Anatomy of a Blender, Part 1

Blendtec anatomy of a blender part 1

As a marketing writer at Blendtec, my job is to help convey the incredible advantages offered by our blenders. The nice thing is that with their design, ease of use and sheer power, the machines pretty much speak for themselves—and make my job simple. But when you see a Blendtec blender in action, it's only half the story.

Every single component has been designed, redesigned, sweated over, tested, retested and put through the most rigorous paces you could imagine. And every smallest detail has a specific purpose and story of its own. I'm pleased to present Anatomy of a Blender—a little series that tells a bit about some of the lesser-known features and functions of the world's best blenders.

Feature #1: Curves in All the Right Places

Blendtec jar drain holes

Drain holes help your Blendtec jar dry completely. When you set out your Blendtec jar to dry, you’ll get some extra help from gravity. Its curved bottom and drain holes make air-drying much more effective, which extends the life of your jar.    

Feature #2: Spend Time Blending, Not Cleaning

Easy to clean

Just a wipe or two and your Blendtec blender looks good as new.

Blendtec blenders are smooth all around—from the sides of the housing to the electronic controls. So cleanup is as simple as a wipe or two. Plus, control areas are sealed and protected from liquids.    

Be on the lookout for other interesting Know Your Anatomy tidbits in later posts. Is there something you've noticed about your Blendtec blender that makes your experience just a little bit better? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook!


  • Kathleen Maat

    I have blendtec with twister jar for approx 2 months and love blender so far – have not used twister jar as yet but will try to make almond butter tomorrow with it.
    Question is: why does handle have an opening top to bottom?

    Thank you,
    Kathleen Maat

  • Janet Chavez


    Please email our customer care team and we can find out what is going on.

  • Ron Tanner

    Why does my blender get smoothie stains on the outside of the inner rim of the bottom base mount every time I use it? Is that somehow an effect of the drain holes?

  • Jessica Andreasen

    Our blenders consume less than .0005kwh per hour which would be less than 4.38Kkwh per year in standby mode (blender plugged in, switch on). Hopefully this settles the debate!

  • Bob

    I’ve been having a “discussion” with my better half.

    We have a Blendtec TotalBlender. It has a nice-looking white-on-blue display that provides interesting information, such as the number of times the blender has been started.

    Our discussion is around how much electrical energy is used by the blender’s display. One of us says that leaving the blender plugged in and turned on all of the time costs a little bit of energy, while the other of us says that the energy is worth worrying about.

    Can you tell us how much energy (in kilowatt hours) our blender consumes by leaving the blender plugged in – even when it’s not being used?


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