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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique blenders rating which considers: 2,200 US prices • 14,000 expert & user reviews • 1,500 product comparisons • 13 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1
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AEG SB 9300

12 Reviews

$214.12

2.2L
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1,190W
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Tabletop
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$130
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
#2
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KitchenAid KSB6060BM

44 Reviews

$269.00

2.6L
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2,237W
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Tabletop
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$240
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
#3
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Ninja BL740

$169.00

2.12L
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1,100W
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Tabletop
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$120
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#4
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Ninja NJ600

381 Reviews

$40.00

2L
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1,000W
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Tabletop
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$110
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#5
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Black & Decker PB1002

68 Reviews

$30.99

0.5L
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275W
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Tabletop
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
#6
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Cuisinart CBT‑1000

7 Reviews

$124.95

1.9L
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1,000W
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Tabletop
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$110
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
#7
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Ninja BL640

26 Reviews

$119.00

2L
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1,100W
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Tabletop
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$120
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#8
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Braun MQ735

$74.79

0.5L
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750W
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Immersion
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(Unknown)
Jul 2012
#9
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Cuisinart CPB380

$70.00

0.909L
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745W
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Tabletop
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$81
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
#10
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Ninja BL492UK

260 Reviews

$74.99

1.13L
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1,200W
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Tabletop
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$130
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#11
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Ninja NN310MM

1 Review

$58.00

0.9L
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400W
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Tabletop
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
#12
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Hamilton Beach 51101B

22 Reviews

$16.00

0.397L
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175W
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Tabletop
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(Unknown)
Apr 2012
#13
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Ninja QB3000

477 Reviews

$60.00

0.45L
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1,000W
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Tabletop
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$110
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#14
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Ninja QB1004

95 Reviews

$35.00

1.13L
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450W
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Tabletop
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
#15
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Ninja BL770

71 Reviews

$129.99

2.04L
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1,500W
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Tabletop
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$160
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
#16
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Cuisinart SPB‑10CH

1 Review
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$78.99

1.5L
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600W
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Tabletop
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(Unknown)
Dec 2016
#17
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Maxi‑Matic EHB‑1000

$13.46

n/a
200W
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Immersion
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
#18
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Swan SP21040HON

$50.37

n/a
800W
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Immersion
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$87
Over 10 years
May 2016
#19
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Ninja BL660WM

139 Reviews

$66.00

2L
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1,100W
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Tabletop
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$120
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#20
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Brentwood JB199

3 Reviews

$24.25

n/a
240W
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Tabletop
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016

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What Are The Best Blender Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every blender and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated blender brand is Braun with an average rating of 87%. Compare all award winning blenders.

Rank Brand Number of Blenders Price Range Average Rating
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Braun Blenders 39 $45 - $143
87%
670 reviews
#2
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Ninja Blenders 28 $28 - $250
85%
5,030 reviews
#3
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Philips Blenders 55 $51 - $723
84%
690 reviews
#4
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KitchenAid Blenders 26 $21 - $330
83%
1,058 reviews
#5
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Bosch Blenders 53 $30 - $474
81%
193 reviews
#6
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Kenwood Blenders 30 $133 - $220
80%
7 reviews
#7
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Tefal Blenders 26
79%
1,194 reviews
#8
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Russell Hobbs Blenders 25 $108 - $358
78%
433 reviews
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Morphy Richards Blenders 27
74%
59 reviews

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7500
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are vastly
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MMBH4P3W
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$424.99
$49 cheaper
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$438.99
$284 cheaper
One more award
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$249.99
$64 cheaper
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$195 cheaper
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$313.81
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$498.01
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$249.99
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$375.99
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are a lot
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5200
$517.77
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$210.00
$308 cheaper
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$439.23
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$438.99
One more award
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Better brand
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$313.81
$125 cheaper
Newer by 11
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$74.79
$18 cheaper
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CSB-100
$93.09
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between immersion and tabletop blenders?
AAn immersion blender is a stand-alone blending unit that is lowered directly into mixes (such as soups) to blend them. Tabletop blenders have their own bowl and a fixed blending unit attached.
QWhat is a 'pulse function'?
APulse turns the blender on for very short periods at full power, allowing you to make the finishing touches to mixes, or blend stubborn parts of a mixture.
QWhat is a 'chopper' attachment?
AA chopper attachment consists of a small jar, into which you place fresh herbs and leaves. The blender is attached to the jar, and chops the herbs into small pieces for cooking.

Blender Buying Guide

Blenders are kitchen appliances which use high-speed rotating blades to cut and puree foods into liquids. They can be used in both food prep (i.e - reducing tomatoes to a puree for sauce) or for making smoothies and juices from fruits and vegetables.

There are two main types of blenders on the market - handheld/immersion and tabletop:

Handheld/immersion blenders: these appliances consist of a ‘wand’ with blades on one end, which is held and lowered directly into the food to be blended (hence the name 'immersion blender', since they are immersed in the food). Because they don’t have a bowl, they are far smaller and easier to store, and are usually cheaper. However, because they are lowered directly into the ingredients, they lack the splash guards of tabletop blenders. Therefore greater care has to be taken when using them, so you don’t end up covering your kitchen in tomato sauce! Because they are smaller and lack several safety features (such as guards) they tend to be less powerful than tabletop models.

Tabletop blenders: unlike handheld models, tabletop blenders have their own separate bowl into which the ingredients are poured and blended. They have a splash guard that is placed over the top to prevent accidents and stop liquid being fired everywhere. These models of blenders tend to be more powerful and capable of reducing harder ingredients to liquid, but come at a cost: tabletop blenders take up more room than their handheld brethren, and are often more expensive. They also generate more cleaning, since the bowl and the blades will have to be cleaned every time its used.

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Capacity

This attribute only applies to tabletop blenders, but is an important consideration - the bowl capacity will determine how much food/liquid can be blended at one time. Blended capacities vary considerably - some models have large bowls/jugs that can hold several litres of liquid at a time, while others can only hold a single serving of liquid - enough for a single smoothie or juice, but impractical for larger kitchen use. Which brings us to...

Juicers/Smoothie Makers/Nutribullets

Juicers, smoothie makers and Nutribullets are a special subset of blenders that specialise in blending fruit and veg into single-serving liquids. They are extremely good for this purpose, often coming bundled with a special cup to make transferring/transporting the smoothies as easy as possible. Some even use the cup itself as the blending jug, blending the ingredients directly into the cup for efficiency.

While they excel in this specific function, customers should be wary of buying them for larger kitchen use - because of their single-serving capacity, they wouldn’t be efficient when cooking for families, and you may end up having to blend ingredients in batches. Moreover, because the are generally made to blend soft fruit and veg, the power level and blades are not as powerful as less specialised models. This means that using a smoothie maker for general kitchen use may end up breaking the blades or overtaxing the motor, leading to a broken appliance.

Lastly, because these appliances (especially Nutribullets) are aimed at the healthy eating and exercise crowd, they tend to be more expensive than standard blenders, even though they may have a smaller capacity or fewer features. So when choosing a blender, think carefully what you’re going to use it for, and maybe look towards a standard kitchen blender if you intend to make anything apart from smoothies and juices.

Blenders and mixers tend to be used interchangably as names for kitchen appliances used for reducing food and ingredients, but blenders tend to be faster and more powerful, focussed on reducing to pure liquid rather than creating an even mix. This is what makes them good for soups or smoothies

Power Level

All our blenders have a power rating, measured in Watts (W). The higher the power level, the more efficient the appliances will be at blending. This in turn leads to smoother liquids, fewer chunks, and better results!

Many of the models on our site also have multiple speed settings. Often this can little more than low or high, but is crucial for getting the best results from harder ingredients, or crushing ice to make cocktails and frozen smoothies.

Easy-to-Clean

Finally, given that blending is inherently a rather messy business, you will have to clean your blender after every use. Therefore it may be helpful to check that your chosen model is marked as easy-to-clean, meaning that it has been designed for stress-free cleaning. Some models are even safe to put in the dishwasher, making them extremely easy to clean and take care of.

Blender Retailers, Prices and Features

Blender Prices

Blenders range in price from $13 to $1,043 and in total we found prices for 186 blenders. A new blender costs on average $162 and 80% of blenders are priced between $21 and $439. The most expensive blender that we found is the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center 5200 at $1,042, and the cheapest is the Maxi-Matic EHB1000BL at only $13.

Blender Brands - Price Range

The average price of Waring blenders is $692 which is the highest average price of all blender brands. Waring blenders range in price from $399 to $985.

Moulinex blenders range in price from $304 to $808, and the average price of Moulinex blenders is $556 which is the second highest average price of all blender brands.

The third highest average blender price out of all brands is Vitamix blenders with an average price of $494. Vitamix blenders start at $270 and their most expensive blender costs $1,042.

Blender Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 86 expert reviews and 13,009 user reviews for blenders and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of blender. The top rated blender brand is Braun with an average rating of 87%. The second best brand is Ninja with 85% and the third best brand is Philips with 84%.

Biggest Blender Retailers

We found 208 current offers for blenders from eBay making it the biggest blender retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Walmart for whom we found 73 current offers for blenders. The third biggest retailer is Amazon US with 70 current blender offers.

When Are Most New Blenders Released?

The most common period for new blenders to be released in is between October and November. If you wait until October 2019 then you might be able to get better features on your blender. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current blenders cheaper in October once the latest models have been released. 30 new blenders were released in November 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new blender releases. In 2017 most new blenders were released in November as well, with 48 new blenders released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new blender releases was October, with 98 new blenders released that month.

How Fast Do Blender Prices Drop After Release?

New blenders drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new blender costing $162, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $6.

Bowl Capacities

'Bowl Capacity' denotes the capacity of the main bowl of the blender, measured in litres (L).

Across the range of blenders, the bowl capacities range from 0.12L to 7L. The bowl capacities of the majority of blenders range from 0.4L to 0.7L. The Waring CB15, which currently retails for $985.00, has the biggest bowl capacity and is a 4.5L bowl capacity blender. The Hamilton Beach 51101, which currently retails for $17.99, has the smallest bowl capacity and is a 0.3L bowl capacity blender.

A larger capacity bowl fitted to your blender means that a larger amount of ingredients can be processed and mixed at once, meaning the appliance is more efficient and can be used for larger cookery tasks.

Power

'Power' represents the power level of the blender, measured in watts.

Across the range of blenders, the power range from 56W to 6,700W. The power of most blenders range from 300W to 500W. The blender with the biggest power is the Cuisinart CBT2000, which is a 2,609W blender and is available at $168.00. The blender with the smallest power is the Russell Hobbs 22220, which is a 70W blender and is available at $109.50.

A larger power level means that the motor in the blender is more powerful, leading to faster and more efficient mixing.

Types

There are two main types of blender: tabletop blenders that sit on your kitchen worktop and blender inside a glass jug, and immersion blenders that are handheld devices that can be immersed into bowls or saucepans to blend the contents.

The most popular type amongst new blenders is tabletop. We found 565 blenders that are tabletop blenders. The second most frequently found type amongst new blenders is immersion. We found 342 blenders that are immersion blenders.

Available Colours

We found 355 blenders that are blenders that have a black coloured, which makes black the most popular colour amongst new blenders. We found 319 blenders that are blenders that have a white coloured, making white the second most common colour amongst new blenders.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Blenders?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying blenders. For each retailer it shows the total number of blenders where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying blenders. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 166 of their blender prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Blenders for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for blenders by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of blender prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's blender prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 79.8% of their blender prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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