November 2022

Countertop Blenders: Meta Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Blender rankings posted by key online experts, as of November 2022.

Summary

As of 14 Nov 2022, Vitamix A3500 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed blender with 6 expert endorsements. 3 experts out of 6 recommended it as the '#1 blender' this month. It is followed by Vitamix E310 Explorian and KitchenAid K400 , with 5 and 5 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - November 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Blender
Delish
Forbes
Rtings.com
TechRadar
TechGearLab
T3
Reviewed
Good Housekeeping
The Strategist
Tom's Guide
1
- $558
Vitamix A3500
5
-
1
1
-
4
1
-
-
4
2
+1 $290
Vitamix E310 Explorian
1
12
-
-
-
-
-
1
4
6
3
-1 Check price
KitchenAid K400
2
-
2
4
-
1
-
7
-
-
4
- $509
Breville The Super Q
-
8
-
6
-
-
3
-
-
1
5
+1 $126
NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
4
7
-
-
3
-
-
2
-
-
6
+4 $304
Cuisinart Hurricane Pro
-
-
-
-
1
-
10
-
-
8
7
+1 $297
Hurom Hexa Power High
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
8
+1 $376
Blendtec Total Classic
-
-
-
-
-
-
11
-
2
3
9
-2 $165
Breville Fresh & Furious
6
-
-
3
-
-
-
4
-
-
10
-5 $548
Vitamix Pro Series 750
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
1
-
11
+1 $140
KitchenAid K150
-
-
4
7
-
-
-
-
-
10
12
+1 $300
Zwilling Enfinigy Power
8
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
9
-
13
+1 Check price
Nutribullet The Original
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
-
5
-
14
+2 $650
Wolf Gourmet WGBL100S
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
15
+2 $130
Cuisinart SmartPower Duet
10
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
16
+2 $80
Ninja SS101 Foodi
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
17
-6 $394
Vitamix 5200
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
18
+1 Check price
KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus
-
-
-
-
-
5
8
-
-
-
19
+1 $550
Wolf Pro-Performance
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
-
20
+2 $300
Smeg 50's Style BLF01
-
-
-
8
-
7
-
-
-
-

We ranked Vitamix A3500 #1 in November 2022 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 3 experts ranked Vitamix A3500 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Delish

Best Large-Capacity Blender

Pros
Wide range of programs and attachments

Cons
Container is hand-wash only

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Rtings.com

Best Blender

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TechRadar

Best blender overall

Pros
Powerful blades can crush ice, nuts and blend fruit
Array of speed settings
Dishwasher-safe parts

Cons
Takes up a lot of space
Expensive compared to the rest of the market

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T3

Best premium blender

Pros
Intuitive design is a great help
Tamper feature ensures more consistency

Cons
Whopping great jug

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Reviewed

Best Overall / Editors' Choice

Pros
Blends exceptionally well
Very fast and powerful
Intuitive controls

Cons
Only affordable when refurbished
Loud

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Tom's Guide

The best smart blender

Pros
Makes delicious smoothies
Includes large plastic tamper
Fast auto-clean mode
10-year warranty

Cons
Sub-par performance when making oat milk and nut butter

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We ranked Vitamix E310 Explorian #2 in November 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Vitamix E310 Explorian as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Delish

Best Blender / Editors Choice

Pros
Multiple speed settings
Self-cleaning

Cons
Pricey
6-cup carafe

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Forbes

Another Vitamix Blender On Sale For $50 Off

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Blender / Amazon's Choice

Pros
Ultra powerful motor
Produced silky smooth margaritas in testing

Cons
Carafe only has a 6-cup capacity

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The Strategist

Best manual blender

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Tom's Guide

The best blender for small batches

Pros
Near pro performance at an modest price
Ideal for small batch preparation
Can produce hot soups

Cons
Pitcher wiggles at the base
Subpar ice crushing
Loud at 110dB

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Countertop Blenders.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Countertop Blenders, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for November 2022 ranking

We ranked KitchenAid K400 #3 in November 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked KitchenAid K400 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Delish

Best Budget Blender

Pros
Cost-effective

Cons
Poor at grinding down small particles like strawberry seeds

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Rtings.com

Best Upper Mid-Range Blender

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TechRadar

A good looking sturdy blender

Pros
Stylish design
Powerful
Easy to use

Cons
No additional accessories included
Didn’t work well on nuts

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T3

The best blender

Pros
Powerful enough for most things
Good size
Keenly priced for a KitchenAid
Usual sexy KitchenAid styling

Cons
Glass jug is kinda heavy

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Good Housekeeping

Best Blender for Crushing Ice

Pros
Self-clean cycle
Sleek design and many colors to choose from
Easy to use presets

Cons
Start button is on the small side

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We ranked Breville The Super Q #4 in November 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Breville The Super Q as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

A Top-Of-The-Line Solid And Slim Contender

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TechRadar

A powerful large capacity blender

Pros
Large capacity
Easy to use
Comes with an additional smoothie cup

Cons
Takes up a lot of space
Doesn’t cope well with small quantities

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Reviewed

Editors' Choice

Pros
Very fast and powerful
Adaptable and versatile
Super quiet

Cons
Massive base

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Tom's Guide

The best blender overall

Pros
Excellent build
Quiet(er) compared to other blenders
Rated as one of the best in all of our tests
10-year warranty

Cons
Heavy design at over 10 pounds

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We ranked NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z #5 in November 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Delish

Best Blender with Personal Blending Cups

Pros
Powerful
Suction cups at base prevent it from moving around while in use

Cons
Be careful removing the cups to avoid messes

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Forbes

Additional Blenders Worth Considering

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TechGearLab

Best Bang for the Buck

Pros
Fantastic at pureeing
Heats soups
Great at crushing ice and blending drinks

Cons
No presets or timers
Can be more difficult to clean

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Good Housekeeping

Best Value Blender

Pros
Easy-to-read control panel with large buttons
Produces kale smoothies without flecks of kale
Personal-sized cups with lids for portability

Cons
Must use caution when removing the cups to avoid messes

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We ranked Cuisinart Hurricane Pro #6 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Cuisinart Hurricane Pro as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechGearLab

Best Overall Blender / Editors' Choice

Pros
Silkiest smoothies
Excellent at pureeing
Crushes ice with ease

Cons
Blades showed signs of wear

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Reviewed

Pros
Good at chopping
Intuitive design

Cons
Bad at mixing and crushing
Expensive

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Tom's Guide

The best blender for pulsing

Pros
Backlit buttons and LED display
Capable of 30,000 RPM
10-year Limited Motor Warranty

Cons
Bulky in size
Angled display is hard to read from afar

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We ranked Hurom Hexa Power High #7 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Hurom Hexa Power High as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Blender Overall

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The Strategist

Best even less expensive blender

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We ranked Blendtec Total Classic #8 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Reviewed

Pros
Great at crushing ice
Easy to clean
Well-built

Cons
Bad at finely blending smoothies
Not attractive

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The Strategist

Best less expensive blender

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Tom's Guide

The best blender for smoothies

Pros
Excellent for smoothies
Large 75 oz capacity
Makes great hummus
10-year warranty

Cons
Inconsistent ice crushing
Loud at 108dB

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We ranked Breville Fresh & Furious #9 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Delish

Best Blender for Smoothies

Pros
Produces a creamy, grit- and chunk-free smoothie in one minute

Cons
50-ounce jar is prone to stains

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TechRadar

The best affordable high-power blender

Pros
Compact
Affordable for a Breville appliance
Effectively blends and crushes

Cons
Small blending jug
Some leaking out of inner measuring lid

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Good Housekeeping

Best Blender for Smoothies

Pros
Green smoothie setting
Carafe and lid are dishwasher safe
Great smoothie results in testing

Cons
50-ounce capacity

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We ranked Vitamix Pro Series 750 #10 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Vitamix Pro Series 750 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Reviewed

Pros
Blends very well
Well-built

Cons
Less sleek than similar models
Manual controls

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The Strategist

Best overall blender

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We ranked KitchenAid K150 #11 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Βest Budget Blender

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TechRadar

The best value KitchenAid blender

Pros
Effective at blending and crushing ice
Simple to use
Dishwasher safe jug and lid

Cons
Only three speed settings
No preset programs

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Tom's Guide

The best compact blender

Pros
Simple to use
Solid performance for its price
Lots of color options

Cons
Smaller 48 oz capacity jar might be too small for multiple servings
Not very stable

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We ranked Zwilling Enfinigy Power #12 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Delish

Best Blender for Soups

Pros
High-carbon steel blades are powerful and efficient

Cons
Jar is hand-wash only

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TechRadar

Best blender for batch servings

Pros
Lightweight pitcher
Easy to use
Fast and powerful on high-speed settings

Cons
Expensive
Pitcher position not ideal for left-handed users
Blades not low enough to mix very small quantities

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The Strategist

Most stylish blender

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We ranked Nutribullet The Original #13 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

Best cheap blender and best smoothie maker

Pros
Easy to clean
Well priced

Cons
Not so powerful
Low capacity

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The Strategist

Best small blender

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We ranked Wolf Gourmet WGBL100S #14 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Blender For Smoothies

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Tom's Guide

The best blender for quality

Pros
Quality design
5-year warranty
Great for frozen fruits

Cons
Flat blades produce poor texture for dips
So-so ice crushing performance

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We ranked Cuisinart SmartPower Duet #15 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Delish

Best Blender with a Food Processor Attachment

Pros
Features food processor and blender functionality

Cons
Less powerful than our other recommendations

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Good Housekeeping

Best Blender Food Processor Combo

Pros
Great appliance for small kitchen
Several blending options
All parts except for base are dishwasher-safe

Cons
Only 500 watts

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We ranked Ninja SS101 Foodi #16 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Personal Blender

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Good Housekeeping

Best Personal Blender

Pros
Blender base suctions firmly to your counter
Produces super smooth smoothies
Built-in tamper

Cons
More pieces to store

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We ranked Vitamix 5200 #17 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Blender For Nut Butter

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The Strategist

Best blender for smoothies

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We ranked KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus #18 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The K400's big brother is not to be messed with

Pros
3.5 horsepower blending
Easy to use
Accurate control of speed

Cons
You have to hold the lid on

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Reviewed

Pros
Blends well
Thermal control option

Cons
Small jar
Bad at chopping and crushing

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We ranked Wolf Pro-Performance #19 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Delish

Best Blender for Shakes

Pros
Emulsion cap makes adding oils to salad dressings and sauces a breeze

Cons
Hand-wash only

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Good Housekeeping

Best Blender for Frozen Drinks

Pros
Sleek design
Produces creamy shakes and smoothies
Four pre-programmed options

Cons
Blender jar is not dishwasher safe

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We ranked Smeg 50's Style BLF01 #20 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best retro style blender

Pros
Compact
Matching appliances in the range
Attractive design

Cons
Can get noisy
No cleaning program

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T3

Retro-styled, well-specced blender

Pros
Unusually attractive for a blender
Optional travel bottle
Various colours

Cons
Poorly labelled control wheel
Not as powerful as some

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