Rated 5 out of 5 by RickTurner from Designer 725 with Wildside+ Jar is Dream Machine I purchased the Designer 725 with the Wildside+ Jar about month ago and it has exceeded all my expectations in performance, quality and design features. I've used it to make smoothies, salsa, soup bases and sauces with excellent results. The cleaning and scub cycle is awesome compared to how I had to manually wash my retired Cusinart Blender. It is truly a professional blender with power, outstanding design features and quality. The Wideside+ Jar works like a champ in blending, pouring and with the cleaning/scrub feature on the blender touch panel. The touch panel and features are awesome too. It's a very well designed blender along with the Wildside+ Jar and I would highly recommend to my friends.
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDskez from Simply Put, FANTASTIC! Very powerful, easy to clean blender that can do it all from hot soups to amazing smoothies that are easy and enjoyable to drink. This blenders single dull blade is safe to touch when not in use and the WildSide cyclone action really does do a wonderful job of mixing your ingredients together without the need for a plunger like accessory. I really enjoy the beauty of this machine from the design to the gorgeous digital display. If you're in the market for a commercial grade blender and you're trying to decide between the blendtec and the Vitamix, do yourself a favor and purchase a blendtec that offers you more features for the same price, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dick from Top-Quality Engineering and Design Integrity The simplicity and robustness of the engineering of the 725 is truly singular and remarkable, greatly exceeding our expectations. This American-made machine is positively "goof proof"... It is powerful, easy to clean, and forth right in its operation. Blendtec can expect future orders from us for its other products; our friends will become Blendtec consumers for certain. We did experience an unusual shipping delay, mainly owing to the demand for this model, causing us a bit of frustration; this was elegantly addressed by the three top-notch service representatives, for which a letter of gratitude to their leadership shall be forthcoming. Many Thanks... Dick B.
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by S5runner from Best blender My wife and I use this blender everyday. Some days it's more than once, and for completely different recipes. We've had it for over a year now and we are still loving it. If I had to choose one thing in my kitchen that I would have to keep, and get rid of everything else it would be the blendtec without hesitation. I love how I can choose between functions like juicing, soup, smoothie or even ice cream, you can't screw up! Easy to clean and the other jars are extremely handy. The power is unreal. Also, we love the rewards that come with it, sorry no spoilers ;) I believe it's worth the money, this was not a purchase it was an investment.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunny from Very happy I bought this taking a risk as I'm using it in Europe. These things are so expensive here. But turns out, this thing works incredibly well with a converter. It has so much power. Couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJLCOOKS from And the winner is... Some say it's a coin flip between Vitamix and Blendtec but I'm here to tell you that ts not even close. The Blendtec 725 has superior features such as the smooth surfaced touch pad interface and a digital readout that holds absolutely hysterical "conversations" with you... not to mention the brilliantly designed dull edged blending blades and the Wildside jar that doesn't require the hassle of a pusher/plunger (like the Vitamix). I simply can't imagine anyone who would not be completely satisfied with this amazing, well-built American-made machine. Customer service has been second to none and oh, btw, every recipe and every blend has not only been flawless but fun as well.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by alchemist from If Apple made blender... The design is amazing and so is the craftsmanship. The housing is die-cast stainless steel. This blender is powerful, quiet and versatile. It is very compact and fits under cabinets will room to spare.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by incredibleole from Great results but some annoying flaws. This blender is easy to use and delivers really awesome blending results. Smoothies and soups of all kinds turn out great with the Wildside+ Jar and nut butter, curry pastes and small portions are easy to make with the Twister Jar. The machine is very loud, but that didn't came as a surprise. Unfortunately, there are some caveats: One minor thing: The german translation is quite bad, so I decided to let it speak english. One annoying thing: It does not have a physical power switch. You have to plug the cord off the wall, if you don't want to let it use standby-energy. Another annoying thing: Blendtec advertises this device as a good looking appliance, hence the name "Designer". It really is. But not for a very long time. After around 50 blends, the upper layer of the satinated plastic of the jar mount gets scrubbed off and gets welded into the jar's base (see photos). Blendtec obviously chose the wrong kind of plastic or they should have taken rubber feet, that can be replaced when wearing off. Also I had to "read error" messages, that interrupted my blending, but only two or three times so far. I highly sophisticated device like this should habe the ability to get user manageable firmware-update, so why is there no USB-port on the back of the machine? If the firmware has bugs, I have to send it in, that's neither a good solution for me, nor Blendtec. As you may have seen from my review, I'm using a european 230V version. So, if Blendtec eliminates these issues, the Designer 725 would be absolutely perfect.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by CG Scheid from Great features! I bought this to help me with a juice fast I was trying and this has turned out to be my most favorite kitchen appliance. It is sturdy, efficient, and a great quality machine. Clean up is easy, there's a button for that. I don't have to take the blades out of the machine (and the mess that makes) for cleaning and the lid is tight and secure when in use. Not only does it make juices, but I got a recipe booklet too. I am so low maintenance when it comes to food so if I can use this blender to make meals, you bet I'm gonna do it. I am so glad I bought this and with such a high quality machine, I know it will last for years to come.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrBrad from Smooth Smoothies in a minute I had one of the very old all-in-one blender/bread maker/mixer made by the original company, KTec from 25 years ago and it still works well but have wanted to replace it with one of these newer blenders for a few years. We finally did it and i absolutely love it. The motor is higher powered than our older one and when making a smoothie with frozen fruit we have no more lingering chunks and they are super smooth. I love the new "cleaning" button. I just put a drop of dish soap and some warm water and hit the button, rinse and done. No scrubbing. This is not your ordinary blender.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bulldog007 from Awesome The Blendtec - Classic 575 is the most awesome blender I've ever owned. I've looked for years for a "Tool Time Tim" blender that has massive power and can obliterate ice without it's tongue hanging out and sounding like parts are going to start flying off. I've worn out every other blender that I've ever owned. This is the first blender I've purchased that is up to the abuse I heap on a blender. I read a lot of reviews talking about a high noise level but this blender isn't any noisier that any other blender out there. Over time it really doesn't cost any more to go first class and Blendtec is the least expensive and most enjoyable over the long haul.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lavidabuena from Loving the new blender... My wife really didn't want to spend this much money on "a blender", but the local access to fresh, exotic fruits at the vacation house combined with the health benefits of drinking grape seeds and avocado seeds convinced her. We throw two cups of grapes in with a cup of ice everyone loves the flavor and texture. When adults are over, we add Bacardi rum and quickly run out ingredients due to the demand... LOL Quick clean-up and easy work getting through a jar full of cubed carrots/papaya with peel, frozen soursop blocks (guanabana), spinach, passion fruit, ginger and whatever else we see! We make drinks for breakfast, post-workout, when it's too late to eat and also as a way to get the nieces/nephews feed quickly without fighting about vegetables; they taste the fruits and neglect to realize there are three to five vegetables mixed in there too!
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by Earplugs from Alarmingly loud The blender works well and as advertised, but it is alarmingly loud. I don't know if it is because I have a refurbished model, the the noise level is almost unbearable. Is this typical??
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by GlenChina from Waiting I am so happy to introduce this blender to my son. Ray has been a vegetarian for over 20 yrs and recently has gone Vegan. A recent discussion regarding Almond Milk prompted me to intotroduce a blendtec and the nice guy I am I bought one my son and his family to enjoy. Last Dec I bought a blendtec for daughter and her family, her two little girls love the veg juices. My (2-yr old) VitaMix I will soon retire it and replaced it with a new 'blendtec' can't wait.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sam W from You get the quality you pay for I have been very pleased with the BlendTecs I have used over the years. I purchased my own Classic 575 Certified Refurbished and it has proven to be a work horse. Since it doesn't have a blade, I don't need to worry about it getting beat up. I use it frequently. I do not recommend always using their strategy for putting liquids at the bottom, fruits and veggies in the middle and frozen items (like ice) on top. I like putting kale in my smoothies, and if you use their strategy, you liquify the kale. If you put the ice on bottom and kale on top, though, you will get small bits of kale (or whatever veggies you have) which adds a very nice crunch and texture to the smoothie. This mama jamba is loud. All blenders are loud, but this one is on the high end of loud. I don't mind, because the blend time is so short with this thing (much shorter than conventional blenders) that the added volume is fine for me. The BlendTec has remarkable blending prowess!
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by jellybean from Impressive but scary We bought our blendtec about a month ago. It's working fine and does everything we expected. It definitely can get loud, though the lowest setting is relatively quiet (like a medium sized vacuum cleaner), and anyway we were forewarned about the noise. My only comment is that it's a pretty scary machine - the thing is powerful and I am still slightly in awe of it. I think the awe is preventing me from fully experimenting with it. But am hoping that with time, this little fella is going to change what our entire pantry looks like, now that almost anything can be made by grinding nuts, seeds and the like.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by A Wheeler from Super Smooth Blends I bought this to make homemade formula for my child with a g-tube. I needed a blender that could make very smooth blends from seeds, meat, fruits and veggies so that it flows through our feeding pump without clogging. This blender is doing the job. I've used it to make 12 batches so far. It leaves behind less waste when I run it through the food mill after blending and I only have to run it through the food mill once instead of twice like my blends made in my old blender. It did take some time to get used to operating the touchscreen but I am getting the hang of it.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mitoy221 from Additional containers I've had it for a month and am in love. 1st and formost it has a big container, 2nd the extra containers are the best especially the smallest one, it lets me prepare on the fly recipes like salsas, a quick garli mash, its just fantastic... I do have a Vitimix and it is very good as well but no extra jars. Expecially a small one to do all the small things. The only thing with the Blendtec that I have aproblem with are the lids. For the small one if I do any grinding like oatmeal into powder the powder seeps out from the lid, no biggie bit gets a lil messy. Other than that I've experienced only good things. ANd I'm in love....Love my Vitamix but Blendtec for me works divine....
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by beanabeana from LOVE MY BLENDTEC - and it loves me too!!! This is my very first Blendtec blender though a bit pricey and has hurt my budget ....I have to admit I love it and can't live without it. It blends wonderfully and really isn't as loud blending as I expected it to be from reading previous reviews about how noisy it is. It gets the job done quickly, efficiently, it is versatile, and even displays cute little messages to boost my blending ego. Oh, and best thing is I have already earned enough points to earn my first free reward for just doing what I love anyways BLENDING.....thank you BLENDTEC I love my blender!!!
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bswan84 from best blender ever! We bought this about a month ago and have used it so much already. We have enjoyed the way Blendtec blends the drinks and how versatile it is. We have been able to use it as a food processor as well! We enjoy all the codes we get after making so many blends and the free stuff we have received (shipping was free too!). Also great customer service! We had an issue getting the codes to work and we had a representative work for a few days to get it to work and was super helpful and made sure to let us know he was continuing to work on it for us. Overall our experience has been OUTSTANDING!!!
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kalichula from Excellent I purchased this blender 2 weeks ago, and have been using it 3x/day. Wow, simply amazing results with anything you blend. I've had smoothies, whole food juices, sorbet, soup, salsa, and the list goes on. Very easy to operate and easier to clean. Worth every penny. I don't find it noisy at all, just as any blender when in use. My neighbor couldn't hear it , through the thin walls between us. I love it!
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by blackhawk 47 from Not that impressed First time I wanted to use the 725 blender to blend a soup I got an error code 4 and was not able to use the blender. Before calling the next day I tried the blender and it seemed to work. a month later I made a frozen drink with frozen peaches from our garden and had to break up the peaches to get them to blend. I did a second batch and the blender stopped because of the over heat protection. I would have expected to be able to make two batches of frozen smoothies without over heating.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by nated from Great Performance We love the blender. Very easy to use and very effective. The only issue I have is the lid. The lid seems to work well for the most part. It doesn't seal. It also feels a little flimsy. I tried the self cleaning and didnt do it right but regardless I put too much water in it 3/4 full, started it and then took my hand off. The thing exploded. It was impressive to see. The only improvements would be to allow the lid to seal, make lid firmer and airtight.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by LugNet from Not perfect but enjoying it Lids do not seal completely and the center part of the lid more for stopping splashes from going into the room. Containers are useful for making things less than the half the size of the container, so you don't blend drinks for more than two people at a time. Otherwise, all the great things people have said about this blender are true. My wife is losing her sense of humor about the encouraging messages that come up after blending when what she was running was the wash cycle. "I should tweet THAT recipe?!" She is VERY satisfied with how well this blender handles the THICK frozen smoothies she makes. Sometimes she has to start them with the frozen treat setting and then run them with the smoothie program. Flat touch screen makes base oh so easy to clean.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by KarinW19 from Does not blend as well as the Wild Side jar I was happy to finnaly get my Blendtec Go jar, but I was a little disappointed in the blending abilities. I make a Rocket Fuel latte with cacao nibs and shelled hemp seeds in the Wild Side jar on the smoothie setting and everything is smooth. In the Blendtec Go jar I have about 2 tsps of chunks left at the bottom. I have tried running the juice setting twice and I still have little chunks left over. I have also paused partway through and scraped down the sides. Let me know if I am doing something wrong.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by klagain from Perfect for Breakfast Smoothies I absolutely love this jar!!! It is perfect for the smoothies I've been making lately which include 1 cup liquid, crushed ice and protein powder. I love using the disposable cups with the smoothie but make sure the ice is crushed or your cup might crack. I'm not giving it a 5 simply because I feel the jar is over priced. As much as I love it, I wasn't willing to pay full price. I only purchased it because at the time, it was 20% off. Other than the price, I don't feel like you would go wrong making this purchase if you are an on the go kind of smoothie maker like me.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by TerryM from Go Cup = Great! Solo Insert = Not so great The Go Cup itself is great... I use the GoCup every morning with the plastic lid. I discovered that inserting a Solo-Cup insert does NOT work very well at all for a couple of reasons. 1) The plastic cup will crack from hard materials such ice during blending and splashed all over the Go Cup a, 2) In order to get a tight enough seal on the you have to tighten anyway n the lid sooooo tight that it makes it virtually impossible to to get the lid off.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by Austin from Awesome idea, not the best quality I bought this about a month or so ago and have used it probably 20 times. I’ve used a plastic cup recommended on a product card that came in the packaging and the seal comes undone or the cup breaks probably 1/3 of the time. The idea is awesome, but with it making a bigger mess than my wild side jar (when using a disposable cup and following all the directions to a T) I don’t think it’s worth it. If the quality of the seal is increased greatly, it would be a life-changing product.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Earlybird from nicely made but less convenient This Blendtec GO bottle is well made like all Blendtec products. I do appreciate that! However, for me it is not as convenient as the pitcher. If you need to add anything to the bottle while it is blending you have to take it off the blender and unscrew the jar instead of just opening a lid. Blending in individual cups is not all that convenient either.It can be a little messy. It would be just as easy to blend and then pour into cups. Looking back, for the money I spent, I wish I had gotten the Mini Wildside Jar.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oxidized from Excellent for Smoothies Did a lot of research to upgrade our blender/smoothie maker. Very glad we went with a Blendtec Go. Lots of room and blends very well.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Righteous from Excellent for small serving I am loving my go cup. It is great for smaller servings and the benefit of using the solo cup insert is great. I use turmeric in most of my blends and I was concerned eventually my containers would stain and the solo cup insert option is just what I needed!
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sampriest from Great add on. This is a great add on to an already fantastic product. It quick and easy and I use my blender more now than ever. My 7 year daughter loves her daily morning smoothie and she can make it herself. We love this product. Blend and go...
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by PghPammy from Perfect tool for getting under the blade I have other silicon spatulas but this one is better! It really reaches everywhere and the ergonomic handle is fantastic! I just wish I had the option to trade one of mine - I have both the mini & reg Twister and each came with one - for a spoonful a.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by chefkmc from Love love love I purchased a blendtec blender for home use nearly 3 years ago. It was the first time I had used blendtec over vitamix. My machine came with the twister jar, and the spectacula. I am thrilled with the clever design and the way the spectacula actually assists in minimizing food waste.The machine has more power allows for more finesse of use, and the pitcher is a chef's dream come true, in that you don't have to spend several minutes scraping out food.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by supernovia from Best spatula, but does not last as long as blender I got one of these roughly six years ago. I used it so much (daily at least) I decided to get another so I'd always have one, even if the other was in the dishwasher. One of them broke after about four years, but that's not bad for a spatula, especially one that I use so often. The other is still holding up like a champ. I also use these for stirring foods in my non-stick pans, and the built-in spoon rest is super handy for keeping things clean.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by jgraham from Spectacula Replaced all my old spatulas with these. Both the handle and blade are sturdy. Great for scraping down the sides of any container.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by tootie2 from Not for lefties I am left handed and have a hard time using this. the blade is going the wrong way for lefties.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paleofemme from Perfect shape and size Perfect to get all the yumminess out of any of the blendtec jars! I have two of them so one is always available (may need one more!)
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by PjinMT from Perfect scraper This in the second spectacula I have bought. I love this tool. It does a great job cleaning the sides of both of my pitchers. It is very durable and well made. I find myself using it in bowls also! I am only replacing my old one due to the fact that it fell unknown to me in the dishwasher and melted on the heating element :( other than that I had it for 2 years. Works like a charm! Give it a try a great investment
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by YMPH from Spectacula is a Great Product! I have had my blentec for a number of years but started using the Spectacula a couple of years ago. It makes it so easy to maximize my yield using the blender. I like it so much that I purchased four Spectaculas to give as gifts this Christmas. Spectacula is my favorite spatula!
Date published: 2019-01-16