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Blendtec C575A2301A-RECOND Blendtec Classic 575 Certified Reconditioned with WildSide Jar, Black
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- 3.0 peak horsepower motor, 13 amps, 120 volts
- Illuminated LCD timer displays remaining time on blends and incorporates a touchpad interface for easy cleaning
- Preprogrammed cycles: Smoothie, Clean, 60-seconds, 90-seconds
- 5 incremental speed precision control + Pulse allows you to customize the consistency of your blend
- Molded Plastic Finish
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|Color||Black||Black||Black||Black - FourSide Jar|
|Item Dimensions||7 x 8 x 15 in||7 x 8 x 15 in||7.25 x 17.25 x 8.75 in||8 x 7 x 15.5 in|
|Item Weight||7.28 lbs||7 lbs||11.95 lbs||7.28 lbs|
The Blended Classic 575 is a powerful 13 amps, 120 volts, 3.0 peak horsepower Blender that includes motor base, brand new BPA-free Wild Side+ Jar and 7 year warranty, Vented Gripper lid. Quiet, ultra high-speed motor and hardened metal drive socket for smooth, secure blending. Push-button screen for easy operation. Commercial grade power and incredible versatility combine to bring you the Blended Classic 575, the ultimate all-in-one appliance. Preprogrammed cycles make it easier than ever to create smoothies, salsas, hot soups and more.
Top Customer Reviews
This product was sold as reconditioned NEW by Amazon LLC which it certainly does not look it.
I am very disappointed and this is not what I am used to from Amazon who is usually A1
In my unit, the plastic jar and the rubber and plastic lid both appeared new. I couldn't find and obvious source of wear anywhere on the base or other parts of the unit.
The heavy duty power cord is 36" long; I needed a two foot extension cord to reach an outlet in my companion's kitchen.
Buttons are easy to use and include - Smoothie - 60 seconds - 90 seconds - Clean - Stop - 5 incremental speeds from Lo to Hi - Pulse. The display counts down the time. (There is an on/off switch on the rear of the base; I would prefer that switch on the side to save a bit of counter space in our small NYC apartment kitchen.)
I tried the unit on three different smoothies and on a smooth soup, and all three dishes came out perfectly. Battle tests so far are very positive. Cleanup was easy; I put in a bit of soap and hot water and make a sudsy smoothie which is easy to pour out and then rinse under the tap.
Robert C. Ross
Addendum: As a codger, smoothies are an easy way to get lots of fruit and vegetables in my diet. The Cleveland Clinic has published a great way to enhance smoothies in a way that I like very much.
"How to Turn a Smoothie Into a Hearty, Healthy Bowl: Slow down and enjoy a health trend", by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD | 4/30/15
For on-the go meals, smoothies have been an option for years. From the franchises you see around town to the make-at-home versions you’ve tried in your own blender, these thick drinks — when made properly and enjoyed in appropriate portions — provide a healthy meal alternative.
But lately the trend is shifting from portable glasses to hearty bowls — and from grab and go to sit and enjoy. The “smoothie bowls” you’ve seen on Instagram or Pinterest take basic components of a smoothie, add less liquid and more thickening ingredients, and are topped with nutrient-dense, fiber-filled superfoods. Swap the straw for a spoon, and you’ve got a hearty dish.
“You end up with a combination of protein and fiber that leaves you feeling full without an intense spike in blood sugar.”
Why choose a bowl?
For one thing, making a smoothie bowl instead of an on-the-go drink encourages you to slow down and practice mindful eating.
But perhaps more important, the bowl promotes variety in the form of toppings such as nuts, seeds and fruit. You end up with a combination of protein and fiber that leaves you feeling full without an intense spike in blood sugar.
One note of caution: The toppings you’ll see below are nutritional powerhouses such as nuts, seeds and grains. Those are ingredients you need, but an accidental overpour can leave you with more calories than you want. To prevent over-packing your bowl, use recipes and measuring spoons to limit your toppings and know just how much is going in your body.
Where to start
If you’ve made a smoothie, the basics below will look familiar.
The biggest difference is that for a bowl, you’ll increase the amount of thickeners and decrease the amount of liquids. Start by following recipes such as the ones listed below. If you’re adventurous, you can tinker with recipes to get just the right texture for you. In addition, rather than blending in nuts, seeds or other items for added nutrition, you’ll add them on top of the blended base and proteins — and enjoy their crunch with a spoon rather than through a straw.
Recipes will vary, but here’s a basic guide to bowls:
•Liquid: Unsweetened milk of your choice (almond, cow’s, rice, soy, coconut)
•Thickener: Plain, unsweetened yogurt (Greek is a great, high-protein option) or avocado
•Sweeteners: Fruit (frozen provides a thicker texture, typically ¼ to ½ cup), dried medjool dates, pumpkin puree
•Fiber: Veggies such as spinach, kale and carrots, or psyllium husks
•Ice: Optional, based on how you like your texture
•Powder: Choose an option with no added sugar, such as spirulina powder or pea protein
•Nut butters: Unsweetened peanut butter, almond butter, sun butter, etc. (2 tablespoons is a good rule of thumb)
•Seeds: Chia, ground flax, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, pomegranate seeds
•Nuts: Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts
•Grains: Granola, quinoa puffs, soaked oats, muesli
•Flavors: Cinnamon, ginger, cocoa nibs
•Texture: Unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins, goji berries
Sample smoothie bowl recipes
You can experiment with turning your favorite smoothie recipes into bowls, but here is a recipe to get you started.
•The Go Green Smoothie Bowl: This tasty bowl includes mango, banana and spinach as part of the base, plus superfood toppings such as hemp seeds and goji berries.
•½ frozen banana
•¼ cup seedless green grapes
•¼ cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
•1 cup fresh baby spinach, packed firmly
•¼ cup plain yogurt
•1 cup ice
•1 teaspoon hemp seeds
•1 teaspoon goji berries
1.Blend all base ingredients together until smooth, adjusting for sweetness and thickness.
2.Serve immediately in a large bowl with toppings.
Makes 2 servings
Per serving (8 ounces)
Carbohydrate: 35 g
Sugars: 24 g
Fiber: 5 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 5 g
Sodium: 90 mg
I’ve been a Vitamix (5000) user for 13 some years. Nearly daily, I make morning smoothies and also use it for other tasks such as making hummus, blending soups and making baby food for my grand baby. The Vitamix is still going strong to this day and works just as well as it did when it was brand new. I also have a lot of experience with the current 5200 which is very similar to the older 5000. Practically every woman in my family owns the 5200. For the sake of this review, I will compare the 5200 Vitamix performance with the Blendtec 575.
Note: Both are easy to operate. Blendtec uses buttons, Vitamix uses levers and a knob. My main focus in this review is on performance.
As of today on Amazon, the Blendtec 575 certified refurbished blender is $424.
The Vitamix 5200 refurbished is $329. (http://www.amazon.com/Vitamix-Standard-Blender-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B00LBFUKIA)
For the past several weeks I’ve been using and testing this Blentec blender, making smoothies every morning. It has performed well some of the time, depending on what I have blended. That being said, in my opinion it has some major downfalls and does not perform nearly as well as the Vitamix.
Pros when compared to Vitamix:
-Smaller footprint, less obtrusive on the counter.
My observation (along with my husband’s) is that the Blendtec does not blend nearly as well as the Vitamix. After a couple weeks of using this blender on a daily basis, time and time again I have experienced smoothies that have chunks of dates, Kale, and seeds which did not get blended well enough on the smoothie cycle. For example, this morning we had Kale and frozen strawberries in our smoothie and I had to return it back to the container to blend again after running it through the Smoothie program. Even after a second blending, we still had seeds and pieces of kale left, while the smoothy appeared over blended and warmer. My husband has Diverticulitis, and the doctor said to avoid small seeds that could get trapped in the pockets of his intestines, so this is a concern for us. Vitamix results in a very smooth mix always.
Cavitation happens in both the Blendtec and Vitamix. When cavitation occurs in the Blendtec, you have two choices: You can either remove the pitcher and use a spatula the scrape the contents over the blade, or you can add liquid. Sometimes you might have to remove the lid to push the contents out of the way so that the liquid can get to the blades.
A tamper is included should cavitation be encountered with the Vitamix. Not so with the Blendtec. A quick push of the tamper will push the contents you’re blending down onto the blade. You may still have to add liquid if the machine is straining, but it’s a lot more convenient to use a tamper than it is to take a lid off and scrape around.
* It is important to note that the tamper does not need to be used for every Vitamix blend. I think there may be a misconception among shoppers and potential buyers, from which I have gleaned from reading comments and reviews,...that the tamper is required for every blend. Not so. In fact, I seldom use my tamper with my Vitamix, but when I need it, it really comes in handy and is very simple to use.
*My overall opinion after using the Blendtec for a couple of weeks is that the blender needs a lot of liquid to create the vortex effect and the square jar is not intuitive because it impedes the flow of contents to reach a circular vortex. The Wild Side does help, but the blender container is not nearly as intuitive as the fluted Vitamix container which incorporates many protrusions that facilitate the formation of a vortex. The Blendtec container is not ergonomically designed to promote an ideal vortex which in effect pulls the contents down over the blade. My thought- It makes more sense to me that something shaped in a rounded fashion would be much more efficient at blending or chopping for that matter.
I much prefer the 4 sharp blades of the Vitamix over the 2 dull blades of the Blendtec. I’m thinking that maybe this is one of the reasons that the Vitamix smoothies are so much smoother and creamier. In my mind, it stands to reason that 4 blades would also facilitate in the formation of a Vortex, verses the 2 blades on a Blendtec.
2. Max fill line:
The Max fill line on the Blendtec container is 36oz verses Vitamix Max fill line is 64oz., a clear advantage for the Vitamix.
It’s interesting to note that the Blendtec container is slightly larger in volume than the Vitamix container, yet is limited to blending 28 oz less than the Vitamix.
I filled both containers to the brim with water and weighed them with my kitchen scale. The Blentec holds about 95.4oz of water and the Vitamix holds approximately 86 oz. to the brim. The max fill line on the Blendtec is located half way up the container, but on the Vitamix container the max fill line is located a little more than an inch from the top. I found it interesting that a container with a total volume of about 95.4 ounces had a max fill line of 36 oz., yet a container with a total volume of about 86 ounces had a max fill line of 64oz. Obviously the Blendtec needs a lot more head room to do it’s thing.
* Out of curiosity, I tested the Blendtec by filling it with water past the max fill line by about 2 cups, which filled the container only half way. The water shot through the lid at the high speed, so no going over the max fill line with straight liquids!
Lid: The lid on the Blendtec is thin, wobbly, insecure, and does not fit tightly. It is very messy when removed even when filling lower than max fill line. If you overfill with liquids, it is very easy for leakage to happen.
The Vitamix lid is snug and secure, and has rubber tabs on the sides to secure it to the container.
The Blendtec cord is approximately 2 ft. 11 inches long and there is no underneath storage for excess cord or otherwise.
The Vitamix cord length is 6 feet and wraps underneath for storage. This is convenient if you plan on taking your blender with you while traveling which I have done many times.
In my opinion, this is possibly one of the Blendtec 575 worst weaknesses. My first impression of this blender was that I appreciated it was so much lighter than the Vitamix…easier for me to move around because I don’t keep appliances on my countertops. After making at least 15 smoothies in the Blendtec however, I now understand and appreciate the weight of a Vitamix! It doesn’t happen with every smoothie, but if you plan on putting frozen fruit such as strawberries or bigger chunked fruit, be prepared to hold down the blender to keep it from walking off of your counter. Frozen blueberries or smaller fruits are not as much of a concern. When I say hold down the blender, I mean put pressure on the lid. Once the Blendtec breaks them up a little bit, it will quiet down, but until then plan on hands on attention and don’t walk away.
Vitamix is the clear winner.
1. More efficient blending.
2. Stable on the counter.
3. More versatile operation/ higher Max fill line.
4. Lid much more substantial/secure/locks into position.
5. Personal overall impression of being much higher quality.
6. Proven longevity.