Blendtec Home Blender: powerful home blender can chop, juice, grind grain, and more

I’m tempted to say that this tool is a life changer, but I’m prone to exaggeration, so I’ll just say it’s a game changer. The game being that by mid-day I’m usually rolling with my writing or book layout and don’t like to take the time to make a decent lunch.

Enter the Blendtec and “green smoothies.” I combine greens plus fresh or frozen fruit, vitamins, protein powder, almonds, hemp seeds and whatever else I see around, turn on the Blendtec and have a delicious drink while working. I do it 2-3 times a week.

I’m getting fresh-from-garden raw greens — parsley (which is fragrant in drink), kale, chard, or lettuce, whatever looks good, plus fruit, protein, carbos, vitamins. There are tons of recipes for green smoothies. I use Gold Standard vanilla whey protein — good flavor, high protein (something like 55 grams in 2 scoops).

This is a big powerful machine and it can be used for any number of things. It’s nothing like the blenders most of us are familiar with. In addition to smoothies, you can chop, juice, grind grain, and make soup or ice cream.

I got it for $400 from Amazon. Expensive, but high quality, highly useful, long lasting.

Here’s a comparison between the Blendtec and the other super blender, the VitaMix. You can also do a search for “Blendtec vs. VitaMix” in Google for more comparisons.

-- Lloyd Kahn

Blendtec Home Blender $360


  1. You discovered…. a $400 blender.  And now you have written an article about it to cope with the cognitive dissonance involved in not feeling like a mutt for having spent $400 on a blender.

    1. Just think, you could have spent $20 on a Wal-Mart special, and $380 on super glue and steampunk gewgaws.

  2. Wait, there are people who have been on the internet some time in the last 10 years who do NOT know about BlendTec blenders?

    Maybe next, we’ll see a post on BoingBoing about this new fad of cat pictures with hilarious cheezburger captions.

  3. The blender is so powerful (like, +2 HP maan) that it actually breaks down the cell walls of vegetables and fruit.
    Your gut just soaks up this nutrient rich soup far more easily than if it had to digest through the cell wall structures.
    I recently heard Duncan Trussell describe this blender as attaining to the hallowed ground of life style objects, delivering on a level the BBQ could only promise.

    1. But God Damnit! The thing is practically the same price in pounds as it is in dollars *PRE*…bloody *pre*-discount.
      Fix that, Blendtec and I’ll buy your bloody amazing product!

  4. I thought that people who spent $400+ on a blender were chumps, too… Right up until we got a Vita-mix at work. The thing is amazing. Healthy, nutritious smoothies take just a few seconds to make. I have a couple a week.

    I’m not sure I’m quite ready to spend $400 of *my* money on one yet, but I don’t pity the fool who spent $400 on the one I use.

  5. I used to bash people that “wasted” their money on blendtec and vitamix.

    Then I got a vitamix. I made hot soup from cold ingredients. These things are NOT simply the “Apple” of the blender world (which is what I thought before). There is a reason these tools are used by the pros.

  6. So what happens if you use this gadget to make a smoothie out of your ThreeWolfMoon tshirt?

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