The Blendtec Home The Professional’s Choice Total Blender: A Review

BlendtecBlenderThe kitchen is a marvelous place in the home, churning out various dishes that comfort both the body and the soul. And in order to do that, a wide range of kitchen tools and equipment exist to make cooking not only drastically easier but more flexible as well. Different people have different preferences when it comes to food but reliable kitchen tools and equipment will always be appreciated by everyone. One of these is the Blendtec Home The Professional’s Choice Total Blender.

The product

The Blendtec Home The Professional’s Choice Total Blender is a counter-top model that can be installed on any kitchen top. It comes in black or white with a stainless steel platform, making it suitable for whatever kind of kitchen theme you might have. Each package is made up of a Professional Series blender base, a four side jar, a vented Gripper lid, and the owner’s manual. A Fresh Blends recipe book is also provided to help anyone get started quickly with whipping up anything with the Blendtec Home The Professional’s Choice Total Blender. Its features include:

  • Professional and sleek. This Blendtec blender combines professional blending strength with elegance, sitting atop a stainless steel platform that will look good on any kind of counter top. Depending on what would address your needs, you can have this blender built into a counter top or simply placed on top as a tabletop blender. Having a tabletop base also makes it possible to move the blender around when needed so you can conveniently use it wherever you want to.
  • Amazing results. Making everything from fresh juice and smoothies to soups, sauces, and even bread dough, the Blendtec Home The Professional’s Choice Total Blender allows you to get professional results in the comforts of your own home.

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  • One-Button control. Blending cycles are pre-programmed so all you need is one push of a button to churn out perfect recipes every time, automatically speeding up, slowing down, and shutting off when a cycle is completed. With just one button to push, you also no longer have to worry about fiddling with an assortment of knobs, dials, and switches just to get the consistency you want for a recipe. Pre-programmed cycles include: ice crush/milkshake, ice cream/frozen yogurt, sauces/dips/batters/dressings, soups/syrups, smoothie, and whole/juice.
  • Powerful. It’s got a 1560-watt motor. And based on what the Will It Blend? commercials have shown, that’s powerful enough to mince, shred, blend, puree, and smoothen anything you can come up with.
  • Base of the blender comes in two different colors, black or white. Should allow you to pick the color which suits your kitchen style the most.

Vitamix vs. Blendtec

It seems this question pops up quite often. There is no debate that the Vitamix is the best blender, but you are also paying $100-250 more. So why would anyone pick the Blendtec if cost is not an issue? It comes down to the height difference of the two blenders. In some households the Vitamix may not fit under the cabinets. The Vitamix CIA Professional sits at about 20 inches in height, while the Blendtec is only about 15 inches. Before making your decision between Vitamix and Blendtec, take a tape measure and make sure they will fit where you intend to store and use your blender. Quality and performance wise the two blenders are fairly close, it really depends if you’re willing to spend $150 or so more for a slightly higher quality appliance.

Blendtec Blender Professional's ChoiceSome Concerns

On the overall, the Blendtec Home The Professional’s Choice Total Blender works great. It’s really ideal for small restaurants though being a home blender because it can really stand up heads and shoulders with commercial blenders. And even when you do use it at home, you’ll definitely be able to make the most out of it if you have a higher level of blending needs compared to an ordinary household. But despite being an excellent blender, the Total Blender is only near-perfect for it still has some flaws. concern involves overheating, which happens when hard blending jobs are undertaken. This is understandable though because anything overworked is bound to overheat. However, if the Total Blender is said to be sturdy enough even for restaurant use then it should be more capable of taking a beating. The overheating is mild though and can be remedied by simply letting the blender rest a bit between hard blending jobs.

The company

The Total Blender is a key product from Blendtec. Blendtec is known for producing outstanding home and professional blenders so quality should not leave you wanting. In fact, if you’ve seen one of the Will It Blend? commercials you’ll know that a Blendtec blender is quite capable, capable even of making easy work of marbles, gadgets, golf balls, and more. Those aren’t things you’ll usually find a need to use a blender for so it points out that a Blendtec blender will be able to handle whatever you throw its way. Blendtec was founded by Tom Dickinson, the very same man you’ll see in the Will It Blend?commercials. As you can see then, he’s not just a pretty face paid to promote Blendtec. He is Blendtec. The company traces its roots to 1975 when Dickinson first ventured into inventing. Back then, he was just curious about wheat milling, having used a vacuum cleaner to clean up some wheat kernels. This led to revolutionizing the industry of home wheat milling through the creation of his patented stainless steel milling heads. He then moved on to making an auto-kneading mixer before finally touching on blenders and producing a blender with a square jar. Today, Dickinson is still inventing and the result is a Blendtec blender lineup that is constantly changing and evolving to improve everyday lives.

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Caring for your blender

While the Total Blender is covered by warranties so you have nothing to worry about, knowing how to properly use and care for your blender may help extend its life. Not to mention that proper usage and care may also make operating the blender easier for you on the overall and will also help ensure that you don’t void your warranty. Some of the things you can keep in mind to make the most out of your Total Blender include:

  • Placing the blender on a clean, flat, and dry surface during use;
  • Making sure the power outlet is located within four feet of the Total Blender;
  • Ensuring the blender has been turned off before it is plugged into an outlet;
  • Making certain that the blender’s vents are free from obstructions to allow proper air flow for continued cooling;
  • Turning off the main power switch and unplugging the motor before cleaning;
  • Cleaning the blender base by wiping it with a damp cloth;
  • Avoiding stiff or abrasive brushes when cleaning the blender’s base or the jar to prevent scratches; and
  • Skipping out on using water for cleaning the blender base, which also means the blender motor is never to be submerged in water.


Warranties

The Blendtec Home The Professional’s Choice Total Blender comes with a three-year warranty for the motor base, a one-year warranty for the included jar, and a lifetime warranty on the blade and coupling. But should you run into a problem within 30 days of receiving your Total Blender, you can take advantage of Blendtec’s return policy. Their return policy states that you may request for a refund when you return the item in question. You just have to make sure that you are able to return your Total Blender within 45 days of receiving it. All items must be returned with everything they came with in the shipment. Failure to comply with this may result in a delay in the refund request or complete refusal. Again, you must initiate a return/refund request within 30 days of delivery and you must have sent the item to be returned within 45 days (with the processing facility confirming receipt within the allowable period). Should you miss the 30-day period, you will no longer be eligible for a return/refund. However, you may still send in your Total Blender for repair or replacement. Any repairs or replacements to be done will be fulfilled according to the warranty terms and conditions stated in the owner’s manual.

To initiate a return, you can get in touch with the Blendtec customer service team by calling 1-800-BLENDTEC. Provide the customer service representative with your blender’s serial number to facilitate processing and follow instructions you will be given regarding the return. Take note that cosmetic damages are not covered by warranties of any kind. This means you can’t initiate a return/refund request because of scratches or dings and dents on the blender base.

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