Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20
This is my detailed review of the Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20. Continue reading to find out the capabilities of this powerful, versatile, commercial quality blender.
Name: Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20
Price: Hover your mouse on the image below
Owners: K-Tec, Inc.
Founder: Tom Dickson
Overall Rank: 90 out of 100
The Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20 is a high-power, commercial-quality blender. It is very powerful, see geek note below, features 6 preprogrammed blending cycles (Batters, Ice Crush, Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup) and 10 speeds plus Pulse. Its stainless steel blade is blunt for safety and is thicker and stronger than other blender blades. The Four Side Jar is made from impact-resistant, BPA-free copolyester that is dishwasher-safe and compatible with all Blendtec consumer blenders.
I love multi-tasking machines and this blender does that by replacing a lot of other appliances e.g. food processor, juicer, grain mill, coffee grinder, blender, smoothie maker, ice cream maker, iced cocktail maker.
The Total Blender has a 1,560-watt countertop blender with 3.0 peak horsepower motor.
1,560 watts only equates to 2.09 horsepower which is the running horsepower rating. The 3 horsepower rating is peak horsepower which occurs at the highest possible rpm with the minimal load, that is when you need it the least. However, compared to its main competitor the Vitamix at 1,380 watts (1.85 horsepower) and 2 peak horsepower the Blendtec is still more powerful. Blendtec posts the following disclaimer on their website:
"* “PEAK HORSEPOWER” (PHP) DOES NOT DENOTE THE OPERATIONAL HORSEPOWER OF A BLENDER BUT RATHER THE HORSEPOWER OUTPUT OF A MOTOR, INCLUDING THE MOTOR’S INERTIAL CONTRIBUTION, ACHIEVED IN LABORATORY TESTING. IN ACTUAL USE, BLENDTEC MOTORS DO NOT OPERATE AT THE PEAK HORSEPOWER SHOWN."
Now that that’s out of the way.
- Made in America
- Replaces up to 8 other small kitchen appliances
- 15.5″ height including jar fits under most cupboards
- 8-year warranty
- Excellent customer service
- Somewhat loud
- Most common problem is the sealing ring between the jar and the blade holder deteriorates (due to heat? put on too tight?) and smokes or worse breaks into pieces that end up in the product. One suggested remedy is to make sure the ring rotates easily after each wash/before each use. In most cases, Blendtec stood behind their warranty.
What Is It Used For?
The Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20 can be used to make:
- fresh juice
- ice cream
- nut butter
- grind coffee or spices
- mill wheat, corn or rice
- bread dough
- salsas and more
Who Is This Blender For Or Not?
This is an easy-to-use blender, put the ingredients in the blender jar, push the desired control or speed button and let it do its job. If you prefer to have more control, use the 10-speed control or Pulse button.
When you are done, it is easy to disassemble and clean. Wash the removable parts in the sink or in the dishwasher.
It is fairly loud but not much more than most blenders of this size and power. Place a mat or folded towel under the unit to dampen the noise if it bothers you.
Attachments And Accessories
The Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20 comes with the Blendtec FourSide Jar with Vented Gripper Lid.
Average 4.2 out of 5 stars
By Pace on March 16, 2012
I love this blender. I wanted to grind grain, but a decent grain mill is almost as much as this multipurpose blender so I sprung for the blender.
With all the complaints of it being loud I expected it to sound like an airplane was landing in my kitchen when I used it. It is NOT that loud. It’s a blender, and it sounds like it is blending. It is louder when you are blending ice and grain and other hard things; just like every other blender in existence.
For anyone who is wondering, yes it does a wonderful job on grain. I’ve been attempting to not eat an entire loaf of fresh made wheat bread made from freshly ground wheat (which kicks store bought wheat flour in the teeth!) all day.
I’m happy with my purchase which is saying something because it was really hard to spend that much money on a blender. It took me about a week to work up the nerve to actually BUY it it, ha ha!
By Click Clickerty Click Bob on January 1, 2017
The product was dead on arrival. The first time we tried to use the blender it displayed ‘overload’ and refused to spin. So far this product is little more than a paperweight for my kitchen.
[update] After contacting Amazon, they sent a replacement. Hurrah and I would not expect anything less.
Now we have a blender that works and my wife and I are finally starting to see what all the fuss is about. We love the no-fuss blending (it sucks the chunks into the blades) and once you have finished, it takes seconds to clean.
Now that I can use a working blender, I have upgraded from one to four stars.
By Roger Ramos on January 28, 2015
I have had this thing for at about 4 years. It is built to last, no mechanical problems. If you use too much ice at once to make a smoothie, then sometimes it does not blend because the shaved ice shrapnel sticks to the sides too much. I solve this, I use the liquids and HALF the ice, then blend, then add the second half of the ice.
My Final Opinion
For those that like power in an easy to use, easy to clean unit with the versatility and durability of a commercial class appliance, I give the Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20 a score of 90 out of 100 and a recommended Buy.
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