Blendtec Cycle Conversions

Blendtec Cycle Conversions

What if my blender doesn't have the Batters cycle? I don't see a Whole Juice button on my Blendtec - what speed should I use? If you have found yourself asking these questions, you are not alone.

Our Fresh Blends Recipe Book and many of the recipes on our website were created specifically for the Total Blender Classic Series, which has 6 preprogrammed blend cycles, manual speed up & speed down controls, and a pulse button. Since then, many new Blendtec models have been created and they don't all have the same options. However, they all have the same capabilities!

Blendtec cycle
Designer 725 Interface

We're working on creating a prettier conversion chart, but for now, use these instructions to convert blend cycles:

SMOOTHIE Blend on a Medium speed for 40-50 seconds.

SAUCES/DIPS/DRESSINGS/BATTERS Blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 30 seconds. 

ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT Blend on a Low speed for 15 seconds, then blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 30 seconds.

WHOLE JUICE Blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 50-60 seconds.

SOUPS/SYRUPS/FONDUES Blend on a High speed for 90-180 seconds, blending longer for hotter soup.

CLEAN CYCLE Blend for 10-20 seconds, starting at a low speed and gradually increasing to a high speed, then decreasing again before stopping.

ICE CRUSH/MILKSHAKE Blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 30-40 seconds.

Keep an eye on it as to not over- or under-blend.  

*These cycles are meant to be guides. You may want to blend less or more depending on the consistency you're looking for (and the ingredients you're using). Any questions? Ask us in the comments below. Happy blending!


  • Legs

    The manual tells me that the Pulse -cycle runs at speed 7/10. However there is no information on whats is the speed on 60 second pre-programmed cycle or 90 second cycle (Model is 575 Classic). Is the speed constant or changing?

    If I want to make hot soup most efficiently, should I run the 10/10 manual speed cycle (which is 50 seconds long) instead of running the 90 second cycle? What is the difference in the cycles if run the same exact time?

  • Janet Chavez


    i would recommend checking out our commercial page for help with the cycle change.

  • Chou

    Pls teach me how to program and change profiles or cycles in CONNOISSEUR 825 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Connie

    Hello. I am a new user and so far so good! I do wonder about which fruit cores I can use. This morning I put 1/2 of a peach in and wondered about the stone. I know avocado seeds are good for you as the store demonstrator used a half of one. What about plum stones?
    Thanks for answering my questions..

  • Milan

    We purchased 570 from Costco. We tried to make ice cream but end up making shake!! I saw couple of videos on you tube but there got be some trick in making creamy ice cream. I believe the secrets is frozen fruits. Some videos does not show to put ice cubes at all! Please clarify. Thx.

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