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  1. Jon Lefave

    I’m stumped. ­čÖü

    I have a Blendtec coming to me in the mail — but after an hour (or 10) of
    research, I’m hearing a lot of feedback that the Vitamix does a better job
    of blending everything in smoothies (nothing left behind), where as
    sometimes the Blendtec has small chunks after a cycle. And the Vitamix
    seems more versatile.

    But on the other hand, the Vitamix looks like it needs a bit more
    babysitting when doing things like smoothies; you can walk away from the
    Blendtec when making a smoothie, which is huge for me.

    Decisions…´╗┐

  2. GrandAndreasK1

    It is cheating to use a tamper….Blendtec wins because it don’t need one
    because of the superior jar design.´╗┐

  3. silentf0e

    Another question for BlenderDude:

    If you could somehow remove a large percentage of the air bubbles
    immediately after you’ve blended everything, would that help preserve some
    of the nutrients inside since much of the oxygen would be removed before
    the nutrients have a chance to be oxidized?´╗┐

  4. blenderdudeTV

    @Angela Venerable In my experience the refurbished Blendtec makes for an
    excellent choice. I have personally seen the condition of hundreds of the
    returns that go on to become "refurbished" units. The overwhelming
    majority are/were for all intents and purposes brand new. For what you’d
    be saving in terms of price, I think they are well worth the risk. Keep in
    mind also that Blendtec offers a 30-day no questions asked return policy on
    these, too. So, if you are at all skeptical as to the condition of your
    machine, you can always send it back for a full refund.´╗┐

  5. blenderdudeTV

    Myworld691, thanks. There are several potentially valid explanations for
    the color differences. The ingredient quantities are equal. Pigmentation
    differences could certainly exist, though.´╗┐

  6. Andre Walker

    So, i take it that you have run these demos at Costco? I have one question
    though, why load both jars equally when the BT jar is much smaller than the
    VT? Wouldn’t that skew the results slightly?´╗┐

  7. Dylan Clark

    I notice that you used the Vitamix’s varible speed at 10 instead of using
    the High switch. My understanding is that High is significantly faster than
    the variable setting of 10. Shouldn’t you have used the High switch if your
    intent was to compare the maximum speed setting for both blenders?´╗┐

  8. blenderdudeTV

    Thanks. They’re both great, and I believe most people would be happy with
    either one. But hopefully you can find the one you think you’d enjoy the
    most. I’m happy to help if you have additional questions.

  9. blenderdudeTV

    I have seen the Versa in use at a homeshow but never used one, personally.
    I have a full written review of the Omni on my website as well as video
    comparisons of it on both my YouTube channel and website.

  10. Stan Leery

    Yea, I can see why people prefer the blendtec over the vitamix. It
    definitely has more aesthetic appeal and its operation is less hands on.
    The vitamix isn’t much of a looker, and it doesn’t always get to everything
    without using the tamper, but I’m also a guy and I live on my ownt – I like
    that simple but industrial look, and I never use automated controls – the
    controls are actually one of the reasons I like the vitamix more, but I
    like being hands on and having control. Not everyone does.

  11. Charles Mecklenburg

    I’m really loving these videos. I wish I’d gotten the VM rather than a
    KitchenAid, but I was stumped between VM and BT at Costco even though I was
    leaning toward the VM. The BlendTech guys were actually sort of rude
    arrogant saying the VM was dated because it had dials and a tamper. As
    noted in my other post about making PB it’s obvious why the VM has a
    tamper… YOU NEED IT to make some things.

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