Getting Started is a 40-page owner’s guide containing overviews of the machine and its components, care and cleaning recommendations, tips on using the machine in several capacities as well as 20 individual recipes utilizing most of them. Let’s Get Started! is a cooking class-themed DVD demonstrating the actual preparations of juice, soup, ice cream, and bread dough. Emphasis is placed on order of ingredients loaded into the jar, safety when using the tamper, and operation of the machine’s control dial and levers. Instruction is also given on chopping and grinding of both wet and dry ingredients and, finally, on how to clean the machine. The format gives the user options to skip to specific demonstrations or watch the DVD uninterrupted from its beginning.
A 14-page owner’s manual covers machine safeguards, registration information, a breakdown of the machine’s individual parts, usage tips, special features, and care and cleaning instructions. Completing the Vitamix 5200 package is a Quick Tips card, registration card, warranty certificate, and bonus offers. Like the recipes themselves, the owner’s manual and Getting Started guide are punched with loose-leaf openings and can be kept in the Whole Food Recipes binder for safekeeping.