Is it time to power your way through that soup, fruit, vegtables, or ice? Kitchen blenders are a must-have for the true kitchen warriors (and for those who like to make life a bit easier). We provide an overview of THE best blenders, based on consumer ratings, making it easier for you to decide on which electric blender is most suited for your needs.
There are 2 main types of blenders.
1. The Jar or Base and pitcher blenders are most commonly seen in our houses. These are great for blending or grinding larger volumes of ingredients and are most powerul. See the list below and find a full list of blenders here!
2. The Immersion, stick or hand blenders are more suitable for smaller volumes of ingredients and they give you the ability to create a good consistency/structure of the blended ingredients. We have setup a special page reviewing hand blenders here.
To get more insight in the best blenders available (based on consumer reports!), we have created a list for you. View our full list of blenders here!
I want to buy a blender, what to take into account?
Before you pruchase a new blender, it is good to realize what you are going to make with it. Are you just looking for a juice blender, smoothie blender, or one that crushes ice in an instance? Blenders for smoothies do not need to have the same quality and power as those needed for blending or crushing hard ingredients such as ice. That said, there is no reason why quality and durable blenders have to be very expensive!
Check out all blender reviews here.
There are 3 main point to pay attention to when buying a blender. Here is a checklist:
- Price: your budget is probably one of the most important factors when purchasing a blender. Kitchen blenders can range in price anywhere from $10 to over $2000, depending on their functions, their overall quality, the quality of the blades and the accessories.
Starter use (<1 per day) Medium use (1 - 5 per day) Frequent use (5 - 15 per day) Professional use (>15 per day) <$100 $100 - $250 $250 - $500 >$500
- Power: More Watts is generaly better in terms of the power to grind and the consistency to blend powerfully. You want to blend as short as possible to disrupt the ingredients, but not so long that the nutrients are being destroyed by the friction and heat. Blender manufacturers state the power of their machines in either Watts (“home grade” machines) or Horse power (“semi- & professional grade” machines).
Food / Ingredient Watts Horse Power Price range Smoothie less than 300 less than 0.4 less than $100 Ice / mill grain / nuts More than 500 More than 0.7 More than $100
- Size: Making smoothies just for yourself, or more often for your whole family, requires a different size jar/pitcher.
Travel blender and portable blender
We often get the question whether there are specific travel blenders, portable blenders or personal blenders. There are! You can find a list here!
You bought an excellent blender, and now you’ve dropped the jar… broken. “Luckely” for you there is a good chance that you can find a replacement for your jar! The same goes for other replacements parts! We have created a list of available replacement jars per brand, which you can find here.