Writing a Blendtec 625 review was on my blogging bucket list. I was able to blog for Blendtec a few months back, and received a Blendtec Designer 625 Blender. (affiliate link) I’m in love, ya’ll! Let me tell you all about this gorgeous piece of kitchen equipment, and why this power tool should be on your kitchen wish list.
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Prior to Blendtec, I had been using the blender that went with my Bosch stand mixer- I considered it to be a really nice blender. The mixer runs around $400 and features a top of the line 800 W motor, and you have to add the blender jar for around $70. I found mine at a yard sale for a ridiculously low price and it was an older model, but it was still what I’d consider a really nice blender. And then the blender jar broke.
Instead of investing another $70 in an older model blender, I dragged out my vintage beehive Oster that I’ve used for years to buy time while deciding what to do. The Oster classic beehive is an awesome little kitchen workhorse, and still the blender that I’d recommend for anyone looking in the standard department store price range. The classic Oster is well engineered and performs well for its class. It’s great for basic blending and even for grinding spices. But it gave me green smoothies that look like this:
I realized that if I wanted smooth smoothies, something needed to be done.
Light From Heaven
I was SO excited when my Blendtec 625 arrived in the mail. It’s a beautiful machine, and so powerful! After using my Blendtec, I can say this: the only comparison between this and the previous blenders I’ve used is that they both are marketed as blenders. Blendtec is way outside of the class of blender that I was used to. It’s sort of like getting your dream car and then realizing that you have been driving around town on a riding lawnmower.
This lovely machine is engineered to produce creamy, perfectly smooth concoctions. And the neat thing is that they have the programming already done for you! So I can fill the blender jar with my ingredients, hit the smoothie button and walk away. And this is what you can expect from a Blendtec. Every. Time.
Can you believe this chocolate goodness is a sugar free Magic Minty Chocolate Green smoothie?
Needless to say, I’m in love with the results. And my Blendtec 625. Let me show you around the control panel.
Blendtec 625 Controls
This is what you’ll find on the controls of your 625
The machine automatically adjusts the speed and settings for any of the pre-programmed settings: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, and Hot Soup. Or you can adjust the slider to speed and pulse or run the blender in full manual mode. The smooth keypad wipes clean easily.
And speaking of easy to clean: the blender jar is super wide, and the blades are dull. These feature makes the jar very easy to clean with no disassembly required and no boo-boos from super sharp blades. I love the large mouth jar, and that it can not only hold large batches of food, but it can also fit easily under the cabinets (unlike the Vitamix).
You can see it in action here:
I was skeptical that non-sharp blades could really blend well, but I’m now a believer. The 1625 watt, 3 horsepower motor pulverizes and whips anything in its path! If you’ve never seen the “Will It Blend?” videos produced by Blendtec, you should take a few minutes. But please never NEVER show my boys the Will It Blend videos. Things could get dicey. <ba-bump-ching!>
Color Choices for the Designer 625
I love all of the color options that Blendtec has added in their Designer 625 line! I went with classic black, but the Designer 625 comes in seven gorgeous color combinations:
Warranty & Shipping
I was so hesitant to consider getting a high end blender because of the cost. But every Blendtec comes with a full 8 year warranty. They are incredible machines that are built to last. I’ve realized that the Blendtec is a large appliance at heart, but just with a smaller footprint. So if you’re serious about selecting great kitchen equipment, this machine should be on your wish list.
When you’re ready to purchase a Blendtec 625, you can get free shipping through my affiliate link here:
A More Affordable Option
If you want the power and reliability of a Blendtec, but need to get in at a lower price point, the refurbished classic will save you $100 and they’re very highly rated and come with a 7 year warranty. Or you might consider the Blendtec Classic refurbished models-a steal at only $279.