Rated 5 out of 5 by Foxysicecream from Love my Blendtec I just got me refurbished Blendtec and love it. I own an ice cream shop and have had 2 commercial blenders to make smoothies. I used the Hamilton Beach Commercial and the Vitamix. Blendtec blows them away. We can put in our mix, ice and walk away. When we come back it is perfect. Both Hamilton Beach and Vitamix involved mixing to get the mixture to move. The flat bottom on the Blendtec makes it perfect for getting every bit of smoothie out of the bottom. The other blenders were too narrow to use a spatula to get the mixture out. Great design and performance. I hope it lasts for years. Oh, the refurbished looks like new. Great value!
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by avaughn from The best blender EVER! I received this blender as a gift, it is by far the BEST gift I've received (for the kitchen). I have used it almost every day since it landed on my doorstep. I make green smoothies, milkshakes, white russians (hehe) and so much more. I feel like I haven't even touched on what this machine can do. My husband is extremely impressed by the power and wants to show everyone who walks through our door. If you are on the fence about purchasing a refurb blender, I understand, but with the garauntee and warranty it's a win win situation. I would also reccomend the Twister Jar if wanting to make nut butter, salad dressings, etc. Thank you Blendtec!
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by ontherun57 from So far so good! I purchased a re-furbished model several months ago. Great service. Love my Blendtec! Easy to use, extremely easy to clean. I have used a very sturdy Oster blender for nearly 30 years. The Blendtec allows me to make my green smoothies on the run in the morning with a very quick clean-up. I freeze my ingredients in jars, add them to the blender, blend and pour the smoothies back into the jars, put the lids on and have a days worth for "snacking" on. I would purchase this again and recommend it to others. It is a little noisy when grinding frozen chunks. I put my hand on the lid if it gets a little jumpy. I expect it and the noise is short lived.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eltoronegro101 from Very pleased. I've had my blender a couple of months and have really loved it. I mainly use it for smoothies but have made green shakes and have blended my saved egg shells. Worked great. My kids have learned to use it too. I live when they make a fruit drink in it. I enjoy the preset functions. Makes it easy. I only wish it was a bit quieter, but a small price to pay for being able to blend anything. I was also comforted by the warrantee. Makes me feel good know they stand behind their product, even the referbs. There was a learning curve with the cavitation that can occur. I like my fruit smoothies thick. (I freeze watermelon cubes and thicken with that instead of ice.)
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHARLIEofBIGCANOE from Great product and service Purchased a refurbished unit online in early July. Somehow the order was lost, but a great customer service rep handled the issue and expedited the shipment. The rep was very professional, it makes me feel that we have made a good choice in buying Blendtec. We have friends that purchased both a Vitamix and this Blendtec unit, and after 10 days of using both, they sent the Vitamix back. Blendtec was far better for their smoothy and cooking needs. I have only used my Blendtec a few times, but I am very impressed with the power and the results. With a seven year warranty and great customer service, I can't imagine why you would buy anything else.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stacey from Great blender for blending foods for my tube feed I have had my blendtec since Feb. 2014 and have done 1564 blends. It works as good now as it did the day it was received. My daughter is tube fed, had chronic diarrhea (dumping syndrome) for 10 years being on formula. I started blending her food with the Blendtec in Feb. 2014 and not one episode since I started blending real food. She also gets IVIG infusions (iv antibodies every 3 weeks for 11 years). Her antibody levels have never been higher. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. They have excellent customer service as well. You can actually speak to a person without being on hold for an extended period of time.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smoothie from Push of a button I have to say; I love my blendtec. I had borrowed a Vitamix from friends on several occasions to make smoothies (I wanted to blend rather than juice because I wanted to keep all of the veggie/fruit goodness and not waste it). The Vitamix worked well but, I had to put a lot more work into blending. My blendtec has everything I need programmed into it! I make a large batch every few days and keep the rest in the fridge! When I get home I chop and freeze what I can beets, celery, watermelon ect and then in the am I pop in whatever I want in my smoothie press the button and it goes through the cycle and bam I'm done! For what I wanted I am so glad I went with the blendtec.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandya from Packs a punch and does it quickly I've had the Blendtec for about three weeks, and bought it as an upgrade to my Nutribullet. I love it, and can't say enough good things. I drink roughly two smoothies a day or more, mostly vegetable-based, and the Blendtec makes them so smooth and easy to consume, I can't believe the smoothie didn't come from a juicer. I am actually looking for reasons to blend stuff. I realize I sound like an infomercial. A caveat I'll add-- if you plan to drink the juice right away, it helps to add ice; the speed of the blender warms the juice, which isn't ideal for taste. I haven't tried making soups, etc, yet, but I assume it'll work quite well to get the soup to the ideal temperature.
Date published: 2014-07-30