I just ordered a Blendtec Home Blender. I am so excited!
If you haven't heard of a Blendtec before, it does basically the same things as a Vitamix.
I was actually going to get a Vitamix, until I started researching the Blendtec.
If you are not familiar with either one, I'll tell you a little about what they can do.
Both the Vitamix, and the Blendtec replace many appliances.
This one appliance will take the place of a juicer, blender, food processor, (to a degree, I would say it really takes the place of a chopper), bread maker, ice cream maker, wheat mill, and more, plus it makes hot soup as well.
This is why I wanted one of these. I have really needed a blender for a long time, and my juicer needs a new mesh thingy. I have also really been wanting a wheat mill, and every summer I want an ice cream maker. lol
Now, I will be able to do it all in one appliance.
I am really hoping that the Blendtec will be as good as the Vitamix.
The Blendtec is about $50 cheaper than the Vitamix, but once you add in the extra container you need with the Vitamix to blend your dry ingredients, it is closer to $200 cheaper.
Also, it is shorter than the Vitamix, so it will fit under your cabinets. To be fair though, the Vitamix did recently come out with a shorter jar.
The Blendtec has a square container with only 2 blades, that makes it much easier to clean. I have not actually tried it myself yet, but all of the reviews seem to say this.
The Vitamix is a taller, slimmer jar with 4 blades at the bottom, that makes it harder to clean, and most people say that you can never totally get all of your smoothie, ice cream, or whatever you made out, because of the 4 blades. Both the Vitamix, and the Blendtec have BPA free jars.
The Blendtec came out with a bigger, 3 qt. (96 oz.) container with a 4 inch blade. Here is where the Blendtec seems to shine. From all of the reviews that I have read, and I have read hundreds, this makes the whole difference.
From all of the research I have done, the Vitamix, and the Blendtec were pretty equal before Blendtec came out with the bigger jar.
I have read hundreds of reviews, and have watched many, many, video reviews, and especially in the video reviews, the Blendtec, with the bigger jar, always seems to outshine the Vitamix.
Here is one video that I really liked that compared the Vitamix to the Blendtec with the smaller, and the bigger jar. (The guy is a little weird, but I love the video)! lol
As you can see from this video, the Blendtec with the bigger jar, really seems to be the best bet.
Another thing that I liked about the Blendtec is that it is not as heavy as the Vitamix.
My husband liked the Blendtec better because it has more HP, and more Watts than the Vitamix.
(More Power....) HA HA HA!
Here is one more video, from the same people, that I think is really helpful.
The Blendtec Blender is a lot more modern looking than the Vitamix. Although the base of the Blendtec is made of a cheaper plastic material than the Vitamix.
With the Vitamix you need 2 separate containers. One for wet ingredients, and one for dry.
With the Blendtec, you can do both in one jar.
I know the Vitamix has been around forever, and the Blendtec is not as well advertised, but I am taking my chances on the Blendtec.
Remember, I have not personally tried either the Blendtec, or the Vitamix, this is only based off of my research.
I ordered mine this morning, and it has already been shipped! It should be here tomorrow by 3! Whoo-hoo! I am so excited. The one I ordered is the Blendtec HP3A Home Blender with Wildside Jar.
I'll let you guys know if it really works as well as it seems to. I'll keep you updated, and maybe I'll make some videos of all that it can do.
OK, I'll be back soon with my updates.