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I have had many blenders in my day, the most recent one I owned, I managed to melt and warp in the dishwasher. I knew it was a bad sign when I came home to a house that smelled like burning plastic! I always buy new ones with the thought of making lots of healthy smoothies.

However, once I use them, I am always underwhelmed with their less than stellar smoothie making abilities. I am not a fan of hacking on a large chunk of ice when I supposed to be in smooth creamy beverage bliss.

Needless to say I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to check out a Blendtec Total Blender, in fact I headed to Costco to check out the demo that following weekend. I was even more pumped after watching the demo guy pulverize grain into flour and make hot soup. Yes, I just said hot soup from room temperature ingredients, no cooking involved!

The sleek Blendtec design makes it appealing enough to be a permanent fixture on my counter. This multipurpose machine is the all in one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas, and more! It replaces up to 9 other appliances with one fast easy-to-use machine, at a fraction of the cost. This machine is crazy powerful {1560 Watts} and will literally turn ice into snow.

Since I received this blender, I have used it at least once a day, everyday. I honestly don’t think I could live without it or my perfectly blended morning smoothie.

Oh and maybe you have seen their quirky Will it Blend Series on YouTube, here is my fave due to its comical reference of rappers! Seriously, if you have a few minutes to burn, you need to watch some of these, Tom Dickson is a hoot!

How do you win?

{Main Entry-Required}
That’s simple…head over to Blendtec and browse their great recipe section, then come back to this page and tell me which recipe you would make first. Please be specific, don’t write “I’d make a smoothie” this entry will not count.

Want extra entries?

Each item you do will get you ONE chance to win (for a total of 5 chances), if you ALREADY do any of these things, they DO count! So make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count!

1. Follow @blendtec and @bakingaddiction on Twitter and tweet the following statement then come back to this post and tell us you tweeted.

I just entered to win an a Blendtec Total Blender Wildside from @blendtec and @bakingaddiction Enter here: #giveaway

2. Join Blendtec on Facebook.
3. Join My Baking Addiction on Facebook.
4. Subscribe to My Baking Addiction’s email updates.

Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Sunday, 1/29/11 at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner will have until Wednesday, 2/2/11 to claim their Blendtec Total Blender Wildside Package, or we will choose another winner.
-Winner will receive one Blendtec Total Blender Wildside Package {$439.95 value} in their color choice of black, red, or white. Product will be shipped directly from Blendtec.


This giveaway is provided to you by Blendtec. The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are purely my own and based upon my personal experiences with Blendtec and the Total Blender Wildside Package. I was given the product free of charge; however, I was not monetarily compensated for a positive review or giveaway.


  1. Tina says:

    I would make the tortilla soup and non-alcoholic Blue Margarita. Of course, I will also make a different milkshake every day for at least a month- or until I can no longer fit in my jeans! Yeah Blendtec!

  2. Sheena says:

    i’ve always wanted to make my own mayo, so i would definitely give that a “spin’ on the blendtec! all of the spreads on the site look delicious, especially the honey maple nut butter!

  3. Sheena says:

    i “liked” blendtec on facebook =]

  4. Sheena says:

    im your facebook fan =]

  5. Sheena says:

    i tweeted to enter the giveaway!

  6. Marie Jeffery says:

    This looks like it could be the blender of my dreams! I would make the Creamy Tomato Basil Soup for starters. Then my favorite smoothies with home made kefir! Yum.