Blenders are one of the most versatile appliances in a home kitchen. They can be used to chop ingredients for a meal, blend a frozen cocktail, or create healthy smoothies and juices. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for the perfect gift for a health-conscious friend, these blenders offer great value for money. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly blender or a blender that will last for decades, these top-rated blenders are the best of the best.
1. Ninja Master Prep (QB900B)
Check out a video of the Ninja Master Prep in action in the player above. It gives you a good sense of how quickly this blender breaks down fruits and veggies, and it also gives you a good idea of how loud the blender is when in operation.
The Ninja Master Prep blender system comes with a single power pod, along with a 16 ounce chopper bowl and a 48 ounce pitcher. The power pod has a single blend speed, and operates on a one-touch pulse control, giving you a lot of control over how quickly ingredients are combined.
Price: $33.99 (32 percent off MSRP)
2. Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Blender/Mixer System
Learn more about the NutriBullet Pro 900 in the video above.
The NutriBullet Pro 900 is a great blender for people who prize easy clean-up, multiple cup sizes, and the ability to make extremely creamy juices and smoothies. It has a powerful motor, and it is simple to operate. The somewhat small size of the blender cups makes this ideal for single people or small families, but it may not have the capacity that larger families crave.
Looking for a cheaper version of the NutriBullet? Check out our guide to the best juicers, which features the regular NutriBullet, not the NutriBullet Pro 900.
Price: $116.99 (10 percent off MSRP)
3. Blendtec Designer Series Blender
Blendtec is arguably best known for their online series “Will It Blend?” In this web series, the Blentec team puts their blenders to the test with crazy objects that were never designed to go in a home blender, like smartphones and tablets. You can see a Blendtec Blender attempting to blend an iPhone 6 Plus in the video above.
The Blendtec Designer Series blender is commercial-quality, with a 1,560-watt motor. One of its best features is the ability to automatically detect the optimum blend speed for what is inside the blend cup. If the blades come to a stop due to too much resistance, the unit automatically shuts down.
Price: $449.95 (32 percent of MSRP)
4. Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker
Wondering how easy it is to break down and clean this blender?
South Park parodies aside, this is a pretty great blender if you’re primarily looking for something to make cocktails with. The Margaritaville blender is one of the top-rated blenders on Amazon. If icy, slushy drinks are the only thing you plan to use a blender for, this is probably the best blender for your needs.
Price: $180.55 (21 percent off MSRP)
Find more Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker reviews and product information here.
5. Vitamix 1709 CIA Professional Series
Check out an unboxing video of this blender in the video above.
The Vitamix is widely considered to the the best blender on the market. People love how versatile this blender can be, using it for making soups, salsa, nut butters, smoothies, and desserts. This is a variable speed blender, and its a great model for anyone who spends way too much time watching Top Chef and wants to have professional-grade equipment.
Price: $498.95 (17 percent off MSRP)