While cooking all your meals during quarantine might have initially felt cathartic, nearly a year later you (and your appliances) may be a little the worse for wear. That’s where a blender could help you out: Though blenders are usually celebrated for their smoothie-making abilities, some are just as good at puréeing vegetables for a warm soup, chopping vegetables with a food-processor attachment, or whipping up ice cream, usually with just the touch of a button or two. And while we’ve written about lots of kitchen appliances — including the best microwaves, waffle-makers, and air fryers — here, we’ve rounded up the best blenders, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated full-size blender
“The design and construction is top-notch professional grade,” one reviewer writes, noting the size and quality of this blender. The blender has even come recommended to us by professional chefs as a great blender for smoothies because it’s “it’s super easy to use and to clean.” We’ve even coined it as a solid Vitamix alternative for how powerful, yet efficient, it is. Many reviewers credit its efficiency to the extra-large container. One customer writes, “The size is perfect — much bigger than the blenders I’ve owned before.” They add, “The blade system is AWESOME.” Others also praise the three-blade design and how well it blends. “WOW, it blends like a freaking boss,” one writes. “It blended everything (avocado, spinach, bananas, blueberries, ice, other gross stuff) in seconds.” Another says, “This powerhouse really knows how to cut, chop, and shred (CCS) my fruits and veggies.” They continue, “I mean, this is a no-joke, super-duper machine that puts a real spin on food. I mean literally, it’ll spin your apples and oranges so fast you wouldn’t know what hit you.” One even writes they use it for composting, noting, “It fully purees a full carafe of eggplant peels, pepper insides, and celery ends (along with some water) into a V8 consistency in thirty seconds.”