The 10 Best Commercial Blenders

Updated October 24, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

10 Best Commercial Blenders
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We spent 43 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Perfect for pulverizing ice, fruits, vegetables, and whatever else you may need reduced to a smooth puree, these commercial blenders have the juice to handle daily duty in bars and restaurants. Of course, if you're the kind of person who likes to host a lot of garden parties and barbecues, you might want to try one at home for smoothies and daiquiris, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best commercial blender on Amazon.

10. Hamilton Beach HBB908

This Hamilton Beach HBB908 keeps things simple for its users: it has two speed settings, and that's it. It pulverizes ice and is perfect for use in a bar that makes specialty drinks like daiquiris and margaritas, but it would benefit from a pulse function.
  • durable rubber clutch
  • motor may produce a burning smell
  • 44-ounce container is a bit small
Brand Hamilton Beach
Model HBB908
Weight 7.1 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

9. LA Vegan Shark

With a variable speed dial as well as a timer function that allows for up to 5 minutes of continuous operation, the LA Vegan Shark is a versatile option that does not sacrifice on speed. It boasts 2,200 watts of power and a 100% pure copper motor that reaches 35,000 RPM.
  • good value for the price
  • magnetic safety auto-off technology
  • struggles a bit with ice chunks
Brand LA Vegan
Model 0000005
Weight 13.8 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

8. Oster Versa RV0

The Oster Versa RV0 has a variable speed control dial as well as three preprogrammed buttons designed for soups, smoothies, and dips and spreads. It comes with a sturdy tamper to help keep the mix moving while its powerful motor does the hard work.
  • includes two recipe books
  • blade reaches speeds of 250 mph
  • jar gaskets break down over time
Brand Oster
Model BLSTVB-RV0-000
Weight 14.8 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

7. Waring Xtreme Hi-Power

The Waring Xtreme Hi-Power is a fast, powerful, and effective machine capable of making anything from pureed soups to super creamy smoothies. Its 64-ounce capacity and 3.5 peak horsepower motor will be valuable assets to any commercial kitchen.
  • dual toggle switch control
  • removable clear cover cap
  • would benefit from a sound enclosure
Brand Waring
Model MX1000XTX
Weight 17.8 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

6. Ninja Professional 1000

The Ninja Professional 1000 has an extra-large 72-ounce carafe that's 100% dishwasher safe, so you can blend away all day and wash your hands of the cleanup. It includes a safety feature that prevents its blades from spinning unless the lid is secured.
  • cup and oz measurements on pitcher
  • pouring spout built into lid
  • plastic components crack easily
Brand SharkNinja
Model BL610
Weight 9.5 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

5. Cleanblend 3HP 1800-Watt

The Cleanblend 3HP 1800-Watt comes with a virtually unbreakable, 64-ounce, BPA-free container, and a stainless steel blade assembly with sealed ball bearing control, so it's a smooth, strong, and reliable machine. It is backed by a 5-year warranty.
  • long tamper wand for smoother blends
  • variable speed dial and pulse switch
  • some units have sharp plastic edges
Brand Cleanblend
Model 2001
Weight 11 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Cuisinart CBT-2000 Hurricane Pro

The Cuisinart CBT-2000 Hurricane Pro has a 3.5 horsepower motor that makes short work of pulverizing almost any mix of ingredients. Its blade speed ranges from 1,500 RPM all the way up to 30,000 RPM when you activate its Turbo Boost option.
  • allows for adjustment to its presets
  • automatic load sensing technology
  • impressive 10-year warranty on motor
Brand Cuisinart
Model CBT-2000
Weight 14.4 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Blendtec Total

The Blendtec Total packs a 1,560-watt motor into its relatively compact, angular base. With that much juice behind its stainless steel blades, virtually any ingredients can be reduced to a pulp at its remarkable speeds of up to 29,000 RPM.
  • covered by an 8-year warranty
  • corners on jar make for easy pouring
  • self-monitors against overheating
Brand Blendtec
Model TB-621-20
Weight 10.1 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. Jamba Appliances 58916

The Jamba Appliances 58916 is a good choice for a smaller restaurant or a B&B where diners sit close to the kitchen. It blends with ferocity but, thanks to its fully enclosed Quiet Shield design, it's almost inaudible in the next room.
  • comes with 20- and 32-oz containers
  • simple one-dial control
  • works with both wet and dry foods
Brand Jamba Appliances
Model 58916
Weight 11.9 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Vitamix Professional Series 750

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 can be found in restaurant kitchens and behind coffee shop counters all across America, thanks to its reliable power and sturdy construction. It can make many smoothies or shakes at a time in its 64-ounce container.
  • impressively quiet for its power
  • self-cleaning mode
  • made in cleveland ohio since 1921
Brand Vitamix
Model 1957
Weight 19.5 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

Blending With Powers Beyond Science

The blender as we know it is a pretty simple machine. A motor turns at one half of a coupling. The other half of that coupling is the underside of a blade assembly that seals into the base of a pitcher.

Fill the pitcher up with goodies and watch as the power of the motor translates through the coupling and into the blades that pulverize the food.

Sounds easy enough, right? Sure, if we're talking about bananas and milk, maybe even a little ice cream. But you can eat those things with great ease. Your blender doesn't need to be much more powerful or better designed for mastication than that meager mouth of yours.

Go on out to the grocery store and get yourself some whole kale, coffee beans, and frozen pineapple. Come home and try to chew on a mouthful of that. Suddenly, we need more power don't we? We need a better design.

The professional versions of this rather rudimentary blender breakdown take those basic elements and superpower them. It's kind of like taking Wolverine, who was already pretty awesome–what with the whole regenerative invincibility thing he had going on–, and coating his skeleton with adamantium.

To be clear, I don't mean to imply that any of these blenders has an adamantium blade. That would be silly. What almost all of them do have are supercharged motors, steel blade assemblies, shatter-resistant containers, and solid warranties.

The SUV Of Kitchen Appliances?

Here's an interesting question: Do you own a restaurant, smoothie shop, or coffee house?

You don't need to be a business owner to deserve and get a lot of great use out of a commercial blender, but it doesn't hurt to know what you're going to be using it for and how often you plan on using it.

You might be tempted to consider the more expensive blenders on this list the way that I consider most SUVs on the road.

They're functional vehicles that can do more than almost any other cars, but the most off-roading they ever see is sand that the wind blows from the beach onto the roads nearest the ocean. In other words, people buy them because they can do things for which those people will never use them.

This is often true of SUVs, but it isn't true of these blenders.

In the spirit of honesty, I should divulge that I worked for one of these blender companies in what increasingly seems to have been a former life. One thing I noticed from my interactions with our customers is that the features and capabilities that most customers didn't even know about when they bought the machine became some of their favorite applications.

People would buy a machine just to get their kids to drink some kale that the other blenders couldn't handle, and they'd find themselves making their own peanut butter and cooking soups as much as anything else.

Now, if you're on a budget, and you're not terribly interested in anything but those smoothies, you might survive a purchase lower on our list.

If, however, you're doing this research because you've decided it's time to make a serious investment in your health and your kitchen–or you do, in fact, have a professional shop–, you need to go home with number one or number three.

The Blender Of My Childhood

If you had asked me when I was a teenager when the first blender came out, I probably would have said that it premiered some time in the 70s or 80s, since we very clearly had history's first blender in our kitchen.

It was loud, weak, and overly complicated. Also, teenagers don't have any perspective.

Little did I know that the first blenders arrived in the early 20s, an invention by Stephen Poplawski that he sold to drug stores for the purpose of making malted milkshakes.

Not long after that, the Vitamix hit the market, introducing an incredible amount of power into the blending field.

The biggest problem with the Vitamix in those days was that it had a steel container, so you couldn't see what was going on inside it.

Competitors cut every corner imaginable, but added the benefit of a glass container, and the blender wars were born.

Now, you can get a dozen different blenders with a thousand different features, and nearly none of them will do the simple things you want them to do.

That is, with the notable exception of our recommended machines.



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Last updated on October 24, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

Ezra is a writer, photographer, creative producer, designer, and record label-operator from New York City. He's traveled around the world and ended up back where he started, though he's constantly threatening to leave again.


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