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Sep 05

Review- Blendtec Total Blender Classic

Blendtec Total Blender Classic

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Price: $379.99 new, $279.95 refurbished
Website:  www.blendtec.com/blenders

Warranty:  7 years
Overall Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Description

The Total Blender Classic® is the all-in-one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milk shakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas and more! It replaces up to 9 other appliances with 1 fast, easy-to-use machine. This package includes the new precision tuned 4″ blade in the large, nearly 3-quart, BPA-free jar. The new large blade and large jar combination powers through tougher blending tasks and larger recipes with ease—and in less time.

Specs

  • 13 amps
  • 1560 watts, 3 peak horsepower motor
  • Direct-drive motor
  • Solid-state electronics
  • Dimensions: 7″ wide x 15″ tall x 8″ deep
  • Actual weight: 7 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 11 lbs

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Size fits on countertop underneath cabinets
  • Preprogrammed cycles so you can walk away and it will stop automatically
  • Easy and intuitive to use blendtec2
  • Quick and easy cleanup
  • Makes smoothies, juice, bread, salsas, ice cream, peanut butter, almond milk and even snow
  • Makes soup and heats it at the same time

Cons:

  • Noise.  The 3 HP motor turns at up to 29,000 rpm.  The dogs, cats, ferrets, and small children will probably run and hide.

Customer Service/ Warranty

Blendtec now offers a 7 year warranty on the blender, so you can buy with confidence.  This also applies to the refurbished models.  Since Blendtec is made in the United States, they are easy to deal with and returns are simple.

OverviewBlendtec blenders

Price: $379.99 new, $279.95 refurbished
Website:  www.blendtec.com/blenders
Warranty:  7 years
Overall Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Summary

Most people who reviewed this product were very impressed with the quality and versatility of this blender.  Many of them use it 2-3 times a day because it’s so easy to use and clean.  People who own this blender seem to be eating healthier and cheaper than the average person.  If you want to be able to make your own healthy meals quickly and easily, then this seems like the machine for you.

Due to its powerful motor, however, do be aware that it makes a lot of noise.  The good thing is that you can push a button and walk away and come back 40 seconds later and it’s all done.

I hope that you found this review helpful and informative.  I’ve tried to synthesize down the numerous reviews on multiple sites into one review that summarizes them all.  I have no bias toward or against any particular blender.  You can buy this blender in a number of places, including directly from Blendtec or at amazon.com.  The refurbished models appear to come directly from Blendtec.

Please leave a comment or question below.  Feel free to share your experiences with your blender, or even share your favorite recipe.

I’d love to hear from you!

Alice