! I’ve been juicing for quite sometime but losing the pulp and nutrients due to the type of juicer I had. I purchased my Vitamix recently, and it is and will be the most used appliance in my home. Long story short, it’s a great machine that will last a long time.

Noisy Vitamix, but love it when I can use it

Like another reviewer, mine is also VERY loud. Too bad it's so noisy; I can't use it as often because of close proximity to neighbors. There are times I'd like to eat at times other's would be asleep =( I sometimes worry it'll affect my hearing in the long run.

FUN & Easy, Healthy Recipes

I am now making my own soups, veggie drinks and more. I will be bringing it to my sister's over the holidays to make, among many other delicious dishes, "Froggie Ice cream" for my 4 year old niece - per her specific request -(avocado, spinach, milk, pistachios, honey….) - YUM, YUM, YUM!


I absolutely love my Vitamix! I purchased it after a live demo but was so intimidated by all the options I waited 3 months to use it. That was a BIG BIG BIG mistake! I use it every day now and am enjoying experimenting with the numerous recipes.

Worst Purchase Ever!

Beyond disappointing! I've struggled with this blender for the past 1 ½ years. It doesn't blend anything; it simply shreds, mangles, and gums everything up. I bought a little $50 individual serving blender; it makes delicious smoothies, soups, etc.


This machine is the best thing out there. I use mine 2-3 times a day. Sure it's loud but who cares! Definitely consider it an investment in your health!!


This is the greatest invention ever! Sure it's loud but who cares?! Expensive but definitely worth it-consider it an investment in your health. Plus a 7 year warranty-free? Gotta love it!

Too loud

Just purchased the 500 Series and am ready to return it. It sounds like a jet taking off when making smoothies. It's so loud I can't use it until everyone is awake. It works beautifully but is too noisy.

owned vitamix since 2009

I checked ALL the similar blenders, but found out that the Vitamix seals, parts, and warrenties are the best of ALL the blenders on the market today. Is Vitamix expensive? yes. Worth the price?Absolutely! This machine does everything they say it does.

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