Top five best blenders
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 great at whipping up a smoothie for one and taking it out with you.
We've rounded up a selection of the best blenders below. We've also flagged three popular models that failed to impress in our tests, so you know the models to avoid. Are you looking specifically for a personal blender, such as the Nutribullet? See our .
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Three blenders to avoid
Our tough tests have uncovered some great blenders and some not-so-great blenders. Here are three mediocre models that we don't recommend. To find the perfect blender for you, use our to compare popular models for all budgets.
Choosing the right blender
Blenders range from less than £20 right up to an eye-watering £650 - that's more than some large appliances such as ovens and fridges. There's no need to spend that much to get a decent model, but some have extra features, such as the ability to grind or mill dry ingredients, or have larger capacities, which might tempt you.
Some blenders are designed specifically for making smaller portions, allowing you to quickly blitz a smoothie and then take it on-the-go by converting the blending cup to a travel mug. Others can heat soup as well as blend, saving a step in the cooking process.
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. Our tests include the following:
- Smoothies and soups - 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.
- Thicker blends - the combination of garlic, cheese, herbs, pine nuts and oil needed to make pesto forms a much drier mix than smoothies or soups, and helps separate good blenders from the bad ones.
- Ice crushing - 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.
- Ease of use - we reveal which blenders are noisy or slow, which are easy to use and clean - and so on.