Best Blendtec Blender Reviews 2020 – Top Picks & Guide
Blendtec has so many choices of features and colors that though shopping for its blenders can be exciting, it can also be daunting. We have reviewed its products and chosen five of our favorites to compare for you. We will include some of the good and bad qualities of each to give you a more complete look at them.
Note: We also recently published a post on how Blendtec compares to Vitamix blenders. You can find the post here.
A Look At our Favorites for 2020
The 5 Best Blendtec Blenders – Reviews
1. Blendtec Professional 800 Blender – Best Overall
The Blendtec Professional 800 is a professional-grade blender that has six pre-programmed one-touch timed cycles for crushing ice, making soups and smoothies, self-cleaning, and much more.
It has a one-touch LCD interface control pad with a countdown timer to keep your non-pre-programmed blends consistent. The Professional 800 has 11 speeds that are controlled just by rubbing your finger over the touch slider on the control pad.
This blender comes with one BPA-free and impact-resistant WildSide jar with an extra-broad base for added stability. It has the space to hold up to 90 ounces of volume, or 36 ounces when blending wet or dry ingredients. It is topped off with a vented gripper lid to lock all the contents inside the jar.
There are Mini-WildSide jars that can be purchased for blending smaller amounts, but they don’t fit securely and wobble while blending. There is also some issue with their lids popping off. We recommend sticking with the larger jar that comes with the base. The only problem with the large jar is that it makes this unit too large for some cabinets, so it may be tricky for some.
The absolute best thing about this blender is the new stealth technology that has made it one of the quietest blenders on the market. This is huge! Past Blendtec blenders were so loud that you’d have to wear ear plugs to use one.
2. Blendtec Designer Series Blender
The Blendtec Designer Series Blender with WildSide+ Jar has eight speeds, so there is one that will meet your needs. It has a touch LED display with seven different blending options, and a countdown timer so you know how much time you have left in your blend. The housing also has internal baffling to reduce the noise, but it isn’t as effective as the stealth technology of the Professional 800.
This Designer Series Blender has a patented stainless steel forged blade that is 80% thicker and ten times stronger than most other blender blades on the market. The blades also have wings to help you achieve incredibly smooth blends. The coolest thing about these blades is the fact that they are dull. No more cuts on your fingers or missing chunks out of your spatula.
Like the Professional 800, this blender comes with the 90-ounce volume WildSide jar. It has the ability to blend up to 36 ounces of wet or dry ingredients that are kept inside by a vented gripper lid. This jar is very sturdy, but the housing doesn’t have any kind of rubber on the bottom to hold it still, so the whole machine dances around on the countertop while blending. The lines on the jar also make getting all the food out difficult.
3. Blendtec Total Classic FourSide Jar Blender – Best Value
The Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender with FourSide Jar has six pre-programmed cycles for those foods that are very popular and a ten-speed manual control for those foods that aren’t. It has the same patented stainless steel forged blade with wings as the Designer Series, but this one doesn’t completely chop up frozen foods, or foods with skins, such as apples or grapes.
Even though your food may be a little chunky, it is blended in a BPA-free four-sided jar that can hold a total volume of 75 ounces and can blend up to 32 ounces of your favorite foods, whether they are wet or dry. The only downside to this container is that it is plastic and vibrates wildly while blending. It would be much sturdier if it were made out of more substantial material.
There are a couple of things that we aren’t particularly fond of. The first is that it’s loud. You won’t want to use this blender in the morning if you’re anywhere near a bedroom with a sleeping person. The warranty on this product begins on the manufactured date, not on the purchase date. You’ll want to check for dates on the box and get one that hasn’t been sitting on the shelves for a while.
4. Blendtec Total Classic Blender with WildSide+ Jar
The Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender with WildSide+ Jar has six pre-programmed cycles for those food items that are made most often, and ten manual speed settings for those made less frequently. It has the same thick stainless steel forged blade with wings as the previous two blenders, but it doesn’t have the power needed to liquefy frozen or large chunks of food.
The Total Classic Original also comes with the 90-ounce volume BPA-free and impact-resistant jar. It has the capacity to blend up to 36 ounces of wet or dry ingredients, but it is made out of plastic. Even though the motor on this blender isn’t as powerful as some of the others, it is loud and too powerful for the plastic of the container. After about 200 uses, the plastic begins to wear down and starts to leak. The leak weakens the material, and it begins to deteriorate and leave metal flecks in the food.
5. Blendtec Blender Connoisseur 825 Professional
The Blendtec Connoisseur 825 Professional Blender has 30 pre-programmed one-touch blending cycles and a new BPA-free, impact-resistant jar with a vented gripper lid. This jar has five sides that are made to automatically pull the ingredients toward the blade. It has a 90-ounce volume and a 36-ounce blending capacity.
This blender is the most complicated of all the Blendtec blenders, and it vibrates so badly while blending that the whole unit dances on your countertop. This is a good blender, but it’s not made of the same quality materials as some of the others. It won’t last as long. It’s estimated that this unit only has a lifetime of three years or less.
Blendtec Series Organization:
1. Blendtec Classic:
The Classic series of Blendtec blenders includes all the Classic models, which range from 1475 watts to 1575 watts of power. They have soft push-button controls on the housing style of previous models. Models included are:
- Blendtec Fit
- The 580
- The 575
2. Blendtec Designer:
The Designer Series is a new series that offers power levels that range from 1600 watts to 1725 watts, giving you more speed. They also provide more advanced pre-programmed technology than previous models and offer more blending options than ever before.
- The 600
- The 625
- The 675
- The 725/725C
3. Blendtec Professional Series
- Professional 750
- Professional 800
This series is the most powerful one available. The stealth technology also makes it “the world’s quietest blender”.
The control panel, the housing design, and the technology behind the motors are what differentiate the Classic and Designer models. The Blendtec Professional series offers features above and beyond what you will find in any of the other series.
Now that we have given you a little information about the new versions of the Blendtec blenders, we’ll remind you of the five we reviewed that you may like the most.
1. Blendtec Professional 800 Quiet Blender with WildSide+ Jar – Top Pick
2. Blendtec Designer Series Blender with WildSide+ Jar – The Runner-Up
3. Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender with FourSide Jar – Best for the Money
4. Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender with WildSide+ Jar
5. Blendtec Connoisseur 825 Professional Blender
Hopefully, we have given you enough information to help you make the wisest decision about which Blendtec model is the one for you.
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Table of Contents
- A Look At our Favorites for 2020
- The 5 Best Blendtec Blenders – Reviews
- Buyer’s Guide