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is it me or is the blendtec not what i imagined it to be? i have been so disappointed with its performance. i couldn't decide between a vitamix or a blendtec and now wish i had shelled out the extra money for a blender i could love. when i make my smoothies using frozen anything, it will not blend for me. was i expecting too much?
I'm going to weigh in on the "not so crazy about the Blendtec" side. I've had a variable speed Vita-Mix since '97 and truly love it and use it at least once a day. Last summer I decided to get a Blendtec. After giving it what I felt was a fair trial, it is now in storage waiting for the occasional day when I need to blenders.
For me, the most annoying thing is that there doesn't seem to be a low speed. One particular recipe I make quite a bit calls for blending 1/2 cup of sesame seeds in 1/2 cup of water. I turn the Blendtec on and the water and seeds shoot up to the top of the container and then stick to the sides. Only a very small percentage of the seeds are ever ground. I have tried each program and have also started the blender by just pressing the up/down arrows. I have the same result every time. This same recipe is made successfully in the Vita-Mix.
Why the counter each time we turn the Blendtec on? Maybe I would feel more comfortable if mine had started at 1. Instead, it started at 100-something. How many "turn-ons" do we get before the machine quits? lol
I am willing to change my mind and like this machine -- any hints for how to start out a recipe slowly and not shoot the ingredients up to the top?