Summary: I purchased this blender after seeing it at my daughters house. It does a good job blending but appears to not be able to handle a full jar of frozen fruit and liquid to make smoothies. I smoked it and it shut off one time when I was trying to do a whole blender full! It needs to be only 1/2 a blender at a time and even then it requires stirring to make sure everything is blended. This wasn't what I expected but then I'm not sure if that was a realistic expectation.
Summary: I bought this because I had a 30+ year old Vitamix. I loved my Vitamix but the more I read, the new machines by Blendtec and Vitamix did more and worked better. After a long time of deciding I chose the Blendtec because it had more features for the price. There is really nothing I dislike about it. The presets are outstanding and work pretty much to perfection.
Buy this and start enjoying the kitchen a whole lot more!
6 September 2012
Summary: Awesome value, first night I got this I made chocolate almond butter and then turned around and made some guacamole too. This blender now makes my herbalife shakes. Really stoked on this item and it was in cream/white which my wife likes too. From beginning to end of order to delivery to use this blender has really made life in the kitchen easier for me as the primary cook for the family.
Summary: I absolutely love the Blendtec. This is my second one because I let my son take ours with him when he moved out. Its nice to know that he'll be getting some healthy smoothies when he doesn't always have time to eat right. This time though I bought the one with the two additional pieces. The Twister and the larger container.