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Top five best blenders

By Jane Darling

Whip up soup, smoothies and more in seconds with our pick of five top-scoring jug blenders.

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On the hunt for a new blender? Whether you're looking for a professional-grade blender that will blitz anything you throw at it, or the best cheap blender for the occasional smoothie, we've got a blender recommendation to suit you.

Blenders are ideal for quickly whizzing up soups or a smoothie to help you get your five-a-day. Jug blenders have family-sized capacities that are handy for batch cooking, while compact personal blenders are handy for whipping up a smoothie for one and taking it out with you.

We've rounded up a selection of the best jug blenders below. All scored more than 70% in our rigorous lab tests, so you can be confident they won't let you down. If you're after a personal blender, head to our round up of the top five personal blenders.

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Our top Best Buy jug blender

Typical price £119.00
Which? score 80%
Reviewed Nov 2016
Best Buy
Fruit, veg and nut smoothie:
5 out of 5
Ability to crush ice:
5 out of 5
Ease of Use:
4 out of 5
Weight:
Member exclusive
Capacity:
Member exclusive
Speed Settings:
Member exclusive

This blender is a smart and impressive all-rounder. Unlike many rivals, it's great at ice-crushing, and also has no problem whizzing up smooth soups and lump-free smoothies. It's easy to use and quieter than the average blender. On the downside, it could be faster and only the jug is dishwasher safe, so you'll need to wash the blades by hand.

Impressive power blender

Lowest price (in stock) £289.99
Which? score 77%
Reviewed Dec 2014
Best Buy
Fruit, veg and nut smoothie:
4 out of 5
Ability to crush ice:
2 out of 5
Ease of Use:
4 out of 5
Weight:
Member exclusive
Capacity:
Member exclusive
Speed Settings:
Member exclusive

Its massive two-litre jug makes this Best Buy blender ideal if you're making smoothies and soups in large batches. It's powerful, too – the 2,200W motor quickly reduces ingredients to a brilliantly smooth liquid. This blender also has handy features including a back-lit LCD screen and auto-clean function.

Excellent at ice crushing

Lowest price (in stock) £171.76
Which? score 77%
Reviewed Nov 2016
Best Buy
Fruit, veg and nut smoothie:
5 out of 5
Ability to crush ice:
5 out of 5
Ease of Use:
3 out of 5
Weight:
Member exclusive
Capacity:
Member exclusive
Speed Settings:
Member exclusive

Philips makes a range of blenders, and this is an especially good one. From soup to smoothies, it makes a lovely smooth blend. It crushes ice cubes well too. It's easy to use, and all parts are dishwasher safe - so no need to wash by hand unless you're in a hurry. It's not the speediest blender, but that shouldn't be a deal breaker.

Good value Best Buy

Typical price £50.00
Which? score 77%
Reviewed Nov 2016
Best Buy
Fruit, veg and nut smoothie:
5 out of 5
Ability to crush ice:
4 out of 5
Ease of Use:
3 out of 5
Weight:
Member exclusive
Capacity:
Member exclusive
Speed Settings:
Member exclusive

A very reasonable price for a very good blender. This Russell Hobbs excels at making smoothies, even those with tougher ingredients such as raw veg and nuts. If you stick to small numbers, it's good at crushing ice cubes, too. It isn't dishwasher safe, so you'll need to clean it by hand. It's a little slow too, but the great blending results overcome these drawbacks.

Cheapest Best Buy jug blender

Typical price £30.00
Which? score 76%
Reviewed Jun 2013
Best Buy
Fruit Smoothie:
5 out of 5
Soup:
5 out of 5
Ease of Use:
4 out of 5
Weight:
Member exclusive
Capacity:
Member exclusive
Speed Settings:
Member exclusive

This Best Buy Tefal blender powered through our blending tasks, making excellent fruit and dairy smoothies as well as soup, all for the affordable price of around £30. We found it quick at all tasks and, although it doesn't allow you to crush ice, it's a great jug blender for the price.

Not quite what you needed? Get the full list of blenders we recommend at Best Buy blenders.

How we uncover the best blenders

We seek out the latest blender releases and put them to the test in our independent labs to find you the very best models. We challenge each blender to make popular recipes, looking for the ones that will churn out tasty, lump-free smoothies (whatever challenging ingredients you add in), as well as a silky-smooth soup. We look for consistency in blending, making sure no chunks of food are left unblended.

We also make pesto. The combination of garlic, cheese, herbs, pine nuts and oil forms a much drier mix than smoothies or soups, and helps separate good blenders from the bad. 

If you're keen to crush ice in your blender, our reviews tell you which blenders produce perfect chunks, and which make a watery mess. 

Finally, we look at the convenience factor: which blenders are noisy or slow, which are easy to use and clean - and so on. We put all this research together to give each blender an overall score and separate the best and worst models.

To compare all those we've tested, and find the right blender for your budget, head to our blender reviews.

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