Blendtec Signature Series Review
The next generation of Blendtec blenders has been released and is now on sale – the Blendtec Signature Series. A brand-new design combining all the popular features of the Designer Series and the Total Blender. This review reveals how this new model compares to other Blendtec blenders.
“Boasting the same power, versatility and quality guarantee that go with all Blendtec blenders, the Signature Series will both beautify your kitchen and simplify your life.”
Every Blendtec review will concur that there is plenty of power and then some – this is NOT your average blender. The Signature Series blender comes with the standard tried-and-true Blendtec 13 amp motor that you find in the Total Blender, HP3A and the Blendtec Designer Series. Considered one of the most powerful blender motors for the home market, the 1500 watt Blendtec Signature Series is known as the all-in-one appliance and has no problem blending anything you throw in it such as: smoothies, soups, sauces, ice cream, whole food juice, frozen drinks, nut milks, nut butters and more.
It’s All About Control – Blend Cycles & Instant Speed
In comparing the Blendtec Signature Series with other models, such as the Total Blender and Designer Series, the major difference is in the controls. The Signature Series includes preprogrammed blend cycles that have made Blendtec a favorite for many shoppers as well as NEW instant speed control. The five blend cycles included are batters, smoothie, ice cream, whole juice and juice (it does not have the ice crush cycle that is included with the Designer Series). These blend cycles can perform the majority of all tasks that you would ever need in a blender.
New and different is what Blendtec is calling Instant Speed buttons. Essentially, the Signature Series has five (5) speeds which you can choose from when operating the blender manually. Each speed has a button. At the time of writing this review the actual speed of each button was not available. Speed 1, the lowest speed setting, is suppose to turn slower than the slowest speed setting on other models, but this is not noticeable from experience.
In addition to the programmed blend cycles and instant speed buttons, the Blendtec Signature Series control pad also includes a Pulse button and a Stop button.
Signature Series Blending Jars – everything included
In our opinion the best thing about the Blendtec Signature Series over other models is package contents. Specifically, this is the first and only Blendtec blender that you can purchase that includes the famous WildSide Jar and the very popular Twister Jar. In other words, this is truly the first Blendtec complete package, including everything you need to blend anything you wish.
The WildSide jar is Blendtec’s famous large-volume blending container which has been recognized as a great improvement over the smaller FourSide jar. The wide, square design with a small fifth side and 4 inch blade makes it the most efficient blending jar offered.
The Twister jar is Blendtec’s celebrated small blending container allowing users to mix up the thickest of thick blends in record time. The Twister jar lid features long tines that hold tight along side of the jar. With it, there is no longer the need to add liquid to get everything blended smoothly nor will you have to stop the blender to scrape the sides. There simply is no easier way to make your own nut butters and thick blends than with a Twister jar.
Signature Series vs Designer Series vs Total Blender
|Controls||LCD touchpad||Soft touch buttons||Capacitive-touch screen|
|Speeds||5 (plus Pulse)||10 (plus Pulse)||8 (plus Pulse)|
|Colors Available||Black||Black, White, Red||Black, White, Red or Champagne|
|Power||13 amps / 1560 watts||13 amps / 1560 watts||13 amps / 1560 watts|
|Price||$619||$435 and up||$435 and up|
The most important thing to understand about the Blendtec Signature series when comparing it with the other Blendtec blender models is that it has the same motor. Therefore it has the same power and performance as the Total Blender and the Designer Series. There are two things to consider when comparing these blenders:
1- the Signature Series comes with the WildSide jar and the Twister jar (no other model does)
2- the Signature Series has a different set of controls (5 programs and 5 speeds)
Essentially the Blendtec Signature Series blender combines all the most popular features and jars into one package.
What can you conclude from this Blendtec Signature Series review? With so many Blendtec model and package choices it can be challenging to get clear with how they compare and how they differ. A decision to invest in a Blendtec is a good one no matter which model you choose.
The benefit of choosing the Signature series over the other Blendtec models and packages is that you are getting the latest and greatest that Blendtec has to offer. This is their most innovative and newly designed blender yet. It combines all the top features of previous models. The other main thing to consider is whether or not you want a WildSide jar and a Twister jar. Without a doubt these are the most popular jar choices and are not available together with any other package offer.
If you know you want the Twister jar and the WildSide jar and you are willing to pay a little more to have Blendtec’s latest model then you can’t go wrong with the Signature Series. If cost is a major factor in your decision, then choosing a Total Blender or Designer Series might be the better way to go.
( » Refurbished Blendtec blenders are also available at a significant discount)
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