December 1, 2020

8 of the best blenders for making smoothies

8 of the best blenders for making smoothies

You can use a blender for all sorts of stuff, but the first thing that comes to many of our minds when thinking of a blender is smoothies. If a blender isn’t good at making smoothies, what’s the point? There are a couple things to look for in a blender, whether it’s full sized or personal sized, if you want to make a good smoothie.

Here’s what makes a blender good for smoothies

If you want to make a smoothie, your blender has to be able to handle ice and frozen fruit. Full stop. Unless you like your smoothies mushy and lukewarm, which frankly sounds pretty gross. We’ll stick with a smooth, icy texture. …

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BEST BLENDER

Vitamix A2300 Ascent series

With app connectivity and tons of settings, this is a stellar blender.

  • Power: 1,500 watts
  • Capacity: 64 ounces


$469.95 from Amazon

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BEST BLENDER FOR CRUSHING ICE

Ninja Professional

With super sharp blades, this blender crushes ice and frozen fruit with ease.

  • Power: 1,000 watts
  • Capacity: 72 ounces


$99.99 from Amazon

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BEST BUDGET BLENDER

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher

With two blending cups, this Hamilton Beach doubles as a full-sized and personal blender.

  • Power: 700 watts
  • Capacity: 40 ounces


$39.99 from Amazon

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BEST PERSONAL BLENDER

Magic Bullet personal blender

The Magic Bullet is ideal for creating single portions.

  • Power: 250 watts
  • Capacity: 18 ounces


$49.99 from Amazon

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BEST ALL-IN-ONE BLENDER

Calphalon auto-speed blender

This blender automatically adjusts its speed to deliver the perfect consistency.

  • Power: 1,100 watts
  • Capacity: 2 liters


$199.99 from Amazon

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BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Oster Pro blender

This blender’s affordable price and desirable features make it a great choice for the money.

  • Power: 1,200 watts
  • Capacity: 48 ounces


$59.99 from Amazon

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BEST QUIET BLENDER

Black+Decker PowerCrush

Quiet technology helps muffle this blender’s noise.

  • Power: 900 watts
  • Capacity: 48 ounces


$49.88 from Walmart

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MOST POWERFUL PERSONAL BLENDER

Cosori personal blender

With a powerful motor and speed controls this is a great personal blender.

  • Power: 800 watts
  • Capacity: 24 ounces


$39.99 from Amazon

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