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Blendtec Blender Reviews

Blendtec Blender ReviewsBlendtec blender reviews from actual seasoned owners make no secret that versatility is one of the main features these small appliances have to offer. An amazingly powerful motor coupled with high quality construction make them a force to be reckoned with. No wonder they are some of the most popular and highest quality home blenders currently available anywhere today.

These blenders come packed with a host of great features which are sure to make your meal times easier, healthier and more enjoyable.

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3: Commercial EZ 600
4: Classic 575, Fit; Designer 625
5: Designer 675
6: Classic Total; Designer 650; Professional 800, 750
42: Commercial Stealth 875

3: Commercial Chef 600
5: Classic 575
8: Designer 675
10: Classic Total
11: Professional 750, 800; Commercial Stealth 875, 885
100: Designer 650, 725

Blend Rewards: Designer 725
Blender Wizard Access (USB port): Professional 800, Commercial 875

Stealth Technology™ Enclosure
.Professional 800
.Commercial Stealth 875, 885, Nitro 895 NBS
.Commercial Connoisseur 825

Commercial Recommended daily blends
60+: Chef 600, EZ 600
150+: Connoisseur 825, Spacesaver
200+: Stealth Nitro 895 NBS

1: Commercial Chef 600, EZ 600
2: Classic Fit
3: Commercial Stealth 875, 895 NBS, Connoisseur 825
8: Classic 575, Total; Designer 625, 650, 675, 725; Professional 750
10: Professional 800

Jars (excluding bundles)
FourSide (75oz): Classic 575, Total, Fit; Commercial Chef 600, EZ 600
WildSide+ (90oz): Designer 625, 650, 675, 725; Professional 750, 800; Commercial Stealth 875, 885, Connoisseur 825
Wildside Flow: compatible with all Blendtec blenders
Mini WildSide (46oz): compatible with all Blendtec blenders
Twister (37oz): Designer 725
Go (34oz): Classic Fit

Blendtec blender reviews: the Models

Blendtec CLASSIC blenders helped transition into a residential setting commercial blenders already widely used in juice bars and coffee shops around the world. It all started with an ambitious vision: replace up to 9 countertop appliances with an all-in-one appliance capable of making smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milk shakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, batters, dressings, salsas and more!

Blendtec engineers used a lot of ingenuity from the base up when designing these high power blenders. All Classic models have been well received and praised for their power, being easy to use and clean, as well as offering good value for money.

Blendtec Classic 575/FourSide

Though on the noisy side, the Blendtec Classic 575 Slate Blender with FourSide Jar is deemed versatile and easy to operate. If you wish to add a pop of color in your kitchen, the Blendtec 575 is THE model available in an array of colors: Black, Poppy, Caribbean, Orchid, Polar White & Slate Grey!
Jar: FourSide (75oz)
Power: 1575 watts, 3.0hp
Push button control
4 pre-programmed cycles: Smoothie, Clean, 60-seconds, 90-seconds
Speeds: 5 + Pulse
Illuminated LCD timer displays remaining time on blends
Warranty: 8 year
Dimensions: 7”W x 8”D x 15”H; weighs 7.28 lbs

Blendtec Classic 575 Blender with 2 JarsThe Blendtec Classic 575 Blender with WildSide+ Jar (90oz) and FourSide Jar (75 oz) BUNDLE adds the 75oz FourSide jar to the mix for greater flexibility. With a 32-ounce blending capacity (wet or dry), the latter BPA-free four-sided jar is ideal for blending beverages for 3-4 people.

Depending on your needs, you may find the Blendtec Classic 575 Blender with WildSide+ Jar and Spoonula Spatula BUNDLE more useful.

Blendtec Total Blender/FourSide

Blendtec Total Blender FourSideThough not equipped with a dedicated Clean function, the Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender with FourSide Jar is nevertheless self-cleaning: simply add a little soap and water, and pulse a few times: your jar will be clean in less than a minute!

Owners appreciate its blending power and that it is easy to use and clean. However, there have been complaints about defective motors, shredded plastic and jars leaking.
Jar: FourSide (75oz/32oz Wet/Dry Fillable)*
Power: 1,560-watt, 3.0hp
Push button control
6 pre-programmed cycles: Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt, Ice Crush/Milkshake, Soups/Syrups, Sauces/Dips/Dressings/Batters
. Whole Juice
. Smoothie
Speeds: 10 + Pulse
Warranty: 8 year
Dimensions: 7”W x 8”D x 15”H; weighs 7 lbs
* The NEW Total comes with the FourSide jar, while the OLD, often refurbished Total blender is paired with the WildSide jar.

Blendtec Total Classic WildSide+ Jar GO Travel BottleFor those who favor the occasional meal on the go, the Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender with WildSide+ Jar (90 oz) and Blendtec GO™ Travel Bottle (34 oz) BUNDLE is perfect. With a WildSide+ instead of a FourSide jar, it is otherwise identical to the above model, except for the extra GO Travel bottle included. This bundle is appreciated for its durability and versatility.

Blendtec Fit

Blendtec Classic Fit Blender with FourSide JarEquipped with a 75oz jar (32oz blending capacity, wet or dry), the Blendtec Classic Fit Blender with FourSide Jar can deal with soups, sauces, ice cream, bread dough and more. Praised for its great blending power, the Fit’s durability leaves to be desired.
Jar: FourSide (75oz)
Power: 1,560 watts
Push button control
4 pre-programmed cycles: 30 seconds, +10 seconds, High Pulse, Low Pulse
Illuminated LCD timer displays remaining time on blends
Warranty: 2 year
Dimensions: 8″L x 17″W x 13.5″H; weighs 7.28 lbs

Blendtec Classic Fit Personal Size Go JarNeed a little push to make on-the-go breakfasts a true no-brainer? For the perfect accessory to help with health and fitness goals, go with the Blendtec Classic Fit Blender with Personal Size Go Jar which has slight variations:
Jar: Personal Size Go Jar (34oz)
One-touch technology
Dimensions: 9.5″L x 11.63″W x 13.75″H

Blendtec DESIGNER blenders introduce a next generation blending and control technology: the capacitative touch interface, designed to improve performance blending. Note that all Designer models feature a molded plastic base unit except for the Blendtec Designer 725’s metal die-cast base.

The first three models (725-650-675) are favored by those who use their blender for a variety of tasks from blending with frozen fruit to making nut butters or hot soup. Another common feature these appliances share is a capacitive touch slider making it easy to fine tune the speed of your blender.

Blendtec 625

Blendtec Designer 625 WildSide+ Jar SpoonulaMore basic though highly popular, the Blendtec Designer 625 Blender & WildSide+ Jar (90 oz) with Spoonula is the only one in the group that dares be colorful.
Jar: WildSide+ (90oz)
Power: 1560 watts, 3.0hp
4 pre-programmed cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup
Speeds: 6 + Pulse
Finish: molded plastic
Warranty: 8 year
Dimensions: 7”W x 9.25”D x 15.5”H; weighs 9.25lbs

Blendtec 725

Blendtec Designer 725 Blender WildSide+ JarIt should come as no surprise that the Blendtec Designer 725 Blender with WildSide+ Jar (90 oz) has been well received: apart from its amazing versatility and blending power, this high speed blender is also easy to use and clean. It also enjoys a unique feature: when blending milestones are reached, it displays a Blend Rewards code which allows you to redeem prizes online.
Jar: WildSide+ (90oz)
Power: 1800 watts, 3.8hp
Illuminated touchscreen
6 pre-programmed cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Clean, Salsa
Speeds: 100 + Pulse + Add 10 Seconds
Finish: metal die-cast
Warranty: 8 year
Dimensions: 7″W x 9.25″D x 15.5″H; weighs 10.7lbs

If you enjoy making thicker blends like nut butters or dips, the Blendtec Designer 725 Blender – WildSide+ Jar (90 oz) and Twister Jar (37 oz) BUNDLE (see our Twister Jar review below) might prove a better option.

Blendtec 650

Designer 650 with Wildside+ JarThe Designer 650 with Wildside+ Jar is also found to be intuitive, easy to use and clean, and have great blending power. However, a more versatile Blendtec Designer 650 with Wildside+ Jar and Twister Jar Bundle is getting all the kudos for its greater versatility and ease of use!
Jar: WildSide+ (90oz)
Power: 1560 watts, 3.0hp
6 pre-programmed cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Batters, Ice Crush
Speeds: 8 + Pulse
Finish: molded plastic
Warranty: 8 year
Dimensions: 7”W x 9.25”D x 15”H; weighs 8lbs

Blendtec 675

Designer 675 with WildSide+ JarThe Blendtec Designer 675 Blender with WildSide+ Jar has not proven quite as popular as others in this line:
Jar: WildSide+ (90oz)
Power: 1,560 watts, 3.0hp
5 pre-programmed cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Clean
Speeds: 8 + Pulse + Add 10 Seconds
Finish: molded plastic
Warranty: 8 year
Dimensions: 7”W x 9.25”D x 15.5”H; weighs 9.8lbs

Blendtec PROFESSIONAL blenders introduce new features clearly inspired from their Commercial line.

Professional Blender 800

Professional Blender 800 Sealed Sound EnclosureAffectionately nicknamed ‘the beast’ and the only model featuring a Stealth Technology™ enclosure developed for commercial application, the Blendtec Professional 800 Blender with WildSide+ Jar (90 oz) & Sealed Sound Enclosure offers amazing value for an accessible price. This innovation reduces the roaring to a purr so you can carry a normal conversation while blending. But beware: the Blendtec 800 is not for commercial use! The Professional 800 also allows for greater customization: access Blendtec’s Blender Wizard online and add profiles through its USB port.
Jar: WildSide+ (90oz)
Power: 1,800 watts
Touchscreen control
6 pre-programmed cycles: Batters, Mixed Drinks, Smoothie, Frozen Treats, Whole Juice, Hot Soup
Speeds: 11-speed manual touch slider + Pulse
LCD Information Center: displays how many blend cycles your blender has run, remaining time during blends, plus error messages
Warranty: 10-year
Dimensions: 8.5”W x 9.13”D x 17.25”H; weighs 16.2 lbs

Pro 750

Professional blender 750Noisier but certainly a great deal value wise, the Blendtec Professional 750 Blender with Wildside+ Jar (90 oz) is another great choice that comes with a unique option: choose a tabletop unit – or the built-in countertop version!

Here is how it differs from the above 800 model:
Power: 1,560 watts
Push button control
Warranty: 8-year
Dimensions: 6.4”W x 8.3”D x 16.2”H; weighs 11 lbs

Whether you’re craving for the efficiency of a commercial smoothie blender at home or planning to start a small business, Blendtec COMMERCIAL blenders aim to please.

Chef 600

Chef commercial blender 600With entry level pricing and yet incorporating speeds and controls specifically engineered to meet food prep requirements in commercial kitchens, the Blendtec Chef 600 Commercial Blender is sure to satisfy the needs of any budding chef.

Instead of the varying speeds common in household blenders, this chopper blender offers a consistent speed for each setting, with the option of a manual shut off or a 90-second automatic shut off. Use High Pulse for blending and puréeing, or Low Pulse for chopping or mixing fragile ingredients.
Jar: FourSide (32oz measurements; up to 75oz capacity)
Power: 1,560 watts, 3.0hp
LCD display, push-button controls
Recommended daily blends: 60+
Speeds: Low, Medium, High
Pulse: Low, High
Warranty: 1-year
Dimensions: 7″W X 8″D X 15″H; weighs 7.1 lbs

EZ 600

Commercial smoothie blender EZ600An affordable entry point for a small business or for easy-peasy residential use, the Blendtec EZ 600 Blender with FourSide Jar is guaranteed to provide smooth blends for smoothies, coffee beverages, or milkshakes at the push of a button – and with automatic shut off.
Jar: FourSide (32oz measurements; up to 75oz capacity)
Power: 1,560 watts, 3.0hp
LCD display, push-button controls
Profiles: Smoothie, Coffee, Milkshake
Recommended daily blends: 60+
Program cycles: Small, Medium, Large + Pulse
Warranty: 1-year
Dimensions: 7″W X 8″D X 15″H; weighs 7.1 lbs

Connoisseur 825

Connoisseur 825 heavy duty blenderFinally, the Connoisseur series comprises one model with two versions: the Blendtec Connoisseur 825 Blender, and the 825 Spacesaver which does not include a sound enclosure or a USB port.
Jar: WildSide+ (90oz)
Power: 1,800 watts, 3.8hp
LCD display, push-button controls
Recommended daily blends: 150+
Program cycles: 30 preprogrammed cycles + USB port (added in 2018) for greater programmability via Blendtec’s Blend Wizard™ online tool
Warranty: 3-year
Dimensions: 9″W X 9″D X 18.7″H; weighs 16.8 lbs

Winner of the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 Kitchen Innovations award, the Blendtec Stealth series features an innovative sound enclosure which allows these heavy duty blenders to perform without interrupting normal conversation, making the Stealth “the quietest, most advanced commercial blender on the market” according to the company. Connect with Blendtec’s online BlendWizard™ to create an unlimited number of one-touch blend cycles.

Stealth Nitro (895 NBS)

Blendtec Stealth Nitro 895 NBSThe Blendtec Stealth 895 Nitro Blending System (NBS) allows for speedy jarless blending, saving time and minimizing waste. Whether you run a food truck business or find yourself making multiple on-the-go breakfast smoothies, this feature can be a lifesaver.
Jars: Nitro Cup System or blender jar
Power: 1800 watts, 3.8hp
Illuminated OLED display with tactile keypad
Manual slider for precise speed adjustments
42 fully customizable one-touch blend cycles (2 for the NBS attachment)
USB port: quickly load new preprogrammed blend cycles & roll out across franchise network
Recommended daily blends: 200+
Warranty: 3-year
Dimensions: 8.6”W x 9.0”D x 17.3”H; weighs 15.8 lbs

A less popular commercial model available in this line is the Blendtec Stealth 885 Commercial Blender with 11-speed capacitative touch slider for precision speed control; in case you’re worried about theft, it has an in-counter version with tactile interface! Like the Professional 800, the Commercial 885 lets you access Blendtec’s Blender Wizard online and add profiles through its USB port.

Dare-to-be-Square Blendtec Jars

Made from durable BPA free Eastman Tritan copolyester and certified to the NSF standard for food safety in the kitchen, Blendtec blender jars are compatible with all Blendtec consumer blenders but not with their Mix N’ Blend mixer/blender combo (except for the FourSide). The square shape is better at blending than traditional round surfaces and also generates more friction so soups get heated faster. Also, scraping residue is easier.

Clear, easy-to-read measuring marks (cups, ounces, milliliters and centiliters) are also helpful. Designed to be stackable, storage is not an issue; winglets added to the outside corners also prevent wedging. Another benefit is easy drainage, which helps prevent bacteria buildup. The multitasking lid sports a removable vent, allowing steam to escape when blending hot soups – and also convenient for adding ingredients on the fly. Six jar models complement the above blenders:

1. FourSide Jar

Blendtec FourSide jarA true original, the Blendtec FourSide jar is the first blender jar that dared to be square in order to fully harness the impressive power of the Blendtec blender. The only jar compatible with Blendtec’s Mix N’ Blend, the FourSide is perfect for ice cream, grinding grains, soups, smoothies, dips and batters.
•Capacity: 75oz (measurements up to 32 ounces)
•Vented Gripper lid
•Dimensions: 5.37″W x 9″H x 5.37″D
•Weight: 1.5 lbs
•3-year warranty

2. WildSide+ Jar

Blendtec WildSide+ jarAn improved version of the discontinued WildSide, the Blendtec WildSide+ jar benefits from a new narrow fifth side which allows for faster blends. Assisted by two vertical ridges that create even more disruption and help accelerate the process, this configuration increases blending efficiency for frozen ingredients by up to 25% – without the help of a tamper!

This ergonomic jar also allows you to easily pour from three angles. It is best used for larger blends, high-volume recipes, bread dough, smoothies, dips and batters.
•Capacity: 90oz (measurements up to 36 ounces)
•Vented Gripper lid
•Dimensions: 5.37″W x 9″H x 5.37″D
•Weight: 1.5 lbs
•3-year warranty

3. Wildside Flow

Wildside Flow JarAn improved version of the discontinued WildSide and a remix of the Wildside+ jar, the Wildside Flow features an all-new ergonomic handle placement, providing the user with a faster, seamless experience for larger blends. Easier handling and pouring, plus it fits on any Blendtec blender!
•Capacity: 90oz (measurements up to 40 ounces)
•Dimensions: 5.37″W x 9″H x 5.37″D
•Weight: 1.5 lbs
•3-year warranty

4. Blendtec Rebel+

Blendtec Rebel+ JarTruly worthy of its name, the Rebel+ requires some thinking outside the box. Created to fit Vitamix blenders sold since 1993 without the need for extra parts, it is NOT COMPATIBLE WITH VITAMIX SELF-DETECTING BLENDERS – NOR IS IT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY BLENDTEC BLENDER! It is also NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

Made from BPA-free copolyester, the Rebel+ features Blendtec patented signature easy-to-clean five-sided jar with extra-wide base and narrow fifth “wild” side for larger and faster blends, equipped with a blunt safety blade and easy-open gripper lid complete with an opening to facilitate adding ingredients. And no more need for a tamper!
•Capacity: 90oz wet or dry (measurements up to 48 ounces)
•Dimensions: 6″W x 6″D x 9″H
•Weight: 1.5 lbs
•3-year warranty

5. Mini WildSide Jar

Mini WildSide JarNot a slacker by any means, this Mini jar just likes to get personal; it is best reserved for single-serve blends and salad dressings.
•Capacity: 46oz (with measurements up to 24 ounces)
•Latching lid to keep vigorous blends inside the jar
•Dimensions: 4.7″W x 7″H x 4.7″D
•Weight: 1.02 lbs
•3-year warranty

6. Twister Jar

Blendtec Twister jarEntrust your thickest blends to the Blendtec Twister jar and avoid marring the surface of your regular jar. While the Twister comes in handy to make bread & cookie crumbs, baby food, dips and dressings, thick shakes or single-serve smoothies, it is indispensable when dealing with thicker items like hummus, nut butters or ice cream.

Simply add your ingredients, and then twist the lid counter-clockwise while the blend cycle is running. This simple motion will force the ingredients from the sides of the jar back into the vortex and towards the blade for a perfect blend.
•Capacity: 37oz (with measurements up to 16 ounces)
•Patented Twister lid with tines that rotate and push ingredients off the side and back into the blending vortex
•Mini Gripper lid for containing thinner blends
•Spectacula spatula
•Recipe book
•Dimensions: 5.7″W x 7.5″H x 5.7″D (7″ including spout & handle)
•Weight: 1.3 lbs
•3-year warranty

7. GO™ Travel Bottle Accessory

GO Travel BottleUse the Blendtec GO™ topped with the travel lid as a convenient reusable bottle for single-serve blending, or place a disposable cup filled with your ingredients inside the Go bottle and blend for the ultimate grab-and-go option. This pack includes the GO™ Micronizer Base, Travel Bottle, Travel Lid, four 16-ounce sample disposable cups for use in the travel bottle, as well as a GO™ Quick Start Guide. It fits any base.
•Capacity: 30oz (with measurements up to 24 ounces)
•Dimensions: 4.5″W x 9.5″H x 4.5″D
•Weight: 1.8 lbs
•3-year warranty

Here’s where you can find their jars.

Blendtec Blenders Pros

Apart from being engineered and manufactured in the USA (Utah), here are the main features that make these blenders highly desirable:
Durable drive socket: while many lesser blenders rely on breakable plastic parts to spin their blades, Blendtec’s hardened metal drive socket is built to stand up to heavy use year after year and will never need to be replaced;

Strong safety blade: made of cold-forged hardened steel up to 80% thicker and 10 times stronger than other blender blades, they are also blunt (and therefore safe to clean), relying on a speed of over 300 miles per hour to get the job done;

High speed motor: commercial performance for residential use;

Self-cleaning square jar more efficient at disrupting the blending flow than round jars.

Pre-programmed cycles and settings take the guess work out of blending:
Smoothie: Fruit smoothies, green smoothies, milkshakes
Dips: dressings, dips, sauces, batters
Ice Cream: ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets
Hot Soup: soups, hot chocolate, syrups, fondues
Whole Juice: juices, green drinks
Batters: sauces, dips, dressings, batters
Mixed Drinks: mixed drinks, milkshakes, crush ice
+10: adds 10 seconds to your preprogrammed cycles
Timed Cycles: hot soup, bread dough
Clean: automatic cleaning cycle
Pulse: used to quickly stir, chop, or mince at a high speed
Blend Rewards: the Designer 725 displays a code when blending milestones are reached that can be redeemed online for prizes. For added customization, both the Professional 800 and the Commercial 875 allow you to access Blendtec’s Blender Wizard online and add profiles through a clever USB port, making it even easier to blend your favorite drinks – you can even store up to 14 on the Commercial!

The generous Blendtec warranty extends to 8 years for most residential models (10 for the Professional 800), while commercial models are covered for 1-3 years – still good coverage considering estimated usage (recommended daily blends).

…and Cons

While an ultra powerful motor provides Blendtech blenders with incredible versatility, beastly motors have their drawbacks:
Noise: considering that this blender can take care of most recipes in seconds, this may be a moot point for you or a deal breaker altogether – not an issue with the Professional 800 or the Commercial;
Stability: an issue with the lighter Total, Classic and Designer models – less so with the slightly heavier Professional 750, the weighty Professional 800 or Commercial models;
Overheating: cases of blenders overheating and lids blowing up have been reported with the Classic and the Designer;
Low Quality Sealing: there have been complaints of rubber seals degrading over time and leaving bits of rubber in the jar.

Blendtec Sous-ChefsThere is no doubting Blendtec’s enthusiasm and powers of innovation regarding their beloved blenders. Engineers responsible for putting together these beasts call themselves “certifiable”. Watch a smattering of Tom Dickson’s ‘Does It Blend?’ videos, and ‘possessed’ comes to mind! 😉

Blendtec blenders represent a standard by which other blenders are measured. Having said that, some models are more equal than others, and not every one of them will meet your personal requirements.

Oh, and if chopping is on your agenda – and despite what the boys at Blendtec claim – this is a task better left to a food processor (specially when using hard vegetables). Unless of course you don’t mind a mushed up, goopy blob…

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