Best Countertop Blenders

A blender is one of those devices you simply can't do without in the kitchen. Some kitchen appliances can be substituted, but where blenders are concerned, there's really nothing else that can get the job done in the same way. If you want to make milkshakes, smoothies, or other blended delicacies, there isn't any way to go about it unless you have a dependable blender in your arsenal. In this day and age, though, blenders are far more than a bucket with a spinning blade at the bottom. They offer a host of accessories and functions to make your job easier (and your creations tastier). Check out our coverage of some of the best blenders on the market below.

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Best Quality

Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade


Powerful, Top-End Blender

This bigger blender can take on any task, from blending to cooking, and cleans itself to boot.

What We Liked

At 64 ounces, this large blender can churn up smoothies or milkshakes for the whole family. The Vitamix blades can even reach speeds fast enough to create friction heat, warming up soups from cold to steaming hot in six minutes. Better yet, it’s self-cleaning. Just drop some soap and warm water in and the Vitamix will clean itself in under a minute. What more could you ask for? Its aircraft-grade, stainless-steel blades will last a veritable lifetime, making this the best purchase for those who want the highest quality available on the market today. Order Online.

Best for Personal Use

Oster Blender | Pro 1200 with Glass Jar


Compact and Easy-to-Use

This capable little blender is ideal for personal use, great for blending up drinks for one or two people.

What We Liked

The 24-ounce Oster Blender comes with a nifty to-go cup, so you can blend drinks directly into the cup in the morning and take it out the door. This makes it best for personal use at home and for working professionals or others who are always on the move and don’t have lots of time in the mornings. Seven speeds and three pre-programmed settings do all the work for you, and the glass blender is dishwasher safe, saving time and effort. This is the best purchase for folks who are on the go and don’t have lots of time to mess around in the mornings, or for singles or couples who aren’t going to need the larger space and functions offered by the Vitamix. Buy It Here.