Of all my more expensive type kitchen tools this is BY FAR the one I use the most! For those of you starting out and wondering which tool will be of the most value to you; I know this one sure is for me. It gets used EVERY SINGLE DAY! Usually 2-3 times! I only have just a few of the expensive kind but they do make life in the kitchen much more Simple, Healthy, and Tasty! But if I had to save up and/or could only afford one for right now a Blendtec would be it!
It's only been the past year or so that I have had a nice blender! So I know that you can still eat healthy and make great things using a regular inexpensive blender! So please don't think that if you don't have one of these machines that you can't be a healthy creative cook! I did however burn up and/or break two regular blenders and was working on my third one when I decided this would be a good investment.
I have had a lot of people ask me what blender I use. Well most people I knew had a Vita-mix and it is a great machine but when I started looking at machines to buy I came across the Blendtec and wondered if I wouldn't like it better! I had used the Vita-mix quite a bit and knew the things I did and did not like about it. Both machines are very comparable. Here is a chart you can look at if you like the nitty gritty facts. Like I said pretty comparable.
These are the Simple reasons I chose to get the Blendtec. Both containers are the same volume but the Blendtec's is wider and shorter so it will fit under your cupboards and it is easier to clean stuff out from the bottom and you don't get messy up to your elbows! (Blendtec also sells a "Wildside" version that has a even bigger container! It is 96 ounces and it's the one I use all the time. It will make about a quart of smoothie for me and a pint for each of my four children.) I like that you can push the different setting buttons and it goes through the cycle of speeding up and slowing down without me having to change the speeds! But I also have the manual change speed option if I need it. I like it's wide blade that it pulls stuff down really well and you don't need the messy tamper thing! Again both are great machines with great reputations but those are just some of the reasons I chose to get the Blendtec! I use it ALL the time! It has made Healthy eating that much more Simple! If you are wanting to buy an expensive kitchen tool to help with eating Simple, Healthy, Tasty. A blender is definitely the place I would start! Just for fun check out Will it Blend?