Blenders That Would Blow Your Mind 2023

Blenders in the home save you from a lot of stress. With good a blender, you just insert whatever you want to blend, and it does all the work for you. In this guide, we’d be considering the best blenders to buy. Read through this guide for more insight into blenders.

Buyer’s Guide For Blenders

Jug capacity

How many servings do you need? Blender jug capacity can vary from a tiny 600mL single-serve blender to a family-friendly 2L. Keep in mind that some jugs can be heavy to lift and move, especially when full. Measurement gradings on the side of the jug can also be a useful cooking tool to indicate how much the blender can cope with.

Jug material and shape

Glass jugs are heavier and prone to breaking if dropped. Plastic jugs are more common than glass but more likely to become stained with certain foods (like turmeric for example).

Jugs can be square or round. Manufacturers design them in a way that lets ingredients be effectively distributed around the blender, but there are other factors like the blades and turning force (torque) that affect performance.

Bench or cupboard?

Some models look good enough to display on your bench, but they can take up a lot of room. If you plan to keep it in your cupboard, check you have the space for it, and remember that heavy blenders can be a strain to lift out of awkward places.

Ease of use and cleaning

A model with removable blades can help to make cleaning around the bottom of the jug easier. Jugs with built-in blades are still OK if the jug has a wider base so it’s easier to remove any unprocessed chunks sitting underneath them.

It’s also a good idea to get a jug that’s dishwasher safe, but check that the jug will fit in your dishwasher. Lids can be a hassle to clean, especially if seals need to be removed first and if lots of ingredients get splashed into the lid.

General comfort is important, such as whether it’s easy to lock the jug in place and scrape ingredients from the sides of the blender.

Speed settings

Blenders need three-speed settings to be effective – high, low and pulse.

Many blenders offer a graduated start-up feature that slowly brings the blades to the desired speed, reducing splash-back. Some models even have pre-programmed functions like soup, green smoothie, or sorbet.

Pulse function

The pulse setting gives a short burst of power and is useful for small quantities of foods, particularly dry foods, to help distribute the load and encourage an even consistency.

Controls and Construction

Controls can be push-button, adjustable dials, or touch pads. Touchpads are the easiest to clean but look for controls that are sealed well, so food can’t get into any crevices around them. A solid, heavy base with a non-slip grip is handy so the blender stays steady on the bench.

Chute

A larger chute will allow you to add ingredients while the blender is on, but keep in mind that you might have some splash if you’re adding liquid. Some also have push sticks or tampers that let you safely move ingredients around inside the jar while the blender is running. Tampers are handy if you’re making nut butter and need to push ingredients down toward the blade, or blend awkwardly-shaped vegetables when making smoothies.

Wattage

Wattage generally ranges from around 500W to 1200W.

Cost

We test a range of standard, personal (or single-serve), and high-performance blenders, ranging in price from $29 for a standard model, right up to $2200 for a high-performance blender.

NAMES SPECIFICATIONS WHERE TO BUY

VITAMIX E310 Explorian Blender

  • Weight: 11.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 18 inches
  • Jar Material: Plastic
  • Jar Capacity: 48 ounces
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NUTRIBULLET Blender Combo

  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 17 inches
  • Jar Material: Plastic
  • Jar Capacity: 64 ounces, 32 ounces, and 24 ounces
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CUISINART SmartPower Duet Blender/Food Processor

  • Weight: 10.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 16 x 7 x 8 inches
  • Jar Material: Glass
  • Jar Capacity: 40 ounces
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BREVILLE The Fresh and Furious Countertop Blender

  • Weight: 9 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7 x 8.5 x 17 inches
  • Jar Material: Plastic
  • Jar Capacity: 50 ounces
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Vitamix A3500

  • Type: Jug blender
  • Capacity: 2.1-quarts / 2-liter
  • Speed settings: 10
  • Presets: 5
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KitchenAid Artisan K400

 

  • Type: Jug blender
  • Capacity: 1.5-quarts / 1.4-liter
  • Speed settings: 5
  • Presets: 4
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Nutribullet Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

  • Type: Smoothie maker
  • Capacity: 0.5-quart / 0.47-liter
  • Speed settings: 1 + pulse
  • Presets: 4
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Hamilton Beach Professional 1800W Blender

  • Capacity: 64-ounce
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 7.1 x 17.7 inches
  • Weight: 9.85 pounds
  • Settings: Variable speed dial; 4 presets and pulse
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Blendtec Total Blender Classic

 

  • Settings: 10 speeds + pulse, 6 program settings
  • Output: 1560 watt
  • Warranty: 2-Year Limited Product Warranty
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Wolf High-Performance Blender

  • Capacity: 64-ounce
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 9 x 20.3 inches
  • Weight: 15.9 pounds
  • Settings: Variable speed dial with 4 preset secondary dials; pulse and start/stop button
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Best Blenders

VITAMIX E310 Explorian Blender

There’s nothing the showpiece Vitamix can’t do when it comes to blending, pureeing, and grinding ingredients. With pro-quality precision and control, it can make everything from silky smooth green smoothies to creamy soup and more. The ultra-powerful motor has 10 variable speed settings and its heavy-duty base won’t easily shift on the counter when in use. The controls are intuitive and fuss-free. It easily grinds coffee beans and whirls up milkshakes and silky smooth margaritas in seconds. It’s an investment, but you won’t find a better-performing, more durable pick — it’s a fraction of the cost of other Vitamix models. One note is that the carafe is on the small side at just 6 cups.

PROS CONS
  • Produced silky smooth margaritas
  • The carafe only has a 6-cup capacity
  • Ultra-powerful motor
  • Easy to use

NUTRIBULLET Blender Combo

This well-priced and high-powered blender come with three (!) jars making it super versatile and our pick for the best value. It comes with a 64-ounce pitcher for large batches and two different personal-sized cups (32 ounces and 24 ounces with a handle). Both cups have lids that make it easy to take your smoothie to-go. It features an “extract” button that blends smoothies at preprogrammed variable speeds.

The base is not much larger than other NutriBullet models, and it has suction cups on the bottom that reliably prevent it from shifting around. The blades screw onto the top of the personal cups and then get inverted to be blended, so be careful to unscrew the personal blending cups from the base of the blender when you’re done blending. It’s easy to accidentally make a mess if unscrew the cup from the blade instead.

PROS CONS
  • Produces kale smoothies without flecks of kale
  • Must use caution when removing the cups to avoid messes
  • Easy-to-read control panel with large buttons
  • Personal-sized cups with lids for portability

CUISINART SmartPower Duet Blender/Food Processor

This highly popular Cuisinart blender/food processor combo has a low-profile 40-ounce glass jar and seven blending and processing options that are clearly marked and easy to use. We love that it comes with a compact food processor bowl for chopping, stirring, and shredding.

All parts, except for the base, are dishwasher safe. Of note: At 500 watts, this is not the most high-powered blender, and if you do overwork the blender it will stop working temporarily until it cools down.

PROS CONS
  • All parts except for the base are dishwasher-safe
  • Only 500 watts
  • Great appliance for small kitchen
  • Several blending options

BREVILLE The Fresh and Furious Countertop Blender

We were very impressed with how well this blender performed for its great price point. The green smoothie setting yielded a smooth and creamy texture with no sign of fibrous kale or spinach. This blender also has a regular smoothie button which will provide you with a juice-bar-quality smoothie in one minute.

While this model is a little pricey, it does offer the ability to juice with it as well — two appliances in one!

PROS CONS
  • The carafe and lid are dishwasher safe
  • 50-ounce capacity
  • Great smoothie results
  • Green smoothie setting

Vitamix A3500

This Vitamix blender has an impressive ten variable speed settings, a pulse function, and five programs with predefined speeds and durations for everything from smoothies to dips and spreads. There’s even a programmable timer to set the blender to work and automatically switch it off once the timer is up.

However, the A3500 is quite bulky, so consider this if you’re short on space. It’s heavy and the most expensive blender we’ve tested – with a price tag that’s double and, in some cases, triple that of other blenders on this list.

PROS CONS
  • Powerful blades can crush ice, and nuts and blend fruit
  • Takes up a lot of space
  • An array of speed settings
  • Dishwasher-safe parts

KitchenAid Artisan K400

 

The KitchenAid Artisan K400 blender has the brand’s signature style but isn’t lacking in substance either. There are seven color options to choose from, and each model has four preset blending programs, a pulse function, and a choice of five-speed settings. You can select all programs using the dial on the front of the K400, keeping things simple.

PROS CONS
  • Stylish design
  • No additional accessories included
  • Easy to use
  • Powerful

Nutribullet Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

If you’re tight on space on your kitchen countertop, this smoothie maker and food processor in one is a great buy. Compact, and simple to use, the Nutribullet Magic Bullet Kitchen Express comes with two 0.5-quart / 0.47-liter single-serve cups for blending smoothies and a 0.9-quart / 830ml food processor bowl so that you can grate, chop, and slice food too, as long as it’s in small quantities.

As with similar smoothie-maker style blenders, it’s not suited to making condiments like mayonnaise, as there’s no way to add ingredients while the blades are spinning to ensure they emulsify together. It was also one of the noisiest blenders we’ve tested too.

PROS CONS
  • Comes with two 0.5-quart / 0.47-liter cups
  • Not suitable for large quantities
  • Mini-blender and food processor in one
  • Compact

Hamilton Beach Professional 1800W Blender

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1800W Blender is a great deal when comparing price versus performance. It comes equipped with four program settings for making smoothies, crushing ice, pureeing, and self-cleaning, tasks it performs with above-average reliability.

Large pulse and start/stop buttons make for uncomplicated control, and Hamilton Beach simplifies additional options by dividing its control dial into two halves: the left half dedicated to the aforementioned programmed modes and the right half for adjusting variable speeds. A large red LED display takes the guesswork out of keeping tabs on elapsed time or time remaining, depending on the selected setting. There’s a measuring cap for incorporating ingredients while mixing at lower speeds, and the lid includes an ergonomic grip that improves the chances you’ll remove it smoothly without splatter.

PROS CONS
  • Powerful 1800 Watt/2.4 HP motor
  • Not great for dips
  • Reasonable price
  • 5-year warranty

Blendtec Total Blender Classic

If smoothies are your thing, then the Blendtec Total Blender Classic is the best blender for you. The Blendtec’s upturned helicopter blade configuration is exceptionally proficient at chopping down frozen berries, bananas, protein powder, and ice downward into a vortex, completely incorporating ingredients into deliciously smooth-textured concoctions that had us scraping the jar for more. The 1,560-watt motor is powerful, capable of mixing chickpeas with olive oil into satisfyingly creamy hummus in under a minute.

PROS CONS
  • Excellent for smoothies
  • Inconsistent ice crushing
  • Makes great hummus
  • Large 75 oz capacity
  • 10-year warranty

Wolf High-Performance Blender

The brushed stainless steel finish, chunky red dial, and squared-off stance all give the Wolf High-Performance Blender the appearance of a professional-grade kitchen appliance. Weighing nearly 16 lbs, it’s best thought of as a “set it and forget it” appliance that’s also never going to shuffle or shake uncontrollably under normal circumstances.

And that heft is put to good use when the blender’s 2.4 peak HP motor blasts its blades to speeds normally associated with Ferraris (210mph, to be exact). Press the smoothie preset and it starts off the line slowly with a 15-second intermittent slow-then-go pulse before going all out for forty seconds at an impressive clip, obliterating rock-hard frozen strawberries and liquifying frozen bananas into a drinkable consistency.

PROS CONS
  • Great for frozen fruits
  • Flat blades produce poor texture for dips
  • 5-year warranty
  • Quality design

Conclusion

To conclude, Purchasing a new blender will give your countertop an instant upgrade. Blenders have become much sleeker over the years, and few models still have a multitude of buttons that are hard to keep clean and tend to stick. Most now have touch pads or a dial or switch. With the new features in these blenders, you won’t have much to worry about.

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