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Compare the Best BlendersOctober 2020

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique blenders rating which considers: 2,800 US prices • 3,400 expert & user reviews • 1,500 product comparisons • 22 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Brentwood JB199

3 Reviews
Huge bowl capacity Ice crushing function
Huge bowl capacity
Ice crushing function

$24.25

8L
Info
240W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Nov 2016
#2

87

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Ninja BL450

251 Reviews
Ice crushing function Pulse function  Dishwasher‑proof parts 
Ice crushing function
Pulse function
Dishwasher‑proof parts

$39.99

0.65L
Info
900W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
$71
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
#3

86

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Braun MultiQuick 9 5

 
EasyClick System  SPLASHControl Technology  POWERBell Plus 
EasyClick System
SPLASHControl Technology
POWERBell Plus

$34.20

0.5L
Info
750W
Info
Immersion
Info
(Unknown)
Info
Aug 2017
#4

85

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Braun Multiquick 7

 
Soup function  Pulse function  15 speed levels
Soup function
Pulse function
15 speed levels

$44.99

1.25L
Info
1,000W
Info
Immersion
Info
Info
$79
Over 10 years
Feb 2019
#5

85

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Brentwood JB191

 

$14.99

0.4L
Info
180W
Info
Tabletop
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Info
(Unknown)
Aug 2017
#6

84

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Braun MQ3025

 

$39.99

0.6L
Info
700W
Info
Immersion
Info
Info
Sep 2017
#7

84

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KitchenAid KSB1575

 

$68.65

1.7L
Info
550W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Aug 2014
#8

84

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Ninja QB3000

203 Reviews

$36.95

0.45L
Info
1,000W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Oct 2016
#9

84

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Brentwood HB33BK

 

$22.46

(Unknown)
Info
200W
Info
Immersion
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Aug 2017
#10

84

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Braun MQ

 

$34.97

0.5L
Info
750W
Info
Immersion
Info
Info
Aug 2014
#11

84

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Ninja BL480D

 

$49.00

0.65L
Info
1,000W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
$79
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
#12

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Brentwood SM1200B

 

$22.00

0.44L
Info
100W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2018
#13

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Brentwood JB195

 

$24.99

0.5L
Info
300W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Aug 2017
#14

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Braun MQ100

373 Reviews

$44.95

0.6L
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450W
Info
Immersion
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Info
(Unknown)
Jul 2016
#15

84

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Blendtec Classic 575

34 Reviews

$235.00

(Unknown)
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2,100W
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Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#16

84

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Cuisinart SPB650GW

1 Review

$69.99

1.9L
Info
650W
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Tabletop
Info
Info
Oct 2016
#17

83

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Braun Base MultiQuick 9

 

$177.99

0.6L
Info
1,000W
Info
Immersion
Info
Info
$79
Over 10 years
Apr 2019
#18

83

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KitchenAid KHB1231

 

$29.99

1L
Info
200W
Info
Immersion
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Apr 2018
#19

83

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Ninja QB900

 

$31.00

1L
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400W
Info
Tabletop
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Info
(Unknown)
Mar 2017

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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 KitchenAid with an average rating of 92%. Compare all award winning blenders.

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#1
KitchenAid Blenders 31 $30 - $492
92%
2 reviews
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Bosch Blenders 62 $60 - $219
91%
11 reviews
#3
Braun Blenders 40 $34 - $310
88%
408 reviews
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Ninja Blenders 31 $31 - $331
85%
580 reviews
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Philips Blenders 60 $35 - $388
82%
101 reviews
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Kenwood Blenders 38 $47 - $299
81%
7 reviews
#7
Tefal Blenders 37 $35 - $70
79%
385 reviews
#8
Russell Hobbs Blenders 28 $19 - $124
76%
212 reviews
#9
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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.

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 $17 to $1,344 and in total we found prices for 166 blenders. A new blender costs on average $167 and 80% of blenders are priced between $26 and $389. The cheapest blender that we found is the Girmi MX01 at only $17, and the most expensive is the Vitamix 36019 at $1,344.

Blender Brands - Price Range

Waring blenders range in price from $110 to $1,069, and the highest average blender price out of all brands is Waring blenders with an average price of $541.

WMF blenders range in price from $252 to $860, and the average price of WMF blenders is $501 which is the second highest average price of all blender brands.

The average price of Vitamix blenders is $500 which is the third highest average price of all blender brands. Vitamix blenders start at $249 and their most expensive blender costs $1,344.

Blender Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 38 expert reviews and 2,623 user reviews for blenders and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of blender. The top three blender brands are KitchenAid, Bosch and Braun. KitchenAid has an average rating of 92%, Bosch has an average rating of 91% and Braun has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest Blender Retailers

We found 156 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 68 current offers for blenders. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 56 current blender offers.

When Are Most New Blenders Released?

We couldn't see any clear trend in the release dates for new blenders over the last 3 years. 10 new blenders were released in April 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new blender releases. The biggest month in 2018 for new blender releases was November, with 32 new blenders released that month. November was also the biggest month in 2017 for new blenders, with 48 new blenders released that month.

How Fast Do Blender Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, blenders drop in price by 4% on average.

That means a saving of $6 on a typical $167 new blender if you wait 6 months before buying.

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 8L. The bowl capacities of the majority of blenders range from 0.4L to 0.7L. The blender with the biggest bowl capacity is the Brentwood JB199, which is an 8L bowl capacity blender and is on sale for $24.25. The Blendjet One, which is available at $29.95, 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.

The power of blenders range from 56W to 6,700W. The power of most blenders range from 300W to 500W. The blender with the biggest power is the KitchenAid KSB7068FP, which is a 2,609W blender and sells for $349.00. The WMF 04, which currently retails for $860.33, has the smallest power and is a 65W blender.

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.

Amongst new blenders, the most common type is tabletop. We found 634 blenders that are tabletop blenders. The second most common type amongst new blenders is immersion. We found 383 blenders that are immersion blenders.

Colours

We found 403 blenders that are blenders that have a black coloured, which makes this the most common colour amongst new blenders. The second most frequently found colour amongst new blenders is white. We found 344 blenders that are blenders that have a white coloured.

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. 131 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. 84% of their blender prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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