Blendtec Total Blender WildSide: Better Peanut Butter

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This is a video tutorial for making peanut butter in the Blendtec Total Blender using a WildSide container. Because of the size of the WildSide, best results are achieved when using a larger quantity of peanuts than called for in other recipes.

In this video we make peanut butter using only 3 cups of peanuts.

This video has not been edited.

In a previous video the Blendtec made perfect peanut butter in the standard FourSide container, but took approximately 6 1/2 minutes to do so. The Twister Jar significantly reduced this preparation time, making perfectly smooth nut butter in a little over 1 minute. Preparation time with the WildSide container falls in between these two containers at right around 3 minutes.

 

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  1. FYI, I make my own almond butter. When I first started this I asked around, including Vitamix for a recipe. I watched YouTube videos also. I have the 750 Vitamix and what I have found is this:
    2 cups of roasted almonds ( I buy the bag at Costco of plain roasted almonds)

    1 1/2 cups of sea salted almonds ( I buy this bag at Costco and use 1 1/2 cups because more seems too salty)

    Add all almonds to blender and blend on high for approx 1 1/2 minutes.

    Almond butter will come out fairly warm but very creamy. No oil is needed. I’ve done this many times as I am diabetic and this helps my diet because I cut back on peanut butter, which I love.

  2. Wow, you managed to make it even easier than my method and made it in one less step. I didn’t think it would be possible to do that. Great job! This video I bet will be a huge welcome for Blendtec owners who do not own the Twister. BTW, have you ever tried this with the Fourside? I never owned the Fourside so I never had a chance to try.

    • Blenderdude

      Joe, I haven’t broken out my FourSide container in quite some time. One day when I have some extra peanuts on hand I’ll give it a shot.

  3. Hi Jonathan,
    Do you think the WildSide jar makes a significant difference in the overall quality of the Blendtec blender? I’m trying to decide between it and the Vitamix. I really don’t want to feel restricted in anything I ever want to make, even if I don’t expect to make certain things right now. I know the Vitamix has such a strong reputation for quality and long-lasting products, I don’t want to be disappointed if I go with the Blendtec. However, I hate how large the Vitamix is….

    Do you think the durability of the Blendtec is equal to the Vitamix? I’d like to know how long you’ve had both, and if you have a personal preference.

    Thanks,
    Sarah

    • Blenderdude

      Sarah, in terms of the motor base durability and performance, I really do believe both the Vitamix and Blendtec are equally well-made. When it comes to containers, however, there is a significant difference in the number of reported issues between the two. Blendtec has had to replace numerous WildSide containers due to a gasket failure which cannot be repaired or replaced. Such a failure is completely covered under the terms of the blender’s warranty. As well, the actual number of issues most-likely represents a small proportion of their units sold. It is quite possible you would never have an issue with your WildSide container if you elected to purchase a Blendtec. But this issue is legitimate, so take it into consideration.

      With enough experience I do believe you can perform just about any blending task with the WildSide container. However, for certain recipes the learning curve might be steep. The tamper included with every Vitamix model, despite its reputation by some as being tedious to work with, really is convenient in my opinion. It helps tremendously with processing traditionally difficult-to-blend ingredients, and can significantly cut down on the amount of required blending time for others. I consider it a valuable blending tool.

      The overall size of the traditional Vitamix models is a legitimate issue for many and it appears that you are one. However, if you are leaning toward the Vitamix for every other reason, I would encourage you to look for reasons to follow your “hunch.” In my experience people are much more satisfied with their buying decision after selecting the model or manufacturer they were leaning toward during their research. These blenders are too expensive to come with any regrets about the particular brand you selected. Keep in mind that models from either manufacturer come with virtually risk-free trial periods during which time you can make certain you’ve chosen the right one for you. Good luck!

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