Anatomy of a Blender, Part 5

anatomy of a blender, part 5

It's the little things. It's true. When we love a product, much of the time it's hard to put a finger on exactly why. If asked, we might say, "I don't know; it just feels right." The reason it's hard to nail down why we love a product is that the product has little, often unnoticed design elements that make the overall experience better.

At Blendtec, we look for the little things. We obsess over them. Lots of them you'd never notice on your blender. But once you do, it's hard to imagine your blender any other way. Here are a couple examples of what I'm talking about.

Feature #8: Easy to Stack, Easy to Store

Blendtec jars are designed to be stackable, making storage a snap. We initially offered our stackable jars to the commercial market, where counter space is tremendously valuable. But we recognized that home users also value their counter space, so we introduced our space-saving jars in our consumer packages. We also discovered that stacked jars can get wedged together so tightly that they are hard to separate. So we added "winglets" to the outside corners of our jars, which prevents wedging and ensures you can separate your jars easily, every time.

stackable blender jars

Blendtec's FourSide and WildSide* jars are stackable, saving space and making storage a snap.

Feature #9: The Lid That Doesn't Get in the Way

A lid needs to do much more than just keep the blend inside the jar, particularly when it comes to blending hot soups, when heated air creates pressure against the sealed lid. So we created a removable vent to allow the steam to escape while blending. And then we thought, "If the vent lets steam come out, why can't the vent also let ingredients to come in?" So we added openings that do just that. Now you can add ingredients on the fly without even removing the lid. It’s the ultimate convenience!

Vented gripper lid

Blendtec jars have vented gripper lids, allowing hot air to escape and making it easy to add ingredients midblend.[/caption] Have you noticed any "little things" that make your Blendtec machine even better? Let us know in the comments, or sound off on Facebook!  

*The WildSide jar is no longer available for purchase. Please check out our new and improved WildSide+ jar.


  • Kelli Farley

    It’s best to do liquids on the bottom, frozen items on top, and everything else in the middle.

  • Kerry

    How do I layer the smoothies, the liquids go first and the ice last? We misplaced the instruction card in the blender jar

  • Jessica Andreasen

    Oftentimes, you need to run the “Soup” or “Hot” cycle twice (180 seconds total) for the soup to get hot enough. If it’s luke warm, definitely continue to blend until it is warm enough for you!

  • Sharon

    When making soups I have found using onions makes the soup have a bitter taste does anyone else have a problem with this. The demonstrators at Costco made ice cream and soups I find with the soup it is very frothy and luke warm it’s not hot enough to eat from the blendtec am I not doing it properly

  • Debbie

    I was also thinking of taking my Blendtec in my Rv: However, I was afraid of the same issue. I already have trouble with blowing the inverter when running both air conditioners, the microwave, and the toaster. Using the generator, it’s even worse. I have to remind myself that I am not at home. As much as I love my Blentec, I leave it home and bring a less expensive blender with me. I do as much prep work as I need to before I go so I can enjoy my smoothies and what ever else while I’m away.

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