Best Blenders for 2018

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    Ninja Ultima Blender BL810
    Best overall blender

    The perfect mix of power and price, the Ninja Ultima uses a tower of blades to pulverize anything you throw at it. Complete with to go cups and a 1,500 watt engine, the Ultima has everything you need for any blending task.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Performance
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    Hamilton Beach Smoothie Smart Blender
    Best budget blender

    As it turns out, you don’t need to pay top dollar to make a great smoothie. If you have basic blending needs, this low cost Hamilton Beach model will handle them all with ease for a fraction of what you’d pay for a Vitamix.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    Breville Hemisphere Control Blender
    Best mid range blender

    A mix of power and grace, the Breville Hemisphere Control Blender whipped cream and liquified raw almonds into almond butter. It’ll take a little longer than its high priced competitors, but this Breville will save you money and get the job done.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    Vitamix 7500
    Best high end blender

    This beast of a blender earns its top dollar price and lofty reputation. Throw anything you want into the jar, and the 2.2 horsepower motor will pulverize it. If money is no issue, splurge on this Vitamix and blend to your heart’s content.

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  • $154 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 5 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 10 Features
    Oster Versa Performance Blender
    Most versatile blender

    This one blender comes with a 64 ounce jar, two 20 ounce jars that you can take on the run, and a 5 cup food processor complete with a cheese grating accessory. As a result, the Oster Versa can handle an exceptional variety of tasks with ease.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Performance
    • 6 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 5 Features
    Ninja Nutri Ninja BL450
    Best compact blender

    Lots of blenders make a good smoothie, but the Nutri Ninja is the best at serving up a good one quickly -- in a container you can take with you. Designed around convenience, the Nutri Ninja also has the power to pulverize bulky ingredients.

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