Blenders have become a must-have for every modern kitchen. With the growing interest in fitness and healthier living, smoothies have become all the rage. This is partly attributable to the fact that they are very easy to make and can prove highly nutritious with the right mix of ingredients. To make the perfect smoothie, you need the perfect blender. Below is a list of the top 10 blenders for smoothies:
10. Cosori 1500W Blender for Shakes and Smoothies
This is a professional heavy-duty smoothie blender. It has a commercial-grade motor that renders it very powerful and extremely effective. This appliance is ideal for blending all sorts of ingredients, including harder foodstuffs like nuts and frozen fruits
- It comes with a 64oz BPA free jar that is large enough to prepare smoothies for the entire family.
- It is incredibly quiet
- The jar is quite large and may, therefore, not fit in the average dishwasher or fridge rack.
9. Cosori Professional High-speed Blender
This is an 800W high-speed portable blender. Its main feature is the easy-to-use auto-blend mechanism that allows hands-free use. It blends your ingredients automatically and notifies you when ready. It comes with travel-size cups that are very convenient to carry around and easy to clean.
- It is very powerful yet pleasantly quiet.
- The three-layered blade design makes it very effective at crushing ingredients
- The blender may move about on the counter while in use
8. Nutri Ninja Pro Blender
This is a 900W professional blender designed to extract nutrients and vitamins from fruits and vegetables while making the perfect juice. The powerful blades crush ice, seeds and other parts that are often discarded, to ensure you get maximum nutritional value from your ingredients.
- It has incredibly powerful blades that guarantee smooth consistency of juices and smoothies.
- It comes with a 24oz cup and another smaller 18oz cup that allow you to take your smoothie on the go.
- It is rather noisy while in use.
7. Epica Personal Blender with Take-along Bottle
This blender comes with a convenient 20oz mug and a sealable lid allowing spill-free portability. The jar is BPA free, break-resistant and dishwasher-safe. The stainless-steel blades and powerful motor are designed to ensure that your smoothies are of the desired consistency.
- It is suitable for blending both hot and cold ingredients
- The bottle is appropriately sized and suited to fit any car cup holder
- The user must hold down the ‘on’ button for continuous blending
- The contents at the top may not be adequately blended as the bottle is quite tall
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6. Oster Pro 1200 Blender Plus
This blender employs dual-direction blade technology to give it impressively powerful functioning. It has a large Boroclass glass jar that is dishwasher-safe. The jar is large enough to fill 6 cups and is therefore ideal for a large family.
- It comes with a smoothie cup and travel lid allowing you to make your smoothie and carry it on the go.
- The powerful motor and dual-direction blade technology make it ideal for grinding ice and other frozen ingredients to prepare a drink with a smooth even consistency.
- It is quite difficult to clean the area beneath the blades.
- It is also quite noisy compared to other brands available in the market.
5. Hamilton Beach Single-serve Blender
This personal-size blender is designed to be ideal for small living spaces. The 14oz BPA free jar also functions as a travel-size cup allowing you to make your smoothie with ease and take it with you wherever you go.
- It is relatively small and lightweight making it space-saving and very easy to handle.
- It only comes with one blending jar or cup. Finding a replacement, once broken, is likely to be quite a task.
- It is not very powerful and is therefore unsuitable for crushing large amounts of frozen ingredients
4. Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend Blender
This personal-sized blender comes with a 20oz BPA free ‘sport’ bottle designed to fit perfectly into any active lifestyle. The narrow bottle fits well in your grip and is easy to carry around. The one-touch blending feature also makes it very easy to use.
- It is relatively small in size and will therefore not clutter kitchen counter
- Once you finish your morning smoothie, you can reuse the bottle throughout the day to stay well-hydrated
- The ‘sport’ bottle is quite narrow and this may hinder the topmost ingredients from coming into contact with the blades at the bottom.
3. Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-function Blender
This unique 700W blender has 12 different blending functions to suit the users specific choice of ingredients and the desired consistency of the finished product. The large 40oz blending jar is BPA free and dishwasher safe. The bottom of the base has an area in which the cord fits perfectly enabling safe and tidy storage.
- The bottom of the jar is wide enough to allow hassle-free cleaning.
- It is rather noisy while in operation
- It has quite a number of buttons and you may, therefore, need some time to understand exactly what each button does.
2. Ninja Master Prep Blender chopper and food processor
This blender comprises a 400W power pod which when paired with the 48oz pitcher or 16oz chopper bowl, works well to create perfect creamy smoothies. It has a splash-guard to ensure your kitchen counters remain mess-free. The containers are conveniently sized and come with storage lids to keep your smoothies fresh for a longer period.
- The containers are durable, conveniently sized and dishwasher-safe.
- The blades are very sharp. This means that one must exercise extreme caution when cleaning the appliance to avoid serious cuts.
- The motor and blades are at the top. This means that you cannot add ingredients continuously during the blending process
1. Ninja Professional Blender
This is a high-performance powerful blender. Equipped with the Ninja Total crushing blades, this blender is guaranteed to prepare your smoothies and juices in a just a few seconds. This best-seller comes with an extra-large 72-ounce BPA-free jar suitable for preparing large quantities of drinks and smoothies.
- It is very powerful and effective at crushing all kinds of ingredients
- It is relatively quieter than other brands of blenders available
- It takes up a larger area of storage space
Whatever brand you eventually settle on, these ten blenders are certain to deliver optimum utility. The perfect blender is that which fulfills your personal requirements. While many may opt for the smaller personal-sized blenders, others may be looking for larger varieties for commercial use. All in all, purchasing any of these ten blenders will prove to be a worthwhile investment.