Battle of the Blenders Video Comparison | Vitamix Quiet One VS. Blendtec Stealth

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With the popularity of blended drinks like smoothies and juices on the rise, blender manufacturers have upped their game over the last few years in an effort to win the hearts of dessert drink fans and health nuts alike. In the quest to produce some of the most technologically advanced blenders the world has ever seen, a whole new class of mixing machines was created: ultra-quiet blenders.

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Blendtec - Stealth Blender

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Perfect for shop owners, blender enthusiasts, and parents of sleeping children alike, the ultra-quiet blender has become a permanent fixture in the blending landscape. Two of the most well-known manufacturers—Vitamix and Blendtec—have produced ultra-quiet machines that make your run-of-the-mill blender sound like a jet engine in your kitchen space. We took Blendtec’s Stealth and Vitamix’s The Quiet One out for a spin and put them head-to-head in an ultra-quiet, smoothie-blending showdown.

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Vitamix - The Quiet One Blender

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Which one is better? Check out the video and decide for yourself.

Video Transcript

Hi. Josh here with Prima Supply. We're here today to talk to you about about two of the quietest commercial blenders on the market today. We've got the Vitamix Quiet One and the Stealth by Blendtec. These are two blenders at the top of their class.

So what makes them perform so well? They both have a sound enclosure that keeps the noise level down, they both have very customizable and programmable buttons, they are solidly built, and both very easy to disassemble and clean.

But there are a few different pros and cons of each. Let's take a look at those. On the Vitamix it's got a very easy-to-remove sound enclosure. It's magnetic, so it just lifts right off and goes right back on. It also has a sound dampening pad to keep the noise level as low as possible. The buttons on this one are a little bit easier to operate than on the other one because it's just very simple to hit. We really love the advanced jar from Vitamix. It's very easy to pour and easy to add more ingredients in, if you so desire. Also, the Vitamix is slightly quieter than the Blendtec but by a mere few decibels.

The Blendtec has a few advantages of its own. One being the touch interface which is very unique. The slider here lets you manually select the speed very easily for recipe and menu creation. It's also incredibly customizable, more so than the Vitamix, in that you can have multiple profiles for these buttons. So if you do a lot of smoothies in the morning and maybe more milkshakes at night, it's very easy to switch between those profiles, in between shifts, by simply pressing a few different buttons.

The Blendtec also is completely customizable for your own recipes, more so than the Vitamix, by just hopping online, creating your own recipes and uploading them via a USB port on the side. Blendtec gives you their WildSide jar which has a fifth side on the inside here. It's a little bit less pourable though, than the Vitamix's Advance Jar. The Blendtec also has a Twister Jar available, which is a cylinder, and is a little bit better for food processing as well.

So what's really special about these is that they're quiet. Let's run both of them and show you just how quiet they actually are for your business. As I mentioned before, we found the Vitamix to be slightly quieter, but not by much. We're using an app called Decibel Ultra by which we tested them at about medium speed and about full speed.

The Vitamix was slightly quieter, but the Blendtec is a little bit more powerful, that 3.8 horsepower versus a 3 horsepower on the Vitamix. We're going to use a medium smoothie setting for both of these and just see how they both handle, making a simple strawberry-banana smoothie. These come right off on multipurpose settings right out of the box.

So we're going to press these at the same time and see how they go. [whirring] You can see, they're actually very quiet. If you lift the lid it's a lot louder. But I can continue carrying on a conversation and talking very easily with multiple blenders running at the same time, so it's very incredible. I mean if you're in a small space, this is very crucial to be able to have a comfortable and normal conversation. So we've got our smoothies made, in two of the quietest blenders available today.

They both come in countertop and in-counter options so you can pick which one suits your needs the best. This one is the Vitamix, right out of the Advance Jar. And this one is the Blendtec, right out of WildSide Jar.

Both do a great job making smoothies. They're great for other options as well; milkshakes, salsas, whatever you want to do. And they're both incredibly quiet. So you have to pick one that seems to suit your needs the best. We like them both.

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