BlendTec Designer Series Blender
The BlendTec Designer Series WildSide is a top-of-the line all-purpose blender built with style and functionality. It is certainly a high-end unit with distinctive beauty, but that hasn’t compromised the power and efficiency for which models from the Blendtec Designer Series have come to be known for.
Features and Specs.
This unit is powered by a 1,560-watt, 3-peak horsepower direct drive motor that gives incredible speeds. The unit’s control panel features illuminated icons that are easy to read, thus allowing you to select the appropriate blend cycle effortlessly.The upper unit comprises a BPA-free polyester jar with a fitting lid that’s vented and completed by the proprietary wing-tip blades.
The unit comes with a handy recipe book comprising more than 230 healthy recipes and a user manual.Operation The WildSide Designer Series blender was designed to be stylish yet easy to operate, and its control panel conforms to that design philosophy.
When the unit is off, the whole control panel is glossy black, but once you power on the unit, the touch surface lights up beautifully, making it easy to see which buttons to press so that you keep things clean.There are preset functions for smoothies, frozen drinks, batter, soups, whole juice, and ice cream.
There’s also a pulse setting and a manual 8-speed setting. Once you select a preset function, the machine will run at alternate speeds (high and low) to get the optimal blend.Cleaning is super easy: you can simply rinse the jar with dishwashing soap and water, and then wipe it out with a sponge. While it is dishwasher safe, the polyester jar will easily become cloudy over time with continued cleaning in the dishwasher.
Performance In terms of performance, this unit doesn’t disappoint. A 3-peak horsepower motor may seem like too big for a blender, but when you need to crush frozen ingredients such as ice, you need all the power you can get from a blender and the WildSide lives up to the billing in that regard. Although the machine has a solid base weighing a whole 8 pounds, expect it to skip around your countertop when running at maximum power. Again, thanks to the 1,560-watt motor.
So when blending hard ingredients, you’d need to support it via the handle.Reviews and VerdictIn addition to its attractive, sleek looks, the WildSide Designer Series gives a solid performance expected of a high-end blender and most positive reviews stem from that fact.Most complaints relate to the somewhat noisy operation and high price tag. But then again, this is a high-end piece that you will use for years without replacement.