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Old 05-28-2017, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Blendtec vs Vitamix

My Blendtec bit the dust today, luckily after I was finished using it and was going to run soapy water thru it. Out of warranty, and for some reason, I threw away the box, so no return to Costco.

Costco sells Vitamix in store now, so basically a lifetime warranty, if I keep the box! lol.

Anybody have experience with both? They are pretty equally rated/loved by most reviewers.

Any pros/cons from experienced Stangers for either model???

Ninja is out, reviews do not rate it nearly as well, and I use the crap outa this thing! Crushing blade vs chopping blad FTW!
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:58 AM   #2
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In my opinion they are both same/same and we now do the vitamix (costco has had it for years now) simply due to Costco. We will exchange/replace it as needed for 3-4 years as that's how long I expect it to last.

The one in my house is used daily for multiple smoothies that the family likes. The Vitamix seems to last 1-2 years doing that task daily.

The blendtec we had years ago was fine too, lasted about 2 years, but Costco's policies make the Vitamix a better investment in my opinion.

Just like I've been returning my Kuerig for years. We're going on about 5 years now and I feel I finally got my money's worth (Although a 15 dollar machine would probably last until I'm dead) out of it. I'm just going all DIY on it until I can no longer fix it.
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In my opinion they are both same/same and we now do the vitamix (costco has had it for years now) simply due to Costco. We will exchange/replace it as needed for 3-4 years as that's how long I expect it to last.

The one in my house is used daily for multiple smoothies that the family likes. The Vitamix seems to last 1-2 years doing that task daily.

The blendtec we had years ago was fine too, lasted about 2 years, but Costco's policies make the Vitamix a better investment in my opinion.

Just like I've been returning my Kuerig for years. We're going on about 5 years now and I feel I finally got my money's worth (Although a 15 dollar machine would probably last until I'm dead) out of it. I'm just going all DIY on it until I can no longer fix it.
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I'm partial to Blendtec, but it's more because it's what I'm familiar with. Both make good products. Just make sure you're looking at comparable models as they both have multiple models.
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We have a Blentec, but never compared it to the Vitamix first hand. We have no complaints.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:01 PM   #6
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Blendtec is garbage. Couldn't even blend a Chuck Norris action figure.
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Blendtec is garbage. Couldn't even blend a Chuck Norris action figure.
pfft, think the Vitamix could? No way. I'll blend bricks and diamonds, but not Chuck Norris action figure.
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I threw away the box, so no return to Costco.
I've never needed a box to return something to Costco. I just returned a 3 year old carpet cleaner last week without one. Got a full refund, no hassle whatsoever.
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I've never needed a box to return something to Costco. I just returned a 3 year old carpet cleaner last week without one. Got a full refund, no hassle whatsoever.
I tried to return a Sonicare toothbrush set, no box, no return.

Oh well, I already threw the Blendtec away, and got the Vitamix.
One use, it blends great. I do like the Blendtec jar better, stuff pours/cleans out easier I think. Vitamix has more spots shit gets stuck in, or so it seems.
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