FAQ

Blender FAQ

… Nut butters:

All of our blender models will work for making nut butters. We recommend using the Twister jar as it is the best jar option when making thicker blends like nut butters.

… Ice cream:

All blender models are designed to make ice cream.

…grinding grains, legumes, and beans:

All blender models can do this. We recommend getting a separate jar for grinding since it can make your jar look foggy.

… kneading dough:

All blender models are designed to knead dough. The best jar to use when doing this is the WildSide+ jar because it is larger and can make more dough. However, the FourSide jar will work as well. To knead dough, press the pulse button repeatedly.

… juicing whole foods:

All blender models are designed to juice whole foods.

Yes, we engineer, design, and assemble all our blenders in Orem, Utah, with components either manufactured in-house or sourced primarily from the USA. There are some components of the blenders that are made outside the USA, or made with foreign components or materials (such as German steel).

Those numbers show what we call “cycle count” and lets you/us know how many times you have used your blender.

Yes! All Blendtec blender models can to this. You can add 1-2 cups of wheat berries or other grains into your FourSide jar (or 2-3 cups in your WildSide+ jar). By grinding, your jar will permanently become cloudy. This is just cosmetic and will not harm or hamper your food; however, please note cosmetic alternations are not covered under your jar warranty. We suggest buying a separate jar for grains.

JAR FAQ

The main difference between the FourSide and WildSide+ jars is size. The FourSide jar is slightly smaller, and the WildSide+ jar has a wider base and larger blade.

The FourSide jar has a 3″ blade and a capacity of 75 oz (9.3 cups) with markings up to 32 oz (4 cups).We recommend that the finished blended product stays at or below this line.

The WildSide+ jar has a fifth side and is designed for larger, faster blends. It has a 4″ blade and a capacity of 90 oz (11.25 cups), however, the markings are up to 36 oz (4.5 cups). We recommend that the finished blended product stays at or below this line.

There are also two vertical ridges in the jar’s interior that allow ingredients to hit two additional surfaces. This accelerates the blending process and makes a smoother blend.

Most blending problems can be avoided by loading your jar properly. Always load your blender with liquids first, followed by soft solids like bananas or spinach, and then hard dense items like ice and frozen ingredients. Always secure lid before blending.

The blade spins over 300 miles per hour, so it doesn’t need to be sharp to get the job done. Instead of chipping away at ice and frozen fruit with sharp edges, the large, blunt design pulverizes virtually anything.

Tritan plastic is used in hundreds of food contact products around the world, including water bottles, blenders and food storage containers. To ensure the safety of Tritan and address concerns about plastic, Eastman conducted extensive testing over many years using well-recognized scientific methods. Accredited universities and independent third-party labs tested Tritan, and the results overwhelmingly demonstrate that it is safe and, in separate studies, free of bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS). Tritan plastic also is free of estrogenic activity (EA) and androgenic activity (AA).

WildSide+ jar: 90 oz capacity jar with measurements up to 36 oz*

FourSide jar: 75 oz capacity jar with measurements up to 32 oz*

Mini WildSide jar: 46 oz capacity jar with measurements up to 24 oz*

Twister jar: 37 oz capacity jar with measurements up to 16 oz*

*We recommend that the finished blended product stays at or below this line.

The maximum temperature we recommend exposing the jar to is 80°C. Things get hotter as they blend, so avoid adding ingredients over 46°C. Please keep in mind that boiling water should never be poured into the jar.

You can keep your jar running smoothly with these tips and tricks:

  • Spin the blade manually by the shaft on the bottom of the jar before each use to lubricate the blade shaft.
  • Don’t use your jar as a storage container or let liquids sit in the jar overnight.
  • Wash your jar or use the Clean cycle immediately after use.

If your blender has a Clean cycle, just add a cup of water and a drop or two of dish soap to your jar, replace the lid, run the cycle, and rinse. If your blender does not have a Clean cycle, add the same amount of water and soap, replace the lid, Pulse a few times, and rinse.  Having a spring clean, have a look at our deep clean article.

  • Fill the jar with hot water.
  • Add 1-2 teaspoons of liquid chlorine bleach.Stir for 10 seconds to mix water and bleach. Let mixture stand in
  • Stir for 10 seconds to mix water and bleach.Let mixture stand in
  • Let mixture stand in jar for 5 minutes.
  • Empty water/bleach mixture.
  • Turn jar upside down on dish rack until dry.

Others have found success with:

  • Add the juice of 1 lemon, 2-3 tbsp of baking soda, and some water to jar. Run on a high speed for about 10 seconds, pour the water out and scrub with a non-scratch sponge.
  • Vinegar mixed with baking soda and some water will also work. Run on a high speed for about 10 seconds, pour the water out and scrub with a non-scratch sponge.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp powdered dishwasher detergent dissolved in 1-2 cups hot water, let soak for 1 hour. Then, scrub with a non-scratch sponge.
  • Combine Lemi Shine® Original with some powdered dishwasher detergent and let soak in the jar for 20 minutes.

Grinding grains, legumes, beans, rice, or nuts may result in a fogged appearance. Using some greens, spices, and protein powders will also cause it to have a cloudy appearance. Please note that this is a cosmetic alteration and is not covered under your jar warranty. It does not affect the performance of the jar.

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