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First Look: Going wild with a Blendtec Designer Series Wildside Blender

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First Look: Going wild with a Blendtec Designer Series Wildside Blender

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Is the Blendtec really as "wild" as it claims?

Hi. I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET and this is a review of the Blendtec Designer Series Wildside Blender. So, what is the wild side of this blender? It's right here. Basically, this picture has a fifth side to it. This tiny little side has the wild side riding on it and it claims to be able to blend things better than its competitors, due to the vortex it creates. The first thing that stands out about this blender is its price. It costs $454 which is crazy for a blender. But it isn't really just a blender. It can be a meat grinder, a grain mill, it can make ice cream, it can make bread. It can do so many different things. So, if you're the kind of person who cooks a lot and is really hands on and might use all of those things, it might actually be a value purchase. If not, you're gonna have a very, very expensive paperweight sitting in your kitchen. As far as performance goes, it is incredible. In every performance test it really blew us away, which is what you'd expect for $454 blender. The one problem I had with performance though was that, it doesn't do small serving sizes very well. This is really kind of an industrial strength blender. It's designed for large quantities and lots of food. I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET and this has been a review of the Blendtec Designer Series Wildside Blender. Thanks for watching.

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