13 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Blendtec or Vitamix – battle of the best blenders

It does not matter your finances, when researching blenders, choosing one is difficult and in many cases comes down to Vita-mix or a Blendtec. In figuring out how to go about your decision, you should think about the purpose of your purchase. If you’re looking for a high-powered blender that will handle smoothies, iced drinks, and other standard blender tasks, both blenders are fully capable of meeting your needs. Likely, the better choice for milling grains and then kneading with wet ingredients for dough is the Blendtec. On the other hand, if you’re looking to make fresh juices, you’ll want to go for the Vitamix.

Another criteria to consider when comparing Vitamix vs Blendtec blenders is how often you’re planning on using the blender. If you’re an occasional user, it will be important to you how easy it is to take the blender out and put the blender away. The base unit of the Blendtec is lighter, and easier to move. Also the Vitamix lid, lid cap, and blending tool will not all fit in the blender at the same time, so you will need to store one or more of the items next to the blender. If you plan to use your blender every day or nearly every day and keep it on your kitchen counter, you’ll want to consider the aesthetics of the blender, as well as the size. The Blendtec will fit neatly underneath an overhanging kitchen cabinet, whereas the Vitamix will only fit beneath a kitchen cabinet if the lid is removed. They also have very different appearances, the Blendtec being more high tech, while the Vitamix is more traditional.

The third point in the blender comparison is your overall personality. If you’re a control freak that wants to micromanage your blender use, you’ll definitely want the Vitamix with its ability to fine tune blending speeds and duration. If you’re extremely laid back, and want to blend something with the least amount of effort possible, you’ll definitely want the Blendtec with its single button pre-programmed blending routines. Most people will fall somewhere between those two extremes of personality.

Finally, when comparing Blendtec vs Vitamix, ask yourself if you’re prone to accidents in the kitchen. Do you throw too much into the blender at once, causing the motor to overheat? Has more than one spoon or knife fallen into the carafe while it’s running? If so, you need the Vitamix, which is designed to compensate for these occurrences and prevent damage to the unit. Also, the Vitamix support is located in the US, compared to a mix of domestic and foreign support for the Blendtec.

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