Best Blender Food Processor Blendtec Vs Vitamix Blender Models Compared
Which Blender is the Best Blender Food Processor
Chopping Vegetables in your blender is nothing new, the blades in blenders are sharp and can easily slice through vegetables and fruits for salads and toppings for for pastas and more. Blendtec and Vitamix blender models both make a great food processor if you know how to use them right. Attached to each of the Blendtec vs Vitamix blender models is a pulse feature where you can either push a button or use a pulse switch for a quick short burst. This allows you to Wet Chop and Dry Chop vegetables and Fruits. What you will find out if you keep reading is which blender works as a better food processor, meaning which blender is easier to use, which blender goes through the vegetables and fruits better, and which blender produces a better consistency.
Hi, my name is Frank Musa, I produced the Blend Offs and am writing this short review to help you better understand the differences between Blendtec and Vitamix blenders for wet chopping (or dry Chopping) ingredients. It’s pretty simple to understand, just add the ingredients you’d like to chop and use the pulse feature the blender offers. I’ll just tell you my honest opinion, I think the Vitamix blender is better as a food processor because of it’s sharper blade design, the consistency you get from the vegetables is harder and not as soggy and the pieces are smaller. The Blendtec blades are bigger, fatter, and Dull, so as a food processor it still does a good job but the pieces chopped will be bigger and not as well chopped. You can see this in the video below.
If you have any questions about how these two blenders compare as a Food Processor go ahead and leave a comment at the bottom of this post and i will respond the best I can. Thank you!
Wet Chopping in your Blendtec or Vitamix blender
Make RAW Salads in seconds in your Blendtec blender or Vitamix blender. Here’s how to properly wet chop.
- Add in 3 to 4 cups of water into the blender jar, then add in ingredients you’d like to chop into little pieces. Use the Pulse Feature to chop the blend into tiny little pieces until you are satisfied. It should only take a few seconds to shred.
- Try using the pulse feature 8 to 11 times, or until you have a good consistency.
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Links To Individual Blender Models
- Blendtec Designer 725
- Blendtec Classic 575
- Blendtec Refurbished Deals
- Vitamix C Series 500
- Vitamix 750
- Vitamix Reconditioned Deals
Food Processor Vitamix Blender Results
Vitamix Legacy G Series 750
The Vitamix Legacy G Series 750 Blender Model had fantastic results for wet chopping. The carrots and cabbage we’re shredded to a very crispy and evenly chopped consistency and the Vitamix G Series was easy to control and very responsive and had no troubles slicing through the tough hard vegetables.
- The Low Profile Vitamix Container also has many advantages over other Vitamix Containers. It has a wide base which is easier to scoop out the remaining pieces of cabbage and carrots because you can reach under and around the blades easier; furthermore, the laser-cut stainless steel blade design is slightly thicker so there is less fear of cutting your fingers.
- We liked the wide base on the Legacy G Series Vitamix 750 heavy duty base and controls it worked extremely well with the Low Profile Vitamix Container.
- The G Series Vitamix 750 blender was our favorite choice for the best blender food processor the consistency of the food processed cabbage and carrots was perfect and evenly chopped.
Vitamix C Series 500
The Vitamix C Series 500 blender uses the old style tall Vitamix Container which has a sharper blade design than the newer Low Pro Vitamix Container. The disadvantages to using this container is it is tall and harder to reach in around around the blades to scoop out the remaining pieces of cabbage and carrots. The consistency the tall container sharper Vitamix blades gave us was very good and was almost equal to the low pro vitamix container which was on the Vitamix G Series 750.
- Using the controls on the Vitamix C Series was also very effective, the pulse feature is responsive and you have a lot of control with the pulse.
- We like the Low Pro Container on the Vitamix 750 G Series more, it is a better container overall, it’s shorter, easier to tamper with and use, and you can get stuff out easier from under and around the blades.
- We would recommend the Low Pro Vitamix Container over the Tall Container any day, but both work effectively for chopping.
- You can fit the Low Profile Vitamix Container on any Legacy G Series Blender, any Ascent Series Vitamix blender, and any older style C Series Vitamix blender model.
Vitamix Personal Blender S Series S50
I personally don’t recommend the Vitamix S Series Personal Blenders because of their very small container size which makes it harder to do everything. The sharp stainless steel blades the Vitamix personal blender container uses are sharp and able to produce a good consistency for chopping, but, you will not be able to fit large vegetables and fruits into the small 40oz container. You will need to chop the vegetables and fruits into smaller pieces in order for them to reach the blades.
- A big disadvantage to the Vitamix S Series Personal Blenders are that they are not compatible with any of the other Vitamix Containers, they are a separate machine all together from any of the other Vitamix blender models.
- One benefit of the Personal S Series Blender Models is there container unscrews at the bottom allowing you to get everything out from the bottom of the blades and container.
- The Consistency produced is similar to the other Vitamix blender models and YES, you can use it for chopping.
Food Processor Blendtec Blender Results
Blendtec Designer 725
The Designer Blendtec Series comes equipped with the Bigger 90oz Wildside Jar which we didn’t like very much as a food processor. The blades are big dull 4 inch blades which left bigger leafy pieces behind in the blend. The consistency was not even and the cabbage and carrots felt sort of beat up and soggy compared to the Vitamix blenders.
- As a food processor, the Blendtec design seems at a disadvantage because of it’s dull blades. The pieces it chops are bigger pieces and are not as well chopped. If this isn’t an issue for you then it works fine, but if you want a more evenly chopped blend with tiny pieces then the Designer Blendtec might not be able to do it.
- The Blendtec Wildside Jar is their biggest jar and works great for juicing and smoothies, but seems unable to give small little pieces for chopping
- The Controls on the designer Blendtec blender 725 was very responsive and the fact that you can pulse at a certain speed was a nice feature.
- Once in Pulse Mode, the digital manual touch slider buttons allow you to hit the manual speeds for short bursts at any speed you’d like to pulse, this was very responsive and there was a difference in which the speed of the blades traveled depending on what speed you push. You can pulse at any speed on the Designer Blendtec blender models.
- The Designer Blendtec was more responsive to the touch then the Blendtec Classic blender model which was only able to pulse at one speed.
- We would advise the Fourside Jar for your Food Processor blends if you have a blendtec blender, the consistency seems a little finer and more evenly chopped
Blendtec Classic 575
Blendtec original Classic Series Blender Models come with the standard 64oz Blendtec Jar which did a better job as a food processor than the Blendtec Designer. the vegetables we’re more evenly chopped and had a finer feel as you put your fingers through them.
- The Blendtec Classic Series blender consistency was comparable to the Vitamix C Series blender Tall Container, it was a very close call between the two, but none of the blender models could compare the the consistency which the Low Pro Vitamix Container produced.
- The Blendtec classic controls feature a pulse feature on the right hand side of the digital interface which works well to give a short burst for chopping.
The ONE BIG BENEFIT to Blendtec blender jars is their TWO BLADE DESIGN, which allows you to easily scoop out the remaining cabbage and carrots left behind in the jar with ease. You can quickly get everything out from the jar with a spatula.
Blendtec Pulse feature vs Vitamix Pulse Feature
Food Processor using Vitamix Pulse Features
The Pulse feature allows for control and versatility over many different types of blends, specially when you need to use your Blendtec or Vitamix as a food processor. The power you have at your finger tips is incredible when using pulse, and the more expensive the blender model you purchase the more extensive the controls will be.
- Vitamix Pulse Feature is set as a switch on the front interface where you can flip it up or down and activate the pulse. It has an immediate reaction and gives you total control over how long you want the blade to spin. You can use the pulse feature for more than just chopping, it’s great for finishing off a smoothie or juice too, or chopping ingredients into a soup.
- The Legacy G Series Vitamix Blender Models allow you to pulse at a select speed, simply turn the dial to what speed you want on the Vitamix Legacy G Series blender, and pulse it and it will go that speed. This is a more advanced feature for the higher end Vitamix blender models.
Food Processor using Blendtec Pulse Features
The Blendtec Pulse feature is set up as a button which you push, which is located on the right side of the digital interface. It has a good responsive reaction time and runs for as long as you push the button down.
- You can also hold the button down to let the blades keep spinning or let get and they will stop. This allows you to control your smoothie blend or chop vegetables.
- The newer Designer blender models allow you to pulse at any speed, the way it works is you press the pulse button which puts the blender in pulse mode, then you press any speed on the slide touch speed dial and it will go that speed. It is very effective and well engineered.
- The Blendtec Designer and Blendtec Classic differ a little on controls. The Designer allows you to set the speed which you want to pulse at, which allows you to pulse at a slow speed or high speed. The Classic Series Blendtec blender models have a set speed for pulsing, it’s mid-range speed like speed 4.
- You don’t have the option on the Blendtec Classic blenders of selecting what speed you want to pulse, but none the less the Blendtec Classic is very responsive to the touch and works well .
Food Processor Blade design differences
The Vitamix blades seem to work slightly better as a Food Processor because of there sharp design. The Vitamix Sharp blade design can finely slice through vegetables and produce an even consistency throughout the blend, where as you can see in the video above, the Blendtec Wildside Jar had slightly bigger pieces that got left behind and wasn’t as evenly chopped.
Blendtec blenders are known to really kick the hell out of the ingredients in the jar with their big dull blades and powerful motor, and more or less overpower everything in the jar, which works great for liquefying a smoothie or soup but not as much for chopping vegetables.
One BIG BENEFIT TO BLENDTEC BLENDERS is that TWO BLADE DESIGN, which makes it so much easier to clean and get everything out from under and around the blades with a spatula.
Both of these great blenders can be used as a food processor to chop vegetables, we thought the consistency from the Low Pro Vitamix Container was the best and the Vitamix Tall Container and the Blendtec Standard Container we’re pretty close and did a good job too. All and all these blenders are both fantastic and YES you can use them as a food processor.