Let's face it: Enthusiastic Amazon reviewers give the best advice. Whether you're shopping for an air purifier or a drip coffee maker, scrolling through honest reviews on the online retailing giant's site is arguably the best way to determine which product is really worth adding to your cart. Regardless of your budget—whether you're searching for a product that'll get you the most bang for your buck or one that'll be a worthy investment you'll have for years to come—honest feedback from people who've actually used the item you're eyeing is the next best thing to trying it out yourself.
When it comes to buying a kitchen appliance like a blender, there are a number of factors to consider beyond how much you're willing to spend. Do you want a machine that can double as a whole juicer, a bread mixer, or an ice cream maker? How much countertop space are you willing to give up? Do you want to mix your smoothie and drink it from the same container? Naturally, we turned to Amazon to narrow our search. Below are the eight best blenders on the market right now, according to honest Amazon reviewers.
"I debated for the longest time if I should get a Vitamix because of the price. Now I wish I got one a lot sooner. If you use it daily, like we do in our family it's worth every penny. My family is eating vegetables daily that we would have never eaten before purchasing a Vitamix. I haven't felt this good in a long time." — Amazon Customer
"There are very few products in this world that, besides being thoroughly well designed and functioning as intended, change your lifestyle. For me, this was an investment not only in a quality-made product but in my health. I cannot recommend it more highly." — Matthew Abell
"I bought this as my first high-power superblender. My brother has a Vitamix, and I love what it can do to make whole juices (drink the fruits and veggies with the fiber intact), but I really didn't want to spend that much money and went many years without. In researching my options, came across the Oster Versa and bought it based on the reviews. I'm coming back after many months of use to say, this thing has done everything I want it to do. … Love this blender. So much so that I came here to write a review." — Organic Alternative Farmer
"I am very happy with this purchase and have used it often. With its versatility and ease in cleaning, it has replaced my Vitamix on my countertop. Although I wouldn't get rid of my Vitamix because of the longer warranty and proven dependability, for now it has been put away in favor of this Ninja system. I have found this Ninja system to be much more useful and versatile." — Judy L.
"I highly recommend this Nutri-Bullet. It takes me about two to three minutes to make a smoothie and clean up. (I blend it for about 30 seconds.) We are trying/experimenting with foods we would NEVER eat. The directions and nutrition booklets are great to read through for health/diet info. I just love that this Bullet takes up less than half the space of my dead smoothie blender and 1/10 the space of my monster-sized juicer that is going on Craigslist!" — HappyCampers
"Rarely have I fallen madly and deeply in love with an appliance. This is one those times. My Nutri Ninja Pro Blender makes the absolute best smoothies I have ever had, quickly and easily. It has a high-quality feel and a nice appearance. It is super easy to use and blends to perfection leaving a perfectly thick and smooth consistency. … Definitely worth the money." — Wendi E. Sloane
"Absolutely love this! I had the chance to use all the attachments during Thanksgiving. Each one delivered as promised and made meal prep so much fun. Mashed potatoes? Ninety seconds = perfection. Ditto butternut soup, chopped onions, green peppers, blended batter for banana bread, whipped-up fluffy eggs, even folded in whipped cream for mudslide pudding shots. A breeze to use and a dream to clean." — Laurie Joan
"I ordered the Breville Immersion Blender primarily for making breakfast smoothies after tiring of the time and work taking apart and cleaning my stand blender after every use. The blender is fast and powerful. Once you learn the technique of raising and lowering the blender in the mixing cup, it makes quick work of turning ice, fruit, and yogurt into a smoothie. I was also amazed at how neatly the blender works without splatter or splashing due to the design of the blending blades and shroud." — SailChicago