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Blender Comparison: Vitamix vs. Blendtec

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Blender Test and Review by Bestcovery

Are you on the hunt for a new blender but having a hard time making a decision? Feeling overwhelmed with choices? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Vitamix and Blendtec stand as major contenders in the blender market, so Bestcovery put them to the test. Check out my honest review and comparison below to determine which one truly reigns supreme in this ultimate blender showdown.

Disclosure: Bestcovery received samples of the Vitamix Propel Series Propel 510 and the Total Blender Classic with Go Jar Bundle to review.

Vitamix Propel 510 Blender

Vitamix Propel 510

The Vitamix Propel 510 features a 48-ounce container perfect for small servings and average-size blends. It has three program settings — smoothie, hot soup, and frozen dessert — so you can set it and forget it. The Variable Speed Control lets you manually adjust the speed for any recipe. This blender is also very powerful and can blend any ingredients with ease.

Pros

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Contains BPA-free plastic
  • The powerful motor blends even the toughest ingredients easily

Cons

  • It has a high cost of $479.95
  • The motor is very loud
  • It’s tricky to find the power switch until you’ve used it a few times
Blendtec Total Blender Classic

Blendtec Total Blender Classic

The Blendtec Total Blender Classic has six pre-programmed settings, 10 speed options, and a Pulse feature. The bundle we tested included the Go Jar, which is perfect for individual servings and quick morning smoothies. The Blendtec Total Blender is also incredibly durable and easy to clean.

Pros

  • Backed by a 2-year warranty
  • It has a sleek, modern design
  • Includes a countdown timer

Cons

  • Dishwasher detergent can dull the plastic
  • Pulse setting is hard to use
  • There are limited accessories in the bundle

Comparing the Two

I tested the Vitamix Propel Series Propel 510 and the Blendtec Blender Classic with Go Jar Bundle. I compared their design, ease of cleaning, value, speed, and more to determine which option is best.

Ease of Use

Both are pretty easy to use. However, finding the power switch on the Vitamix can be tricky. And in terms of overall use, I prefer the Blendtec blender. It’s strong enough to crush ice and easy enough to use. With just a quick push of the button, I'm set.

Design

As much as I’ve loved my Vitamix over the years, it’s giant in the kitchen. I think it’s too much for most families. For everyday use, size, and the overall look on the counter, I prefer the Blendtec Total Blender.

Accessories Included

The Vitamix Propel 510 includes the motor base, a 48-ounce container, a smaller tamper, and a mini cookbook. For my review of Blendtec, I tried the Total Blender Classic with Go Jar Bundle. It includes the blender base, Fourside Jar, Go Jar, and jar lids. As someone with a busy schedule, I don’t have time to spend all morning working on breakfast, and the Go Jar is a lifesaver. It gives me the convenience of a powerful blend at my fingertips. I love that the travel jar lets me blend, switch lids, and take my smoothie.

Cleaning

Both blenders have dishwasher-safe jars, but detergent seems to dull the plastic on the Blendtec blender. For both blenders, I just add a couple of drops of dish soap and one to two cups of water, then blend for a minute or two. This cleanup method is easy enough, but Vitamix may be a better choice if washing in the dishwasher is a priority.

Value

With a cost of $479.95, the Vitamix Propel 510 is a decision-making investment. It’s still a worthy purchase because of its high durability, but I feel the Blendtec bundle I tested is a better value. It has two containers in one. This let me make a smoothie for myself on the way to work, and my family could still make their smoothies at home. Plus, it costs $30 less!

Speed

In terms of speed, these two blenders are similar. I like that the Vitamix has a dial that lets you gradually turn up the speed to fit your needs. The Blendtec has pre-settings and plus/minus buttons to modify the speed. Both have enough speed to crush ice, so you really can’t go wrong with either!

Noise

The Vitamix Propel 510 is very noisy. It’s impossible to carry out a conversation or do much else while the blender is running. The Blendtec Total Blender has volume but is not nearly as loud as the Vitamix. My family could go on with their regular activities while knowing the blender was on instead of covering their ears from the earth-shaking noise of the Vitamix.

Which Is Better?

Here’s my moment of truth: even though I’ve been a Vitamix user for years, the Blendtec Total Blender is my top pick. It surprised me with excellent results and a great design that looks better on my kitchen counter. It works as well as the Vitamix, and the pre-programmed options make it easier to ensure our food gets blended correctly. Vitamix might have more power, but sometimes more power is just more noise. Blendtec works just as well, for a better price and a sleeker design.

Despite my preference for Blendtec, both are truly great options. Whichever blender you decide, we hope our review helps you make the best decision that fits your budget and works well for your specific needs.

Interested in purchasing one of these blenders? You can grab the Vitamix Propel 510 here and the Blendtec Total Blender Classic with Go Jar Bundle here.

Amy Robles Headshot
Amy Robles is an aspiring author who loves digital marketing and creativity. She covers home and parenting topics for Bestcovery. You’ll find her reading, crocheting, cooking, or biking with the family and their Boston Terrier, Ahsoka, when she's not at the laptop working away.
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