Are you looking for a blender that does its job well without making a lot of noise and looks stylish in your kitchen? In this Blendtec designer 625 reviews, we will look into the aspect that is important to own a blender.
Blendtec Designer 625 Overview
The Blendtec designer 625 is one of the best Blendtec blenders in the market. It chops and grinds everything perfectly, whether it’s ice, fruits, vegetables, or meat. It’s designed to give a modernistic look which is complemented by the touch screen control panel.
Blendtec was founded by Engineer Tom Dickson in 1975. Tom had a knack for innovation and realized blenders at the time needed a lot of improvement. Ever since the brand has grappled a share of the market and built a huge band of followers.
The brand became even more famous when it launched its Will it bend? The marketing campaign, which shows everything from iPhones, marbles, glowsticks to crowbar being blended by their juicers
The Blendtec 625 is a part of the Blendtec designer series, the brand’s top-of-the-line machines made to provide next-generation aesthetics, utility, and some unique features.
To fully assess a home appliance, we like to break them down into key features for the sake of simplicity.
Gone are the days when people used to hide their kitchen appliances inside their shelves. Now modern and sleek appliances are an essential part of a kitchen’s look and to buy an eyesore appliance nowadays would be a big mistake. With its variety of seven colors, the Blendtec designer 625 would be a great addition to any kitchen.
The base of the Blendtec 625 has a very shiny surface and one can’t help but notice the touch screen control panel. As you press the touchscreen icons, they light up giving a very new-age kind of feel. They turn back off after a few minutes of your last touch, thereby saving electricity.
The base of the Blendtec designer 625 has four rubber legs, lifting the base to avoid any culmination of heat. They also help save the machine from excessive vibrations and subsequently noise while it’s blending.
The container also looks neat and shiny, at least for a while it does.
The container jar of the Blendtec designer 625 is made of Eastman Tritan copolyester material that’s BPA-free, durable, and as clear as glass. The original jar comes with a 90 Oz capacity, black vented Gripper™ lid, and an irremovable blade assembly. It has a four-sided square shape the side opposite to the handle is curved slightly to ensure smooth flow of the blend.
Cleaning the container is fairly easy, just pour a cup of lukewarm water and then rub it gently with soap. You can use salt-free water softeners to prevent scale buildup inside the container. Don’t worry about the blades cutting your fingers as long as they are stopped.
Lastly, while the jar’s total capacity is 90 Oz, the user manual suggests not loading the jar more than ⅔ to prevent overflow during the processing. Otherwise, the container seems perfect and unlikely to develop scratch marks.
The blades of the Blendtec designer 625 are sharp enough to piece every last piece of ice but not enough to cut your fingers while you are cleaning the jar. Also, these blades are unlikely to lose their sharpness anytime soon.
Speaking of which, the Blendtec designer 625 comes with an 8-year warranty. So in case you are worried about the blades, you can get them sharpened for free from their stores.
Power and motor performance
The Blendtec 625 comes with a 3 horsepower motor, which is higher than most of its competitors. While such horsepower is enough to ensure proper blending, it’s usually more than what’s needed. Besides, it comes with six-speed settings on the speed capacitive touch slider.
Apart from the speed settings, it comes with four pre-programmed cycles: Smoothie, Ice cream, Soup, and whole juice. Each is programmed to function at a certain speed and for a certain time. You can press the icon of your choice, note the time and come back later.
The Blendtec designer 625 blender is a significant improvement over the classic blenders, but it still makes sufficient noise, especially when performing at its full speed. You can try and reduce that by placing a rubber mat below the base or a Blendtec’s sound enclosure.
The functionality of Preprogrammed cycles
In order to give you an idea of how the pre-programes cycles of the Blendtec designer 625 perform, we have briefed them one by one.
The Blendtec designer 625 blender is perfect for making smoothies. Once you place all your ingredients into this smoothie blender, press the smoothie icon and the blender will start working. It will stop after 40 seconds, which is its designated time for making a smoothie. By then all the vegetables and fruits you had placed will have become a smooth and flowing liquid.
The designer 625 blender is also ideal for making ice cream, whether you are buying it for your home use or your commercial use. It chops ice cubes into slushy ice, which is the perfect form for making ice cream.
Similarly, making whole juices with the Blendtec 625 isn’t any problem either. It cuts the vegetables and fruits so finely that not once will you stumble across a lump of mass. All of it is turned into a smooth and flowing juice.
And lastly, the Blendtec 625 is also amazing at making hot soup. Although it chops the vegetables and chickens really nicely, it might need a varying degree of time depending upon your choice of viscosity. With two or three tries, you’ll definitely stumble upon your desired viscosity.
Pros and Cons
Now that we have gone through every aspect of the machine, it’s time we boil it down to simple pros and cons to see if it’s worth buying or not.
- Size: 7” x 15.5” x 9.25”
- Weight: 9.25 pounds
- Colors: Black, Red, Chartreuse, Sea Foam, Orchid, Slate Grey & Polar White.
- Made: American (Utah)
- Cord length: 3.5 feet
- Blades: cold-forged hardened steel
- Container: square-sided jar with one corner designed for pouring out the blend
- Power: max 3 horsepower
- Control Panel: touch-sensitive, backlit panel
- Accessories included: Instruction manual and warranty card (8 years)
Frequently Asked Questions
Which is better, Blendtec or Vitamix?
This depends on each model but Vitamix has been found to perform better in terms of hot and thick blends such as soups and Nut Butters. When comparing peak horsepower, Blendtec’s 3.0 is way better than Vitamix’s 2.2.
Which Blendtec model is best?
It too depends on the price range but if the price is not an issue then the 800 is the best. However, it becomes too expensive to be used in homes.
Are Blendtec Blenders worth it?
Yes, they are definitely worth it, given their touch system, time-counter, and higher horsepower.
Why are Blendtec blenders so expensive?
Blendtec blenders are made in the USA and therefore, the material, taxes, and higher labor costs make them expensive. However, comparing their durable quality and efficiency, the price seems justified.
These blenders are not designed for making one smoothie a day. Unlike their Chinese competitors, they can be used over a hundred times a day without a drop in performance.
Our Verdict: Recommended!
Well, with that being said we culminate our Blendtec designer 625 review and we hope you have concluded by now. Just keep in mind, this is a durable and powerful blender with a very sleek design. We love most about this machine because you can choose a preprogrammed cycle and leave it until it’s finished.
Don’t dwell too much about the noise or the heat, these are a given with these machines. In case your Blendtec blender malfunction, the 8-year warranty will cover for you. With that being said, we hope you find our review worth it.