Over the years, the world has experienced great advancement with blenders. We now have blenders that can replace multiple other kitchen appliances as the functions we find blenders performing now are just numerous. The Vitamix brand has continually amazed us with the amazing technology and development they have shown us, and so has the Blendtec brand. With their blenders among the best sellers on the market, the innovation has left us all still wondering which of these brands is better. This is why we have compared these two brands so that we can come to a conclusion of which we think is better.
The Vitamix blenders come in four product lines which include the reconditioned models, the explosion, the premium classic, and the Ascent blenders. The Blendtec blenders come in three product lines, classic, Designer, and professional. We would use Vitamix Ascent A2500 and Blendtec Designer 725 as examples to describe what both brands feature.
Vitamix Ascent A2500
Vitamix blenders are made of metal and plastic too. They are generally big, and the general build is made of quality materials. They are heavy and come in several different colors, but colors are limited.
- Item Dimensions (LxWxH): 8.0″ x 11.0″ x 17.0″
- Item Weight: 11.0 lbs
Blendtec Designer 725
The Blendtec blenders are also made of metal and some parts of plastic. They are big and heavy like the Designer 725. They come in specific colors according to the model, and the general build is quality. The blenders have a sleek design.
- Item Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.0″ x 9.25″ x 15.5″
- Item Weight: 11.0 lbs
The Vitamix A2500 blender, just like the other Vitamix blenders, can perform numerous functions. Cold or hot, soft or tough. The results are always satisfactory, whichever Vitamix blenders you use. They can crush ice, make butter, heat soup, and give you smooth smoothies. They can cut green vegetables to the smallest sizes.
Blendtec blenders are so powerful that they have been said to cut down several things that are not food materials, even an iPhone. With these blenders, you can be sure that your textures will be very smooth. You cannot have very smooth green smoothies. These blenders would do the job you require in the minimum time, and the results would be just as fine as you desire.
Just like the Vitamix A2500, the Vitamix blenders usually have about ten manual controls and three preset buttons. The wide range allows for precision and helps the blender decipher the outcome you desire.
Blendtec blenders, on the other hand, usually have about eight manual controls and five preset buttons on the all capacitive-touch screen interface, just as it is with the Blendtec Designer 725. You just have to push the button and leave.
Motor and Blade
The Vitamix blenders have a powerful motor that enables them to run fast and effectively. They produce enough power to perform all the functions mentioned. The blades are a set of six-pronged blades attached to the container. They are thick blunt blades, and this enables them to produce enough friction to heat liquids. The A2500 is a great example of this.
The Blendtec blenders like the Blendtec Designer 725 have an even more powerful motor that enables the two-pronged wingtip blade to run at incredible speeds that can cut through the hardest materials and would do that easily. The blades run in a way that pushes down large materials to the blades to be cut down. The blades are very thick and blunt, which makes them safe and also produces a lot of friction that can give you steaming hot soup.
Container and Accessories
Just like the Vitamix A2500, most Vitamix blenders come with just one container, but you can purchase smaller ones separately and also may have to get the milling container separately. Some Vitamix blenders, however, come with an additional smaller cup. There is also a lid and a tamper. The containers are strong and durable; they can withstand several falls. And containers from the same series can be used on a base from the same series.
The Blendtec blenders, on the other hand, all come with a single container. The container is suitable for any task you want to perform, and remember that Blendtec blenders are large commercial blenders, so we expect a large container as well. These containers are very strong and durable, and they do not break easily. It would take a long time before you see any crack, if you ever do. There’s a lid, but no need for a tamper as the blender is designed for the downward movement of the liquids.
Care and Cleaning
The Vitamix blenders are self-cleaning, and some containers are dishwasher safe, while you may just have to rinse the container with soap and water immediately after use. For those that are self-cleaning, you can just put in a little water and soap to the blender, then put it on and let it run for a few seconds.
The Blendtec blenders are self-cleaning, put in a little water and soap, and run for a few seconds. The containers are also dishwasher safe. Clean the base with a damp towel.
Warranty and Replacements
The Vitamix blenders have a ten-year warranty, and the company covers the cost of shipping the items. This is very generous compared to other blenders.
The Blendtec blenders have an eight years warranty, but the company suggests that you may not need it as the items are of high quality, and it is unlikely to find any faults soon.
Blendtec vs Vitamix Blenders: Pros & Cons
- Cheaper than Blendtec blenders.
- Multiple speed settings.
- Easy to use, clean, and maintain.
- Long term warranty.
- Not dishwasher safe.
- Quite heavy.
- Requires a lot of power.
- Sleek appearance.
- Strong and durable.
- Very smooth blending texture.
- More expensive.
- Not suitable for people who want small blenders.
Blendtec vs Vitamix Blenders: FAQ
Blendtec vs Vitamix Blenders: Final Thoughts
These high-end blenders can perform just about any function required of a blender. The only difference may be that the Blendtec would do it with little effort and little time and would still have a smoother texture than the Vitamix. If you are the type that still wants tiny bits in your smoothie, the Vitamix blenders would be a better choice for you.