Blenders. For many they’re a mostly useless kitchen appliance but for some, they are the power house of your kitchen. If you’re an avid smoothie maker or baker, chances are you use a blender several times weekly. Anyone knows that quality goes a long way when it comes to electronics, but especially appliances that are used on a daily basis (including blenders that happen to take a heavy beating). A quality blender can make the difference between a silkie smooth smoothie or muffin batter, and a chunky and unpleasant mix of lumpy matter. We’ve taken the time to compile a list of the most popular, quality, and notorious blenders available today.
#5: Beach Power Elite Multi-Function Blender
Our first entry, the Hamilton Beach Power Blender is a great affordable and straight forward option if you’re in the market for a blender. It’s nothing special but it does exactly what it’s supposed to do surprisingly well for its price-bracket. It packs 700 Watts of blending power with up to 12 blending functions.
#4: Oster Pro 1200 Blender Plus
The Oster Pro 1200 Blender Plus is the next entry on our list. Still in the affordable consumer grade range, this blender offers 1200 Watts of blending power (up from 700W with the Hamilton Beach Power) and 7 speeds. It’s a great mid-range blender that gives you power without busting your budget.
Magic Bullet made a name for itself years ago when it released the ultra small and portable Magic Bullet blender. It now has the NutriBullet, a small 600 watt powered blender for on the go smoothies or blends of your choice. Although not as powerful, it still deserves a rightful place on this list due to its ease of use and popularity.
#2: Ninja Mega Kitchen System
The Ninja Blender is often hailed as one of the best blenders out there that you can buy for your money. It offers a 1500 watt base that crushes almost whatever you throw at it, providing smooth as butter fruit drinks and soups. Definitely a great option if your budget is a bit higher.
#1: Vitamix 5200 Blender
The Vitamix 5200. Known as the cadillacs of blenders, this powerful behemoth will blend everything short of concrete. With a full 2 horsepower (that’s the force of two horses blending your smoothie I have to remind you), this thing will utterly destroy almost anything you throw at it and it’s bound to last long enough for you to pass it down to your children. A steep price point but nothing comes close to the reliability and power that Vitamix’s have offered over the years.