If you are interested in high performance blenders and you have done your research well, chances are that you would have narrowed down your final choice to a Blendtec or a Vitamix blender.
The Blendtec Total Blender and the Vitamix 5200 are widely considered to be the among the best high performance blenders available in the market. Even though there are some newer models released for either brand, these 2 models remain the flagship blender for their respective brand.
It can be very difficult to make a decision between these 2 blenders, let alone crown one as a definitive winner over the other. However, there are definitely factors (sometimes nuanced) that can sway you to either side depending on your preference.
After watching hours and hours of comparison videos and live demos, and doing extensive research on these two blenders, we have distilled the information down to the most critical factors you need to consider before making your decision. Read on.
Blendtec Total Blender
Blendtec TB-611-25 Total Blender Classic: 7 YR WARRANTY, WildSide Jar, White
First, in case you are not entirely familiar with these 2 blenders, here is a brief background of each blender.
Blendtec is a division of K-Tec, Inc. and its blenders are manufactured and assembled in the company’s facility in Orem, Utah. The Total Blender is a 3 horsepower (3 HP) machine that can achieve a blade speed of 29,000 revolutions per minute.
The key difference between the Total Blender and the 5200 are that the 5200 is designed to be used with a tamper while the Total Blender is not (more below). Also, unlike 5200 and other traditional blenders, the Total Blender does not contain any knobs or levers. In their place are 9 small buttons and a digital interface.