Blendtec produce only 5 containers that goes with its blenders – WildeSide+, FourSide, Mini WildSide, Twister, and To Go Set. Nevertheless, they have some distinctive features which are good to know for current or potential owner of the blender.
The good news that all Blendtec jars are compatible with any Blendtec blender model for home use (but not commercial versions). So, you do not need to complete any extra research to find out if your blender model will work with the jar you are looking for.
Container material: All Blendtec jars are made from a BPA-Free and certified to the NSF standard for food safety in the kitchen, impact and temperature resistant Eastman Tritan coployester material.
The Eastman Tritan coployester material is high a quality plastic manufactured by Eastman Tritan company in USA, it is very lightweight and clear as glass. It is truly strong and if you drop the jar on a hard floor the jar will not damage.
Since the blender tend to heat the ingredients while blending the manufacture advice to avoid adding to the container food and liquid hotter than 115°F (46°C). While, the blending frictions are able to heat ingredients up to (176F/80C), however it will tolerate maximum 212F/100C of heated liquid.
Blendtec does not produce any blenders with glass containers. Because the glass will not withstand very high stress that the Blendtec Jar is exposed to during blending. Copolyester material is considerably stronger and more durable than any glass.
Measuring marks: All Blendtec jars have easy to read measuring marks in the wall the jars in ounces, cups, milliliters, and centiliters.
All Blendtec jars has measuring near the half of the container capacity. Because manufacture does not recommended to blend with the ingredients filled to the brim of the jar, you should operate the blender with the container no more than 2/3rds full. Otherwise blender could be exposed to intolerable pressure.
Blades: All Blendtec jugs come with thick and unique wingtips shape blades and designed for wet and dry blending. All blades are made from thick ultra-hard cold-forged stainless steel that resist corrosion much better than most other blades.
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The FourSide Jar
The FourSide jar is the original Blendetec squared jar that started a new trends in commercial blending with traditional rounded blending containers. Later the same four side containers design was brought by Blnedtec into residential blenders. The Blendtec insists that the squared FourSide jar blends much better than conventional round jars, creates better vortex and more frictions. The square jar also has easy pouring angles from any of three spouts.
The jar comes with the blade system permanently inbuilt into the jar and 3” thick totally blunt wing tip stainless steel blades.
The FourSide container has a narrow bottom that has a size of 3.88” x 3.88” at the bottom, 5.37” x 5.37” at the top and 9” tall. It weighs 1.5lbs.
The set includes:
- Square shape 75 oz. with measurements up to 32 oz. container with permanently inbuilt 3” blades;
- Latching lid with the cap in the center for venting and adding extra ingredients while blending;
The jar comes with 3 year warranty.
Small recipes vs large recipes: The FourSide jar is slightly smaller than the WildSide+ jar and has narrow base and smaller blades. So, handles much better than WildSide+ smaller food quantities and especially good for grinding grains.
The minimum liquid volume the FourSide jar is able to blend is about 8-9 oz./220- 240. The minimum for grinding is about 1 cup of grains.
The WildSide+ Jar
The WildSide+ is the latest and improved version of patented Belndtec square shape jar. Instead of traditional four side pitcher with narrow bottom and 3” blades, this version of container has wider bottom with fitted 4” blades and additional smaller fifth side called the “WildSide” that makes the additional surface to heat by ingredients. According to Blendtec, the fifth side helps “to create an even better blending vortex, accelerates the blending process and makes a smoother blend “, than the standard four side jar.
The set includes:
- The 90 oz. /11.25 cups capacity jar with measuring up to 36 oz. /4.5 cups, the maximum measuring indicates the maximum level for finished blended product;
- Vented latching lid that snaps for secure fitting and removable center cap that allows to add extra ingredients during the blending process.
This jar comes with typical for Blendtec wing tips totally blunt blades permanently inbuilt in the container.
The jar has a wider bottom with measurements near bottom of 4.63” x 4.63”, at the top of 5.37” x 5.37’’ and with profile of 9”. It weighs 1.5 lbs.
The WildSide+ jar comes with 3 years warranty.
Small recipes vs large recipes: Since the WildeSide+ container has a wider bottom and larger 4” blades it is good at handling large recipes like hot soup, ice cream, dough, and large portion of smoothies. However it hardly can handles smaller volumes. The smallest volume for liquid it can blend is around 13oz.-14 oz./ 370 – 400ml, it needs minimum 2 cups of grains and solid food to process it properly.
Mini WildSide+ Jar
The Mini WildSide has the same design and functionality as a WildSide+ jar but come in smaller size.
It has 46 oz. capacity and blending capacity up to 24 oz..
The Mini WildSide Jar is designed to allow user make smaller recipes with innovated WildSide+ jar.
Smallest size batches: It comes with narrow bottom and 3” blades and handles small recipes starting from approximate 6 oz./170 ml or under 1 cup of liquid ingredients. Perfect for single-serve smoothies and shakes, salad dressings and dips.
So the set includes:
- The 46 oz. (with measurements up to 24 oz.) Trinan copolyester container with inbuilt blunt blade system;
- Latching lid with 4 snaps to secure the jar and lid plug for venting and adding food during blending process;
The jar has very compact sizes of 4.7” x 4.7” x 7” and weighs only 1.02 lbs.
It comes with standard for Blendtec jars 3-years Limited warranty.
The Twister Jar
The Twister jar is designed for processing the thick and small recipes like nut butters, frozen treats, hummus, baby food, dips, thick shakes, dressings and others.
It has a rounded design with capacity of 37 oz. (measuring up to 16 oz.) with inbuilt blades. The jar equipped with standard wing tip blunt blades and special patented twister lid with very sharp plastic tines that are designed to rotate during processing of thick recipes in order to prevent ingredients from sticking to the sides and pushes them back down to the blade into the vortex.
Small recipes: In addition to the patented twister lid it also include the mini gripper lid that similar to FourSide gripper lid design and is designed to be used for the blending small recipes such as single-serving smoothies or shakes, salad dressings, baby food and other thinner blends.
The smallest volume it can handles is 6oz./170 ml for thinner recipe and thicker receipts require more ingredients.
The set includes:
- 37 oz. Twister jar;
- Patented Twister lid;
- Mini Gripper lid for small recipes;
- Spectacula spatula;
- Recipe book.
It has petite size of 5.7” x .7” x 7.5” tall and weighs only 1.3lbs.
It comes with 3 years warranty.
Blendtec Go Set
The Blendtec GO Set is the personal blender attachment that is designed to be used with the any of Blendtec Blender model for home use, no matter Classic, Designer or Pro series.
The set includes:
- Personal blender removable blade system called Blendtec GO Micronizer Base;
- 34 oz. (with blending capacity up to 24 oz.) blend-in-cup;
- The travel spill proof lid that mean that the blend-in-cup could be taken on go straight after the blending.
The Blendtec GO Micronizer Base constructed with the plastic collar, sharp (not the standard totally blunt) and thick wing tipped hardened stainless still blades that on a flip side of blade base has a durable metal gear.
The blade base and lid both come with red removable silicon gasket for preventing liquid spilling that must be detached for good cleaning and sanitation. The blades system, cup and lid are all dishwasher safe. However, it is better to clean all parts in self-cleaning way or manually for longer life span.
The set has very compact size 4.5” wide x 9.5” tall x 4.5” deep. It weighs 1.8lbs.
The entire set equipped with the 3 years Limited Warranty.
The Blendtec website sells the Go Set at the price $130-$150 while Amazon offers start from $99.
Which Blendtec Container Should you Buy?
According to my experience there is no difference between older design FourSide and updated WildSide+ jars in terms of their performances. So, if you going to buy one of the Classic SERIES Blendtec blenders which have the option to select between the WildSide+ or FourSide blender package than small households (1-3 people) certainly should go for the Fourside models as this container better handles small and large batches of food while the WildSide+ handles only recipes starting from 13 ounces (370 ml).
However, if you consider to buy extra Twister jar that designed to process thick recipes than it does not matter which jar (WildSide+ or FourSide) you initially have with you blender since the Twister jar not only process the thick ingredients but also designed to handle very small recipes.
To Go Set is very handy for those who want to make their smoothies and take them on travel in the same container.
If you already has a WildeSide+ container with you blender but do not make the thick recipes often but plan to blend small recipes than you may consider to buy mini WildSide container.