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Blendtec's Nut Butter Attachment: The Twister Jar

Blendtec Nut Butter Attachment

Have you ever tried making nut butter in a regular blender or food processor? While many high-speed blenders and food processors, including many Blendtec blenders and mixers, are capable of turning nuts into nut butter, it can take a long time, and you may have to use a lot of nuts to keep things moving in the container. What's more, you'll likely have to keep manually scraping the partially blended nuts off the sides of the container during the process.

Now, that's where the Blendtec Nut Butter Attachment, better known as the Twister Jar, comes in! Designed by Blendtec's engineers specifically for extra-thick recipes such as peanut butter, almond butter, hummus, and other types of spreads, the Twister Jar is compatible with all Blendtec blenders and is available through Amazon here. To learn more about this ingenious nut butter attachment, read on.

Why This Attachment Works

While it is possible to make nut butter in practically any high-speed Blendtec blender equipped with Blendtec's standard FourSide or WildSide blending jar, it can take a long time, and you may have to stop the blender several times to manually scrape the sides of the container and push the ingredients back towards the middle. You may also have to use a good amount of oil to keep things moving in the container.

Now, that's where the Twister Jar stands out. Specifically designed for blending nut butters and other thick recipes, this nut butter attachment turns peanuts, almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, and other nuts into smooth nut butter in a snap. All you have to do is place the Twister Jar on the blender base, turn on your Blendtec, and twist the unique lid of the jar while blending. When you twist the lid, its two tines push the nuts back to the blade, thus keeping everything blending better and faster, and you won't have to stop the blender to manually scrape the sides of the jar.

As a result, you will have warm, creamy nut butter in a matter of seconds. And, for those who like their nut butter crunchy, just add a few nuts at the end of the blending cycle and pulse!

The Jar is the Perfect Size for Making Nut Butter

Compared with Blendtec's FourSide and WildSide blending jars, the Twister Jar is much smaller. It is also much smaller than the containers of most of the Vitamix blenders designed for making nut butters. However, when you are making nut butter in a blender, a small jar is usually a plus because you won't have to use huge amounts of nuts to ensure easy blending.

So, unless you plan on making nut butter for the masses, the standard 37-ounce Twister Jar, with measurements up to 16 ounces, should be perfect for your needs. And, in case you think the standard Twister Jar is too big (and expensive) for your needs, there is also the Mini Twister Jar, which is only 28 ounces, with measurements up to 12 ounces. Both versions of this nut butter attachment can be purchased from Amazon, if currently available, through this link.

Not Just for Making Nut Butters

The Twister Jar is the perfect tool for those who want to use their Blendtec blender to make fresh nut butters without wasting time. But this powerful little attachment can tackle a whole range of other tasks, too. For example, it works great for making evenly blended hummus, guacamole, super-thick shakes, flavored cream cheese and other thick blends. The jar is also the right size for single-serving smoothies, baby food, bread crumbs, salad dressings and many other recipes.

Compatible with All Blendtec Blenders

If you already have a Blendtec blender at home, you are in luck because the Twister Jar nut butter attachment is compatible with all regular Blendtec blender models designed for home use. It is not compatible with Blendtec Mix n' Blend models, however.

And, if you don't already have a Blendtec blender, you can buy one from Amazon, along with a Twister Jar, and have both shipped directly to your doorstep. If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg, the Blendtec Total Blender Classic, pictured below, is priced very reasonably; yet, it comes with an incredibly powerful 3-peak horsepower motor. What's more, according to Amazon, the Blendtec Total Blender Classic is frequently bought together with the Twister Jar.