The Best Blender For Every Kitchen Counter
The blender is an essential tool in any kitchen, but picking the right one can be tough. There are so. Many. Choices.
With the popularity of eating healthy and juicing on the rise, many consumers are looking for different blender options now more than ever.
The problem is, this emulsifying appliance comes in all shapes, sizes and, maybe most importantly, prices. Whether you’re in need of a basic blender or the perfect party appliance, we’ve got the best on the market for your lifestyle.
The marriage of performance, precision and value all come together perfectly with the Oster VERSA Pro Performance Blender, priced at a great $190.
With a 1400-watt motor, this blender’s stainless-steel blades spin at an eye-popping 250 mph. The appliance also includes three programmed settings, along with a variable speed dial.
The Vitamix 5200 might be a classic, but it’s still one of the most desired of the blender bunch. With its stainless steel blades, this appliance is ideal for blending medium and large batches of food. Thanks to its power, the Vitamix blades reach speeds so fast that it creates a friction heat, bringing cold ingredients to a hot temperature in approximately six minutes.
Maybe that super-powerful Vitamix blender has caught your eye recently, but it was just out of your price range. The easy solution is to get a certified refurbished one, available starting at $329.
This blender comes with variable speed control; a commercial-grade, 2-peak horsepower motor; and a 64-ounce BPA-free container with a spill-proof, vented lid.
For those who are trying to keep their finances in order, the Oster Perform Blend 200 Blender—equipped with 600 watts of ice-crushing power— costs a cool $59. The scratch-resistant appliance comes fully loaded with seven conveniently pre-programmed speeds and reversible-blade technology that combats clogging. Oh, and the jar is dishwasher-safe, too.
While functionality and power are necessary when it comes to blenders, let’s not forget that they must also be aesthetically pleasing if they’ll be resting on your countertop. Enter the KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Blender. This beauty comes in over ten fun colorways to match and accent any kitchen. We love the fire-engine-red.
On the performance side, this five-speed appliance combines stainless steel blades, impressively smart motor control and an easily cleanable panel and base.
The best way to get the party started is with the Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker. The 550-watt machine—which costs $220— is equipped with four pre-programmed drink cycles. And, unlike other blenders, the appliance consistently shaves and infuses the ice with your favorite ingredients. Quite simply: This thing is built to party.
The Vitamix Professional Series 300 Blender separates itself from the Vitamix 5200 Series Blender because of its stealthiness.
Unlike the 5200 Series, the Vitamix Professional Series 300 Blender is much smaller and quieter by design. It can not only lurk unobtrusively in most kitchen cabinets, but also won’t cause a family fight by waking them up because you wanted to make a smoothie at 5 a.m.