Blendtec Designer 725 – the blender with a personality
As life gets more automated and robots get closer to a commonplace reality, it’s not a surprise that you can now have a conversation with your blender. The Blendtec Designer 725 is the first high speed blender, completely controlled and programmed by an easy to use touchscreen…and it communicates…sort of.
Blendtec Designer 725
After each blend, the touchscreen displays how many times it’s been used and then usually dispenses a little message like “Nice job on that one” or “That looks yummy.” You’re inclined to agree, because everything it does – it does really well. After a certain numbers of blends, you’ll also get reward codes that you can redeem for various prizes.
The basic unit comes with one of two full-sized blender jars: the WildSide+ or the FourSide. The WildSide+ jar (additional $20) features a slim 5th side for faster and smoother blends. (As seen in this video.) Both come with tight fitting rubber lids.
Hands on test
My first experiment was making Dijon Maple Vinaigrette dressing from their “Blending 101” cookbook that came with the blender. Took longer to assemble all the ingredients than it did to blend it, but it tastes fabulous and I’m still enjoying it with my salads every day for lunch.
Any of the smoothies I’ve tried have been super easy to fix and obviously tasted great.
Even used the Twister Jar accessory to make peanut butter – from nothing more than peanuts, and a touch of salt.
Fabulous, smooth peanut butter as simple as could be.
The twister jar lets you rotate the two “fingers” inside the jar to keep things from sticking to the sides and forces them into the blending vortex in the center.
The twister jar comes with a “spectacula”, a cute name for a cleverly designed spatula that matches the contours of the twister jar.
This model is pretty amazing in that it can replace 12 former appliances. Now with one unit, you’ve got at your fingertips a:
- Smoothie maker
- Whole juicer
- Food pureer
- Food processor
- Grain grinder
- Coffee grinder
- Nut grinder
- Ice Cream maker
- Soup maker
- Salsa maker
The touch controls give you six preprogrammed blend cycles with a slider bar at the bottom for 100 speeds as you drag your finger across the bar. If those weren’t enough, you also get an “add 10” function to quickly add just a little more time to each blend cycle if you think you need it.
You’ll even be notified if the blender senses any blending problems like air-pockets in your mix or overheating. An illuminated display shows remaining time as your job progresses.
- 3.8 peak horsepower motor
- Die-cast finish
- Colors: Stainless Steel, Gunmetal
- Dimensions: 7″ wide x 15.5″ tall x 9.25″ deep
- Weight: 10.7 lbs
- 15 amps, 120 volts
- 8-year warranty
For more information, check their website: http://www.blendtec.com/blenders/designer-725