Update, Jan 21, 2013: We’ve updated the Top 10 Blender list to reflect new machines on the market.
Companies produce blenders for making everything from frosty margaritas to healthy smoothies, from grinding coffee beans to chopping onions. Because they are so beneficial to kitchens, it’s important to pick out the one that will suit your needs. There is no such thing as the best or perfect blender. It all depends on your requirements – whether its a plastic or stainless-steel carafe; push-button, dial, or touchpad controls; separate ice-crushing and pulse switches, cordless or countertop, or combined food processor.
So what we’ve done for you is put together a list of the top 10 blenders sorted by the best-selling models. We also made a note of the average user rating, in many cases the best selling machines also have some of the highest user ratings. Prices for the machines on this top 10 blenders list range from a low of $25 up to $500.
1. Vitamix 1363/1364/1365/1709 CIA Professional Countertop Blender
This versatile Vitamix CIA Blender makes it easy to create smoothies, ice cream, appetizers, soups and dressings amongst many other creations. This appliance can multitask so that you can make professional dishes just like the celebrities do.
2. Blendtec Total Blender
The Blendtec Total Blender has enough power to turn ice into the consistency of snow, which means you won’t find large chunks of ice in your smoothies or other drinks. It is the all-in-one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, milkshakes, margaritas,ice cream, soups, sauces, dressings, salsas and more!
3. VitaMix 1710 Professional Series 500 Countertop Blender
This blender is the perfect appliance for mixing, chopping, blending, puréeing and much more since it comes equipped with a commercial grade horsepower motor. Its stainless steel blade is able to crush ice in only a few seconds and then process whole food mixtures with its patented tamper.
4. KitchenAid KSB560 5-Speed Artisan Countertop Blender
The KitchenAid KSB560 5-Speed Artisan Countertop Blender is not only strikingly attractive, but also outstanding in performance. They are durable blenders designed for easy cleanup and make mixing up pesto, smoothies, drinks, soups etc. a simple process.
5. Waring Pro PBB Series Professional Food and Beverage Blender
The Waring Pro PBB Series Professional Food and Beverage Blender sports a design that makes it look sleek and stylish for any modern kitchen. It comes equipped with 390 watt commercial grade motor which has more power than what most home kitchen needs.
6. Cuisinart CBT-1000 PowerEdge 1000-Watt Blender
The Cuisinart CBT-1000 PowerEdge 1000-Watt Blender has a fashionable and compact design, and comes with a very sturdy die-cast metal base, which helps to keep the blender from moving when it’s on. This blender has a powerful 1000 watt motor, which is able to crush ice and frozen fruit easily.
7. Ninja Kitchen System 1100 Blender
The Ninja Kitchen System 1100 Blender is high-powered blender with a sleek design and outstanding performance. It has a 1100 watt motor, which has more power than what most home kitchen needs. It is suitable for crushing ice and frozen fruit into a smooth mixed drink.
8. Waring Pro Professional Bar Blender
The Waring Pro Professional Bar Blender has a sleek design, which will look good in any modern kitchen. The lid has a measuring cap built into it, which allows you to add ingredients to your mixture while the blender is running. The blender has a 500 watt motor, which is powerful enough to easily crush ice and frozen fruit.
9. Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender, Chopper & Ice Crusher
The Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender, Chopper & Ice Crusher has a compact sleek design, which fits into any kitchen. The 450 watt motor of the blender is powerful enough to quickly crushing ice and frozen fruit. It comes with three different containers, which all have storage lids. The storage lids are a unique feature that makes cleanup very simple.
10. Oster BVLB07-Z 3-Speed 2-in-1 Blender/Food-Processor
The Oster BVLB07-Z Blender/Food-Processor has a compact and fashionable design, which will definitely save space and look great in your kitchen. The blender is powered with a 600 watt motor, which is capable of chopping ice, fruits, and vegetables, efficiently making smoothies and other mixed drinks.
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