The 10 Best Blenders For Smoothies

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in December of 2018. If you like to whip up delicious homemade smoothies on a regular basis, you need a machine with plenty of power to pulverize your fruits, vegetables, and ice so that you can achieve that perfect, uniform consistency without any chunks or grittiness to spoil the finished results. Our list of blenders includes a wide range of models designed to fit into any budget and suit all needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Vitamix Ascent Series

2. Ninja Professional

3. Cleanblend Commercial

Editor's Notes

August 20, 2020:

When it comes to the types and consistency of various foods, people are particular about their likes and dislikes. As that sentiment relates to a blender, many home chefs will appreciate versatility in this type of kitchen tool, assuming it offers performance close to that of a commercial-quality machine. For that reason, we've done our homework to find the most appropriate options that provide a balance of power, efficiency, and features that enable you to prepare smoothies and much more from the comfort of your own home. We've also maintained several picks that are well suited for professional use as well.

We've removed the Sboly Personal, Homgeek, and TT Life Portable models due to availability concerns.

Newly-added this year are the Vitamix Ascent Series and Ninja Professional, the former of which is capable of automatically detecting the type of container being used and adjusting its blending time accordingly, while the latter comes with two travel cups and a convenient single-serve function.

Both the Cleanblend Commercial and Blendtec Professional 800 are testament to the fact that blenders don't have to be boring or limited in their range of functionality. In addition to smoothies, these models can whip up anything from ice cream and soups to thick bread dough. The latter option also includes a plastic enclosure to muffle the noise come from its motor. I can't tell you how many times I've walked into a Jamba Juice and have practically begged for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones just to hear myself think long enough to get my order in at the cash register. But I guess that's just part of the experience of going into a loud juice bar.

We've also included the Instant Ace Nova this year, as its internal heating element can be used to make thick soups. This is an effective alternative to simply using the friction generated by rapidly-spinning blades to generate that heat. I also thought the included strainer bag was a nice touch for making different kinds of oat and nut milks.

For the busy commuter, the Oster My Blend definitely comes in handy, as you can blend and go using the same container. Its lid hook makes it easy to carry, but I wouldn't recommend storing this thing in your backpack when it's full.

January 07, 2019:

Most of the blenders on our list are designed for home use, but we also included a few that can stand up to the demands of a commercial kitchen, like the Vitamix Professional-Grade and the Blendtec Designer Series. We also chose the TTLife Portable and the Sboly Personal for users looking for models that produce single servings.

Special Honors

Omcan Santos 62 The notably expensive Omcan Santos 62 is equipped with an energy-efficient, quietly-running brushless motor, hard ceramic blade, illuminated control panel, LCD interface, and 30 preprogrammed recipes for a variety of smoothies, milkshakes, and iced coffees, making it a dependable option for busy juice bars, fast food establishments, and hotels. Its sound enclosure and pitcher are both removable for cleaning and it has a built-in USB port for accepting software updates and committing new recipes to its internal memory.

KitchenAid KSBC1B2BM Good for small restaurants and cafes, the KitchenAid KSBC1B2BM is a commercial-grade blender with a three-horsepower motor, 60-ounce BPA-free container, and variable timer control with a countdown range between five and 60 seconds. This one also offers high, medium, and low speed settings and comes with a six-foot detachable power cord.

4. Blendtec Professional 800

5. Instant Ace Nova

6. Vitamix 5200

7. Cuisinart Hurricane

8. Oster My Blend

9. Calphalon Auto-Speed

10. Oster Pro 1200

Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on August 26, 2020 by Jeff Newburgh

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