If you’re after a new blender to make some fruity or veggie treats this summer, you’ll want one that not only blends well but is also easy to use and clean.
We’ve tested eight of the latest blenders, and only two have scored well enough in all these categories to earn our Best Buy recommendation, while another only narrowly misses out on the accolade. In the mix are models from Nutribullet and Nutri Ninja, brands that have redefined the blending market. So how did they score?
Find out in our full reviews of mini blenders.
Nutribullet or Nutri Ninja?
The Nutribullet has been grabbing the headlines for a while now, but should you choose a model from this amazingly popular family of bullet blenders or would a Nutri Ninja be a better choice?
We’ve just put the larger Nutribullet 900 under the spotlight. We’ve already tested its popular little brother – go to our Nutribullet 600 review to find out what we thought of it.
We’ve also re-tested the longer-established and lower-powered Magic Bullet. Could this cheaper bullet blender be an option if you don’t fancy shelling out three figures for a blender?
The Nutri Ninja BL450UK is both button-free and program-free so has a similar feel to the Nutribullet range. It’s nearly £30 cheaper than the Nutribullet 600, so might be a smarter purchase if it blends well. We also tested the higher powered and pricier Nutri Ninja Auto IQ BL480UK – which has a couple of blending programs to choose from.
Don’t miss our Nutribullet vs Nutri Ninja guide.
Blenders come in a huge array of prices, and the blenders that have just been put through our tough lab tests reflect that. We’ve tested blenders from £30 up to £550 in this latest round of testing. But how much do you really need to spend to get decent smoothies, soups and the like?
The budget blenders we’ve put just put to the test include Breville, Kenwood and Russell Hobbs. Find out how they fared against pricier models.
KitchenAid doesn’t claim to serve the budget end of the market, but at £550 the KitchenAid Magnetic Drive blender is eye-wateringly expensive. We found it better than most blenders at crushing ice, but what about other blending tasks? And even if it does excel, can a blender ever be worth this sort of investment?
Bullet blenders on test
The eight blenders in our most recent round of testing are:
Breville Blend Active VBL096 £34
Nutribullet 900 £135
Nutri Ninja Auto IQ BL480UK £120
Nutri Ninja BL450UK £70
Kenwood Smoothie 2 Go Sport £30
KitchenAid Magnetic Drive Blender £550
Russell Hobbs Mix and Go 21350 £31
Magic Bullet £60