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!


  • Kelli Farley

    Yes, the Hot cycle will work like the Soup cycle does. If your soup is not warm enough after one Hot cycle, you can run the Hot cycle again.

  • Kelli Farley

    I would suggest using the Medium speed in both instances.

  • Sean

    I have a Blendtec that only has Low, Medium and High options. What suggestion do you have for your conversions above which call for “Medium-Low” or “Medium-High” (i.e., speeds my 570 cannot achieve)?

  • Barbara

    Thank you! My Blendtec is a pre-consumer version and I asked for something like this at least 2 years ago.

  • Kelli Farley

    The manual speeds are designed to turn off automatically at 50 seconds on the Classic 570. For making mayo, use the lowest manual speed. When the machine turns off, simply turn it back on. Follow the instructions on this mayo recipe.

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