I am often asked how the Blendtec compares to the Vitamix. All I can say is that I am an expert in (and LOVE) the Vitamix, and I don’t pay much attention to the Blendtec. I like the tamper, user control, and versatility. Perhaps that is why I’ve never seen Top Chefs using a Blendtec on the Food Channel, and why so many famous Chefs swear by their Vitamix Blenders.
These are some funny (yet Very Informative) videos comparing the Blendtec to a Vitamix Blender.
I like video #10 to show why a tamper can be necessary. All Blendtec Apple Sauce recipes call for the addition of water. Using the tamper, my Raw Apple Sauce Recipe (requires no water), and is a breeze to make in my Vitamix!