Have you ever wondered if the “expensive blenders” were worth their cost? I know I have!
I’ve wanted to make veggie smoothies and whole juices in an effort to make sure my children get more fruits and veggies in their diet.
A couple of months ago, I went to Sam’s Club and saw a popular blender that advertises to have the same horsepower and blending abilities as the “expensive high-powered blenders.” I’ll admit it, I was tempted to buy it. Okay, okay, I bought it. You can check out the comments here, here, and here.
Unfortunately, my excitement was short-lived. While the blender functioned well, it left tiny icicles in my smoothies (when I added ice), and the strawberry pits were a dominant part of the texture. I tried making a “green” smoothie, and the baby spinach stalk fiber was still noticeable. While the flavor of the green smoothie was great, nobody wanted to drink it. Want to add kale into your green smoothies? Impossible with that blender. You can watch this video and see why. And the super-duper blades? I cut my fingers twice while washing the blender the first few times. Needless to say, I took that system back.
Luckily, Blendtec came to the rescue. Hearing my story of blender disappointment, they offered to send me one. How could I refuse? I still wanted to make awesome healthy smoothies, whole juices, and smooth nut butters. I received a Designer Series with a Wildside Jar, and to my surprise, a Twister Jar. I immediately put it on my counter and began to browse through the recipes in the book.
I LOVE the blender. Honestly. I didn’t know it was possible to love a small appliance this much. It has found a permanent place on my counter next to my stand mixer.
My kids love the consistently smooth texture of the smoothies, regardless of what you throw in them. Those fiber chunks are gone, and the slushy texture is nonexistent. Honestly, it delivers a silky smooth smoothie like the ones I used to pay $5 a pop for in the smoothie shop.
Yesterday, I threw whole raw carrots and spinach in my smoothie, and the results were incredible. I’ve blended hot soups, tomato sauce, made pesto, green smoothies, pancake batter, Paleo waffle batter with nuts, cake batter, and smoothies of course. Cleanup is a breeze, and the blades are not sharp! I have no idea how they blend everything so smoothly when they’re not sharp, but I guess that’s why it’s patented.
The Twister Jar made the smoothest almond butter—EVER. The little twister lid moves the stuff that normally is stuck on the sides and brings it back down to be made into butter by the blades. I used to make nut butters in my food processor, but the grittiness was there, and it could take between 4 and 9 minutes. With the Twister Jar, I have smooth nut butter in 1 minute! (I’m not joking. Check out this video. Go to minute 7–-skip his chat—and you will see what I mean).
My 2-year-old is obsessed with his smoothies. O-b-s-e-s-s-e-d. He sits on the counter (with me holding him) and waits for his smoothie cycle to finish. I say “just a minute”—okay, actually, 40 seconds.
Here are some of the benefits of buying a Blendtec:
- It doesn’t need a “plunger” to push the food down.
- Pre-programmed cycles that blend, crush, grind fresh flour, and so much more.
- A blade designed to pull ingredients down from the top and that won’t cut your fingers off when you are trying to wash it.
- Ingredients don’t actually swirl around and wait for the blades to slice them; they are pulled down toward the blade and are crushed.
- Ultra-smooth texture regardless of what you throw in there.
- 7-year warranty.
- It looks great on your counter (at least it does on mine).
- Practically self cleans (add water and a drop of soap, turn it on, and watch it go!).
- The control panel is easy to clean; just wipe it down (no more cleaning between buttons).
- The price was my biggest issue. However, now I’ve seen they offer the same awesome warranty with a factory refurbished for $279 with free shipping. That’s a steal (my parents just bought one).
Win a Blendtec Designer Blender with a Widside jar AND a Twister Jar (a $600 Value!). To win: Enter to win your own by January 19th, 11:59 pm CST.
—This was a sponsored post by Blendtec. I was not compensated for this post but did receive a blender to review. I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring you the ability to win an awesome blender and as always, all opinions are my own.