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[Amazon.ca] Blendtec Classic 575 Blender - 299.99

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[Amazon.ca] Blendtec Classic 575 Blender - 299.99

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Is this Blendtec better than the Explorian 310 from Vitamix?
Its MSRP looks higher and it's currently less expensive than the Vitamix.

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Screenshot_2020-12-14 Vitamix Explorian E310 vs Blendtec Classic 575 Side-by-Side Blender Comparison.png
The Vitamix Explorian E310 is a significantly better multi-purpose blender than the Blendtec Classic 575.
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iggy666 wrote: Is this Blendtec better than the Explorian 310 from Vitamix?
Its MSRP looks higher and it's currently less expensive than the Vitamix.
It's debatable, but the two factors that would lean me towards the Blendtec are the lower price and the one extra year of warranty.

When I bought my Blendtec 625, I had it side by side with a Vitamix 2-speed blender. I only compared the two for smoothie making which is 90% + of my use, but I felt the Blendtec did a better job (I do see that Rtings.com says the opposite). The Vitamix looks and feels like it is built better, but I have had my Blendtec now for about 4 years and no regrets.
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iggy666 wrote: Is this Blendtec better than the Explorian 310 from Vitamix?
Its MSRP looks higher and it's currently less expensive than the Vitamix.

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Screenshot_2020-12-14 Vitamix Explorian E310 vs Blendtec Classic 575 Side-by-Side Blender Comparison.png
Not having a tamper with the Blendtec severely limits it use if you plan to make “Nice cream” and almond butters etc. Guessing if it’s just for smoothies you might be satisfied with either.
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Do Vitamix plastic still break?

My wife doesn't want to use the Blendtec we have cause it's harder to clean than our smaller blender lol.
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WhatsTheRush wrote: Not having a tamper with the Blendtec severely limits it use if you plan to make “Nice cream” and almond butters etc. Guessing if it’s just for smoothies you might be satisfied with either.
Having a tamper is certainly better than not having one, but Blendtec does make the twister jar that has blades that scrape the sides for exactly the types of things you mention.
alanbrenton wrote: Do Vitamix plastic still break?

My wife doesn't want to use the Blendtec we have cause it's harder to clean than our smaller blender lol.
What do you mean by break? I've heard of some jars leaking at the bottom where the blades are, but never cracking or shattering. There are two types of main jars that Blendtec makes - the fourside jar and the wildside+. The one in the OP includes the wildside+ jar which is wider (easier to clean) and superior in every way to the fourside jar from my experience. I use a bottle brush to clean the jar.
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SizzleChest wrote: Having a tamper is certainly better than not having one, but Blendtec does make the twister jar that has blades that scrape the sides for exactly the types of things you mention.


What do you mean by break? I've heard of some jars leaking at the bottom where the blades are, but never cracking or shattering. There are two types of main jars that Blendtec makes - the fourside jar and the wildside+. The one in the OP includes the wildside+ jar which is wider (easier to clean) and superior in every way to the fourside jar from my experience. I use a bottle brush to clean the jar.
I meant Vitamix plastic components getting crushed or degraded. There were some reports here.

I didn't read about that for Blendtec.
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alanbrenton wrote: I meant Vitamix plastic components getting crushed or degraded. There were some reports here.

I didn't read about that for Blendtec.
The issue with the black specs? I think that was corrected, but not 100% sure.
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i have the blendtec and have put about 700 cycles through it.
i've owned it for 7 years or so and have had to warranty the jar twice.
good blender but sometimes i wish i had a vitamix because the blendtec struggles when there is not enough liquid since theres no tamper.
happens when you make stuff like hummus.
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SizzleChest wrote: Having a tamper is certainly better than not having one, but Blendtec does make the twister jar that has blades that scrape the sides for exactly the types of things you mention.
Here is a video that compares the Vitamix tamper and Blendtec twister jar. Obviously one should make their own conclusions, but it is a fairly common consensus that having the tamper is superior and much more versatile across the board.
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One thing i like about my blendtec vs vitamix is its considerably shorter. My sister has a vitamix and she has to pull it out from under the cabinet every time she wants to use it.

alanbrenton wrote: Do Vitamix plastic still break?

My wife doesn't want to use the Blendtec we have cause it's harder to clean than our smaller blender lol.
From the blendtec instructions they say just use a couple of drops of dish soap, fill it half way with warm water, and let it rip. The force of the soapy water cleans it like a champ. quick rinse and you are done.

After a bunch of uses you may see a cloudy residue on the inside of the jar. i think its caused by small scratches of the plastic. I end up throwing it in the dishwasher every 6 months or so. (make sure you have rinse agent in your dishwasher) and it will get rid of the cloudyness.
SizzleChest wrote: The issue with the black specs? I think that was corrected, but not 100% sure.
i originally had the 4side jar with my unit, and after a year or so i started seeing some black specs. When i got the warranty replacement I asked for an upgrade to the wildside jar, i think it was $20. When i was on the phone they mentioned there is a new gasket design. The person on support mentioned that inside the jar, its self lubricating. She mentioned if you haven't used it for more than a week, its a good idea to give the blade a few spins before firing it up to ensure the internal bearings are all lubricated.
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iggy666 wrote: Is this Blendtec better than the Explorian 310 from Vitamix?
Its MSRP looks higher and it's currently less expensive than the Vitamix.

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Screenshot_2020-12-14 Vitamix Explorian E310 vs Blendtec Classic 575 Side-by-Side Blender Comparison.png
Personally, I have a Vitamix and it's never given me a problem. Have a friend in the same boat. My step mom had a consumer Vitamix which she used semi-commercially... Also took a beating like no other without too much trouble. My dad has a Blendtec and had to have the jar warrantied after about 500 cycles... it had the problem some Blendtecs had with the black seal around the blades disintegrating. Their warranty service was quick and painless and the new jar is a different design that seems to be holding up.

I don't know which one is better, but just based on personal experience I'd take the Vitamix. They're overall a little more expensive, but if you check costco website for roadshows, you can get a good deal. Got my V1200 for $399 with a 10 year warranty in warehouse.
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discoblues wrote: One thing i like about my blendtec vs vitamix is its considerably shorter. My sister has a vitamix and she has to pull it out from under the cabinet every time she wants to use it.

The person on support mentioned that inside the jar, its self lubricating. She mentioned if you haven't used it for more than a week, its a good idea to give the blade a few spins before firing it up to ensure the internal bearings are all lubricated.
Vitamix has been using shorter jars in the past few than they used to previously.

I have been doing pre-use manual blade spin pretty much since I first bought my Blendtec and am over 1300 on my counter and on the original jar.
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discoblues wrote: After a bunch of uses you may see a cloudy residue on the inside of the jar. i think its caused by small scratches of the plastic. I end up throwing it in the dishwasher every 6 months or so. (make sure you have rinse agent in your dishwasher) and it will get rid of the cloudyness.
I believe that is actually from mineral buildup. There are different methods to clean it off using vinegar or baking soda, etc. To avoid the buildup they say drying the container with a microfibre cloth right after running the water/soap cleaning cycle helps, instead of letting it air dry.

I don’t believe it is recommended to put the jar in the dishwasher, they may say it is “ok” to do so but it is still not recommended as it can reduce the life of the jar.
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WhatsTheRush wrote:
I don’t believe it is recommended to put the jar in the dishwasher, they may say it is “ok” to do so but it is still not recommended as it can reduce the life of the jar.
My jar has never been in the dishwasher and as I mentioned has over 1300 on the counter so ya, the dishwasher might be better off being avoided.
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seeing the black colour as $349.99. what would be the "regular sale" price for these.

may try to price match with Bed bath and beyond if it comes back down to 299 and then use up the myfunds from the dyson black friday sale

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