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Blendtec Designer Series Wildside blender

This Blendtec blender was very good in overall performance, and has

  • touchpad controls
  • plastic jar
  • 4.5 cup capacity
  • 15 claimed speeds
  • Dishwasher safe
  • a 7 yr warranty.


The Blendtec Designer Series Wildside is part of the Blender test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Blender models like the Designer Series Wildside are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Icy drinks (Smoothies): Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.

Convenience: Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.

Puree: How well the blender pureed soup.


Personal blender attachment Personal blender attachment A smaller blender jar/cup with own blade assembly. The performance of the personal blender can be found in the Personal Blenders category
Accessories Accessories Additional items either found in box or on the model.
recipe book


Glass jar Glass jar Heavy and stable, can be put in the dishwasher, and don't get cloudy or stained.
Plastic jar Plastic jar Lighter and easier to handle than glass, but that makes them more likely to wobble or tip over.
Stainless-steel jar Stainless-steel jar Stylish, sturdy, lighter than glass, and often dishwasher-safe, but you can't see the contents.
Pulse Pulse Identifies that the blender has a pulse feature, which provides the user with greater control during use and prevents overblending.
Removable blade Removable blade A blade that can be removed makes cleaning easier.
Controls Controls Indicates the type of controls the blender has.
Jar weight (lbs.) Jar weight Weight of the jar and lid.
Height (in.) Height The height of the blender.
Dimensions (in.) Dimensions The footprint of the blender
7 x 10.4

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