Rated 5 out of 5 by Tory from Exceeded My Expectations! I am more than impressed with this blender, and even it if dies the day the warranty expires at 8 years, it will well have been worth the investment. I had always heard about Vitamix blenders as being the best. With this blender, I was wary about having electronic controls, and overall I was unsure about Blendtec blenders. But when I had a sizable store credit at Bed Bath and Beyond, Vitamix blenders were not an option for my 20% coupon so I chose Blendtec. I am very hard on my kitchen tools, and this blender has stood up to my abuse. I used it almost daily and I can't imagine not having it. Everything blends so smoothly and it really looks beautiful on my counter.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by howardh from Highly aggressive awesome blender! We've been using this blender for about a month, and its been the best blender we've had. Its shear power is incredible. It has the ability to heat up liquids, just from friction at high speed. We've made many superfood smoothies & hot soups with it, and we were blown away with how it was capable of heating the soup with it! We had purchased a vitamix first, and returned it, because it came with a plunger, this indicated to us that the design of the jar must be lacking something. We love the digital controls and fact that the control panel is easy to clean. Electronic controls always trumps switches in my opinion, because there are no contacts to go bad. The Blendtec is worth every penny!!!
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by CiesAK from Everything we wanted in a blender...and much more! Switching from a cheap blender to a premium one is a big step (and investment). But the ease of use and variety of uses make the jump entirely worth it. From ice cream to hot soup – from nut butters to smoothies, our Blendtec takes the place of several other appliances. The online recipe book gives endless options, but the real value is that it's easy to use and simple to clean... meaning this is the type of purchase you'll enjoy using and *keep* using regularly. It devours fresh (or frozen) fruits and veggies, so there's zero headache to eat healthy. Can't recommend this enough.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by James C from Best Blender we have ever owned We have had it for about 4 months now and can not imagine how we would ever get along without one. Almost frighteningly powerfull. Blends any food you can put in it. Fun to use. Purchased the mini twister jar to grind almonds and pecans for low carb pie crusts. You need one you just dont know it yet!
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by Margo from Quality downhill Loved our first Blendtec but motor began overheating after the first 9 months. Our replacement model has an annoying cheap Blendtec label on it that pops out just enough to dribble food inside the unit. The prior better are unit was a solid piece behind the label. My daughter is having same issue. Guess we'll both upgrade to. Vitamix if we have further issues.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blendin from Super powerful Who knew this is how blenders were supposed too work? It's extremely powerful and has no problem crushing ice and plenty of frozen fruit. My only complaint is if the plastic center part of the lid is dirty at all, specifically when making two different smoothies in a row, the middle part had popped off twice causing the ingredients to fly ALL over the kitchen.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by StevenB from Nice pre-programmed features Have used Vitamix 6300, I find the Blendtec 575 to be a nice overall machine. The Four-Side jar is easier to clean than the multi-sided jar on the 6300. The 8-year warranty is a nice feature. Purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond, I believe when this unit first came out, it did not come with instructions on the control panel button operations - found the info needed by doing an internet search (no available instructions on Blendec site).
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by workout beast from best value on the market I researched blentec and vitamix to death. Comparing everything, they are both amazing but blentec is simply hands down the most convenient with preprogrammed cycles. One touch button and its done, vitamix u have adjust each high speed level. The noise isnt as loud as people are complaing about, it is loud but its got a massive motor!!!! Plus cost is alot better with warranty. I wish the company came up with recipes geared towards workout fanatics like myself. Im bragging so much about the blender to my friends they think i secretly work for the company. Best investmest for yourself
Date published: 2014-11-27