Sure, The Blendtec Blends iPads, But What About Margaritas?

If you’ve gone on YouTube any time in the last year, you’re probably already familiar with the Blendtec Total Blender, which has been used to pulverize everything from iPhones and iPads to video games and Rubik’s Cubes. But our ever-pragmatic second cousin (once removed) at Consumer Reports wants to know: Can I actually use it to blend something I’d want to eat?

CR is currently putting the Blendtec through its paces at their secret laboratory hidden deep under Wayne Manor in Yonkers, NY. And while you’ll have to wait until the June issue of Consumer Reports to see how the vaunted blades of the Blendtec stand up, the testers did have this to say in a preliminary blog entry:

The Blendtec Total Blender TB-611-20 has excelled at crushing ice but has been only so-so at icy drinks and smoothies, jobs that require more than just raw power to render the right consistency. This Blendtec Total Blender is also among the noisier models being reviewed.

And just for good measure, here’s the Blendtec chewing up a MarioKart wheel. I was never any good at that game anyway.

Inside Consumer Reports Test Labs: Blendtec Total Blender can handle an iPad, but can it make a good smoothie? [Consumer Reports Home & Garden Blog]