Hey guys – my name is Carver Hill and I’ve made it my life’s misson to help change the world through diet and exercise and what has worked for me. And one question I always get – which is better – Blendtec vs Vitamix? I’ve broken it down into 6 main points that you’ll read below.
Blendtec and Vitamix home blenders are renowned worldwide for their superb blending capabilities and both are great blenders. This blog is to inform you of the differences to let you decide which is best for you…
Engineering and Technology
Engineering and technology are key features for analysis when matching up the Blendtec against the Vitamix. The Blendtec comes with a variety of automated blending cycles and is specially designed not only to produce top-quality results consistently, but also provide specific blends as per your ingredients and the preferred final outcome. Vitamix, on the other hand, is manually operated and comes with variable speed dials to give you more control. In addition, it allows you to make specific alterations during the blending procedure, making it the ideal blender for food processing.
Often, the Blendtec home blender is relatively cheaper than the Vitamix in most stores, both off-line and online. Depending on the store, Blendtec prices may begin from between $350-$400. Some stores offer their clients free shipping and the prices may or may not include taxes.
Size and Design
The Blendtec home blender is more compact and streamlined than the Vitamix. It stands at 15.5 inches, a good 5 inches shorter than the Vitamix. Therefore, if you are conscious about space, the Blendtec blender would be the perfect choice as it would fit below most typical cabinets. Below are the normal dimesiions for the two blenders:
- The the Blendtec home blenders are 15.5″ x 7″ x 8″
– The VitaMix home blenders are 20.5″ x 7.25″ x 8.75″
Vitamix will give you a full 7-year warranty for their home blenders. This goes to show the level of confidence they have in their products. They also offer a money back trial period for a month for models such as the VitaMix 5200. Blendtec will give you a 3-year warranty on your blender’s carafe and motor. A lifetime warranty is given on the blade. Nevertheless, both companies will honor their respective warranties without any maneuver.
Both blenders come with a blending carafe. The Blendtec has the innovative 96oz. BPA-Free copolyster WILDSIDE carafe or a 64oz. BPA-Free copolyster carafe, depending on the package option you go for. You will not need any extra carafe to knead dough or grind your grains when using the Blendtec. In contrast, the Vitamix has a UL Approved 64oz. BPA-Free copolyster carafe and a quadruple Stainless Steel edge. The Vitamix has a detached dry blade container, which will be required for kneading your dough and grinding grain.
Both blenders have sufficient power to blend sauces and soups, grind seed/grains, and blend vegetables and whole fruits into a nutritious, wholesome smoothie. However, some models may have a marginal advantage over the other. For instance, the Blendtec-HP3-A motor has 3HP/13AMP/1560Watts, while the Vitamix’ motor is 2HP/11.5AMP/1380Watts.
From the above points, it is evident that both blenders have their own strong points making it difficult for one to decide on an outright winner. But, no matter what choice you make, you can be always assured that you will get a top of the range product.