Which blender will work best for you? Blendtec vs Vitamix
After an extensive research and experimentation with a number of blenders that are available in the market, I have concluded that there are two blenders which are on the top: the Vitamix and the Blendtec. Both have some pretty amazing features that make them stand out from the crowd. I have reviewed and compared both the blenders according to certain categories which are explained below.
Okay, so honestly both the blenders are expensive but totally worth the price. Vitamix cost around $449 and Blendtec cost almost $454. I was a little hesitant in investing that much money on blenders but then again I am no ordinary blender user, I am a blender addict (if there is such a thing!) because I use blender more than I use my stove which means that typically I use a blender 4-5 times a day. So for such a frequent use my demand for performance and quality is set at a very high standard and luckily neither Vitamix nor Blendtec has disappointed me in these cases even if at a high price.
The Vitamix 5200 blender has a 2 peak HP (Horsepower) motor whereas Blendtec features a 3 peak HP. Though Blendtec seems more powerful I did not notice any significant difference in the resulting product of both the blenders, that is, my smoothie was as creamy and consistent from Vitamix as it was from Blendtec. So there is no big difference in this regard.
When it comes to the size of the blender, I think Blendtec has a lead. It is fifteen and half inch tall which easily fits a kitchen cabinet. On the other hand, Vitamix is a bit bigger being twenty and a half inches tall so it would require more space and might not fit the cabinet.
However I don’t think that it is such a big issue. Both the blenders are so beautiful that you should put them in focus instead of hiding them in cabinets. In fact I would always place my blender where I can access it at ease, so no cabinets for me.
This is a very important aspect when comparing the two blenders as there are significant differences between the two in this regard. The Vitamix 5200 has a switch and dial interface which give you a greater control of the blender. However I find it hard to clean with the raised buttons and all. That’s the reason I like Blendtec more in this regard because it features a Touch user interface. There are no buttons, just lighted icons on the surface which one has to touch to start the blending. Another plus point of Blendtec is that it has preprogrammed blending cycles for various items one wants to make, like, if I want to make yougurt, there is a button for it which I will press and that’s it. Blendtech will work on its own and will stop automatically when the blending is complete, delivering me a consistent product every time without much of my involvement. I love this feature.
Both the blenders deliver the best outcome whether it is a green smoothie or an ice cream or any dip. I did not find any difference between the performances of two. For me both are the kings of the club. Both perform efficiently and lead to minimum wastage of ingredients especially the fruits and vegetables which are often ruthlessly wasted in the blending process.
So for me both are high quality blenders with almost similar performance. I can’t say which one is the best though you may select your blender based on the subtle differences between the two. Though whichever one you pick, you won’t be disappointed.
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