Do you often whip up smoothies at home? Well then, you must be all too familiar with the scenario of a choppy consistency invading what otherwise is supposed to be a smooth smoothie.
That’s because all these rundown and low-quality benders in the market out there give exaggerated promises, so much so that it seems like whipping up a glass of palatable smoothie is almost a pipe dream.
But then again, we can’t possibly go out to buy a glass of smoothie every time we crave it!
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
If you want efficient results, you need to invest in a good blender. And a considerable option for that is the classic Blendtec 575.
In this Blendtec classic 575 review, you’ll find an in-depth review and a rundown of its pros and cons so you get to decide for yourself whether it’s worth your bucks or not.
The classic 575 Blendtec belongs to the classic series of Blendtec. These blenders have superior horsepower, a one-touch panel consisting of easy blending features, and much more!
This blender has a lot to offer. By the time you’re done using one, you’ll question yourself, “why didn’t I buy this earlier?”
When you invest in a professional-grade blender, you know it ought to leave a hole in your pocket.
Luckily, the Blendtec classic 575 is the best investment when it comes to blenders. Compared to other blenders in this price range, you get a wide range of preprogrammed settings including one specifically made for smoothies.
This bad boy delivers for every penny you pay.
The one-touch functions make your blending session a breeze. Just press the button and get a professional level blend within record time.
If the pre-programmed settings aren’t for you, don’t think about skipping this classic 575 as it also lets you manually set the blending settings to blend to your desired consistency.
Talk about getting the best of both worlds, eh?
From thick doughs and batters to dry blends, this blender can blend anything within that wide range. There’ll be no chunks in your mix. You’ll get restaurant-quality blends in a matter of seconds with its amazing blending ability.
In short, this rugged blender blends pretty well!
This blender is designed in such a way that cleaning it is a breeze. There’s a simple one-touch cleaning option. All you have to do is fill in the jug with water and a tad bit of dish soap and let it blend on high speed for a few seconds.
Its ease of cleaning goes beyond the clean cycle button. If you manually rinse the blender, you don’t have to worry about cuts or pokes from the blades as they are uniquely designed to be blunt but effective.
A guaranteed 8 years warranty. One of the longest in the industry, actually. This impressive warranty assures you’re never dissatisfied with your Blendtec in the longevity of its use.
This blender is a visual serve. That’s all I have to say about its appearance.
Also, you can choose this blender from a wide range of colors. An added benefit appealing to the audience who’ll like to buy a color complementing their kitchen aesthetics!
The blender is available in Black, Poppy, Caribbean, Orchid, Polar White, and Slate Grey colors.
To sum up our impression on this classic blender, I’ll use two words- worth it!
But I might be nitpicking here as Blendtec, themselves, have stated that they don’t make glass jars for the safety of their customers. Worst case scenario- Too much speed or too powerful a motor can shatter the glass mid-blend!
And it might get even worse.
Imagine the carafe slipping through your fingers and crashing on the floor. Yeah, sticking to a BPA free plastic container seems like the right choice for now.
So here’s the thing, even though 575’s blades are strong enough to crush any ingredient, It would still be useful to have something to push them towards the blades rather than relying on the machine to draw them in.
Especially while using frozen ingredients, I’ve realized that more often than not, my blender clogs mid-use. This happens due to the build-up of air pockets within my mix. And this calls for a tamper to bring all the ingredients together.
However, I’ve also realized that increasing my mix’s temperature works just as well.
My all-time go-to solution is, whenever I’m using ice or any frozen ingredient, I make sure their temperature is not colder than 10°F (-12°C). And sometimes, reducing the quantity of ice and increasing the liquid to ice ratio works wonders too.
So, to get the perfect blend without a tamper on sight, I always chop my ingredients and maintain a standard temperature which helps to get rid of the cavitation and the clogging on my blends.
I might have to reconsider the room for improvements for now…
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It was a rather regular afternoon. I was done with my routine exercise and was craving a nutritious glass of smoothie. You know, just the goodness your body needs post-workout.
After blending out the ingredients in my ‘then’ blender, I was presented with nothing short of a chunky, dense glass of smoothie. A total turn off.
It was then that I went on a scavenger hunt to find the best possible professional quality house blender. After hours of research, I was dead set to try one product. The Blendtec classic 575.
In short, I was mind blown.
Not only does this product give a satisfactory blend every time but it’s also very easy to work with.
There are many pre-programmed cycles that are featured in this blender. These one-touch cycles free your hands for other tasks and saves time. You just simply press one button and let your blender do the rest.
This pre-programmed smoothie cycle featured on Blendtec Classic 575 always creates superb smoothies. This cycle is perfect for any type of smoothies or thick drinks that frequently need dense or frozen ingredients.
These features are ideal for mixes that need a relatively long blending time. I use them for just about anything. I just toss all the ingredients in the carafe and let it blend.
These settings have helped me deftly pulverize ice, knead the dough, make hot soup, and even churn ice cream. Literally any other recipe that calls for a mean bend, these cycles are my go-to.
I haven’t even gotten to the best part of the touch interface yet!
To use the clean cycle, you just have to follow these advised steps:
This is the cleaning ritual I follow by heart to keep this baby all clean and new. It’s safe to say, this blender takes the work out of cleanup!
To be honest though, don’t we use this cleaning technique to clean a blending jar anyway? Albeit this cycle sticks a fancy name to its use, having the clean-up done hands-off makes it all the more useful!
The Blendtec Classic 575’s 5-speed manual control cycles will allow you to completely customize the consistency of your blend each use. Each of these speed cycles lasts for 50 seconds and blends at the following speeds:
You can easily switch between each of these speed settings at any point during the cycle or even press the Pulse setting for a surge of blending power and get the desired consistency for an ultimate blend.
To stop the blend mid-cycle, just press Stop.
We are all already familiar with the feature of the pulse setting- it is used to chop, mince, whip, grind, and do other brief tasks that don’t need a long blending time.
The Pulse setting on this classic blender runs at speed 7 and only runs when the Pulse icon
remains pressed. Once the pulse icon is released, the motor shuts down. This is quite convenient for me as I get to fully control how to adjust my blends while blending.
With this pulse feature, I get the ability to achieve a variety of textures. And sometimes I just use it to give a quick stir to any of my mixes before serving.
So far, I’ve been able to make several blends with this powerful blender. It works effortlessly to-
It goes without saying, this blender is really equipped to do a wide range of tasks. With this blending versatility and the added timed features, this blender is a real time saver.
This blender just blends on its own. I just set it and then forget it! (After making sure that the lid is perfectly snapped into place, of course).
Overall, this blender has a very impressive structure. This blender is equipped with uniquely designed jars, well-built blades, and a powerful motor.
A regular package of this blender comes with two jars. Both these jars are BPA-free. And they are big enough to blend a batch for a group of people and at the same time, they work just as fine to blend small quantities.
There are two things that I personally love about these jars-
Now, I’m not too well versed in measurements. But as you may know, different recipes call for different units of measurements. And with this jar, I don’t have to do the math, the jar does it for me. It just takes out all the guesswork!
So, all I have to do is ramp up the blender and toss in the required amount of ingredients and get them blending.
See, I’m not the type of person who likes to monopolize any objects. In this case, my carafe. So if there’s someone waiting in line to use the blender, they can easily secure the other jar and get the blender going.
Apart from this personal pet peeve, these two jars have their own distinct charms.
This is the smaller jar out of the two. And as the name suggests, this jar has four sides i.e it’s square-shaped. This design makes the blender work efficiently without a tamper. This jar has a-
This is the jar I usually use to do all my regular blending. It’s perfect for my frequent smoothie making sessions.
This is the bigger blender jar out of the two. This carafe has a-
I use this jar occasionally. As it’s larger than the FourSided one, it has a more unique structure to work well without a tamper.
This jar has a fifth side and two vertical ridges in the jar’s interior which allows the ingredients to hit two additional surfaces. This, in turn, accelerates the blending process of the blades and forms a smoother blend without any interference by a tamper.
To put it in simple words, without getting too technical, this jar is designed like that to give a faster blend to large volumes.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, none of these jars come with a tamper because both of them have the Blendtec patented unique jar design.
See, this design automatically pulls the ingredients toward the blades and disrupts the blending flow. So, instead of the ingredients spinning around in a circle as they would in a regular round jar, they hit the flat side of this jar.
Inertia then carries the ingredients in the mix up the side and to the top of the jar. And then they fall back towards the blades, keeping the cycle going. Hence, no tamper needed!
Now, you might be wondering, what’s really the difference between the jars? Is there any significant difference between them?
In short- The Wildside jar is bigger, has a wider base, and a larger blade. The FourSide jar is slightly smaller. The FourSided one has 3” blades whereas the WildSide+ jar has 4” ones.
Both these jars are ideal for wet or dry blends. I use the WildSide jar when I’m making more of something. Like, when I have to knead more dough or just when I need to blend cocktails for more people. No significant difference, really.
Speaking of jars, the jar’s design is not the only thing that makes this blender so well worth the price. On top of the firmly built jars, these blenders come with very powerful blades.
The blades on this blender are stainless-steel forged and 10X stronger than other blades. These blades are thick with a Blendtec patented design and they form amazingly smooth blends!
Now, I know your exact chain of thoughts. “Rinsing the jar is going to be a nightmare. How am I even supposed to get near the sharp blades without cutting and poking my fingers?”
But, you see, this tough cookie is not sharp. It’s actually dull. So, you really don’t have to worry about cutting yourself when the blades aren’t even sharp.
So, how do they work then?
These blades spin at a very high speed, almost over 300 miles per hour. Using this high spinning speed on the large, blunt design of the blades pulverizes virtually anything with ease.
So, it’s safe to say, blades don’t need to be sharp to get the job done. They can be dull and durable at the same time.
Now that I’ve mentioned speed, the most important contributing factor to that is the motor.
The performance, lifespan, soundness, all comes down to the motor after all. Satisfactorily, the motor on this beast has 3.0 peak horsepower (HP). Need I say more?
The power of this machine is great. This powerful blender really puts all the other blenders to shame. I have been using it nonstop for months and it still runs like new!
With high power, the machine ought to be a little loud. Thus, this classic 575 blender is a little bit loud. But aren’t they all?
However, I’d like to add, this blender is not really as noisy as you’d expect it to be, given its HP. it’s noisy but it’s also quick and efficient. I couldn’t ask for more.
If you are on the fence about the price, like I was, then rest assured, this blender will be worth it. The quality of this blender is absolutely well worth the price!
So, invest in one Blendtec classic 575 now and save up in the long run!
Every blender has room for improvement. However, If you still can’t get over the cons I mentioned about this blender, there’s still hope for you out there.
If you want to skip the whole plastic container and the no tamper fiasco, Instant Ace Plus Blender is our top recommended choice. This advanced blender has a strong, durable glass jar and several easy to follow user functions.
Equipped with the most modern technology, this blender can make hot soup and even noodle soup! Yes, you can cook in this blender.
It has similar one-touch functions as the Blendtec 575, but it’s more hi-tech and cheaper than its neighbor.
If all you need is a tamper, Cleanblend Commercial Blender is the perfect household blender with professional-quality power.
This high-performance blender is equally as good, and it also comes with a tamper. However, this blender doesn’t have an LCD or LED display. It has a manual dial and switches. A tad bit old school in the sea of the modern era. But all the more reasons to love it.
Overall, this blender is the ultimate all-in-one appliance. It has professional quality power, several easy to use functions, and incredible versatility. It is the standard workhorse of a blender.
While I loved the small detailing on the blender like the measurement markings, I also highly appreciated the commercial-grade built of this blender.
So, if you think that expecting a high-performance result from a household blender is a pipe dream, give the Classic Blendtec 575 a try and see for yourself.
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