Blenders

Information about and recommendations for different types of blenders, from high end blenders to portable single serve blenders.

Blender Buying Guide

With so many different types of blenders available on the market, from very cheap to nearly unaffordable, it can be hard to work out which blender is best for you.

First you’ll need to ask yourself how serious you want to be about blending. Will you be using your blender just once a month, or more like every day? And is it just for preparing green smoothies, or also for soups and butters?

1. High End Blenders

Blenders from Vitamix and BlendtexIf your budget is high and you want to be serious about blending, it’s worth shopping around for a reliable high-end blender.

Powerful high-end blenders may cost a bit of money, but they yield excellent results and last for many years without any issues. In addition, they usually come with a very generous warranty, so you don’t have to worry about your brand new blender breaking down anytime soon.

I’ve had my Vitamix 5200 for eight years now and it sill works as if it was brand new.

Vitamix and Blendtec are the most popular manufacturers of high end blenders, but there are other players active in this very competitive market too.

These blenders are typically priced between $400 and $800.

My list of recommended high-end blenders.

2. Mid Range Blenders

If you don’t (yet) want to invest too much money on a blender, or if you’re just starting out with blending, it’s perhaps better to start with a more affordable blender.

These blenders can still prepare delicious, creamy smoothies for you, but won’t hurt your wallet too much. They are typically priced between $150 and $400.

My list of recommended affordable blenders.

3. Refurbished Blenders

Both Vitamix and Blendtec offer so-called refurbished or reconditioned blenders. These are blenders that have very light damage but still work perfectly. Basically, they look and function as if they are brand new, but can’t be sold as being new.

The discounts on these refurbished blenders are often huge. And what’s great is that you would still receive a generous warranty.

Read more about refurbished blenders.

4. Single Serve Blenders

Single serve blenders are the perfect solution for those that want to prepare easy smoothies on the go, but prefer to not invest in an expensive blender with too many unnecessary features.

Single serve blenders are also a great way to get started with blending. They are very inexpensive and easy to use, and as such are perfect as an entry level blender.

 

Best Single Serve Blenders for Making Delicious Smoothies on the Go

Best single serve blenders

Single serve blenders are the perfect solution for those that want to prepare easy smoothies on the go, but don’t want to invest in an expensive blender with too many unnecessary features.

These compact-sized blenders are designed with convenience in mind, so you can quickly prepare a healthy drink without too much effort.

We’ve had a look at some of the best single serve blenders available on the market today and have selected our top six.

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The Pulse Button on a Blender Demystified

Pulse blender button

You may have come across the word pulse in a recipe or in an instructions guidebook for a blender or food processor. While it’s a completely legitimate word, many don’t actually know what the meaning of a pulse button is.

In all honesty, I had never heard of this word either before I became a green smoothie fan several years ago.

The pulses that you can eat are the edible, dried seeds of plants in the legume family, such as peas, lentils, edible beans and chickpeas.

But that’s not the type of pulse I am referring to in this article. We are going to have a closer look at the pulse function on blenders and food processors. It turns out, pulsing is actually quite a handy feature to have!

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Best High End Blenders (Powerful Machines That Can Blend All Foods)

Powerful high end blenders

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, powerful blenders that can turn all kinds of foods into creamy smoothies, nut butters and delicious soups.

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How to Clean Your Vitamix Container

How to clean Vitamix container

Have you had a Vitamix blender for a while now and you start seeing that cloudy film in your container that just won’t go away?

Then this guide into cleaning a Vitamix container will hopefully help you in making it look like brand new again.

Or perhaps you have only recently bought a Vitamix blender and you want to make sure the container stays clean? Make a habit of regularly cleaning it the right way so that nasty stains won’t ever appear.

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Vitamix Containers Explained – Which One Should You Choose?

Vitamix containers explained: dry, wet, classic and low profile

Vitamix containers come in different sizes and styles, so how do you decide which one is right for you?

If choosing a blender isn’t challenging enough already, picking the right jar, large or small, can also be quite confusing.

They range in sizes from 32 oz to 64 oz. Then there’s also dry and wet containers, not to mention low profile and classic Vitamix containers.

Let’s go through all of these different types of jars and their pros and cons, so you know which one is most suitable for your personal blending needs.

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Best Blenders for Making Delicious Green Smoothies (2017 Blender Buying Guide)

Best blenders for green smoothies

Blending vegetables and fruits is the perfect way to get your vital nutrients in and improve your overall health. I have been making and drinking green smoothies consistently for many years now and I can honestly say that this lifestyle change has had a massive impact on my health and well-being.

Are you looking to invest in a new quality blender but not sure which one to choose? Read on as I share with you my recommendations for best blenders for green smoothies, based on price/value, durability, performance and ease-of-use.

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