I grew up eating many good things that were made using a high-quality blender. When I was in high school my mom had a Vitamix and I was amazed at all the wonderful things it could do. When I got married, I told my husband I had to have one. He wasn’t so convinced. We were young and poor, and he had no idea how much it would bless our lives (and mostly my experiences in the kitchen). I was determined though, and constantly looked for ways to come up with the money. One day I just got lucky. I found a gem at a yard sale, and was able to turn around and sell it for just enough to purchase a blender.
I headed to Costco with the intention of buying a Vitamix, but this was my experience:
Blendtec or Vitamix? My experience…
I walked into Costco with the intent of buying a Vitamix, but I didn’t want to buy it if a promotion was just around the corner and I could get it cheaper, so I walked to the customer service counter and asked “When is your next Vitamix promotion?”
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He let me know of one coming up, but then he said, “But you really should consider a Blendtec.” I asked more questions and he told me that working at the Costco Customer Service counter, he saw many Vitamix blenders get returned because they stopped working or something broke. He then said, “it is very rare that we get a Blendtec returned.”
I then walked to the appropriate isle, picked up my Blendtec, made my purchase, and I have been happy ever since.
Now, this post is not about slamming Vitamix. It’s a good blender. If that’s what you have, there is no reason to switch. My mom had one for many years and it served our family wonderfully.
However, if you are trying to decide between the two, maybe Mr. Costco Guy’s words of advise will be useful to you too. Shortly after purchasing my Blendtec, my mom’s Vitamix gave out. After hearing about my experience, she returned it to Costco and brought home a Blendtec.
My older sister has always had a Vitamix and loved it. Last week I needed to make a smoothie for a post I was doing, but I was at her house so I used her Vitamix. As I was blending the smoothie there was a loud, uncomfortable sound near the end. My sister was like “It sounds like there is metal in there! Did you leave a spoon in it?” I assured her that the hardest thing in the blender was a frozen banana, but I put my hand inside to see if I could feel any foreign objects. I could not, so her kids and I proceeded to drink our smoothies. As I went to pour the last little bit in a cup, LUCKILY I noticed a shiny piece of metal!!!
Upon further inspection I noticed it was ONE OF THE BLADES! Thank goodness none of us swallowed it! My sister was horrified. Granted, she had had her blender for many years, but still! You should be able to expect the BLADE of your blender to stay in tact. I can’t see this ever happening with my Blendtec because the blade is way different (super thick).
Needless to say, my sister is headed to Costco to replace her blender with a Blendtec, and I’m officially convinced that I made the right choice. 🙂
I contacted Blendtec and asked if we could give away one of their blenders to one of you, and they kindly agreed to give one up! Not only are we giving away a Blendtec today, but we are giving away their Designer 725 and the Twister jar (over $700 value).
May the odds be ever in your favor so that you don’t have to sell your belonging to purchase one (like I did). Don’t forget to “Like” Blendtec on Facebook to thank them for participating in this awesome giveaway!