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#200488 10-13-2020 02:55 PM
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Hi, its been a while and I am looking into a Vitamix for my Esophageal Dysmotility or Dysplasia, my question is the Vitamix 7500 series any difference from the 5000 or 6000 series? I and looking for power cause my current Ninja does not puree well enough. I am not looking for push button or fancy gadgets. Thank you in advance, Michele


SCC 2005 floor of mouth and neck disection
SCC 2009 partial rt tongue RAD
PEG 2009
20 HBO treatments following surgery of three teeth and 10 more HBO to follow
2015 Diced food diet due to weak muscles long term effects of radiation
2018 Radiation Fibrosis of the jaw and neck, vocal cord dysfunction
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Hi Michele,

I have the 5200 model which I bought in 2014 - powerful, works great!

The 5200 model comes with the classic 64 oz tall container. I also bought a 48 oz low profile container. It is the C-Series base.

The 7500 model is a G-Series base and comes with a 64 oz low profile container.

The motor on the 7500 is 2.2 HP - 5200 is 2.0 HP.

The blade on the 7500 is 4” - 5200 is 3”. The tips of the blade on the 7500 turn a lot faster which gives you a quicker and thinner blend.

The shorter low-profile container fits under most cabinets which many people prefer.

The 7500 has a pulse option, 5200 does not.

Check out the Vitamix website - there are many new models and you can do a comparison on-line. Vitamix has come out with a number of accessories and some will only work on a specific base.

Note: Brian Hill, OCF founder, provided the comparison of these models in a OCF post a few years ago.

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SCC R-Lateral tongue, T1N0M0
Age 47 at Dx, non-smoker, casual drinker, HPV-
Surgery: June 2005
RT: Feb-Apr 2006
HBOT: 45 in 2008; 30 in 2013
Recurrence/Surgeries: Jan & Apr 2010
Biopsy 2/2011: Moderate dysplasia
Surgery 4/2011: Mild dysplasia
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Thanks for outlining the differences. I'd like to mention that OCF matches the Vitamix web site on prices, and they force all their dealers from Amazon to Williams Sonoma to do the same. The difference when you buy one from us, is the small profit we make from it goes to fund our Vitamix giveaway program for people with a lifelong need to peg feed, and a documented financial disparity which we verify by seeing that they are already on SS disability. So you don't spend any more, and you get to do good in the world at the same time. If you buy one through Amazon, please do so through the OCF link to them which is on this forum signing page. They give us 5% of your purchase back as a non profit partner to them, and it does not cost you one cent more. Just a little advertising here to try to help others. (lol)

If you save that Amazon/OCF web page url to your desktop, you won't have to look it up each time you shop there. It doesn't remember you are an OCF referral each time, so you have to enter from our link always.


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I should have added I'm a permanent PEG tube feeder that cannot eat by mouth any more. So I'd be happy to help anyone with choosing the right things to put in it to guarantee you are getting balanced nutrition. I pretty much eat the same thing every day, which makes shopping and being sure that my nutrition is good simple. Since I can't taste any of it, it really doesn't matter to me that there is something different each day, though I have friends that eat whatever the family is having for dinner and they just water it down in put it in their Vitamix. But that can be hit or mis as far as getting you everything your body needs. We're not like normal people anymore......


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Brian Hill #200504 10-21-2020 04:10 PM
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Brian,
I would be interested to know how you prepare your tube feedings to ensure a balanced diet. My husband might be in need of this information in the future.
Thank you,
Lottie


CG to husband, dx @ age 65, nonsmoker/social drinker. Dx 5/08 SCC Stage IV, BOT T1N2aM0. 33 IMRT - completed 9/12/08. Induction Chemo (Cisplatin, Taxotere & 5FU), plus concurrent Cisplatin.
1/09 PEG removed; 5/09 neg PET/CT; 5/10 PET/CT NED
Dental extraction & HBOT 2013; ORN 2014; Debridement/Tissue Transfer & HBOT 2016
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Sure. I can post what we blend up everyday as the go to food. There are variations but this will give you a balanced starting point. I'll put it up tomorrow If you want to reach out to privately and give me your email, also I will hook you up with a couple videos of us making a batch and what goes into it in a link I will send back to you. (please do not post your email in an open forum) It's in my private Dropbox. These are pretty rough and not polished, though good enough for you to see the whole idea in a few minutes, but we should make some that are done better, and we can post for those that are interested.


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Brian Hill #200523 10-29-2020 05:22 AM
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I've responded in a private message, thank you again.


CG to husband, dx @ age 65, nonsmoker/social drinker. Dx 5/08 SCC Stage IV, BOT T1N2aM0. 33 IMRT - completed 9/12/08. Induction Chemo (Cisplatin, Taxotere & 5FU), plus concurrent Cisplatin.
1/09 PEG removed; 5/09 neg PET/CT; 5/10 PET/CT NED
Dental extraction & HBOT 2013; ORN 2014; Debridement/Tissue Transfer & HBOT 2016

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