Of all the blenders, why a Blendtec Total Blender Classic?
Despite its price tag, it is still one of the most popular blenders in the market. Are these people simply doing their maths wrongly or is there something about the Blendtec Classic that makes it such a worthy investment?
Let’s take a closer look and find out.
Revelation of Blendtec Total Blender Classic
Ideal Height Fits Perfectly Beneath Upper Cabinet
The first question that will confront anyone who’s looking at a Blendtec blender would be “Why Blendtec? Why not a Vitamix?“.
In this blender review, I’m not going to discuss at length on which of the two should you go for. All relevant discussions have largely been covered in my previous article.
One important thing specific to the Total Blender Classic that is worth highlighting is its height dimension. Unlike Vitamix TurboBlend or the wildly popular Vitamix 5200, this blender from Blendtec is designed to fit under most upper cabinet. At height of 15″, it definitely fits into the average 18-21″ of most kitchen cabinet design.
If you think being able to fit beneath upper cabinet is nothing but a trivial design aspect, I bet you haven’t used your blender long enough. Or maybe you have built your cabinet much higher than the average.
When you need to turn to your blender at least once or twice a day, you’d appreciate the consideration that’s been put into this. You no longer need to find a separate cabinet compartment just to store your blender. This blender will fit nicely into your kitchen top.
A Super Powerful Blending Power
There are 2 things that make Blendtec Total Blender Classic such a powerful blending station.
First, it is the 1,560 watts power. Second, it is the ultra-hard cold-forged stainless steel blade that makes the job of crushing almost anything so simple.
Don’t forget that it can even crush your iPhone! You can watch the video here if you’re interested.
Compare that to the 350 watts power used by even the best personal blender. If there’s anything that can withstand the devastating power of this blender, it will easily come out unscathed with any other blenders.
Regardless whether you like to use whole fresh fruits, frozen fruits, vegetables or leafs to make your favorite smoothies, get yourself ready to be amazed by the smooth consistency it produces.
It’s Got Some Level of Intelligence
It will never cross to anyone’s mind what intelligence means when applied to a blender. After all, a blender is nothing more than a rotating motor attached to a blade.
When I saw that Blendtec Total Blender is equipped with a ‘little brain’, I played it down as nothing more than just a gimmick. I was pleasantly surprised!
While I can’t speak about what intelligence has been planted into this ‘little brain’, I learnt that it knows when to shut itself off.
One time, my phone was ringing off the hook. I turned on the blender and I thought it wouldn’t take more than a minute to answer the call. Again, I was wrong. It turned out to be an important call and I forgot that I had the blender turned on.
It was only after the call that I remembered about it. When I rushed to the kitchen, I found my Blendtec to have shut itself. I got myself into panic mode worrying that that might just be the end of my blender life.
I found out later that I have pressed on the ‘cycle’ button. This button will put the blender into auto mode. In this mode, it will first speed up then slow down before shutting off when it deems it is time to do so.
In addition to serving as double protection, I realize that my smoothies generally turn out to be better when I use this mode compared to just letting it run on a single speed.
7-Years Before Your Next Blender Hunt
Every Blendtec Total Classic Blender comes with 7-years warranty. By any means, it is one of the best coverage you can get for any blender you find in the market.
That’s what you get for the price you pay for this blender. It costs several times more than expensive than the average blenders such as Oster 8-speed blender. But it gives you a peace of mind for 7-years compared to the typical 1-year warranty coverage period.
A Worthy Investment?
Now that you’ve seen highlights of the Blendtec Total Blender Classic, do you think it is a wise move to invest in one? You decide!
If you still need to consider all the alternatives, be sure to check out our review on what we think are the best smoothie blenders.