KitchenAid KSB1570SL 5-Speed Blender with 56-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher

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How to choose a blender? Here is a perfect mix of what you need to keep in mind when choosing a blender!

I was thrilled to see just how many of you reacted positively towards my last few posts that covered The Best Personal Blender and NutriBullet Pro Reviews among the many.

Along with the happy feedback I got, I also received a lot of questions, which of course I’m more than happy to answer. One of the most commonly asked questions was how to choose a blender or juicer. So today I’ll be talking you through how you can choose the best appliance for yourself. After that we’ll look at more specific things like the Vitamix Food Processor for instance.

First of all:

You need to know that blenders typically come in 3 main types; high-end all-inclusive blenders like Blendtec, old-school blenders like Cuisinart and KitchenAid and then there are mini blenders, a.k.a the NutriBullet types.

High-End Blenders

If you’ve got the cash to splash, or you’ve been saving up for a while, these blenders (the more expensive models) will be worth every cent spent. Vitamix is arguably one of the best examples out there, a big dog that’ll tackle anything from nuts to raw soups and obviously the odd cocktail or 6. The Vitamix comes with an extremely easy to use interface and sports variable speeds, its sole drawback being the price. Expect to pay anything between $300 and $600 depending on the model.

Vitamix 5200 Series Blender

Vitamix 5200 Series Blender

 

Mid-Range Blenders

If Vitamix blenders had you running for the hills with their price tags, you can still invest in something that’ll do more than just a basic job and at a good price too! These models aren’t as powerful as high-end blenders, but they’re great if you’re going to be using them for smoothie making as your main aim. Some of the top game players in this field are names like Breville, Cuisinart, Omega and KitchenAid.

KitchenAid KSB1570SL 5-Speed Blender with 56-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher

KitchenAid KSB1570SL 5-Speed Blender with 56-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher

 

Mini Blenders

Mini blenders, or personal blenders, are the ones that are based on the design of the Magic Bullet and NutriBullet. These blenders are small, so they’ll make maybe 2 servings max, they’re also cheap and very easy to use. If you haven’t got a lot of counter space and your budget is a little tight, I’d highly recommend one of these.

NutriBullet (Red) Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer, 8-piece Set

NutriBullet (Red) Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer, 8-piece Set

 

The Blender Buying Guide

This is kind of important: you can never do too much homework before you go ahead and invest in a blender.

Once you’ve researched the brand you’ve got in mind, go ahead and see what those customer reviews actually say, and do shop around for the best deal.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind:

  • The blender needs to suit your budget
  • The blender needs to be powerful enough to do what you have planned for it
  • Your blender needs to fit into your kitchen; counter space is a big deal okay
  • It needs to have the capacity to blend up as little or as much as you need

The Best Blenders Are…

  • Powered by a workhorse motor
  • Operated by great blades
  • Backed by a warranty 

Why I recommend High-End Blenders?

Look, high speed blenders are just so much more powerful, and they usually come with all the bells and whistles you could ever need (like different settings and interchangeable blades etc.).

While lower priced blenders can and WILL get the job done, why would you want to settle for second best if you have the opportunity to invest in something that’ll probably last you a good 10 years or so?

High speed blenders are all-stars when it comes to pulverizing and extracting nutrients from the fiber or pulp, plus they’ve mastered the art of blending up ingredients like nuts and dates, which is saying a lot.

What are some of the best high-speed blenders?

Well, I’ve already mentioned a few, but here are some other great options you might want to consider:

I’ve got some great info on these that you’d be crazy not to check out by the way! I’ll show you exactly how to choose a high-speed blender and show you some of the best models that money can buy!

What are some of the best cheap blenders?

Essentially, it comes down to Cuisinart and KitchenAid, so if you’re having a hard time deciding between the two, go ahead and read my thoughts on the Cuisinart vs KitchenAid Food Processor.

Final Thoughts

That about sums up my thoughts on how to choose a blender. The motor, blades and price are your main considerations, so make sure the blender ticks all of your boxes before you invest.

Coming up next I’ll give you a good old battle of the blenders and show you who reigns supreme between Cuisinart and KitchenAid before I’ll blabber a bit with my KitchenAid Diamond Blender Review.

I’ve got a lot of useful and informative stuff to say, so if you’re keen on a little learning, make sure you check back in with me again soon.

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