Blenders

Types of Blenders

There are four basic types of blender available, examples below are listed in order of least expensive, smallest container size, least power to most expensive, largest container size and the most power. One of these blenders will suit your needs perfectly.


  • Immersion – are the smallest blenders. They are handheld, come with a small container if any, and operate at the lowest power. Some come with attachments that make them more versatile.
Immersion Blenders - KitchenAid KHB 1231 2-Speed Hand Blender
KitchenAid KHB 1231 2-Speed Hand Blender
Immersion Blenders - KItchenAid KHB2561 5-Speed Hand Blender
KItchenAid KHB2561 5-Speed Hand Blender
Immersion Blenders - Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender
Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender

 

Immersion Blenders - Braun MQ505 Multiquick Hand Blender
Braun MQ505 Multiquick Hand Blender
Immersion Blenders - Braun MQ777 Multiquick 7 Hand Blender
Braun MQ777 Multiquick 7 Hand Blender
Immersion Blenders - OXA Powerful 4-in-1 Hand Blender
OXA Powerful 4-in-1 Hand Blender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Personal – personal or tabletop blenders, come with a small blending container that can also be used as a travel mug. They operate on low power.
Personal Blenders - Magic Bullet MBR1101 Personal Blender
Magic Bullet MBR1101 Personal Blender
Personal Blenders - Nutri Ninja BL456 Personal Blender
Nutri Ninja BL456 Personal Blender
Personal Blenders - Epica Personal Blender
Epica Personal Blender

 

Personal Blenders - Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482
Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482
Personal Blenders - Nutribullet High-Speed Blender
Nutribullet High-Speed Blender
Personal Blenders - NutriBullet Pro (900 Series) Personal Blender
NutriBullet Pro (900 Series) Personal Blender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Professional or Countertop – professional blenders have moderate power, moderate container size, moderate cost, are best for small, light items, for singles/couples/small families/occasional parties, and for regular but not heavy use
Countertop Blenders - Ninja Professional Blender BL610
Ninja Professional Blender BL610
Countertop Blenders - Ninja Professional Blender BL660
Ninja Professional Blender BL660
Countertop Blenders - Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0
Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0

 

 

 

 

 


  • Commercial, heavy-duty – are the most expensive but most powerful and versatile blenders. They can be used for “soup to nuts” multiple times daily and come with large capacity containers.
Commercial Blenders - Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20
Blendtec Total Blender TB-621-20
Commercial Blenders - Waring Commercial MX1500XTX Hi-Power Blender
Waring Commercial MX1500XTX Hi-Power Blender
Commercial Blenders - Vitamix 40009 Commercial Blender
Vitamix 40009 Commercial Blender

 


Things to consider when buying a blender:

  • Are you going to be blending large, heavy ingredients for soups, whole fruit, ice cream, baby food or small, light items for milkshakes and smoothies?
  • Is the blender being used for a crowd, large family, small family or just one or two?
  • How often will the blender be used – daily, several times a day or occasional use?
  • Budget – this should be the final consideration but may override other considerations depending on your personal situation. Try to get the best blender that fits your budget while still meeting your needs. Paying too much for the best blender on the market for a single person for occasional use is a waste. But, paying too little for a blender that doesn’t meet your needs results in frustration, a unit that ends up unused and stuck in a cupboard or maybe worse – an overloaded smoking prematurely failed machine!

The above factors will determine:

  • blender type
  • container size
  • motor power
  • price range

Don’t forget to check the height if there are cabinets above your workspace to make sure the blender will work fully assembled on the countertop. For storage, you can put the container beside the base if it is too tall to fit.

When you have determined the correct container size, motor power, and price range, click on the appropriate Learn More button to read more detailed reviews of the type that best fits your needs.

You can read more about blenders at Wikipedia – Blender.


4 Replies to “Blenders”

  1. I have a Nutrabullet at the moment but is getting a little tired from 2 years of action. This time I might go a little bigger with the cup and I always seemed to want to pack the bullet to the rim with all manner of stuff. I like the look of the Ninja Professional BL660 in terms of the capacity of the jug.

  2. Very good post, relatively short but full of information. I recently had to decide what kind of blender I should be using to make the many protein shakes that I have each day. I decided on a bullet which I have had for a little while and it really does a fantastic job with protein powder and occasionally adding frozen strawberries. I was using one of the bigger blenders but it seems like overkill and it makes way too much noise. My wife was not very happy with all that noise two or three times a day!

    1. Dave,

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, the personal size bullet blender is perfect for your needs and a happy wife means a happy life:)

      Did you know that if you click on any of the photos on the pages it will take you to more detailed information and review of the pictured appliance?

      Ed

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