Vitamix vs Blendtec

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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1040 posts
Bumble bee

@enzoani4sale:  I bought a Vitamix, because I know a few chefs/caterers/restaurant owners who swear by the brand.

I’ve had mine for 2 years now, and haven’t had any problems aside from the size of the jar. I have the standard one that it comes with, but I need a smaller one. It comes with this video talking about how you can make homemade peanutbutter with JUST peanuts, because the blender crushes the nuts so much that their natural oils come out and make it smooth. I tried it, and it just choked up the blender. Even using the stick thingy to poke at it, didnt help it any. So I’m still trying to figure out how to make that work. But as far as smoothies, slushees, soups, purees, …it works fine.

 

Blendtec’s jar is dishwasher safe, Vitamix’s is not. Vitamix is also really tall, so it doesn’t fit under (most) kitchen cabinets on the counter. Blendtec I think has mostly all pre-programmed buttons (“Smoothie” button, “Ice Cream” button, etc) while Vitamix just has blending speeds (although some of their other models have preprogrammed settings). 

 

*shrugs* Both are pretty solid. 

 

But overall? I find that most people just end up voting for the one they paid for because they’re both so damn expensive; I doubt anyone has both of these, lol.

 

Post # 4
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3633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think everyone I know has a Vitamix and I don’t know of anyone with a Blendtec. Those with a Vitamix love them. I’m planning on getting one at some point.

 

Post # 5
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1619 posts
Bumble bee

Vitamix makes a shorter jar now so it will fit under a cabinet.  Overall, I like my vitamix, and I dont know about Blendtec, but with vitamix you can’t take the blades out from the jar.  That in combination with the tall jar can make it harder to get the food out from around the blades. 

Post # 6
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I do not know anyone with a blendtec, but I have a Vitamix and I got my mom and aunt to buy them, and we all love them.  Costco usually has them a couple of times a year for a good price.  My mom and I got ours on QVC, good price there too, $400 for standard but I use it almost everyday.  It comes with a cookbook that I have used a lot and enjoyed the recipes.  I know they use vitamix at jamba juice but I’ve seen blendtec at places like Panera.  

Post # 7
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We have a Blendtec and love it! We juice at least once a day and have had it for 1.5 years. No issues, and I love that it is dishwasher safe. We generally hand wash it but after a certain amount of uses it’s nice to run it through for a deep clean. 

Both are top of the line and I’m sure you’d be happy with either. They are durable and reliable. I’m not familiar with Vitamix’s warranty but the Blendtec warranty is something like 5-8 years for the motor.

Post # 9
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a blendtec also, and I love it. My FI loves the smoothies we made with it- its how I get him to eat his veggies haha.. I like both blenders tho 🙂

Post # 10
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1040 posts
Bumble bee

@enzoani4sale:  Nah, I don’t need my blender to make me soup, lol. I have, however, put chunky soup in it (like butternut squash) and pureed it. I have the Vitamix Professional 200 model.

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