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Blendtec - Classic 575 5-Speed Blender - Black

Model: UD23PA01CA-A1GP1ASKU: 9426205

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For Daily Use

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    Trobadour
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    The setup for the Blendtec Blender was a breeze. Upon opening the box, I was surprised to have only 3 components: the base housing (where the motor is), the jar, and the lid. The blade is permanently attached to the jar, preventing any leakage and facilitating the cleaning process. Everything was plug and play. The key feature of this blender is that it is multifunctional. It has several instant-press modes such as a smoothie button. The jar itself is pre-measured by cups, or milliliters. An included recipe book shows you how to make more recipes and use the blender to its fullest potential. Prior to this review, I made 2 fruit smoothies, one with frozen fruit and the other with fresh fruit. On both occasions, I pressed the smoothie button and everything was blended into a thick and savory smoothie. With the fresh fruit, I included 1 banana, 8 strawberries, 1 cup of vanilla soy milk, and 2 cups of ice. This blender has no problems blending it all in about 1 minute and a half. Next, I made a salsa to eat with some corn chips and the blender did it’s job as expected. Finally, I tried some dry vegetables to test it out as a juicer. Everything does get blended well enough to drink it but I had to use a strainer to separate the small solid pieces from the liquefied pulp, though there weren’t that many. The performance of this blender is above par. Having so many speed choices, instant button settings, and a motor as strong as the one housed in the base will make you feel like you have a blender akin to those in yogurt vendor stores. The blender surpasses my expectations. It has replaced a previous smaller blender (of an acrobatic brand) that I used to us for making my morning smoothies. The fact that the jar has a wide opening with flat walls (as opposed to a small opening with round walls that have lined ridges on the inside) make the cleaning so much easier. I have large hands and inserting my hand in a smaller container isn’t easy. Also, other brands whose jars have lined ridges on the inside hurt when washing them by hand. The price for the vacuum in terms of value is worth it if you are going to use it daily. I highly recommend this product for health conscious people who plan on using a blender daily as part of their routine. I would also recommend this for people with large hands, as cleaning feels great. I would even go as far as recommending this blender for someone who wants to start a small smoothie business. It’s that powerful and it’s that good.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Will It Blend? Heck Yes.

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    NickAtWTF
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    OK, I'll admit. Since high school when those "Will It Blend" videos came out, I've set my geeky little heart on owning one of these Blendtec blenders. And I can honestly say that: yes, it is exactly as awesome as you think it is. Unboxing: everything is recyclable. Everything. There are 3 pieces of packing that went into the box, along with 3 supplementary materials - one of which says "YOU'RE NOW IN POSSESSION OF THE WORLD'S BEST BLENDER." They're not kidding. The cord even has its own velcro strap to keep it contained. Setup: There are only 4 pieces to the blender including the base. The base (motor/controls) is not super heavy as one would expect. It's actually a decent size and weight that'll prevent tips and such, but not so heavy it'll decimate your storage area. The footing is super stable, it does not wobble in the slightest, but it doesn't take up a huge amount of real-estate either. The blade and blending bucket are all one piece. Normally I'd be a little wary because every non-detachable blender I've owned has shattered at the blade/plastic connection point. A quick note here: the detachable versions are awful. Horrible. You have to put a washer at the bottom, twist on the blade attachment, hope you got it right, and then if you didn't, you only find out after you've blended your stuff that gross rubber water and smoothie/soup is all over the base and getting into the motor. Not a problem here. And in fact, the way the blending bucket fits on top of the motor/base is incredibly smooth. The blending bucket is made out of very sturdy plastic that has a little give to it, so I'm guessing it's not going to shatter like other blenders. Even if it does, it has an 8-year warranty. When's the last time you had a blender last more than a year? Did I mention the whole thing is Made in the US? How cool is that? In use: Unlike the videos, I decided to work my way up to blending iPhones and brooms. Something edible is best. So we made milkshakes. I poured a cup of chocolate milk and two whole pints of frozen-solid chocolate ice cream in. Added in some chocolate chips. We keep it healthy in my house. Anyway, I pressed the handy "smoothie" button and a countdown timer started. About 45 seconds later (while the blender varied the speed to avoid air bubbles and such), the whole family was enjoying chocolate milkshakes that were stupidly smooth. "Honey," I said, "Can you grab me the broom?" She politely declined, so I moved on to try making some soup instead. There's no denying it: this is a super-powerful blender. The automatic settings make it a super-smart blender and I'm looking forward to making many more nigh-impossible yet edible combinations of liquids and solids that would rend mere mortal blenders asunder. My only regret is that I don't have two Blendtecs to answer the final, ultimate question: will it blend itself? TL;DR: the geeks/internet savvy in your life will love this (thanks to the amazing marketing Blendtec has done over the years). The culinary-savvy in your life will love this (thanks to the power, speed, and size). The money-savvy in your life will love this (thanks to the warranty and comparative cost). Highly recommended.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but that cost though...

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    AverageConsumer
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    To start off my needs for a blender are pretty basic as I only tend to use them for smoothie making for my morning breakfast. Please keep this in mind when reading further. Once you get this unit you are greeted with exactly what I didn't expect. This is a small gripe but the unboxing experience is poor with just the unit inside and not securely fashioned down which I've come to expect when opening up higher end.... well anything. After you remove the unit's base and blender you are greeted with a nice book which had recommendations for smoothies which I will say were good. Another con for me though had to be that it came with no attachments. When your spending this much for a unit and the units at half the cost which can perform very nicely themselves it was a huge loss to see that not even one extra blending attachment could be found. Past that we get to performance and this is where the unit truly shines. The controls are very basic to the point that I would say anyone could figure out. When I throw in my usual strawberries, bananas and a handful of ice, it handles them with ease. Quickly smoothing them up for my consumption. This is a well built machine no doubt about that. Wrapping up though for me I can't get past three small things. First, not well wrapped which for the cost I expect at the very least more cardboard to support the unit. Second, extra accessories that might fit other peoples life styles which for me would have been a smaller container with a drinkable lid for example. Finally, the one thing I thought I would get from my experience of buying more expensive appliances I thought sound would come into play. Make it quieter which honestly if they had done this I would have easily felt the cost was worth it. If all you need is a blender that will survive the years I have a feeling this is the one for you but if you feel efficiently alone isn't enough to justify price than I'd recommend keep looking around. I appreciate you reading my review and I hope it helps you choose the right one for your situation.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A blender that stands apart

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    NBCTeach05
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    My fiancé and I love to eat healthy and are big fans of anything that can be made quickly and with less hassle, so naturally we were intrigued by the idea of making a morning smoothie before running out the door. After testing out our Strawberry and Banana smoothies, we were impressed by its seamless blending and 90 second meal time. This product speeds up the process by offering 5 different speeds and a 60- and 90-second blending for simplicity. I will admit this is only my second Blender I have ever owned but it truly is a versatile appliance that I’m lucky to welcome into our kitchen. The blender is worth the price tag since it is accompanied with an 8-year warranty which makes it a great investment that offsets the price. The product’s simple electronic controls and variety of uses make it stand apart from the Vitamix blenders which can be tricky to use or figure out. The price on this blender is also more affordable in comparison to the Vitamix that reaches well over $500. The 3.0 peak horsepower motor of this product is a huge bonus in that it crushed right through everything from frozen bananas to crushed ice with ease. The cleaning of this product was easy and convenient in comparison to other blenders in that there were no sharp tiny places to clean and the majority of the work is done with soap and water. Another great aspect of this blender that makes it worth the investment is its size being small makes it easy to put under any kitchen cabinet or to travel with. This blender is definitely an appliance you could make zesty salsa for holiday parties or margaritas on a Thursday with friends. Its versatility speaks volumes. Although, this product was impressive I did feel like the user manual and instructions did fall short in a few ways. Firstly, as a first-time user of a premium quality blender, I would have liked to have more detailed instructions on what each electronic control does with specifics. The manual is mostly compiled with recipes from everything from smoothies to soups which is a nice touch. however, more knowledge of the electronic controls to make the desired recipe would be more user friendly. The Blendtec is pretty loud which did make our dog feel slightly unnerved, however, it got the job done and made a wonderfully smooth blend. The price of this item is on the higher side, but its easy cleaning, simple electronic controls and 8-year warranty make it a must-have item. This blender is an ideal kitchen appliance for any young couple or someone purely looking to make healthier choices in their life. Its reasonable size makes it easy to leave out on the counter, if one desires, or is easy enough to store in a cabinet. This blender has truly made me say goodbye to my old baby blender, which is now tucked under our cabinet, and embrace its new powerful older sister, The Blendtec. I recommend this product and I cannot wait to try out more recipes with it in the future.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Blender - Could Use Accessories

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    mikeheel
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    The Blendtec Classic Series 575 is a nice blender that I wish came with some accessories. When I opened the box, I have to admit I was disappointed to find just one big four-sided jar/container. I had hoped to find smaller smoothie cups and a spiralizer or similar.  No accessories are included in the box, and there are a precious few options available from Blendtec, if interested. But what the Blendtec lacks in versatility, it makes up for in power and efficiency. This is a truly excellent blender. With a three horsepower motor and 1575 watts of power, the Blendtec chews through anything you throw at it quickly. As a result, soups are super and smoothies are smoother. Despite the added power, the Blendtec is not terribly loud.  In terms of how finely it blends, it is on par or better than any other blender I've ever used. The Blendtec controls are a little bit old-school, but you have several pre-programmed settings and smooth touch controls that make cleanup a breeze.  Blendtec also includes a handy cookbook for your reference. There are some good ideas in there. Specs, per Blendtec: Touchpad controls - Enable simple operation and easy cleaning. 1575W, 3.0 peak horsepower motor - Delivers quiet, powerful blending. 5 speeds - With a pulse function perform a variety of blending tasks. 44-oz. FourSide jar - Allows you to make several drinks or smoothies at once. Preprogrammed blending cycles - For smoothies, cleaning and 60- and 90-second blending offer multiple blending options. Illuminated LCD timer - Displays remaining time on blends at a glance. I have to admit I prefer more modern controls, but there is something about the design that says quality, and I like it more than I would have anticipated.  Regardless, if function is more important than form, the Blendtec 575 is an excellent blender that should be on your short-list, especially since it's on sale right now. If I liked the controls more and it had more accessories, this would be my favorite blender.  As it is, it's still a strong contender.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Solid and Powerful Blender

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    Surely the biggest selling point for the Blendtec Classic 575 blender is the 3 HP (peak) motor (1560 watt). It is quite loud but it delivers power to its contents like no blender I have ever owned. The blender rests on friction pads that looked a little small to me but it never budges during operation so I’m OK with that. The four-sided blending vessel is large enough to be able to reach in with a spatula to coax-out even the thickest ingredients. Operation is simple and intuitive - there are 11 buttons: pulse, five predetermined speeds, smoothie mode, 60 seconds, 90 seconds, stop, and cleaning mode (this is definitely not a dishwasher-friendly blender). The vessel fits the base very well and the lid fits snugly on top. There is an insert in the lid that can be removed to add ingredients while the blender is operating - I like that the insert has air ports on four sides (see photo) to insure that, for example, blending a hot soup doesn’t build-up pressure and blow the whole lid off the container. This is genuinely a restaurant-quality blender - it is even NSF certified (see photo). Surely people who could benefit from a blender like this won’t be interested in the recipe book and that’s good because the recipe book that came with it is an embarrassment. There’s no doubt that Blendtec is competing with Vitamix products - both have great selling points and I’m sure that any differences you might notice will be about style and not substance. This is a rock-solid blender!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Functional, and Straight to the Point

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    Mark
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    This blender is simple and functional, it includes (in box) a owners manual with recipes, four side jar, and the actual blender. The blender doesn't catch your eye like other blenders do, but it does a really really good job. It comes in 5 speeds, it has preset options for smoothies, pulse, 60 sec or 90 sec, and a clean option. You can also change the speeds from low to high, and of course a stop button if you would like to stop half way through the default setting speeds. I used this blender to crush ice and a smoothie as well. I was surprised how well, fast, easy this blender took care of the job, by the time i pressed the stop button the jar was filled with ice, i couldn't see how much was crushed since it was spinning so fast. The blender itself looks well built, looks sturdy as well, industrial like. It's not a light blender, it weights almost 10 pounds. I don't like that the stop does not come with a lock options, its more like a plastic rubber like cover that can easily be removed without force, it kind of locks but it's not child proof, although i don't have kids of my own i can see how this would be a problem. I also don't like that the jar can easily be removed, it doesn't lock like other blender, you can literally just remove it from the base, which kind of surprised me, but once again i am not planning on doing this any way but just thought i bring it up for this review. I feel like that will be a great addition to any kitchen but since it's sturdy i can see this being in a small business kitchen. For example my mom owns a soft serve ice cream parlor, and she constantly make smoothies, and yogurts for her business, she was really impressed with this blended and how fast it did some smoothies, she also liked how simple it was to use, additionally she liked the jar can easily be removed (fast paced environment). I ended up giving her the blender for her business, but i will be buying another one for me as well. Don't let the price scare you away, this is actually a really good blender that won't disappoint, its functional, easy to use, and straight to the point. It doesn't have a lot of accessories like other options but it definitely feels reliable, and it would last me a long time, so that's why i gave it 5 stars. I would recommend for anyone!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good blender

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    Honestreviewer151987
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    We like making smoothies and it is a challenge to find a machine that can fully liquify two cups of frozen strawberries. 1. Horsepower - The Blendtec has 3.0 peak HP that works really well for hard contents 2. Tamper - The Blendtec's 3 hp will usually blend everything without any pushing. The Vitamix requires use of the tamper if you blend things like frozen fruits, apples, etc. This requires you to stand there for about 30 seconds longer, or less, to use the tamper. 3. Lid - the lid never pops off, vitamix lid has a large hole, where the tamper fits through, or a cap fits in securely, where you can add ingredients without removing the lid. The Blendtec has a tiny hole for ventilation, through which liquids squirt upward. 4. Container. The Blendtec has the better container. It has flat sides, which are easy to clean of the finished drink, or thick nut butters, etc. The Vitamix container has an uneven surface, which is hard to get finished products entirely off of. 5. Cleaning - Blendtec cleans easily. Add water & detergent, blend for a few seconds, rinse. 6. Noise - Very loud. Very. I put mine on a rubber mat to reduce the noise. 8. Blendtec could definitely be preferred for travel. 9. The Vitamix controls are variable. The Blendtec has programmable buttons. If I need a smoothie to run for 2 minutes, I have to look at the clock, or set my timer on the microwave. 10. Owner's manual - The Blendtec manual is pathetic. You need a good book while getting acquainted with your blender. 11. The Blendtec really needs to work on their recipes. 12. Flour - The Blendtec will blend flours in the original container.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for making smoothies

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    cinsteadofak
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    Years ago, I watched “Will it Blend?” and was in awe of what the Blendtec blender could decimate into powder. Now after owning the Vitamix Explorian Series E310, I was excited to find out how the Blendtec Classic Series 575 compared. I’ve concluded that both blenders are awesome, but I use one over the other for different tasks. Construction This blender base is made of plastic, with no rubber mat for the container to sit on snuggly. I also noticed the lack of a bottom weight, which led to more rocking from the container than I noticed with the Vitamix. I liked how the Blendtec chose to use blunt blades, so there is never any need to sharpen them. Functions I love that the Blendtec has an on/off switch on the back. This switch allows the user to have more control of the blending options. The Blendtec also has 4 separate features, other than the pulse and various speeds. The smoothie feature varies the speed during the cycle; as such, it doesn’t require a tamper or adds air to the mix. There are two timed features at 60 and 90 seconds intervals. Lastly, there is a clean feature to allow you to clean the container on the base. Mixing Due to the smoothie feature, the Blendtec was able to create a well mixed smoothie without the added foam that other blenders make. I also found that scraping the contents out of the container was easily done, since the Blendtec only has two blades. Unfortunately, I did not have a great experience blending thicker ingredients, as it had less movement within the container and resulted in a slightly chunkier mix than what I experienced with the Vitamix. I believe including a tamper would help solve this problem, but Blendtec does not favor tampers. They do sell a separate container that aids in blending, however. Conclusion If you are looking for the best blender for use with mostly smoothies and can only afford to have one high-end blender, then the Blendtec Classic Series 575 is it. If you need to blend any thick items, such as almond butter, I would recommend a blender that includes a tamper.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely powerful and very easy to clean!

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    Orion
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    The Blendtec Classic Series 575 blender is a fantastic beast! This blender has a lot of power with it’s 1575W, 3.0 peak horsepower motor, it should be able to tackle any job you can throw at it. From nut butters to smoothies, frozen treats to hot soup, this Blendtec can do it all. Please note that this blender is of professional quality and has an all-metal drive train for lasting durability and an 8 year warranty however the manual says that commercial use will void the warranty, something to keep in mind incase you want to purchase this for a small business. I love how easy this unit is to clean. The two blades, which are permanently attached to the jar, are dull wing-tip blades. Having dull blades means you don’t have to worry about cutting yourself when hand washing the jar. Even if food gets stuck under the blades it’s extremely easy to clean! The base has a flat surface electronic control panel that makes it easy to wipe down with a warm damp cloth. No dials or knobs to clean around and behind on this blender. Don’t let the dull blades fool you though, with the rotational force from the 1575 watt motor, there is enough power to pulverize any ingredient you put into it without needing to be chopped up by sharp blades. I really like having the preprogrammed, one-button blending cycles available on this blender and I like that there is a small LED panel indicating how much time is left on the cycle. I also like that there is an on/off switch on the back of the base which allows you to keep it plugged in if you plan to use it daily or more frequently. The lid that comes with the included jar isn’t my favorite, it fits snugly onto the jar however I did notice some minor splash/leakage from the sides of the lid and from the center clear vented lid. It was very minor but worth mentioning. All and all this is an great blender with amazing power that should last you many years! I will definitely recommend this to friends and family.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you BlendTec, They will Come.

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    OmieOne
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    I’d heard about this blender before from the “Will It Blend?” folks, and while I was impressed by its power, I honestly thought it was a little gimmicky and didn’t know what it would be like as a blender for actual food. I was surprised to see that the blades were not sharp at all, as they had been for every other blender I’ve owned in the past, although I can certainly see how this would make it safer to clean. Wow. Power is this blender’s middle name. It is a touch on the loud side, but this motor has got some serious juice! It has absolutely no problem blending to mush fibrous vegetable matter that has been known to kill some of my previous (cheaper) blenders. If you are going to make any smoothies, however, I seriously recommend that you put a bare minimum of 12oz of fluid into the bottom of your blender. Otherwise, you could end up with a cavitation bubble, which both isn’t good for your blender and means that nothing is getting pulled down to the blades. Cleanup for this blender is advertised as nothing more than adding some water and a single drop of dish soap. While this is good enough for cleaning any water-soluble messes, if you have used anything that is oily, such as avocados, peanut butter, or any oils or butters, these cleanup directions will leave your jug cloudy. Best to get a little soap on a sponge and give it a light wipe-down and rinse. Still, not a labor-intensive endeavor. There are many recipes on Blendtec’s website. I have made the potato leek soup as well as the butternut squash soup, and both are amazing. The blender does a great job pureeing all the veggies into a nice smooth soup. The recipes are quite tasty as well! Far from being gimmicky, the Blendtec blender has far exceeded my expectations.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful blender and easy to use

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    I think this blender has a lot to offer, especially over the cheap blenders that just don't have enough power. This blendtec blender has a powerful 3.0 hp motor that really does provide the power for blending frozen items in smoothies and the like. I like that this product is engineered and assembled in the United States and comes with an eight year warranty. It's design is straight forward and easy to use once you scan the included manual and quickly figure out what each of the buttons is programmed to do. There is a smoothie button that looks like a glass, two timed cycle buttons of 60 and 90 seconds and a button for an automatic cleaning cycle. Along with these are the typical buttons for incremental speeds and pulse action. The blender display shows the time for each cycle and will count down as it blends. There is one small design aspect to the blender jar that I would change. The handle is part of the form of the jar which is probably good for long term durability, but I don't care for the fact that the handle is hollow. After washing it is not really practical to dry the inside, hollow part of the handle with a towel so I'd imagine it may look a little spotted with air drying. Like I said, it is a minor design thing that I would prefer a solid handle myself. Also, I'm a little surprised they don't provide a tamper that goes through the lid to move around frozen ingredients, but perhaps that is unnecessary once one gets down the proportions of liquid, solid and frozen. I took a look at the blendtec website and there are a lot of recipes on there that look quite good. We will have to try some of these out. Thumbs up for this blender if you can get it on sale for a good price compared to paying retail price.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Solid Blender!

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    Out of the box, it looks like a very sleek and well "classic" blender. The design definitely wont wow most people. But what can you expect from something that is called a "classic" The beauty in this blender is in the performance. After you take it out of the box, you will be up and running in no time. The unit is pretty straightforward, but always a good idea to do a quick scan over the manual just to be safe. I have owned tons of cheap blenders over the years. You know the ones, the $50 ones that you get at the big box stores that can barely chop up ice cubes for a drink. I can tall you this is NOT one of those blenders! This will probably surprise most people who have never used a higher end blender at just how much power it has. One of the cool features i like about this blender is the pre-programmed functions. I will make myself smoothies all the time and usually use pretty much the same ingredients. With this blender, you just throw in all your ingredients, press one button, and it does all the work for you! This thing also has plenty of power to crush ice, turn grains into dust, and also gentle enough to make a little salsa or dip for your parties. There are 5 total speed settings in all. Another awesome feature is the cleanup. Put in some water and soap, and press the button with the little water droplet on it and the machine will be cleaned in no time automatically. No more sticking your hands in there trying to clean it and potentially injuring yourself on the blade. Overall, I think this blender would fit in with every household! Easy to do the everyday tasks, and powerful enough to do lots of other things you didn't even know you could do!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SUPER MULTI-PURPOSE APPLIANCE FOR SURE!

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    This Mega Powered Blender is More Than Just Any Ordinary Blender! It is a Super Kitchen Appliance All-In-One Machine With POWER It Has 5 Different Incremental Speeds To Choose From, Including A Pulse Feature (which to me is a must have) Each of the Speeds Are Programmed To Simply Touch and it Runs 50 Seconds But You Can Change "Jump Around" From Any Speed At Any Time. Go Back & Forth Between Speeds As You Need. No Need To Wait. There Are Also 4 Preprogrammed Cycles Which Are: -Smoothie (and it works perfect everytime I will attest) -60 Seconds -90 Seconds and -CLEAN - Boy What A Time Saver Clean Is!! Just Add A Little Dishwashing Detergent, Hit CLEAN, Wait Until Done Then Rinse and You're Good To Go. Very Simple & Time Saving. *Machine Is Also Dishwasher Safe As Well You Can Dump A Bunch Of ICE In and The Next Thing You Know, You Will Have A Batch of "Soft Snow"!! Perfect For Snow Cones or Some of Your Favorite Drinks. OR Even ICE CREAM Another Super Benefit of This Blendtec 575 is That You Get AN 8 YEAR WARRANTY! To Me, That Tells Me That Not Only The Company Stands Behind The Machine But Also That I Know I Will Be Using This For Years To Come! It Already Has Paid For Itself To Me So, I Will Be Happy To See It Still On My Kitchen Counter For Years To Come.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful blender!

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    Maggie
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    This blender packs a punch...the first time I used it, I thought it was going to jump right off the counter! I needed to get used to the speed. I considered getting the Ninja Mega, which is $100 cheaper, but I chose the Blendtec because of its blade. The blade in the Blendtec is not sharp like other blenders, which makes it less dangerous when cleaning this blender. It has a self-cleaning feature, which I love. All you do is put a few drops of dish soap and fill it up halfway with water, put it back on the base, then press the “clean” button (which is the button that has a picture of a soapy drop). Makes cleaning way easy! I like that you can make soup right in the blender too. I mainly use it for smoothies and to make snow cones for the kids. This blender turns ice cubes into snow in a matter of seconds! The best part is that the warranty is something like 7 or 10 years, which is way longer than the usual one year warranty on majority of the blenders on the market.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and strong blender!

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    Really great blender. I love the digital display and the touch buttons. You have manual strengths, pulse, 60 and 90 seconds, smoothie and dry. At the beginning the motors smelled a little bit, but the odor went away, I guess its the strong motor breaking in. Remember to wash the plastic-plexi? Jar the first time. The blades are non sharp (no cut fingers) however I don't know how it works its magic but so far nothing has been able to beat this blender. I have even chopped some dry nuts lol. It comes with a very scarce manual, which is more of a recipe book. I tried the tomatillo sauce recipe it comes with and it was amazing!!! I highly recommend this blender to anyone looking to make from simple smoothies to complex cooking, you won't be dissapointed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Blender I've Ever Owned

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    My wife and I have been through a number of blenders over the years..and just came to the conclusion that all blenders were kind of cheesy and not built to last. Well, Blendtec has changed our thinking with their Classic Series 575 Blender. Right out of the package, the build quality and design is noticeable. To me, it feels like something a commercial user might purchase. We've been putting it through the paces making everything from frozen margaritas to squash soup and it does the job without fail. It offers multi-speed settings and a number of manual and preprogrammed cycles for making just about anything the user can imagine! Pros: - Large, 44 oz container with easy to read measurements and super easy to clean - Multiple speed and cycle settings - Overall build quality - Great warranty Cons: - A little on the loud side when cranked to full power, but nothing worse than any other blender out there. Overall, I would certainly recommend the Blendtec Classic 575 Blender to anyone looking for a blender solution. It will not disappoint!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Industrial strength!

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    dsjjfgrn
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    Don’t be fooled into thinking this is “just a blender.” On first glance, it looks like just another cheap blender; maybe that’s because it doesn’t *need* to look flashy. I was initially disappointed that the pitcher was plastic, until I felt how beefy it was. I was concerned about the handle, but it’s reinforced design looks like it’s nothing to worry about. Then, there is that strange blade. I actually thought mine was defective because it wasn’t sharp, like every blender blade I have ever seen. Come to find out, this is by design, and for whatever engineering/physics reasons, it works. This bad boy does it all, including perfect ice for drinks, snow-cones, etc. The consistency was like snow! The varying speeds allow for simple mixing, normal blending, and pulverizing the heck out of whatever you need reduced to mush. The only caveat to this unit is the noise. All that power comes at a price. This is not an appliance for making a post-workout smoothie at dawn while the rest of the family sleeps, unless you want it to double as an alarm clock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, Powerful Blender!

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    stangapds
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    This Blendtec certainly lives up to it's name! This thing will power right through anything! This is hands down the most powerful blender I've ever owned. The blender is nice and sleek, easy to clean, and will probably blend just about anything you could think of! It also has a pretty nifty clean cycle which is a bonus. For the reputation of the company, I was surprised at how let down I was on the packaging and instructions for the blender. The motor base had blown 2 corners out of the formed cardboard support inside the box, and there were extremely limited instructions included in the booklet with the blender. I know it's not too difficult to figure out which button does what, but the only place where the buttons were explained was on the box, not even on the included documentation. The blender certainly has pretty straight forward controls, but some extra documentation wouldn't hurt anything. Overall I would certainly recommend this blender to anyone, it's easy to use, simple to clean, and blends your ingredients perfectly.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely more than a blender

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    RandallFlagg
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    I've owned an old stainless steel vitamix for years and I've just gotten the Classic 575. It seems to compare nicely to the vitamix unit except that like everything else, it's got a lot of plastic. That said, it works great, has a lot of power and the controls are easy to understand. There's a nice little led counter that counts down the time left during the selected cycle. It has the smooth options as well as a 60 and 90 second cycle and a wash cycle. You can also use the 5 speed controls from low to high in manual mode. Finally there's a pulse button that we all probably use. If there is one downside, it's the manual. It has a few recipes, then repeats them in other languages. It refers you to the website for other recipes. It appears there are a lot of them there. The one thing I couldn't find on the website was a downloadable manual. I had to decipher the buttons myself, most of which were simple, but the wash one was something to figure out. All in all, I think this will be a great addition to my kitchen and would be in yours as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend