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9 of the best blenders to buy for your kitchen needs

From mixing up your Healthy Mummy smoothie, to chopping up fruit and vegetables, crushing ice and puréeing soups – blenders are definitely a handy kitchen gadget.

But which one to buy? Like all kitchen equipment on the market, there’s a whole range of blenders to chose from.

What to consider when buying a blender

Size

Depending on how often you plan using your blending may impact the size you choose. For example, if you plan on having a smoothie for breakfast every day,  you might want to consider keeping it on the countertop rather than getting it out of the cupboard every day. If that’s the case, consider the height so it fits neatly under kitchen cabinets. If you would rather your benchtops clear, think about a lightweight model that’s more portable or even a stick blender.

Power Range

Typically blenders with higher wattage will perform better as they can easily turn bigger pieces such as fruits into liquid on their own without additional liquid. Lower wattage blenders can require more liquid to help food pieces to be emulsified. That said, it is usually the overall design of the blender that will determine performance.

Glass, Plastic or Stainless Steel?

Glass containers are heavier but often more stable and won’t retain aromas from foods or stain as easily as plastic models. While plastic contains can stain they are lighter making it easier to pour from. Stainless Steel containers are usually high-powered but block visibility which means you may need to keep checking the consistency of what you’re blending.

Blades

It’s not always about the sharpness of the blender blades but their strength. Sharp blades may dull over time, whereas strong blades are much more likely to last longer and are easier to clean.

Budget

There are some extremely cheap blenders on the market that may seem like a bargain, but if you plan on using them frequently,  may end up as false economy and in landfill. However, if they are for just occasional use, maybe perfectly appropriate. Make a good one-time investment if you use your blender on a regular basis.

Here is a selection of the best blenders in 2021 from Canstar to help you find the right one for you.

Best blenders in Australia

Overall best blender: Philips ProBlend 5000 Series 1000W

Best blenders to buy for your kitchen needs

Pros

  • Crushes ice in seconds
  • Quieter than other blenders

Cons

  • Several customers found the jug flimsy
  • Plastic sleeve at the base can’t be removed for cleaning

Price:$179

Best bullet blender: Nutribullet 900w Series Blender

Pros

  • User-friendly
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Small capacity
  • Not suitable for hot, warm or carbonated ingredients

Price: $89

Best cheapest blender: Russell Hobbs RHBL2 Jug Blender

Pros

  • Scratch-resistant glass jug
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Noisier than most blenders
  • Some customers reported leakage

Price: $49

Best high end blender: Vitamix Ascent Series A2500i High-Performance Blender

 

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Pros

  • 10 speed settings and 3 programs
  • Comes with a 10 year warranty

Cons

  • Doesn’t come with multiple containers
  • Jug is not made of glass

Price: $1,150

Best jug blender: KitchenAid KSB1332YPA K150 Blender

Pros

  • Comes with dual-purpose blender jars
  • Senses contents for optimal blending action

Cons

  • Blades used for the personal jars are sold separately
  • Difficult to clean

Price: $269.99

Best blender for baby food: Cherub Baby Steamer and Blender

 

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Pros

  • Versatile
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Not cheap
  • Customers said it occasionally leaks

Price: $79

Best blender for ice: Sunbeam Ice Breaker Blender

Best blenders to buy for your kitchen needs

Pros

  • Good value for money
  • Suitable for soups, smoothies and milkshakes

Cons

  • Has an electric smell that lingers after use
  • Motor is only 550W

Price: $69

Best blender for smoothies: NutriBullet 1,200W Series Blender

Pros

  • Powerful motor
  • Cup is dishwasher safe

Cons

  • Might make too much for 1 person
  • Warranty is only for a year

Price: $199

Best stick blender: Braun MultiQuick 9

 

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Pros

  • Comes with various attachments
  • Dishwasher-safe parts

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t come with storage for attachments

Price: $249

Our Healthy Mummy community on their favourite blenders

Kylie Ruppenthal

“Love my NutriBullet Ninja! Used every day for years and still going strong.”

Kira Poliseno

“I have a NutriBullet and I love it!”

Sascha Farley

“Love my Breville Boss to go!”

Cassie Krawczyk

“I love my NutriBullet.”

Rebecca Perkovic

“I love my NutriBullet Ninja Auto iQ, it’s super fast, blends everything really well and easy for the whole family to use.”

Chelsea Dixon

“I have a NutriBullet Ninja intelligence absolutely the best blender ever!”

Eleanor Hannah

“I love my NutriBullet Ninja but I definitely need an upgrade to an all in one, and just have a sunbeam food processor.”

The Healthy Mummy Smoothies

Our meal-replacement Smoothies have been formulated by leading nutritionists to be the perfect companion to a busy mum’s life when trying to lose weight.

See some of the amazing results Mums have achieved by drinking our Smoothies here.

How can Healthy Mummy Smoothies benefit you?

  • Healthy Mummy Smoothies are an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients & important antioxidants
  • They don’t contain weight loss accelerants, caffeine, gluten and are dairy-free. They are also a non-Genetically Modified product.
  • They can help with weight management when used as part of a diet and exercise plan
  • They provide the best possible nutrition for energy
  • They’re breastfeeding-safe and are designed to help to support milk supply
  • They’re 96% sugar free and 100% fructose free
  • They’re low GI & high fibre which helps you feel fuller for longer and aids digestion
  • They’re quick and easy to prepare and taste delicious
  • They’re high in protein & lower in sugar than any other product on the market – see a comparison table.

To learn more about our Smoothies and or to purchase yours CLICK HERE.