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The Blendtec Blender Is Better…..Here’s Why

by Brendon Thadeus on 3:29 pm

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blendtec_vs_vitamix_wildsideIn the last Blendtec vs Vitamix installment I went over the features that may make the Vitamix blender the more superior of these two powerhouse blenders based on certain characteristics you covet.

This article explains how a Blendtec blender might just be the right blender for you. Below I will discuss the features and benefits that make the Blendtec blender the better blender option for your needs. Once you have read and analyzed both posts you should have a much better idea which brand is best suited for you.

1. Technology

All Blendtec blenders have an LCD display and a touch pad with six pre-programmed blending cycles or speeds (in addition to a manual operation function).  The guesswork has been taken out of finding the correct blending speeds for each unique food item.  Remember, foods have all sorts of different textures and those foods will blend best at different speeds according to that texture.  You can’t blend whole apple juice at the same rate you would an apple puree and expect the same exact texture because they will come out different.  Since Blendtec blenders blend certain items at varying speeds throughout the blending process automatically, all you need to do is press the appropriate button one and the speed adjustments are made for you.  Set it and forget it!

2. Versatility

When it comes to blending dry and wet ingredients in a Vitamix blender, you will need two separate pitchers, one for blending wet ingredients and one for blending dry ingredients.  With a Blendtec blender, you will only need one pitcher as Blendtec pitchers will grind both wet and dry ingredients. When you blend grains in your Blendtec pitcher the reservoir will become cloudy–this is perfectly normal. If you were to try to do the same in a Vitamix wet pitcher the results would be pretty ugly and I don’t suggest you try it.  Buying a Blendtec saves you from having to purchase two carafes right from the start, a saving s of over $100.

3. Cleaning

The Blendtec blender is easier to clean than a Vitamix blender. The Blendtec carafe is square shaped but the blades are two prong (not four prong like Vitamix) which makes scraping ingredients out of the Blendtec pitcher and cleaning it’s interior much simpler.  The distance between the ends of the blades and the carafe walls is greater in the typical Blendtec blender than in the Vitamix blender.  Not only will you retain the majority of the food you blend, you can reach the bottom of the pitcher much easier reducing build up and saving time.

4. Price

No need to ramble on about this one. Blendtec blenders are typically less expensive than comparable Vitamix blenders. They have done an exceptional job of keeping the price of their blenders lower without sacrificing features or overall quality.  I used to beat up those Total Blender Classic Series Wildside blenders I worked with in one particular restaurant and they put up quite the fight.   Let’s not forget an important point – these are commercial grade machines being used inside the home.  They are built to withstand punishment.  When you work in a fast paced kitchen like I have you can’t help but bang and bruise the equipment you work with.  It’s the nature of fast paced restaurant work.  I can say first hand that Blendtec produces a tough product.  I am much, well, easier on my Total Blender at home.

March 2012 Update: Blendtec.com has just reduced the price of their Wildside blender to $454.95.  Awesome news and a great price.

You can still get the Blendtec Fourside at Amazon for $399.95 (best deal there is for this blender right now) as well as the Widside for $454.95.

5. Vanity

Don’t aesthetics count for something?  Blendtec blenders are prettier than Vitamix blenders, in my opinion.  I like the sleek, almost aerodynamic design of the Blendtec.  I suppose it ‘blends’ in better with my other kitchen appliances and my kitchen in general.  Plus it fits better under my cabinets; my Drink Machine has to be stored underneath.

These benefits list can be applied to the Total blender series models, the Blendtec Classic Fourside Blender and the Blendtec Wildside Blender.  The two differences between these two blenders is the size of the blade (3″ for the Total blender, 4″ for the Wildside blender) and the size of the pitcher (2 qts for the Total, 3 qts for the Wildside).  If you have a larger family you’ll want the Wildside for it’s size.

There you have it!  Each blender has qualities that make it unique but only you know which of those qualities best suits you.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at support@blenderbattles.com and we will try and respond as soon as we can.

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I have to agree with Blendtec being the better blender. Our's has been a workhorse for over 10 years now and that is moderate to heavy use.

Feb 15, 2012 by Jennifer Avery

I have to agree with Blendtec being the better blender. Our's has been a workhorse for over 10 years now and that is moderate to heavy use.

Response: Thanks Jennifer!


I've owned my Blendtec blender for years and couldn't imagine living without it. I think you are right about texture--that's the reason juicers still

Feb 08, 2012 by Angela Rivka

I've owned my Blendtec blender for years and couldn't imagine living without it. I think you are right about texture--that's the reason juicers still exist.

Response: Thanks Angela,

You can juice in a Blendtec, it isn\'t as easy as it seems, but it isn\'t impossible either.


5.0 5.0 2 2 I have to agree with Blendtec being the better blender. Our's has been a workhorse for over 10 years now and that is moderate to heavy use. Blendtec Total Blender & Blendtec Wildside Blender

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Natalie April 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I am saving up to buy one of these blenders. So the issue I am having is in reading reviews of the Blendtec, which I want, that some people are returning it for various reasons that appear to be in the category of “the occasional Lemon” or “user ignorance” I haven’t been using blenders for green smoothies that long and my Oster died today. It was 20 years old, but I started doing smoothies 2 weeks ago. I have to go buy something to limp me along until I can convince hubby to buy the more expensive one. All this to say, aside from the complaints that the Blendtec has more issues such as malfunction, doesn’t the 8 year warranty take all those issues into account? Isn’t it the better choice just because it is better overall? That’s why I want one, not because of the mechanical issues…just send it back and get another. If I repeatedly got a lemon then, yes, I would abandon that model!

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