A Breakdown Of Blenders, By Price And Usage

09/02/2016 7:03 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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So many blenders on the market, only so much time you can waste watching infomercials before you go a little crazy.

Some make soups and nut butters, while others make smoothies which might be more your thing. Do you have plenty of space on your kitchen bench, or do you need something compact?

To help you make the right investment, we’ve broken down the most popular blenders into price, features and best uses.

Magic Bullet

RRP $99

Features:

  • 250 Watt motor
  • Compact and easy to store
  • Chops, mixes, blends, whips and grinds
  • Includes dishwasher-safe cups: one large, one small, four party handled mugs and lids
  • One year warranty

Best For:

Smoothies, icy drinks, sauces and grinding coffee, nuts and seeds

Noteworthy:

  • Cheaper than the NutriBullet, Breville Boss To Go and Vitamix S30 -- but less powerful
  • Uses less bench space than regular blenders
  • Great for if you want smoothies on the go
  • Smaller capacity than regular blenders

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NutriBullet

RRP $169.99

Features:

  • 600 Watt motor
  • Compact and easy to store
  • Includes BPA free dishwasher-safe and shatter-proof cups: two short and one tall with lids
  • Pulverises fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds
  • One year warranty

Best For:

Smoothies, sorbets, icy drinks, sauces and nut butters

Noteworthy:

  • Bigger, more powerful motor compared to the Magic Bullet
  • More expensive than Magic Bullet but cheaper than Breville Boss To Go and Vitamix S30
  • Has a larger capacity than Magic Bullet

nutribullet



KitchenAid

Artisan Diamond Blender

RRP $279

Features:

  • 550 Watt motor
  • Four speeds (chop, mix, puree and liquify) plus ice, pulse and hot foods mode
  • 1.75 litre BPA free jug that is shatter, scratch and stain resistance
  • LED electronic control panel
  • Two year warranty

Best For:

Smoothies, frozen drinks, hot food

Noteworthy:

  • Affordable option for a larger blender
  • Not as powerful as other larger blenders
  • Function buttons with tailored programmes

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Breville

Boss To Go

RRP $299.95

Features:

  • 1000 Watt motor
  • Durable stainless steel blades and bowl
  • Includes two 500ml and one 700ml dishwasher safe tumblers, and flip-top travel lids for on-the-go drinking
  • Blends particles up to 42 per cent finer than some other personal blenders
  • One year warranty

Best For:

Making smoothies

Noteworthy:

  • Small and compact
  • Easy to store
  • Cheaper than larger blenders -- but more expensive than Magic Bullet and NutriBullet
  • Great for if you mostly want to make smoothies

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Breville

The Boss

RRP $699.95

Features:

  • High powered blender that grinds, mixes, blends and beats
  • 12-speed variable manual controls and LCD backlit display
  • Includes BPA-free two litre jug, tamper tool and flexible scraper
  • Blends particles up to 50 per cent smaller than traditional blenders for a superfine texture
  • Seven year warranty

Best For:

  • Making smoothies, sorbets, nut butters, hot soup, and grinding spices and grains into flours

Noteworthy:

  • Large and takes up bigger bench space
  • Easy to clean
  • More expensive than other blender options

breville boss blender



Vitamix

S30 Personal Blender

RRp $845

Features:

  • 790 Watt motor
  • Variable speed control and pulse setting
  • Includes 1.2 litre BPA free container and tamper, two shatter-resistant, double insulated 600ml travel containers
  • Five year warranty

Best For:

Smoothies, nut milk, salad dressings, frozen desserts, grinding grains, chopping vegetables and small batches of soup

Noteworthy:

  • Good for on-the-go smoothies
  • Small in size but powerful enough to be used like a regular blender
  • Easy to clean
  • More expensive than other popular personal blenders

vitamix s30



Vitamix

Total Nutrition Center

RRP $995

Features:

  • Two peak output horsepower motor
  • Able to chop, cream, blend, cook, grind, knead, churn, emulsify, crush, whisk, frappé, purée, powder and whip
  • Includes BPA free two litre container, spill-proof lid with removable plug and tamper
  • Seven year warranty

Best For:

Making smoothies, icy drinks, sorbets, chopping fruit and vegetables and hot soup

Noteworthy:

  • Less affordable
  • Larger and takes up bigger bench space
  • Excellent quality -- built to last

vitamix total nutrition center



KitchenAid

Magnetic Drive Blender

RRP $999

Features:

  • High powered two peak horsepower magnetic drive system to power its blades and secure jug
  • Intelli-Speed Control to automatically optimise blade speed
  • Variable speed control and four pre-programmed settings and pulse function
  • Includes 1.75 litre BPA free dishwasher safe jug
  • Seven year warranty

Best For:

Icy drinks, smoothies, soups and sauces

Noteworthy:

  • Won Kitchen Innovation of the Year Award in 2015
  • More expensive than other blenders
  • High powered

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