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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.