Most people invest in cheap mixers a few times before understanding why pay a few hundred dollars for a decent one makes sense. The Vitamix 5200 is one awesome mixer. It is powerful and will last you for a long time. You are going to need the right accessories and add-ons to get the most out of it though. These 5 Vitamix 5200 accessories have you more than covered:
Vita-Mix Tritan Copolyester Containers with Wet Blade and Lid: these come in 64 and 32 ounce sizes. If your mixer bundle does not ship with the larger or smaller version, you are really better off picking it up. It will make your life easier.
Vitamix Wet Blade Assembly: sometimes, you are forced to replace the blade for your mixer. Thanks to this accessory, you can get back on track.
Vitamix Accelerator/Tamper Tool: this is useful for processing thick and dense ingredients. If your mixer gets stuck, these can help.
Vitamix Eastman Tritan Container with Dry Blade: my mixer shipped with the wet blade version. You are going to need this for grinding grains.
Vita-Mix Tritan Copolyester Containers with Lids and Wrenches: this does not have a blade but you can use it as a replacement jar for your mixer. The included wrench makes this easy to install.
The Vitamix 5200 is not cheap but has a long warranty and will last you for years. Thanks to the above accessories, you will be able to have more fun with your mixer.