Using a blender as a vegan has become second nature to me and I have thus had to use different blenders as I grew older. The one that got interesting to me, when I purchased it,is the blendtec classic 575 blender.
This blender became so interesting to me due to all its features that I discovered one by one. As I continued to use it over the years I developed more of an interest in its powerful function.
After checking a lot of reviews about it before I bought it last year, what attracted it to me was the fact that it was considered one of the luxurious blender brands.
However, I discovered many things from it of which some were positive while others were a huge negative after using it for 6 years.
So in this review I will be unloading all about the blendtec classic 575 blenders so you can see what it really is and more importantly what it can do for you.
I will mainly talk about its performance, features and capabilities and the blendtec brand as a whole.
I am only writing this review after having experience from three of the blendtec classic 575 blender (one which was mine, The other from home and the other based on my friends’ experience.
Blendtec classic 575 blender overview
Warranty: 8 years
Motor power: 3 horse power
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
What does it have?
First and foremost I want to say that the blendtec brand comes a long way and I can only compare it to something like Mercedes Benz brand.
This is because over the years blendtec has produced very efficient and durable blenders in history.
This was to cater for the public demand which required blenders which could last longer and still work well.
Tom Dickson, the founder, made the blendtec brand go viral on his YouTube videos which was a bridge for the blenders to be shown on BBC and other media platforms.
The brand has indeed delivered on this aspect because when I grew up we had about two blenders, one was a blendtec and the other was a Vitamix.
My favorite was always the vitamix purely because I liked their design. Both these blender brands did last for a long time and I would say they both were equal in terms of durability.
However, as I grew older I decide to purchase the blendtec classic 575 blender as my first “out of home” blender and this is the one I have been using for sometime ( from 2012) when I became vegan.
I have found the features were better than what I had expected from a blendtec design. Below are the features of this blender that you get when you purchase it.
- Choice of six colors for the blendtec classic 575
You get to choose the color you want for your blender.
- 3 Horsepower on the 1575 W motor of the blender
- LCD buttons to operate which are luminous
So, do you enjoy a blender which lights up when your kitchen lights are off?
If so, then the blendtec has this and I think this design is what made me start loving the blendtec brand.
The blenders has 7 operating buttons such as the pulse, stop and then variations of speed from high to low.
What I love about the blendtec
Now that you know what the blendtec classic 575 blender comes with now let me talk about what I love about my 575 and why I enjoy using it.
- Very strong
This blender is the best when it comes to blending your foods especially the tough ones.
I have found that when I use strong and tough fruits to make smoothies for my meals the blendtec tends to work even better for some reason.
I think the main reason is because it is designed for tougher fruits and vegetables and I think this is why I say it was great value for my money.
What makes it even stronger is its uniquely and improved blender blades which are made up of stainless steel.
- Hands-free option
Since I am an athlete and I am always on the go and rushing, having the hands-free option in the blendtec is what topped it all for me and it was one of the reasons why I purchased the blendtec classic 575 blender.
I normally use it when I do smoothies for my quick lunches.
- 8 year warranty
Besides the fact that I got a warranty that is longer than that of my car (ha-ha) the warranty leaves me with peace of mind since I have had my blendtec replaced once.
I did not have money to actually purchase another one 2 years ago so the warranty was helpful.
The design is also aesthetically pleasing pleasing since it fits well with my kitchen layout.
- Dishwasher safe
Again another convenience which comes with this blender is that you can put it n your dishwasher.
- Very affordable
Compared to other blendtec blenders the 575 classic is very affordable and thus that was why it was a no brainer for me to purchase it.
It all boils down to value for money and for the investment and considering you will have it for more than 8 years is a great bargain.
If you do the calculations you are basically paying $50 per year., which is $5 per month…and most people spend more than this per month on a cup of coffee at starbucks…
When i did this simple calculation it was a no brainer to invest in the blendtec classic 575 blender which will not only save me money from going to starbucks ,but will make me more healthier.
The blendtec can be used for almost any application such as ice breaking, bread dough, chopping veggies and juice blending.
- LCD display
Let’s face it guys we live in a digital world so you can’t blame me why I love LCD display feature of this blender.
Folks you are busy and do not have time like me this feature is the best since it saves me lots of time as you just put in the water and the 575 will wash itself.
How cool is that right?
What I do not like about the blendtec
Having talked about what I love about my 575 let me fill you in with the unfortunate negatives I have not liked and the reason I will be checking a vitamix brand instead.
I did say that the blendtec 575 classic blender fits in well in the kitchen, however the major drawback is that it does not fit well in terms of size.
So if you are considering purchasing it be sure you have enough kitchen space otherwise your blender may be exposed to many things such as falling on the floor and possibly cracking (even though it is quite durable and tough).
- Warranty servicing is not too great
As I said before that I did replace my blendtec few years back, however this process was not easy at all.
I had to ask them over and over again for my replacement and they took them and thought I broke it on purpose.
It was only after I had told them about the conditions of the warranty did they start attending to me.
Again this was my experience and it happened few years ago so I hope they have fixed that service problem.
- Blades not 100% durable
As much as this blender was the toughest,but my blendtec started not performing after I had done about 200 blends and this was disappointing since I had trusted this blender to last longer that this.
However, my replacement blenders has been performing well from 2015 with no problems. My first one had failed at the end of 2015.
- Assembling complexity
Compared to the vitamix we had at home I really struggled with assembling the whole of this blender.
Now when it comes to the blendtec 575 classic blender it has a lot going for it. Given the ability to handle tough fruits and vegetables it makes it the toughest I have ever had.
Even though the first one gave me problems I do give this blender the benefit of a doubt that maybe it was a factory fault or something.
This is because the second one I got has outlasted the one I had before and it doesn’t give me any major problems with get the job done (performance).
The only thing I particularly do not like about this blender is the size and warranty service that I got.
Other than that this blender is the best in terms of quality and performance. I would say with performance it beats vitamix blenders by a certain margin.
However, I will be getting the vitamix soon. So that will help me do a proper comparison between these two blender brands.
So if you are looking to purchase a high performance and long-lasting blender then the blendtec 575 classic blender is your best bet especially if you are a busy person like me and you can’t afford to waste time operating and looking at the blender while it performs.
Take home message
Having had the blendtec 575 classic blender for over 5 years it has really performed better than what I had thought.
I have used it for all my applications as a vegan to make my smoothies and chopping veggies.
With the powerful motor and stainless steel blades this blenders has proven that it is great for even the toughest applications you can imagine in the kitchen.
The blendtec classic 575 blenders has a very long warranty of 8 years which is great, However, I had a bad experience when I wanted to get a replacement of my blender.
The blender (the first one) did not last longer than the second one I got,which I considered to be a factory fault.
I hope this review of my blendtec classic 575 blender was fruitful to you and I hope it helped you know what this blender is all about.
If you have any questions regarding this post or if you want to add your comments you are more than welcome to do that by commenting below.