I have had the vitamix 5200 for 3 years now and thought it would be helpful to leave a review so people know how awesome it is. Yes it's not cheap but it's totally worth its money because it will blend EVERYTHING and at no time I had to worry it would break apart. Even really har stuff like ginger, nuts, carrots, ice cubes, absolutely no problem.
For being that powerful it's not even as loud as you may think. Cleaning is easy and fast, we use it every day multiple times and I could not imagine my life without it now. If you want a reliable blender you should really try this one! Better invest once than having to throw a cheap one away after