Whirl! Stir! Chop! Cook! Grind! Puree! Heat! Drink! Eat!
Tom Dickson, the creator of Blendtec, is our new culinary YouTube gadget guru. And legend has it that even before his "Will It Blend"? series went viral on YouTube (and yes readers you must watch it!), Tom Dickson, an engineer and inventor, was blending 2x2s with his blenders to determine their capabilities. His mission: to invent the world's most powerful blender. In our opinion, "mission accomplished"! Although we hesitate to use our Blendtec on non-edibles, you'll have to watch his videos to see this, we certainly are fearless when it comes to anything edible. The machine is powerful.
The Blendtec Designer 725, has been called "the world's smartest residential blender and the first operated entirely by touchscreen". The Designer 725 advances Blendtec's "blender with a brain" abilities with industry‐first features that offer unprecedented control over the blending process.
And what about Tom Dickson? His engineering mind is still inventing and the company continues enhancing, expanding and innovating. Some have called the world of Blendtec, and its engineering team a "torture chamber" due to the blender's super power. We think that it is an amazing kitchen tool.
- Patented five‐sided Wildside+blending jar that makes smoothies in as little as 14 seconds
- Patented blunt safety blade that is 80% thicker and 10 times stronger than competitors to avoid breaking or cut fingers
- 1725 watt motor – the most powerful in residential blending – that reduces blending time and increases safety by handling hard foods like ice and frozen fruit without risk of blade breakage
- Engineered and assembled in the USA at the company's Orem, Utah facility.
- 8-year warranty
- Clean up – Hot water and soap with the blender on. More good news- Blendtec states that it is okay to put their jar in the dishwasher. YAY!
- Fits under most cabinets
We tested two different jars:
The Blendtec Twister Jar
- Makes thick purees and small volume dishes with "twister lid and tines", the food can be directed into the blades while blending. Designed for ultra-thick recipes
- Twister Lid features tines that rotate and push ingredients off the side
- Easy-to-read jar markings up to 16 ounces
- Made from impact-resistant, BPA-free polyester
- Compatible with all Blendtec consumer blenders
The Twister jar is ideal for foods like bread & cookie crumbs, nut butters, hummus, baby food, dips, and dressings. To use the jar, simply add ingredients and twist the lid counter-clockwise while the blend cycle is running. This twisting motion forces the ingredients from the sides of the jar into the blade, allowing you to achieve a smooth blend. Also included- is the special Blendtec spatula-engineered specifically for the Twister to get nearly every morsel out of your jar.
The WildSide+ Jar for larger blends
The WildSide+ jar maximizes blending performance.
The blunt safety blade is 80% thicker and ten times stronger than other blades
Patented fifth side allows for bigger, faster blends
The WildSide+ is ideal for larger blends, high-volume recipes
It is recommended for soup, bread dough, smoothies, dips and batters
Our new Blendtec is on our counter at the ready. We have had it since April, and below are some examples of what we have blended so far. We have kept our Blendtec jars parve, however we are tempted to order another jar for our dairy creations.
Some of the foods that we have made in our Blendtec (and we are just beginning) are:
Lemon Hummus – Once you make your own hummus, it is hard to go back to pre-made
Strawberry-Banana Smoothies, Parve milk shakes and ice cream
Almond butter, Almond milk, Peanut butter
Matzo Meal (We made this for Passover. Used whole matzos)
Oat flour (Blended regular dry oatmeal and added it to our chocolate chip cookies)
Chimichurri sauce, Pesto, Guacamole
Corn Soup, Borscht, Vegetarian Minestrone Soup, Gazpacho
Apple sauce, Aioli, Mayonnaise, Mango salsa, Cranberry orange relish
Brownies, Chocolate Mousse
Lemonade- with whole lemons
Powdered sugar from granulated sugar
Do share YOUR favorite Blendtec and blender recipes with us. If you would like any of the above listed recipes, just let us know.
Watch the Blendtec make lemonade. Will it Blend whole lemons?: