Blenders have become common household kitchen essentials in recent years, as blending fruits and vegetables is an easy and simple way to get vital nutrients in without having to spend hours in the kitchen.
Drinking nutritious green smoothies on a regular basis can have a big positive impact on your overall health and well-being.
Investing in a blender may be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make in regards to your health. This article looks into the best high end blenders available on the market today.
Professional and powerful blenders that can turn all kinds of foods into creamy smoothies, nut butters and delicious soups.
If you’re looking to upgrade your current blender, the below recommendations may be helpful for you to find your next top blender. Otherwise, if you’re new to blending, it’s perhaps a good idea to start with a more affordable blender.
BEST HIGH END BLENDER:
What to Look for in a High Power Blender?
I’ve used several different types of blenders over the years, but the Vitamix 5200 is still my absolute favorite. This mean machine can literally blend anything into a healthy creamy drink, extracting all the healthy nutrients from my favorite ingredients.
My second favorite brand for blenders is Blendtec whose products are just as powerful and durable as Vitamix blenders. The reality is that the market for high end blenders has long been dominated by Vitamix and Blendtec because their blenders have always been really good.
When looking for a high performance blender, it’s obvious to look at how much horsepower it has. This is not always correct though, because more horsepower doesn’t always mean better performance in a blender. Vitamix blenders, for example, typically don’t have the highest horsepower, yet they perform exceptionally well. This is because of their superior and highly efficient design.
The size of the container or jar is also an important aspect to consider. Most high end blenders come with large containers, typically up to 64oz. This is very useful as it allows you to create larger batches of smoothies or soups that you can store in the fridge for later use.
Other features to consider are variable speed control, high/low controls for extra power, pre-programmed settings and pulse control. Most high end blenders will have these features.
The below list of blenders consists of top quality and powerful machines that make blending easy and fun to do. They are definitely not the cheapest, but they will last a lifetime and give you the best results. They are made with durability and performance in mind and most of these manufacturers, such as Vitamix and Blendtec, offer a very generous warranty.
Best High End Blenders
Here are my 6 recommendations for top quality, high end blenders that can blend all types of foods into delicious smoothies, creamy nut butters and rich soups without any issues.
1. Vitamix Professional Series 750
Founded in the 1920’s based on the concept of whole-food nutrition, Vitamix is a well-known manufacturer of high-performance blenders for consumers and for the hospitality and restaurant industry.
Manufactured in the USA, Vitamix Blenders are famous for their powerful motors and laser-cut, stainless-steel blades that can produce the perfect blends.
The 750 has a 2.2-peak horsepower motor with advanced technology that makes them noticeably quieter. It also comes with 5 handy pre-programmed settings for smoothies, soups, desserts, purées and cleaning. The other extra feature is pulse control which gives you even more control over the texture of your dish. For example, by flipping it on you can quickly chop ingredients before blending on a consistent speed.
The 750 is part of the newer G-Series, or Next Generation Vitamix Blenders, with more powerful motors and improved design. Their 64-oz. containers are also wider (Low Profile) so it’s easier to store them. The G-Series are currently the most advanced models which means they are also more expensive.
If the 750 is a bit too pricey for you, it’s worth looking into the 7500. It’s very similar to the 750, but it doesn’t have the pre-programmed settings and is therefore slightly cheaper priced.
- Low-Profile 64-ounce container
- Variable Speed Control
- High/low controls for extra power
- 5 Pre-programmed settings
- Pulse Control
- 2.2-peak HP motor
- Low-Profile tamper included
- BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester used
- 7-Year full warranty
2. Blendtec Designer 725
Founded in 1975, Blendtec specializes in manufacturing professional and home blenders. All Blendtec blenders are proudly designed and engineered in the USA and come with 8-year warranty.
One big difference between Vitamix and Blendtec is that all Vitamix blenders come with a tamper. You can use a tamper to push ingredients down into the blades while blending. This is very useful when ingredients get stuck in the pitcher. This typically happens when using less water in order to create thicker smoothies.
Maybe Blendtec blenders are so well designed that a tamper isn’t necessary? Who knows. Fact is though that the the pitcher and blades in Blendtec blenders are designed differently.
While the Blendtec Designer 725 is not the most advanced Blendtec blender on the market, this model is definitely a step up compared to the popular 625 at number 4. But obviously, it’s also more expensive.
The powerful 3.8 (peak) horsepower motor combined with SmartBlend technology and a 100-speed touch slider makes the 725 a highly advanced blender. What’s also really cool is that you can easily add segments of 10 seconds to any blend cycle with a simple tap.
Blendtec Designer 725:
- BPA-free FourSide jar/container
- Illuminated touch interface + remaining blend time indicator
- 100-Speed touch slider + multi-speed pulse setting
- 6 Pre-programmed custom cycles
- 3.8 peak horsepower motor
- 8-Year full warranty
3. Vitamix 5200 (Total Nutrition Center)
The 7-year warranty that Vitamix offers on most of its blenders strengthens the confidence consumers can have in their blenders. It took me 6 months of thinking before I finally took the plunge and bought a Vitamix. In all honesty, this was probably the best financial investment in my health I have ever made.
What’s also great about Vitamix blenders is that they can clean themselves. Well, not literally of course, but cleaning a Vitamix container is as simple as using a drop of dish soap and warm water and let the blender do its magic.
I bought the Vitamix 5200 (also known as Total Nutrition Center) around five years ago and it’s still working as well as it did on the first day I used it. A Vitamix blender simply won’t break.
The 5200 can also easily prepare nutritious soups because the blades and motor are so powerful that they create heat. You can literally have a nice warm bowl of soup within minutes. The large classic 64-ounce container is perfect for blending medium to large batches in one go.
Part of the Classic C-Series, the 5200 is an excellent model to get your blending to the next level. The Vitamix 5300 is almost exactly the same as the 5200 but it has a wider and lower jar which some may find more practical, especially for storing purposes. Compared to the pricier Vitamix 750 Professional Series, the 5200 has a somewhat noisier motor and it doesn’t have the pre-programmed settings.
- Classic 64-ounce container
- Variable Speed Control for complete control during the blending process
- High/low controls for extra power
- 2-peak HP motor
- Classic tamper included
- BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester used
- 7-Year full warranty
4. Blendtec Designer 625
I bought a Blendtec Total Blender Classic WildSide as a wedding gift for a friend around a year after I bought my Vitamix 5200. My friend and I have been happily blending ever since with both the Vitamix and Blendtec performing incredibly well.
It’s hard to pick between the two brands and it would ultimately come down to personal preference for design. If anything, I find the Blendtec to be a touch nosier than the Vitamix. On the other hand though, Blendtec blenders are generally slightly cheaper.
The Blendtec Designer 625 comes with an illuminated touch interface (not only looks really cool but is also useful), 6 incremental speeds (controlled with a slider) and a bigger WildSide jar. The 4 pre-programmed settings let you prepare smoothies, ice creams, whole juices and soups with a touch of a button.
Blendtec Designer 625:
- 88 oz. BPA-free WildSide jar/container
- Illuminated touch interface
- 6 incremental speeds + pulse setting
- Pre-programmed cycles for smoothies and cleaning
- 3.0 peak horsepower motor
- 8-Year full warranty
5. Breville the Q Super Blender
The first thing you’ll notice with this new Breville model is its intuitive control panel with 4 one touch settings that allow you to blend green smoothies and soups to perfection, and crush ice with ease.
With a very powerful 1800 watt motor, unique one touch programs and different speed settings, the Q is able to deliver an advanced texture optimization for smoother & softer textures. Breville offers a 7-year limited product warranty.
Breville the Q Super Blender:
- BPA-free 68oz container
- Control panel with 4 one touch settings
- 5 speed settings
- 1800 watt motor
- 7-Year limited product warranty
6. Waring Xtreme Hi-Power Blender
With a variable speed control that ranges from 1,500 RPM to 20,000 RPM, the Waring Xtreme (MX1200XTX) is powerful enough to process anything from smoothies and frozen drinks to desserts, thick spreads, dressings and other types of food preparation. The useful pulse setting lets you quickly chop ingredients before you start the blending process.
Keep in mind that Waring offers 3 year limited warranty on the motor and 2 years on parts. This is significantly less than for example with the Vitamic and Blendtec blenders. You shouldn’t have to use warranty, but it’s still something that should be considered when investing in a high end blender.
Waring Xtreme Hi-Power Blender:
- BPA-free 64-ounce container
- Variable speed control
- On / off / variable / pulse settings
- 3.5 peak horsepower motor
- 3-Year limited warranty
Refurbished High-End Blenders
Both Vitamix and Blendtec offer refurbished, or reconditioned, blenders. This is a great opportunity for consumers to purchase a top quality Vitamix or Blendtec blender at a much lower price.
Vitamix Refurbished Blenders
Vitamix offers refurbished blenders, models that have been used for testing or have been returned for various reasons. These models are certified reconditioned, meaning they have been thoroughly inspected and repaired or restored where necessary to make them look and work like brand new.
Blendtec Refurbished Blenders
Just like Vitamix, Blendtec also offers refurbished models that are discounted and are still considered top quality. Each Blendtec blender that is sold as certified refurbished comes with a full 7-year warranty on both the base and the jar.
While the above high end blenders are quite expensive, they are a great investment. These machines don’t just make the best smoothies, they can also create nut butters, rich soups and even bread. They are not just blenders, they are essentially food processors.
You should really only buy a high power blender if you want to make blending part of your lifestyle or if you’re running a little cafe. Otherwise, a cheaper model will be just fine for your occasional green smoothie.