Summary: My blender smoked- melted the rubber and left chunks of rubber in my smoothie. All after less that 25 uses. Are you kidding me. For this money it should not have burned out quite so quickly. It was a smoothy- made of frozen fruits, juice and soy milk. UNREAL!!! I am writing to the company.
UPDATE: Jar Design Flaw? Rubber dust & bits in smoothies?
21 August 2011
Summary: Here's a video comparison review of the BlendTec vs models across 2 other price ranges from you tube: watch?v=SYGwhX8JlzU The BlendTec uses metal couplings for both the base and the jar. It uses a 2 blade design that's dull on one side and slightly sharp on the other.
Summary: We bought the Blendtec "Total Blender" at Costco about a month ago and have been really happy with it. Leave it to me to always be looking for something better. I read online about Blendtecs new "Wildside" with the larger pitcher and 4" blade (vs 3" blade on the Total Blender).
Summary: Within a short amount of time the Blendtec all of a sudden became super, super loud! I'm not kidding when I say it was as loud as a lawn mower! We have a hunting dog who's used to loud noise and it doesn't bother him. However, turn this thing on and he runs away scared.
Summary: My wife and I are both 47 years old and have owned our fair share of blenders. After the motor died on our Oster last year, we splurged for Christmas and bought a BlendTec TB-621-20 with 48-ounce and 64-ounce polycarbonate pitchers. Paid $375 for the set, which we thought was a great deal.
Summary: We've had our blender for nearly 5 years, but won't be patronizing K-TEC, the makers of BlendTec, anymore. The pitcher has a gear fitting on the bottom that tends to wear out every 2 years. They blamed us the first time because we had put the pitcher in the dish washer a couple of times.
Summary: This blender is the worst blender I have ever tried, and I'm stuck with it because the seller doesn't take them back. I will post videos of the miserable failure of this blender to mix anything but pampered preparations of ingredients, and by pampered I mean cut and manipulated so that this blender...
Summary: It's ludicrous that this vendor is charging $150 over retail for the HPA3 (NOT HP3A, no such thing) that can be had at any other online store for $399. The difference between the HPA3 and the Total Blender is the inclusion of 4 programmable buttons on the left side.