The Designer Series WildSide is an innovative new blender from Blendtec that looks perfect in any high-end kitchen. The new design and updated control panel sets this blender apart from the others.
Blendtec has recently released a limited number for Designer Series Certified Refurbished packages for sale. If you’re able to get one, you could save $75 over the cost of a brand new model.
The Designer Series WildSide stands 15″ tall, 7″ wide and 9.25″ deep and it weighs in at 8 lbs. The package contains one Designer Series motor base, which comes in one of four colors (champagne metallic, red, white, or black), the WildSide container, a Vented Gripper™ lid, the Fresh Blends recipe book, and owner’s care manual. The Designer Series WildSide comes with the Blendtec 7-year warranty, which is one of the most comprehensive warranties on the market.
The WildSide Container
The five-sided WildSide design and the single-prong wingtip blade help creates an uninterrupted blend by stopping any air pockets from forming. You will not need a tamper with the WildSide container.
The 96-ounce container is made of BPA-free plastic, has an ergonomic handle, and markings on the side to help you measure out your recipes. The patented Vented Gripper™ lid secures the container tight to prevent any spillage, has a removable plug that lets you add ingredients during blending, and vents that release heat and pressure build up when blending hot ingredients.
Like all of the Blendtec containers, the WildSide will work with wet and dry ingredients so you won’t need to buy a separate container for when you want to grind flours or make bread dough.
Keeping the WildSide container clean is very easy. You just need to fill the container half full with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap, then set the motor on a fast setting, and let the blender do the rest of the work. After 30-60 seconds of blending, the soapy water will clean the inside of the container and blades. Just rinse it out with warm water and leave it to dry.
The Blendtec Designer Series WildSide’s motor is direct-drive, meaning that the motor shaft connects directly to the shaft of the blade. This type of configuration transfers all of the power straight through, unlike motors that use additional gears.
The motor’s microprocessor is programmed with a smart hammer effect, which can detect any obstructions and instantly alter the cycle so that not even the toughest foods will break the blender’s progress.
The motor has been rated at 3-peak horsepower in independent tests and works at 1560 watts from 13 amps. The blade on the WildSide reaches 270 miles per hour which equates to 28,000 revolutions per minute.
The Designer Series also features a revolutionary new airflow design that keeps the motor cooler, resulting in a longer life.
The controls of the Designer Series WildSide is where this blender really separates itself from the others. You’ll notices that the typical buttons and switches are missing.
This blender features Blendtec’s new TotalControl™ technology and makes use of a new slider interface. Precision sensors on the panel, similar to those used on your touchscreen phone or tablet, allow you to adjust the speed with a touch of your finger.
It also includes a pulse button and 6 presets:
- Ice Crush
- Ice Cream
- Whole Juice
Since the control panel is just a flat piece of glass, you can quickly wipe the area clean with a wet cloth, and when you shut the blender off, the controls go completely dark, leaving you with a sleek, black panel.
The Designer Series WildSide by Blendtec features many innovations that can take your blending to the next level. From a sleek new control panel to a revolutionary new WildSide container, this package from Blendtec is worth the price if you’re serious about blending.