Blendtec Blender: Designer 625
Blendtec's unique power drive system creates the best in taste and texture. The power drive system is a combination of the motor power (3 peak horsepower), the direct drive socket, the jar and blade design. These components work together to break up hard ice & frozen fruit creating the smoothest texture every time.
- frozen beverages
- great smoothies
- iced coffee
- bread dough
- ice cream
- hot soups
- flour from wholegrains
- salsa, and so much more
- 3.0 peak horsepower motor
- Illuminated, capacitive touch interface
- Preprogrammed cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup
- 6-speed capacitive touch slider + Pulse
- Illuminated Touch Controls
An intuitive touch screen with easy to see icons makes the Designer 625 more versatile and simple to use. It lights up with a single touch, shuts off automatically, and is completely flat so cleaning is as simple as a quick wipe.
Six speed touch slider + PulseSimply slide your finger left or right to control the motor speed for customized blending. Use Pulse for an added burst of power at any speed.
Preprogrammed Blend Cycles
No more guesswork! The Designer 625's pre-programmed custom cycles enable one-touch blending perfection: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, and Hot Soup.
Debbie Buddle (Clinical Nutritionist) has used many machines extensively over her 14+yrs, including the well reputed Vitamix. Here she outlines the differences:
Because of the wide square base of this blender, cleaning is a breeze. Add some dishwashing liquid & water,pulse a few times, rinse, and it's clean. Nothing goes to waste. With it's wide square shape, nothing gets stuck around the base, as in a typical blender. I found the Vitamix hard to get out the ingredients from around the blade.
Food processor functionality. Throw in some onions, carrots, etc. and pulse and you have a nice chopped product; making soup very simple.
The Blendtec will grind grain- the vitamix needs a seperate container. It does an excellent job of turning wheat to flour. You are limited to about 2 cups of grain at a time, so not ideal for huge bread baking projects, but for every day flour needs, the Blendtec does a great job.
Very fine smoothies; Frozen fruit and greens come out so smooth- there's no texture difference. Throw in whole raw seeds (flax seeds, etc) and they are ground super fine. You need a stick for the Vitamix and the result is not as fine.
Homemade raw sauces are easy; throw in a few apples, cinnamon, and water and in a few moments you have raw applesauce, plus you get the nutritional benefits of the peel. You only have to quarter the apple (de-coring is optional). Make pasta sauce from whole tomatoes, fresh salsa, and other sauces in a matter of minutes.
The Blendtec turns off automatically; simply push the desired setting and let the machine go to work. You don't have to stand & watch, with the automatic cycles it turns off automatically when the task is done. The ideal multi-task machine! Whereas the Vitamix is manual
Its compact and yet EXTREMELY powerful. This machine has a 3 HP direct-drive motor and yet doesn't require any additional counterspace for its powerful engine. The Vitamix is 1200W and 2 HP.
Durable and professional. Blendtec is used in professional businesses, such as coffee & juice shops- known for its quality and durability.
Simplicity in action. You can replace up to nine other kitchen appliances with this easy-to-use counter top blender-no need for a separate grain mill, juicer, bread machine, ice-cream maker, smoothie maker, blender, milkshake maker, coffee grinder, or ice crusher. The all-in-one appliance makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, breads, dressings, salsas, and more. So remove the clutter off your bench.
Additionally your Blendtec can make ice cream, fondues & nutbutters, even prepare AND heat soups. Your Blendtec also comes with a comprehensive recipe book.
In conclusion, if you were to invest in one machine that would help you transition to a whole foods lifestyle, this would be the item I would recommend!
Why I chose a Blendtec over a Vitamix?
Vitamix is similar to Blendtec & commonly known because of their extensive consumer marketing. Whereas Blendtec is the choice among professionals. First, the Blendtec fits under your countertop. The jar that comes with the Vitamix is too tall to store under the average countertop. You have to store it separately or purchase the additional smaller jar. One jar with the Blendtec does it all. The Vitamix has two different jars to accomplish all these tasks (the second jar is an additional cost). The Vitamix does not turn off by itself and has two different switches that have to be adjusted carefully during the preparation process.
- Dimensions: 27.8cm wide x 39.3cm tall x 23.5cm deep
- Weight: 4.2kg