Blendtec Professional 800 Review

Dear smoothie fans – welcome to our Blendtec Professional 800 Review!

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Watch out, because according to the American mixer manufacturer Blendtec, the Blendtec Pro 800 (here on offer) is probably the most powerful and quietest mixer for private use – worldwide. So what could be nicer for us than testing such a device?

At first glance, our test object Blendtec Professional 800 rightly reminds you of the Stealth 875 blender. In fact, the two Blendtec mixers only differ slightly. While the Pro 800 is intended for private users and is equipped with “only” 6 automatic programs, the Stealth offers its commercial customers up to 42 automatic programs. In addition, the Stealth has a USB import function with which the user can use saved programs. In contrast, the Pro 800’s warranty period of 10 years is significantly longer than that of Stealth with 3 years. The professional mixer tested here is particularly interesting for users who value blending as quietly as possible.

Blendtec Professional 800 Review – Main Features

In order to give you a first overview, we have summarized the most important properties of the Blendtec mixer for you. In the subsequent experience report, we will then focus on the individual sales-relevant criteria:

Power

  • 1800 watts
  • 3.8 HP maximum power
  • 32,000 revolutions per minute (idle)
  • 220/240 volts
  • Right turning motor

Container Jar

  • 1 x Wildside Plus container
  • 2.66L capacity – recommended amount: 2.0L
  • Mixing jar lid: depending on the model, with or without a filling opening
  • Measuring scale in ml, cl, cups, and oz

Operations

  • Touch slider
  • Automatic programs (6)
  • Manual speed control (11 speeds)
  • Illuminated touch surface and LCD display

Warranty

  • 10 years on the engine block, the container, and the knife.

Security

  • Overload protection
  • Overheating protection
  • High stability

Dimensions

  • H x W x D: 39.6 x 17.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Total height with the soundproof hood open: 62cm
  • Mixer weight: 4.4 kg
  • Colors: black
  • Miscellaneous: Instructions with information and tips
  • A permanently installed engine block with handles

Blendtec Professional 800 Review - Pro & Cons

Pros

  • Very powerful motor and blade
  • 6 preprogrammed cycles for mixed drinks, batters, smoothies, whole juice, hot soups, and frozen treats
  • 11-speed slider
  • Pulse feature
  • BPA-free WildSide+ jar with vented Gripper lid
  • Additional Twister Jar
  • Works very well for smoothies, juices, hot soups, frozen treats, and more
  • Touchscreen display
  • Can be used for grinding, mixing, pureeing, and dough making
  • Crushes ice and frozen fruits efficiently
  • Quietest blender in the world
  • 10-year warranty
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Blending 101 quick-start recipe guide

Cons

  • There is no self-cleaning feature
  • It’s too powerful for frozen margaritas as you don’t get enough slush
  • It is costlier than many other blenders

The user manual is here: Blendtec Professional 800 Manual

Design and Construction

Compared to its brand colleagues from the private customer sector, such as the Blendtec Designer 625 or Designer 725, the Pro 800 is not quite as slim and looks not as sporty either. However, it has even more power (which you can’t hear acoustically thanks to the soundproof lid) and it has to be housed somewhere. Ergo, the engine block is indeed a bit clunkier but fortunately also firmly installed. This ensures that no liquid can penetrate this area. There is only a small opening on both side walls as a carrying aid. This is very practical, especially due to the higher weight of 4.5 kg.

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In the lower area of ​​the mixer, there is also built-in ventilation that is open to the bottom. Overall, the professional mixer looks modern thanks to the modern touch control panel in combination with its continuous black color, despite the size due to the soundproof lid.

Operations

We are happy to come to the operation of the Blendtec Pro 800 in our Blendtec Professional 800 review because this is a real treat. Regardless of the extent to which a user is technically interested, using the mixer is not only a child’s play but also ensures a lot of fun and satisfaction. With which device can you still say that you have it completely under control after a minute? This is definitely the case here. The focus is on the central (touch) control panel, which, in addition to the powerful motor, is the heart of the Pro 800 mixer.

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On the far left is the on and off switch, next to it a field with which you can choose between manual speed settings and automatic programs. If you opt for the manual variant, 11-speed levels are available using the touch controller. The control panel is very sensitive and reacts perfectly to every touch. The individual levels can be changed at will while mixing. Several stages can also be skipped without any problems. If you switch to automatic mode, the user has a total of 6 automatic programs available. To the right of the 6 touch fields for the preset programs, the mixer manufacturer Blendtec also offers us a pulse function (speed level 7).
When using the Blendtec mixer, please always ensure that you only start it when you have correctly attached a suitable mixing jar. The Pro 800 does not have a shaker sensor and therefore no child safety device.

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The Sound Enclosure

The greatest strength of the powerful mixer lies in its soundproof hood. Despite the enormous motor power, the Pro 800 from Blendtec is one of the quietest mixers in the world. So if quiet mixing is important to you, you may have found the perfect mixer for you at home. The soundproof hood can be put on in a few seconds and then easily opened and closed. It is only important that you always put the blender jar lid on before closing the hood and starting the blender so that there is no unnecessary mess. The sound insulation does its job well. Only the cleaning is a bit more time-consuming and of course the mixer height increases. So you should measure that in your kitchen beforehand.

Note: Initially, we could only be provided with the Blendtec gastro blender jar lid called SoftLid (without a filling opening) for this blender review. However, we can not recommend this!

Unfortunately, it sits so loosely that the food to be mixed has spilled over several times. And that’s no longer fun. The good news, however, is that the Vented Gripper Lid blender jar lid is included in the original scope of delivery. We have also received this in the meantime and can report that it fits perfectly and is even equipped with a filling opening. You can add other ingredients while mixing. Although this is of course not particularly practical when using the soundproof hood. So please do not be confused by the product photos we took of the Blendtec mixer with the flat gastro lid. We would be happy to show you the differences again here:

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Soundproof Lid

 

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Vented Gripper Lid

Automatic Programs

The Blendtec Professional 800 has 11 incremental speeds similar to the Designer Series with a capacitive touch slider. Testing with an empty jar on it, the Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) range is 4,080 at the lowest Speed and 29,512 at the highest Speed.

Blendtec Professional 800 Program List:

  • Batters: For sauces, dips, dressings, etc. with a running time of 23 seconds
  • Mixed drinks: For shakes, crushed ice with a duration of 35 seconds
  • Smoothie: For fruit smoothies, simple green smoothies, milkshakes with a duration of 60 seconds
  • Frozen Treats – ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets with a duration of 65 seconds
  • Whole Juice: For green smoothies (spinach, wild herbs, etc.), vegetables with a running time of 65 seconds
  • Soup: For soups, hot chocolate, fondue with a running time of 180 seconds

These programs ensure a very convenient and comfortable control. While the mixer is mixing your magical preparations, you can do other things. This is a great advantage, especially if you as a user have a lot of stress in everyday life or, for example, have children in the house. In addition, these programs also help beginners in the smoothie world from the beginning. Both the mixing time and the speed levels are preset, so you can use these programs to put practically all recipes and dishes into practice immediately.

Slider Speed Control

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In addition to the automatic programs, this Blendtec mixer also offers you manual speed control. This gives the user the greatest possible flexibility, even for individual cases. This is particularly useful for tough preparations, as you can mix individually and very precisely to the desired consistency. The various 11 levels can be set with mere touches and even switched lower or higher during the mixing process. The respective active level is also shown illuminated so that the user can always keep an overview.

Blendtec Wildside + Jar

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Blendtec Wildside + Jar

This quiet professional blender is offered with the BPA-free standard container “Blendtec WildSide + Jar” made of Tritan. This 5-sided blender jar was specially developed a few years ago for green smoothies and especially for the preparation of larger quantities and delivers great results. Although this Wildside mixing container has a theoretical capacity of 2.7 liters, in practice it is only recommended to fill a maximum of 2.0 liters.

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The measuring scale on the edge of the mixing bowl helps a bit, but unfortunately only reaches the 1.3-liter limit. The WildSide + has two high-quality stainless steel knives, which are larger and longer in direct comparison to other mixing containers from the American manufacturer.

This can, for example, shorten the mixing time required for the production of green smoothies, which in turn can be beneficial for maintaining important nutrients. This wider mixing container has also been used successfully for many years in the catering industry for extreme long-term loads of up to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. The probability of long shelf life is therefore certainly given.

You will experience additional security through the long guarantee period. If commercial mixers usually come with a guarantee of 1 to a maximum of 3 years, buyers of the Pro 800 benefit from a 10-year guarantee. This is definitely a top value and especially to be emphasized in the professional field.

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Optional Accessories

Blendtec Twister Jar (recommended)

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The Twister Jar for small quantities and tough food

A very special Blendtec Twister jar has been developed for very small quantities and, above all, for very tough and viscous food. The Twister Jar including the tamper was created for applications such as the production of nut or almond butter, peanut butter, baby food, or ice cream from frozen fruits such as bananas or strawberries.

As is well known, Blendtec is one of the few mixer manufacturers of high-performance mixers and professional mixers that do without extra pestles. Ergo, you can swap the standard Wildside + Jar for the smaller Twister Jar for the preparation of tough consistencies and thus achieve great results in these areas of application with a little getting used to.

Please note, however, that you cannot close the noise protection hood to reduce the volume while the tamper is in use. With the Twister Jar from Blendtec, make sure that you hold the attachment with two fingers or press it down during the mixing process, otherwise, there may be an unpleasant surprise. It is also advisable to turn the attachment while mixing so that the food to be mixed is repeatedly pushed against the stainless steel knife. This shaker is also BPA-free and has a capacity of 1 liter. However, the measuring scale only extends up to the 500 ml limit. The manufacturer’s guarantee is 3 years.

Blending Results

Smoothies

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Fruit smoothie with chocolate in the Blendtec Professional 800

We were able to test the Blendtec professional mixer for a longer period of time. We mixed numerous delicious and healthy fruit, vegetable, and green smoothies with lettuce, spinach, or wild herbs. Although the selection of the latter was not quite as large as it was a few weeks ago in summer, we have still found enough different vital substance giants with valuable bitter substances and fiber, which are a perfect test for the quality of the Pro’s mix results, especially due to their fiber-rich nature 800 is.

We used the following ingredients for our smoothie tests:

  • Fruit, vegetables, and more: including apple, banana, pear, orange, avocado, cucumber, mango, lime, kiwi, pieces of ginger, pineapple, frozen raspberries, and apricots, dates, nuts, cashews, almonds
  • Superfoods: including chia seeds, hemp seeds, moringa, camu camu, goji berries, quinoa
  • Green leaves/herbs: basil, spinach, carrot greens
  • Wild herbs: Including plantain, watercress, nettles, ground elder, nasturtiums
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Finished fruit smoothie

The Results

For a professional machine like the Blendtec Professional 800, simple fruit and green smoothies are of course child’s play. It gets more challenging with green smoothies with fiber-rich ingredients like wild herbs or frozen ingredients like raspberries. The quiet Blendtec mixer for private users achieves good, but not absolutely perfect results in terms of both fineness and creaminess.

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Other Areas of Application

The Pro 800 is a kitchen all-rounder and can therefore be used in a wide variety of applications. In addition to smoothies of all kinds, he can also conjure up milkshakes, drinks, vegan milk, dips, sauces, soups, and much more. Frozen mangoes can also be made into a delicious sorbet:

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The beginning of mango sorbet blending
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Ready-made mango sorbet in the Blendtec Pro 800

As mentioned above, we recommend the additional Twister Jar blender for the preparation of thick consistencies. Homemade almond butter, pesto, or ice cream are then also possible.

Cleaning

The mixer body and especially the control panel can be cleaned very easily. Simply remove the dirt with warm water and a soft cleaning rag immediately after the mixing process. Then it is the turn of the blender, which is comparatively handier with its low height and also fits better under the tap. Another advantage is the few knives, which are also blunt and therefore not easy to cut. Fill the blender jug ​​up to a third with warm water, add a splash of washing-up liquid and let the Pro 800 run for 20-30 seconds on the medium or highest level. Then simply pour out the water and rinse the blender jar again with clear water. Only the cleaning of the noise protection hood is a bit more complex.

However, this does not necessarily have to be done after each mixing process. You can remove this lid relatively easily after a little practice. Just make sure that the lid does not fall on your fingers. If you shift the pressure a bit backward and take the hood off downward instead of upwards, hardly anything can actually go wrong. The hood ultimately consists of two parts that you can take apart without any additional tools. It is best to clean both parts separately due to their weight and size.

Security

Our test device is a professional mixer from an experienced manufacturer and therefore the household device is of course also equipped with some important security functions:

  • an overload protection
  • an overheating protection
  • and a high level of stability

We only miss a shaker sensor. This would guarantee that the mixer can only be put into operation if a suitable and correct mixing container is attached. This function can be compared to a child safety device, which would undoubtedly look good on any device.

Guarantee

At the beginning of our Blendtec test report, we had already mentioned that this mixer basically has very few differences to the Stealth 875 blender. Among other things, one of them is the warranty period. If you only have 3 years with the commercial stealth mixer, the Pro 800 scores with an above-average 10-year guarantee. In the field of high-performance mixers and professional devices, this is an extremely high value that should give the buyer a feeling of security.

Scope Of Delivery

When you buy the Blendtec Pro 800, you will receive the following scope of delivery:

  • Mixer body
  • Wildside shaker and accessories
  • Soundproof hood
  • Manual

Final Thoughts

The Pro 800 is a professional mixer that is particularly noticeable due to its low volume, high power, and simple and at the same time modern operation. For users who want very quiet mixing, this might be the perfect solution. The soundproof hood included in the scope of delivery absolutely fulfills its purpose and significantly reduces the volume. Although you have to allow more time for cleaning this hood overall, your roommates, neighbors, etc. will certainly be very happy about the reduced noise.

After numerous mixer tests, the Pro 800 was – as it was today – the quietest mixer for private users to date! Since it also has a lot of power, the kitchen appliance can be used very versatile. In combination with the Twister Jar as an extra container for tough consistencies, a wide variety of dry and wet preparations can be mixed. The service is a real pleasure. Modern and, above all, uncomplicated, everything can be wonderfully controlled via the central touch control panel. With the automatic programs offered and the manual speed control, you are well-positioned. Mixing results are particularly strong with fruit smoothies and simple green smoothies.

However, very fiber-rich ingredients are not 100% perfectly chopped. In terms of its workmanship, the mixer leaves a very high-quality impression. The exceptionally long warranty period of 10 years is another plus point. It’s a shame that you can’t use the existing USB port because, unlike the Stealth 875 blender, it is blocked for the Pro 800. This could be used to upload your own recipes and greetings. However, the Blendtec Pro 800 is also significantly cheaper and therefore remains very interesting with the same high-performance features with its extremely low background noise with an existing budget. This could be used to upload your own recipes and greetings.

However, the Blendtec Pro 800 is also significantly cheaper and therefore remains very interesting with the same high-performance features with its extremely low background noise with an existing budget. This could be used to upload your own recipes and greetings. However, the Blendtec Pro 800 is also significantly cheaper and therefore remains very interesting with the same high-performance features with its extremely low background noise with an existing budget.

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