The Waring Commercial line of high-powered blenders is a far less hyped but equally high-quality alternative to the Vitamix and Blendtecs. Take for example the Waring Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme, which has as much or more power than the best Vitamix or Blendtecs, and can produce similar outstanding results, but which is available for much less than either of these more widely-publicized brands. Further, it comes in a robust commercial unit that is designed to make more than 75 drinks per day! For more discussion about this ultra high-powered Waring model and our candid thoughts about it, please continue reading.
Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme Specifications
First and foremost, the MX1200XTX Xtreme is just that – extremely, almost absurdly powerful. With a 1,500 watt motor that reaches 3.5 peak horsepower and a bare motor rotational speed of 45,000 RPM, this blender is second to none in terms of brute blending strength, and is considerably more powerful than the Vitamix line (which usually are fitted with a 1,200W/2HP motor) and as powerful as any of the Blendtecs out there. Consequently, to the extent things like RPMs/blade speed is a concern, you can just check those boxes right now as far as the MX1200XTX is concerned.
In addition, this insane power is controlled by simple on/off and hi/low speed switches including a toggle for pulse operation. Moreover, this model, unlike the almost identical MX1000XTX, comes with a rotary variable speed control knob that lets you adjust RPMs from 1,500 to 20,000. This is a nice added feature if you want to take greater control of blend consistency and texturing for fine-tuning various concoctions.
Also like the Commercial MX1000XTX, the MX1200XTX utilizes the 64-oz. “Raptor” coplyester mixing jar that is fitted with an extra aggressive and efficient stainless steel wet blade that is excellent at getting smoothies and other blended drinks to a consistency that is on par with the most expensive blenders out there. Moreover, this jar is stackable, BPA-free and can go right in the dishwasher. However, the typical way to wash it is by dropping a bit of dish soap in the jar with some warm water and blending it for a bit – thus allowing it to essentially clean itself.
Aside from great power, quality and straightforward controls, this is a very robust blender. Indeed, given its commercial orientation, it’s designed for truly routine work. For example, this model uses metal-to-metal steel drive coupling for extended life and is designed to blend over 75 drinks per day. Therefore, don’t be scared off by the shorter 3-year warranty on this commercial unit, since unless you actually own or work in a smoothie shop you will not even make this blender break a sweat.
Notably absent from this blender is a tamper. The good news is that Waring designed this and similar models to obviate the need for one – the vortex created by the super-fast speed and favorable jar wall design will suck just about anything down to the blade for pulverization. This is a nice design feature that you will learn to love, especially if you are putting this blender to good use.
Waring Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme Reviews
So far on Amazon.com there are only 3 users reviews, but they are each a perfect 5 stars. Each of these reviewers praised the quality, performance and extreme power of the MX1200XTX. And one user stated that the “Vitamix or Blendtec does not come close this blender.” With its super-powered specs and features, we are fairly confident that this 5-star trend will only continue with time.
Price and Value
This is a pricey blender that’s currently selling for roughly $377. However, it’s still a great deal when you consider that you are getting a blender with truly unparalleled commercial power, quality and build – all for the same price as a used Vitamix, if you can even find one. And if price is still a sticking point, then we encourage you to simply give up the variable speed function and buy the MX1000XTX, which is in all other respects pretty much identical! In either case, you really can’t go wrong.
Concluding Thoughts & Opinions
We really like the Waring line of blenders, especially the commercial line. And while Vitamix and Blendtec continue to go at each other via endless blog debates and youtube challenges, Waring keeps producing top of the line blenders that silently go about the business of producing first-class results.
The Waring Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme is another example of this refreshingly understated,outstanding quality. And while it’s a great model for anyone who is convinced of the need for a variable speed adjustment, in our view the MX1000XTX may give you even more bang for the buck since, aside from the variable speed function, it’s identical in virtually all other respects and can be had for about $80 less than the MX1200XTX. Another excellent high-performance blender at around $300 is the Oster Versa, which is a model we also highly recommend that does come with variable speed. For what it’s worth, variable speed is a nice, but for most people who are interested mainly in making world-class smoothies, you probably won’t use it too much.