Blendtec Review – Designer & Classic Blenders

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6 new models … 18 colors … 8-year warranty

Our Blendtec review of their 2016 model release. Now there’s more choice than ever with 7 different models, 18 colors, and 5 blending jars to choose from to please everyone’s desire. Now with an 8-year warranty, prices for the new Blendtec models range from $299.95 to $749.95 (plus the new Professional 800).M/span>

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Blendtec Comparison Overview

The new Blendtec release has brought more selection, more colors, more packages and a lot more choice. It is our hope that our exclusive new model Blendtec review will help to answer questions and clear up any confusion.

More Power:
New model naming is based on the power each has – the 560 model has a 1560 watt motor while the 675 has a 1675 watt motor, the Blendtec 725 boasts 1725 watts. See the pattern? Also with the new models we see the return of reported horsepower.

Two New Series & an Original:

The previous Designer Series, Signature Series, and Total Blender models have been discontinued and are sold as refurbished only from Blendtec (you may find them from retailers as old stock – be sure to confirm that a retailer is an authorized dealer). Now there are basically 2 different series models, the Blendtec Classic and the Blendtec Designer. The differences between the Classic and Designer is in the motor technology, interface control panel, and housing design.

Classic:
Blendtec ClassicThe Blendtec Classic models include the 475 (with limited distribution) and 560 built upon the Total Blender base; these two represent the streamlined, most affordable Blendtec. The 570 (with limited distribution) and 575 and built upon the discontinued Signature Series base and offer additional features. All Classic Blendtec, ranging in power from 1475 watts to 1575 watts, continue with the soft button controls and interface found in the previous models.

Designer:
Blendtec DesignerThe Blendtec Designer models include the 600 (with limited distribution), 625, 675, 725/725C. This new series introduces a more advanced preprogrammed blending technology with more speed and blend cycle options. With power ranging from 1600 watts to 1725 watts we see the power bar continuing to be raised. Built upon the previous Designer Series, these models retain the hi-tech capacitive touch screen controls with the more stable, quieter base design.

Refurbished Total Blender Classic:
Blendtec Total BlenderThe original “classic” model remains available. This is the model that launched Blendtec to the top of competition. While this model has been discontinued, it remains available direct from Blendtec as a discounted Factory Certified Refurbished blender.

 

In addition to the above new models, we see the introduction of the Professional 800. This model being the most powerful blender offered for the home. In addition, for the first time in a residential model, the Blendtec 800 includes Stealth Technology making it the “world’s quietest blender“.

Blendtec Couture Collection to be released later this year…

Warranty & Cost:

Blendtec has added a year to your buying confidence, now standard with a 8-year warranty – the absolute best in the industry. Also, it is refreshing to see lower price options! A new entry level 560 Classic model has been simplified with a low cost of $319.95. But the Designers start just a little more than befored.

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How does the previous Designer Series compare to the new Designer 625 (2 models most similar):

Designer Series

  • 1560 Watts (“3.0 HP”)
  • Capacitive Touch interface
  • 6 Blend Cycles
  • 8 Speeds + pulse
  • 7-Year Warranty
  • 4 color options
  • $449.95 (with WildSide)
New Blendtec 625

  • 1625 Watts (“3.0 HP”)
  • Capacitive Touch interface
  • 4 Blend Cycles
  • 6 Speeds + pulse
  • 8-Year Warranty
  • 6 color options
  • $479.95 (with WildSide)

 

Blending Jars

Blendtec continues to innovate and improve upon their jars. Every new model is compatible with all existing residential blending jars, FourSide, WildSide, and the Twister.

New jars included in this year’s release are smaller versions of the 2 most popular jars:

Mini WildSide+:
Mini WildSide Jar» Mini WildSide Jar.
Small but mighty – the 36-ounce Mini WildSide+ Jar features the same design benefits as the larger jar, with emphasis on small batch blending. Whether you’re making whole juice, sauces, dips, batters, or a protein shake, the Mini WildSide+ is perfect for smaller blends.

Mini Twister
Mini Twister Jar» Mini Twister Jar.
Designed to easily blend your thickest recipes, its smaller size is perfect for handling small quantities of tough ingredients. Use the Mini Twister for blending or grinding dry spices, coffee beans, almonds, and small batches of your favorite ingredients.

 

Blendtec Professional 800

1800
WATTS

The World’s Quietest Blender

Sound does make a difference. The Blendtec 800 brings the most powerful, innovative blending capabilities typically only seen in high-end commercial products right to the home. The Pro 800 operates at the sound of normal conversation, making it truly the quietest, most advanced residential blender in the world – definitely worth considering even for the extra cost.

Professional 800

Pro 800 Interface

800 Interface

Colors and Finish

Pro 800 Colors

Stealth Technology

The Professional 800 features Stealth technology to ensure that it operates at a home-friendly sound level. It comes complete with a sound enclosure and features the most advanced proprietary sound dampening and airflow innovations available, proving that you can still have industrial-strength power without industrial-strength noise.

11-Speed Capacitive Touch Slider + Multi-Speed Pulse

For the ultimate precision speed control, the Blendtec 800 features a 11-speed capacitive touch slider. Users can blend to desired consistency by sliding a finger up and down the control panel. The multi-speed pulse adds a burst of blending power at any speed.

6 Preprogrammed Blend Cycles

Icons mark the buttons for the six most used programmed blend cycles customized for just about anything from green smoothies to margaritas to hot soups.

Features Summary

Motor: 1800 watt, 3.8 peak horsepower motor
Interface: Illuminated, capacitive touch Control panel
Program Cycles:Whole Juice, Mixed Drinks, Smoothie, Frozen Treats, Batters, and Hot Soup
Speed: 11-speed manual touch slider and Pulse
Display: Illuminated display provides feedback, information, and remaining time on blends.
Warranty: 10 years

 

Blendtec Designer 725

1725
WATTS

The World’s Smartest Blender

The Blendtec 725 is considered by Blendtec the most advanced blending technology ever seen, providing the ultimate interactive experience. Features like SmartBlend technology, multi-speed pulse, and a 100-speed touch slider for precision control is turning heads for those wanting the top of the line. Known for their hi-tech innovation and sexy performance blending design this blender is without a doubt Blendtec’s best offering yet. If you are wanting the proven power and durability with every functional bell and whistle then the 725 is for you.

Designer 725

Designer 725 Interface

725 Interface

Colors and Finish

Designer 725 Colors

Stainless/White base

Stainless/White color

SmartBlend Technology

The Designer 725 is truly the blender with a brain. Blendtec’s exclusive SmartBlend technology senses and identifies potential problems that could interfere with the perfect blend—including loading errors, overheating, or air pockets—and then tells users how to fix them.

100-Speed Capacitive Touch Slider + Multi-Speed Pulse

The capacitive touch slider provides seamless precision speed control for 100 speeds with the slide of a finger. It even goes a step further to help users achieve the perfect blend by illustrating which speed to use for stirring, chopping, mixing, blending, or pureeing. The Multi-Speed Pulse provides an added burst of power at any speed.

Preprogrammed Cycle Suggestions

The Blendtec 725 features six preprogrammed custom cycles. When using preprogrammed cycles, the machine will suggest additional uses for the cycle to give users a better idea of the cycle’s versatility.

“Add 10” Feature

The “Add 10” feature allows users to touch their preprogrammed cycles and add 10-second intervals, providing completely customized blends.

Blend Rewards

The Designer 725 rewards users for continued use through Blendtec’s exclusive Blend Rewards program. The 725 tracks each number of completed blends, then displays a code once certain blending milestones are reached. The code can be redeemed online for recipe books, gift cards, kitchen utensils, jar discounts, and more.

Features Summary

Motor: 1725 watt, 3.8 peak horsepower motor
Interface: Illuminated, capacitive touch control panel
Program Cycles: Smoothie, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Clean
Speed: 100-speed capacitive touch slider
Counter: Illuminated counter displays remaining time on blends

 

Blendtec Designer 675

1675
WATTS

A Modern Kitchen Must

The Blendtec 675 is the perfect combination of intuitive and functional, combining a sleek, modern design with advanced blending technology and a wide range of easy to use features. Users can create everything from smoothies to hot soups to salsas and dips with a single touch. This is great choice for those wanting a little more convenience and power out of their Blendtec.

Blendtec 675

Designer 675 Interface

Designer 675 Interface

Colors and Finish

675 Colors

Capacitive Touch, Illuminated Control Panel

The Blendtec 675 features a capacitive touch, illuminated control panel that adds a modern flair to any kitchen. It lights up with a single touch and shuts off automatically, and its completely flat design is easy to clean.

Five Preprogrammed Cycles

The Designer 675 includes five preprogrammed cycles. Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, and Hot Soup effortlessly create your favorite recipes, and the one-touch Clean cycle makes cleaning your blender simple. Each cycle provides hands-free blending and shuts off automatically, so you can multi-task and still enjoy perfect results.

“Add 10” Icon

The “Add 10” icon allows users to add 10-second intervals to their blend cycles, providing completely customized blends. It also acts as a stand-alone 10-second cycle.

Features Summary

Motor: 1675 watt, 3.2 peak horsepower motor
Interface: Illuminated, capacitive touch control panel
Program Cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Clean, Add 10
Speed: 8-speed capacitive touch slider + Pulse
Counter: Illuminated counter displays remaining time on blends

 

Blendtec Designer 625

1625
WATTS

Fashion Meets Function

The Blendtec 625 features everything you need to create healthy smoothies, snacks, and meals in a matter of seconds—and it looks great doing it. With a next generation illuminated touch interface, preprogrammed cycles of Blendtec’s most popular blends, and a palette of six colors to choose from, this is one blender you will look forward to seeing on your counter. If you are looking for the more advanced benefits of the Designer Series but don’t need the additional cost of the 675 or 725 features then the 625 is your choice. We consider this model the best value for the price.

Blendtec 625

Designer 625 Interface

Designer 625 Interface

Colors and Finish

Designer 625 Colors

Capacitive Touch, Illuminated Control Panel

The Blendtec 625 features a capacitive touch, illuminated control panel with easy to see icons. It lights up with a single touch and shuts off automatically, and its completely flat design is easy to completely clean.

Four Preprogrammed Blend Cycles

The Blendtec 625 provides four different preprogrammed settings: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, and Hot Soup. The settings automatically speed up or slow down as needed, providing consistently perfect results of your favorite recipes with a single touch.

Six-Speed Capacitive Touch Slider + Pulse

Simply slide your finger left or right to control for customized blending. The truncated slider offers six different incremental speeds, and the Pulse button provides a burst of high-speed power.

Features Summary

Motor: 1625 watt, 3.0 peak horsepower motor
Interface: Illuminated, capacitive touch control panel
Program Cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup
Speed: 6-speed capacitive touch slider + Pulse
Counter: Illuminated counter displays remaining time on blends

 

Blendtec Classic 575

1575
WATTS

The Ultimate All-in-One Appliance

Commercial grade power and incredible versatility combine to bring you the Blendtec 575, the ultimate all-in-one appliance. Preprogrammed cycles make it easier than ever to create smoothies, salsas, hot soups, and more. Taking the place of the Signature Series, the 575 is a great performer with just enough options to get the job done. (The Designer 600 is essentially the same blender but in a hybrid Designer base.)

Blendtec 575

Classic 575 Interface

575 Interface

Colors and Finish

Blendtec 575 Colors

Preprogrammed Cycles

Duplicate your favorite restaurant’s smoothies and mixed drinks at home! The Classic 575 features a pre-programmed Smoothie cycle that creates the perfect smoothies every time, and the Clean cycle takes the work out of cleanup.

One-Touch Timed Cycles

The Blendtec 575 offers two timed cycles that free your hands for other kitchen tasks while creating a wide range of recipes, including soups, bread dough, and ice cream. Simply press the 60- or 90-second setting and let your blender do the rest.

Five-Speed Precision Control + Pulse

The Blendtec 575’s five manual incremental speed cycles allow you to completely customize the consistency of your blend. Switch between each 50-second setting mid-cycle for the ultimate in customization, or press the Pulse setting for a surge of blending power.

Features Summary

Motor: 1575 watt, 3.0 peak horsepower motor
Interface: Completely flat control panel for easy cleaning
Program Cycles: Smoothie, Clean, and 60- and 90- second timed cycles
Speed: 5 incremental speed cycles + Pulse

 

Blendtec Classic 570

1570
WATTS

Go Beyond Blending

The Blendtec 570 is essential a simplified, less-functional 575, created for Costco only, which is based on the discontinued Signature Series model. You can easily create healthy smoothies, fresh whole juices, hot soups, bread dough, and more, eliminating the need for other machines in the kitchen.

If price point is the limiting factor then the Classic 570 can be a good choice or consider the 560 for less. But if you want the features Blendtec is truly known for then you might want to consider another model.

Blendtec 570

Classic 570 Interface

Classic 570 Interface

Colors and Finish

One-Touch Blending

The 570 features a preprogrammed Smoothie cycle, allowing you to create your favorite smoothies. The cycle speeds up and slows down as needed, then shuts off automatically.

Five-Speed Manual Control + Pulse

The Blendtec 570 features five manual speed controls, offering complete control over the consistency of your blends. The Pulse button provides a burst of power when blending through frozen or tough ingredients.

Features Summary

Motor: 1570 watt, 3.0 peak horsepower motor
Interface: Completely flat control panel for easy cleaning
Program Cycles: Smoothie
Speed: 4 speed cycles + Pulse

 

Blendtec Classic 560

1560
WATTS

More Than a Blender

The Classic 560 is more than a blender. This bare bones, entry level model is the most simplified Blendtec yet and is budget-friendly. It still consolidates up to nine other machines in one, making it a cinch to create healthy smoothies, meals, and snacks in seconds. It come with the Total Blender base with all program cycles removed and simple button operation. If you are wanting a solid blender worthy of the difficult tasks but don’t require the added features of other models then the 560 could be right for you.

Blendtec 560

Classic 560 Interface

Classic 560 Control Panel

Colors and Finish

Blendtec 560 Colors

All-in-One Appliance

Clear your counters—the Blendtec 560 takes the place of a smoothie maker, whole juicer, ice cream maker, grain mill, coffee grinder, bread mixer, meat grinder, milkshake mixer, and blender.

Complete Manual Speed Control + Pulse

The four-speed Blendtec 560 allows users to manually control the speed of their blenders for completely customized blends, and the Pulse button adds speed and power.

Blendtec Quality on a Budget

The Blendtec 560 cuts out the fancy and the costs. It remains budget-friendly without compromising the commercial grade power Blendtec is famous for. Its powerful 1560-watt motor is one of the largest in the industry, allowing it to easily power through even the toughest ingredients.

Features Summary

Motor: 1560 watt, 3.0 peak horsepower motor
Interface: Completely flat interface for easy cleaning
Program Cycles: None
Speed: 4 speed cycles + Pulse

 

Blendtec Classic 475

1475
WATTS

The simple Blendtec

The Blendtec 475 is a unique model exclusively made for Sam’s Club. It is the most simplified and least powerful Blendtec made. Also built upon the Total Blender design, it only comes with the smaller classic FourSide jar. Essentially this is the same blender as the 560 for the same price but less powerful and without the superior WildSide jar.

It is difficult to recommend the Classic 475 when there are better choices for the same or similar price.

Blendtec 475

Classic 475 Interface

Classic 475 Interface

Colors and Finish

Features Summary

Motor: 1475 watt motor
Interface:Flat control panel
Program Cycles: Smoothie
Speed: 3 speed cycles + Pulse

 

Model Comparison Chart

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  Blendtec Classic 560 Blendtec Classic 570 Blendtec Classic 575 Blendtec Designer 625 Blendtec Designer 675 Blendtec Designer 725
  Classic 560 Classic 570 Classic 575 Designer 625 Designer 675 Designer 725
Watts: 1560 1570 1575 1625 1675 1725
HP: 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.6
Cycles: 0 1 4 4 6 6
Speeds: 4 4 5 6 8 100
Control:

Push Buttons
560 Interface

Push Buttons
570 Interface
Push Buttons
575 Interface
Touch screen
625 Interface
Touch screen
675 Interface
Touch screen
725 Interface
Finish: Molded Molded Molded Molded Painted Die-cast
Warranty: 8-Year 8-Year 8-Year 8-Year 8-Year 8-Year
Colors: 560 Colors 570 Colors 575 Colors 625 Colors 675 Colors 725 Colors
Starting Price: $299.95 $319.95 $379.95 $459.95 $529.95 $629.95

 

Refurbished Blendtec

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The Best Deal

If you wanting a Blendtec and need to spend less then you must consider a Refurbished Blendtec. You can save as much as $200 and still get a the Blendtec you want with a 7-year warranty.

These blenders have undergone strict inspection and testing to ensure that they function as new. They may be discounted but the quality and confidence in your purchase is not.

Choice of:

Motor: Total Blender, Classic, Designer, or Professional
Interface:Capacitive Touch or Flat control panel
Program Cycles: 0 to 6
Speed: 3 speed cycles to 100

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