- Last updated on May 2nd, 2018 -
If we have to discuss anything surrounding top performing blenders in the market, then top of the list will arguably include Blendtec vs Vitamix brands.
As a matter of essence, we cannot disregard Ninja Kitchen brand which has shown “fierce rivalry” against Vitamix in this competition. However, 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 hi-tech blender machines for a long time. In as much as they did not initially start to sell blender machines, over the years they have turned to be among the top-rated blender manufacturing brands in the recent past.
The quality and performance that these two brands demonstrate are adorable. Actually, quite fair with the price that each costs when compared to other common brands in the market.
Let us discuss more detailed information about how these top-rated blender manufacturers compete on the basis of quality and performance.
Blender Machine (Motor)
Regarded as superior blending machine brands, Blendtec and Vitamix come with powerful motor. This can be confirmed by the amount of power output that is generated by these respective blenders.
In comparison, Blendtec Designer 625 is fitted with 1,560 watts power motor and they claim it can produce 3HP speed on peak level. On the other hand, Vitamix 5200 Standard is fitted with 1,380 watts power motor and they claim it can produce 2HP speed on peak level.
In reference to Refer to above illustration Blendtec blender seems to provide higher HP level. Nonetheless, we need to make our own research through calculation to discover the real maximum power output that they can actually 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 any electronic appliance including, blender machine.
The easiest way is by refering to the watts power consumed by the blender. Bigger wattage volume results to bigger HP level that a blender can provide. Additionally, it also implies that electricity consumption will be higher.
As we have mentioned in this article, a good blender should have at least on average 1HP real output., The fact that Blendtec and Vitamix provide blenders with 2-3HP motor make them popular and regarded as high-end blending machines.
Quality of the material, strength and thickness are all important factors when reviewing blender blades. Both Blendtec and Vitamix use 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 blenders.
The Blendtec manufacturers must have devised the two-prong blades carefully with a purpose. The reason mainly to make it pulverize any food ingredient using two blades without difficulty, similar to Vitamix four blades design.
Blades in both Blendtec and Vitamix are attached on the blender container. However, Its is relatively easy to detach blades from Vitamix’s container. Blendtec blades are non-removable from the container.
Other than the motor and blades, Drive socket is the other essential part of a blender. It connects the motor (machine) and the blades, and also helps in reducing noise.
A major concern surrounding drive socket is often about inability to spin the blades efficiently because are wearing out. This is a common problem that occurs mostly on blenders that plastic material as the drive socket.
Significantly, Blendtec and Vitamix are fitted with metal drive socket. It enables blender machines for these two brands to have metal-to-metal connector between the blades and the drive. This is a plus because most common blenders use plastic drive socket.
In addition, what makes Vitamix an edge over Blendtec in regards to the drive socket is that it is covered by rubber pad, which is fairly elastic. It makes the container firm on the machine and also reduce noise level.
Blender container is the part that directly comes to contact with ingredients and food materials. Having BPA free blender container is unquestionable. The fact that both Blendtec and Vitamix blenders have BPA free containersindicates the quality standard of the product.
The manufacturers are aware of the issue and thus guarantee customers of the safety of the blender containers.
Both blenders have blade’s metal axis at the bottom part of the container. But Blendtec blade’s axis is covered with a rubber seal that tends to be shredded easily. On the other hand, Vitamix uses metal for that part. That rubber seal also makes Vitamix container loose especially during the blending process.
Blender switch control
There is a huge difference between Blendtec vs Vitamix’s switch control interface. All Blendtec blenders come with modern touch control that have pre-programmed settings for almost all kinds of outcome. For instance, it provides switch control for blending smoothies, soup, sauce, whole juice, etc, and pretty easy to operate.
Vitamix, however uses slightly a sort of manual dial and toggle switch.
As usual, this difference can lead to another debate. It makes some people to have preference to a single touch action to run the blender then just leave it, others also want to just control the speed to provide precise result based on their intuition. So, it’s all up to personal preference
You can choose Blendtec for multitasking blending activities in your kitchen. However, Vitamix is not ready to let this competition to be an easy one. They also provide a blender with pre-programmed settings on Vitamix G-Series 780 with Touchscreen and they in late 2017 they launched Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 with pre-programmed series also.
Product durability and warranty
Blendtec blenders are covered with 8-years and 10-years standard warranty depending on the model. Vitamix blenders are covered with 5-years and 7-years warranty also depending on the model. There is a 3-year extended warranty (optional with some additional charge) for both of them.
Both brands also provide certified refurbished blenders that are also covered with warranty. Blendtec certified refurbished blenders are covered with 7-year warranty, and Vitamix certified refurbished blenders are covered with 5-year warranty.
To claim the warranty for both brands, you just need to contact the customer service by phone and verify your warranty, then they will explain how to get the replacement unit.
Choosing either Blendtec or Vitamix can be the ultimate choice for anyone looking for high-end blenders. They are both good investment given that they have ideal power, are versatile, durable and also reputable brands.
If you need to have more blending power and love the touch screen feeling when operating the blender, then Blendtec will be a suitable choice for you. But if you prefer to have more flexibility and variation, then you may find Vitamix blender more suitable for you.