I spent basically 3 months weighing the pros and cons of each of these two blenders. I purchased both and tried making smoothies with every type of whole, raw, and uncut type of food I could think of. Both are loud, the Blendtec looks nice, but the Vitamix is by far the best product, you basically can’t go without the tamper for blending whole or uncut fruit or vegetables as it’s a matter of pure physics. I actually wrote a whole web page comparing the two blenders, link: Vitamix vs Blendtec .
If anyone has any questions about either blender or anything else related to blenders or making smoothies feel free to reply or message me. :)
i;m leaning towards the blendtec because i like to keep my blender out on the counter and with a small kitchen it would have to get pushed back under the cupboards, but i’m concerned about the shorter warranty. has anyone had their blendtec for a while? just wondering about reliability…
I also researched before buying, bought the Blendtec, and regret it. It’s great for smoothies and soups, but doesn’t work at all, for me, for nut cheeses/ sauces/ stuff like that. You have to use a bit of water to get it going and it still has trouble getting things smooth. I usually use my food processor for everthing but smoothies and soups, and personally I think that makes the blendtec a bit overpriced if I’m only using it for those two things.
I’m adding my two cents again too. Previously I had raved about my blendtec. I do think it blends most things well but a year into moderate use and it is leaking oil on powerful speeds. I’m pretty irked considering the cost of this appliance. So I would advise others to take the vitamix at this point!
I have the blendtec too. The basic thing it needs that the vitamix has is the tamper to push the food into the blades. Then, i think it would be the better machine. I’m going to buy the vitamix tamper to try and see if it fits into the hole in the top of the blendtec jar. I think it will and that will solve the problem. Google “vitamix replacement tamper” to get yours. :)