I bought my Blendtec with the Wildside Jar on sale at Costco last year and, while I have loved the operation of the blender, sturdiness and ease of cleaning, the bigger jar wasn't designated for some of the recipes and smaller amounts I wanted to use. Since getting the Four Side jar, I find I use it all the time with all the recipes I want!
The blender is just ok. I tried to make mango shakes a few times. The mango pieces were not pureed well. There were some chunks left. But I bought it on a sale price so for that price it is ok.
We've had it about a month now, I'm happy with the quality & how thick the plastic pitchers & drink cups are, no fear of them breaking easily. I also read that the plastic is BPA free, that's important to me. It takes getting used to the power of 2HP! The machine is fantastic. We use it every day for great protein smoothies & drinks. Be aware a few of the recipes in the booklet are lacking info, I made the carrot cookies & realized some ingred's were left out. If the cookbook they offer for sale is anything like that, I think I'll pass on that.
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