July 2022

Countertop Blenders: Meta Ranking Report

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

Summary

As of 28 Jul 2022, Vitamix A3500 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed blender with 7 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 7 recommended it as the '#1 blender' this month. It is followed by Vitamix E310 Explorian and Breville The Super Q , with 4 and 4 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - July 2022 Ranking

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Rank Price Blender
TechRadar
Tom's Guide
Rtings.com
TechGearLab
The Strategist
T3
Reviewed
Delish
Good Housekeeping
Forbes
1
$650
Vitamix A3500
1
4
-
-
-
4
1
5
11
10
2
$350
Vitamix E310 Explorian
-
6
-
-
3
-
-
1
1
-
3
$544
Breville The Super Q
4
1
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
8
4
$200
KitchenAid K150
6
10
2
8
-
-
-
-
2
-
5
Check price
KitchenAid K400
3
-
-
-
-
1
-
2
-
-
6
$550
Vitamix Ascent A2500
-
-
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
$579
Vitamix Pro Series 750
-
-
-
3
1
-
6
-
-
-
8
$121
NutriBullet Blender Combo
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
4
6
7
9
$190
Breville Fresh & Furious
7
-
-
9
-
-
-
6
5
-
10
$380
Blendtec Total Classic
-
3
-
-
2
-
11
-
-
-
11
$379
Cuisinart Hurricane Pro 3.5 Peak
-
8
-
2
-
-
10
-
-
-
12
$34
Oster My Blend
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
3
-
13
$147
Nutribullet The Original
-
-
-
-
4
2
-
-
-
-
15
$700
Wolf High-Performance Knob
-
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
16
$404
Vitamix 5200
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
-
4
17
Check price
KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus
-
-
-
-
-
5
8
-
-
-
18
$179
Cleanblend Classic
-
-
-
10
-
-
4
-
-
-
19
$85
Cuisinart Duet Blender/Food
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10
4
-
20
$300
Smeg 50's Style BLF01
8
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
21
$550
Wolf Pro-Performance
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
9
-
22
$129
Ninja Foodi Power Processor
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
7
-
23
$177
Nutri Ninja BL642
-
-
4
13
-
-
-
-
-
-
24
$300
Zwilling Enfinigy Power
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
10
-
25
$45
Hamilton Beach 58148A
-
-
-
12
-
-
-
-
-
9
26
$240
Oster Versa Pro
-
-
-
11
-
-
13
-
-
-

We ranked Vitamix A3500 #1 in July 2022 because:

  • 7 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Vitamix A3500 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
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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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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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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Delish

Best Large-Capacity Blender

Pros
Wide range of programs and attachments

Cons
Container is hand-wash only

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Good Housekeeping

Best Large-Capacity Blender

Pros
Powerful
Works with other Vitamix attachments (sold separately)
Connects to an app

Cons
Jar is not dishwasher-safe

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Forbes

A High-End Blender That Didn’t Live Up to Expectations

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

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

Best manual blender

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Delish

Best Blender / Editors Choice

Pros
Multiple speed settings
Self-cleaning

Cons
Pricey
6-cup carafe

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Blender

Pros
Perfectly smooth nut butter
Ultra powerful motor

Cons
Steep price tag
Carafe is only six cups

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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 July 2022 ranking

We ranked Breville The Super Q #3 in July 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:
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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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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Reviewed

Editors' Choice

Pros
Very fast and powerful
Adaptable and versatile
Super quiet

Cons
Massive base

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Forbes

A Solid And Slim Contender

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We ranked KitchenAid K150 #4 in July 2022 because:

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

Best Under $200 Blender

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TechGearLab

Pros
Ice crushing, simple, sleek, easy to clean, amazing margaritas

Cons
No presets, no timer, slight rusting

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Good Housekeeping

Best Value

Pros
Under $100
Easy to clean

Cons
Small capacity

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We ranked KitchenAid K400 #5 in July 2022 because:

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

Best Budget Blender

Pros
Cost-effective

Cons
Poor at grinding down small particles like strawberry seeds

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We ranked Vitamix Ascent A2500 #6 in July 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Vitamix Ascent A2500 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Blender

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TechGearLab

High Performing Premium Pick / Editors' Choice

Pros
Dishwasher safe
No sign of wear
Makes excellent nut butter

Cons
Pricey

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We ranked Vitamix Pro Series 750 #7 in July 2022 because:

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

Pros
Great at grinding, fantastic for smoothies, crushes ice with ease

Cons
Not the most convenient to use, expensive

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The Strategist

Best overall blender

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Reviewed

Pros
Blends very well
Well-built

Cons
Less sleek than similar models
Manual controls

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We ranked NutriBullet Blender Combo #8 in July 2022 because:

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

Best Blender with Personal Blending Cups

Pros
64-ounce, 32-ounce and 24-ounce blender jars
Easy-to-read control panel with large buttons

Cons
Must use caution when removing the cups to avoid messes

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Forbes

Additional Blenders Worth Considering

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

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

Pros
Great green smoothies, presets, visual timer

Cons
Finicky lid, struggles grinding & pureeing

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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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Good Housekeeping

Best Blender for Smoothies

Pros
Green smoothie setting
Carafe and lid are dishwasher safe

Cons
50-ounce capacity

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We ranked Blendtec Total Classic #10 in July 2022 because:

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

Best less expensive blender

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Reviewed

Pros
Great at crushing ice
Easy to clean
Well-built

Cons
Bad at finely blending smoothies
Not attractive

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We ranked Cuisinart Hurricane Pro 3.5 Peak #11 in July 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Countertop Blenders” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
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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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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We ranked Oster My Blend #12 in July 2022 because:

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

Best Personal Blender

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
Poor ability to handle greens

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Good Housekeeping

Best Personal

Pros
Easily blend inside the sports bottle
Great for on-the-go

Cons
Not recommended for green smoothies

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

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

Best small blender

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T3

Best cheap blender and best smoothie maker

Pros
Easy to clean
Well priced

Cons
Not so powerful
Low capacity

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We ranked Wolf High-Performance Knob #14 in July 2022 because:

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

Best Blender For Smoothies

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We ranked Vitamix 5200 #15 in July 2022 because:

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

Pros
Good at making smoothies, great at crushing ice

Cons
Less convenient to use, no presets

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Forbes

Best Blender For Nut Butter

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We ranked KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus #16 in July 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 Cleanblend Classic #17 in July 2022 because:

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

Pros
Good at crushing ice, very smooth smoothies

Cons
Can't heat up soups that well, poor performance grinding parmesan cheese

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Reviewed

Pros
Easy to use
Simple controls
Excellent at making nut milk

Cons
No "lock" sound
No child safety
Pitcher moves a bit during use

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We ranked Cuisinart Duet Blender/Food #18 in July 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 with a Food Processor Attachment

Pros
Great appliance for small kitchen
Several blending options

Cons
Only 500 watts

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We ranked Smeg 50's Style BLF01 #19 in July 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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We ranked Wolf Pro-Performance #20 in July 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 Shakes

Pros
Sleek design
Produces creamy shakes and smoothies

Cons
Blender jar is not dishwasher safe

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We ranked Ninja Foodi Power Processor #21 in July 2022 because:

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

Best Blender for Baking

Pros
Can make everything from cookie dough to smoothie bowls

Cons
Sharp detachable blade can fall out when the jar is turned upside down

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Good Housekeeping

Best Blender for Baking

Pros
Dough blade
Strong suction cups on base

Cons
Very sharp detachable blade

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We ranked Nutri Ninja BL642 #22 in July 2022 because:

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

Βest Smoothie Βlender

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TechGearLab

Pros
Tons of accessories, good at crushing ice

Cons
Subpar at fruit smoothies, struggled with pureeing

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We ranked Zwilling Enfinigy Power #23 in July 2022 because:

  • 2 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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Good Housekeeping

Best Blender for Soup

Pros
High carbon steel blade
Incredibly fine blend

Cons
Only lid is dishwasher-safe

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We ranked Hamilton Beach 58148A #24 in July 2022 because:

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

Best for the Tightest of Budgets

Pros
Very inexpensive
Good for smoothies

Cons
No timed presets
Struggled to grate hard cheeses

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Forbes

The Blenders That Didn’t Make The Cut

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We ranked Oster Versa Pro #25 in July 2022 because:

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

Pros
Good at grinding, solid at crushing ice and making blended drinks

Cons
Substandard smoothie skills, not that convenient to use

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Reviewed

Pros
Blends well
Powerful motor

Cons
Bad at crushing ice
Expensive

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