If we discuss about the top performers in blender market, then we can named Blendtec vs Vitamix as the top list in this competition.
Indeed there is still Ninja Kitchen who likely “make a war” with Vitamix in this competition, but this time we are going to make an unbiased review regarding the quality and performance between Blendtec and Vitamix as the top-notch blenders.
An Uptight Competition Has Begun: Blendtec vs Vitamix
Blendtec and Vitamix have been developing a hi-tech blender machine for a long time. Even they didn’t start to sell blender machine initially, they have turned out to be the superior blender machine manufacturers in these days.
Their quality and performance are adorable, on par with quite significant price amount compared to the other common brands. Let’s discuss more detail about how these two blender manufacturers compete in quality and performance they provided.
Blender Machine (Motor)
As a high level blender manufacturer Blendtec and Vitamix attach a great blender machine (motor) on every crusher unit they made. Just take a look at the power output generated on their blenders.
For a comparison, Blendtec Designer 625 equipped with 1,560 watts power and they claim it can produce 3HP speed on peak level, while Vitamix 5200 Standard equipped with 1,380 watts power and they claim it can produce 2HP speed on peak level.
Refer to above sample Blendtec blender seems provide higher HP level, but we need to make our own calculation to discover the real maximum power output that they actually can provide. Please refer to this article: how to calculate the exact horse power output in blender machine to help you calculate the exact HP level based on the wattage volume of the electrical machine including blender machine.
The easiest way, you can refer to the watts power consumed by the blender. Bigger wattage volume leads to bigger HP level that a blender can output, and additionally it also means higher electricity consumption.
Quality of the material, strength and thickness are important factor on reviewing the blender blades. Both Blendtec and Vitamix are using full hardened high grade stainless steel for their blades material.
While Blendtec uses a two prong blades straight with wingtips, the Vitamix’s is four-tipped blades model like most other blender. The Blendtec engineers must have devised this two prong blades design very carefully with reason, that amazingly can pulverize anything with only two blades without any differ with Vitamix four blades design.
Both blades in Blendtec and Vitamix are attached on the blender container, but Vitamix has more flexibility by providing a way to remove the blades from container, while Blendtec blades are non-removable from the container.
Drive socket is another most important part of a blender next to the machine and blades. It connects the motor (machine) and the blades, and it also helps to reduce the noise.
The common issue of the drive socket is they can’t spin the blades properly because getting worn out. This problem mostly occur on common blenders that use plastic material for the drive socket.
Blender container is the part that always directly in contacts with the foods, so having a BPA free blender container is cannot be argued. With fact that both Blendtec and Vitamix containers are BPA free, it’s a good indicator of the product quality standard. They really concern and aware about this issue, and give nothing for customers but a guarantee that all of their containers are safe for our body.
At the bottom part of the containers from both brands we can see the blade’s metal axis, but Blendtec blade’s axis surrounded by a rubber seal that seems easy to get shredded while Vitamix uses metal for that part. That rubber seal also makes Vitamix container not firm enough during the blending process.
Blender switch control
There is a huge difference between Blendtec vs Vitamix switch control interface. All Blendtec blenders come with modern touch control that had pre-programmed settings for almost all kinds of outcome, like smoothies, soup, sauce, whole juice, etc, and pretty easy to operate. While Vitamix uses slightly a sort of manual dial and toggle switch.
As usual, this difference can lead to another debate that some people prefer to have a single touch action to run the blender then just leave it, while the other want to control the speed to provide precise result based on their intuition. So, it’s up to your preference.
You can choose Blendtec for multitasking scenery in your kitchen, but however Vitamix won’t let this competition to be an easy one. They also provide a blender with pre-programmed settings on Vitamix G-Series 780 with Touchscreen
Product durability and warranty
Blendtec blenders are covered with 8-years and 10-years standard warranty depend on the model, while Vitamix blenders are covered with 5-years and 7-years warranty also depend on the model plus there is a 3-years extended warranty (optional with some additional charge) for all of them.
They also provide certified refurbished blenders that covered with warranty too. Blendtec certified refurbished blenders are covered with 7-years warranty, and Vitamix certified refurbished blenders are covered with 5-years warranty.
To claim the warranty for both brands, you just need to contact the customer services by phone and verify your warranty, then they will explain how to get the replacement unit.
You can’t go wrong or get upset after choose either Blendtec or Vitamix. They both are the top high-end blender that comes with huge power, versatile, and will be your good investment, since you will find these two brands are very durable.
If you need to have more blending power and love the touch screen feeling when operate the blender, then Blendtec will be a good choice for you. But if you like to have more flexibility and variation then you may find Vitamix blender more suitable for you preference.