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Blendtec Designer Series Wildside Blender

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Designer Series Wildside
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.
Description
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.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Icy drinks (Smoothies)

Icy drinks (Smoothies)

Smoothness and thickness of non-alcoholic pina coladas are determined using assorted sieve sizes. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

Judgments on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar weight, etc.

 /  5
Puree

Puree

How well the blender pureed raw ingredients into a soup.

 /  5
Ice crush

Ice crush

Ice crush indicates how well the blender was able to crush 7 ice cubes without water in a specified period of time.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Based on readings from a noise meter, specifies how noisy the blender was during operation at maximum speed.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

Indicates whether or not the blender still functioned after undergoing the durability test. It consists of crushing ice 15 times consecutively for 3 cycles for a total of 45 tests.

 /  5

About

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

Icy drinks (Smoothies) Smoothness and thickness of non-alcoholic pina coladas are determined using assorted sieve sizes. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.

Convenience Judgments on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar weight, etc.

Puree How well the blender pureed raw ingredients into a soup.

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