Updated December 17, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Blenders For Ice

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Anybody who has ever tried making a shake or frozen margarita with the average home blender knows that it can be nearly impossible to get a perfectly smooth, shard-free consistency. These high-powered models don't suffer from that problem. They can all liquefy the hardest of ingredients, even those fibrous foods other machines can't handle. We've included both commercial and residential options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best blender for ice on Amazon.

10. Breville BBL620

9. BlendWorks Pro Series

8. Hamilton Beach 58870

7. Oster Counterforms

6. Cleanblend 2001

5. Vitamix 5200

4. Hamilton Beach Tempest

3. Blendtec Total Classic

2. Ninja Mega Kitchen System

1. Vitamix Professional Series 750

Editor's Notes

December 17, 2018:

We are very aware of the fact that in order to effectively crush ice, blenders need very powerful motors. For that reason, we only included the mightiest of models. Unfortunately, that meant there was often a trade off in aesthetics, since the most effective options often feature a somewhat commercial design. We did our best to balance style with functionality to bring you the best of both worlds.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on December 17, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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