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This jar comes with 2 lids, Laura. The Twister lid is used for making things like nut butters or other thick mixtures that benefit from "stirring" as they blend. This lid isn't water-tight, however, so a second, water-tight lid is included for more liquid things like smoothies and cleaning. The jar is quite a bit small… see more This jar comes with 2 lids, Laura. The Twister lid is used for making things like nut butters or other thick mixtures that benefit from "stirring" as they blend. This lid isn't water-tight, however, so a second, water-tight lid is included for more liquid things like smoothies and cleaning. The jar is quite a bit smaller than the 4-Sided or Wildside jar, and the blade is smaller as well (16oz/500 ml for the Twister, as compared to 36 oz/1000 mil for the Wildside/4-Side jars). Still, if you are making smaller batches, I can't see any reason why the Twister wouldn't work for smoothies. If I had to pick only one jar and my budget allowed, I would choose the Wildside jar. The blade is bigger than the 4-Side blade, you COULD make nut butters in it (you'd just have to stop and scrap the sides), and since I go through a quart of green smoothie a day, the larger capacity works for me. That being said, the scraper-spatula that comes with the Twister jar is almost worth the price of the jar -- it's one of the best spatulas I've ever used!
Hope that helps. As you can tell, I'm a huge fan of Blendtec blenders, and they DON'T pay me to say this, either! see less

By SoCal Thom on October 12, 2012
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No, it's the same heavy plastic as the 4Side and Wildside jar.
I was a bit put off at first that all of the jars were plastic rather than glass. But once I used them, I quickly understood the reason. First off, the jars would have been quite a bit heavier than they are were they made of glass. The one-piece design, wh… see more
No, it's the same heavy plastic as the 4Side and Wildside jar.
I was a bit put off at first that all of the jars were plastic rather than glass. But once I used them, I quickly understood the reason. First off, the jars would have been quite a bit heavier than they are were they made of glass. The one-piece design, where the blade is an integrated part of the jar itself (unlike the removable blade on a regular blender), makes the plastic construction more practical. Finally, the plastic is so strong that honestly it might as well BE glass. So don't let the fact that the jars aren't glass be a negative factor for you; these machines have so much going for them that you won't even notice it.
By the way, when using the Twister lid, be SURE to hold it down when starting and using the machine. It doesn't seal the way other lids do -- for obvious reasons, since it's intended to be rotated as the machine runs. If you don't hold it down, whatever you're making is going to end up all over your kitchen! see less

By SoCal Thom on November 26, 2012
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Yes! I use it all of the time with the sealed lid to make smoothies. It easily handles raw carrots, frozen fruits, dense greens, and ice! But it works great for nut butters and things like hummus, too.
By Mommasaurus Rex on June 1, 2014
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Yes, it does. Though not as extensive as the one that comes with the Blendtec blender itself, it does have recipes specific to this jar. In fact, we have become positively addicted to the recipe for Soft-Serve Banana Ice Cream around this house, so much so that we always keep a supply of frozen bananas for whenever we … see more Yes, it does. Though not as extensive as the one that comes with the Blendtec blender itself, it does have recipes specific to this jar. In fact, we have become positively addicted to the recipe for Soft-Serve Banana Ice Cream around this house, so much so that we always keep a supply of frozen bananas for whenever we want to whip up this great dessert. (16) recipes in the book, color photos, rather nice. I'll post a photo of it on the product page. see less
By SoCal Thom on December 31, 2012
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Capacity: 28 oz, with measurements up to 12 oz
By Kneely on March 18, 2015
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Sure it will, takes only a few seconds and it is very handy because it is rather small.
By Helga on March 15, 2014
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Yes, three years. I can't imagine needing it though. This brand is solid! BTW, we are 100% satisfied with the BlendTec. I bought the big jar and the twisted and skipped the normal one. Perfect for us!
By Amazon Customer on September 26, 2013
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This is actually the twister lid.. You manually turn it to scrape the sides and move material into the mixing blades while it's running. This work's very well for thicker things like hummus. Here it's a must have item. I use the larger one more than the smaller one (have both). The red cap in the turning handle is remo… see more This is actually the twister lid.. You manually turn it to scrape the sides and move material into the mixing blades while it's running. This work's very well for thicker things like hummus. Here it's a must have item. I use the larger one more than the smaller one (have both). The red cap in the turning handle is removable so you can add liquids etc in process. As a side note the special spatula that comes with it is a tad expensive if you buy it alone, I feel .. This spatula works really well with the regular Jars.. So it's pretty handy too. see less
By Jimbo on April 26, 2015
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It should work if u put warm water in it and turn it on for a few seconds. Give it a go. Good luck.
By Margie Davis on April 25, 2015
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No. I made a lid from an Oster lid from my old blender. It was very bad planning on Blendtec's part. If you look at the pictures it shows how I did that. It only took a couple of minutes and it works great. Hope this helps. I was really frustrated that it didn't come with a lid and the regular twister did. I hav… see more No. I made a lid from an Oster lid from my old blender. It was very bad planning on Blendtec's part. If you look at the pictures it shows how I did that. It only took a couple of minutes and it works great. Hope this helps. I was really frustrated that it didn't come with a lid and the regular twister did. I have both and the lid from the full/regular size does not fit the mini. see less
By Flying Lady 76 on January 14, 2015