Top-10 Best Blenders 2022
These powerful machines can make smoothies and soups, nut butters and sauces, as well as salsas and dressings.
Blenders are able to blend vegetables into soups, smash nuts into butter and whip up dressings and sauces for silky emulsifications. They can also chop ingredients into salsas and make smoothies. Blenders are as common as a stove or microwave. There are many options, so I sought out pros and amateur cooks to help me narrow down the vast array.
Vitamix is the best blender brand. Many people I spoke to own different models of Vitamix. They are the brand that is most loved and will last a lifetime. There are many other options for blenders that can be used with regularity. If you aren’t willing to spend so much, or live in an limited space, there are lots of other options.
Best less expensive | Best even less expensive | Best manual | Best small | Best large Best for smoothies | Best quiet | Most stylish | Best immersion | Best overall
What we are looking for
Capacity I have listed the maximum capacity of each blender in this category. You will need to consider what you intend to use the blender for. For example, if you are going to make salad dressings or blend smoothies for several people, you might want a smaller size.
Manual or automatic:Some blenders in this list have predetermined settings, which allows you to simply click and go. Some blenders are manual and you must monitor the entire process.
Size These machines can be bulky so you need to think about where you will store them and how you intend to plug them in. Below are the dimensions for each model.
Best blender overall
Vitamix Professional Series, 750 Blender $559
$630 Now 11% Off
Vitamix offers many blender options, as I mentioned before. On the lowest end, there’s the Green Kitchen Stories founder David Frenkiel, and Sophia Roe, a recipe developer. Frenkiel states that if any part of the blender is damaged or ceases to function properly, they will replace it. It’s also smaller than most, and can be buried under regular kitchen cabinets.
This blender is industry-standard, and can be found in most professional kitchens. Jessica Young, a former chef and founder of Bubble, says that she used the blender every day when I was head product at Daily Harvest. Mon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon uses the Vitamix in her shops, but also has one at home. She says that she loves the Vitamix’s ability to whip air into ice cream, tonics, or coconut milk. It gives her the “fluffy mouthfeel” that no other blender can match. Gaby Dalkin is a blogger and cookbook author at What’s Gaby Cooking. She likes the fact that it has a smoothie setting. This allows you to mix frozen fruits, whole nuts, and other ingredients without having to worry about them getting clumped together in other blenders. Finally, Naama Shefi, founder of Jewish Food Society, uses her 750 for making pasta sauces. She says that it is a great way for me to sneak in protein such as almonds for my child because it blends in perfectly.
Best less expensive blender
Blendtec Total Blender Classic $343
$377 Now 9% Off
Christine Sahadi, the owner of Sahadi’s, enthusiastically endorses Blendtec Classic. It was something she told me about for this story a while ago. She also noted in our interview that Vitamix and Blendtec both make excellent quality units. She says that she likes the Blendtec. It has been hers for over a decade. She loves its super-powerful blades that work at five speeds. They are able to emulsify sauces and dressings with ease. Sahadi’s favorite feature is that it makes perfect hummus. She explains that if you don’t have an excellent blender, you will need to add lots of ice water or cooking fluid to smoothen things out. “By that time, your hummus will have become too drippy.”
Best even less expensive blender
Hurom Hexa Power High-Speed Blender $297
Strategist Kat Gillespie recommends the Hurom high-speed blender. It’s larger than the Vitamix 750 or Blendtec, and is also more affordable. Gillespie praises the strength of the plastic container and points out that it is sturdy. However, the machine takes up a lot of space and is quite heavy. It makes the perfect consistency, smooth and no lumps. Even if you don’t measure the liquids out accurately, it is easy to press and walk away.
Best manual blender
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender $290
$350 Now 17% Off
The Explorian Series E310 is a more affordable Vitamix model. Ksenia Avdulova of Breakfast Criminals thinks this model is a good choice, even for daily use, if you don’t mind the manual settings on the 750 and the smaller container size. She says that she prefers the manual-switch experience to touchscreen. Chef Seamus Müller, who has used Vitamix blenders for over 25 years, is also a big fan. He notes that even smaller models have a “powerful motor.”
The Original NutriBullet Nutrient Blender
$70 Now 11% off $62
Experts rave about the NutriBullet, which is a more affordable option or takes up less space on your counter or cabinets. There are two sizes of cups available: 24 ounces and 18 ounces. Both can be used to make single-portion smoothies (which you can easily remove from the base of the machine and take with you), and dressings and small-volume sauces. Bacon loves it and calls it “the greatest little blender.” Caitlin Sullivan, co-founder at Los Angeles restaurant honey Hi, agrees. She says “it’s compact, easy to clean, and affordable — but it still has great mixing ability.”
Best large blender
Ninja Professional Blender
$100 Now 10% Discount on $90
The Ninja, on the other end of the spectrum is quite large — and the most affordable full-size option. It’s a great choice for smoothie-making and juice-making. The Ninja has a large 72-ounce plastic pitcher, blades that crush ice and liquefy frozen fruit and vegetables. Alexis Swerdloff, New Yorkdeputy editors, owns one and is a big fan. She says, “This thing powerful.” It’s extremely easy to use and clean.
Best blender for smoothies
Vitamix 5200 Standard Blender $468
$550 Now 15% Off
The First Mess’s Laura Wright claims that the Vitamix 5200 model makes great smoothies. She should be aware that she has tried many other machines (Vitamixes as well as non-Vitamixes) to make the smoothies. She says that they always come out with foamy bubbles or thinner consistency. “It almost seems like the blades on some of the more recent Vitamixes are too powerful.” The 5200 on the other side creates the perfect thick-and creamy texture, even after a decade of usage.
Best quiet blender
Beast Blender $165
Louis Cheslaw, Strategist associate editor, was given the Beast Blender last spring. He has been making protein shakes every day since then. He says that the Beast Blender is quiet enough to be used at any hour of the day, unlike the Ninja blender I had before. “I rarely keep it running for more than ten second, even though it’s powerful enough to do the job. This is a little less important, but it’s still incredibly enjoyable in your hands — from its stately fluting on the portable rinsable glasses vessels to the magnetic lock when it connects to the engine.” (For what purpose, Halle Berry also loves.
Most stylish blender
Zwilling Enfinigy Mixer $300
Zwilling’s full size blender is among the most elegant on the market. It is a bulky product with clean lines and a pleasingly geometric shape. The jar has a chic fluted design. The appearance is not the only thing that matters. It has performed flawlessly over the many months I have been using it. Pre-programmed settings are great. I recently used the frozen-cocktail setting. I also like the wash button. You can also control the blades manually by turning the dial and pushing the button. This feature allows me to keep track of consistency so that my emulsified dips have the texture I desire.
Best immersion blender
GE Immersion Blender $53
While the immersion blender has different functionality, Richard Rea, executive chef at The Butcher’s Daughter says that this blender is “the best” and “the best in general.” He’s been using it for many years in his home kitchen and in his professional kitchen. He said, “Quite honestly, when people ask me which blender I use, I always recommend this one.” This is because it takes up less space, is cheaper, and does everything you need. Rea uses it for cream soups, cashew-ricotta, hummus and all kinds of salsa. Rea says the motor’s powerful motor and sharp blades are what make it “very strong”. It can even break through nuts. Even big blenders are unable to do that.