Blendtec takes customer safety and satisfaction very seriously. Honestly this is a great stance for them to have. For that reason they created a jar option for their biggest competitor, Vitamix. This jar is the WildSide + Rebel jar.
What’s so great about the WildSide Rebel jar?
The Blendtec WildSide Rebel jar is essentially a Blendtec WildSide jar that all Vitamix blenders made within the last 20 years are able to use.
How does the Blendtec WildSide Rebel jar work?
A concern for you may be that you must install the hardened metal drive socket onto your Vitamix blender. This allows for the drive socket to securely fit into the Blendtec WildSide Rebel jar.
In order to use any of your other Vitamix jars; you have to remove the metal drive socket.
Why would you want a Blendtec jar for your Vitamix?
There are actually a few reasons that you may find yourself thinking about using this jar with your Vitamix. This jar uses Blendtec’s patented five sided design and blade system so that you get a thorough blend every time without having to use a tamper.
Another reason that you may find yourself enjoying this jar is the large size. With a 36 ounce large canister, you can be certain to have a large amount of smoothies, blended drinks, or whatever you may be making available for yourself and your guests.
The third reason that you may find this jar to be very convenient is the fact that this one is dishwasher safe. This really isn’t that big of a deal as you can always use the self-cleaning option on your Vitamix blender for any jar you wish to use with it.
There are some downsides to this jar
The biggest downside to using the Blendtec WildSide Rebel jar is that it may void your warranty on your Vitamix blender. I actually called to inquire if this is truly a fact and was simply informed that if it appeared that I was using my home unit for commercial use, then my Vitamix warranty would be voided.
Upon inquiry as to what exactly is commercial use, I was informed that it was unusual wear and tear for too many blend cycles for the duration of the time owned. I was told “our technicians can tell if it has been used improperly.”
I honestly have to say that this concerned me a bit about Vitamix’s warranty. I’ve heard several recent horror stories about blenders being refused to be serviced.
Closing thoughts on the Blendtec WildSide Rebel jar
If you are wanting a larger jar that you won’t have to use a tamper, that allows you to still use Vitamix’s speed controls, then this jar may be a great option for you. If you are leery about voiding your warranty, or don’t mind the tamper, then you may want to pass on this jar.