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!
Summary: I bought this several months ago in the hopes of making smoothies, bread, soup, and ice cream (more like sorbet). I first encountered Blendtec at a road show at a local Costco. I saw that in the demo, the guy working the blender would throw as much stuff as he could into the unit (ostensibly, to...
Summary: There seems to be a high-stakes competition between Vitamix and Blendtec. The reason I bought the Blendtec ultimately was its size. I have a NY city kitchen where every inch is at a premium. I had begun my blender research by purchasing a Breville.
I think the 3 inch container might have been better
G. Farnsworth, Amazon
11 July 2012
Summary: This blender has an exceptional amount of power in the base. Sometimes it's a frightening amount. That's what we are paying for, though. Just be aware that sometimes there is enough torque (at least with this wildside blade) that the blender shakes a lot and even moves around.
Summary: I previously owned a cheap 40 dollar blender for the sole purpose of green smoothies. As it turns out, I could barely do anything with it! It barely crushed ice! So after much thought and encouragement from green smoothie enthusiasts, I decided to buy a "real" blender.
Summary: My Blendtec arrived and once I took it out the box, I used it. It is a real powerful blender and I love that it is a no-brainer when it comes to the cycles. I don't have to think about how long to let things mix, it does it all by itself.
seriously good blender, but for the $ it needs to be flawless
2 May 2012
Summary: I'm one of those people that usually has to learn something the hard way. Blenders were no different, apparently. I went through "a few of them", and luckily I was able to escape with my wallet relatively unscathed. I didn't realize it at the time, but I was going to need that wallet.
Summary: I recently bought a VitaMix 5200 Blender during a "roadshow" demonstration at Costco. I read a lot of reviews, watched a lot of side-by-side demo's of the VitaMix vs. the Blendtec Total Blender and it is true, comparing these two blenders can be very confusing.
Summary: We use it regularly, to make soups and smoothies. It makes food edible for my wife (she couldn't eat vegetables or anything with high fiber content, as it caused her gastro-discomfort). We plan to obtain additional "blender bucket" options.
Summary: It may be expensive, but this blender is crazy! I considered buying a second so that I could make my own "Will it Blend?" video and see if the Blendtec blender could blend another Blendtec blender (say that five times fast); I don't doubt that it could.