Review: Blendtec Total Blender Basic

Blendtec Total Blender Basic whiteThe Blendtec Total Blender Basic has the ability to replace 9 different appliances in your kitchen. It’s easy to use for different things. It can act as a juicer, ice cream maker, grain mill, smoothie maker, coffee grinder, blender, ice crusher, bread machine and milkshake maker.

It uses durable parts that combine to create a powerful commercial product. It boasts a 1,500 watt, 3-horsepower motor that can cut through some of the toughest foods. When you think of multi-tasking power, you will immediately think of the Blendtec. It will always create the perfect ice cream, juice, milkshake, coffee, soup, sauce,… you name it.

There is a one touch feature that allows it to pre-program whether the machine should speed up or slow down it’s cycle. It draws all ingredients into it’s two prong blade that is made from stainless steel. You can also pre-program the blender so that it will shut off once the cycle is over. The decent-sized jar is made from polycarbonate and can hold up to 64 ounces of fluid or ingredients. Comes with a one year warranty on the jar and a three year warranty on the motor. The blade is covered with a life time warranty.


  • High quality commercial product that has a powerful 1,560-watt direct-drive motor.
  • Has an auto-shutdown feature, uses digital touch pads and has can be programmed.
  • Comes with 2 stainless steel blades that rotate at 29,000 rpm.
  • Holds 2 quarts of ingredients and has a lid that covers the jar securely. Recipe and user manual are included.
  • Dimensions are 7 x 8 x 15.5 inches. Warranties are as follows: 3 yrs for motor, 1 yr for jar and blades are lifetime guaranteed.

The Reviews

The Blendtec Total Blender Basic was reviewed by 153 different customers. It got very positive feedback from many of the reviewers. In fact, out of a possible 5 stars, it was able to earn 4 and a half stars.

Many people agree that this blender really does a great job of blending many types of stuff. I think it has something to do with the large motor and the blades. You can actually hear the power. One person said he was pleased with it, but he also said that it was loud. This one reviewer had heard about blending avocados with the pit still intact. Surprisingly, it blended not only the avocado, but the pit as well. The result was a finely pureed mousse-like pudding.

A few liked the fact that it was built in the US. Many noticed the quality was pretty good. Others liked that it works on the push of a button and that it doesn’t need to be supervised. The lifetime warranty on the blades is a great feature because if the blades do get messed up, it can be replaced at no extra cost. I guess this shows how much confidence they have in their blades.

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The only complaint that I saw was that the motor was a little loud. If you do decide to get this model, just keep it in mind. One user had a good work around and used earmuffs. Maybe instead of earmuffs, use earplugs. This will help to protect your ears. Overall, a great product.

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