Blendtec Classic 570 Blender w/ Wildside Jarsearch

Blendtec Classic 570 Blender w/ Wildside Jar

Blendtec Classic 570 Blender w/ Wildside Jar

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220v?
Dvir
want to know as well! - all of the residential models on the blendtec website state 120V.
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Dvir
These are 120V.
Vitamix all the way. If you're buying something other than a Vitamix, you're choosing the wrong answer.
1570W does not equal 3hp. I'm just sayin.
Heefty
You're absolutely right. This is at best something like a 1.5 HP motor in terms of continuous duty (about 750 watts output is 1HP, but losses make this more like 1kW is about 1HP). The typical marketing BS around this is 'maximum developed power' which is basically a pulse on startup, with the help of a capacitor. That's apparently the game they're playing here. That said, most blenders play similar BS games so honesty is disincentivized in marketing (see also: the home audio market). All that said, this motor is markedly more powerful than any standard blender.
If I were rich I would buy it to blend random shit in and post it on youtube
I owned one of these and went through 3 of the Wildeside jars(expensive)under warranty in 4 months. I ended up sending it back for a refund. The problem is with the jar and its integrated bearing drive and seal which are molded into the plastic jar and not replaceable as a separate unit like a Vitamix. I was just making smoothies using frozen fruit and juice and it just did not hold up to this at all. I replaced it with a Vitamix 5300 and all has been well since. Just a heads up here and look at the reviews on amazon for burnt rubber seals getting into your mix.
I have this model and it has been a hate/love relationship. First off, yes it will blend just about anything with a few caveats. I make fairly large volume protein shakes in this 3-4 times a week with the following ingredients: 16 oz lowfat or skim milk 1/2 frozen banana ~2 cups of frozen berries 1 handful of almonds 1 handful of walnuts 2 tbs of ground flax seeds 1 tbs of chia seeds 2 scoops of protein powder The main problem when I first purchased this was that I followed Blendtec's instructions for blending these components which are flat out wrong. They instruct you to start with liquids then soft solids then the hard solids. Don't do this. The smoothies turned into warm mush that were hard to even swallow due to the strange consistency created by the high impact blend process. I almost threw the damn thing in the garbage after several failed attempts at making something even close to drinkable. Then I turned to the net and was delighted to find that other's had found the solution to this conundrum. The process I have tweaked to near perfection goes like this. Start with the liquid, of course, add the frozen components and pulse in short bursts until you have ground these to the consistency of couscous. Add the nuts and pulse again in short bursts to grind these to the same consistency. Add the protein powder and ground seeds and start out on low for ~10 seconds and then finish the cycle on medium. The blender will shut off after 50 seconds. Perfect smoothies that are still cold and of a great texture for easy swallowing after a grueling workout. Not to nitpick but there are several things wrong with this blender. 1-You have to hold the blender down when blending - ESPECIALLY when using the pulse mode which blends at very high speed. I have a 50 year old Sears Kenmore blender that still works that has a glass jar that LOCKS to the motor base. This is a major design flaw that can cause real problems if you're not careful. 2-The motor to blender gear/spline ratio is either wrong or the engineers cut corners in design. The strong force that this thing blends with creates heat and friction at this juncture that will leave you with a carbon/steel residue after almost every blend. Especially if you don't hold the blender down during the process. 3-I'm not a fan of the 'Wildside' jar and semi-dull blades. Nobody has convinced me of the science behind this. All this does is create more heat during the blend process. What is wrong with the cylindrical design of the jar and sharp blades of the old style blenders? This design also contributes to the instability of the jar during the blend process. Stupid, imho. 4-The lid sucks. First off, it leaks and the outer part is made from some type of hard to clean rubber. Like I said in the opening, it's been a journey of hate to love with this beast. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably buy a Vitamix.
Bummer, the 575 seems vastly superior.
It's a damn shame they don't do 220/240 volts. I already have one and love it to bits... Would have picked up a couple for Christmas presents. Oh well...
Bjorn
Hmmmm, for some reason I can still order it, but not sure if you messed up the stats or just forgot to excluded lists for my home market?
Can this be used in 220v outlets?
1570W or 3hp? You can’t really have it both ways.
JonasO
Well it's "peak" horsepower not real horsepower. Intentionally misleading of course. That said I've had one for years and it's a powerful beast!
Older model and I'm guessing recertified? Should get a deal on the designer or professional series instead.
readehx
These are new, not refurbished.
Cool, this is the blender from "Will It Blend?".
smallbit
DON'T BREATHE THIS!