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Blendtec vs Vitamix 780 Review Touchscreen Models

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WHICH TOUCHSCREEN BLENDER IS BEST?

The Vitamix 780, is a G-Series Next Generation model and their first ever Vitamix with touchscreen controls.

As you may know, the Blendtec Designer Series (all touchscreen models) has been on the market for some time. Until now, this was a unique feature that separated Blendtec from the pack.

Now that there’s some competition, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about which of these touchscreen blenders I think is the best value and overall winner in terms of quality, features and performance.

We all know people who have only owned 1 kind of car their whole life and would never dream of changing.

High-power blender enthusiasts are often the same! Both brands will always have diehard fans who will be loyal to Blendtec or Vitamix even as the different models change and evolve.

My quick take on this situation is this: when it comes to either of these touchscreen beauties, you just can’t go wrong with any Blendtec Designer touchscreen model or the Vitamix 780.

Blendtec machines are considerably more powerful (more on that below). However, I personally have never found the difference in horsepower to prevent me from blending up any food, beverage or dessert I wished with a Vitamix.

Aside from the motor, you will find no major discrepancies in terms of performance, lifespan, or technology; and you will be joining the ranks of lucky Blender Babes and Gents with the newest, coolest, and most ultra-modern pro blenders on the market!

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For this Blendtec vs Vitamix review – we are going to look at the top of the line in the Blendtec Designer Series, the Blendtec 725 compared to the top of the line Vitamix 780.

Rather than try to sway you one way or the other, here is enough detailed feedback to help you sort through the unique qualities of each.

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – COST

Blendtec and Vitamix blenders both have incredibly long lifespans – I’m talking 5, 10, or even 15 years longer than a regular blender. For this reason, you will end up investing more up front.

The Vitamix 780 currently retails for $719, and the Blendtec 725 retails for $679.

Both brands have awesome deals on refurbished blenders that include a full warranty.

Vitamix recently released a certified refurbished Vitamix 780 for $519 and added it to their (best deals going) refurbished Vitamix lineup!

Blendtec has a refurbished Blendtec 725 that’s $549.

So, if cost is a major factor for you, you may want to look either at Blendtec, or a different Vitamix model such as the Vitamix 750 – which is almost identical to the Vitimax 780 (minus the touchscreen).

For both brands, refurbished blenders are LIKE NEW. The base housing, jars, cookbooks, tamper (with Vitamix) – everything is replaced.

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BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – PAYMENT PLANS

GOOD NEWS – you do NOT have to come up with the whole amount up front! Both brands will split it up into installments to make it easier on your budget.

Vitamix offers Easy Pay through Paypal (USA) and a 3 or 5 Payment Plan Option (CANADA) when you’re going through checkout, which you can order with a credit or debit card.

Blendtec has 3, 6, or 12-month payment plans with financing through Affirm (great credit not required!).

This is NOT available at other retail outlets!

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – NOISE

Vitamix and Blendtec blenders are both robust, powerful machines that make a fair amount of noise!  Fortunately they blend up most items very quickly (a few minutes or less).

The Vitamix 780 is a tad more quiet than the Blendtec 725 due to subtle difference in their motors (more on this below). The Blendtec 725, however, has tweaked their technology a bit making the 725 model a little less noisy than previous Blendtec blenders despite being more powerful.

For both blenders, the touchscreen does appear to muffle the sound a bit, but this is a very minor difference that I barely notice.

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – DESIGN

POWER

The Vitamix 780 is armed with an 11.5 amp, 2.2 horsepower motor. 2.2 HP can handle any whole food ingredient with no problem. If you’ve never owned a Vitamix, you will be amazed at how much it outperforms a regular blender’s motor, which can struggle to blend something as simple as ice cubes.

The Blendtec 725 features their strongest motor yet, upgraded to a 15 amp, 3.8 peak HP design. This is a serious motor that can pulverize almost anything.

Will you notice a difference in these motors? Yes and no. I challenge you to find a food Blendtec can handle that a Vitamix can’t!  Without a doubt, Blendtec has a stronger motor. But unless you need to blend up your smartphone (downsizing?), I think you’ll be just fine with both.

Note: if you have extra time to kill and would actually ENJOY watching someone blend an iPhone…be sure to check out the endlessly entertaining Will It Blend videos! 🙂

SPEED

The Vitamix 780 has a wide RPM range of 500 to 37,000 and at it’s fastest, the blade tip speed can go up to 270 MPH. The ability to blend with such a low RPM is one of the advantages Vitamix has over Blendtec and other blenders. The Vitamix 780 also has the same 10 manual speeds as earlier models.

Compared to earlier models, Blendtec has upped their speed with the 725. At the lowest speed it goes 2500 RPM and at its fastest, can hit 28,000 RPM with a blade tip speed of 330 MPH. The Blendtec 725 has a ONE HUNDRED SPEED touch slider – which provides much more precision with manual control. Read more about this below.

SIZE 

Vitamix 780 vs Blendtec 725 Review by Blender Babes

The Blendtec 725 is 15.5 inches tall with the Wildisde Jar and weighs in at 10.7 pounds. Like almost all Blendtec models, it easily fits under kitchen cabinets and stands its ground even if you’re blending up a bunch of heavy or frozen ingredients.

The Vitamix 780 is 17 ½ inches tall with the Next Generation 64 oz. Low Profile Container – this is a desirable feature in the Next Generation G-series models because they will fit easily under most kitchen cabinets. At 12 ½ pounds it’s heavy enough to stay put when you’re blending items that might otherwise cause the blender to vibrate or move across the countertop.

One design feature Vitamix has over Blendtec that I like, is the 6-foot power cord wraps under the base so you can hide extra length from sight.

COLORS AVAILABLE

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If you’re a fan of bright colors, you may want to snag a red Vitamix 780. This model also comes in black.

Your color options for the Blendtec 725 are Stainless Steel, Stainless White, and Gunmetal (note: the refurbished Blendtec 725 only comes in stainless steel).

CONTROLS AND USER FRIENDLINESS

Both blenders have a flat digital touchscreen display. Gone are the protruding knobs, dials and buttons! The touchscreen may take a little getting used to, but the Vitamix 780 and Blendtec 725 are intuitive, contemporary, and fun to use (not to mention their cool futuristic look)!

A backlit hardened glass panel has replaced the Vitamix 780’s manual knob and dial and it now responds to your touch. When you select a feature it lights up and turns blue.

For both models, you control the manual speed slider by gliding your finger along the responsive variable speed selector (unless you are using a preset).

Here is one major difference between the Blendtec vs Vitamix.

The Blendtec 725 has an incredible range of 100 speeds vs Vitamix’s 10 speeds. When I say responsive, I mean VERY responsive – as in, hypersensitive to the touch. It’s MUCH more responsive than the Vitamix manual speeds AND it has more precise control. You can barely move your finger to increase or decrease speed where with the Vitamix when jumping from 1 speed to the next sometimes there’s a slight delay.

For more about the touchscreen controls, check out our Vitamix 780 unboxing and our Blendtec 725 review.

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PRESETS

The Vitamix 780 and Blendtec 725 both have convenient pre-programmed settings that will come in handy all the time.

Vitamix 780 presets – found on the left side of the control panel – are (from top to bottom): Smoothie, Frozen Dessert, Soup, Purée, and Clean.

The Blendtec 725 has 6 presets from Left to Right: Smoothie, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, and Clean.

A few more notes about navigating the touchscreen controls.

On a Vitamix 780, choose the setting or manual speed you want then press START/STOP. Pre-programmed settings will automatically speed up, slow down, or stop after a certain amount of time (this will vary based on what you are blending).

For the manual option, press start, choose your speed and just turn it off when you’re ready by pressing STOP/START.

Similarly, the Blendtec 725 shuts off automatically at the end of a pre-programmed blend cycle. Just touch your desired setting and walk away. You do not need a tamper to press ingredients into the blade (more on this later).

One feature I particularly LOVE that the Blendtec 725 has which no Vitamix has, is you can also add time to all of your blends!! You simply tap the chosen setting and each time will “Add 10” seconds. You can keep repeating up 90 seconds – letting you customize the presets to your needs and personal taste.

BLENDING CONTAINERS/JARS

All current Blendtec and Vitamix containers are made of heavy duty, BPA-Free copolyester plastic. For being so durable, you’ll be surprised how lightweight they are. And if you happen to drop one – they are virtually unbreakable. (I mean, don’t go out of your way to drop them off a skyscraper or anything…but they can withstand a lot! hmmmm… new Blender Babes video idea?!?)

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The Vitamix 780 has the Next Generation 64 ounce low profile compact jar. You’ll love the Low Profile Jar, but FYI you may need to create bigger blends to get it to work properly due to the 4 inch wide base. Like all Next Generation blenders, the 780 is only compatible with the following Vitamix Jars: 48 oz. and 32 oz. jars (smaller portions such as single serve ice creams and nut butters work best with these sizes) and the special 32 oz. dry goods jar.

It is not recommended to use the classic tall Standard 64 oz. jar (used with many C-series models) on any Next Generation models due to the larger motor and newer air flow features. I didn’t know this at first, especially since the jar fits on these models and it seems to blend just fine. However when a company tells you not to do something and there’s sharp blades involved, I tend to listen!

Also it cannot be used with the S-Series personal blender jars.

All jars come with their own perfectly sized tamper – which you WILL use. One plus Vitamix containers have is you can usually fill them to the brim (hot liquids excluded!) without their super secure lids flying off! Just use that tamper to push everything down!

Note: Vitamix containers are NOT dishwasher safe. Once you’re finished blending, wash and rinse as quickly as you can. TRUST. ME.

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All Blendtec jars can be used interchangeably with all of their blender models. They can also all blend both wet and dry goods. Available Jars include:

 Fourside Jar – 64 oz. The original jar has a 3 inch blade. This jar used to come standard on blenders until Blendtec revolutionized the blending industry with the Wildside Jar. I use a Fourside Jar for grinding my dry goods since it pits and clouds the jar.

 Wildside Jar – Extra large 90 oz, 3 quart. This is their largest capacity container, it has a larger 4-inch blade.

 Mini Wildside Jar – 46 oz, measured 24 oz. Great for smaller blends. I like the new latching lid on this jar.

Twister Jar – Blendtec’s jar especially made for thicker dishes/purees such as nut butters, single serve ice creams, and smaller portions.

Mini-Twister Jar – this is half the size of the standard Twister Jar, and you can use it for really small amounts and thicker dishes/purees (however my personal preference is the standard sized Twister Jar).

Blendtec jars have black measurements on the side which are easier to read. That said, you usually don’t want to fill your jar much higher than the max measurement. The suction lids are not as strong as Vitamix and with that kind of power… you want to be able to press smoothie and walk away from the machine and not come back to clean green smoothie off the walls!

Note: All blendtec jars come with a single blunt blade that you cannot cut yourself on. They are also easier to clean, both by hand and they are also dishwasher safe – load the jar in the top shelf.

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX PERFORMANCE 

Vitamix and Blendtec are both commercial grade blenders that will be part of your life for a decade or more! Both of these brands are considered the best blender for smoothies which is why they are favored by the vast majority of smoothie shops. There is simply no ordinary blender on the market that will ever outlast either one.

Here’s a breakdown of how they handle some of the many products you can create:

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – SMOOTHIE MAKING

Blendtec-725-vs-Vitamix-780-smoothieIf you’ve never made a smoothie with a professional grade blender, you will love how different the end results are when you blend up fresh or frozen fruits and veggies with a Vitamix 780 or Blendtec 725.  These newer models will create smoothies that are velvety and free of graininess or chunky pieces of fruit 100% of the time.

Both of these blenders have a SMOOTHIE pre-set which allows you to press the setting and walk away from your machine.

While cheaper blenders often struggle, overheat, or fail to thoroughly blend tougher ingredients like ice cubes, carrots, or frozen fruit, these machines do so quickly and without much effort – giving you the kind of high quality smoothie you would expect at a smoothie shop (you know, the places that charge $5 – $8 bucks or even more depending on the ingredients).

Bottom line: both will yield perfect smoothies.

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – JUICING

Blendtec-725-vs-Vitamix-780-juiceMany first-time buyers are pleased to learn they can make fresh whole-food juices with both a Vitamix and Blendtec. Unlike a traditional juicer that separates the juice from the pulp, these blenders use the entire fruit or veggie which means a few things: you will get all the fiber, and the finished product contains many additional vitamins and nutrients.

The Blendtec 725 has a pre-programmed WHOLE JUICE setting for 50 seconds. If I’m doing an extremely fibrous juice, this is where the “Add 10” feature really comes in handy. I usually add 10 to 20 seconds more and then I can walk away from the blender and start cleaning up my kitchen.

Since the Vitamix 780 does not have this pre-set, you would just use your manual settings starting on speed low and sliding your finger up to the highest speed. You many need to use your tamper to assist the blender by pushing the ingredients into the blades. You will then press the STOP/START setting when complete.

While not required, some whole-food juice fans will run their juice though a strainer after blending.

Whole-food juicing also requires much less produce. If you’ve ever owned a juicer you know how much fresh produce you need to buy to get just 1 small glass of juice (for example, you need around 6 carrots to get 1 small glass of juice).

Bottom line: The Vitamix 780 and Blendtec 725 both create delicious vibrant juices quickly and easily – no noticeable difference here.

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – SOUP
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The “soup” preset is a great feature that allows you to make homemade hot soup. I love the fact that both Vitamix and Blendtec can take cold ingredients and turn them into piping hot soup via the friction created by the blades, and the process takes about 5-6 minutes. I just toss in my soup ingredients and hang out for a few, then dinner is ready.

Of course, if you use warm or hot liquid, your soup is ready even sooner!

The Blendtec 725 is a more powerful blender than the Vitamix 780 and therefore finishes the job slightly quicker. (This should not create any issues for most, as we are only talking about a time difference of around 90 seconds.) The Blendtec 725 soup setting is programmed for 90 seconds, so again you will use the “Add 10” feature for more time, usually it can go from cold to hot in 3-4 minutes. The Vitamix 780’s soup setting runs for 6 minutes.

To make a chunky soup for either blender: add additional ingredients at the end, such as veggies, pasta, rice, cooked meat and quickly PULSE 2-3 times to chop the ingredients into the soup.

Bottom line: Both blenders can easily create delicious raw, hot and chunky soups in minutes!

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – CHOPPING

Blendtec-725-vs-Vitamix-780-choppingIf you like the idea of saving time (and your wrists) from labor-intensive chopping, a high power blender can be a game-changer by taking care of this chore in literally seconds.

Both blenders can perform a wet chop and a dry chop depending on what you’re making. I use a wet chop for cabbage and cauliflower rice, and a dry chop for grating parmesan cheese or onions (which I HATE hand chopping!)

To be clear, Blendtec and Vitamix blenders are not as good at chopping certain things as traditional food processors – the blades are powerful but unlike true food processors, they are blunt and not sharp. The Vitamix blades, although not super sharp, are sharper than Blendtec’s 100% blunt blade and therefore more precise at chopping. Vitamix also has a lower RPM than Blendtec, which can also give you more precision and control when chopping. That said, the Blendtec 725 has an awesome range of variable speeds (much better than all their other models) that improve its ability to chop and dice.

Bottom line: Both machines can definitely get simple jobs done (think chopped veggies for your soup or omelet, or making salsa). If you need to chop up large quantities on a frequent basis, I suggest a conventional food processor – especially if you want you want your diced fruits and veggies to look pretty and precise.

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – GRINDING

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Vitamix and Blendtec blenders have multiple grinding capacities that would normally require a whole separate kitchen appliance!

You can use manual speeds to create things like fresh flours or finely milled flaxseed, chia or oats. It is also perfect for fresh-ground coffee!

For the Vitamix 780 you may want their special dry goods jar to make flours (which has to be purchased separately). We have tested grinding with the regular wet jar and it WILL grind flours. However, the dry goods jar has a different blade that circulates the the outside, pushing the flour against the sides of jar. If you’re going to grind flour all the time, the dry goods jar is a good investment, because over time flours will dull the wet jar’s blades.

The Blendtec 725 comes with a Wildside Jar. This and all the other additional jars and blades are designed to handle dry blends, so there’s no need to buy an additional container.

Keep in mind that when you grind up hard grains, over time both the Vitamix and Blendtec containers will take on a cloudy appearance, as the flour pits the jar interior. If this matters to you, I suggest using 1 designated container solely for grains.

You may be surprised to learn that both blenders are pros at grinding meat! See our Blendtec vs Vitamix Meat Grinding review. For those of you who are not vegetarian, yet are health-conscious and wish to avoid processed foods and harmful antibiotics, nitrates, and other toxic meat additives, consider grinding your own meat so you can control the quality. I talked to a butcher about this and he said it’s always better to buy fresh meat and grind yourself since the meat you buy already ground is older, among other things…

Bottom Line: Both machines are every bit as powerful as separate grain mill or meat grinder and can grind flours, seeds, coffee and meat to the consistency you desire.

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX – ICE CREAM
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I am a huge fan of ice cream, and I have a long list of drool worthy Blendtec and Vitamix ice cream recipes that are dairy-free and often sugar-free as well. I love to make single servings of these guiltless desserts, and when I make them for friends they are often shocked to learn they are actually eating something healthy.

Both machines have ICE CREAM presets that give you ice creams and sorbets in less than 5 minutes!!! You achieve this by adding ice cubes and your desired ingredients.

The Vitamix 780 has a slight advantage because of their patented tamper. With the Blendtec 725, when the cold ice cream creates an air pocket around the blade, you’ll have to stop blending and shake it out and continue blending. Pretty easy to do, however the Blendtec Twister Jar eliminates this issue and I highly recommend it.

There are a few tricks to learn in order to get your frozen desserts just right, but if you’re an ice cream fan I highly recommend taking a few minutes to learn these tips and once you do, you’ll be an expert. We cover everything you need to know for both blenders here: Blendtec vs Vitamix ICE CREAM TIPS.

Bottom line: Both blenders make delicious guilt free ice cream for you and the whole family.

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX 780: CLEAN UP

Everyone has their #1 reason for deciding to finally buy a power blender. Like me, improved health might be the starting point of your quest. When I first watched a demonstration, the deciding factor for me was the SUPER EASY CLEAN UP!!

Vitamix and Blendtec jars and blade are all one piece, so you do not have to dismantle anything and carefully clean the separate blade, gasket, base and jar like regular blenders or blend and go type cups. They essentially clean themselves with a little soap and water! If you make as many smoothies as I do, you know the pain of having to constantly clean a blender. This will save you tons of time and work.

Unlike most of the other models they offer, the Vitamix 780 and Blendtec 725 both have a CLEAN preset. To use the clean preset you just add a cup of water and a drop or 2 of dish soap to the jar, place it on the base, and touch the ‘clean’ setting.

Once the blender is done you just give the container and lid a quick rinse with warm water to get the soap out – and you’re done!

If you’re making sticky things like nut butters, you will have to do a little extra work by hand – just be sure not to cut yourself on the Vitamix blade as it will remain inside the container. The blunt Blendtec blade can’t cut you and is easier to clean around.

It might be tempting to procrastinate the cleaning (not nearly as fun as the “eating or drinking” part) – but it’s best to do it right away as it will take a whole lot longer if you wait for ingredients to dry and stick to the container.

Note: Vitamix jars are NOT dishwasher safe. Blendtec jars are dishwasher safe, place on the top shelf. That said even though it’s BPA free polycarbonate, it’s still plastic. Only put in the dishwasher for the occasional deep cleaning.

Also, keep in mind that the smooth glass on both blenders is WAY easier to wipe down with the absence of protruding knobs and dials.  Takes 2 seconds!

BLENDTEC VS VITAMIX: WARRANTY & DURABILITY

If you’re going to invest in a professional grade blender, I firmly believe you should have a warranty to ensure you have peace of mind and no buyer’s remorse! Vitamix and Blendtec are known for offering best-in-class warranties.

The Vitamix 780 comes with a 7-year warranty that covers all parts, performance and labor (and they’ll even cover shipping both ways if you decide it’s not for you within 30 days).

If you need a repair, Vitamix will fix it within 30 days; if they can’t repair it, they will either give you another machine or a full refund. They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.

The Blendtec 725 comes with a full 8 year warranty (3 years for certified refurbished Blendtec blenders).

Like Vitamix, Blendtec also offers a full refund with 30 days if you are unhappy for any reason with your purchase. Unlike Vitamix, they do not cover shipping for repairs or returns.

Vitamix and Blendtec both have amazing customer service and will handle any issues professionally and quickly.

FINAL THOUGHTS

In our comprehensive Blendtec vs Vitamix review, you can find a point-by-point breakdown to help you figure out which brand will fit your specific needs.

The points listed below hold true for this Vitamix 780 vs Blendtec 725 comparison.

So…..

You may be a BLENDTEC 725 Blender Babe if:
You want a slightly more economical All-In-One Blender
You prefer 100% automation plus pre-programmed cycles
You want to be able to add time to your blends
You want to be able to put your jar in the dishwasher
You like a blunt blade that is easy to clean and you can’t cut yourself on
You don’t want to have to buy an additional jar for dry goods
You want to blend small volumes of ice creams, nut butters, and thick purees (will want the Twister Jar)
You want less expensive jars when they need replacing or additional
You want to own the top of the line Blendtec!

You may be a VITAMIX 780 Blender Babe if:
You need the greater RPM range for very specific recipes
You like a heavier blender
You like having a tamper to assist with blending
You plan to chop a lot and don’t have a food processor
You want to blend small volumes of ice creams, nut butters and thick purees (will want a 48oz jar or smaller)
You want to own the top of the line Vitamix!

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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

221 thoughts on “Blendtec vs Vitamix 780 Review Touchscreen Models”

  1. Thanks for your informative review. I currently have a blendtec but have heard a lot of great things about the vitamix.

  2. Thanks so much for the review! I’ve heard so many people raving about each of these blenders but this is the first time I have ever had the chance to easily compare the two. I would love to have a blender like these! I’ts frustrating to constantly have unblended pieces of ice in our smoothies!

  3. They both sound like awesome machines. Blenders can transform your health. Using one of these is doing it in style.

  4. Yes, I liked this Blendtec vs Vitamix review. You did a great job explaining the differences between the two and what their various features are. Yes, a high tech blender with a touchscreen does appeal to me since it appears to me that it would be easier to use a touchscreen on a blender than have to push a bunch of buttons or turn knobs.

  5. gloria patterson

    OMG this is just just just what I need and want!! I am having bariatric surgery and will be on a liquid diet for several before and after surgery. And this would be PERFECT

    1. Blender Babes

      A high powered blender is a must have for you! It will juice everything for you and make your life a tad bit easier when in recovery. xoxo

  6. Blender Babes

    Hey NE, I haven’t tested this with a decible reading… it might soften a little by not having as much contact/vibration with the table.

  7. Shakeia Rieux

    I would choose the Blendtec 725 because it’s something more for me than the other one,and it’s not as heavy.

    1. Shakeia Rieux

      I would choose the Vitamix 780 because of all the things it can be used for,and I like what the warranty covers.I know with having this it will be used a lot,not just by me but other family members.

  8. What a fantastic review, so much information! Thank you for all your time and efforts. I am going to spend some serious time sitting and reading through it all before I decide which one is more me 🙂

  9. Both are beneficial in our healthy lifestyle PERIOD! To try either would be amazing after training i need my protein so a smoothie is daily for me. I started picking up some healthy cookbooks and im experimenting with sauces making them homemade too. Thank you for all this information i read to a HEALTHY and HAPPY 2016 everyone.

  10. Patricia Kelley

    Yes I think that I would like these machines very much. The versatility and ease of use and clean up sounds awesome. I would be constantly using these machines. Would be my most used appliance.

  11. This has been very informative and eye-opening. I’m a foodie that is trying to eat better and healthier. Because I strive to eat quality foods, I am very addicted to food-related YouTube videos. I watch them day and night. I learn a lot through the videos but there are many details about these blenders that I see in this information. I was so unaware of what high-end blenders were capable of because they are so far out of my income bracket I didn’t dare look. But now that I’ve looked, I have major desire here.

    I personally like the BlendTec blender most. I like the look of the appliance and the different jar options. I would buy additional jars for specific tasks, because it makes sense to me. But nice to know the included one can be an all-purpose jar. The color options are more my style. The touch screen looks like it would be easier to use than the Vitamix.

    I currently have an inexpensive stand mixer, and food processor. A friend bought me a new blender that I’m awaiting delivery. Finding soup and smoothie recipes is what steered me to the Blender Babe YouTube channel and blenderbabes.com. I do a lot of baking and have only recently stopped buying baked goods altogether because I make my own from tortillas, biscuits, focaccia, pizza dough, cakes and cheesecakes. My favorite is cheesecake. Just finished a slice of my latest cheesecake that was done overnight chilling this morning. So yummy.

    I think using a blender will be the final tool that will allow me to eat much healthier than I ever have. It hasn’t been enough to cut out more sugars, salts, and preservatives from my baked goods. Seeing these professional blenders in depth makes me realize there is yet another mountain I can dream of climbing in my journey to eat and drink better.

  12. Im a blendtec babe! I love the blendtec height- to fit under my counter. And the dull blade sounds good to me as well.

  13. Since I do a great deal of chopping, it appears that Vitamix would be my best choice. However, I would be delighted to own either one!

  14. I love the Blendtec/Vitamix comparison – very helpful! Based on the info you’ve kindly provided, I hope to own a Blendtec one day – the ease of cleaning and blunt blade won me over.

  15. Blendtec, a couple concerns I had where
    1. the max hp output doesn’t add up, not possible to get that much hp out of any normal wall outlet.
    2. I’ve seen some reviews about the gasket getting shredded in the 725 causing the jar to leak and even leaving remnants of the gasket inside with whatever was being blended. Has this been fixed or still an issue?

    1. Blender Babes

      Hey Tyson!
      I’ve heard that horsepower isn’t the best measurement to go by, mostly marketing. It’s PEAK HP and not regular maybe that helps? Regarding the gasket- I’ve never shredded a gasket despite tens of thousands of blends in various blendtec machines but yes I know others have experienced it and I’ve seen those reviews – usually when making almond butter with no oil or freshly roasted nuts – which is hard for even a power blender and the Blendtec Wildside and Foursome jars are NOT the best for nut butters. If making I highly suggest the Blendtec Twister Jar. There’s an 8 year warranty on the jar so they will replace it if something happens. I always recommend trying out the blender for 30 days within their money back guarantee. You can’t REALLY know until you try it out! 🙂 Hope that helps! HAPY BLENDING! ~Blender Babe Tarashaun

  16. Yes, very much appeals. It would be great for my greens smoothies and also soups and sauces, for starters.

  17. I’m a Vitamix girl. First high power blender I ever had, so I’m pretty loyal to Vitamix. I understand Blentec is very good too though. I think either one is perfect really. You can’t beat either one of these powerful blenders.

  18. I’m not sure how I feel about touch controls. I guess because I consider a blender something that needs to be able to take some abuse, I’d worry about the controls messing up more quickly. I’ll probably wait a while before purchasing one to see how it works with other’s repeated use.

  19. I never quite understood the similarities and differences between the Vita Mix and the BlendTec machines before watching your videos. Very helpful indeed!

  20. The review is very informative. I have an old blender that over heats when I try to make a fruit smoothie. One of these would be great.

  21. I just bought a vitamix, but mine doesn’t have the variable speeds. I’ll survive. In this case I love your review and think I would have gotten then blendtec. The touchscreen adds a nice elegance to it, would love to try it.

  22. I don’t really like touchscreens, so I’ll stick with my RPM blender. The Vitamix 780 is a little taller than the Blentec 725, but it’s quieter.

  23. Thanks for a very thorough and detailed review of each of these touchscreen blenders. It made my decision so much easier!

  24. I always love the comparisons. These are great new fancy options! I am very impressed with the touchscreens.

  25. I am sure I would like either, since they both sound great! I would probably pick the Blendtec mainly because of the price. Plus I like the easier manual control.

  26. I choose the Blendtec blender because I own an older version, and my family already uses it every day. However, having a stick to plunge down the blender during recipes would be a nice feature. We love using the blender and making our smoothies, shakes, soups, desserts, meals, etc.

  27. I’d be happy with either of these great machines! I’m a huge fan of blended soups and both look capable of handling any of my recipes!

  28. Blender babes.
    I cannot believe how awesome both of the high quality blenders are. It makes it so hard to decide which to but. But this was so very helpful. Thank you

  29. Love the review. I would love either of these fine machines. I think I would lean toward the Blendtec only because of the shorter profile. It would be a lot easier fitting that baby under a cabinet. Thanks for the extensive side by side comparison.

  30. Gretchen Luper

    I love the Blendtec, it’s well worth the money. my aunt has one and she won’t even loan it out lol. love the touchscreen and no sharp blades. i also commented on the video page on you tube.

    1. Thanks Gretchen! Haha I don’t blame your aunt! I don’t lend mine out either- they are my babies! XOXO

  31. Azenette Russell

    I always prefer blendtec to vitamix! Especially since there are no sharp blades to worry about with the blendtec =p

  32. I became partial to the Blendtec after watching my son run a business using the Vitamix commercial model. I didn’t like the tamper aspect is all, other than that it did a great job. Now I am hooked, just trying to push myself to more green shading rather than all fruit.

  33. very detailed review and informative! I like the touch screen , modern,looks sleek and a wipe over and it’s clean.

  34. Thank you for the review of both blenders. After watching the video and reading the info, I believe I am partial to Blendtec. It sounds like the perfect blender for my home. The touchscreen will make an already amazing blender that much easier to use. I could see my family making so many things

  35. Alita Alexander

    I’ve used a Vitamix with a dial; haven’t seen a touch screen one yet, sounds incredible! I haven’t had the opportunity to use a Blendtec yet. I’ve heard good things and what you’ve said sounds like I need to find one soon!

  36. I love that Blendtec vs Vitamix Review!!! It’s Brand is really appealing in my eyes, in most mom’s of course especially who loves SHAKING! Yeah! I can’t afoord it, I admit but I’m willing to exchange anything I got just to have that. It’s a big help because it’s not just for juices to shake but also for soups and mixing well ingredients! I really Love it!, It’s one of my wishlist this year now…hmmm… it’ll take time for me to earn though, but I’ll try. 😀

  37. I really appreciate the information about the 2 blenders because I was curious as to what the differences are between them. I wouldn’t mind a touchscreen.

  38. Did I like this Blendtec vs Vitamix Review? Absolutely! Does a high tech blender with touchscreen appeal to me or not? Oh goodness yes! The touchscreen would make clean up so much easier than dials, knobs or buttons.

  39. I would love to have the Blendtec 725! I had a blendtec a few years ago but I accidentally knocked it off the counter and broke it. It was the best blender I have ever owned. But now, I cant afford a new one.

  40. Thanks for all this information!! I have used a Vitamix for a few months now and absolutely love it. Seeing the differences between the Blenctec and Vitamix has made me consider investing in a blendtec.

  41. Thank you for addressing the noise factor. Loud noises can trigger migraines for me. I use ear plugs every time I use my Blendtec but summertime it is still too loud. I would love to try the Vitamix since it is quieter.

  42. I would be a BLENDTEC 725 Blender Babe because I like the lower maintenance sound of it but I’m so new I probably don’t know what I’m talking about. Both sound pretty awesome. Thanks for the very thorough review.

  43. Interesting post, haven’t really thought about upgrading to a touch screen yet. Had no idea about not putting certain parts in the dishwadher, thanks for a great review!

  44. This blender looks wonderful! We make multiple smoothies every day, fruit and yogurt for my daughter, protein and fruit for my son and I have protein, fruit, and veggies!

  45. Thank you for this well thought out review comparing the two makes/models. I’ve never really understood the difference only that vitamix was more expensive. This really puts a good perspective on things. I love how things are becoming digital now. It’s about time! Also I was surprised you could also juice with these. I never knew that.

    For some reason just being able to blend my own fresh ingredients and not going out and buying sugary already prepared smoothies just is more statisfying. My long term goal is to eventually cut out a lot of sugar from my diet. In which I have done so far, it’s surprising how much sugar is in everything. I also want to start making everything from scratch – as much as I can, and also incorporating and trying new veggies ! Especially for my boyfriend He’s not the cook in the house but he will eat veggies if I make them! It’s better then him not eating salads. I’ll take it.

  46. Hi, This blender sounds awesome. I have heard this brand makes the best blenders that are made to last. It sounds easy to use and I would really like the touch screen feature. Thanks

  47. Excellent review…i do like the high-tech touch screen and added speeds of the Blendtec…though the Blendmix gives you more size

  48. Both are such powerful blenders, however the blend tech has blunt blades which make cleaning safer and I love the preset controls on it. Wish I had one!

  49. I love the comparison review, very fair review of the pros/cons of both units. The touchscreen is awesome and I would definitely love using a high tech blender – I can’t believe the Blendtec has 100 speed settings!

  50. Thank you for the review! Awesome work. I’ve been researching high level blenders for the last week but both the Vitamix and Blendtec prices seem to be out of reach for me – sigh. I love them equally.

  51. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux

    I liked this review I found it very helpful answering a few questions I had wondered about. A high tech blender is definitely something I am interest in testing out.

  52. Great review! Thank you! I love my Blendtec. It has a touch screen and works great! I especially love that it fits under my low cabinets built in 1980 and not yet replaced.

  53. Great Review! Blenders are so high tech these days. If I had this in my kitchen I would feel so posh. It is such an amazing blender, I would show it off to everyone that came over and then make them smoothies.

  54. Wow. This was such a detailed and thought out review, I was very impressed! I have never heard of either blenders before, but now I need one of them! Thank you for all the input about the differences, recommendations, opinions, everything!

  55. Hi girls. This is so excitingly wonderful. I like the fact you give us great choices that we can decide on which one suits our NEEDS!!!!. Thank you. @Blender babes.
    TRICIA EATON

  56. Sheila Zachowski

    I love my Blendtec, it fits under my counter and it has made my breakfast for me every day for the past six years, so no matter what Vitamix comes out with, I am still a Blendtec girl.

  57. I love the thought of a touch screen on this high speed blender. When I am baking I am a little messy and touch screens are so easy to wipe clean as opposed to the dials etc.

  58. Joanna Dawn Smith

    I am a Vitamix 780 gal, and I do like touchscreens! I would literally use this everyday, maybe multiple times a day because I have a big family and we love to create smoothies, and all kinds of recipes using our old blender. Having this Vitamix would be life changing for us!

  59. My only gripe with the Vitamix is that when making thick stuff (hummus, cashew cheez, etc.) it is hard to get out the stuff at the bottom. I’d love to try the Blendtec to see if it is better with this.

  60. awesome review, they both seem to do the job. Sometimes you wonder why they take such a simple and easy concept and make it more complicated.

  61. This is very informative review!! Yes a high tech blender with a touchscreen definitely appeals to me!!

  62. Thank you for the in-depth video review. I’ve never had such a high tech blender before. I’m sure that after I learned how to use it- I would love it and all of its functions.

  63. Michelle Castagne

    This is one of the most complete reviews I’ve ever read. The touchscreen appeal me. This blender looks awesome.

  64. Stephanie Phelps

    This review is so in depth! I loved it and I love the way Blendtec is easier to understand how to use and gives me more options at the touch!

  65. Since I have never used either blenders yet. By listening and reading the review, I think I’m more of a BLENDTEC 725 babe. Looks like it would fit my diet needs better.

  66. Yes, I think the Blendtec review was good and thorough. Their products seem great, and their blenders seem super high tech. The touch screen is a bit much, but I’m sure once you got the hang of it, it would be extremely handy.

  67. They both sound great. I’m not sure I need a touch screen. But like I St things after I have one I might prefer it?

  68. Darlene Wright

    Great Review! I can’t believe they’re just now coming out with a digital screen! Glad they have, now I want one!

  69. Diana Smith Hill

    I like the Blendtec 725, it’s more responsive, it has more options. I have low ceilings which means less counter height so the lower profile height is better for me. I also prefer that is it quieter. I do wish it came in red but performance is more important that color of the product.
    The touchscreen is nice but that usually means more can go wrong with it. What if the screen gets wet? We are processing liquids here so that would be something I would like you to review in the future. Touch screens are great though. My computer has one and I love it. It wouldn’t be a deal breaker though on a decision to purchase a blender. As long as I can process greens without it burning out. My last two lasted two weeks. Not a good thing. I would love a Blendtec!

  70. As always, a great review. Makes me wish I had waited a week before I got my first Vitamix through your site!

  71. appreciate the thorough review. Considering upgrading my blender to try a blenderized diet for my gtube fed toddler.

    1. Sorry to hear about your toddler! A high powered blender would REALLY help you save time when prepping food for your little one XOXO

  72. The Blendtec blender is so good. It operates at a much higher level than a regular blender. The touchscreen is very appealing.

  73. Love my vitamix. Have had it for 4 years now and no problems. This web site is great giving me lots of informations on both brands as well as recipes etc. Thanks

  74. I have the original Blendtec designer in champagne. I have no idea how powerful it is, but it’s worked great. I used to have a Vitamix that I purchased in y2k and the motor burned out right when the designer series went on sale, so I got it as Vitamix said there was nothing they could do about it and that I’d have to buy another blender. It left a bad taste in my mouth as it still had a few months of warrantee left they told me. I’m giving my blender to my daughter who will have her own place next year for college. I used the blender an average of 3 times a day. I am looking at the 675 Blendtec as well as the Professional 800 I think it is. I’ll get a refurbished as I can wait for one to come up. Is the Professional one worth the difference? It’s the same motor. Should I look at the Commercial one that you can update with a usb port? Will I even see a difference between the 625 and 675? thanks

  75. Great review and comparison!! I would LOVE a high tech blender with a touch screen on it. That would be amazing. But right now, really, any blender would be nice. I have never owned a blender and would LOVE to have one!!

  76. Nice but I couldn’t see myself purchasing one. I just want a blender that works well and lasts.. don’t need it to be fancy.

  77. I know the Blendtec and Vitamix are well-crafter machines, but I’ve always been so wary of the electronic panels, afraid that they’re going to fail, and I’ll never be able to use the blender again! LOL

  78. Loved the review gave me a lot to consider when deciding between the two. I would love to have a touch screen blender. Who wouldn’t?

  79. I bought a Vitamix 2 years ago and I love it. I may have gone with the blendtec if I saw this article. I have children ages 11- 19 and it seems the dull blade and programmed cycles would have been better for them. Some appliance touchpads can be a pain hard to push or finely. I would not expect that from either of these companis but would like to feel it before buying. Not that I can because of the price. It took a while to save for my last one

  80. well, in my experience lately, I detest computer controls. They do NOT last too long. Break down far far too often. Costly to fix. I would much prefer knobs and dials. They just don’t break often.

  81. Edda Tschirhart

    Another great review. I appreciate how in depth and comprehensive your reviews are, they are why I was attracted to the site and newsletters. I ultimately purchased a refurbished Blendtec for here.
    With regards to the review of these 2 models, I still prefer the Blendtec for my needs.

  82. I love how thorough your reviews are! All the comparison points are so helpful! Bc of the ability to blend small amounts, and the chopping ability (bc I don’t have a food processor), I’d go with the Vitamix!!

  83. This review was very thorough and helpful. I have an old Vitamix and would love to get a new Blendtec with the touchscreen.

  84. The touch screen doesn’t really appeal to me to be honest. As long as the blender is strong, nothing else matters.

  85. This is the best side by side comparison of kitchen products I have seen!Made it easier to decide that Blendtec is the one for me!

  86. I used my blendtec last night to grind up whole flaxseed for a recipe I was making. It was so quick and easy to do. I absolutely love my blendtec.

  87. Olivia Waddell

    My aunt and grandma have a blendtec and I used it all the time in the summer! I would love to have my own!

  88. Thank you for such a detailed review!

    I have been loving my blendtec for over 7 years now so when friends ask which of these blenders “is best” I have to honestly say that while I LOVE my blendtec, a lot has changed since I purchased mine AND I may have different preferences than they do.

    I often say that the best blender, is the one you use!!! And now I have a great current review to send to those that ask!!

  89. I like the idea of a high tech/ touch screen. My only concern would be the longevity of the product. The manual operations on these blenders have worked well for years. The brands stand by their warranties so if there was a problem, I’m sure it would be addressed quickly.

  90. I think I would LOVE to give the Blendtec 725 a whirl! I owned a Vitamix for 20 yrs until it bit the dust.. I loved it and used it for everything. So of course, my first inclination, was to choose the Vitamix newer low profile.. but then I spent time reading the reviews.. and though the slightly noisier review comments worry me a little.. it outdoes all the other fantastic features! PLUS it has so many accessory options… and I love the stainless steel , lower profile, higher power features… and also all the speeds offered. INTENSE REVIEW, Blender Babes!
    Cathy B*****y

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