Commercial-quality 1,560-watt countertop blender with 3 HP direct-drive motor
Preprogrammed blending cycles; digital touchpad controls; auto shutoff
2-prong stainless-steel blade spins at up to 29,000 rpm; ice-crushing guarantee
2-quart square blending jar; secure-fitting lid; user guide and recipes included
Measures 7 by 8 by 15.5 inches; 3-year motor-base warranty; 1-year jar warranty; lifetime coupling-and-blade warranty
Blendtec Total Classic Series Blenders
Eliminate the need for other appliances— at a fraction of the cost.
The Total Blender Classic is the all-in-one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milk shakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas and more! It replaces up to 9 other appliances with 1 fast, easy-to-use machine. This package includes the new precision–tuned 4" blade in the large, nearly 3-quart, BPA-free WildSide jar. The new large blade and large jar combination powers through tougher blending tasks and larger recipes with ease—and in less time.
ANATOMY OF A BLENDER
FORGET THE WRIST WORKOUT
Blendtec's extra-strong jar material is exceptionally light. So the only thing you need to worry about lifting is your next delicious blend.
HARD CARBON BRUSHES
You didn't know that motors have brushes, did you? They do. And they can wear out quickly. Unless they're made of electrographitic carbon, like in a Blendtec blender. Then they'll last a very, very long time.
STAINLESS STEEL – THE PROFESSIONAL'S CHOICE
Blendtec's ultra-hard stainless steel blades are cold-forged and tuned for heavy use. This allows them to be stronger and resist corrosion much better than lesser blades.
SINGLE BLADE, MANY ADVANTAGES
Blendtec's patented vertical wingtips and precision angles are engineered for ultimate efficiency. The distinct single-blade design allows your ingredients to fall easily in front of the blades.
THE FIGHT AGAINST FRICTION
Friction is the nemesis of all high-powered equipment. Ball bearings reduce friction so you can blend faster and quieter. It's all surrounded by a rubber mount that absorbs the shock produced by blending ice and frozen fruit.
POWER FOR THE PEOPLE
The most powerful motor available for home blenders is at the heart of your Blendtec experience. More power means easier blending of the most stubborn ingredients.
Be assured that even a blender as powerful as a Blendtec blender is ETL certified, which means it meets national safety standards.
DOES YOUR BLENDER—HAVE A BRAIN?
Most blenders are dumb. It's pretty much "go" and "stop," with a few speeds in between. But a Blendtec looks after itself – monitoring everything from speed to operating temperature to motor safety. All while ?flawlessly executing pre-programmed blend cycles.
NO DETAIL TOO SMALL
Even the smallest parts in a Blendtec product have received big attention from our engineers.
Blade assembly nut
Round and smooth for easy cleaning—and—permanently attached at the factory – adding to jar safety.
Sonically welded into the jar for extra strength and durability.
SEE IT, USE IT
Out of sight, out of mind? Forget it. Blendtec's small size and low profile mean you can store your blender in plain sight right where you can use it most — on your countertop.
We've done all the trial and error so you don't have to. Pre-programmed blend cycles let you craft perfect food creations with just one touch – from your very first try.
Each Blendtec blender comes with the Fresh Blends recipe book. Each of its 200+ recipes delivers delicious results using blend cycles of 90 seconds or less!
★★★★1057 real customer reviews average rating: 4.1 stars (scroll to see all)
4 Stars By S. Smith on 2011-07-23 Vitamix vs Blendtec I have owned a Vitamix for over 2 years. My daughter has owned a Blendtec for the same period of time. We call this "Blender wars", as we both love our blenders. But here are the differences we see between the two.
1. Warranty. The Vitamix definitely has the better warranty. We purchased ours at Costco, so this is a non-issue. Costco will honor any purchase, regardless of warranty. 2. Horsepower. The Blendtec has a 3 hp motor, the Vitamix a 2hp. But we don't see any difference whatsoever in the blended results. Vitamix told me they achieve a similar result due to the design & movement of the blades. 3. Tamper. The Blendtec's 3 hp will usually blend everything without any pushing. The Vitamix requires use of the tamper if you blend things like frozen fruits, apples, etc. This requires you to stand there for about 30 seconds longer, or less, to use the tamper. 4. Lid. The Vitamix has the better lid. It never pops off, as the Blendtec lid will if not held down at first. And the Vitamix lid has a large hole, where the tamper fits through, or a cap fits in securely, where you can add ingredients without removing the lid. The Blendtec has a tiny hole for ventilation, through which liquids squirt upward. 5. Container. The Blendtec has the better container. It has flat sides, which are easy to clean of the finished drink, or thick nut butters, etc. The Vitamix container has an uneven surface, which is hard to get finished products entirely off of. 6. Cleaning. Both Vitamix & Blendtec clean easily. Add water & detergent, blend for a few seconds, rinse. 7. Noise. Both are very loud. Very. I put mine on a rubber mat to reduce the noise. 8. The Vitamix looks more sturdy, more expensive. It's a little heavier, which makes the Blendtec preferred for travel. 9. The Vitamix controls are variable. The Blendtec has programmable buttons. If I need a smoothie to run for 2 minutes, I have to look at the clock, or set my timer on the microwave. My daughter can just push a button, and know how many seconds it will run, then stop. 10. Owner's manual. We agree hands down that the Vitamix has the better manual. 3 ring binder, tabs for categories, extra books for grains, etc, with holes already punched. The Blendtec manual is pathetic. You need a good book while getting acquainted with your blender. 11. The Vitamix is taller than the Blendtec. I put my base on the countertop, the container on the fridge. My daughter can put her entire unit on the countertop. 12. Vitamix recipes really deliver great results. I like to eat healthier, so I easily modify them. My daughter has taken tips from the Vitamix manual. The Vitamix has been around for decades, so they already know how to get the best results from their blender. The Blendtec really needs to work on their recipes. 13. Flour. I had to buy a second "dry" container($100) to blend my flours with the Vitamix. The Blendtec will blend flours in the original container. My daughter has to plan to blend flour first thing in the morning, when her container is dry.
Both my daughter and I have used our blenders at least once a day, sometimes several times a day, for over 2 years. We can't imagine being without them. We make our own flours, soups, smoothies, nut butters, seed milks, you name it. She made her own coconut wraps last night, using real coconut blended with other ingredients, then layered the mush onto parchment paper, dehydrated for 4 hours, and made samosas with plum chutney. The wraps took her minutes to prepare, using the Blendtec and dehydrator, not counting the 4 hours wait time. Salsas and chutneys take seconds. If we use frozen fruits for our ice creams, blending for about 20 seconds, we don't need to use an ice cream maker afterward. Puddings are a dream. No standing over a hot stove, stirring. I use raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds for the milk, flax meal for the egg substitute, cacao nibs for the chocolate. No one knows the difference, except that mine is the best pudding in town.
I like good appliances, that make eating healthy really easy and fast. Whether you choose a Vitamix or a Blendtec, you can eat healthier at home, without having to work hard at it when you are tired after work. No more fast food restaurants! I'm finishing the last of my smoothie(spinach, apple, cucumber, ginger, mint leaves, bee pollen). Yum. Maybe a lentil curry soup for dinner. I already made my bread(homemade whole wheat & rye flours).
You have to USE YOUR BLENDER! A friend purchased the Blendtec 7 months ago, and hasn't touched it. This may be due to lack of a good owner's manual. The Vitamix manual is available through 2DayDeliver, called Whole Food Recipes for Better Living. This has really good tasting recipes to get you started, but may not be the healthiest. It really shows you how to use the blender, after which you can easily modify the recipes. I also like Going Raw, Everything you need...
5 Stars By madeline audrey on 1969-12-31 Terrific Blender! Just received my Blendtec and I am so pleased with it! Other reviewers said that it was LOUD. While it is loud, it's just as loud as any other blender. I did not find it especially disruptive. The noisiest part was at the beginning of the cycle when it was blending the frozen fruit. Also reviewers said that the lid flew off when blending. I'm guessing they did not have the lid fastened on properly. On the four sides of the lid are little lips that click onto the jar to keep it in place - which is why it takes me a second to take off the lid in the video. I used the smoothie setting and it made a very consistent and delicious drink! I could still feel the texture of the raspberry seeds, but I think that's to be expected. I was skeptical that a drop of dish-soap and water would clean all the seeds off the side of the jar, but it WORKED! So happy to have such an easy clean-up! I also used the hot soup setting with some lentil soup I had in the fridge. In 3 mins that soup was steaming! I'm not much of a fan of pureed soups, but if you do like them that setting is awesome! I'm looking forward to making hot cider! It fits perfectly under my kitchen cabinets! Registering the blender was super easy on the Blendtec website. I simply had to find the serial number on the bottom of the blender and fill out a form. 2DayDeliver is one of their registered stores, so the warranty is effective for 8 years! The user manual is less than terrific - it includes very basic instructions and only a few recipes. I checked out their website though and there are TONS of great looking recipes! Very happy with my purchase! EDITED AFTER 1 MONTH: I wanted to add a couple things I've noticed after some use. First, make sure to always clean it RIGHT AWAY otherwise things get stuck on and it isn't pretty. Sometimes I still need to use a sponge to get some seeds off. Also I've found it has trouble with too much frozens, so try to use a mix of frozen and fresh items! If you found my review helpful, please click Yes below!
1 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-07-08 Don't order this through 2DayDeliver I've received two defective Blendtec blenders in a row from 2DayDeliver. The first one's motor didn't work at all, the second one (replaced the first one) burnt out after about three uses. Either amazon is shipping out all the defective ones, or Blendtec is selling the ones that failed quality control through amazon.
5 Stars By J. Denson on 2016-12-04 I finally found my Juicer and so much more First I didn't receive a discount or any perks from the company for this review. I'm active duty military and just want to help some people out;-)
Bought this product with the included wild side jar for $238 on cyber Monday, and took the "nutribullet" back to Best Buy.
Reason I bought: 1. I like making my own juice with whole fruit for me and the family. I have a juicer, but it's cumbersome, messy, you get a small amount of juice, and a lot of pulp on the other side for disposal etc. I needed a better option cause I felt I was loosing all the valuable nutrients from the pulp; and it's a pain in the butt to prep the fruit for juicing along with the cleanup is 👊🏾 (had this product for a couple of years)
2. Bought a nutribullet and it was good. I was able to get more juice from whole fruit, but it left a bit too much pulp to be broken down. More like a smoothie with pulp than juice as far as consistency ( if that's your thing then the nutribullet will be a great option) Kids didn't care for that too much, and neither did I. Bottom line up front (BLUF) The nutribullet worked good, but left a bit too much pulp when using it to juice. (had this product for 1 month and took it back to Best Buy)
3. The blentec total blender with the wild side jar was on sale for $237 ( now $367😬) on cybermonday. I bought it due to the $237 ( wife approved) price point and salesman at bestbuy stating all the advantages of this product and the videos showed the consistency of actual juice $300+ at Best Buy . I was "iffy" due to the reviews, but took the plunge. This product is great and gets all the fruit into a nice juice consistency with very minimal pulp (if any). It's like the consistency of the naked fruit drinks but maybe a little thinner consistency depending on what fruit you add and how much water. ( I add approximately a half "measuring cup" of water per batch; and I fill about 1/2 to 3/4 full of fruit)
I passed on it initially due to the current price, but if I knew how this product performed or had one in the house to review prior to buying...it would have been a no brainier. ( I've had this product for 1 week now) I'll update in a few months to review for longevity of use, and other uses ( soups, smoothies, etc) Hope this helps someone.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2018-01-27 I LOVE ice cream GUILT FREE...purchase, and the ice cream I make EVERY NIGHT. Long story short, in 11 months I burnt up 4 blenders, Oster, black n decker, Hamilton beach and....YES a VITA-MIX. i aquired a ninja with so many cups, pitchers, blades, processor, pieces.... no match for the task. I LOVE ice cream... lo carb, cashew milk and ice.... assortment of flavors added... So I NEEDED power, durability, and LONGEVITY. so for 3 months, many sites and research, warranties, power, parts, reviews, i narrowed my search Vitamix and Blendtec..... reviews, online demo videos, simplicity in design, POWER, AND FANTASTIC WARRANTY....no brainer. BLENDTEC CLASSIC with wildside pitcher IS FAR SUPERIOR to anything i have tried or read about. It devours ice and all the ingredients .... like cookie monster at a Keebler cookie factory. I look forward to using it for all my culinary needs, and SOUP....mmmm. oh and if your wondering about seeds, ie: raspberry, blueberry, raw vanilla bean..... obliterated them. So THANK YOU BLENDTEC. To ALL... buy, use, enjoy.
1 Stars By Roy on 2017-11-28 this is poor jar, used less 5 times the fruit juice ... this is poor jar,used less 5 times the fruit juice leaks from the bottom..
1 Stars By Christie Bryant on 2016-05-05 Expensive bender broke and company is ignoring me! I paid a small fortune for this blender and after less than 20 uses, a black rubbery substance from the bottom broke up and went into me shake! The smell was awful and lingered in my kitchen for hours. This blender is supposed to last for 15 years at the very least! 2DayDeliver has called and e-mailed them and the company has ignored me. So disappointed and upset!!
3 Stars By jc on 2017-07-27 package is not original I like the product. But the package box is not original manufacture box, and it's in shipping cardboard box. I bought a new product not refurbished , so I request 2DayDeliver to change a new one to me. 2DayDeliver customer service was good, but they replaced me exact same one without manufacture box. Since the blender works well, I don't bother to change. However, the package makes me think the product is refurbished not brand new.
5 Stars By Earl R. Brown on 2015-12-21 I love it, and have from day 1 I love it, and have from day 1. I purposely held off writing the review until I could really put it through its paces. 6 years, and 1000+ uses later, this beast is still going strong. Primary use: smoothies (probably 80-85% of what I use it for). Secondary uses: grinding flours & spices, whole fruit/vegetable juicing, crushing ice, blending soups, powdering sugar. I recommend a second jar specifically for dry goods- certain things can pit and cloud your jar up. Do you or a family member hate greens but feel like they should probably find a way to like them? Use this. No more chewing your kale
The eternal Vita-mix vs Blendtec argument appears as though it will rage on longer than any individual will be alive to see the end of it, but all you need to know is this: you're not going to go wrong with either machine. I prefer the Blendtec for my needs because of the duller blades & design (easier and safer to clean out), and it handles dry goods a bit better, but these machines are both champs. If there's a third party in that league, I don't know it. The killer consumer blender segment is a duopoly in my book, and the Blendtec earned its seat at the table.
5 Stars By Samssisters on 2014-06-04 Why buy anything else? Bought this blender 5 years ago and because it comes with a built-in counter of blend cycles, my family and I have used the machine exactly 1267 times. I just now called Blendtec because the blade in the jar has finally become loose and is causing loud, inefficient blends, needs to be replaced. The whole blender, apparently including the jar, is warranted for 7 years. Blendtec is sending me a new jar at no cost, didn't have to show any proof of the problem or return the worn jar or anything. The customer service rep even seemed concerned that there wasn't anything else wrong with the blender that might need replacing/repairing, because she had me run the blender through a cycle without the jar to make sure the motor was running smoothly. It was. Great customer service!!
About the blender itself; it's flawless! We use it for everything from smoothies, to whole fruit/vegetable juices, to margaritas, to making fresh peanut and other nut butters, to grinding grain into flour, to salsas, and anything else one would use a blender, ice crusher, smoothie maker, grinder, food processor for. The smoothies come out perfect, everything does. You know, store bought peanut butter has additives that aren't necessary, such as palm oil (to make it thick and not oily - more solidified), salt, preservatives. And just like everything else you make with the blender, you know exactly what's in the smoothies, etc. So you can eat as healthy as you want.
Granted the cost of this blender is high, but you really do get what you pay for. After going through about 5-6 "traditional" (for lack of a better word) household blenders and other devices (I actually bought a blender specifically designed for making only smoothies - what a waste of money) including Oster, GE, etc over the years, which all lacked the power to do anything other than mixing (blending?)liquids, I finally decided it might be worth it to fork over the cash for something that might be able to do what I needed - quick, well blended, "smooth" smoothies any way I want 'em, and the ultimate frozen margaritas. This blender does way more. Just like the u-tube commercials show, this thing will literally "blend" anything. Highly recommend it!!