Blendtec Pro 800 Review

The Quietest Pro Blender You Can Have In A Home Kitchen – Blendtec Pro 800

Eating healthy is something that I’ve been trying to do for a long time now, and I think I’ve finally figured out the secret – blending. It may sound weird, but the fact is that buying a high-tech blender for my kitchen has helped me transform the way I eat (literally), and make smarter choices overall.

 

The blender I chose was the Pro 800 by Blendtec. Why? Because it’s one of the most advanced and certainly the quietest blender on the market today. Let’s look at the reasons why the Pro 800 is so incredible and how it can help you make better eating choices as it did for me.


What to Consider Before Buying a Blender

 

Noise

One of the primary reasons that I went with the Blendtec Pro 800 was the fact that it’s billed as the quietest blender ever. Since I knew that I would be making smoothies either late at night or in the early morning before I left for work, I had to get something that wouldn’t rudely awaken my family every time.

 

Size

Another deciding factor for picking out a blender is how large it is. There are two reasons that this matters. First, you have to be sure that you can make as much (or as little) of your beverage of choice. For example, if you’re just blending for yourself, then a single-serve model may be a better option because then you don’t have to worry about making too much.

 

Power

When it comes to making smoothies, one thing that you have to watch out for is the blender’s ability to crush ice. I like to use frozen fruit in place of ice so that it doesn’t get watered down, but the fact is that you still want to have the option if necessary.

 

That being said, if your blender is small and has a weak motor, then you won’t be able to process as much food. Even excluding ice, some ingredients need an extra boost of power to get blended correctly. That is, assuming you want a smooth drink that isn’t full of lumps or pulp.

 

Price

Finally, the cost of a blender is always a significant factor. Once again, it comes down to how serious you are about using it and how often you will be making beverages. For example, if you aren’t going to bring it out except when entertaining, then it can be hard to justify spending a ton of money on it. However, if you’re like me and you use it all the time, it makes more sense to invest in something stronger and more reliable.


Blendtec 800 In-Depth

If you’re familiar with the Blendtec brand, then you know that it’s a high-end machine. All of Blendtec’s blenders are made for discerning tastes, meaning that they are built for those who appreciate more power and reliability.

 

Technically speaking, this is considered a “commercial-grade” blender. However, it’s also a step down from the Blendtec Stealth, which is used in juice bars across the country. The reason that the Pro 800 is not quite in the same league is that it doesn’t offer as much versatility to program your own blending techniques.

 

When talking about the motor, the capacity, and the noise reduction, however, this blender is about as good as it gets. It comes with a sound-dampening shield, which can save you a lot of grief when making your smoothies.

 

Pros

High-powered 3.8 HP motor

Quietest blender on the market (behind the Stealth)

Large capacity can make multiple beverages at once

A high-tech digital control panel

11 preset blending options for your convenience

Digital slide control allows you to increase blending speed

Display shows pertinent data

 

Cons

More expensive than most other blenders

Takes up a lot of counter space

Heavy and bulky

 


Features and Benefits

 

Ultra-Quiet Operation

I can’t describe how well the Blendtec Pro 800 can mask the sound of blending. With its patented sound shield, you can carry on a conversation while it’s operating. Can you imagine doing that with any other blender?

 

As I mentioned, stealth was a crucial factor when buying this blender because it allows me to make my healthy smoothies without waking up the whole house. I can use it early in the morning without creating a racket, and my family doesn’t even know that I’m doing anything in the kitchen.

 

If too much noise is a problem for you, the Pro 800 is going to be your best friend. Really, you have to use it to see how well it does. I guarantee that however quiet you think it is, it’s quieter.

 

Advanced Control Options

For the most part, you can compare the Pro 800 to the Blendtec Stealth. The latter machine is used in juice bars like Jamba Juice because it allows workers to make smoothies without interrupting orders every five seconds. If they didn’t have something so quiet, the place would be a madhouse.

 

Another reason that these machines are utilized in commercial settings is that they provide a ton of blending options. The Stealth offers 42 pre-programmed cycles, as well as the ability to customize your settings as you see fit.

 

With the Pro 800, you only get six presets, but that’s more than enough for personal needs. I rarely use any more than three of the buttons myself, so I can’t imagine that you would have any significant demand for all six. Overall, you shouldn’t feel like you’re missing anything.

 

For reference, the six presets are:

  • Batters
  • Mixed Drinks
  • Smoothies
  • Frozen Treats
  • Whole Juice
  • Hot Soup

 

The other cool thing about the control panel is the slider bar. This feature allows you to increase the level of power and speed quickly and effortlessly. Rather than pushing buttons or cranking a dial, this is a high-tech option that offers more precision and reliability.

 

I also like the digital readout screen that shows you how much time is left, what setting you are using and some other pertinent data. In the end, the Pro 800 feels like a high-tech addition to my kitchen, and it’s fun to use as a result.

 

High-Powered Motor

Blendtec is well-known for making high-end blenders that stand the test of time. The motor is a testament to that commitment to excellence. It can power through your smoothie with up to 3.8 horsepower, meaning that nothing you put inside can stand a chance.

 

With the slider mentioned above, you get 11 power settings plus a pulse option. This provides you with a full range of options that can deliver the smoothie you want every time.

 

Because the motor is so well built, you can use it day in and day out without any problems. Remember, this is technically a “commercial-grade” blender. It’s made to handle dozens of smoothies all day long – it can tackle anything you would be doing for yourself (and your family)

 

Resilient Components

The robustness of the Pro 800 cannot be overstated. Not only is the motor built to last, but everything else is too. You won’t encounter any problems when using this blender, and it can take a beating.

 

The sound shield and the jar itself are made of thick, sturdy material that won’t shatter or break. I’ve dropped the jar before, and it just bounced off of the floor like it was nothing. Because of this, I know that the Pro 800 will last for years.

 

The resilience of these components is another reason why I felt good about investing in the machine. Although I could have easily gone with something cheaper, I knew that I would appreciate all of the additional benefits that I got with the Pro 800.


Alternative Blenders To Consider

I understand that spending hundreds of dollars on a new blender doesn’t appeal to everyone, which is why I want to show you some alternate models you can get instead. While I do believe that the Blendtec Pro 800 outshines them all, I know that you may not need the top of the line model for your needs.

 

Vitamix Quiet One

If you’re trying to compare anything to the Pro 800, you have to look at blenders that offer a similar sound reduction. The Quiet One from Vitamix comes as close as anyone else, and it delivers similar results.

 

The cost of this system is about the same, but the control panel lacks character and efficiency. It’s a solid blender, but it’s not quite at the same level as Blendtec.

 

Ninja Blender Duo System

Ninja is another high-quality blending brand, and they offer a variety of options to fit your needs. However, if you want to compare the power and reliability of the Pro 800, you would have to get the fully functional Duo with Auto IQ. This system is much better than the standard Ninja, mainly because you get a variety of jar sizes and you get a motor that automatically adapts to your ingredients.

 

As far as versatility goes, the Ninja Duo does have more options than the Pro 800, but it just doesn’t compare when talking about the motor. Also, no other blender can deliver the same sound reduction as Blendtec, so that’s always going to be an issue.

 

Hamilton Beach Tempest

This is another “commercial-grade” blender, but it doesn’t have all of the same features as the Pro 800. It’s quieter than other models in its class, but it doesn’t come with a sound shield for protection. Still, it has a lot to offer, and it’s much less expensive overall.

 


Conclusion

Even though you aren’t operating a professional juice bar out of your kitchen, buying a commercial blender like the Blendtec Pro 800 is a wise choice. I love the fact that I can blend at all hours of the night without waking the neighbors, and the resilience of the motor is second to none.

 

As long as you are serious about your blending and you want the best of the best, I would strongly recommend the Blendtec Pro 800 for your kitchen.