The top 10 blenders for smoothies ranked

The market for blenders is vast and expansive, which can make it hard for any first-time buyer; here is a list of 10 highly rated blenders to purchase.

Blenders can have multiple purposes, from creating purees to salsas. However, contemporary blenders have been popularly relegated to making smoothies. The difficulty for first-time buyers who are considering investing in a blender, is the saturated market of blenders and deciding on which to purchase. Before sharing our list of the top 10 blenders to consider when buying your first blend, it is important to go into the criteria which blenders are ranked by.

Three factors to consider when purchasing a blender

Primarily, there are three distinct factors to consider when purchasing a blender, namely, size, speed and functionality thereof:

Size

When considering purchasing a blender, it is important to consider how many people the blender is meant to accommodate. If you live alone or in a small space, you should consider purchasing a compact blender. However, if the blender is meant to create smoothies for a family, then a bigger blender is necessary.

Speed

Some blenders come with an automated, single speed or the speed can be manually changed. Alternatively, more recent designs come with a pulse setting and a vacuum blending technology, which is believed to enhance flavours while retaining the nutrients from the selected fruits or vegetables.

Functionality

While the primary reason for purchasing the blender would be to make smoothies, it might prove valuable to purchase a blender with multiple functionalities in order to stretch the use of the blender when necessary.

10 leading blenders ranked

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender is ranked differently depending on if the pricing is considered a factor when deciding on purchasing a blender. This is as the blender is considered a premium choice, as the price point is higher than most other blenders. However, as a blender, it is considered the best in the market.

Amazon is currently selling the blender at a discounted price of $549.95.

NutriBullet Balance

The NutriBullet Balance is always ranked within the top three best smoothie blenders on the market. Normally, it is ranked at the second spot, due to the single serving, but two-cup offering of the blender. Due to its compact size, it is favoured for smaller or single-person households, as producing for a capacity crowd would be difficult.

Amazon is currently selling the blender for $99.99.

Ninja BL770 Smoothie Blender

The Ninja BL770 Smoothie Blender is lauded over the Vitamix, should pricing be a determining factor that is considered when ranking blenders. It is highly ranked on the other three criteria aspects, including size, speed, and functionality as it can also process food, make dough and more.

Amazon has used and new Ninja BL770 Smoothie Blenders available from $159.00.

Oster Pro 1200 Blender

The Oster 1200 Blender is lauded for its single person serving and its smooth smoothies. The disadvantage of the blender is that it was criticised for being hard to clean and that replacement parts are hard to find. One way the company has attempted to rectify some of these issues is through the addition of another supplementary cup in the package.

Amazon is currently selling the blender for $99.99.

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender

The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender sets itself apart for its durability, with the use of ice cubes when making a smoothie. With over 14 blending settings for every conceivable situation and a powerful 700-watt motor, the disadvantage of the blender is the push-button detail which can make it hard to clean.

Amazon is currently selling the blender for $39.99.

Breville BBL620 Fresh & Furious Blender

The Breville BBL620 Fresh and Furious Blender has automated settings which is the biggest disadvantage of the blender, as you cannot adjust or change the settings as you would please. Moreover, the buttons therefore can prove difficult to clean.

Amazon is currently selling the blender for $224.99.

Blendtec Designer Smoothie-Blender

What makes the Blendtec Designer Smoothie-Blender great is also what makes the blender eventually a blender which will require to be replaced. The size is large enough to make smoothies for more than just one person at time, but this has made the design bulky. The blades are dull, meaning ice cannot be crushed properly, and the touch screen capability runs the risk of quick damage, requiring it to be replaced.

Amazon is currently selling the blender for $299.95.

Ninja Professional Blender

Revisiting some of the top ranked brands in blenders, the Ninja Professional Blender is lauded for its ability to blend large scale quantities all at once. Moreover, it is easy to clean and use, carrying the same qualities as its predecessor. The difference being that due to its size, it can prove difficult to store.

Amazon is currently selling the blender for $69.99.

KitchenAid Diamond Smoothie Blenders

Reviews of the KitchenAid Diamond Smoothie Blenders label the product as sturdy. Moreover, due to its sizable blending cup with one jug, it can accommodate two people with ease. However, it is not easy to clean, as the blades are non-detachable, which could result in cuts when trying to clean the blender.

Amazon is currently selling the blender for $159.99.

COSORI C700-PRO Smoothie-Blender

The selling point of the CORORI C700-Pro Smoothie-Blender is that instead of buttons, it has an angle rotary knob which allows the user to set the precise speed they want. However, the blender has only one blade, which could result in an uneven blend when using more chunkier pieces. Moreover, the blender is remarked as tending to overheat after long-term use.

Amazon is currently selling the blender for $110.16.