Buy the Best Blender

When you’re serious about good health and you decide smoothies and whole foods are going to be a staple in your home you’re going to want a serious blender. You can either burn through $99 blenders once a year (I did that 5x) or you can invest in the right equipment and wonder why you waited so long. No matter the goal; nutritious smoothies, easy soups, grinding flax or wheat, crush ice, perfect hummus, etc, etc. – quality equipment makes all the difference.

In my opinion there are only two blenders on the market worth your attention: Blendtec and VitaMix. I spent months trying to decide between the two, because I knew it was a long term purchase. Finally, Blendtec had a design upgrade that made the choice a no-brainer for me.

After a lot of side-by-side comparisons I selected the Blendtec Blender. The choice was neck and neck for a while, then Blendtec came out with a 4 inch blade and a 3 quart (96 oz) BPA-free jar. Blendtec’s upgraded machine is called the Total Blender WildSide.  

The 4 inch blade along with the larger carafe makes it easier to blend without as much oxidation. Additionally, the bottom of the carafe is wider making the contents blend faster, without the need for prodding. Blend, Chop, Grind, Freeze, Cook, Hash, Crush, Mince, Dice, Mill, Puree, and Much More! This all-in-one appliance makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, breads, dressings, salsas and more! It replaces up to 9 other appliances with one fast easy-to-use machine, at a fraction of the cost.

Three out of four of our Healthy Alter Egos now have a Blendtec in their home.

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Blendtec: 3 peak horsepower, 1560 watts
Vitamix: 2 peak horsepower, 1380 watts
Advantage: Blendtec

Counter-top/Cabinet Space
Blendtec: 15.5 inches tall, easily slides under countertops
Vitamix: 20.5 inches tall
Advantage: Blendtec

Blendtec: Touchpad buttons, easy to operate, a snap to clean
Vitamix: Manual
Advantage: Blendtec

Blendtec: Manual & Pre-programmed settings; alternate high & low to pull contents down towards blade
Vitamix: Manual
Advantage: Blendtec

Blendtec: Go for the 4 inch blade! (2 prong, stainless steel)
Vitamix: Smaller blade (4-prong stainless steel)
Advantage: Blendtec, 4 inch blade

Blendtec: 3 years, lifetime on blade
Vitamix: 7 years
Advantage: Vitamix, although some users of both machines claim that while VitaMix has great service when warranty needs arise, they’ve never had to send back their Blendtec.

Blendtec: No
Vitamix: Yes
Advantage: Blendtec – doesn’t need a tamper in my opinion, less to clean

Blendtec: 96 oz (3 quart) or 64 oz , BPA-Free
Vitamix: 64 oz (2 quart), BPA-Free
Advantage: Blendtec, 96 oz

Blendtec: One container for both
Vitamix: Must buy extra for dry
Advantage: Blendtec

Blendtec: Auto shut-off
Vitamix: No auto shut-off; manual
Advantage: Blendtec

Support Materials:
BendTec: Great spiral-bound cookbook, “Will-it-Blend” website is more for laughs
Vitamix: Great spiral-bound cookbook, more comprehensive online support
Advantage: Vitamix if you want more than the cookbook ideas. Blendtec if you wonder if you can blend rocks, golf balls and iPhones.

Blendtec: Less expensive
Vitamix: More expensive
Advantage: Blendtec.

Happy travels on your road to health!

Jo Wehage
Founding Ego

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3 Responses to “Buy the Best Blender”
  1. phyllis says:

    I heart my new red BlendTec blender. And I appreciate all the research and comparisons you did to make my decision 4 years shorter than yours! Thanks, Jo.
    The Blender Wars are on!

  2. Dr. Gary Huber says:

    I do not have mine yet but have checked out all of the research including the advice of Dr. Russel Blaylock, M.D. who strongly endorses blending as an effective way to enrich nutrient delivery to the cells of the body. A simple blender can’t do what these machines do with regard to blasting open the cell to release the phytonutrient content. It’s simply a cut above the norm and a way to ensure greater antioxidant and nutrient delivery. I have been blenderizing vegetable for along time and definitely feel a benefit from it. This will be the next great step forward for me and I look forward to it. I am ordering a BlendTec and will hopefully be able to offer insight as I have a chance to play with it. Jacked up !!!

  3. Connie says:

    I have had my Blendtec for almost 3 years! It gets used 2-3 times a day, everyday, making great smoothies for breakfast! We love the design of our Blendtec and fits nicely under the kitchen cabinets. It has been a great investment and worth the extra up front money!

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