The Purpose of the Cycle Counter

the cycle counter

When Blendtec first went into the blender business, we only made commercial blenders. At that time, the warranty for our commercial machines was for either the number of years after purchase or the total number of blend cycles, whichever came first—similar to a car warranty that covers either so many years or so many miles, whichever comes first.

(On a related note, Blendtec recently became the only manufacturer to offer a 3-year warranty on its top commercial blenders, regardless of blend cycle count. Read about it here.)


the purpose of the cycle counter

Cycle Counter Display on Blendtec Blender

When we responded to the demand for a consumer version of our groundbreaking machine, we adapted the blender accordingly. One thing we altered was the control pad, making it more intuitive and user-friendly. The design retained the cycle count display, which ended up being a very popular feature for our home users. For many, it became a matter of pride as their blenders achieved hundreds and thousands of blend cycles, validating their decision to purchase the world's best-built blender. Just remember: The warranties on our home machines do not have a cycle restriction on them, so blend to your heart's content! How many blend cycles has your Blendtec blender achieved?


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  • Anthony

    We use q series commercial blenders and one has 10221 cycles and still crushes a 48oz blenderfull with ease.

  • Jessica Andreasen

    It is likely that Costco accidentally stocked a return. Please take it back to them and get a new one or give our customer service team a call at 1-800-748-5400.

  • Emily

    I bought a new, not refurbished, designer series from Costco. Received it yesterday. Plugged in the machine and saw that the machine already has 103 cycle counts on it. Have I just paid the full price for a recertified machine?

  • Jessica Andreasen

    Strange! I haven’t heard of that happening but you can call our customer service team and talk to them about it if you’d like: 1-800-748-5400.

  • Char


    My family and I are new to the family. We just purchased the Blentec 570 Classic series from Costco. Yay!

    We wanted to know how we could reset the counter for this model as we would like to do do this on a yearly basis.


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