High-speed blenders have earned their rightful place as one of the most versatile tools in the kitchen. Their exceptionally powerful motors, professional jar geometry, and ability to quickly create nutritious foods have made high-powered blenders indispensable to consumers who want to embrace a healthier lifestyle. However, recent blender recalls due to breaking blades have called into question the safety of many leading brands.
Most high-speed blender blades spin faster than 200 miles per hour, which gives these blenders the power needed to blend nuts, frozen fruits and vegetables, ice, and more. However, the article “Why Do So Many Calphalon, Vitamix, and Frigidaire Blenders Have Defective Blades?” highlights the safety issues many leading brands pose for consumers.
At Blendtec, safety is our top priority. A passion for safety is what prompted our popular Will It Blend? video series. By blending hard things over the years, we have developed unbreakable and unbeatable blenders. When choosing a safe blender for your home, complete these three simple steps:
- Search online for safety recalls. Manufacturers are required to report their safety recalls to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Blendtec blenders have never been recalled.
- View the product before you purchase it. Pay attention to the blade thickness. In general, a thicker blade is a safer blade. Blendtec blades are nearly twice as thick as competing blades.
- Choose a blender with at least a 1500-watt motor. Typically, the larger the motor, the thicker the blade. Smaller blender motors have only enough power to spin smaller, thinner blades—the kind of blades that are most likely to break. Blendtec’s blender motors start at 1560 watts.
You can learn more about the recent recalls here:
If you have been injured by any product, please report the issue to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. If the issue was caused by a manufacturing problem, the commission will contact the manufacturer and make sure the issue is rectified.
Note: Blendtec has created a Vita-Mix replacement jar that will work on all Vita-Mix blenders sold since 1993. Now the world’s safest jar can be used on your Vita-Mix.