When you’re looking for the perfect blender, there are so many different options available it might easily cause your head to spin! With large numbers of features, options, and designs to choose from, how do you decide? Don’t despair - we’ve done the research for you and pulled together some of the best blenders so you can easily find the perfect one for you.
The number one use for blenders is making smoothies. But what I love about the Vitamix 5200 is that in addition to making amazingly smooth smoothies, it also blends up soups, purees, nut butters, and frozen desserts without breaking a sweat. A weaker blender will be unable to match the chopping and mixing of key ingredients like flax seeds, frozen fruits, and veggies. It’s also worth noting that the control dials on the Vitamix 5200 are definitely better than push buttons because the dials allow better control of your blender’s power and are less likely to malfunction. And, you can buy lower profile containers to help the Vitamix 5200 live on the counter more easily.
Blendtec’s Designer 725 is another top performing blender, but because it comes in at a higher price point it’s the "More Expensive Runner-up." Our tip? Save some money and you’ll never regret investing in a Vitamix.
When your blender lives on your countertop, you want it to be sleek and smart. The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender is perfect with its low-profile design, auto-clean function, and easy-to-use controls with convenient pre-programmed settings - and it's still less expensive than the Blendtec Designer 725. It combines a powerful 2.2-peak horsepower motor with the latest sound technology making it the most powerful and the quietest motor Vitamix offers. Got tough ingredients? Get the Vitamix Professional Series 750. Want the same powerful professional blender with a little savings on the side? Skip the pre-programmed settings and get the Vitamix 7500.
The Vitamix S30 is the best personal sized blender on the market today. All of the Vitamix personal series blenders come with travel-friendly 20- and 40-ounce containers making blending for yourself or your family a breeze. The only difference between the three models is the number of preprogrammed settings, so we suggest you keep the change and skip the settings. All you need is a good dial to control your blender’s power. Plus there's the added bonus that these containers are top-rack dishwasher-safe – just in case your hotel suite in Bali comes with a cute mini-dishwasher! If you're traveling out of the country don't forget your converter.
Performance blenders can be rather noisy as they chop and blend demanding ingredients to perfection. Because of that, there are not many quiet performance blenders to consider, but the right enclosure accessory can significantly reduce blending noise. Vitamix’s “The Quiet One” utilizes a patented noise reduction system trusted by coffee shops around the world for keeping the decibel level to that of a nearby conversation.
Best Budget Blender
Top performing blenders last for years but will cost at least a few hundred dollars to get started. If you plan to blend regularly, it’s definitely an investment worth making. The good news is that there are now more payment plan options available making it even easier to get the blender of your dreams from day one. For example, Vitamix now offers a payment plan with PayPal Credit.
A budget blender will sacrifice a certain amount of performance for price; but for the infrequent smoothie without a demanding ingredient list, a budget model may be the most reasonable option. Check out the NutriBullet Pro 900, Cuisinart SmartPower CPB-300, Oster Pro 1200 Plus, or Ninja Professional 1000.
Best Performance Blender Warranty
The length of your blender’s warranty is an indicator of the manufacturer’s confidence that the product will last. Cheaper blenders usually have shorter warranties, and their motors often burn out very quickly if you’re making serious smoothies. High-end blenders offer the best warranties simply because they are built to last.
Vitamix offers up to 10-year full warranties for parts, performance, and even shipping both ways. Since less than 1% of their US products currently under warranty are ever returned for service, it’s probably the best warranty you’ll ever need for a blender.
Blendtec is also worth noting as the “Warranty Runner-up” with an 8-year warranty, although combined with their higher price point they’re still a little less appealing than Vitamix.
Top Performance Blender Review
If you do a lot of blending, you’ll want to invest in a blender that offers quality and consistency, and Vitamix is definitely the way to go. Vitamix blenders have fewer problems and higher customer satisfaction (read: raving reviews) than the rest of the competition. And although you spend more for a premium product, you save the headache and expense of having to replace it frequently. I’ve used my Vitamix 5200 practically daily for over 17 years and counting and couldn’t be happier.