I spend the majority of my days in our kitchen. I cook because I enjoy it. It helps me relax, it brings the family together, and I’ve just really come to appreciate the feeling of accomplishment when something turns out
halfway edible perfectly. Having the right appliances to make that happen is essential. We are a social family, we entertain a lot. I decided after making pepper hash with about four other couples this summer, that it was time to find a blender that works well. FYI if you don’t know what pepper hash is, you probably aren’t from GA. Anyhow, we all met up next door to make a neighborhood size amount of the pepper hash. Everyone brought their own blenders and I was noticing that NONE of them were impressive. We ended up with hunks of hot peppers and other ingredients that should have been chopped consistently. So, I’ve been searching for THE PERFECT BLENDER since. Our pears are almost ready and I don’t like to cut them up. No one I know likes to cut them up. So… Will I have to dice our pears this year? Or, have I found that perfect blender yet? Keep reading to see…
Now, let me fill you in a little bit about our farming community here, surprisingly, when I review products for the kitchen, it’s the males that are not married and have to cook for themselves and the males that are married but still have to cook for themselves ;) that are most interested in my kitchen review products. Don’t get me wrong, our female friends are interested as well but it’s the males who are the first to arrive to see what the products are and it’s the males who ask the main questions. The top “male” question is “how easy is this to use?” Knowing that I was going to have to review my blender on here and show it countless times offline, I googled everything you can imagine about blenders, and every time I googled something I thought was relevant when selecting a blender, I ended up at the Blendtec website. After reading all about this blender, I knew it was THE ONE I wanted to review and share with you and our offline friends as well.
I received not one but two fantastic products from Blendtec to review; Total Blender Classic Series FourSide Factory Reconditioned Blender ($384.95) with a twist. That’s what I call my Twister Jar ($119.00).
I want to start telling you about my blender by mentioning the base, or, the brain, of the blender. The base comes in black, red or white. I like bright colors obviously lol. This awesome Blendtec blender comes with Smart-Touch Tec-nology© . What this boils down to is that when you select which cycle to use, the blender automatically does what it needs to by speeding up, slowing down and even shuts off when it’s finished. Smart, huh?
Now let me tell you how powerful this blender is. It turns ice to snow. No, really, it does. This blender uses 1560 Watts of power to turn your ice to snow. This is the first blender I’ve owned that not only crushes ice (and also comes complete with a Ice-Crushing Guarantee), it can replace 9 other appliances. From bread dough to ice cream, this blender does it all. I’ve never had so many healthy fruit slushies before. And milkshakes to die for. I’ve made cappuccinos, salsa and tomato sauce. I could even make fresh and healthy soup which we are going to do one night this week. We’ve been making fruit juice for the kids and things you just can’t imagine. We are still learning what all we can do with this blender and having a blast I might add. I’m one of the lucky ones who’s Mr. knows how to cook. So, he used this blender before I even had the chance to.
You might notice in the photos that my pitcher that came with the blender is square and not round. The big pitcher uses 4 sides and a straight blade to give each and every item consistency while blending. I’ve put whole tomatoes in mine, a whole green pepper and lots of fruit (I can’t wait to put our pears in there) and each time I got a great blend without large chunks of food. I have not tried putting whole garlic in my blender yet but I intend to try the next time we make a dish using tomato sauce. The blender came with a fantastic recipe book that we’ve already been putting to good use.
My Twister Jar is round and it’s designed to blend the thickest of foods. The twisting motion of it keeps the food away from the sides of the jar and delivers it right back onto the blade. This newest Blendtec addition is a must have for moms who make their own baby food. We live on a farm. Our kids grew up with fresh foods and yes I did make their baby food. We use organic gardening methods and I just felt like it was the healthiest choice for them. I didn’t have a fancy blender like this back in the day. This weekend I made some baby food using fruits and it is so much easier with my Blendtec blender and the Twister Jar than any of the blenders I’ve ever owned. We have some friends expecting and they wanted a demonstration on how easy it would be to make their own baby food. They were as impressed as I was. I love the spatula and the little recipe book that came with it as well.
I recommend this fantastic Total Blender Classic Series and the Twister Jar to anyone who spends even the smallest amount of time in the kitchen. You can throw away all of the other appliances the blender replaces. I don’t recommend products this strongly, lightly. Check these products out and you will be glad you did. Buy one and work towards all of the neat appliances made specifically for Blendtec blenders or just put it on your Christmas list if you have to.