Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like mattresses), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, the best blenders on Amazon — we’ve also picked out our favorite ice-cream makers and toasters — according to the people (note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity). We’ve also written about a terrific immersion blender before, too.
Best portable blender
4 stars, 3,375 reviews
“I love this thing. I’ve had it for several months now. I love it so much in fact that I had to slow down using it. I was making so many smoothies that I realized I was eating about half of my daily calorie intake in smoothies! Not ideal, haha. I like how I can blend ice into anything and get a nice, smooth texture. I also like that I can pop off the container to shake it so that I can ensure that the ingredients are being well-blended. Overall, definitely recommend this item, especially for the price.”
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Best safety-feature blender
4.4 stars, 1,447 reviews
“This blender is amazing. Multiple blades make it happen. Safety interlock and sealed top reflect a well-thought-out design. Constructed of ruggedized plastic, not glass, makes it lightweight, but unlikely to damage if dropped. It’s not quiet, but not nearly as loud as our previous one. Blade assembly is easily removed for cleaning, but care is needed in handling. Entire unit except the motor base is submersible.”
Best seven-speed blender
4.2 stars, 2,162 reviews
“I love this blender, chops fruits and veggies with ease! I freeze a lot of fruit when it’s in season, then turn it into smoothies the rest of the year. Some blenders won’t blend the frozen fruit very well, but this one does! The best part about it is that it mixes what it is blending better than any other blender I have used, so you don’t have to stop to scrape the sides as much. I love that the blade is metal and the pitcher is glass, so it should last much longer than the plastic ones some brands use. I have had this blender for around a year now, and I love it!”
Best single-serving blender
4.4 stars, 774 reviews
“My husband LOVES it! We have a larger blender, also a Ninja, but when he travels he misses his morning smoothies. Now, he packs this handy, smaller item and still gets his smoothies when he travels. I’m thinking about getting another to keep at my desk at work.”
Best multicolored blender
4.2 stars, 1,038 reviews
“Beautiful. Just beautiful. The design is perfect. This beast of a blender is made to last with that KitchenAid quality. The buttons are all covered, so nothing gets between cracks. The entire unit is just designed with everything in mind for a perfect blend and easy cleanup. Thank you!”
Best hot-and-cold blender
4.6 stars, 109 reviews
“Wow. Just received my Jamba blender, and I must say, I’m extremely impressed. I made a frozen-fruit smoothie and this machine blended it with no problem at all. The consistency was perfect, just like the ones you buy from a smoothie shop. Secondly, I did the ice test, and when I tell you it was just like snow — my goodness, AMAZING. The kids are going to enjoy the snow cones!!! I have been skeptical of the whole soup-making deal, so just to see if it would warm up things, I placed a tomato and some water in the blender. Selected the soup setting, and five minutes later, opened the top. Wow, tons of steam came out. This is a seriously powerful machine.”
Best large-capacity blender
4.5 stars, 1,012 reviews
“A year-and-a-half later, the Ninja still blends as well as the first day. Now, we use it to purée baby food and have begun using the food-processor-bowl attachment more often. I’ve used the Ninja to grind chicken and meat, chop chocolates and veggies, turn nuts into butter, mix dough, and make very smooth smoothies, even with tough vegetables like kale. The system is pretty versatile, and I love that you can just replace a part if it ever malfunctions or breaks. I’d buy this again over the Vitamix!”
Best blender with spout
4.1 stars, 703 reviews
“I love this blender. It is pretty, and recently performed great when I had company for a week. We had piña coladas every day. The little spigot on the side is a nice touch, too.”
Best quiet blender
4.6 stars, 238 reviews
“I’m very impressed with the overall design. The controls are simple, all contained in a single knob without detents (in other words, analog control without preselects). The machine looks built to last and has a quality finish … and it’s quiet relative to my experience with other blenders. As for value, it’s a whole lot of machine for the buck. I think Consumer Reports hit the mark recommending this blender and rating it as their best in the personal-blender category.”
Best professional-grade blender
4.7 stars, 737 reviews
“Best blender I have ever owned and well worth the price. In the past, I have purchased blenders that were inexpensive, and had to replace them every year to two years. This one will last forever. I can make peanut butter, soups, ice cream, smoothies — just about anything. It comes with the low-profile container, so it easily fits under cabinets, the tamper, cookbook, getting-started guide, and DVD. I use it every day. My sister-in-law has had her Vitamix for 20-plus years now and has had no issues with it. It still works like a brand-new blender. Vitamix customer service is fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to buy a new blender for the last time.”
Best hand blender
4.5 stars, 736 reviews
“I’m a kitchen-gadget fiend and freely admit it. There are some items that I buy and then realize they aren’t as useful as I thought they would be. Others become indispensable. This blender definitely falls into that category! I’ve had it for eight years, and it’s still working as beautifully as it did on day one. This little guy is a great deal — great brand that has well-made products and easy-to-use customer service if you ever need it. This is a good price on a stick or immersion blender, and it comes with a very handy container with a lid to blend or store in. Although you can blend in any container, it can be hard to find ones with nice tall sides to help prevent splatter — most importantly, if you’re working with something hot or something that might stain!”
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