Here at the Strategist UK, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve covered all sorts of kitchen essentials before — including microwaves, slow cookers, and kettles — here, we’ve rounded up the best blenders for everyone, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated overall blender
Nutribullet’s high-speed blender was the best-rated overall, with 83 percent of its reviews being five stars. Almost one in five of all reviews said it was easy to use, and just under 30 percent of all reviews said the blender was really easy to clean, too. This is due to the removable blade, which unscrews from the base — one customer said it was easier to clean than several other blenders she had tried before. Reviewers also said it handled frozen fruit well, including a mum who made her kids healthy smoothies and a man with sore joints who found slicing fruit difficult. Eighteen reviewers pointed out that this model, which features a 600-watt motor, was particularly noisy, including a woman who had taken to wearing headphones when she made her breakfast.
Best-rated (less expensive) blender
At almost half the price, Tefal’s blendeo blender was well received by customers — 70 percent of all reviews are five stars. 12 reviews highlighted the high quality of the glass jug, which one reviewer said was far better equipped to handle soup and other hot liquids than a plastic alternative. Additionally, 29 reviews mentioned how easy it was to clean. This blender has a 1.5-litre capacity and two speed settings as well as a pulse option.
Best-rated high-speed blender
This blender by Homgeek has a 2,000-watt motor, making it almost three times as powerful as the Nutribullet. It has a two-litre capacity and eight different settings, which one reviewer said could crush ice to chips, grind coffee beans for their French press and also make nut butters. The blades’ design means that food is pulled downward rather than pushed upward, according to one reviewer, meaning food is blended quickly and smoothly. Someone said this blender made the creamiest strawberry daiquiris they’d ever tasted, and added that cleaning it up was really easy. Reviewers were mixed regarding the noise levels — while several people said it was quieter than other models, one woman said turning it on was like a rocket taking off, with the smoothie setting particularly bad.
Best-rated blender for food processing
Nutribullet’s 11-piece set turns the blender into a number of different kitchen tools. It has a food processor attachment which can grate and dice food, a steamer basket, and has a sealed lid so excess food can be stored in the fridge. Many reviewers found it an excellent substitute for a large food processor, including an elderly customer who was unable to grip a knife any longer and a university student who could easily prep ingredients in her small shared kitchen. Seven reviewers said they replaced their food processor with this blender, but one five-star reviewer said it might not be a direct replacement, as it struggled with mincing meat. Overall, one in nine reviews said this was easy to use, and 70 reviews highlighted the value for money.
Best-rated blender for protein shakes
While this blender by Breville isn’t the most advanced model, reviewers loved the single-portion jug. One student said he made his Huel shakes in it every morning, while one mum said she can blend her daughter a milkshake on demand without having to worry about making too much or having leftovers. 510 reviewers said the blender, which just has a single setting, was simple and easy to use, and 313 reviews specifically mentioned how effective it was at blending protein shakes — the blender comes with a separate sports-cap bottle for decanting smoothies or shakes and taking them with you. 180 reviews also said the blender could handle fruits and vegetables, though one reviewer advised against trying to blend seeds or nuts.
Best-rated immersion blender
For an immersion blender (also known as a stick blender), this Russell Hobbs model was the best-rated overall, with reviewers particularly impressed with the attachments that came with it. One five-star review said this was the only gadget anyone needed in the kitchen, citing the whisk as an excellent way to make gravy or pancake batter. Another reviewer said the processor attachment helped them make breadcrumbs and chop vegetables (however, one customer says to chop effectively, the blender needs at least two portions of food in it). Four parents say the immersion blender is great for pureeing food for their babies, and 25 reviews total said that it was easy to clean. In total, 81 percent of the reviewers were five stars.
Some other Strategist-recommended blenders
“I swear by a good Bamix stick blender,” says Kerth Gumbs, head chef at Ormer Mayfair. “I use it to make purées, marinades, spice mixes, and sauces.” While the Bamix brand are synonymous with the highest-quality kitchen implements, father-of-four Gumbs’s current diners aren’t always so discerning. “I have a toddler, and it really comes in handy to prepare food for her,” he says.
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