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23 July 2021

Top blender brands for 2021

Find out which blender brands are worth buying. We reveal how how happy owners are with the brand they chose, and which scored the highest in our survey
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Jake Massey
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Leaks, broken blades and burnt-out motors accounted for most common faults according to our survey of 1,995 blender owners in the UK.

Blitzing solids into liquids can be an arduous task for blenders, especially when they’re in daily use over several years. That’s why we run a biannual survey to tell us whether or not owners are happy with the brands they invested in and what problems they've run into.

Our in-depth customer experience survey spells out the most common faults reported for blender brands and how often they occur after purchase.

We’ve collected information on household brands such as Bosch, Kenwood, Ninja and Nutribullet. We’ve cross referenced member satisfaction with independent lab results to provide you with a picture of which brands to invest in and which ones to avoid.

Simply after the best model within your budget? Head straight to our round-up of the best blenders.

Blender brands rated

Which? members can log in to view our unique lab test scores and customer satisfaction survey results. 

If you're not yet a member, join Which? to get instant access to our full results, and find out which brands scored highest and which ones ranked lowest among Which? Connect panel members.

Brand
Customer satisfaction score
Customer satisfaction rating
Average test score
Fault-free after seven years
86%
n/a
97%
85%
n/a
98%
81%
71%
99%
80%
77%
97%
79%
82%
98%
77%
79%
96%
75%
77%
94%
76%
75%
95%
75%
67%
94%
74%
69%
97%
73%
56%
98%
73%
70%
98%
72%
79%
95%
71%
77%
90%
71%
75%
98%
69%
n/a
91%
  • Table notes The customer satisfaction and fault-free after five years percentages are based on a survey of 1,995 Which? Connect panel members who own blenders, conducted in May 2021. Table last updated July 2021.
  • Customer satisfaction is based on whether owners would recommend the brand to a friend.
  • Average test score is based on Which? tested models (not including similar models) online in June 2021. Where n/a is reported there isn't enough data.
  • Fault-free after seven years shows which brands were least faulty over this period of time.  

Best vs worst blender brands

The chart below shows you the difference between the highest and lowest-scoring brands for customer satisfaction, average test score and fault-free products after seven years.

There are noticeable gaps between the highest and lowest-performing brands across each of the three data sets.

While it's worth keeping the most long-lasting brands in mind when choosing yours, we test blenders for several qualities including their ability to make smoothies, sauces, their ease of use and more. 

Head to our blender reviews to compare models and see how they fared in our independent tests.

Verdict: popular blender brands in depth

We’ve collected lots of data on average scores in our lab tests, customer happiness and estimated lifetime to supply an in-depth picture of well-known blender brands.

Which? members can log in to view our unique lab test scores and customer satisfaction survey results. 

If you're not yet a member, join Which? to get instant access our verdicts on the following blenders brands, listed here in alphabetical order:

  • Bosch blenders verdict
  • Breville blenders verdict
  • Kenwood blenders verdict
  • Magimix blenders verdict
  • Ninja blenders verdic
  • Nutribullet blenders verdict
  • Philips blenders verdict
  • Russell Hobbs blenders verdict
  • Sage blenders verdict
  • Tefal blenders verdict 

The three most common blender faults

1. Blade broke (20%) 

According to our survey of Which? Connect panel members, the most common problem encountered in blenders is the blade breaking or malfunctioning. Manufacturers should provide or sell replacement parts as well as maintenance advice that helps you to avoid damaging the component.

Some manufacturers suggest replacing the blade after a set amount of time regardless of whether it’s faulty or not because it blunts over time. 

2. Blender leaked (17%)

Blenders can leak when the rubber gasket erodes or breaks, or if there’s a fault with the lid. Like blades, rubber gaskets erode over time which makes it necessary to replace the part as maintenance. 

3. Motor burnt out (15%)

This is a more catastrophic fault where the blender can’t be fixed by swapping a single component. It’s often caused by wear and tear over time, but this accelerates if the motor’s used in extended bursts. Manufacturers will advise how long you can run a blender for continuously, and for longer periods of time it can be wise to use the 'pulse' function, which only engages the motor when a button is pressed down, so you can use it in bursts. 

If yours has really kicked the bucket, you can a new fantastic Best Buy for less than £40. Head to our blender reviews.

How we calculate the best and worst blender brands

Which? has a wealth of information on Britain’s favourite brands. 

We regularly contact Which? Connect panel members and ask them to tell us about the kitchen appliances they own, including whether or not they would recommend a brand as well as how long the products last when they get them home. 

This year, more than 13,000 Which? Connect panel members told us about more than 40,000 appliances, including 1,995 blenders. Our survey, combined with our rigorous lab tests, means we can recommend the best blender brands for you, as well as some you may want to avoid.

Head to our blender reviews

If you’ve already decided on the blender brand you want to go for, use the links below to check out all of our reviews on your chosen brand.