|How does the Blendtec Home blender
operate since it does not have any knobs and only 5 buttons to control speed?
This blender has five touch buttons that control the time and speed of the
blending process, please see below for the details.
Buttons 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the touchpad are pre-programmed
cycles. The cycles will start with the press of a button and will stop automatically when
the cycle is complete.
Button 5 or S is a speed key: This button is unique because
it allows you to set the speed to your own desired setting. To set the speed, simply hold
the 5 button down for a number of seconds. The Green LED display will reflect the speed
setting (1 through 10) on the left side. When you release the button, the motor will
remain at the speed selected for 50 seconds unless you touch the button again to terminate
Button 1: Blends soft items such as ice creams and shakes. It
runs for 27 seconds at a low speed. This setting is ideal for soft fruits such as grapes,
peaches and oranges.
Button 2: Great granita and margarita cycle. Good for ice
cubes, fruit syrups or concentrates. This is a short cycle at only 14 seconds varying
between low and high speeds. Great for soft fruits.
Button 3: This is the most frequently used speed of all. This
button provides a robust cycle for more difficult "smoothies" or frozen fruit
and ice. The cycle runs 23 seconds. This cycle handles firmer fruits such as apples,
pineapple with the core, watermelon with the seeds, etc.
Button 4: This cycle is for frozen fruits and hard
vegetables. This cycle fluctuates between lower and higher speeds to pull thicker
materials into the blade. It is an excellent cycle for carrots, broccoli and hard
materials such as whole wheat and rice.
Button 5: The Speed Key. This key is used when one wishes to
control the cycle. In this mode, the motor will run as long as 50 seconds and whatever
speed you select up to 10 (28,000RPM plus).
Button P: The Pulse button provides one with the ability to
chop foods or make chunky salsa's by controlling the blade. The motor runs only while the
"P" button is held down.
Why does the blender blade spin but the ingredients
do not blend?
You are experiencing cavitation. This is the result of too much cold within the blender.
Increase the amount of liquid and/or decrease the amount of ice or frozen items and the
ingredients will blend. Whenever you experience cavitation, do not rock the blender. Stop
the blender, add small amount of liquid, then re-blend.
Will the HP3 blender blend vegetables and fruits into drinkable liquids?
Yes. The Blendtec Home is not an extractor, so you may need to add liquid or ice
to reach the consistency you desire.
Can I make hot soup in my blender?
Yes, if you are willing to run the blender for 3-4 minutes to allow the friction inside
the jar to create heat. Not the most efficient use of energy. A better method is to add
boiling water to the jar, blend, then serve or blend and then heat in the microwave in a
Why does my blender stop before the ingredients are completely blended?
Your blender has pre-programmed cycles that are timed. Select a higher button for
longer blend cycles.
Will the HP3 blender Grind flax seeds and make nut
Yes, the HP3 blender will grind flax seeds into powder. It will grind raw
almonds into a powder. If a "butter" consistency is required, you may
have to add additional oil to the powder. (note: most raw nuts have a low oil
content, that prevents them from making a butter) I have successfully made raw
brazil nut butter into a "store bought" consistency without adding oil.
Also roasted peanuts should work ok.
Whats the difference between the ez Blender, Champ
HP3 by blendtec and the Blendtec Home blender by k-tec?
According to my sources, they are the same machine. The Blendtec Home
model is being sold to the home market, while the ez Blender is being sold to commercial
users.. The HP3a blender was renamed the Blendtec Home Blender and is the same
What is BPA?
Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA. BPA, a synthetic sex hormone that mimics
estrogen, is used to make hard polycarbonate plastic. Recent studies have linked
bisphenol A to diabetes and heart disease. The new Champ blender carafe is BPA-FREE.