In addition to the Oster BLSTVB-000-000 Versa we recently reviewed, the Waring Commercial MX1000XTX Xtreme is another rare ultra high-performance blender that is American-made and can hang with the Vitamix and Blentecs, yet costs far less than either of these two more popular brands. But what makes this such a great blender? Please read on for more information about this high-powered machine and what we and consumers think about it.
MX1000XTX Xtreme Specifications
The MX1000XTX Xtreme is made for commercial use and comes with amazing commercial power. This blender uses a 12.5 amp, 1,500 watt motor that can produce a ridiculous 3.5 peak horsepower. This is about as powerful as any manageable-sized blender can get, and that includes the powerful Blendtecs. Indeed, the Waring’s horsepower specs are something we’d expect in a good-sized motorized treadmill, rather than a countertop kitchen appliance! Needless to say, there is pretty much nothing that can stop this thing, including the thickest, hardest and most fibrous foodstuffs you can imagine.
In addition to industry-leading power, the Xtreme boasts other features we look for in a high-performance blender, like a shatterproof 64 oz. BPA free copolyester mixing jar and a stainless steel blade that reportedly use a specialized design that is supposed to result in smoother consistency and faster blending.
As far as controls, they are simple yet sufficient, with high/low speeds and a pulse option. Another nice feature is the quick-removable transparent cover cap that’s great for throwing in last minute ingredients and the stackable and dishwasher safe jar construction that permits quick clean up and sensible storage.
As you’d guess from its beefy specs, this is a big blender, and looks like something that feeds on smaller department store blenders as snacks. Specifically, the MX1000XTX Xtreme measures about 18 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide and roughly 8.25 inches deep. As a result, you will most likely need to be creative to find room for it in the kitchen, unless you happen to have particularly big cabinets.
The Commercial MX1000XTX Xtreme comes with a three-year warranty, which is fairly typical for the highest performance commercial blenders. However, kind in mind that this presumes commercial use – for example, Waring reports this unit is rated to make over 75 drinks per day!
Waring Commercial MX1000XTX Xtreme Reviews
This particular model hasn’t been out too long but is already getting fantastic reviews. Currently, it has an average user satisfaction rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews on amazon.com.
Among these reviews, owners give the Warning high marks for extreme power and the ability to perform on par with the Vitamix crowd by making super-smooth store-quality smoothies and performing many other culinary feats. They also applaud the simple yet function control panel, easy maintenance and reliability. The fact that it’s made here in the USA was also an important selling point.
Apart from some mention of this blender’s loud operation (something that is common in these high-powered units) and obvious size and bulk, there was only one real negative review, that of a user whose blender reportedly conked out a few days before the expiration of the warranty. Apparently, this was due to a failed power switch (a relatively simple fix). But for this review, the Waring would still have a perfect 5-star record.
Price and Value
This not an inexpensive blender, mind you. But blenders of this stature are normally much more expensive. Specifically, we really like the MX1000XTX Xtreme at its current sales price, which is hovering around $294. At this price, it’s a tough blender to pass on, even if you are a staunch Vitamix fan. It has the power and build comparable to a Vitamix or Blendtec, at nearly half of their price! Consequently, from any perspective, this blender provides extreme value in addition to extreme power and performance.
Concluding Thoughts & Opinions
The Waring Commercial MX1000XTX Xtreme is one of the few more affordable high-performance blenders that we believe are worthy of comparing to the Vitamix or Blendtec series machines. In fact, if you look at this model’s raw power, it’s even more impressive than the Vitamix and is on par with the strongest Blendtecs. Of course, any blender over 2 HP is probably overkill and blend quality and consistency hinges on more than just how fast or powerfully you can spin a steel blade. Further, the MX1000XTX Xtreme is still a bit too new to fully appreciate it’s reliability over the long term. Also consider that as a commercial model, you have a somewhat shorter 3-year warranty.
Nevertheless, we think this blender is clearly an outstanding, relatively affordable option that brings a level of performance that does in fact rival the Vitamix and Blendtec models. Can you say slippery-smooth smoothies? Perhaps the only other make right now that we feel might offer a slightly better option in terms of overall performance and a longer track record of outstanding reviews is the Oster BLSTVB-000-000 Versa, which is priced similarly, yet holds an average rating of 4.8 stars and comes backed by a 7-year warranty. But in either case you really can’t go wrong. Start blending!