Any great chef, professional or amateur, knows that the best blender can be can be a vital tool in crafting the perfect recipe. In fact, a blender can be used in a variety of capacities, including meal prep, crafting frozen beverages, making green smoothies, or even making your own in-house rice flour. Or perhaps you just want the best one for crushing ice. And it’s because of these demands I picked the following top blenders. All of which are well made, powerful blenders that can perform again and again in a variety of scenarios.
#1 Pick Blendtec Designer 725 Blender – Editor’s Choice/Best Smoothie Blender
I reviewed the Blendtec Designer 725 last year and loved my blending experience. It’s pricey, yes, but for that you get one of the best blenders money can buy. Moreover, it’s feels like it’s built to survive a battle.
The base is powered by a 3.8 hp motor, which is enough to power a small car, (a very small car). Seriously, this thing can chop through even the most demanding of products, easily crushing ice to snow cone quality, reducing rice to flour and obliterating even the toughest of foods, including Kale and those equivalent in fiber.
Moreover, all of its buttons are capacitive and backlit, making them not only easy to read at a glance, but even easier to clean free of spilled smoothies, shakes or protein powder. And about those buttons: they’re each programmed to perform a specific task, such as create a smoothie, ice cream, frozen drinks soup, or even clean the blender – just add warm water and a drop or two of dish washing liquid. Lastly, that slider you see is effectively a power knob, allowing you to manually control blends. It can also be set to “pulse” which allows you to tap your finger on and off for quick bursts of power.