If you have patience and earplugs, the Salton Harley Pasternak blender fulfills its promise to make powerful blending affordable.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
With superior options available at the same midrange price point, this blender is just too average for us to recommend.