You cant make a smoothie, let alone a great smoothie, without a blender its really the only tool you have to have. But picking the right blender for your needs, now thats isnt so easy. This best blenders for smoothies guide here to help with straightforward and easy-to-read reviews of the best blenders on the market in all price ranges.
How many watts do I need? What size pitcher? Is top-of-the-line really worth it? What else do I want to do with my blender besides making smoothies? Theres a lot of things to consider. Add to the mix the countless makes and models at every price range from $30 to $500 to $1,400 it all can get a bit daunting.
The Top 7: Best Blenders For Smoothies
We feel your pain, we’ve done the research and put together this go-to-guide your one-stop-shop giving you the lowdown on the best blenders for smoothies to help you pick the one that best suits your needs.
There are passionate fans out there for every make and model of blender – but what’s right for someone else isn’t necessarily right for all, what it really comes down to is personal preferences. You cant compare a $40 blender with a $400 blender thats a little like comparing a Ford with a Ferrari.
You dont have to spend a fortune on a blender, definitely not. But bear in mind it takes longer to make a smoothie in ridiciously cheap blender and chances are such a blender wont do well with serious daily use month after month (that said there are people out there whose super cheap blenders have lasted for years).
We have the lowdown on 7 of the most popular blenders models to help you easily decide what’s best for your budget and lifestyle. If you are looking for straight-to-the-point and easy-to-read reviews which cover all the key points, but arent the size of a mini-novel, this is the guide for you.
Before you read on think about two things:
- How much do you want to spend?
- What else you want your blender to do?
Once you know the answers to those two questions it will make it easy to choose the right blender.
Our pick in under $70 range:
* Ninja Master Prep
The Ninja Master Prep is another popular blender and all-in-one kitchen tool. Along with being a great smoothie maker, this machine will crush ice, blend, mince, puree and chop for you.
This is a top down blender, so the motor pod sits on top of whatever Ninja Master Prep pitcher or bowl youre using. On the top of the motor pod is a large one touch and one speed pulsing button, so you have total control and you decide how long to process for – the machines stops when you take your hand off the pulsing button. Read more
Our picks in the $100 to $150 range:
* Ninja Professional Blender
The Ninja Professional is a powerful, well-constructed and sleek multi-tasking blender . This machine has a good looking flat control pad – easy to clean – featuring three number speed buttons, plus a pulse option.
Along with smoothie making it can be used for blending, pureeing and processing – so you could use it for lots of tasks including grinding nuts, chopping onions, making peanut butter, soups, sauces and dips, and it will pulverize ice into a kind of snow if that’s your thing. Read more .
* Nutribullet NBR-12 Blender
The Nutribullet NBR-12 blender comes with two different sized pitchers, and that’s super handy. Plus it’s a nice compact machine that doesn’t take up much counter space.
This 600 watt easy-to-clean machine can tear through your fruit, veggies, leafy greens and nuts to create a very good smoothie. It’s also great at pulverizing flax and chia seeds and like so there’s no gritty bits left behind.
Noise is non-issue with this machine, it’s a bit like a quiet vacuum cleaner say some. Read more
Our pick in the $200 range:
* Breville Hemisphere Control Blender
Our top pick for the Breville range is the smart looking Breville Hemisphere Control blender, it comes with preset function buttons, including one just for smoothies.
If you want a powerful machine, it has a 750 watt motor, that does all the thinking for you this could be it. Push the smoothie button and walk away – it automatically turns itself off at the end of the preset cycle. Read more
Our pick in the $400 range:
* Blendtec Total Classic Blender
Our hands down favourite Blendtec blender is the Total Classic Blender. This popular high-performance blender is an all-in-one demi-god for your kitchen.
It not only makes amazing smoothies, but mixes up bread dough, ice cream, nut butter, soup, salsas, crushes ice, and it’ll even grind coffee beans for you.
This top-of-the-line quality blender is comparable to a professional machine. Read more
Our next 2 blender reviews coming very soon