Blendtec Blenders Shopping Guide - Which Should I Buy? - Review & Comparison

Article by About Chef Austin Chef Austin


Blendtec Blender review video. We review the Blendtec 725, 575, and Professional 800 and more.



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Why Blendtec?

Blendtec makes their blenders with commercial standards that deliver restaurant quality results, but they offer a lot of different models. Blendtec has engineered all of their blender jars to be so efficient that they do not require a tamper, no stopping your blend to scrape the sides and starting again. But which Blendtec is the best for you? The Classic vs Designer? Which one do you choose? We’re here to help you with that. We’re going to navigate through Blendtec’s line of high-power blenders. They’ve got 5 home models to choose from, let’s see what’s unique about each of them.  

Which Blendtec Blender to Buy - Model Price Warranty HP Speed Settings Top Feature Presets Finish colors Blendtec Classic - Which Blender to Buy - $ 8 year warranty 3hp 5+ Pulse, push buttons, 4 smoothie 60 seconds 90 seconds clean molded plastic shop nowBlendtec Blender Designer 725 $$$$ 8 year, 3.8hp, 100+pulse, smart blend technology, 6 smoothie, salsa, frozen treats, whole juice, hot soup, clean, die-cast metal, shop nowBlendtec Professional 800- Which Blender to Buy $$$$$ 10 years, 3.8hp, 11+pulse, stealth sound enclosure, 6 batter mixed drinks, smoothie, frozen treats, whole juice, hot soup, molded plastic, shop now 

Blendtec Classic 575


Key Features: 3HP Motor, Classic Physical Push Buttons
Great for:
People wanting a dead simple blender with an incredibly powerful motor

Blendtec Classic 575 available in multiple colors

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Coveted for its physical buttons that will work with wet fingers or disposable gloves, the Classic 575 still has its place in the modern kitchen. Unlike its brothers with a touch screen interface, the Classic 575 has tactile physical push buttons giving you quick control with audible feedback. Press the three horsepower motor blender’s buttons with wet fingers or gloved hands that will always be recognized with ease.

All Blendtec blenders have a cycle counter to keep track of how many smoothies, soups, desserts, and other foods you blend in your blender. Easily view this on the front of the blender to see how many times you’ve been pulverizing your foods with the three horsepower motor. That's about three to four times the normal power of an average budget blender. That powerful motor makes Blendtec's specially engineered jar push food up the sides and pull it back down to the blunt safety blade eliminating the need for a tamper and having to stop and start again. 

The four preprogrammed cycles are dead simple. No having to guess which button does what, just press smoothie for a smoothie, or the 60 second or 90 second button that that long of a blend or just use the five speed manual blend setting to blend that tomato sauce or smash up homemade peanut butter.

Blendtec Classic 575 buttons

4 Programmed cycles: Smoothie, 60-seconds, 90-seconds, Cleaning


Blendtec Designer 725


Key Features: Smartblend Technology, Achievement Reward System, Die-Cast Metal Body, 3.8HP Motor, Chef Austin's Top Pick

Great for: Blending enthusiast, home chefs creating blended masterpieces, and anyone wanting the smartest blender that offers ultimate precision

Blendtec Designer 725 available in multiple colors

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The Designer 725 is the smartest out of all Blendtec’s blender lineup. SmartBlend Technology is what sets this one apart from the rest of the family. According to Blendtec, the 725 can sense and identify potential problems that could interfere while blending. Say your smoothie is too thick and not blending, the SmartBlend Technology is smart enough to tell you to add liquid to correct the issue. The technology can also recognize loading errors, overheating, and air pockets; the LCD will then tell users how to fix the issue, no more guessing what went wrong with your blend.

Blendtec Designer 725 100 speed

100 Speed Settings to Choose From

The touch control panel is the most advanced compared to all other Blendtec blender displays. Instead of just number counter LCD, it has a full digital display that will give you full messages. Easily use 6 of the preprogrammed blending cycles or use the precise 100 speed settings. Yes, you can modify the speed by one degree at a time, from 1-100, the smart LCD will also show you where you are stirring, chopping, mixing, or blending. Easily see where you can make the perfect chunky salsa or puree the silkiest potato and leek vichyssoise you'll ever have. Get restaurant quality food right in your home kitchen.


Blentec Blender Rewards

The Designer 725 is also the only blender with the Blender Rewards Program. Just like in video games, you can earn achievements just by using your blender. Trade in these achievements for gift cards, recipe books, and discounts straight from Blendtec!

The 725 also features their most powerful motor at 3.8 peak horsepower. That's one of the most powerful motors for the home market. This means no more frozen chunks in your smoothie, no ice rocks in your margarita, and finely ground whole wheat flour every time. 

My favorite feature is the fun messages the Designer 725 says to you when you power on the machine and after you blend your smoothie. It’s a fun little touch that makes this blender. This along with the SmartBlend Technology and 3.8HP motor make the 725 my top pick out of all the Blendtec models.

Blendtec Designer 725 buttons 6 Preprogrammed cycles: Smoothie, Salsa/Dips, Frozen Treats, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Cleaning

 6 Preprogrammed cycles: Smoothie, Salsa/Dips, Frozen Treats, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Cleaning


Blendtec Professional 800


Key Features: Stealth Technology Silencing Enclosure, 6 Preprogrammed Cycles,3.8HP Motor

Great for: Those not wanting to wake everyone up with their morning smoothie, people needing an ultra quiet blender, blending enthusiast, and home chefs

Blendtec Professional 800
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Blendtec’s most quiet blender with most powerful motor. The Professional 800 model’s most noticeable feature is it’s sleek sealed sound enclosure. It may not look like much, but the Stealth Technology the enclosure is engineered with makes this the most quiet full powered blender I’ve ever used. While blending, the noise is reduced down to where I can have a normal conversation with someone standing across from me. With the Professional 800, it’s industrial-strength power doesn’t require industrial-strength noise.

Blendtec Professional 800


Speaking of power level, this blender’s is MAXIMUM. Blendtec stuck a 3.8 peak horsepower motor inside making this the absolute most powerful motor you will find in a blender anywhere. While the power level is maximum, the noise level is minimum which is something you can't find in many blenders. Gone are the days of your family waking up to song of the blender making your morning smoothie before work. The Pro 800 has 11 speed settings available on the capacitive touch slider and 6 preprogrammed food blending cycles, the most of all in the Blendtec home lineup. 


Blendtec Professional 800 Buttons 

Top: 6 Preprogrammed cycles: Mixing, Frozen Drinks, Smoothie, Frozen Treats, Whole Juice, Hot Soup

Bottom: 11 Speed Manual Slider



Chef Austin's Top Pick


Blendtec Designer 725 Chef Austin's Top Pick



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I'd have to say out of all the models, the Blendtec Designer 725 is my Top Pick. This model has all the features I want in a blender: power, problem solving technology, and an advanced interactive display. The incredible power of a 3.8 peak horsepower motor is sure to break apart even whole nutmeg seeds. The SmartBlend technology is very helpful showing me when I have a problem blending something crazy out of my kitchen. I love that the advanced display talks to me and gives me rewards just for blending. All the greatest features from each blender is combined into this one and makes the Designer 725 my top pick. 

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About Chef Austin

About the Author: 

Chef Austin Merath is Everything Kitchen's Culinary Wizard, Kitchen-Gadget Reviewer, and New-Product Tester. He studied under chefs in College of the Ozarks' Culinary Program. It's his job to make sure you choose the kitchen tools that are right for you by testing the best we have to offer. When not cooking, Austin is tinkering with computers or exploring the Ozarks with his wife Amy. Click here for his full bio.

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