Blendtec HP3A Home Blender FAQ
Q: What sets your blenders apart from others?
A: The Blendtec® HP3A Home Blender is unique in power, shape and technology. It comes with a square jar, with pre-programmed blend cycles and a 1560 watt motor.
One Jar for wet or dry blends
Easy to use, Smart Touch Technology
Uniquely Blunt, Safety Jar Blade
Easy to Clean
Hardened Metal Drive Socket
Versatile, All-In-One Appliance at a fraction of the cost
Click on Why Blendtec ®? For a more detailed description on each of the above points which set Blendtec® Blenders apart from the rest.
Q: What are blend cycles?
A: Blend cycles are unique to Blendtec®. Blendtec® developed an electronic control board which allows the blender to speed up and slow down during a timed cycle; after pressing one button, food will move, shift and drop into the surface of the jar blade. When the cycle is complete, the blender automatically stops.
Q: Can the Blendtec® jars blend both wet & dry blends?
A: Yes, there is no need to buy a separate jar for wet blends and a separate jar for dry blends, the Blendtec® jar will blend either or.
Q: Why a square blender jar?
A: Blendtec® developed this design with science in mind. Your ingredients don’t swirl like in a traditional round blender jar; they hit the sides of the square jar and fall back into the blade.
Q: Is it easy to clean?
A: Yes! All parts are easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. The jar can be cleaned simply by filling with 1-4 cups of warm water and 1 drop of dish soap. Press the pulse button. Rinse and dry.
Q: Can I make hot soup?
A: By pressing the soup blending cycle, ingredients can reach temperatures in excess of 43 degrees Celsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit). Depending on the ingredients added you may have to repeat the blend cycle. Refer to you Recipe Book for further information.
Q: How do you load your jar properly ?
A: The easiest way to load your jar is to remember liquids first, softer ingredients in the middle, hardest ingredients and ice on top. This will result in a faster blend and longer jar life.
Q: How does the jar blade blend? It looks dull.
A: The blade is designed to pull ingredients from the top of the jar and a dull blade crushes ingredients rather than slicing them.
Q: Does the blender grind wheat?
A: Yes! You can add 1-2 cups of wheat berries or other grains into your blender jar. By grinding, your jar will permanently become cloudy. This is just cosmetic and will not harm or hamper your food. We suggest buying a separate jar for wheat.
Q: Who is the guy in the Will It Blend videos?
A: Tom Dickson is the founder, owner and CEO of Blendtec®. His background is in engineering and he always likes taking things to the extreme.
Q: Why blend all if this strange stuff?
A: Blendtec® wanted to show people that if our blenders could handle a rake, some marbles, or a baseball that they can easily manage frozen fruit, whole foods, and ice.
Q: How long has Blendtec® been doing Will It Blend?
A: Tom Dickson has always torture tested his designs. This led to the first Will It Blend? Video which was posted on YouTube in October 2006.
Q: Where does Blendtec® film Will It Blend?
A: Blendtec® film the episodes onsite at the corporate office in Orem, Utah. After the huge success of the first few videos, Blendtec® dedicated part of their building to a studio.