The winner was Diane H of IL.
I am extremely excited for today’s giveaway. The folks over at Blendtec were extremely generous and provided both a blender for me to review AND a unit for giveaway so one of you will have Christmas early this year!
I have wanted a fancy blender for a long time. I had a nice-ish blender. It was about $100 so not cheap- but it never got the smoothness or creaminess that I wanted in smoothies and such.
I was very excited to compare my current blender to the Blendtec to see how they compared and if the Blendtec really was worth the extra investment.
There are several models of Blendtec blenders and a few price points. The one that I have is the Designer 725 model and a twister jar- this one is the top of the line and it is amazing!!
Here is what the front of the blender looks like- there are easy little pictures you push according to what you want to make and the blender does everything. From left to right there is a button for- smoothies, salsa or other chunkier type recipes, ice cream, juice, soup and then the self clean feature. The screen also prompts you and tells you the speed.
There is also a little line under those things and you can use those lines to adjust how much of a pulse you want. So say you are making a soup but you want it to be chunky and not super smooth. You can use that pulse feature to get exactly the right texture. And it will stir your recipe by using the little pulse buttons!
I have made soup twice so far and the machine actually gets the soup hot! You toss in some veggies, broth, cheese etc… and in about 2 minutes you have dinner ready to go. I have also made several smoothies in the Blendtec and they are so creamy and perfectly blended. Previously I had to ad my liquid and greens to the blender first to blend and then the fruit to get the spinach completely blended and not chunky in the smoothie. That is no longer an issue for me as the Blendtec does a perfect smoothie in just seconds. Just toss it all in!
I also made carrot juice in my Blendtec- a juicer is a purchase we have considered in this house but the Blendtec took care of that. The juice was very smooth and fresh tasting.
We have not yet made ice cream with the Blendtec but that is on the list for sure. This one little blender really does do so many things in one. Oh and this giveaway also includes the Twister jar which is awesome. I have mentioned many times how much I love Almond Butter and I was floored with how easy it was in the Blendtec. Before it used to take me ages to get the right consistency in my food processor and the Blendtec made Almond Butter from whole almonds in about 2 minutes. Plus the blender has a feature to actually stir as you are processing your almonds! I don’t think I will ever buy peanut butter or almond butter again- it is just so easy with the Twister Jar.
Now for a few other quick features-
- The self clean feature is super easy- you put a small amount of water and dish soap and then push the button and it cleans itself. I just needed to do a little rinse and some extra cleaning of the lid.
- This will fit on a counter under a cabinet- I use mine every day now so I will probably start keeping it right on the counter.
- The blade is low in the blender and it is dull to touch so you don’t need to worry about removing it to clean or any accidents from a sharp blade.
- No tamper is needed with the Blendtec- just be sure the lid is on very securely.
- Made in America. Yay!
All in all this guy exceeded my expectations. If you have read MFA for awhile you know it is very rare that I rave about things. I have lots of things I love but I am always worried people will trust my recommendation and then get disappointed in a product. I did truly love this machine and I already told my husband that we have to get one of these for our parents for Christmas. This is a great tool if you want to have an active and healthy lifestyle- it makes smoothies, soups, juices, nut butters and so much more so simple and easy to prepare. You can eat clean and fresh in literally minutes.
AND NOW IT IS YOUR TURN!
Would you like to win a Blendtec Designer 725 with Wildside AND a Twister Jar? The value on this beauty is $725!!
If so just click below to enter. You will be asked to provide a mailing address. That is simply to expedite shipment of the prize and will be used for no other purpose.
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I will select a winner randomly on the 14th at 12pm PST.
This giveaway was generously provided by Blendtec. You can read all about the various Blendtec blenders here and you can follow them on Facebook here. There are a lot of great recipes and inspiration on the Instagram page here.