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Blendtec Blender – Project 365: Day 149

Blendtec BlenderA few years ago we bought a Blendtec Blender.  It was awesome and had so much power it could power through almost anything we threw at it.  You can view all kinds of interesting blending events at the Blendtec site where they blend things like an iPhone 4 and even an iPad (yes, they do blend).

While the blender was excellent in that it easily made fresh fruit smoothies, crushed ice like nobodies business and even blended and cooked soup we discovered that the jar had a few design flaws.  We went through 2 of them with both malfunctioning at the seal.  They ended up leaking and the last one even put bits of oil and plastic into what we were blending.  Not good.

So when we saw the Blendtec display at Costco today I noticed they had a new design for the jar I was curious and skeptical at the same time.  But curiosity got the best of me and I picked one up.  These were touted as a new design that was BPA free.  I hadn’t even realized that the previous versions we were using had contained BPA’s.

So tonight we made fruit smoothies to break in the new jar.  And I’m happy that they are now BPA free smoothies, an added bonus.  The kids love them and they are healthy.  In fact we’ve used the blender to make smoothies that hide vegetables that the kids normally wouldn’t eat, like carrots, spinach and other leafy vegetables.  Blend them up with the sweet fruit and juice and they never even know that they are getting a serving of vegetables at the same time.

Whether this jar will go the distance or fail like the previous two remains to be seen.  It came with a 1 year warranty so if it is going to fail hopefully it will do so within that time frame.  I know that this jar will get plenty of use as the summer heat continues and the local fresh fruits and vegetables continue to ripen.

Would I recommend the Blendtec?  Despite the failure of 2 jars I still really like this blender.  Yes, it’s expensive but it out performs anything else we have used.  If you have this blender I would love to hear what your experience has been like.

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