If you’ve ever struggled with your blender as it gurgled, glugged, or even ground to a halt trying to whirl frozen fruit into a smoothie, crush a handful of ice, or blend beans into a tasty dip, a Blendtec blender ($379.95, Blendtec) could change your life—and that’s no exaggeration.
“The Blendtec blender is one of my most prized possessions” says our health and wellness editor, Ashley Lall. “This thing can do anything, and it will change the way you eat entirely. It can blend up a smoothie in seconds, churn homemade ice cream to a perfect texture, and even create delicious hot soups!”
This model, the Blendtec Classic 575, lets you push a button and leave it to do the work: automatic, pre-programmed cycles let you create soup, bread dough, smoothies, and even ice cream without stopping to stir up stuck ingredients or shake out air bubbles. “”The Blendtec is super high-speed, so you don’t have to spend so much time chopping fruit and vegetables before throwing them in,” says Ashley.
An illuminated LDC timer screen shows you how much longer is left in the cyle, and five speeds plus a pulse setting offer versatility and commercial-grade power. Even better, a cleaning cycle makes cleanup easy afterward.
A premium kitchen appliance is an investment, but if the price tag is causing you to hesitate, consider the value you’ll get out of this machine over years—because it will last that long. (An eight-year warranty guarantees it.)
One satisfied reviewer explains why this blender was worth the price: “Switching from a cheap blender to a premium one is a big step, but the ease of use and variety of uses make the jump entirely worth it. From ice cream to hot soup, from nut butters to smoothies, our Blendtec takes the place of several other appliances. It’s easy to use and simple to clean … this is the type of purchase you’ll enjoy using and keep using regularly. It devours fresh (or frozen) fruits and veggies, so there’s zero headache to eat healthy. Can’t recommend this enough.”
So why not treat yourself? Choose from six gorgeous colors to coordinate with your kitchen décor: Black, Poppy, Caribbean (pictured above), Orchid, Polar White, or Slate Grey.
“If you’re a fan of multi-faceted kitchen gadgets, you need to add this to your repertoire ASAP,” says Ashley. “So many tasty snacks and meals can be prepared in minutes with this one amazing and easy-to-use tool!”
Where to buy: $379.95, Blendtec
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