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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 1,020 blenders, 2,810 reviews and 8,020 prices. Last updated 18 August 2017.

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£39.95

#1 Magimix Le Blender

Le Blender
gadgetgear.nl - Gold
The highest scoring tabletop blender available, with a Gold award from one expert review website
97
Reviews
1 Award
97
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
55
Running Costs
£147 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
1,200W
1.8L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Orange
Sep 2015
Colours
Release Date
Amazon UK £39.95
Argos £139.99
Flubit Deals £147.28
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£10.99
Save £16.00 (59%)

#2 Kenwood kMix

kMix
The cheapest tabletop blender around, with OK running costs and good features
81
Reviews
1 Award
98
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
92
Age
3 Months Old
53
Running Costs
£98 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
800W
1.6L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Red
May 2017
Colours
Release Date
Amazon UK £10.99
John Lewis £59.95
Flubit Deals £64.49
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£23.45
Save £1.26 (5%)

#3 Kenwood BL440

BL440
A new and staggeringly cheap 500W, 2L bowl capacity blender, with low running costs and very good features
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Age
1 Month Old
72
Running Costs
£61 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
500W
2L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
White
Jul 2017
Colours
Release Date
Amazon UK £23.45
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£18.99
Save £5.00 (21%)

#4 Tefal Blendforce

Blendforce
An extremely cheap and very popular 500W, 1.75L bowl capacity blender, with good features and low running costs
98
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
82
Age
1 Year Old
70
Running Costs
£61 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
500W
1.75L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Silver
Aug 2016
Colours
Release Date
eBay £18.99
Amazon UK £21.99
Ebuyer £23.99
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£64.99

#5 Magimix 11619

11619
pokde.net - Silver Award
The highest scoring blender under £100, with moderate running costs and a good price
90
Reviews
1 Award
73
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
40
Running Costs
£147 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
1,200W
1.8L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Silver
Dec 2015
Colours
Release Date
Amazon UK £64.99
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£31.99
Save £2.00 (6%)

#6 Ninja BL450

BL450
A top-value and very popular 900W, 0.65L bowl capacity blender, with alright running costs and great user reviews
82
Reviews
252 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
63
Features
Good Features
81
Age
1 Year Old
48
Running Costs
£110 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
900W
0.65L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Black
Jul 2016
Colours
Release Date
eBay £31.99
Amazon UK £39.20
Littlewoods £49.99
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£62.83
Save £51.63 (45%)

#7 Bestron ABL300EVV

ABL300EVV
A good value for money and fairly new 1,000W, 1.5L bowl capacity blender, with satisfactory running costs and great features
85
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
6 Months Old
44
Running Costs
£123 / 10 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
1,000W
1.5L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Yellow
Feb 2017
Colours
Release Date
Amazon UK £62.83
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£24.35

#8 Girmi FR45

FR45
A fairly new and low cost 350W, 1.5L bowl capacity blender, with good features and very low running costs
95
Value for Money
Excellent
63
Features
Good Features
87
Age
6 Months Old
82
Running Costs
£43 / 10 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
350W
1.5L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Red
Feb 2017
Colours
Release Date
Amazon UK £24.35
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£49.99

#9 Bosch SilentMixx

SilentMixx
A good spec and cheap 800W, 1.5L bowl capacity blender, with satisfactory running costs and very good user reviews
74
Reviews
2 Reviews
88
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
63
Age
3 Years Old
50
Running Costs
£98 / 10 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
800W
1.5L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Silver
Feb 2015
Colours
Release Date
Power Direct £49.99
Co-op Electrical £79.99
Littlewoods £84.99
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£23.49

#10 Kenwood SB266

SB266
A very popular and bargain price 500W, 1.5L bowl capacity blender, with satisfactory running costs and a recent release date
95
Value for Money
Excellent
60
Features
Good Features
92
Age
1 Month Old
69
Running Costs
£61 / 10 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
500W
1.5L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Type
Chrome
Jul 2017
Colours
Release Date
eBay £23.49
PC World Business £29.98
Currys £29.99
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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

Blenders range in price from £10 to £1,679 and in total we found prices for 288 blenders. A new blender costs on average £102 and 80% of blenders are priced between £22 and £220. The Kenwood kMix is the cheapest blender at only £11, and Waring CB15 is the most expensive at £1,679.

Blender Brands - Price Range

Waring blenders start at £72 and the most expensive Waring blender costs £1,679. The average price of Waring blenders is £824 which is the highest average price of all blender brands.

The %8highest average blender price out of all brands is Blendtec blenders with an average price of £640. Blendtec blenders start at £334 and the most expensive Blendtec blender costs £1,120.

The %8highest average blender price out of all brands is Panasonic blenders with an average price of £361. Panasonic blenders start at £349 and the most expensive Panasonic blender costs £374.

Blender Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 53 expert reviews and 2,349 user reviews for blenders from across the internet and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of blender. The top rated blender brand is KitchenAid with an average rating of 93%. The second best brand is Vitamix with 93% and the third best brand is Magimix with 92%.

Biggest Blender Retailers

We found 213 current offers for blenders from Amazon UK making it the biggest blender retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 187 current offers for blenders. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 58 current blender offers.

When Are Most New Blenders Released?

We looked at the release dates for new blenders over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any obvious trend. 58 new blenders were released in September 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new blender releases. In January 2015 55 new blenders were released making it the biggest month that year for new blender releases. In 2014 most new blenders were released in September, with 129 new blenders released that month.

How Fast Do Blender Prices Drop After Release?

On average blenders drop in price by 0% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new blender costing £102, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £0.

Powers

This represents the power level of the blender, measured in watts.

Across the range of blenders, the powers range from 100W to 2,609W. The powers of most blenders range from 600W to 770W. The blender with the biggest power is the KitchenAidKSB7068, which is a 2,609W blender and sells for £381.09. The KitchenAidKSB7068 has the smallest power. This blender is a 100W blender and currently retails for £71.99.

A larger power level means that the motor in the blender is more powerful, leading to faster and more efficient mixing.

Bowl Capacities

This denotes the capacity of the main bowl of the blender, measured in litres (L).

Comparing all blenders, the bowl capacities range from 0.12L to 6.7L. The bowl capacities of most blenders range from 0.51L to 0.72L. The blender with the biggest bowl capacity is the KenwoodKMM020, which is a 6.7L bowl capacity blender and currently retails for £39.40. The KenwoodKMM020, which is available at £140.00, has the smallest bowl capacity and is a 0.12L bowl capacity blender.

A larger capacity bowl fitted to your blender means that a larger amount of ingredients can be processed and mixed at once, meaning the appliance is more efficient and can be used for larger cookery tasks.

Types

Amongst new blenders, the most popular type is tabletop. We found 272 blenders that are tabletop blenders. Immersion is the second most popular type amongst new blenders. We found 172 blenders that are immersion blenders.

Colours

Amongst new blenders, the most popular colour is Black. We found 190 blenders that are blenders that have a Black coloured. The second most common colour amongst new blenders is White. We found 154 blenders that are blenders that have a White coloured.

Biggest Blender Retailers

We found 213 current offers for blenders from Amazon UK making it the biggest blender retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 187 current offers for blenders. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 58 current blender offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Blenders?

Amazon UK most frequently has the cheapest blender prices (found to be cheapest for 130 blenders).

Proportion of Blenders for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 61% of its blenders, Amazon UK is most frequently the cheapest blender retailer.

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