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Best Blenders

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A blender is an essential appliance for any kitchen. When you have the right blender for the job, making healthy foods at home is easier. Determining which style of blender you should buy depends on your culinary needs and counter space. We’ve gathered a list of our favorites to help you with your choice.

NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor

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NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor

Simple operation

This offering from NutriBullet is set up for smoothie success. You'll receive one 24-ounce blending cup, a comfort lid (to cover the threading on the cup), and a to-go lid with a snap-close spout. When it's time to clean up, you can wash the blade with soap and water and the cup is dishwasher safe. 

Magic Bullet Blender

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Magic Bullet Blender

Quick recipes

Get everything you need to make salsas, smoothies, frozen drinks, and more with this 11-piece set. The included cups are BPA-free and serve as the blending containers for the 250-watt motor base. A 10-second recipe guide is included to get you started on some simple and delicious eats.  

Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

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Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

Three blade blending

What's better than one blade in your blender? How about three! None of your ingredients will escape the blending process thanks to the three tiered-blades attached to the 1100-watt motor. The 72-ounce pitcher has ample space for making multiple servings of drinks or sauces at a time. You'll also get two 16-ounce cups with to-go lids, so you can take your treats with you.

Vitamix 5200 Blender

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Vitamix 5200 Blender

Choice of professionals

Professional kitchens opt for the Vitamix 5200 because the motor is so powerful that you can make hot soup from cold ingredients in six minutes! The speed can be controlled during the blending process, letting you chop, grind, blend, or emulsify your foods. Vitamix also includes a seven-year warranty, so you can buy with confidence. 

Nutri Ninja Pro

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Nutri Ninja Pro

Super smoothies

Use the 900-watts of power on this Ninja model to make drinks in a flash. There is an 18-ounce cup and 24-ounce cup with lid included, so you can mix up drinks and take them to go. You'll also receive a recipe book with 75 foods your Ninja can make. 

Ninja Mega Kitchen System

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Ninja Mega Kitchen System

The works

Blend almost anything in the 72-ounce pitcher or eight-cup food processor bowl with Ninja's two-horsepower motor. It can even handle making two pounds of dough in less than a minute, You'll also receive two 16-ounce Nutri Ninja cups that work with the base. 

All mixed up

No matter what you’re looking to make, there is a blender that can fit your needs. Smaller countertop blenders are a good choice for making smoothies and dips for one or two people, and their smaller footprint means you’ll lose less counter space. For these purposes, we recommend the NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor. The simple operation and smaller components mean that both making your drinks and cleaning up after them are faster. The included accessories make this a great gift for college students, or someone that wants to make more of their healthy drinks at home.

Larger, heavy-duty blenders can handle virtually anything, but take up more space. But if you need a true kitchen workhorse, we recommend the Vitamix 5200 Blender. This blender is found in professional kitchens all across the world. It’s durable, produces amazingly smooth spreads, and can even be used to make fresh soup.