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Signature Series vs Designer Series

Posted by Julie Owens on

Which one will you choose? Let’s look at a few of the main differences of each machine so you can decide which one is right for your kitchen. Blendtec's Designer Series Blender
Designer Series Blender

At first glance, it's easy to see the Designer is sleek and elegant, while the Signature has a fun and trendy appearance. Both look equally stylish in any kitchen.

What is the difference in function of the Designer and Signature?  Both have a powerful 1560 watt motor (3 pk hp) and come with Blendtec’s 7 year warranty.

Let’s zero in on the two touch pads.  This is where the blenders differ the most and can help you make your decision. The Designer has a capacitive touch control pad, which features a lighted interface with icons and a manual slider.  The icons represent 6 preprogrammed cycles:  Batters, Ice Crush, Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, and Soup.  These cycles range from 23 seconds to 90 seconds.  The manual control slider lets you select from 8 different speeds by sliding your finger back and forth.

Blendtec's Signature blender
Signature Series Blender

The Signature has a “nearly” flat button key pad. It includes 5 preprogrammed cycles: Batters, Ice Cream, Smoothie, Whole Juice, and Soup.  There are five speeds you can manually control. Essentially, these speeds can be classified as extra low, low, medium, medium-high, and high speed.  The first manual speed is engineered as the lowest speed available, allowing ingredients to be incorporated into a blend. For example, let's say you just made fresh broccoli soup and want to add chunks of steamed broccoli to the cream based soup.  All you need to do is add the broccoli, push the first manual button to incorporate the veggies into the soup, and stop when you are satisfied with the texture.

The additional four manual speeds are the most widely used speeds for creating recipes.  The manual speeds coincide with the recipes found in our Fresh Blends recipe book.

If you have had a Blendtec Total Blender and want to buy one of our newer models, like the Designer or Signature, you already know what high-powered Blendtec blenders can do. Whether you opt for the Designer or the Signature, you can be sure you're getting a blender that incorporates quality with the latest and greatest technology.


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8 comments


  • Hello, So confused of the many blendtec blenders, which is making it very difficult to choose one. Would appreciate a recommitation; We don’t need a big blender, mainly for ice, mixing cocktails, smoothly and the occasional pureeing of soups. Look forward to your response.

    Regards, Kimberly

    Kimberly on

  • Hi Kimberly,
    Check out our compare blenders page to learn more about our different models. If you’re looking for a blender for smoothies, soups, and mixing drinks, our Designer 675 and Total Blender Classic Refurbished, are both great options.

    Kelli Farley on

  • We discontinued several older models when we launched our new blender line last summer.

    Kelli Farley on

  • For Blendtec. Why was the signature model discontinued?

    William on

  • i bought blendtec signature, i want to know signature & Designer that both touch panels which one who is more durable.??

    CHIH PING, LI on

  • Both touch pads are very durable and will hold up well for your blending needs.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Chimo from your neighbOr to the south! (Are folks from the USA allowed to say chimo in a greeting?)

    I had to leave you a reply… this, being my first comment on the Blendtec site. I just wanted to say thanks for supporting a made-in-the-USA company! It just saddens me to think that we are now perceived as a “once great nation.” I do believe the American spirit will prevail once again, especially if we reinvest in and support American companies and resources. And if the USA is strong, of course, that supports Canadian strength… and vice versa.

    I spent countless hours researching which blender I would buy, and ultimately, buying something USA-made was one of the must haves on my check list. (To be fair, the other leading competitor blender company is also USA-made. But Blendtec met so many of my other requirements and spec demands.)

    Take it easy (an American expression, perhaps?).

    Dawn on

  • I bought my Blendtec at Costco Barrie, Ontario, Canada. I had the other top seller but it turned everything into hot soup, so I returned it and bought the Blendtec from the demo guy.

    I use in everyday to make a “Cancer prevention” smoothie and I wait for it be break down and it doesn’t and I blend and I blend and it has not broken down. My only wish is that it had a half wildside container. My tiny bit of joy is that it is made in America, giving your once great nation a leg back up.
    Chimo from your neighbour to the North. Yes neighbour has a “U” in it and I don’t know Rob Ford.
    Chimo

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    Frank Daulby on

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