There are hundreds of blenders available on the market. Our blender buying guide will make shopping

easier for you by helping you to find the best blender for your needs.

What to look for when you buy a blender?

The five main features that you should look for when you buy a blender are:

  • Power: blenders for smoothies often have a wattage of 700 to 1500. More powerfulblenders for more green leafy vegetables can improve grinding and liquefying than those with low

    wattage. If the amount is less than 700 watts, the blender is better for chopping and not for

    smoothies.

  • Size of the container: Decide where you will use the blender. Are you going to mainly makesmoothies for yourself or the whole family and have a great need for large quantities. Or maybe you

    going to make soups and you prefer a handheld. Most countertop models are large enough for 5 to 8

    cups. Handheld blenders are better for smaller tasks with assorted knives and personal blenders are big

    enough for two cups.

  • Species can: Cans are available in plastic, glass and even steel. Plastic is the most common somake sure you buy a blender is free of Bisphenol A. Plastic may lose its luster rather than glass, but it is quite durable and

    easy to clean. Glass is durable and retains its luster longer. Stainless steel blenders look good, but you

    can not see what is happening in your blender.

  • Control and speed: 3 to 16 is the normal speed that you often find in a blender. These rangefrom buttons, to switches, to knobs and some even have a program feature, which allows you to select

    what you make. Example, if you want to make ‘Smoothie’, your blender will go through a cycle that is

    best for a smoothie. Fewer options means less control, but not necessarily less power.

  • Price: Generally a higher price blender has more wattage and often more features.

The difference between a juicer and blender

When you use a blender, then everything that goes into the container is what you may drink or eat. This

is different than in a juicer or slow juicer because they remove the soluble fiber. You will see

that the juice is poured into a container and pulp in another.

In a blender, you maintain the soluble fiber and consume everything went into your blender. All fruits,

vegetables, superfoods, nuts, nut milk are still remained in your smoothie.

Types of blender

Power countertop blenders (1500 watt +)

Overview

This power blenders are specifically designed for years of daily use in commercial and home kitchens.

They often have a higher wattage for superior quality. Mixing big green leafy vegetables, large quantities

of soup and grind nuts and cereal flour is not a problem for this type of blenders.

Perfect for

  • Anyone who is going to make a lot of smoothies at once
  • Grinding of green leafy vegetables
  • Anyone who intends to use his / her blender to use every day

Benefits

  • Most diverse (for example, make notes of milk and flour)
  • Grinds rushes and thoroughly
  • Variable speed gives more control

Disadvantages

  • Expensive
  • Takes up more space in the kitchen

Price range: more than € 300

Standard countertop blenders

Overview

Standard countertop blenders are great machines, but may not be as powerful or have as many features

as the power blenders. These blenders usually have a lower price and are great for making smoothies

and simple soup and puree.

Perfect for

  • Occasionally make smoothies and soup
  • A person who intends to make simple recipes in his / her blender

Benefits

  • Easy to use
  • Grinds fast
  • Lower price range than the powerful blenders

Disadvantages

  • Takes up space in the kitchen
  • Consistency is not as smooth as elite blenders, especially in green leafy vegetables
  • Less speed settings and control than power blenders

Price range: € 50 – € 175

Handheld blenders

Overview

Handheld blenders are long and thin household appliances that can maneuver easily by hand in the

kitchen to the mix, chop and puree. They are ideal for small tasks.

Perfect for

  • Anyone with little space in the kitchen
  • Making mixed soup

Benefits

  • Easy to maneuver with your hand, giving you more control
  • Takes up little space
  • Cheap
  • Can mix directly in pans or pots, no need to transfer

Disadvantages

Not ideal for the mixing of fruit and vegetables for a smoothie

Price range: € 20 – € 100

Personal blenders

Overview

Small, personal blenders are ideal for people who have little time and make one or two smoothies a

time. These are perfect for traveling, as you can with you can carry.

Perfect for

  • Smoothies
  • Some portions

Benefits

  • Take up little space
  • It’s a two-in-one, a blender and a cup

Disadvantages

  • Takes longer to make multiple servings
  • Limited functions (eg finished walnut milk and flour)
  • Takes longer to ground leafy vegetables

Price range: € 100 – € 150