The BL660 has a high powered 1100W motor, which allows it to crush most of the food, comes with two cups with the lids, making it a handy option for those who need drinks on the go, offers a single-serve function and a pulse mode - basically, you get everything the home user may need.
The lids are not entirely dishwasher safe.
Suitable both for bar and home use, the Ninja BL660 generates enough power to process not only soft food but also hard ingredients like ice, bread, cookies, and full vegetables. Plus, it comes with two handy drinking cups, making it a practical choice for those who need a drink at hand.
72 oz. Total Crushing™ blades
BPA free plastic, Metal
Thanks to the exclusive Diamond blending system consisting of a forceful motor, razor-sharp blades, and intelligent sensitive controls, all sorts of ingredients will be blended to perfection quickly and efficiently.
Somewhat noisy operation.
Tested by professional chefs, this top-notch countertop blender from KitchenAid successfully managed all tasks, from emulsifying fruit to fine smoothies to crushing ice and frozen ingredients. Powerful, functional, and made from durable and solid materials, this model will become an excellent choice for those who doesn't like spending a lot of time on cooking.
4-tip stainless steel blade
Shatter-, scratch-, stain-resistant, and dishwasher safe BPA-Free plastic pitcher, Die-cast metal base
5-year limited warranty
The patented Dual Direction blade technology greatly optimizes the blending performance by pushing the ingredients onto the blades to crush and pulverize both hard and soft foods almost in a flash.
The power cord is not long enough.
Thoughtfully designed, this blender from Oster offers high performance perfectly customizable to meet different needs and tasks as well as three preset modes for salsa, milkshakes, and smoothies. Solidly built, it also comes complete with a smoothie cup to take your healthy treat with you.
1200 watts of power and 900 watts of ice crushing
Extra-wide 3.5" 6-point stainless steel blade system
Sturdy BPA free plastic body, Dishwasher-safe Boroclass glass jar, Includes a smoothie cup with a spill-proof lid
In a single set, you'll get as many as 4 different cups, including the main blending pitcher, two travel cups with lids, and a chopper cup along with a small bonus, which is 4 reusable straws for your drinks.
The power output is relatively low.
Practical and compact yet functional and versatile, the Cuisinart CPB-380 is a great choice for those who want the features of premium-class models in a more reasonably priced package. Offering decent flexibility, it will let you easily cope with a great variety of kitchen tasks while a compact design allows conveniently keeping it on the countertop.
Stainless steel blades
BPA-free plastic body, BPA-free Tritan jar, Double-wall travel cup with a locking lid, Single-wall travel cup with a locking lid, Chopper cup
As many as 12 preprogrammed modes ranging from blending to ice crushing to grouting will save your effort on many kitchen chores. Meanwhile, the uniquely shaped spout will ensure mess-free pouring.
The lid is a bit hard to remove.
Pretty simple and highly functional, the Hamilton Beach 58148A countertop blender will impress you with its high performance and excellent blending results. The Wave Action System ensures perfect homogenizing while Ice Sabre® blades will make an easy job out of crushing ice and breaking through frozen ingredients.
Patented Ice Sabre® blades
BPA-free plastic body and lid, Dishwasher-safe thermal resistant glass jar
Pulverize Ice and Frozen Fruits
The Ninja BL660 Professional Blender, as you'd infer from the name, is being advertised as a professional blender. But what is it exactly that differentiates a professional blender from a regular one? Well, in the case of this Ninja blender, the difference mostly lies in the amount of power. Given that the model features precisely 1100 watts of professional performance power, it should probably go without saying that it is capable of crushing any food item in a matter of seconds.
Not dissimilar to the majority of high-end Ninja blenders, this nifty kitchen appliance comes equipped with the Total Crushing™ blades and a set of different containers. First off, there's the 72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher. Though the name is slightly bombastic, it is also not inaccurate as it takes the blades mere seconds to pulverize frozen fruits and solid chunks of ice. Suffice it to say, these blades are simply perfect when it comes to ice crushing, blending, and controlled processing, meaning that you will be able to enjoy creamy frozen drinks and smoothies. A couple of 16 oz. Nutri Ninja Cups, on the other hand, will prove to be more suitable for preparing personalized, nutrient-rich drinks that you can always take with you. To help with the latter, the manufacturers also made sure to include a couple of to-go lids.
For You and Your Family
Now, while we're still on the subject of performance, we would also like to mention that, just like any other really good blender, the model includes three different speed settings that will allow you to make drinks and smoothies according to your preferences. And though the XL 72-ounce bowl capacity will obviously prove to be particularly great for making drinks and smoothies for the entire family, the blender also comes with a single-serve function, so you will just as easily be able to prepare a drink for yourself. The pulse function is also there, which is perfect for blending frozen ingredients and making things like salsa.
As for the appliance's composition, all parts are BPA free and the blades are made out of durable metal. The whole thing features about 8 x 6 x 17 inches in overall dimensions, so it isn't the smallest blender out there but it won't take away too much of your countertop space either. Though the model is not particularly difficult to operate, the company behind it still recommends referring to the user manual before you use the blender for the first time.
To rephrase our earlier point, the Ninja BL660 Professional Blender certainly deserves the title of a professional blender. It is a powerful appliance that will allow you to make drinks for the entire family as well as prepare delicious smoothies for yourself.
|Last updated price||$129.95|
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Designed to Deliver the Ultimate Blending Performance
When it comes to choosing a countertop blender, two important aspects many of us consider are how durable the blender is and how quickly and efficiently it can process food ingredients. With regards to the KitchenAid KSB1575MC, you get an excellent product which is great on both fronts. This countertop blender not only looks solid and durable with its heavy-duty stainless steel base. It actually provides the kind of performance you'd expect from a professional-grade blender. When put on the flat surface, it doesn't wobble nor does it vibrate so you can use it even on high settings without worrying that it might tilt or fall off the table. The advantage of it being made from stainless steel is not only that it provides enhanced stability during use, but also that it's highly hygienic and very easy to clean. The pitcher and the lid, both of which are made of high-quality BPA-free plastic, are dishwasher-safe and highly resistant to scratches and stains.
Packed With an Intelligent Option
The KitchenAid KSB1575MC houses a powerful 1500-watt motor, which, along with the brand-exclusive Diamond technology, lets the blender beat through any food ingredients. The blades of the KSB1575MC are super sharp and feature 4 angled tips pointed in different directions. Thanks to this unique design, the blades spin incredibly fast and can be used for doing even fine chopping. Our favorite feature in the KitchenAid KSB1575MC, however, is its Slow Start, due to which the blending speed increases gradually.
To maximize the user’s experience, the housing of the blender contains 5 control buttons, making it easier to control the blending speed. Once you press a button, the sensors used in the blender will automatically calculate and customize its speed so you get the perfect blending results. It will take it only a few seconds to chop, mix, stir, puree foods, and convert solids into liquids. In addition to the 5 speed levels that we’ve mentioned, the KitchenAid KSB1575MC includes a Crush ice option for crushing ice cubes. This means you can use it not only for blending foods but also for preparing a variety of frozen desserts.
|Last updated price||$129.99|
Enjoy Optimized Blending Performance
Using pretty much the same operation principle, all countertop blenders perform differently in practice. So, if you need a really high-performing food pulverizer to cover pretty much all of your blending needs, the Oster BLSTMB-CBG-000 countertop blender is a worthy purchase that will meet your expectations.
Normally, the final blending performance largely depends on the unit power output. Yet, though the Oster blender is a mid-power model with 1200 watts under its hood, it can easily compete with mightier and more expensive rivals. Mostly, it’s thanks to the patented Dual Direction blade technology that noticeably levels up the crushing power and speed. An extra-wide 3.5-inch six-point blade system is all made of quality stainless steel and is strong enough to cope with all sorts of ingredients. Meanwhile, the blades move in forward and reverse directions to optimize the blending power. The foods are directed from the top of the jar to the bottom right onto the blades for more efficient and faster blending with hard and soft foods alike. Thus, whether you are going to crush ice, grind coffee beans, chop nuts or pulverize tomatoes for a pasta sauce, you’ll get excellent results each time.
As far as the unit design goes, the model is dependable and is built to last that is further proved by a 10-year manufacturer warranty. It features a solid all-metal jar-to-base connection and an enlarged blending block for failure-free operation. Notably, unlike most other blenders with plastic pitchers, the Oster has a jar made of premium borosilicate glass that is temperature-resistant and won’t leach harmful chemicals into foods.
.. and Added Functionality
When it comes to functionality, the Oster blender is definitely what we call a versatile appliance. In total, it has seven speed settings to ensure maximum blending precision with different tasks. You can choose between high, medium, and low speed to customize the operation to your individual choice of ingredients or you can select one of three preset modes. Thus, it offers touch-of-a-button convenience for all-time favorite milkshakes, chopped foods and salsas, and smoothies. In addition, there is a pulse option to ramp up the motor for smoother results with dry, coarse, and fibrous ingredients.
To continue, along with a high-capacity 6-cup main jar, the blender package comes complete with a 24 oz. smoothie cup that will save you the need of buying a smaller personal blender. You can easily blend a single portion and use a spill-proof lid to cover the cup and take it with you, wherever you go.
In brief, as reliable, functional, and high performing as it is, the Oster countertop blender will become a helpful assistant in any kitchen.
|Last updated price||$59.00|
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Flexible and Affordable Blending System
If you seek a blender that will be compact enough to stay on your countertop, versatile enough to meet all your blending needs, and affordable enough to fit your budget, you definitely hit the spot with the Cuisinart CPB-380 Hurricane.
First things first, with a price-tag below $100, this blender is obviously more affordable than other models from widely advertised brands such as Ninja and NutriBullet that often appear rather pricey. Besides that, it is also noticeably smaller. Featuring a smaller footprint and slimmer profile, it will not take up a lot of space on your countertop and become a real find for those who use a blender on a regular basis and want to keep it within easy reach on the countertop instead of stowing it away in a cabinet after each use.
To continue, the blender set comes complete with as many as 4 cups and jars of different capacities. Thus, you’ll get a large 32-oz pitcher with handy measure marks to make soups, cocktails, and larger portions of drinks and smoothies, an 8-oz chopping cup for baby food or spices, and two 16-oz cups with closing lids to quickly blitz single-serve nutritious drinks to take with you. The included 4 colorful reusable straws will make a nice addition to those travel cups.
Coming down to the blender performance, the unit packs only 500 watts of power, which is a times lower wattage as compared to other countertop blenders. Surprisingly enough though, the unit doesn’t trail behind those in terms of blending excellence. Robust stainless steel blades driven by a 1HP motor will easily pulverize, chop, emulsify, and even grind thick, dense and hard ingredients, fibrous stems and solid roots and even frozen fruit and berries. The only time when you might notice that the blender lacks some power is when you start crushing ice. Having said that, even that task won't be a challenge for it as you can give it a significant boost by varying pulse and high power modes.
Distinguished by Branded Quality
Cuisinart is a reputed kitchen appliance brand known for high-quality products, and the CPB-380 Hurricane blender is not an exception. The unit is solidly built and is all made of premium materials. Removable blade assemblies are made of strong hygienic steel and are easy to clean while all cups are made of durable shatterproof plastic resistant to variable temperature drops. Notably, all blender parts contacting food ingredients are food-safe and contain no toxic or dangerous chemicals potentially harmful to your health. Hence, you can safely use this model for blending cold and hot foods alike.
As compact as it is, this Cuisinart blender appears pretty heavy. That, however, isn't a bad thing. Weighing almost 7 lbs, the whole construction feels strong and stable, providing you with the enhanced sturdiness that is essential when blending hard and tough food. So if you don't plan to hide it away after each use or bring with you on trips, the blender's weight should not be that big of an issue.
Summing up, the Cuisinart CPB-380 is an affordable, functional, and versatile countertop blender that makes a decent alternative to more expensive premium models and will come in handy in any kitchen, irrespective of how big (or small) it is.
|Last updated price||$99.95|
Hamilton Beach 58148A
A Mighty Mid-Range Pal
A countertop blender is one of the kitchen workhorses for many home cooks. And, once the price fits your budget, the most important feature to consider is the blending performance. The 58148A Power Elite model from Hamilton Beach will tick all the boxes and fit the bill both in terms of cost and in terms of performance efficiency.
At 700 watts, the unit is a mid-power model, yet the blending efficiency it offers can compare to blenders with twice higher power outputs, hence the model’s name. Mostly, it is thanks to a smart combo of the branded blending technology and specific blade design that all together work to maximize the power punch. Thus, made of the first-grade steel, the Ice Sabre® blade will stand strong, whatever you throw at it. Juicy fruits, fibrous greens, dry seeds, solid veg, or frozen ingredients and ice, the unit won’t even stutter when operating. Meanwhile, the Wave Action System will consistently pull the mix down to the blades inside the jar, providing perfectly smooth and homogeneous results. Your shakes and smoothies will come out perfectly blended and easy to drink through a straw even when you process a full jar of differently textured ingredients.
When you finish, cleaning the blender won’t be a hassle at all. Made of durable BPA-free borosilicate glass, the jar is dishwasher safe. And so are the blades and the plastic lid. Besides, the power cord can be easily attached to the bottom for neat, space-saving, and convenient storage.
Simple but Extremely Functional
Premium powerful performance aside, something else to like about this countertop blender from Hamilton Beach is the functionality. Despite a lower price, it offers as many as 12 preprogrammed operation modes. You are free to choose between mixing, pureeing, dicing, crushing ice, chopping, grinding, and grating. There are also separate modes for milkshakes, icy drinks, smoothies, and salsa. All activated at the touch of a button, those programs will take any guesswork out of the cooking process and let you get perfect blending results for all sorts of tasks you have at hand. In the meantime, the patented pouring spout with a hinged cap will ensure spill-free and no-mess pouring.
Even if you are a novice cook, the intuitive control buttons with dedicated inscriptions for operation modes will make the unit use a breeze for you.
To end it up, the Hamilton Beach Power Elite is a simple mighty champ that can easily compete with top-liner models both in power and in functionality.
|Last updated price||$26.85|
How it works:
What Is a Countertop Blender?
Nowadays there are many different kinds of kitchen blenders, which are created to carry out a great number of tasks, depending on your cooking aims. So if you are eager to cook a lot and to do it regularly - it will be reasonable to acquire the countertop blender. In case you are going to cook from time to time and in small portions - the immersion blender will be the perfect variant.
With the help of countertop blenders, you will have an opportunity to give a rest to your hands and to save time! These magic device does all the job automatically (whereas you have to hold immersion blender constantly while blending). Unlike the immersion blender, it helps to keep the neat view of your kitchen. You may ask “Why?”. The answer is simple “Because the countertop blender holds the splashes and sprays inside the cup”.
What Features to Compare
Though a countertop blender is not some kind of gimmick, there is still a number of basic features to consider since seemingly similar, they all function differently.
The power output is one of the most important checkpoints when choosing a countertop blender. Obviously, the higher the motor power, the stronger the blending force it will generate ensuring the unit’s capability of blending in higher portions as well as pulverizing everything from hard foods to soft produce. So if you plan to make simple milkshakes, puree baby food or liquidize sauces, a mid-power blender will be pretty much enough for that. Yet, if you intend to crush ice into fine chips to mix an icy cocktail or grind nuts and coffee and blitz a choice of different ingredients into a fine smoothie, a high power appliance will be more appropriate.
Variable blending speeds are yet another essential option to consider along with power. The more speed settings you’ll get, the more precisely you’ll be able to adjust the blending performance to the task at hand and the better blending results you‘ll achieve. Regularly, blenders of this type feature multiple speed settings and some models even come with preprogrammed modes for most common blending jobs.
To provide consistent blending performance and be able to cope with different tasks, the blade system is usually made of stainless steel and is designed to withstand rigorous and intensive rotations as well as active use. The majority of modern blenders come with well-thought blades specifically engineered and shaped to break down not only soft and fine ingredients but also smoothly grind meat, fibrous veg and leafy greens, seeds, dry and tough foods.
Materials and Design
When it comes down to the appliance design, convenience, unit size, and pitcher capacity are the main aspects to consider. All of these depend on your personal needs and preferences. Normally, the pitcher volume varies from 3 to 14 cups. Meanwhile, convenience features include LED displays, digital controls, and some automatized safety features.
In terms of materials, you’d normally come across bases made of plastic or metal and pitches made of food-grade plastic or glass, depending on the appliance price. A glass pitcher is always a benefit since it’s more ecological and is distinguished by better temperature resistance.