My only complaint is that the Blendtec struggles a bit with thick hummus and nut butters.
We were in between a Blendtec and a Vitamix. We went with the Vitamix. We love it, but our only complaint is the noise. It is a very loud blender. However, it does blend very well. Green smoothies no longer feel stringy to me.
Mom to three very active girls Anna (14), Kayla (12), Maya (8).
We have a Ninja http://www.ninjakitchen.com/products/5/master-prep/6/ninja-master-prep/ because that's what Publix had when we were blender shopping. I haven't used the smaller processor yet; I use the pitcher to make smoothies and Cathe's Better Than Ice Cream. When I freeze big chunks of frozen food for the ice cream, for example, I have to thaw it enough first so that I can make it go around the blades which stick straight up the middle but that isn't too much of a downside.
May God bless you and His Blessed Mother Mary keep you! :-)
Trish~mama to Kaelie 5/03, Amelia 12/13, and someone new coming 11/15, surro mama to Aidan 2/08 & Ellyss 6/09,
I have a vitamix because my father in law gifted one to us. I would never have spent the money on one on my own, but that sucker knows what its doing. Smoothies are easy. Making tomato sauce is easy. If it needs to blend, the vitamix can handle it.