Blenders have come a long way and these days you can blend practically anything from your favorite chocolate milkshake, warm brothy potato soup, mixed berries smoothie to the ever exotic pina colada.
We went through blenders of all sizes and power and came up with this list of best blenders to buy.
How to Choose the Best Blender
So how do you settle for the best blender? Here are a few tips.
Consider what you'll be blending most.
If you'll be subjecting your blender to all sorts of food and chunks of ice or frozen fruits for smoothies, then a high performance or high power blender is what you need. If protein shakes is your thing then a small personal blender will do. If creaming soups is your thing then the hand held immersion blender will definitely do the trick (conveniently in the pot).
Consider the available storage space in your kitchen.
Don't buy an oversized blender that you don't have space for.
Consider the ease of cleaning.
Is the blender easily dismantled for cleaning? Does it have nooks and crannies that are difficult to clean? Does the blade assembly come out for cleaning? Save yourself the hassle and find a blender that is easy to disassemble and clean.
Check out the blender jar's material.
Some are made from plastic, others made from glass. Plastic ones are lighter but tend to absorb smells and food tint while glass ones tend to be heavier and more prone to breaking but they usually provide a better view and last longer if properly cared for. There are also stainless steel ones which are great for alcoholic drinks.
With these few key factors, you should be able to find the best blender.