Blendtec Jars Side-by-Side-by-Side

Blendtec jars side by side by side

A good portion of Blendtec magic comes from the jars. Blendtec jars feature a patented, single, wingtip blade, one of the features that allow Blendtec's jars to effectively harness a Blendtec motor's enormous power. But performance comes from more than just the blade. Let's look at the three jars that are currently available for Blendtec blenders.


WildSide Jar*

We've discussed the strengths of the WildSide jar before—and even shown how others have copied the design when they couldn't duplicate the WildSide's performance. The WildSide jar has a wide base and a narrow fifth, or “wild,” side that changes the angle of the blending vortex; as a result, frozen ingredients are far less likely to form a cave above the blade. These features makes the WildSide jar great for large, cold recipes as well as more specialized blends, like bread dough. And, of course, making smoothies in the WildSide jar is never a bad choice.

wildside comparison chart


FourSide Jar

When it came out, the FourSide jar revolutionized the world of commercial blending. Its square shape is much better at blending than traditional round jars. The jar also generates more friction, heating soups a little faster than does the WildSide jar. It's also especially good for dry grinding and making smaller smoothies.

fourside comparison chart

Twister Jar

You might have seen our previous blog post about Blendtec's latest jar offering: the Twister jar. This jar is truly unique. Its patented scraper tines are incredibly effective—as well as super fun to use! The Twister jar is perfect for the thickest recipes. If you think something's too thick to blend in the Twister jar—you're probably wrong.

twister comparison chart


Of course, what you blend in your Blendtec jars is limited only by your imagination (and the warranty—so don't go blending rocks!). Have you discovered anything that makes a particularly awesome blend in your Blendtec? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments section below!  

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

    Can I make blender hollandaise sauce in this? It requires pouring melted butter in, presumably while it’s hot. It’s a Martha Stewart recipe. Thanks

  • Todd

    Are the jars interchangeable with other modeled bases?

    I.E Can you use these jars on a Designer 625 and a Total Blender?

  • Relvi

    Dear Kelli,

    I want use the blend tech to grind kernel. What would be blendtech type you recommendation ?, We site in Indonesia.

  • Kelli Farley

    Hi Sylvie,
    We do not make a glass jar for two reasons:
    1. Safety is our top priority. Blendtec blenders are among the most powerful on the planet, and their jars have to handle high-speed impacts from very hard ingredients like frozen fruit. Glass jars have the potential to shatter not only when dropped, but also during high-speed blending. Blendtec’s Tritan copolyester jars are engineered to withstand that kind of stress.
    2. Lighter is better. Blendtec jars are very light and are molded for easy gripping and storage. Glass jars, on the other hand, are heavier and more difficult to grip, pour, and store.

  • Sylvie

    I LOVE my Blendtec but one thing I wish they had would be a glass jar for times when you want to blend hot stuff. I don’t like using a plastic container for this purpose. At least give the option to be able to buy a glass jar as an extra item. Would this be something Blendtec would consider doing?

    Thanks for such a great product!

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