Waring MX1000XTX Review: Powerful High Capacity Blender
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The Waring MX1000XTX is a high capacity blender that is run by a very powerful motor. As such, it is ideal for businesses or large families.
Businesses such as coffee shops, bars, schools, etc., usually prefer high capacity, high-performance blenders to meet the high demand for drinks.
Waring’s MX1000XTX meets this description because it has a large 64-oz. pitcher that can serve many people at once and can blend over 75 drinks per day.
Power plays a big role to achieve this kind of performance and the blender is well-equipped for the task. Here is an in-depth review that details the blender’s highlight features.
Waring MX1000XTX Review
Performance: Very Powerful Motor
With its large jar capacity, it's only fair to match this to a powerful motor, and Waring did not disappoint. The MX1000XTX is equipped with a strong 3.5 peak horsepower motor, which has a top speed of 45,000 RPM.
On regular use, this averages to about 1560 watts, and not only is this powerful enough to crush through ice and hard ingredients, but it also ensures you get a super smooth consistency in whichever blend you make.
This is further boosted by an ultra-aggressive stainless-steel blade and jar design, which help to attain the smooth consistency in a shorter time.
That said, the motor’s speed is controlled via 2-speed settings, which are high and low. These are adjusted using a clearly marked paddle switch while the pulse setting has its own switch to give you short bursts of high-speed blending power.
With the motor set, power is transferred to the blades using a metal-on-metal stainless-steel coupling system, which is durable and very reliable because no slipping can occur. As a result, no rotary motion is wasted.
It is important to note that this high-power output can cause the motor to overheat. For this reason, this unit is fitted with an automatic reset function.
Therefore, if it stops under heavy use, don’t get worried. Simply turn it off and unplug from the wall for about 30 minutes to allow it to cool down.
Design: Large and Easy to Use
Though very powerful, only two toggle switches are used to control this unit. This makes it very easy to use. One switch is for toggling between off, low and high speed while the other is for turning the pulse on and off. It is as simple as that.
Other than that, the blender is quite large and requires some wide space on your countertop. This is because it measures 8.5 inches in length and 8.25 inches in width, which gives it a wide footprint.
The jar and motor base have a combined height of 18 inches and therefore, it is ideal to store them when separated if your shelves do not have a wide vertical spacing.
Functionality and Versatility: Ideal for Business Use
The greatest strength of this blender lies in its large 64-oz. pitcher. This is large enough to serve a big family but is better off for business use because when combined with the powerful motor, you can use it to make over 75 drinks per day.
This jar is stackable and is made using BPA-free copolyester, which is very safe to use. As such, the blender is ideal for commercial use in smoothie shops, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars, just to name a few.
Another aspect that makes the unit ideal for business use is that it produces very smooth drinks and can be used to blend hot drinks such as hot banana milkshakes, green smoothies, and soups, which makes it very versatile.
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However, you must take certain precautions when dealing with hot food to prevent scalding injuries. For starters, you should only blend a single pint (16 oz.) of food at once.
Make sure to remove the center portion of the lid (clear cap), which will act as a vent to release the expanding heated air inside as you blend.
Lastly, don’t stand directly over the blender to avoid steam burns and always begin the process at the lowest speed, slowly working your way to the high setting if required.
Maintenance: Dishwasher-Safe and Replaceable Parts
While the motor base needs some wiping using a damp cloth after use, the pitcher, lid, and clear cap are dishwasher safe and this simplifies the cleaning process.
However, you have to remove the jar pad, which contains the coupling system. This section should also be wiped because immersion in water can damage it.
Aside from this, though the stainless-steel blades have a high performance, high impact design, they can wear out after some time. To enhance the unit’s lifespan, these blades are easily replaceable, in which you can get the Waring 503397.
On top of that, the coupling on both the motor base is also replaceable with the Waring 028538, and this simplifies the servicing process.
Crushing ice/hard ingredients has its upsides and downsides. The downside is that Waring’s MX1000XTX produces a lot of noise. Therefore, if using it at home, make sure it's not very early in the morning because you might wake the household.
However, there is an optional sound enclosure that you can buy. Though quite costly, the Waring SE1000 fits over the MX1000XTX’s 64-oz. jar and retro-fits the base to lock most of the noise. Therefore, if noise is a big concern, be sure to add on this component.
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It is expected that this blender is expensive because of the power and large jar capacity that it offers and this is true. With a price tag of well over $300, this puts it at the high-end range of powerful commercial blenders.
That said, the manufacturer produces several blenders in different series. Within the Xtreme series, those that come close to the MX1000XTX in terms of price and features are the MX1050XTX and MX1100XTX.
The MX1050XTX is a bit cheaper than the one under review and the only difference between them is the user interface. This model is equipped with an electronic keypad instead of switches.
On the other hand, the MX1100XTX is the most expensive of the three and this is because it has a built-in timer that allows you to set up to a 30-second countdown then leave it to go to carry out other tasks. It also has an electronic keypad that is very similar to the one in the MX1050XTX.
A powerful high capacity blender that is ideal for business use.
With a 3.5 peak horsepower motor, Waring’s MX1000XTX is a very powerful blender that can process hard ingredients with ease. On top of that, it has a large 64-oz. pitcher, which can process enough food to serve a very large family.
However, since it is rated to serve over 75 drinks per day and is also quite expensive, the blender is best suited for businesses such as coffee shops, bars, restaurants, etc.
- Product Name: Waring MX1000XTX
- Product Brand: Waring
- Peak Power: 3.5 horsepower
- Wattage: 1560 watts
- Speeds: 2
- Capacity: 64 oz.
- Product Dimensions: 8.25 x 8.5 x 18 inches
- Weight: 15 lbs.
- Warranty: 3-year limited (motor), 2-year limited for other parts
- 64-ounce BPA-free copolyester pitcher.
- 3.5 peak horsepower, 45000 RPM motor.
- Ultra-aggressive jar and stainless-steel blades.
- Easily removable container cover with a removable clear cap.
- 2-speed (high and low) plus pulse settings.
- Durable metal-on-metal stainless-steel coupling system.