Customer Reviews for Blendtec® Total Blender Classic With Wildside & Fourside Jars

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Blendtec® Total Blender Classic With Wildside & Fourside Jars

The Blendtec® Total Blender utilizes the same cutting-edge technology and powerful motor used in restaurants, coffee houses, and smoothie shops around the world.  The Blendtec® Total Blender comes with microprocessor controlled electronics that boast 6 pre-programmed blend cycles.  At the touch of a button the blender can make fresh whole juice, delicious smoothies, freezing cold ice cream, and it can even make steaming hot soup in under 90 seconds!  The Total Blender knows when to speed up and slow down to get a perfectly consistent blend every time.  The patented jar design can reach blade tip speeds of up to 320 M.P.H., providing more than enough power to easily turn ice into snow in seconds.   This Blendtec® Total Blender comes with a large capacity WildSide® jar, perfect for a variety of blending needs.  It also includes a medium capacity FourSide jar that is optimized for smaller servings including dressings, and soups.  The FourSide jar is also great for grinding grains, beans, rice, and popcorn into fresh flours.  You can now own the power of a professional, restaurant quality blender in your home with the Blendtec® Total Blender.     Included Accessories: Cookbook with over 200 pages of recipes and instruction   Quick Start Guide with tips and tricks   Instructional DVD with recipes and instruction on how to get professional results right out of the box Motor Base: Powerful 1560 Watts, 120 volt, 13 amps, 3 Peak HP Motor   6 pre-programmed cycles  tell the motor when to speed up, slow down and shut off automatically   Compact 15” height easily fits under kitchen cabinets   Flat, sealed face plate buttons and surfaces minimize unsanitary build up   Low friction dual ball-bearing motor is designed to last a lifetime   Durable base is made from football helmet grade polycarbonate to resist scratching and wear   Jars: WildSide jar with 4” cold-forged stainless steel blade   WildSide jar design shifts blending vortex to enhance performance creating consistent blends in a fraction of the time   FourSide jar with 3” cold-forged stainless steel blade   Made from durable BPA free Tritan™ copolyester   Blade is attached with stainless steel shock mounted ball bearings to minimize friction and extend motor / jar life   Unique single blade design with vertical wingtips offers a greater surface area at the fastest spinning, hardest working part of the blade Features: Product Dimensions: 7” wide x 15” tall x 8” deep   Motor Base Weight: 5.6 lbs.   WildSide Jar Weight: 1.6 lbs.   FourSide Jar Weight: 1.5 lbs.   Shipping Weight: 13 lbs.   Made in the USA with a minimum of 75% US content   8 Year Limited Warranty Model: Blendtec®
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Customer Reviews for Blendtec® Total Blender Classic With Wildside & Fourside Jars
Review 1 for Blendtec® Total Blender Classic With Wildside & Fourside Jars
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Date:August 25, 2012

Buy a blendtec

Pros: 2 hp
Cons: loud, constant air bubbles, overheated, left pieces in smoothies, made mixture too hot, hard to empty jar completely
"I can not believe how much better the blendtec is over the Vitamix. It is amazing. Night and Day. Old Technology vs. New Technology. Where do I begin...
It fits under the cabinet, you have no need for a plunger at all, the settings are awesome, they do more than just slow to fast - there must be quite a science to the settings, it mixes better - not leaving any pieces, it does not need to mix as long - therefore it does not make the food hot, it is quieter, it is easier to pour, the blade shape makes it easier to scrape the bottom to empty the jar, it has an on / off switch on the back, just to name a few....
I have made a few smoothies with the vitamix and was never happy. I used it for nut butters the most. There were things I did not like right away with the vitamix but I did not know there were any other options. It would seem like the blade would stop moving and it would rev up very loud, supposedly what they call an air pocket. It happened all the time, even when vigorously using the plunger. Then I was having issues with it overheating. The first smoothie I made with the blendtec was great! It mixes so thoroughly with just a push of the bottom. There is no comparison. I do not know of anything I would change with the blendtec, and if you knew me, you would know that is saying a lot!"
9 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Blendtec® Total Blender Classic With Wildside & Fourside Jars
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:WV
Date:December 10, 2013

Powerful

Pros: powerful, leaves no ice in smoothies
Cons: loud (well expected for the power), expensive
Model Number: ES-3 ES-BLACK
"I have owned one for 7 years now. Still tears up anything I put in it.
Make shakes, smoothies, mixed drinks, blend up vegetables for puree and even nuts.
The carafe is showing some signs of "spider webbing" as I call it, it is not cracked, but seems to be stressed at the top where the lid comes on and off.
The bottom of the carafe (where it mounts to the blender base) is showing some oil residue when done blending. I just wipe with paper towel, still runs fine. I assume the bearings are going on it, so will have to replace the carafe soon ($75)."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Blendtec® Total Blender Classic With Wildside & Fourside Jars
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Wa State
Date:July 16, 2014

Good for 1 year 200 cycles

Pros: easy to clean, compact design, programed settings, will ship out replacement jars w/o return of old, c.s. answered phone quick
Cons: does not liquify seeds as advertized, loud, jar design still in beta many problems, jar blade seal leaks after light normal use, too high cost for product that has design flaws, vibarates more than other brands
"Was great for about a year. Then I noticed the blade barrings are getting loose and the blades move side to side about 1/32 inch on both jars. Only juiced 200 times about 100 per jar. Called Blendtec and they said THEY HAVE NOT PERFECTED their jar design yet. Not to use if blade shaft gets loose even before they start leaking. They will ship out as many new jars under the 8 year warranted period but what after that? At least costco will still take it back."
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Blendtec® Total Blender Classic With Wildside & Fourside Jars
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Albuquerque, NM
Date:December 10, 2013

Absolutely wonderful blender

Pros: heavy duty reliable versatile
Cons: none
Model Number: Classic
"I've owned a lot of blenders over the years and my Blendtec blender with both the wide-side and four-side jars is the very best. I'm very glad I decided to purchase it about 3 years ago and wouldn't ever want to be without one in my kitchen again!"