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!


  • Jessica Andreasen

    We have a Twister jar that is perfect for thicker blends!

  • Jessica Andreasen

    Please give our customer service team a call at 1-800-748-5400 and they’ll help you out!

  • Sandy

    I have had a Blendtec for many years and use it almost every morning making smoothies. Is there any thought to making a “tamper” to get a thicker mix going? I have run more than a few utensils into the blade! I was thinking of buying a Vitamix just for that reason…Does anyone have solution??


  • Diane Boomhour

    I purchased a Blender from COSTCO Canada, last year Medel ES#… TTBB # 61395
    While making smoothie I mistakenly left a spoon in the the unit, and it dropped out of shape. Now the blender goes wild ,when on Smoothie mode ; and I have to shut it off. Do I have to buy a new one OR could you please help me. This is a magnificent piece ot material.
    P.S. I mean it spins over its limit. HELP _

  • Jessica Andreasen

    The Designer 625 features a slider with 6 incremental speeds, however, they go just as low and as high as the other models (such as the Total blender), there are just fewer speed increments. Hope that helps!

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