Best Blenders

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Whether you’re a self-proclaimed Martha Stewart or just looking to make your life easier when cooking generally, getting your hands on the right appliance is key. Blenders are now a kitchen staple, though choosing one might send you into a frenzy.

If you’ve tried even the most basic of searches for blenders, you might have been bombarded with a barrage of little blenders, medium blenders and large blenders, blenders in colours and monochrome or blenders that can be handheld or thunderous monsters for the really serious stuff.

We’ve taken the hassle out of perusing through the hundreds out there, rounding up our top 10 faves as the best blenders. Be it functionality or convenience, these blenders are sure to be a handy addition to your kitchen.

NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System

Why we like it: Powerful, multifunctional and comes in two colours.

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Take your pick from the black or red Nutribullet 12-piece high-speed blender/ mixer. This blender is an absolute beast, complete with cyclonic action that ensures anything you put into gets nothing short of pulverized. Not only can you create condiments for cooking, you can also whip up smoothies and juices in an instant, which is especially handy for those mornings when you need something quick and filling on-the-go.

Plus, not only does this come with a high-torque power base, it also has a 600-watt motor which means you’re guaranteed complete power. Additionally, the blades are made of stainless steel for durability. They’ve also helpfully included one tall cup and two short cups, as well as one flat blade, one emulsifying blade, two re-sealable lids and a pocket nutritionist. We also love that they’ve sent along a manual with recipes to try out. Best of all, it also offers a full year’s warranty. What’s not to love?

Nutri Ninja Pro Blender

Why we like it: Looks futuristic, and has powerful nutrition extraction traits.

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One of the biggest problems when it comes to appliances like blenders, is that if you come across the wrong kind, most of the goodness of the food is wasted away. Mostly this is through excess pulp that’s actually part of the fruit or vegetable, which leaves less for you to actually consume. But the Nutri Ninja Pro Blender in our opinion, puts this to rest. It’s built with specific qualities to especially extract nutrients from fruits and vegetables, although this does mean you have to include the parts you also normally discard.

Fitted with 900-watts, this blender too is a must-try, especially if you’ve been looking to make a change from your current one. The super strong Ninja Pro Extractor Blades it features are able to effortlessly cut through ice, seeds, and any other tough substance. Plus, it takes care of the main problem when blending fruits and vegetables this way: consistency. Put the ‘smooth’ back in smoothie and enjoy it better than before. What we found especially awesome is that you can even take your drinks with you right after blending them, but simply twisting on the Sip and Seal Lids. And in an incredibly convenient move, they’ve made sure all parts are BPA free and dishwasher-safe.

Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick

Why we like it: Handheld means its super convenient and easy to use, and portable as well.

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If you don’t have much space to spare for a big blender in your kitchen or are just looking for something to get the job done without investing in something with all the works, the Cuisinart Smart Stick could be for you. This 200-watt 2-speed handheld blender is many other things besides being incredibly convenient, seeing as how it’s light and simple to use. Plus, if you move you don’t have to worry about packing it back in the box; it’s also really portable. We also picked this because we thought it looked pretty great, with its sleek, stylish design and modern demeanor.

For those of you who like your kitchens to have a pop of colour, you can now buy appliances in a riot of shades, including this one. In fact, our minds were boggled to see just how many options there are. A colour for every theme we think! Aside from this though, this blender packs in a punch with two speed settings (low and high… quite straightforward), an ergonomic grip for ease of use and comfort, as well as includes a 3-year limited warranty. Additionally, its stick design means you can easily reach into deep bowls, reducing both mess and stress.

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KitchenAid 3-Speed Hand Blender

Why we like it: Comes in 3 creative colours, and includes tools for specific functionalities.

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Haven’t you had those moments when you’re busy cooking something and realize you don’t have what you need to prepare what you want? Those are the moments you could easily hurl a pan out of the window in frustration. And whilst some of the blenders featured here are multifunctional, they don’t always offer the same results that tools designed for specific functionalities do. KitchenAid brings you just that, with their impressive 3-speed hand blender. You can basically blend, crush, chop, puree and whisk with ease with this one, and they’ve also got a 5-speed and 2-speed if you’re interested.

This one comes with an 8” Blending Arm, which not only features a soft, non-slip grip for utmost comfort but can also be fixed onto the motor for superior functionality. They’ve also included a whisk attachment, which could be particularly useful if you’re into baking for instance. It beats egg whites to a very fluffy consistency, and is great for dressing ingredients such as mayonnaise as well. What’s more, there’s also a BPA-free chopper attachment complete with a lid lock, which is ideal for when you want to chop up nuts, herbs, and even cooked meat. Last but not least, there’s a BPA-Free Blending Jar complete with a lid, which has been specially designed for blending purposes. Both the whisk and Blending Jar are top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Ninja Professional Blender with Nutri Ninja Cups

Why we like it: Incredibly powerful and they’ve even included cups.

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Most of our mornings are rushed, which means that most mornings we don’t get a decent breakfast. Some can’t eat in the morning, whilst some others eat later on in the morning. None of these scenarios is ideal for your health. So to remedy that, the concept of smoothie bowls, smoothies and juices to power you up in the morning were introduced. And it was a hit. If you’ve been struggling with the same, you could give it a shot too, and we think this blender is just the right companion too; mainly because they’ve conveniently included two Nutri Ninja Cups (16 oz.) complete with To-Go Lids, so you can sip while you dash to work.

Aside from the portability this offers, we also marveled at its power; 1,100- watts to be precise. Which means that it’s a very formidable blender as a whole. You can also choose between 3 separate speeds according to your needs, and it comes with pulse and single-serving functionalities. Plus, the blender parts are not only dishwasher-safe making cleaning a breeze, they’re also BPA-free which means less risk for you and your family. The Total Crushing Pitcher also features their Total Crushing Technology, which if you haven’t totally realized by now, means it’d just pulverize any and all ingredients thrown into it. A winner in our eyes!

OXA Powerful 4-in-1 Hand Blender

Why we like it: Sleek, modern design and plenty of power in a little package.

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Anything that can do more than one thing these days is nothing short of precious. Nobody wants to clutter up their spaces with useless items anymore, and appliances have a dangerous habit of piling up if you let them. The solution? To invest in options like this one, of course, the OXA 4-in-1 hand blender. Just as its name implies, there are four functions packed into one stick. Though it’s not as powerful as some of the others we viewed at 300-watts, it’s certainly more than sufficient to help you out in the kitchen. It includes six speeds, and a turbo as well.

We’re totally on board the 500ml food processor they’ve included, mainly because you can now make salsa, dips, and guacamole and have a nacho party any time of the week. No mess, no fuss, simply dump the ingredients in and you’re good to go. Well, you do have to turn it on. But otherwise good to go! Plus, it not only looks good, its sleek design means it’s quite lightweight, so even your kids could use it when helping out. For added safety, they’ve also ensured the handle features a rubber grip. On top of all this, you’ll also get a 600ml beaker, whisk attachment, and splash guard, which will be so useful for protecting against splatter. Especially good for when the little ones take over. When you’re done, just pop it in the dishwasher.

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KOIOS 4-in-1 Hand Blender

Why we like it: Simple, versatile and easy-to-use.

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This is a lot like its OXA counterpart, except it comes in 400-watts as opposed to 300. We love products that offer more than one functionality in one unit, and so we immediately knew we had to feature this one too. If you’re looking for a blender that’s multifunctional but doesn’t break the bank, we think that this one for around $40 should do the trick. There are six variable speeds to choose from, so you can adjust accordingly. There’s also a turbo function to make your life easier as well. This is especially useful for smoothening over gravies, smoothies and other such items for the ultimate consistency. Be gone lumps!

We also look at safety where appliances like these are concerned, and we were very satisfied to see the rubberized grip handle that doesn’t only offer comfort but also prevents it from slipping and sliding in the midst of all that vigorous cooking. Best of all, though the motor is powerful, it emits a low noise so it’s not at all jarring when in use either. So if you’re whipping baby food for instance for when baby wakes, this is a godsend. It also fits easily into a small space, so you needn’t worry about storage. BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and includes a 2-year warranty too.

BLACK+DECKER Countertop Blender

Why we like it: The name, 10 speeds to choose from, the vibrant range and the price.

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There are oh so many reasons to love the Black and Decker Countertop Blender. A trusted, reputed and respected name in the industry, you can buy a Black and Decker product with your eyes closed. Least, that’s how we feel about it! And true to form, they’ve yet again delivered a great product with this one. What we loved most, though it’s a little bulkier than you might like,is that it costs under $20. $20! Quite frankly, for all of its features, we think this is a steal.

For starters, this comes with a 4-tip stainless steel blade, which is excellent for blending at multiple levels and for another, it has ten different settings and a pulse button to offer added convenience. You can pretty much achieve the perfect consistency for anything you need. It also has a 550-watt motor and a glass jar that can serve up to 6 cups. If you’re prone to spills and such, don’t worry; there’s a specially engineered spout to prevent that: the PerfectPour. Very aptly named might we add. Whip up a range of options from smoothies to juices and sauces, whilst cleaning up with ease thanks to the dishwasher safe parts.

Hamilton Beach Multi-Function Blender

Why we like it: Another trusted household name, another affordable option.

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Hamilton Beach offers yet another budget-friendly option with their Power Elite blender. You can grab this one for under $25, although they’ve also got one that comes with a chopper for around $31. Depends on what you’d use more. With its 700-watt power, you can look forward to a superior cooking experience by blending with ease. There are also 12 different blending functions, which only adds to it all. We love how versatile it is, and how easy it is to use as well. Plus, the no-mess spout complete with a hinged- cap ensures you can even pour in a hurry without worrying about cleaning up.

It’s also quite convenient, because the glass jar can easily pour a few cups (it can hold 40 oz.), and what’s more, it’s dishwasher-safe as well, as is the blade. And if you want some help setting up or on how to use it, you can refer their manual which not only has instructions, but also useful tips. When you’re done, just pack it up and tuck the cord under the blender so you save on storage space. From sauces to dressings to purees and frozen drinks, its capabilities stretch far and wide, offering a world of possibilities.

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Woocon Personal Portable Blender Bottle

Why we like it: Portable and modern.

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We were intrigued when we first came across this one, mainly because it’s not really your conventional blender, and also because it’s portable and rechargeable via a power bank. The last one took us a minute to get used to. Power banks are for phones and tablets… but blenders? We thought this was an incredibly convenient feature, and though you can’t really whip up a sauce or dressing, you can certainly mix up juices and smoothies and baby food. Moms, in particular, will find this to be a handy little blender and its pink!

For under $30, we think that a blender that’s both portable and offers nutritious options when you’re out of home is a bargain. It has four powerful stainless steel blades that work through the ingredients for optimum efficiency, and is also super easy to clean: Just hold under running water. And not only is it eco-friendly, it also comes with a safety precaution which really impressed us. It does not turn on, unless all of the parts are fitted correctly. This prevents you from accidentally setting it off as well. All you need in a portable blender from Woocon.