Here at the Homestead, I love crafting new smoothie recipes with organic fruits and vegetables. They’re the perfect way to incorporate more healing nutrients and fibers into one’s diet. When the folks at Blendtec contacted me to ask if I’d like to try out one of their blenders, I eagerly jumped at the opportunity, wondering how the Blendtec would stand up to my Vitamix blender. In the end, I have to admit that I’ve fallen in love with both machines and believe either one would make a great addition to one’s kitchen. Read on to learn more about the Blendtec blender and how it compares to Vitamix.
The one thing that immediately drew my attention when I took the Blendtec blender out of the box was how small it was compared to the Vitamix. The Vitamix is pretty tall so I keep it on a section of my counter where there are no cupboards above. Vitamix will not fit underneath most standard cabinets. The Blendtec, on the other hand, takes up less space and can be stored away easily.
The Blendtec has automatic cycles for batters, ice crushing, ice cream, whole juice, soups, and (my favorite): smoothies! The cycles have variable speed settings that allow the blender to draw the contents down to the blade and create a uniform texture. I also love the LED Information Center that even displays the time left to blend.
I did find that the Blendtec jar is slightly easier to clean by hand (or by adding a little detergent and water, blending and rinsing) than the Vitamix, but I usually put my Vitamix jar straight into the dishwasher and don’t have any problems. I also found that I often had to hold the base and top of the Blendtec while blending because the base is light and can shake (you don’t have to do this with the Vitamix since the base is heavier).
Both blenders make beautiful smoothies, but the Blendtec smoothies usually taste lighter and frothier while the Vitamix smoothies are thicker and creamier. And you don’t have to stop at smoothies! You can also whip up delicious soups and gravies in both these blenders too.
In a Nutshell:
- 15 inches tall
- 6 Pre-programmed cycles and pulse feature
- Touch slider to fine tune speed
- 2 prong blunt safety blade
- 20.5 inches tall
- 3 pre-programmed settings and pulse feature
- Various speed dial
- 4 prong laser cut blade
I highly recommend both blenders and hope this review will help you make your decision. It really comes down to how much space you have in your kitchen and how heavy duty of a machine you prefer. Either one would be an excellent addition to your kitchen.
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