The Blendtec is so fun to use, even our kids (supervised, of course) enjoy making their own smoothies, milkshakes, sauces, juices, and nut butters! We only wish their recipe books would include the more basic ingredients that you can easily find in your local grocery store; of course, there are a ton of other resources online that are helpful in getting your family to be creative with the Blendtec! We also love that it's so easy to clean (and safe--as there are no blades), so easy to use (pre-set buttons as well as a manual setting to set the speed, etc...and a "pulse" button), and that we don't need to stir the mixture in the middle of the process. We love the horsepower (although it is loud); it does the job very, very well. It's a bit tall so it may or may not fit below some kitchen cabinets or inside cabinet spaces. We leave ours on the countertop since we use it often. We have owned our Blendtec for years; our friends and family have asked us to bequeath our Blendtec (they're nuts) over to them. We think it's worth the investment. A pricey kitchen gadget, but well worth the price. We haven't had to replace ours yet.
This blender has been used a minimum of three times a day for the past 3 years. It is still in great condition. It is used for protein shakes, smoothies, soups, butters, marinades, baby food, and other cooking. It is easy to operate and clean. It is an amazon product that lasts! Definitely worth the investment.
use it every single day for smoothies, soups, nut butters, pancake mixes. Super easy to clean and all around a wonderful addition to my kitchen
I did my research for the best blender for blending whole veggies and blendtec always came up. I have had it for almost a year now and I love it because is makes hot or cold foods and its easy to clean. If you want to make great healthy smoothies blendtec is the way to go. Greensmoothiegirl.com uses it and Smoothie King uses blendtec blenders also.