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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique blenders rating which considers: 4,800 UK prices • 14,000 expert & user reviews • 1,500 product comparisons • 13 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Ninja CT610UK

36 Reviews

£63.45

2.1L
Info
1,000W
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Tabletop
Info
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£130
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#2

88

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Kenwood BLP400BK

£40.00

2L
Info
650W
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Tabletop
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Info
£87
Over 10 years
Oct 2018
#3

88

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Ninja BL610

984 Reviews

£45.99

2L
Info
1,000W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
£130
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
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#4

88

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Kenwood BLX750RD

£95.00

1.6L
Info
800W
Info
Tabletop
Info
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£110
Over 10 years
Oct 2018
#5

88

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Magimix 3200XL

129 Reviews

£169.00

2.6L
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650W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
£87
Over 10 years
Sep 2017
Voucher
#6

87

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KitchenAid 5KSB1585BAC

47 Reviews

£120.00

1.75L
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550W
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Tabletop
Info
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(Unknown)
May 2018
#7

87

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Tefal BL542840

15 Reviews

£32.00

1.2L
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1,000W
Info
Tabletop
Info
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£130
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
#8

86

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Tefal Blendforce

637 Reviews

£29.99

1.75L
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500W
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Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Aug 2016
#9

86

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NutriBullet 600

314 Reviews

£49.99

0.7L
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600W
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Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Nov 2017
#10

86

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Ninja BL660WM

139 Reviews

£76.54

2L
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1,100W
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Tabletop
Info
Info
£150
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
Voucher
#11

86

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KitchenAid 5KSB1565BWH

£79.99

1.75L
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550W
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Tabletop
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Oct 2017
#12

86

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Beko HBA6700W

17 Reviews

£35.00

0.7L
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700W
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Immersion
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Info
£94
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
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#13

86

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Smeg BLF01

59 Reviews

£109.99

1.5L
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800W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
£110
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
#14

86

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Philips HR365201

47 Reviews

£123.70

2L
Info
1,400W
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Tabletop
Info
Info
£190
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
#15

86

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Morphy Richards 402052

58 Reviews
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£41.99

0.75L
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650W
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Immersion
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£87
Over 10 years
May 2015
#16

86

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Ninja QB3001UK

125 Reviews

£49.00

0.47L
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700W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
£94
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
#17

86

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Ninja NJ600

381 Reviews

£53.54

2L
Info
1,000W
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Tabletop
Info
Info
£130
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#18

86

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Magimix Le Blender

363 Reviews

£144.00

1.8L
Info
1,200W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
£160
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
#19

85

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Tefal BL962B40

16 Reviews

£178.98

2L
Info
1,300W
Info
Tabletop
Info
Info
£170
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#20

85

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Braun MQ3025

44 Reviews

£34.98

0.6L
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700W
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Immersion
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£94
Over 10 years
Sep 2017

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What Are The Best Blender Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every blender and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated blender brand is Braun with an average rating of 87%. Compare all award winning blenders.

Rank Brand Number of Blenders Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Braun Blenders 39 £18 - £100
87%
670 reviews
#2
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Ninja Blenders 28 £22 - £245
85%
5,030 reviews
#3
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Philips Blenders 55 £24 - £280
84%
690 reviews
#4
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KitchenAid Blenders 26 £24 - £569
83%
1,058 reviews
#5
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Bosch Blenders 53 £19 - £374
81%
193 reviews
#6
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Kenwood Blenders 30 £15 - £300
80%
7 reviews
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Tefal Blenders 26 £20 - £179
79%
1,194 reviews
#8
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Russell Hobbs Blenders 25 £11 - £282
78%
433 reviews
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Morphy Richards Blenders 27 £15 - £50
74%
59 reviews

Trending Blender Comparisons

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Magimix
Le Blender
£129.99
£226 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Vitamix
Professional Series 300
£356.12
Newer by 23
months
Better brand
A bit better
user reviews
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Bosch
MSM881X2
£344.45
Cheaper to run
by £27 over
five years
VS
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Braun
MQ 9087X
£99.97
£244 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
19 months newer
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Vitamix
7500
£634.51
Vastly better
user reviews
VS
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Philips
HR3868
£279.99
£355 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Expert reviews
are vastly
better
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Bosch
MSM67190
£59.95
£5 cheaper
Newer by four
months
VS
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Braun
MQ5137
£64.85
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Magimix
Le Blender
£129.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Overall reviews
are hugely
better
Two months
newer
VS
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Ninja
BL642
£118.96
£11 cheaper
Better brand
Moderately
better user
reviews
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KitchenAid
5KSB1585
£120.00
£10 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
VS
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Magimix
Le Blender
£129.99
Better overall
reviews
A bit better
user reviews
Bigger bowl
capacity
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Bosch
MMBH4P3W
£373.66
£142 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Vitamix
A3500
£515.55
Better Kagoo
Score
10 months newer
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Vitamix
Professional Series 750
£460.02
One more award
More customers
recommend it
Significantly
better user
reviews
VS
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Philips
HR3868
£279.99
£180 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Much better
expert reviews
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Magimix
11612
£159.95
1.15L bigger
bowl capacity
VS
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Ninja
BL480
£47.59
£112 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Braun
JB 5160
£100.47
Bigger bowl
capacity
Newer by five
months
VS
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Ninja
BL450
£55.00
£45 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Braun
MQ745
£62.99
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
£7 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Russell Hobbs
22700
£42.95
£20 cheaper
16 months newer
User reviews
are better
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KitchenAid
5KHB2571
£98.90
£20 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Bamix
Gastro
£119.10
Newer by 15
months
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KitchenAid
5KSB5080
£219.99
Better brand
User reviews
are appreciably
better
Overall reviews
are better
VS
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Vitamix
S30
£230.00
A bit better
expert reviews
Newer by eight
months
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Braun
MQ5137
£64.85
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Cheaper to run
by £7 over
five years
VS
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Kenwood
BLP600WH
£60.00
£5 cheaper
Bigger bowl
capacity
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Vitamix
5200
£445.71
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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ESB9400
£269.97
£176 cheaper
Newer by 19
months
Bigger bowl
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between immersion and tabletop blenders?
AAn immersion blender is a stand-alone blending unit that is lowered directly into mixes (such as soups) to blend them. Tabletop blenders have their own bowl and a fixed blending unit attached.
QWhat is a 'pulse function'?
APulse turns the blender on for very short periods at full power, allowing you to make the finishing touches to mixes, or blend stubborn parts of a mixture.
QWhat is a 'chopper' attachment?
AA chopper attachment consists of a small jar, into which you place fresh herbs and leaves. The blender is attached to the jar, and chops the herbs into small pieces for cooking.

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.

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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.

Blenders and mixers tend to be used interchangably as names for kitchen appliances used for reducing food and ingredients, but blenders tend to be faster and more powerful, focussed on reducing to pure liquid rather than creating an even mix. This is what makes them good for soups or smoothies

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 423 blenders ranging from £10 to £1,199. A new blender costs on average £99 and 80% of blenders are priced between £20 and £245. The most expensive blender that we found is the Waring CB15VK at £1,199, and the cheapest is the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher at only £10.

Blender Brands - Price Range

Blendtec blenders start at £220 and their most expensive blender costs £1,119. The highest average blender price out of all brands is Blendtec blenders with an average price of £670.

Waring blenders range in price from £84 to £1,199, and the average price of Waring blenders is £641 which is the second highest average price of all blender brands.

Vitamix blenders start at £228 and their most expensive blender costs £629. The average price of Vitamix blenders is £400 which is the third highest average price of all blender brands.

Blender Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 86 expert reviews and 13,009 user reviews for blenders and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of blender. The top rated blender brand is Braun with an average rating of 87%. The second best brand is Ninja with 85% and the third best brand is Philips with 84%.

Biggest Blender Retailers

The biggest blender retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 400 current blender offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 130 offers. That means eBay is over 3 times bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to blenders. PC World Business is the third biggest retailer with 43 current offers.

When Are Most New Blenders Released?

October to November is the most common period for new blenders to be released in. For the latest blender features you may want to consider waiting until October 2019. Also the price of the current blenders may drop off just before the latest models are released in October. In November 2018, 30 new blenders were released making it the biggest month that year for new blender releases. In 2017 most new blenders were released in November as well, with 48 new blenders released that month. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new blenders, with 98 new blenders released that month.

How Fast Do Blender Prices Drop After Release?

On average blenders drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £1 on a typical £99 new blender by waiting 6 months before buying.

Bowl Capacities

'Bowl Capacity' denotes the capacity of the main bowl of the blender, measured in litres (L).

Across the range of blenders, the bowl capacities range from 0.12L to 7L. The bowl capacities of the majority of blenders range from 0.4L to 0.7L. The Bosch MSM6300GB, which sells for £32.99, has the biggest bowl capacity and is a 7L bowl capacity blender. The blender with the smallest bowl capacity is the Grundig SM3330, which is a 0.3L bowl capacity blender and is available at £38.17.

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.

Power

'Power' represents the power level of the blender, measured in watts.

The power of blenders range from 56W to 6,700W. The power of the majority of blenders range from 300W to 500W. The KitchenAid KSB7068CA, which is on sale for £260.17, has the biggest power and is a 2,609W blender. The Russell Hobbs 22220, which is on sale for £10.70, has the smallest power and is a 70W blender.

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

Types

There are two main types of blender: tabletop blenders that sit on your kitchen worktop and blender inside a glass jug, and immersion blenders that are handheld devices that can be immersed into bowls or saucepans to blend the contents.

The most popular type amongst new blenders is tabletop. We found 565 blenders that are tabletop blenders. Immersion is the second most popular type amongst new blenders. We found 342 blenders that are immersion blenders.

Available Colours

We found 355 blenders that are blenders that have a black coloured, which makes this the most common colour amongst new blenders. We found 319 blenders that are blenders that have a white coloured, making white the second most frequently found colour amongst new blenders.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Blenders?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying blenders. For each retailer it shows the total number of blenders where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying blenders. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 318 of their blender prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Blenders for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for blenders by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of blender prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's blender prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 79.5% of their blender prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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