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The 10 Best Blenders - June 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every blender on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 965 blenders, 2,590 reviews and 5,580 prices. Last updated 23 June 2017.

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#1 in Blenders
kMix

Kenwood kMix

Reviews
74
1 Award
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
32
Missing Some Features
Age
97
1 Month Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
63
Good
800W
Tabletop Blender
Red
Power
Type
Colours
1.6L
May 2017
Bowl Capacity
Release Date
#2 in Blenders
Le Blender

Magimix Le Blender

gadgetgear.nl - Gold
Reviews
91
1 Award
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
36
Missing Some Features
Age
72
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
67
Good
1,200W
Tabletop Blender
Orange
Power
Type
Colours
1.8L
Sep 2015
Bowl Capacity
Release Date
#3 in Blenders
Ultra Power

KitchenAid Ultra Power

toptenreviews.com - Bronze
Reviews
91
1 Award
Value for Money
93
Excellent
Features
0
Missing Some Features
Age
90
8 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
60
Good
Immersion Blender
White
Nov 2016
Type
Colours
Release Date
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#4 in Blenders
BL450

Ninja BL450

Reviews
77
252 Reviews
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
12
Missing Some Features
Age
85
11 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
57
Average
900W
Tabletop Blender
Black
Power
Type
Colours
0.65L
Jul 2016
Bowl Capacity
Release Date
#5 in Blenders
Pro 900

NutriBullet Pro 900

Reviews
71
439 Reviews
Value for Money
77
Very Good
Features
29
Missing Some Features
Age
85
12 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
57
Average
900W
Tabletop Blender
Brown
Power
Type
Colours
0.9L
Jul 2016
Bowl Capacity
Release Date
#6 in Blenders
BL480

Ninja BL480

Reviews
56
1 Review
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
50
Good Features
Age
81
1 Year Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
57
Average
1,000W
Tabletop Blender
Black
Power
Type
Colours
0.65L
Apr 2016
Bowl Capacity
Release Date
#7 in Blenders
5KSB1585

KitchenAid 5KSB1585

Reviews
64
1 Review
Value for Money
65
Good
Features
65
Good Features
Age
91
6 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
63
Good
550W
Tabletop Blender
Stainless Steel
Power
Type
Colours
1.75L
Dec 2016
Bowl Capacity
Release Date
#8 in Blenders
FR75

Girmi FR75

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
72
Very Good
Features
100
Fully-Featured
Age
93
5 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
46
Mediocre
400W
Tabletop Blender
Silver
Power
Type
Colours
1.5L
Feb 2017
Bowl Capacity
Release Date
#9 in Blenders
11619

Magimix 11619

pokde.net - Silver Award
Reviews
87
1 Award
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
45
Good Features
Age
76
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
68
Good
1,200W
Tabletop Blender
Silver
Power
Type
Colours
1.8L
Dec 2015
Bowl Capacity
Release Date
#10 in Blenders
SMP060

Kenwood SMP060

Reviews
56
1 Review
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
56
Good Features
Age
72
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
57
Average
300W
Tabletop Blender
Silver
Power
Type
Colours
0.6L
Sep 2015
Bowl Capacity
Release Date

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Blender Buying Guide

Blenders are kitchen appliances which use high-speed rotating blades to cut and puree foods into liquids. They can be used in both food prep (i.e - reducing tomatoes to a puree for sauce) or for making smoothies and juices from fruits and vegetables.

There are two main types of blenders on the market - handheld/immersion and tabletop:

Handheld/immersion blenders: these appliances consist of a ‘wand’ with blades on one end, which is held and lowered directly into the food to be blended (hence the name 'immersion blender', since they are immersed in the food). Because they don’t have a bowl, they are far smaller and easier to store, and are usually cheaper. However, because they are lowered directly into the ingredients, they lack the splash guards of tabletop blenders. Therefore greater care has to be taken when using them, so you don’t end up covering your kitchen in tomato sauce! Because they are smaller and lack several safety features (such as guards) they tend to be less powerful than tabletop models.

Tabletop blenders: unlike handheld models, tabletop blenders have their own separate bowl into which the ingredients are poured and blended. They have a splash guard that is placed over the top to prevent accidents and stop liquid being fired everywhere. These models of blenders tend to be more powerful and capable of reducing harder ingredients to liquid, but come at a cost: tabletop blenders take up more room than their handheld brethren, and are often more expensive. They also generate more cleaning, since the bowl and the blades will have to be cleaned every time its used.

Capacity

This attribute only applies to tabletop blenders, but is an important consideration - the bowl capacity will determine how much food/liquid can be blended at one time. Blended capacities vary considerably - some models have large bowls/jugs that can hold several litres of liquid at a time, while others can only hold a single serving of liquid - enough for a single smoothie or juice, but impractical for larger kitchen use. Which brings us to...

Juicers/Smoothie Makers/Nutribullets

Juicers, smoothie makers and Nutribullets are a special subset of blenders that specialise in blending fruit and veg into single-serving liquids. They are extremely good for this purpose, often coming bundled with a special cup to make transferring/transporting the smoothies as easy as possible. Some even use the cup itself as the blending jug, blending the ingredients directly into the cup for efficiency.

While they excel in this specific function, customers should be wary of buying them for larger kitchen use - because of their single-serving capacity, they wouldn’t be efficient when cooking for families, and you may end up having to blend ingredients in batches. Moreover, because the are generally made to blend soft fruit and veg, the power level and blades are not as powerful as less specialised models. This means that using a smoothie maker for general kitchen use may end up breaking the blades or overtaxing the motor, leading to a broken appliance.

Lastly, because these appliances (especially Nutribullets) are aimed at the healthy eating and exercise crowd, they tend to be more expensive than standard blenders, even though they may have a smaller capacity or fewer features. So when choosing a blender, think carefully what you’re going to use it for, and maybe look towards a standard kitchen blender if you intend to make anything apart from smoothies and juices.

Power Level

All our blenders have a power rating, measured in Watts (W). The higher the power level, the more efficient the appliances will be at blending. This in turn leads to smoother liquids, fewer chunks, and better results!

Many of the models on our site also have multiple speed settings. Often this can little more than low or high, but is crucial for getting the best results from harder ingredients, or crushing ice to make cocktails and frozen smoothies.

Easy-to-Clean

Finally, given that blending is inherently a rather messy business, you will have to clean your blender after every use. Therefore it may be helpful to check that your chosen model is marked as easy-to-clean, meaning that it has been designed for stress-free cleaning. Some models are even safe to put in the dishwasher, making them extremely easy to clean and take care of.

Blender Retailers, Prices and Features

Blender Prices

In total we found 222 blenders ranging from £10 to £662. On average, a new blender costs £87 and 80% of blenders are priced between £21 and £202. The Kenwood HB is the cheapest blender at only £11, and Waring MX1200XTX is the most expensive at £661.

Blender Brands - Price Range

Blendtec blenders range in price from £388 to £465, and the average price of Blendtec blenders is £426 which is the highest average price of all blender brands.

Panasonic blenders range in price from £412 to £412, and the average price of Panasonic blenders is £412 which is the second highest average price of all blender brands.

The average price of Waring blenders is £373 which is the third highest average price of all blender brands. Waring blenders start at £85 and the most expensive Waring blender costs £661.

Blender Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 39 expert reviews and 2,308 user reviews for blenders and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of blender. The top rated blender brand is KitchenAid with an average rating of 94%. The second best brand is Vitamix with 93% and the third best brand is Magimix with 92%.

Biggest Blender Retailers

We found 162 current offers for blenders from eBay making it the biggest blender retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 107 current offers for blenders. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 43 current blender offers.

When Are Most New Blenders Released?

We couldn't see any noticeable trend in the release dates for new blenders over the last 3 years. In September 2016 57 new blenders were released making it the biggest month that year for new blender releases. January was the biggest month in 2015 for new blenders, with 54 new blenders released that month. The biggest month in 2014 for new blender releases was September, with 129 new blenders released that month.

How Fast Do Blender Prices Drop After Release?

New blenders drop in price by an average of 1% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical blender costing £87 you could save on average £1 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Powers

The powers of blenders range from 1.6W to 2,609W. The powers of most blenders range from 180W to 360W. The CuisinartCBT-2000 has the biggest power. This blender is a 2,609W Power blender and currently retails for £295.79. The CuisinartCBT-2000 has the smallest power. This blender is a 1.6W Power blender and is available at £562.69.

Bowl Capacities

The bowl capacities of blenders range from 0.3L to 1,500L. The bowl capacities of the majority of blenders range from 0.3L to 17L. The blender with the biggest bowl capacity is the HotpointTB 050 DR0, which is a 1,500L bowl capacity blender and can be purchased for £34.99. The HotpointTB 050 DR0 has the smallest bowl capacity. This blender is a 0.5L bowl capacity blender and is on sale for £99.00.

Biggest Blender Retailers

The biggest blender retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 162 current blender offers from eBay. The second biggest blender retailer is Amazon UK with 107 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to blenders. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 43 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Blenders?

The cheapest shop by number of blender for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 92 blenders.

Proportion of Blenders for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest shop by number of blender for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 56.8% of its blenders.

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