The Blendtec Jar Guide: WildSide, FourSide, Twister & More Explained

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The Blendtec Twister jar with tamping device, blade unit and lid

When you purchased your Blendtec blender, you likely chose a model with a jar type that best suited your current needs.

There are other Blendtec jars you can add to your collection, but it’s not obvious what the benefits of doing so are.

I wanted to clear up the confusion and create a one-stop guide that explains how each jar functions – and what you’ll gain from buying it.

I’ve provided an overview of each jar, provided some useful information about its processing capacities, and then provided a summary of who will benefit from owning it.

Click on the links below if you want to jump straight to a jar you’ve had your eye on for a while.

(My guide to juicing and blending at home contains plenty more tutorials and buying tips!)

What Is A FourSide Jar?

The Blendtec FourSide jar is the classic jar design offered by the company.

It’s compatible with all Blendtec blenders, and is particularly useful for making all the classics at home. Think smoothies, ice cream, soups, dips and batters.

It’s a really good starting point if you’re using your blender on a regular basis, and just want to get the basics done to a really high standard.

At A Glance

  • Capacity: 75 ounces
  • Design: FourSide
  • Material: BPA-free copolyester
  • Compatibility: All Blendtec blenders
  • Measurement Markings: Up to 32 ounces / 4 cups

Who’s The FourSide Jar For?

  • Those of you who want a cost-effective Blendtec jar that will handle the most common blending tasks very well.
Blendtec FourSide Jar (75 oz), Four Sided,...
  • Blendtec products are built to the highest professional standards. No tamper/plunger needed....
  • The four-sided jar for smaller quantities, grinding grains, and heating soups and drinks through friction...
  • Includes blunt safety blade which is 80% thicker and ten times stronger than other blades. Blendtec jars...

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What Is A WildSide+ Jar?

The Blendtec WildSide+ Jar is a modification of the company’s standard blending jar, detailed above.

The addition of a fifth side increases the ability of the jar to tackle large ingredient volumes, at a very fast speed.

At A Glance

  • Capacity: 90 ounces
  • Material: BPA-free copolyester
  • Compatibility: All Blendtec blenders but not Blendtec mixers
  • Measurement Markings: Up to 36 ounces / 5 cups

Who’s The WildSide+ Jar For?

  • If you’re finding it hard to quickly blend very large quantities of food with the FourSide, this is the natural upgrade. It’s a larger jar, with a design tweak that helps it process the contents very effectively, without compromising on speed.
Blendtec WildSide+ Jar (90 oz volume/36 oz...
  • Blendtec products are built to the highest professional standards No tamper/plunger needed...
  • Our Patented five-sided jar with extra-wide base and narrow fifth "wild" Side automatically pulls...
  • Easy-open gripper lid allows ingredients to be added through center opening and vents pressure when...

What Is A WildSide Flow Jar?

The WildSide Flow Jar is a tweaked version of the classic WildSide.

It features an extra pair of vertical ridges along the inside of the jar. These create an extra layer of complexity to the blending pattern, which significantly speeds up the blending time.

You’ll find the WildSide Flow useful if you want to work with large blending quantities, but also want to reduce the amount of time it takes.

It’s compatible with every Blendtec blender, with the exception of the Blendtec Mix n’ Blend.

At A Glance

  • Capacity: 90 ounces
  • Material: BPA-free copolyester
  • Compatibility: All Blendtec blenders but not the Blendtec Mix n’ Blend
  • Measurement Markings: Up to 40 ounces / 5 cups

Who’s The WildSide Flow Jar For?

  • If you’re working regularly with very large blending batches and it’s taking too much time, the WildSide Flow jar is a worthwhile addition to your Blendtec jar collection.

What Is A Mini WildSide Jar?

No prizes for guessing that the Mini WildSide jar is a smaller version of the regular WildSide container!

If you’re only working in smaller batches, this 46 ounce Blendtec jar is ideal for making single serve smoothies, salsas and salad dressings.

If you like the sound of owning a WildSide but won’t need the large capacity of the original, this is a much more cost-effective option.

At A Glance

  • Capacity: 46 ounces
  • Material: BPA-free copolyester
  • Compatibility: All Blendtec blenders but not mixers
  • Measurement Markings: Up to 24 ounces / 3 cups

Who’s The Mini WildSide Jar For?

  • Those of you who want to take advantage of the WildSide technology, but will only be working with small quantities. It saves a lot of space as well!
Blendtec Mini WildSide (46 oz), Five Sided,...
  • Blendtec products are built to the highest professional standards No tamper/plunger needed...
  • The WildSide+ jar is loved by so many but has a larger capacity that isn’t always needed The mini...
  • Our Patented five-sided jar with extra-wide base and narrow fifth "wild" Side automatically pulls...

What Is A Twister Jar?

The Blendtec Twister jar is specifically designed for handling the thickest, stickiest substances you’re likely to put through a blender.

It includes a single-prong wingtip blade that’s designed to tackle the kind of ingredients you’ll need for things like nut butters, hummus and baby food.

It gets its name from the twisting motion you need to apply to the lid while the blender is in operation.

This ensures the ingredients move away from the jar sides and towards the blades for very consistent results.

It’s compatible with every Blendtec blender, but not the company’s range of mixers.

At A Glance

  • Capacity: 37 ounces
  • Material: BPA-free copolyester
  • Compatibility: All Blendtec blenders but not mixers
  • Measurement Markings: Up to 16 ounces / 2 cups

Who’s The Twister Jar For?

  • Those working with lots of tough, sticky concoctions like nut butters, hummus, and baby food.
Blendtec Twister Jar (37 oz),...
  • Blendtec products are built to the highest professional standards. No tamper/plunger needed....
  • Twister jar is designed to blend your thickest recipes, such as nut butters, hummus, baby food, dips,...
  • Includes: patented Twister lid, mini gripper lid, and spectacle spatula. Patented Twister lid features...

What Is A Blendtec Go Jar?

The likes of Ninja and Nutribullet have enjoyed great success in recent years, thanks largely to their super-convenient, single-serving smoothie blending jars.

You can think of the Blendtec Go as the company’s own twist on that formula.

The Blendtec Go includes a 30 ounce blending jar that comes with its own screw-on blade attachment, as well as a secure lid. That stops any mess spilling into your gym bag, for example.

It’s compatible with all Blendtec blenders, with the exception of the Blendtec Mix n’ Blend model.

At A Glance

  • Capacity: 30 ounces
  • Compatibility: All Blendtec blenders except the Blendtec Mix n’ Blend
  • Measurement Markings: Up to 24 ounces / 3 cups

Who’s The Blendtec Go For?

  • Smoothie lovers who want to be able to whip up single-serve, portable drinks quickly.
Blendtec GO (30 oz) Bottle, Reusable Single...
  • Blendtec products are built to the highest professional standards. No tamper/plunger needed....
  • Blendtec go travel bottle accessory offers the first disposable blend-in-cup option for use with...
  • Includes: Blendtec go travel lid and Blendtec go micronizer base.

What Is A Rebel+ Jar?

Now this is an interesting one from Blendtec.

This is a Blendtec-quality jar designed to be used with Vitamix blenders only. It will not work with a Blendtec blender base.

Even better, you don’t need any extra parts to connect this jar to your Vitamix. It just slots in as usual.

The Rebel+ Jar is best thought of as a Vitamix-compatible version of the WildSide+ jar which I’ve covered earlier on in this guide.

Blendtec markets this jar as compatible with the majority of Vitamix blenders produced since 1993. Do check your Vitamix blender is compatible before purchasing though.

At A Glance

  • Capacity: 90 ounces
  • Design: WildSide+
  • Material: BPA-free copolyester
  • Compatibility: Modern Vitamix blenders
  • Measurement Markings: Up to 48 ounces / 6 cups

Who’s The Rebel+ Jar For?

  • Vitamix blender owners who want to take advantage of Blendtec WildSide technology.

Wrapping Up

That’s every Blendtec jar covered!

Hopefully you now have a much better understanding of the pros and cons of each one, and will find the job of growing your collection just a little easier.