Blendtec Vs Vitamix – Which Blender Is Better?
For those who love smoothies, a blender is not just a blender. There are cheap, department store blenders that can make a chocolate malt, and there are powerhouse blenders that can liquefy greens in a matter of seconds and have the power to destroy an apple whole. Investing in a good blender means less prepping, less time, and less work, to create the healthy, delicious smoothies you crave.
Blendtec and Vitamix both make several dependable models of blenders that are sure to please smoothie lovers of all varieties. If it’s a frothy smoothie you’re looking for, the more powerful Blendtec may be exactly what you are looking for. If you’re more into creamy smoothies, the Vitamix may be more your style. The Blendtec models will come with a 2-pronged blade while the Vitamix varieties have a 4-pronged blade.
The Vitamix has a more stable feel to it with a heavier base. The smooth finish of the Blendtec’s container affords the user easier clean up. The Vitamix container has more of a matte finish, meaning that leafy greens can stick to it more easily, making clean up more difficult.
It can also be pre-programmed for those who like to multi-task and walk away from the blender while their smoothie is being made. Vitamix allows the ultimate in control, with two speed switches as well as a manual dial. The blending time is manually controlled, which is preferable to some users.
Both the Blendten and Vitamix come in several different models. While one or the other will tend to have the same qualities as the rest of the line. Here is some helpful information, as well as reviews, of several models of each:
Blendtec Designer Series
Price on Amazon: $659
This is a commercial quality blender. It has 1,560 watts of power and a two pronged blade. It boats easy clean up and a 7-year warranty.
Blendtec Total Blender
Price on Amazon: $599
This blender features a digital touch pad and auto shut off. The two-pronged blade spins at up to a powerful 29,000 rpm. The Wild Side jar has nearly a 3-quart capacity, making it great for larger quantities. It also boats a 4” blade for better chopping and pulverizing.
Blendtec Professional Blender
Price from Amazon: $834.95
This blender, as with all Blendtec’s, features a peak 3 horse power direct drive motor. It is programmable with the ability to speed up, slow down, and shut off at predetermined times. It van even be built in to a countertop.
Price on Amazon: $529
This model is meant to fit under a cabinet, making it convenient for most kitchens. It is more powerful than the 5200 with a 2.1 horse motor. A tamper is included for pushing down heavy, leafy mixtures, and has a collar that will prevent the tamper from hitting the blades.
Vitamix 7500 Blender with Low Profile Jar
Price on Amazon: $528.95
This new and more powerful Vitamix boasts a 2.2 horse power motor. It is quieter than older Vitamix models due to it’s vibration dampening properties. It features a 64 oz. container for large quantities. It is also manually controlled for exactly the right amount of power at the right time.
Vitamix Standard Blender
Price on Amazon: $329
This blender features a 2 horse power motor and a 5- year full warranty. These are older models, but have all been certified refurbished. They are perfect for those looking for a mix of value and power.
Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender
Price on Amazon: $749
This is a professional series blender with professional power. It has a wide blade radius as well as 2.2 horse power from the motor. This is a serious blender and can take care of larger loads with ease.
Certain users will prefer the Blendtec over the Vitamix and vice versa. It depends on the personal preferences of the user, but also on the space available and the main use of the blender itself. Both blenders offer a great deal more and are much more versatile than a typical home blender found in many big box stores across the country. There are power differences in the various models, and that should be taken into account when selecting a blender and model. Selecting the proper blender for making smoothies and green drinks will reduce the time it takes to have a delicious, vitamin-packed drink. The right blender truly will make life easier.
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