Rated 5 out of 5 by debc from Love it! I got mine just a month ago & have used it to make whole juices & smoothies. While it's a lil noisier than expected, I LOVE the power it has. Only one problem; my husband bought whole bean coffee today & forgot to have it ground, but he looked up blendtec & said, "hey, we can do it in the blender!" So we did. The ground coffee came out great, but unfortunately, even after just 5 seconds, it scarred the jar, so now it's cloudy at the bottom. I guess that's to be expected because it's plastic, but I wish there had been a warning. I'm sure it won't affect the performance, I just liked it to look clean, since it sits out on the counter. Still love the blender, though!
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by jhomrich from 3 years and 500+ uses and still going strong I bought this blender in 2011, and as of 2 weeks ago I hit my 500th cycle, and it still performs like it did when I first got it. I have made many things with it from smoothies to dips and shakes it performs flawlessly and gives restaurant quality each time. I must also add that it has also outlived 3 blenders I had prior to this one. Once you get over the initial sticker shock and use it, you will see it is totally worth what you pay for it. If you're looking for something for the long haul and will perform better then anything out there look no further then Blendtec.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by crashpad from Amazon, easy to use, love it! My mom bought this about nine months ago and hasn't really used it ever because she says you have to buy food that you usually don't have around the house. I wanted to prove her wrong and so I've been borrowing it, using it the last week. So far, I've made, all from food I had or wasn't too much out of ordinary from what I buy: Orange/Apple smoothie, Orange/Strawberry/Banana smoothie, Carrot/Lemon juice, Green Flaxy (spinach, pineapple, banana, flaxseed, ice). I plan on keeping it and then making juice/smoothies to start and bring them up to her and my dad's house so they drink their daily vegetables and fruits. I have a 25+ year old VitaMix, which still works, but the Blendtec is soooo much easier to use, clean, and store. Once my mom begins tasting how great everything is, I'll be buying my own unit to replace the one I'm borrowing
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by TBabe from My Favorite Blender! I have used my Total Blender Classic for about 5 years now with absolutely zero problems and over 2000 blends. It has all the features for an outstanding price! I always recommend this model for anyone looking to get the most bang for their buck. Super powerful, easy to use, easy to clean. Really couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by spacebetweensound from Works well!!! I first saw this at Costco with my mom and she immediately wanted it. I decided to get it for her as an early Xmas present. We have only used this machine to make ice cream and it worked well. The ingredients didn't really go down--stick to the lower part of the blending jar---like Blendtec advertises and once the ice cream piled up at the bottom below the blade it was hard to blend the upper ice and fruit. I hope this issue only happens with the wild side jar. I may get the square jar and decide to use the blender for other things once the holiday hustle has passed. This is a durable product so I'll give it four stars.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by David from Great product I never though I would spend this much on a blender some the best money I have spent. It works great and is very easy to clean which is a big plus, have had it about 10 days and still learning how to use it. A little noisy but I can live with that , it works fast and does what is supposed to do.
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kabs from Great smoothies, but surprisingly noisy I'm very happy with the quality of smoothies. However, this blender is extremely loud - more noisy than anything I've seen before. Also it leaves stains on a white surface because it has a black base.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spamone from Almost perfect First review I've ever written.. This blender is amazing. However,.. water will leak out of it.. so you MUST clean it and pour water out.. NEVER let water stand in it (clean it right after using it!). Also, if it is on the base while water is in it, the water will leak down through the base. When this happened to us, I called and they sent me a new base (how was I to know that the thing was not 'water tight'?) just in case the water damaged something in there.. and then they coached me on NOT letting water stand in it.. So, 2000 uses later (averaging 2 cycles per day for almost 3 years), and still with the original cannister (that water ran through) the seal in the cannister goes bad - the noise changed - which warned me. I'm literally eating black rubber in my smoothie,.. Again, I call Blendtec and the are sending me a new cannister.. and again they coached me on maintenance,.. saying that I should manually spin the blade before loading with food, to get the oil flowing.. and also to NOT push down on top of the blender while it's blending - which i had done a few times to stabilize. I might add.. never let water stand in there which no doubt runs through the cannister and out the bottom..and takes some of the 'lube' with it.. Having said all that.. Great customer service, incredibly easy to use and clean.. and if you load it correctly, it works perfectly EVERY time. I could not be happier.. Whether soup or smoothie or ice creamm.. this thing is worth every penny!!! and did I mention that it is the easiest food processor / blender to clean in the world! ?
Date published: 2014-08-26