Blendtec Total Blender, FourSide Jar, Black (New) Review
- Easy Blending Cycles: 1-touch buttons, 6 pre-programmed cycles, pulse, and 10 speed manual control with the ability to achieve a variety of textures. Complete control to adjust your blending at any time while blending
The Total Blender Classic is the all-in-one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milk shakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas and more! It replaces up to 9 other appliances with 1 fast, easy-to-use machine. This package includes the new precision tuned 4″ blade in the large, BPA-free WildSide jar. The new large blade and large jar combination powers through tougher blending tasks and larger recipes with ease and in less time
The design of the Total Blender’s jar has been patented by Blendtec. Because it is square in shape, contents are able to be poured from any of three slightly tapered corners, all of which resemble spouts.
Although frequently referred to by reviewers as a 3-quart container, the capacity of the WildSide jar is 88 ounces. It is made of a high-strength Bisphenol a (BPA)-free copolyester. Measurements in ounces (up to 36) and cups (up to 4) are marked on two sides of the container. It is also marked with the registered NSF International stamp, meaning it meets the foundation’s (formerly known as the National Sanitation Foundation) requirements for equipment and material intended for commercial food service, a general benchmark for public health standards.
The blade assembly this Blendtec Total Blender, features a single 4” stainless steel blade that turns in one direction, clockwise. This assembly is sonically fused onto the jar and does not detach. From the underside of the jar, the slotted metal end of the blade shaft fits perfectly into the correspondingly-grooved drive socket of a titanium coupling. Along with the blade shaft/drive socket connection, a 1 ¼”-deep continuous lip extends from the bottom of the jar, insuring it rests securely on the upper extension of the motor base while the blender is in use.
- Total Blender Classic motor base
- WildSide jar
- FourSide jar
- Vented Gripper™ lid
- Recipe book
- Owner’s manual
In terms of sheer power, we are yet to see or use a blender in this price range that matches that of the Total Blender. Any conceivable ingredient a user might want to blend will most likely be no problem for this machine. We have never placed anything into the jar that has caused it to fail to run and run properly. However, were a user to do just that, inside the housing is a sensor which will temporarily trip power to the motor. Instead of the motor running continuously and eventually burning itself out trying to blend difficult ingredients common with regular blenders. It will instead shut itself down and present an “Overload” reading on the LCD screen. If this occurs the user simply removes or adjusts the ingredient(s) in question and presses any blend cycle button, after which the machine is immediately ready to resume work.
This extreme power, along with the design of both the jar and blade, is the key to consistently successful blended results with the Total Blender. Instead of swirling around the perimeter of a round jar, as ingredient contents tend to do at high speeds with most blenders, ingredients in this jar will hit a dead end meaning they won’t keep on moving round, in effect, as they hit the corners created by its square design. In theory, contents are then redirected to the jar’s center, where the patented blade design and motor power combine to actually draw ingredients down into the cutting path of the blade to be fully incorporated. This vortex effect is repeated throughout the duration of the cycle, meaning ingredients are constantly and consistently reincorporated, start to finish.
What we liked about it
Powerful, Versatile, Easy to Clean
The Total Blender Classic® is the all-in-one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milk shakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas and more! It replaces up to 9 other appliances with 1 fast, easy-to-use machine. This package includes the new precisionâ€“tuned 4″ blade in the large, nearly 3-quart, BPA-free jar. The new large blade and large jar combination powers through tougher blending tasks and larger recipes with ease—and in less time.
You’ve seen the unique square jar before. For years, blending professionals have used Blendtec machines with the 4″ blade in the best coffee shops, juice bars, gyms and restaurants around the world. Blendtec machines are known for producing the best, most-consistent results in taste and texture. With the Total Blender Classic, you’ll enjoy the same great results in your home!
The Total Blender Classic comes with our exclusive technology that makes blending simple: When you push a cycle button, the Total Blender Classic automatically speeds up and slows down, then shuts off when the cycle is complete, so recipes turn out perfect every time.
Plenty of Power
Tired of your blender not being able to crush ice? The Total Blender Classic has so much power (1560 watts), it turns ice to snow and actually comes with an Ice-Crushing Guarantee. And now with the new precision-tuned 4″ blade, you can make larger servings and blend whole foods with the added power of the larger blade.
Whether you’re a home gourmet chef or an everyday smoothie fan, the Total Blender Classic fits your lifestyle. Order now to begin enjoying the benefits of the Total Blender Classic and the new precision-tuned, large jar.
The Blendtec Total Blender Classic WildSide is perfect for anyone wanting an extremely powerful, versatile blender that potentially yields health benefits not attainable from regular blenders. For the money, one cannot find a stronger, more durable machine.
This Blendtec Total Blender is American Made. One could reasonably expect it to be the last blender he might ever purchase. This machine is “smart” enough to do the majority of the “work” for the user, yet also allows him to assume complete control of the blending process.
The same motor and technology found in this machine can be found in those of coffee houses, smoothie shops and restaurants all over the world. Those places, too, have their options when it comes to purchasing blenders, and there is a reason they ultimately choose Blendtecs. It’s because they’re worth every penny.