Beneath all the health hype, you'll find a competent blender that gets caught in the middle between the best single-serve smoothie makers and the best full-size multitaskers.
The pricey KitchenAid Pro Series blender has lots of power to mince, chop and mix food, but for best results, you'll have to make regular use of its tamper.
This is a powerful and effective single-serve blender that won't cost a fortune, just don't expect it to go too far beyond the line of duty.
The Vitamix Ascent 3500 blender’s expensive high-tech tricks won’t thrill you, and neither should its less-than-stellar food blending.
If you're looking for a blender that can multitask and do more than just make smoothies, but don't want to shell out a lot of money, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender is a great option.
If you're looking for a blender that can replace a lot of your small appliances without breaking the bank, you can't go wrong with the reasonably priced Ninja Ultima.
If you want a high-end blender that can multitask for you, the Breville may be worth the cost. If you're looking for a basic blender, there are solid options out there for less money.
Millo could be your personal magnet-powered smoothie machine.
Though a pretty good blender, the Electrolux Masterpiece isn't worth the $350 price tag. You can find more well rounded options for less.
Clad in shiny stainless steel, the new $449 Vitamix S55 is the appliance maker's latest personal blender.
Omega's pricey OM7560 blends more like a budget blender than a premium appliance.
The Oster Beehive is a subpar blender, both lagging behind other budget models and falling short of its classic namesake.
For simple, travel-size smoothie making, look to the affordable Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender, but you'll have to spend more for hard-core food processing.
Though it has sleek and attractive looks the compact Braun PureMix JB7130BK can't match the performance of other midrange blenders including the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond.
With superior options available at the same midrange price point, this blender is just too average for us to recommend.
Do you really need a 9-in-1 kitchen appliance? If you aren't planning to make massive quantities of nut butter (or other relatively obscure things) regularly, you might actually prefer something less intense.
This blender is a great budget option that will make smoothies and other simple snacks without complaint. Just don't expect anything extraordinary from it and you won't be disappointed.
If you have patience and earplugs, the Salton Harley Pasternak blender fulfills its promise to make powerful blending affordable.