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
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.
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.
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.
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.