Best Blender For Ice – Breville Vs Blendtec

Best Blender For Ice And Much More

So we wanted to find the best blender for ice, but one which could do a lot more. We looked at several well known brands before narrowing down to Blendtec and Breville. We wanted blenders that had power. Too often we see people buying the cheap machine with a 200w engine, only to burn it out a month later. So 1,000 watts was the minimum we would consider reviewing. This ruled out many of the original list.


Why the Breville BBL620 Fresh & Furious Blender?


Every Breville product begins with a simple moment of brilliance. The BBL620 Fresh & Furious Blender began with an observation. This was, that some blending ingredients float—and others don’t. How do you pull down what’s on top, while whipping up what’s below? Other blenders often blend unevenly, over-processing some ingredients and leaving lumps of others. The Breville BBL620 solves this problem with its innovative hemisphere blade system.


This is how the BBL620 Blender stands apart. No matter what you put in it, it can consistently and evenly whip up the perfect blend.


The Breville BBL620 blender is powerful. Easy to use, it looks fun and funky. Ideal for making sauces, smoothies or mixed drinks, it’s versatile.

Best Blender For Ice - Cocktails

Specifications of the Breville BBL620 Blender.


Product Dimensions: Measures 7 x 8.5 x 17 inches

Weight: 11.4 Pounds.

Watts: 1100 Watt.

Materials: Die Cast Metal Base, Thermoplastics Lid, Eastman Tritan Copolyester Carafe Included.

Accessories: Surgical Grade Stainless Steel Blades, Lid, Carafe.

LED Screen: Yes.

Carafe Size: 50 Ounce.

Controls: Nine Task Controls Including Whip, Crush, Chop and Crush.

Warranty: 3 Year Limited


What’s great about the BBL620 Blender?



The nine controls offer a multitude of operations. Great for both fruit and green smoothies, soups and more.



You’ll be able to make plenty, thanks to the 50oz (1.5L) Round BPA Free Tritan® Jug.



The blades are stainless steel, easy to clean.



At an amazing 1100 watts, this is a powerful blender.


What’s not so great about this Breville Blender?


It’s not the cheapest priced product out there.


Even blending, every time:


Declared one of the best blenders of 2019 by a leading rater of kitchen products. This Breville uses an innovative design. The extra wide stainless steel blades are contoured to sweep along the base of the jug. They push ingredients up while central blades pull ingredients down.



Lumps have nowhere to hide. Unlike other blades, which trap pockets of ingredients under the blades. The BBL620 blade sweeps along the base of the bowl and pushes ingredients on the bottom to the top.

Central blades pull the ingredients on the top down to the bottom. Thus creating a perfectly blended mixture.


Versatile functionality


The Breville BBL620 is versatile. It crushes and chops to turn ice into snow. Ideal for velvety cocktails. It also folds and aerates for creamy smoothies and soups. Thanks to its innovative blade design and high torque motor, it handles blending tasks. As a bonus, it’s quite quiet too.


Designed with the consumer in mind


The Hemisphere Control blender is both easy to use and easy to clean. An LCD timer, 5 different speeds and three additional task functions. These make creating the perfect blend as easy as pushing one button.

The permanent blade system is a snap to clean. Just put in a drop of detergent and blend with water to remove food remnants. Then put the entire jug in the dishwasher. In addition, it is constructed from the highest quality materials. Heavy duty blades are made of engineered surgical grade stainless steel. This ensures the blades stay sharp for longer. The sturdy base made from die-cast stainless steel.



Product Features


Breville Assist lid: ring pull lid for easy removal


Large 50oz (1.5L) Round BPA Free Tritan® Jug. It has unique dual ribs that pass ingredients onto the blades for well blended results. Dishwasher safe


User-friendly controls


LCD Timer: counts up and down for pre-programmed settings


Pre-programmed Ice Crush and Smoothie Settings: automatically alter speeds to improve blending results


Illuminated buttons: for clarity and ease of reading


Electronic 5 speed control. Plus PULSE ensure the RPM speed is maintained for consistent results every time


Heavy duty die-cast metal base for long lasting, professional performance


Heavy duty 1100W motor


Easy cord storage: the cord coils around the base of the blender


Product Features


  • Permanent hemisphere bowl and blade system with central blades. These draw down what’s on top and wide sweeping blades hug the bottom of the jug


  • Electronic 5 speed control plus pulse feature. Ensures that the rpm speed is maintained for consistent results every time


  • Made from bpa-free, lightweight, superior clarity and shatter resistant Eastman Tritan copolyester


  • LCD timer counts up on speed settings and down for pre-programmed settings. Offering complete control when blending.


  • Illuminated buttons for clarity and ease of reading

Best Blender For Ice

Why the Blendtec TB-621-20 Total Blender?

The Total Blender Classic features six preprogrammed cycles: Ice Crush, Smoothie, Hot Soup, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, and Batters.

In addition, the countertop blender’s exclusive trademarked Smart-Touch technology takes the guesswork out of blending and food processing. Simply press a button from the digital touchpad and the unit’s preprogrammed cycle automatically speeds up and slows down to draw ingredients into the two-prong stainless-steel blade, which spins at up to 29,000 rpm, thoroughly blending ingredients so recipes turn out perfect every time. The appliance shuts itself off automatically once the cycle has completed. Is this the one we’d call the best blender for ice though? We liked the Blendtec juicer, as you can read here.

What’s great about the Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender?



Illuminated LCD timer displays remaining time on blends. Preprogrammed cycles: Batters; Ice Crush; Smoothie; Ice Cream; Whole Juice; Hot Soup.



BPA-free four-sided jar is a 75 ounce volume jar with 32 ounce blending capacity



Stainless steel, 2 prongs, easy clean blades.



Powerful 1560 Watt Motor, say no more.


What’s not so great about this Blendtec  Blender?

It is noisy.

The price is eyewatering and we feel is hard to justify.



Another highlight includes the unit’s square, polycarbonate blending jar, which holds a generous 64 ounces and features a large handle, measurement markings, and a secure-fitting lid. A user guide and recipe book with more than 100 recipes comes included. The blender measures 12 by 10 by 20 inches and carries a three-year warranty on the motor base, a one-year warranty on the jar, and a lifetime warranty on the coupling and blade.

Blendtec TB-621-20 Total Blender is also available in different colors.


Product Features

  • Commercial-quality 1,560-watt countertop blender with 3 HP direct-drive motor.
  • Preprogrammed blending cycles; digital touchpad controls; auto shut off.
  • 2-prong stainless-steel blade spins at up to 29,000 rpm; ice-crushing guarantee.
  • 2-quart square blending jar; secure-fitting lid; user guide and recipes included.
  • Measures 7 by 8 by 15.5 inches; 3-year motor-base warranty; 1-year jar warranty; lifetime coupling-and-blade warranty.



Conclusion For The Best Blender For Ice

The competition here was close. Both products are exceptional, powerful and well known brands. We also really do like that both come with the peace of mind of 3 year warranty.  Blendtec Total Blender Classic is an iconic product, but we don’t think it justifies the price, compared to the Breville. We also found the  BBL620 to be quieter in the kitchen.


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Best Blender For Ice – Breville Vs Blendtec

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