Blendtec. Trusted brand, top performer, and the kitchen investment you need in your life. In this Blendtec Total Blender review, we're going to take a look at one of the best blenders on the market and cover everything that you need to know about it.
We've taken the guesswork out of blending (and buying) when it comes to the Blendtec Total Blender Classic in our thorough review.
We know you are as pumped as we are, so, start prepping your smoothie ingredients, and let's go!
Blendtec Total Blender
The Blendtec Total Blender Classic is a world class, durable kitchen blender made by Blendtec, designed to crush, grind, pulverize, and blend your healthy ingredients to a perfectly smooth consistency. Whether you are making smoothies, sauces, soups, or salsas, this blender has you covered.
Perfect for anyone new to blending and a kitchen compliment to anyone seasoned with preparing blender meals, this machine has everything you need to enable your healthy lifestyle.
The centerpiece of its design, unique in the industry, is the blending mechanism which features wing shaped blunt blades. Forged from stainless steel, the blades on this blender are up to ten times stronger than other blender blades.
What We Love
- Self cleaning
- Equipped with ten different blending speeds
- 32 oz blending capacity in jar
- Made in the USA
- 8 year warranty
What We Don't Love
- No added attachments
- Moderate price point
Blendtec Total Blender Classic Review
When it comes to choosing a blender, it's important that you take some time to think about how you intend to use it. Are you a daily, ice-filled, smoothie drinker? Or maybe you just make the occasional (read, daily) mixed drink? Maybe you are an avid blender user and plan to incorporate your blender into as many meals as possible.
Now that you that you have taken a moment to properly assess your blender usage profile, let's take a deep dive into some of the features of the Blendtec Total Blender.
Blenders can be some of the most unreliable kitchen appliances on the market. If you've ever found yourself smelling burning plastic after a margarita attempt, then you can relate.
Fortunately, Blendtec blenders are absolutely top of the line when it comes to quality. Made in the USA and backed by a hefty eight year warranty, Blendtec stands behind their products. In fact, they have even dedicated an entire YouTube channel and infomerical series to demonstrating the power of their blenders in the "Will It Blend" series. If this doesn't speak to quality, then we don't know what does!
When it comes to blades, Blendtec boasts a unique feature: wing shaped, dull blades. While it seems like an odd design choice on the part of Blendtec when you first consider it, the dull blade ensures that whatever you blend ends up smooth. Meaning, your smoothies and hands stay smooth, as they should.
Made from stainless steel, the patented blade design is eighty percent thicker and up to ten times stronger than other competitor blender blades. This matters when it comes to blade durability since blender blades take constant beatings over time. Blade strength also matters when it comes to crushing very dense ingredients like ice or frozen fruit. Smoothie lovers unite!
Those dull blades won't spin themselves. They need power. And the power found in the Blendtec Total Blender is exactly what you need to get the job done. The motor, tucked away nicely in the stylish blender base, boasts 1560 watts of power. For reference, many small hand blenders are operate with a power wattage somewhere in the low hundreds. In short, this blender is powerful!
But what is power unless you can harness it? The Blendtec has you covered here too with several different buttons and programs to power your machine. All blending controls are in your hands while you choose between the one touch button, the pulse button, or one of the ten manual speed settings.
If manual controls aren't your thing, you can also choose from one of the six available pre-programmed cycles. The cycles are smoothie, batters, hot soup, whole juice, ice cream, and ice crush. We find the pre-programmed cycles particularly convenient if you are trying a new recipe or even playing bartender at your next party.
Blendtec Total Blender Jar
Let's talk about the blender jar. Made from BPA-free plastic, the included FourSide jar is a 75 oz volume jar which translates to 32 oz blending capacity. What this means is that you have space to pile all those ingredients on top of one another and then watch them blend down into a mix that can easily feed three to four adults.
The FourSide jar also has a convenient handle, which makes pouring easy, as well as an extra wide base, which makes cleaning easy. It comes with a black grip lid which includes a removable cap, making it easy to add more ingredients mid blend.
If you find yourself needing a different style of jar or perhaps even a larger capacity jar, Blendtec has created a separate product line of jars which also fit on the base of the Blendtec Total Blender Classic.
The WildSide+ jar boasts a whopping 90 oz of volume which means 36 oz of wet or dry blended ingredients once you are finished blending. This large capacity jar is perfect for you kale lovers out there.
The Blendtec also excels at blending more complicated things like batters and nut butters. For special jars, the Twister Jar, is a magician at nut butters and will have you whipping up homemade peanut butter in no time.
Lastly, all Blendtec jars are impact proof and can handle both cold and hot liquids. For cleaning, just add enough warm water to cover the blades along with a drop of soap and hold the pulse button for a few seconds. What's more to love than a blender that cleans itself?
When it comes to price, the Blendtec Total Blender Classic is middle of the road. It won't set you back as much as a Vitamix or even some of the other Blendtec models, but it definitely isn't typically an impromptu buy either.
If budget is top of mind, then it helps to revisit the idea, once more, of how you intend to use your blender. For the occasional blender user, the Blendtec may be too much of an investment and a more affordable option may be a better choice. For everyday blender users however, the quality, speed, and power of the Blendtec will pay for itself multiple times over.
Choosing your perfect blender is often a challenge, especially when it's one that hits the budget a little harder than others. We love the Blendtec Total Blender Classic for its quality, speed, power, and precision and we think that you will love it too.
However, if the Blendtec doesn't suit your exact needs, then any of these blenders would also be a great investment. Happy blending!