Vitamix XL 5201 Capacity Blending System 1.5gal & 64oz Containers

Vitamix 15978 - XL Large Capacity Blender Variable Speed Blending System - 1.5 gal and 64 oz Containers

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Vitamix 15978 - XL Large Capacity Blender Variable Speed Blending System - 1.5 gal and 64 oz Containers
Vitamix 15978 - XL Large Capacity Blender Variable Speed Blending System - 1.5 gal and 64 oz Containers
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SKU: 5201
4.5 stars, based on 2 reviews


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In a hurry? Check out these key benefits:

  • Powerful 4.2 peak output HP motor allows heavy blending from delicate tomatoes to dense meat
  • Large 1.5-gallon container provides extra blending capacity for both hot and cold ingredients
  • Pulse function and variable speed control allow for flexibility and creativity
  • Low countertop profile and removable lid plug make it easy to add ingredients while blending

Power. Capacity. Efficiency.

Food prep is an essential part of your everyday operation. From chopping and dicing vegetables to creating sauces and purees, preparation for your dinner service is critical to your kitchen’s success. It’s also time-consuming, and using the right prep equipment like Vitamix’s XL blending system can significantly speed up the process.

The Vitamix XL is a valuable tool to have in your kitchen’s repertoire. With an impressive 4.2 horsepower motor, it can easily handle heavy food processing jobs. Its variable speed control and manual pulse button allow you to achieve any texture you desire. When it comes to power, nothing beats Vitamix’s versatile XL blender.

Not only does it have power on its side, the XL is also one of the largest food prep blenders on the market. It’s perfect for a wide range of prep tasks--from large batches of sauces and soups to pico and salsas. With a whopping 1.5 gallon container, prep jobs that used to take 2 or 3 batches can now be done in one fell swoop. Vitamix also includes a 64-ounce container for smaller jobs and a tamper for whole food processing while blending.

Don’t spend more time on prep than you have to. Using the XL, you get reduced back-of-the-house prep times and improved workflow efficiency. With extraordinary output capacity and unmatched power, the XL will quickly become your kitchen’s new best friend.

What's in the Box?

  • 1 - XL 5201 Capacity Blending System
  • 1 - 64 oz container with standard blade
  • 1 - 192 oz container with standard blade
  • 2 - Lid with plug
  • 1 - Accelerator tamper tool


Introducing the Vitamix XL ” a premium blender featuring a powerful 4.2 peak horsepower motor and unparalleled 192-ounce real blending capacity.

  • Capacity: 1.5 gallon
  • Blender Motor: 4.2 peak horsepower
  • The XL™s design allows for reduced prep time and increased efficiency
  • Variable speed dial and manual pulse button
  • Lower profile for better countertop space management.
  • High-performance blade design provides superior blend with consistent results
  • Clean up is a snap with the XL™s ergonomically designed container
  • 192-ounce capacity BPA-free Tritan„¢ copolyester clear container that is ergonomically designed for easy-of-use
  • Also includes 64 ounce container and tamper
  • Warranty: 3-year limited parts, 1 year labor


Dimensions (HxWxD)18.1" x 8.5" x 19"
Weight50 lbs


Plug into the Movement! Vitamix has been manufacturing top-of-the-line commercial and home blenders since 1937 when the first Vitamix machine was introduced. Vitamix is a family-owned and operated company that emphasizes the quality of their machines and helpful customer service. Their mission is simple: "to be the best blending equipment company in the world."


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5 / 5 stars


Wow! after using regular sized VitaMix at the cafe, using the 1.5 gallon version is like night and day.

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4 / 5 stars

Great High Volume Blender

I operate a smoothie restaurant and have gone through several Vitamix, Waring and Cleanblend Blenders. We would trigger the automatic overheat protector several times a day while blending a very thick mix (frozen blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and bananas with just a bit of liquid). The thick mix also required a lot of manual pushing with the tamper. The commercial models without tamper just did not work for us no matter how long we mixed. Tried the Vitamix XL for its larger capacity and high HP plus tamper. The XL did have a hefty price tag but with Prima's Try Before You Buy program we decided to give it a shot. I have blended twice the normal amount in the 1.5 gal which is a huge time saver with very little tamping needed. My other employees however felt the large capacity was still hard to use. They were however able to blend double portions in the 64 oz container with almost no tamping. I think this is due to the narrower size of the container which lets the liquid accumulate a bit higher in the container. I could likely do 3 to 4 times normal portion in the 1.5 gal. The user manual also provided a nifty hint to run the blender on high without the jar to help cool the motor. I had not heard that before. Two weeks of running upwards of 25 thick blends per day without tripping the overheat. I saw a review that the XL blends a little differently than the other Vitamixes. I like the consistency of the blends we have been getting. Since I don't need to use as much liquid the blend does not come out watery and no unblended large chunks. It looks almost like frozen yogurt but with much more firmness. Only negatives are 1) that it does take up a lot of space on the counter and 2) because of the size and counters of the 1.5 gal container, it is difficult to use the tamper to push ingredients that sit very low and to the sides of the container. Would probably mark down half a star for these reasons but can't give 4.5 stars in the review. Very happy with this blender.

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