How to Determine which Blendtec Blender to get
Below is a video which will enable you to make an easy decision on which carafe combination to get with the Blendtec Blender.
Blendtec JUST CAME OUT with a
discounted package, in which you can get the standard 2qt carafe PLUS the
3qt carafe with the 4-inch blade!!! I feel that this is the IDEAL
discount package from them. I personally love having multiple carafes for
my HIGH-SPEED blender and when I can get two like this in a packaged
discounted deal, I am STOKED!!! As you may already know, I use the 3qt
carafe (4″ blade) most of the time. However, I also like to use the 2qt
carafe for things like grounding down flax seeds or nuts. I love having a
second carafe on hand, as sometimes I want to blend two different items for
one meal, or I am looking for a vessel to pour something into, so having
the second carafe makes my life much easier
For those of
you who are NEW to our newsletter, in the Raw Foods Community there
has long been a debate about which is the BEST High-Speed Blender to
get… the Vitamix or the Blendtec? They both have their advantages, such
as the Vitamix comes with a ‘tamper’/pusher and the Blendtec is digital and
has a higher horsepower, in most cases. Whichever one of these blenders
that you chose in the past was pretty much a good decision… UNTIL
Blendtec recently came out with the larger carafe
(3qt/96oz which is larger than their 2qt/64oz) with a longer blade (4
inches rather than 3 inches), which will fit onto any Blendtec Blender
base. This discovery is HUGE!!!… and the benefits are
MANY!!!. The top three benefits of this new container in my opinion
are that it doesn’t oxidize the food nearly as much, it is the most
effective blender for rapidly blending food down to a liquid form, and it
is BPA FREE.
Whenever we blend down any harder to blend
foods in the Vitamix or the Blendtec with the 3 inch blade carafe,
the contents get a bit heated up in the blending process. However, when
using this new larger carafe, in almost ALL CASES the food remains
cold after blending. Additionally, we did two comparison tests between the
Vitamix, the Blendtec with the smaller carafe and the Blendtec with the
larger carafe. In the first comparison test we used apples and in the
second one we used vegetables. In BOTH instances, the contents of
the Blendtec with the larger carafe were less oxidized (the color of the
food contents didn’t turn brownish quickly, as with the other blenders).
You can see this color contrast in the video below.
The reason why the Blendtec with the larger
carafe oxidizes less is due to the longer 4 inch blade with the wider space
at the bottom of the carafe. The 4 inch blade breaks down the food SO
FAST and it requires less spinning revolutions to do this job, compared
to the other blender options. There is more space at the bottom of the
larger carafe for the food to sit, so it falls down into the blade area
easily, evenly and gets broken down rapidly, without getting heated up over
and over again as it spins, as can happen with the others. Additionally,
the new carafe has a patented 5-sided jar, which produces a better blending
vortex. It is AMAZING how fast the food contents break down into a
liquid consistency with this carafe - we LOVE it!
we make blended salads/energy soup with lots of leafy greens, normally we
have to use the “pusher” in the Vitamix to get it to blend well, or we have
to shake the Blendtec with the smaller carafe endlessly to get it going
properly… AND… the contents always end up a bit heated. This
new Blendtec with the larger carafe, breaks down these types of blended
salads almost effortlessly every single time and the food contents come out
COLD in almost every single instance. I have been surprised on many
occasions when blending food items that would normally have been heated up
in another high-speed blender, which come out cold to my tongue after
blending in this Blendtec with the large carafe and 4 inch blade.
The larger carafe of course also has the capacity to blend more food
contents all AT ONE TIME!… and due to the larger blade and
spaciousness at the bottom of the carafe, it never seems overloaded as can
happen with the other high-speed blenders. When you overload a Vitamix or
the Blendtec with the smaller carafe, you are pretty much guaranteed to end
up with food contents that are heated up and oxidized. This heating is
extremely rare with the Blendtec with the larger carafe.
my opinion NO HIGH-SPEED blender currently compares to the Blendtec
Blender with the larger carafe and 4 inch blade. The video comparison
above, hopefully make this obvious to you too.
If you are
interested in purchasing the Blendtec Blender that comes with the two
carafes, you can do so by clicking HERE.
I LOVE how the larger carafe is so SPACIOUS!!!
It is so easy to get the food out of the bottom of it… especially
compared to the Vitamix. This wider bottom easily allows all the food to
fall down around the blade evenly. It’s quite amazing. This new model
IS the NEW highest standard for high-speed blenders in my
opinion… and I am SURE that you won’t regret it, if you decide to
purchase one. This SHOWS you how much I believe in the benefits of
this new blender.
To sum it all up… The Blendtec with
the larger carafe and longer blade blends the food contents faster and more
effectively, it has the capacity to hold more and blend more food (without
heating up ), the food oxidizes less and comes out cooler, and it is
easier to get the food out of the carafe due to all the spaciousness!
You can purchase these Blendtec wonders by clicking HERE.