Blendtec Designer 725 Review

Blendtec Designer 725 Blender

The new Blendtec Designer 725 blender brings some stiff competition to Vitamix. This is by far one of the best blenders from the Utah-based home and professional blender maker.

The Designer 725 is an upgraded version of previous Blendtec models, offering more features, power, and more stable and quieter blending. You’ll find most features of the original Designer Series here and more. All in all, the Blendtec Designer 725 is a blender that you can’t go wrong with.

The first thing you will notice when you open the box is its classic stainless steel sleek look. The Blendtec 725 is definitely an eye-catching machine that will quickly become the focal point of your kitchen. The blender uses advanced physics and engineering to reduce meal production time, freeing you up to get more done in the kitchen. There are six pre-programmed settings for ice cream, smoothie, salsa, hot soup, whole juice, and self-cleaning to choose from.

The WildSide+ jar is BPA-free and it has a vented Gripper lid. Its 3.8 peak horsepower motor gives you all the power you need. In fact, the motor in the Designer 725 is more powerful than older Blendtec blenders that came equipped with 3 peak horsepower motors. Though heavier than many models, the 725 is shorter in height. At just 15 inches, it fits easily under kitchen cabinets so you won’t have to worry about removing the container or the blender base. The heavier design provides more stability and support for tougher blends like ice or frozen fruits.

Blendtec is one of the most trusted blender makers in the world. Their products are all made in the United States and thoroughly tested. The Designer 725 is a wonderful choice for any home kitchen, and the durable construction means that this is a blender that will serve you faithfully for years to come.

Blendtec Designer 725 Rating
  • Features
  • Build Quality
  • Versatility
  • Durability
  • Warranty
5.0
User Rating 5 (1 vote)
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Designer 725 Features

  • 3.8 peak horsepower powerful motor that runs at 1,800-watts.
  • Illuminated touch panel that shows the remaining blending time.
  • Multi-Speed Pulse.
  • 6 pre-programmed settings for ice cream, salsa, whole juice, smoothie, hot soup, and self-cleaning.
  • BPA-free jar with vented Gripper lid.
  • 15 inch tall jar that goes under kitchen cabinets easily.
  • Wild Side+ Jar for high-volume recipes, smoothies, bread dough, dips & batters.
  • SmartBlend Technology.
  • Plus 100-speed capacitive touch slider.
  • Metal die-cast finish.
  • Available in two colors – Gunmetal, and Stainless Steel.
  • Full 8-year warranty.
  • 30-day money back guarantee.
  • Blending 101 quick-start recipe guide.

Power

Blendtec 725 Motor

There is a huge motor within the base of the Blendtec Designer 725 blender that powers the machine. It works at a staggering 3.8 peak horsepower and 1,800-watts, making this one of the most powerful blenders ever. Other models in the Designer Series had a 3 horsepower motor, so the 725 offers more raw power for blending ingredients into a smooth consistency. The 725 is so powerful that it will devour just about anything.

All that heat generated by the power is directly transferred into the liquids if you leave the blender on for a longer time. This is how it makes hot soups. But, you can blend for a short time as well.

There is cooling technology that prevents overheating, which is essential for such a powerful motor. It shuts down automatically and protects the motor and the blades, enhancing the life of your blender.

Specs

Motor3.8 peak horsepower
Electrical Ratings15 amps, 120 volts
Program Settings6
Other Features100-speed touch slider, pulse, "Add 10"
ControlsIlluminated touch interface
Dimensions7" x 15.5" x 9.25"
Weight10.7 lbs
Capacity90 oz
ColorsStainless, gunmetal, stainless/white
Warranty8-year
Price

Performance

Blendtec 725
With a 3.8 horsepower 1,800-watt motor, the 725 is obviously a beast when it comes to blending performance. Blendtec has focused on performance for many years. Their series of “Will it Blend?” videos show off their blenders’ capacity of reducing anything to dust — even an iPhone.

Try ice first in your Blendtec Designer 725 because many blenders have a hard time breaking down ice into snow. With the 725, you’re left with a handful of nice powdery snow in seconds. Next, try chocolate syrup and cold coffee. You will have your yummy mocha frappe in no time at all.

Put the 725 to the smoothie test. Once again, this blender performs marvelously and it makes it look easy too. It will blend frozen strawberries and orange juice into a smooth concoction that you will love. Just use the smoothie preset cycle. The result is always consistent, producing smooth, rich textures. Try pancake batter, whipped cream, hot soup… the Designer 725 will effortlessly blend everything to your satisfaction.

This is one seriously versatile blender that is equally good with all functions, whether you are blending, mixing, chopping, stirring, or pureeing. If you love the design and standout features of the 725 but really don’t need the additional power (and higher price tag), check out the Designer 625 and 675 model.

Design

Blendtec 725 Controls
The Blendtec Designer 725 has a touchscreen interface that puts all of the power of this beautiful machine at your fingertips. All operations are just a touch away. There are no switches or knobs, which makes it super easy to clean. All you have to do is just wipe the surface.

The blender’s base is made of brushed stainless steel, which makes it a bit heavier. That actually helps because when a blender works with such high power, you want it to be stable on your countertop.

The 725 has a personality too. Turn it on, and the blender will tell you “hello”. There are many other programmed messages. There is a message for you when you turn it off or finish a blend as well.

Warranty

Blendtec is offering a full 8-year warranty on the Designer 725 blender. As with all Blendtec blenders, the company also includes a 30-day money back guarantee in case the blender doesn’t live up to your expectations.

Where to Buy the Blendtec Designer 725

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You can order the Designer 725 direct from Blendtec through their official online store. That is a special promo link that will give you a credit in your shopping cart for free shipping, and you can also use the free shipping discount for purchasing additional jars and other accessories.

If money is tight and you want an even cheaper price, Blendtec is currently selling some factory certified refurbished 725’s at a big discount. This is a really good price for the Designer 725 blender, but there’s a bit of a trade-off as the warranty coverage isn’t as good (3 years instead of a full 8 years).

Pros and Cons

What We Like:
  • 3.8 peak horsepower extremely powerful motor. It can blend a smoothie in just 40 seconds.
  • Touchscreen interface.
  • 6 pre-programmed settings for ice cream, salsa, whole juice, smoothie, hot soup, and self-cleaning.
  • Very good at making soups, smoothies, juices, milkshakes, grinding coffee beans.
  • Plus 100-speed capacitive touch slider.
  • BPA-free container.
  • Both manual and automatic pulse for multiple settings.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • Blade doesn’t need assembly.
  • Volume measurement can be read easily.
  • Sleek looks.
  • Full 8-year warranty.
  • 30-day money back guarantee.
Things We Don’t Like:
  • There are just 10 recipes in the book.
  • The Designer 725 can be a bit loud when working at full speed.
  • Costs more than most blenders.

Final Thoughts

The Blendtec Designer 725 ranks among the company’s most highly-rated blenders, which is quite an achievement as there are many other great Blendtec models. Its power, blending capacity, ease of operation, and striking good looks will definitely leave you impressed, and you can expect the 725 to serve you well in your kitchen for many years.

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