The Blendtec Classic 575 with the WildSide+ jar is a full-size blender available in several bright colors and variants to fit your needs. It's able to process snow-like ice, which is excellent for mixed drinks and it's super easy to clean, especially as its Spoonula can get into crevices and pull out any food left behind. It also has five preset speeds as well as a timer. However, it doesn't always fully process food, and it can leave chunks behind. It also doesn't come with a personal-sized smoothie jar, which some may find limiting.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is good for multi-purpose use. It can quickly make snow-like ice, but it struggles a lot more to blend fibrous fruit and vegetables. It can hot blend, though, which is nice if you want to make a chunky soup. It's also decent at making almond butter, but it struggles to produce a smooth texture.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is fair for smoothies and protein shakes. It struggles to process fibrous fruit and vegetables, producing a foamy and leafy blend. On the upside, if you like to put ice in your smoothies, it can easily process it into a snow-like texture. It also has a decent build quality and is very easy to clean.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is excellent for ice crushing. It can quickly create snow-like ice that's perfect for any mixed drink. It also comes with a Spoonula utensil, so you can easily get all the ice out.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is good for soups. It can hot blend and it's outstandingly easy to clean as it comes with a Spoonula utensil that lets you safely scoop out soup. However, it struggles to process fibrous food like kale well. It also doesn't come with personal-sized jars either, so you won't be able to blend soup to take with you on-the-go.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is good for professional use. It's decently well-built and design features like grippy feet or a Spoonula help make blending easier. It can also hot blend and it produces snow-like ice. However, while it can process almonds into nut butter, it produces a crunchy spread. It has a hard time blending fibrous fruits and vegetables too, resulting in a leafy and foamy smoothie. On the upside, it's very easy to clean.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is a less bulky blender than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770, but its base still takes up some space on your counter or in your cupboard.
The Blendtec 575 is decently well-built and its blade and motor assembly feel very solid. This variant comes with a 'Spoonula' or a hybrid spoon/spatula, which is designed to easily scoop out food from the uniquely shaped jar without damaging the blades. It also has grippy feet to keep the blender from moving around too much if you're blending something more intense like nuts or frozen bananas on high speed. However, some parts of the blender feel a little cheap such as the control panel and the display. The display cover even appears to be peeling off of our test unit, which doesn't look or feel nice. There's also an exposed circuit board on the underside of the base, which you can see through a vent.
The main jar of this blender is the WildSide+, which has a fifth side that is designed to slightly change the angle of the blending vortex so that you can better blend frozen ingredients. It has a maximum capacity of 90 oz; however, Blendtec recommends that the finished product doesn't exceed the 36 oz marking line on the jar. Regardless, it still holds a good amount of liquid in it, so you can make multiple smoothies in one go. The blade is also screwed directly into the jar, and while you can't remove it, the whole jar can be put in the dishwasher for an easy clean.
The Blendtec 575 doesn't come with any additional jars. However, Blendtec sells a lot of different kinds of jars on their website, including a slightly smaller version of the WildSide+ jar that they call the FourSide jar. If you're looking for a similar blender that comes with a personal jar, check out the Blendtec Designer 725.
The Blendtec Classic 575 blender uses two non-removable blades in its jar, and you can put in the dishwasher.
The lid feels flexible and it has a removable section in the middle with vented shafts to allow steam to escape when blending hot food together.
The Blendtec 575 has a power cord that should be long enough to reach an outlet on your counter. However, there isn't a stowaway compartment to hide the cable when you're not using it, which is a little disappointing.
The Blendtec Classic 575 has five preset speeds, plus a dedicated pulse button which is suited for blending more dense foods. However, it's extremely loud at max speed.
The Blendtec 575 is satisfactory at making almond butter. As it struggles to fully process the almonds, it makes a crunchy, gritty spread. Some of the almonds can also get stuck beneath the blade and need to be manually mixed back in, which is a bit of a pain. If you want a full-sized blender that's better at making almond butter, take a look at the KitchenAid K400.
This blender whips up a disappointing smoothie. It doesn't process fibrous leafy greens like kale well, and as a result, it leaves behind medium-sized chunks instead of liquifying them. It also struggles to fully blend frozen fruit such as bananas. Even though there's a dedicated smoothie preset, you may get better, more drinkable results using it on high speed. If you're looking for a blender that can make a better smoothie in less time, check out the NutriBullet Blender Combo or the Ninja DUO.
The Blendtec 575 doesn't come with an additional jar.
The ice crushing performance of the Blendtec Classic 575 blender is outstanding, and is well-suited for making slushed cocktails on a hot day. It can easily make snow-like ice quickly and evenly.
The Blendtec 575 has a self-clean function as well as a dedicated smoothie cycle mode. You can also adjust the blend cycle's timer. By default, each of the speed settings runs for 50 seconds, and then the blender stops. However, you can raise the duration of the cycle to 60 or 90 seconds, but you won't be able to control its speed during these cycles.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is amazingly easy to clean. You can easily reach below the blades to get to any remaining pulp or gunk or you can put the whole jar with the blades into the dishwasher. If you're making something a little more messy like almond butter or soup, the included Spoonula can help you scoop everything out of the jar, making it even easier to clean.
The Blendtec 575 can blend hot food, which is great if you want a smoother consistency from your roasted vegetable soup. It also comes with a Spoonula, which is a cross between a spoon and a spatula that's designed to effectively scoop everything out of the jar so you waste as little food as possible.
The Blendtec Classic 575 comes in a couple of variants with different accessories. We tested the black Spoonula variant, but there's also a white Spoonula variant and a black variant that comes with a recipe book. You can also purchase the blender separately, and it comes in several different colors such as caribbean blue and poppy red which can help add a splash of color to your kitchen. We expect all of these variants to perform similarly to our test unit.
Keep in mind that there are also two blender jar variants available: the FourSide jar and the WildSide+ jar. The FourSide jar is the original jar by Blendtec. It holds up to 32 oz, and you may find some Blendtec Classic 575s with this jar. The newer models come with the WildSide+ jar, which can hold up to 36 oz and is designed for blending frozen ingredients better and in a shorter time. We tested the variant with the WildSide+ jar, but your results may vary if you're using the FourSide jar.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is a full-size blender that can add a splash of color to your kitchen thanks to their several color variants. Unlike other full-sized blenders like the Ninja DUO, it can process hot food like roasted vegetables into soup and it's amazingly easy to clean. There are also a few variants that come with a Spoonula, which can help you scoop out food left behind. However, it struggles a bit with fibrous fruits and vegetables like kale, which doesn't produce the best-textured smoothie.
The Vitamix Explorian E310 is a significantly better multi-purpose blender than the Blendtec Classic 575. The Vitamix is better built, and its performance producing almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice beats the Blendtec by less time and with a smoother consistency. The Vitamix also has a speed dial, which some users may prefer, and it's better suited for processing hot foods. However, the Blendtec is easier to clean, and it comes with a Spoonula for getting the most out of your blends.
The Vitamix 5200 is a better full-size blender for multi-purpose use than the Blendtec Classic 575. The Vitamix has a significantly better build quality and produces almond butter and smoothies with a better texture in less time. It also uses a speed dial, so you have a bit more control over your blending speed. However, the Blendtec is easier to clean.
The NutriBullet Blender Combo is better for making smoothies than the Blendtec Classic 575. The NutriBullet feels better built, it comes with two personal jars so you can take your drinks with you on the go, and it produces a significantly better smoothie in less time. It's also much better for making soups. However, the Blendtec is easier to clean.
The KitchenAid K400 is a better multi-purpose blender than the Blendtec Classic 575. The KitchenAid feels better built, and it can process almond butter and smoothies quicker and with a better texture. It also has a speed dial, which gives you a bit more control, and it's not as loud at max speed as the Blendtec. However, the Blendtec is easier to clean, and it can produce snow-like ice. It also has an on/off toggle, which is handy.
The Blendtec Designer 725 is a better blender than the Blendtec Classic 575 for most uses. The Designer 725 has a much better build quality, makes a more uniform smoothie, and is better at crushing ice. Nevertheless, the Classic 575 can produce more spreadable almond butter and can be used for hot blending.
The Ninja DUO is a better blender for making smoothies than the Blendtec Classic 575. The Ninja makes silky smoothies in less time, can produce smoother almond butter, and its crushed ice is fine and snow-like. It also comes with a personal blending jar, so you can quickly take your blend with you on the go. However, if you're looking for something more versatile, the Blendtec is better-built, can process hot food, and it's way easier to clean messes from it. It also comes in several bright colors to better suit your kitchen decor.
The Blendtec Classic 575 is a better blender than the Ninja Smart Screen if you're looking to do some hot blends. The Blendtec also has a 2-part lid that allows you to add some ingredients mid-mix. On the other hand, if you're looking for a blender for smoothies or almond butter, the Ninja is a better option, even though it's not the best. However, the Ninja is outstanding when it comes to crushing ice down to snow-like quality.