It’s time to discard your yellowing, chipped blender and look through for a new set for your blending needs. And might we recommend something that will last for a long time? Right here in this review, we compiled some of the top blending products from kitchen use to personal blending needs, you can be sure to find a model that is suitable for you.
For a heads up, these blenders are generally on the pricey side but don’t let that put you off; the price is affordable when you compare with the material, product design and the warranty included in the model that makes the purchase worthwhile in the long run. Call this blender as an investment every time someone questions your high priced blenders.
Before we get on to the reviews, start by deciding first which type of blender suitable for your needs. The standard would be the countertop blender that is used for both kitchen and personal needs.
Hence, they’re some powerful machine that you can use not just to blend ingredients for smoothies, but also for crushing ice and making soups and nut butters (though not at the same time). Personal blenders, on the other hand, are all about serving single size of food for you and generally, the power capacity only reaches up to crushing ice and soups, solely for your personal needs.
The power capacity of the blenders is also important, but it’s not solely the case; you want something that has enough power, coupled with strong blade and matching product design to provide enough force and motion to pulverize the foods into a puree.
On top of that, consider also the overall weight of the blender, safety features, as well as the material that makes up the blender, notably the jar (as it’s the main part of the blender).
If you prefer glass, it won’t retain odors or stain as easily and (so long as you don’t mind that added weight or need the high speed necessary to make nut butters or blend hard vegetables) are suitable for most people. Look for one that’s been thermal shock tested, which means you can blend ice in a canister that’s come straight from the dishwasher.
Alright then, let’s a have a look and see which blender is the right one for your (and your kitchen) needs.
The sturdy-looking 48oz Breville blender is strong enough to do a number of blending jobs and it makes your life easier with a task-specific buttons (mix, chop, blend, puree, and liquify) and preprogrammed setting that you don’t have to guess for each recipe – perfect for beginners and the pros looking to save time. Plus, we love that there’s a big LCD that will show you the speed and program setting for convenience.
Breville’s Fresh & Furious Blender pulverize the ingredient with its state of the art engineered surgical blades (with Kinetx Performance for even blending) that will stay strong and sharp for a long time and you can expect the machine will crush from coffee beans to ice effortlessly, apart from the usual smoothies and pureeing soft ingredients.
The downside is the body of the blender is somewhat on the light side that it skidded a few cms (especially at high speed) that you should hold the machine after pressing the button, as well as being a bit noisy for a blender (you might want to be careful to blend stuff early in the morning).
Come with a juicing cone, an inner measuring lid, and complimentary recipe cards.
Oster My Blend is definitely a good personal blender for you to purchase, especially if you frequently have smoothies and make a lot of side dishes using blended ingredients (salsa, anyone?). This blender is highly rated for us for its power and convenience with its product design — just blend, take it off and drink with it — a bonus point that it can save you time and mess without having an extra bottle to transfer the smoothies.
Start the blender with it’s One Touch Blending Action and the blender will do the job effortlessly. We are impressed with the motor and blade that are strong enough to crush even ice if you need it. Plus, there’s a safety measure using temperature sensor where it shuts of automatically if the motor is overheated.
The downside is while it’s strong enough to pulverize ice, you might want to go easy with hard greens – cut them in small pieces before adding into the blender and add until you reach 3/4 of the bottle’s capacity.
Come with 20 oz in BPA-free plastic that is sturdy and dishwasher-safe, in four attractive, sporty colors (pink, blue, green, and yellow). Covered with a one-year warranty.
Blendtec Designer 725 is sure is one powerful machine that we think this blender is a beast in the kitchen – even looking at the blender you probably think this product is something that a pro uses. Indeed, they do, hence the price.
But don’t let the price tag put you off because this model is something that you would want to consider if you regularly do heavy cooking that requires a lot of blending on a daily basis.
The product design is all about optimization: it has a control panel with a touchscreen at the front that shows you not just the speed setting (and it’s waterproof, so you can touch it even while the hands are wet), but also blender usage data if you need some record and analysis of the ingredients. The blender comes with six main preprogrammed setting for smoothies, ice cream, juice (even tough fibers are easy peasy for this beast), hot soup, and salsas on top of a clean mode, as well as an impressive 100-speed touch slider for you to increase or lower the blender speed with precision.
Another feature that’s notable if a SmartBlend technology programmed in the product that will sense if there’s anything wrong while blending the ingredients (such as overheating, or excess air pockets) and it will offer a solution to follow up.
The downside? Apart from the price this blender can be super loud which we don’t think it’d be a problem in a crowded, rush kitchen but it’ll be a nuisance if you plan to use this beauty for home use.
If you want some high-quality blender with a not-so-high price, we highly recommend Ninja Professional 72oz Countertop Blender. This brand truly in the same league as in Vitamix, with powerful capacity to blend any ingredient (including hard ones like nuts and hard veggies) while being convenient to use and to clean, and being one of the biggest blenders in this review, coming at 72 oz that is handy if you plan to blend items in a batch.
Come in three different speeds and a pulse setting that covers pretty much what you need in a blender although it can be a bit of downside if you plan to blend varied recipes that require different speed and settings.
Plus, the noise can be super loud for some (in fact, louder than Blendtec in same speed range) but if this is okay with you, we say, go and get this blender.
NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender-Mixer System is half the price from Ninja blender and yet that blender comes in a set with a number of attachments that you can use for more efficient blending. You can use it to blend ingredients at home or take the smoothie with you with its own jar no problemo.
We love that NutriBullet is on the lighter side (both price and product design) that it’s not heavy to bring and that gives a bonus point for portability and saves you a lot of space. You can choose the make a batch either in 24 oz and 18 oz that you can choose, plus a resealable lid to cover the blending jar without the need to transfer into another container.
Plus, NutriBullet is powerful in its own right with its 600W motor that will able to crush ingredients from nuts to the ice to frozen fruits with its Cyclonic action in one go.
Come with a one-year warranty.
For a good personal blender, you can’t go wrong with CHULUX Smoothie Blender, especially it comes with an additional 12oz travel sports bottle (featuring a non-slip grip) that you can use to for blending as well as to store blended ingredients (of course, smoothies) in one go.
This model comes with 300W motor and a One-Touch Operation to blend in single-speed or a pulse. Despite the low power as advertised compared with other models listed in this review, we personally tested and it looks like Chulux can certainly deliver the results as expected – from crushed ices to veggies you can be sure that Chulux is the one you can rely on making your favorite smoothie.
Plus, compared with other personal blenders in this list, Chulux is relatively quiet that the noise level is the kind that you can use the blender in the wee hours of morning, which assume the noise reduction comes from the thick rubber grip at the bottom to absorb the noise (as well as to secure the blender on a flat surface). And we love the safety feature that this blender will stop operating if it senses overload and overheating while in use.
Come with a one-year warranty.