Best Blender [2019]

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Best Overall: NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender NBR-1201
For those looking to get started or for those who want a little more convenience in their life, the 12-Piece NBR-1201 from NutriBullet will hit the spot. It comes with an exceptionally strong motor that will crush anything, from nuts to nice. Get smooth, creamy smoothies in under a minute with one of the most trusted brands on the market today!

Premium Pick: Vitamix Professional-Grade, Explorian Blender E310
If price is not an issue, this is the BEST blender on our list. It is packed with tons of power, tons of features, and it will not slow down for anything. Sure, there are more powerful units on our list, but they do not give you all the features that the E310 from Vitamix does. This blender will actually allow you heat up soups and other foods in one go. The icing on the cake is that you won’t need to disassemble it for cleaning. This truly is the complete package.

Budget Pick: Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function Blender
If you have a lower budget in mind, then the Power Elite from Hamilton Beach should be your pick. It comes with plenty of features found on some of the more expensive units while still giving you a three-year warranty.

How We Picked

So, you have decided to blend your own fruits and vegetables at home? That is great! Whether you are looking to lose weight, clean up your diet, or just enjoy your own concoctions, the right blender can make all the difference in the world (or the kitchen).

But, there are plenty of blenders to choose from. Which one is right for you? Well, that is what we are going to discuss today. We have looked through all of the different blenders available right now and we found ten that stand out above the rest. To help you understand what we looked at, we have included a buyer’s guide that shows you some of the most important features to consider. If you have any questions, we also have a frequently asked questions section below which will most likely cover what you were wondering.

#1 NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender NBR-1201

Specs:

  • Wattage: 600 Watts
  • Capacity: 24 Ounces
  • Weight: 3.6 Pounds

When it comes to blender brands, NutriBullet is one of the first brands everyone thinks of. Even though other brands have been on the market longer, they have absolutely changed the landscape completely.

The first blender on our list is the NutriBullet NBR-1201. Unlike some other blenders, this one is fairly compact with a 5.375” base and a total height of 8”; it could easily sit under your shelf or in a cabinet. The NBR-1201 stills with a fairly bland color scheme, using gunmetal gray and chrome for the base, with a clear container for the top. As such, it will not stand out on the countertop as it doesn’t scream LOOK AT ME!

NutriBullet 12-Piece NBR-1201 in the kitchen

But the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is much more than just looks. It is equipped with a 600-watt motor designed to destroy almost anything you put inside; it can easily cut through thick stems and seeds, leaving you with a smooth, easy-to-digest meal. Of course, they do have a few patented features such as their extractor technology and blades to help pulverize everything.

Smoothie made with the NutriBullet 12-Piece

Using the NBR-1201 is simple too! All you have to do is load up your favorite fruits, vegetables, juices, screw on the extractor blade bottom, flip it over and set it on the NutriBullet. A small push on the top of the clear container and the blade immediately starts to cut through anything in its way; the result is a smooth, freshly-extracted blend of easy-to-drink juices. And keeping your NBR-1201 will not be a problem as all you have to do is wash it out under some running water.

Cleaning the NutriBullet

What We Like

This is a fairly compact blender with plenty of power. With a 24 ounce container, you can easily get 2 to 3 drinks out of one blending session. The powerful motor cuts through everything with ease and the mess less behind is easily manageable. The fact that you get 12 pieces makes this a great all-in-option, especially when compared to other options in the same price range.

Overall

It is hard to skip over any of the NutriBullet products. For someone looking to get started with juice/food blending, the NBR-1201 is perfect. It comes with everything you need in a nice, clean, compact setup. It will not take up a lot of counter space and it will look good in any kitchen, regardless of the color scheme you have. If you want a powerful blender that has everything you need at a price that is affordable, then this should be your next blender.

#2 Ninja Professional Countertop Blender BL610

Ninja Professional Countertop Blender BL610

Specs:

  • Wattage: 1000 Watts
  • Capacity: 72 Ounces
  • Weight: 7.0 Pounds

Another brand that is completely crushing the market happens to be Ninja. For years, they have quietly found a way into our homes and now they have created another masterpiece.

The Ninja BL610 is much larger than the last blender we discuss, absolutely dwarfing it; the base is 8.19” x 10.63” with the height reaching a towering 15.75”. In most cases, this will fit on the countertop fine, while still being able to fit under your cabinets too. This is another blender that uses a lot of gunmetal gray for their primary color, with some black and chrome sprinkled in for flavor. However, it’s is tall, making it very noticeable if left on the counter.

Ninja Professional BL610 used for a smoothie

Of course, it has a massive 72-ounce capacity, meaning it has to have an equally powerful motor. And the BL610 from Ninja is loaded with 1000 watts of blade-slicing, skin-ripping, stem-shredding power! Within seconds, whatever you put inside the container will be turned into “goo”. Most use a bottom-mount only blade, but the Ninja uses multiple cutting edges throughout the whole container to cut everything quickly and smoothly.

Making crushed ice in the Ninja Professional

The Ninja BL610 comes with four speed settings: pulse, low, medium, high. With all of those settings, it is easy to get the perfect drink and/or smoothie is a matter of seconds. Once you have loaded the clear container and secure the lid, all you have to do is press one of the four speed settings and wait. Cleaning the blender is easy as it can be put into a dishwasher and cleaned with all of your other dishes. Of course, you could always fill it with 20 ounces of water, some dawn dish soap, and press go too.

What We Like

With a massive blending container, you will easily have more than enough drinks for the day (or the family). The 1000-watt motor absolutely powers through anything you put inside. Plus, it can be cleaned in the dishwasher, which is not always the case with some of the other blenders (even at this price point).

Overall

The Ninja BL610 is so fast, you would think you have 1000 ninjas inside working on your fruits and vegetables. This is built for the active, high-use user who intends to make more than just a couple of morning smoothies. If you use a juicer/blender a lot, this is a great replacement and/or addition to your kitchen.

#3 Vitamix Professional-Grade, Explorian Blender E310

Vitamix Professional-Grade, Explorian Blender E310

Specs:

  • Wattage: 1380 Watts
  • Capacity: 48 Ounces
  • Weight: 11.5 Pounds

While a smaller blender will do the job, there is something to be said for a BIG blender with a HUGE motor. Vitamix was not concerned with creating a small, quiet blender when they made the E310. Instead, they focused on providing one of the strongest, most dependable blenders on the market – and that is exactly what they made.

Vitamix E310 in the kitchen

So, we already mentioned that this was a big blender. The base is 8” x 11” (a standard sheet of paper laid flat) with a height of 18”; it will fit on a countertop, but it might not slide back under your cabinet or between shelves in a smaller storage area. As this is considered professional-grade, it is built more for the professional/industrial setting. The color scheme is extremely basic with a chunky black base with a clear container. It has two buttons and one dial on it: on/off, pulse, and speed.

Vitamix Explorian E310 Buttons

The clear container can hold up to 48 ounces, making it a great option for those who want to prepare their drinks/food for the day and/or the family. While most bottom-blade designs tend to clog up while in use, the opening in the top of the blending lid plus the mini-tamper make stop/starts a thing of the past.

Blade of the Vitamix Explorian E310

The blades are made of hardened stainless steel and are driven by a metal drive system (not plastic like other non-commercial blenders). Plus, the blades provide enough friction through their specialized design that actually heats foods/soups up to serving temperature in ten minutes or less.

Use cases for the Vitamix Explorian

And finally, cleaning the E310 is super easy as all you need to do is fill the blender with water a drop or two of soap. Then turn it on for around 30 seconds and watch everything wash away. After the run-cycle is finished, just pour it out, rinse it, and you are good to go again!

Green smoothie made with the Vitamix blender

What We Like

This is a very BIG blender, with enough container for most single users/families. With a 48-ounce capacity, you’ll easily have four solid drinks/meals on hand at any time. The motor is extremely powerful, cranking out over 1300 watts; there is not much that will survive the E310.

Overall

This is not an “As Seen On TV” blender; this is a blender you would see inside of a commercial/industrial kitchen. The E310 is a great blender for all of your extraction and/or juicing needs. While it is BIG, and while it does cost more than most of the other blenders on this list, it is worth every penny. It is so dependable that the manufacturer backs it with a warranty for up to five years!

#4 Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender TB-621-20

Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender TB-621-20

Specs:

  • Wattage: 1560 Watts
  • Capacity: 75 Ounces
  • Weight: 7.28 Pounds

If the price of the Vitamix E310 was a little too much for you, then this blender might be exactly what you are looking for. The Blendtec TB-621-20 is built to compete directly with the Vitamix E310, without the high price. While Blendtec is not nearly as well known as Vitamix or Ninja, they have built a solid reputation in the blending industry; the TB-621-20 is a perfect example.

Blendtec Total Classic in the kitchen

Starting out, this is another large blender, with a base of 7” x 8” and a height of 15.5”; it should easily fit under all of your cabinets while on the countertop. In the looks department, the designers look like they took the day off. It still looks good with its black and chrome color scheme, but the base looks cheap and the chrome looks overused.

Close up of the Blendtec Total Classic

The container can hold up to 75 ounces of juice, making it one of the larger capacity blenders on our list. However, Blendtec has a patented WildSide+ design, giving it a fifth edge that helps to pull everything down to the blade; no more stopping, shaking, and restarting like you do with other blenders. The blades are made from cold-forged, hardened steel and are built to destroy. The edges are blunt (not sharp), to absolutely crush anything in front of them. Of course, you will need a powerful motor to chop and destroy with a blunt edge, and the TB-621-20 has that – in fact, it has a whopping 1560 watts to pulverize anything in its way. And, because the blades are designed with a blunt edge, they can actually heat up the food in just a few minutes.

Controls of the Blendtec blender

Cleaning your TB-621-20 from Blendtec is easy. All you need to do is fill it with water, drop some soap in, turn it on, and wait. When it is finished, you simply pour out the contents, rinse it off, and wait for your next juicing/blending session.

Cocktails made with the Blendtec Total Classic

And finally, cleaning the E310 is super easy as all you need to do is fill the blender with water a drop or two of soap. Then turn it on for around 30 seconds and watch everything wash away. After the run-cycle is finished, just pour it out, rinse it, and you are good to go again! And while you might be able to get away with it, you shouldn’t use this in the dishwasher.

What We Like

The WildSide+ design is impressive, making sure to pull down everything without having to do the “tap-tap” or the “stop-and-shake” methods to get everything where it needs to be. With 1500+ watts of power, nothing will slow this blender down. And the 8-year warranty from Blendtec shows you that they mean business!

Overall

Built in the USA (Utah), this is a great blender with plenty of power. While it looks a little basic is design, the features it offers can compete with much more expensive units. The insane manufacturer’s warranty is unheard of for this industry. If you want a blender that will slice, dice, and pulverize, this is it!

#5 Nutribullet RX Blender N17-1001

Nutribullet RX Blender N17-1001

Specs:

  • Wattage: 1700 Watts
  • Capacity: 45 Ounces
  • Weight: 14.74 Pounds

If you absolutely want to slice, dice, crush, juice, extract, and liquefy anything in sight, then this next blender is perfect for you – it is almost the definition of “overkill”. Nutribullet has knocked it out of the park with their RX Blender N17. Equipped with specialized features, you will fall in love with this blender designed to take food from solids to liquids in a matter of seconds.

Nutribullet RX Blender N17-1001 loaded up

Now, this is a beast of a blender – it is not small! The base is 15” x 15” but the height is only 13”; it is perfect for any countertop. It comes with two different sized containers: a one-liter container and a 30-ounce container. Both of the containers come with lids for on-the-go use and handles to make it easier to hold. As far as looks go, Nutribullet sticks to their bullet design with a bold black outside and a minimal amount of chrome.

This is driven by an ultra-powerful 1700-watt motor, absolutely pulverizing everything inside. No matter how much juice you need, you can have it. With the RX, you can create up to 12 servings in just one blending session. If you need your foods heated up, the RX can handle that too, helping to bring the temperature up safely while ensuring nothing solid is left behind. Using it is simple – just dump everything in the container, put the blade/lid on the container, set it in the gear-mount location, push it down, wait one minute, and enjoy!

Salsa made in the Nutribullet RX Blender N17-1001

Cleaning your Nutribullet RX is simple. The cups are dishwasher (top rack) safe and can easily be rinsed out after every use. If you want, you could pour some water in with a few drops of soap and then just rinse the cups out (this is our preferred method).

What We Like

For someone who has trouble digesting complex foods, this is the perfect blender. The 1700-watt motor absolutely destroys everything in less than a minute. Having two different sized containers makes it easy to create smaller/larger servings depending on the need.