Blendtec Total Blender: A Review

Launched in late 2004, the Total Blender is the most user-friendly product from Blendtec (a division of K-Tech, Inc.) in the high-efficiency blender market. Contrary to many online reviews that claim it does not replicate the popular Champ HP3 format seen in many coffee shops and smoothies across the country in the early 2000s, it is in fact a redesigned Champ, but the motivation behind Total Blender is to use it. Same parts as commercial machines. It is integrated into a very simple user interface. 

This resulted in the company’s first prototype for the home. The following reviews contain information gathered directly from the company and experience gained from over 30,000 uses as a Blendtec representative at Total Blender live shows across the country.

Packaging and specifications

All mixers are manufactured and assembled at Blendtec’s manufacturing facility in Orem, Utah, and today’s package includes a motor base, mirror, 2-part door, instruction manual. Buyers of the instructions and recipe book can choose from black, white or red locomotive base colours. Brown stations ceased service in early 2011.

The machine’s base weighs almost all of its own (7 pounds from an empty bottle) and includes a 13-amp, 1,560-watt direct drive, and what the industry calls a 3 hp (3 hp), Blendtec calls three engine heights. But now they avoid using the word horsepower in their literature, packaging and Internet descriptions. This is because people don’t understand how calculations work, HP can be  modified, and it can be confusing. The Total Blender’s direct drive motor avoids power loss due to friction from pulleys, belts or clutches, and instead the motor itself turns the mirror with 29,000 rpm of torque.

The motor base measures 7″ wide by 8″ deep, and the entire unit (top cover) fits up to 15″ long when the glass is installed. The overall height of the mixer is an important parameter for those who need to place their equipment. The pan is used with a standard 120-volt 3-foot power cord with a 3-pin plug coming ninja blender easy to clean out of the back of the unit and a rubber foot on the back of the base with a master on/off switch. The base coat is made of durable polycarbonate, and there are no seams or holes for liquids.

Not all blenders have the traditional buttons and levers used to control the machine. 

The interface has nine small buttons, each with a specific function, six pre-programmed “mix cycle” buttons, from left to right. Crushed Ice/Milk Soup/Beverage/Fondue Sauce/Dip/Sauce/Yoghurt All Juices and Smoothies The button at the top of the blending cycle is for manual speed. A button for manual speed and last to press the power is on and a small blue light near the pulse button indicates that the power is on. Below the interface panel is a blue LCD that displays information such as the group ring in use. The time remaining in the cycle overload indicator (if open) and the total number of duty cycles

The design of the entire blender glass is patented by Blendtec due to its rectangular shape. 

Blunt ends may leak content. All three viewing angles make it all look pristine, so the container has a 2-liter (64-ounce) capacity and is made of BPA-free copolymer. It also bears the NSF International Registration Seal, the general public health standard it sets. (formerly known as the National Institute of Health) for food service equipment and supplies for businesses.

The blade assembly has a 3-inch stainless steel blade across the clock. This set melts into the glass and does not separate. The tip of the metal blade on the bottom of the glass fits snugly against the glass piece. For titanium connectors