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The best blenders for 2024 to fit every budget

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A blender is the must-have countertop kitchen gadget of the summer. It's essential for making drinks at backyard BBQs, serving refreshments at summer pool parties or just mixing up healthy smoothies in the kitchen after a sweaty workout.

If you're searching for the best blender to suit your needs, we've found a wide range of customer-loved blenders that can handle everything from nutrient-packed green smoothies to spirited margaritas to pureed soups and velvety-smooth dips.

Best blenders of 2024

All of the kitchen blenders below, handpicked by CBS Essentials experts, have a four-star rating or higher and tons of positive reviews. Some are even on sale now.

Vitamix E-310 Explorian


A professional-style 10-speed blender from Vitamix, the E-310 Explorian does everything from chopping to puréeing soups and smoothies. The mid-sized blender, with a 48-ounce container and 1400 watts of power, features ten variable speeds for precise control over textures. Made with stainless steel blades, it offers consistent blending while the self-cleaning function cleans the machine in 30 to 60 seconds.

Regularly $380, you can get the 4.6-star-rated Vitamix E-310 Explorian at Amazon for just $360.

Ninja Professional Blender


With over 50,000 reviews and an average 4.7-star rating on Amazon, the Ninja Professional Blender is a fan favorite. This gadget boasts 1000 watts of power and has a 72-ounce pitcher, making it perfect for blending, crushing ice and puréeing fruits and veggies. This option is additionally BPA-free and dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

"This blender's 1000-watt base is like a jet engine for your ingredients," says one Amazon reviewer and verified buyer. "Whether it's crushing ice, pulverizing frozen fruit, or blending tough greens, the Ninja BL610 handles it all effortlessly."

Regularly $100, you can get the Ninja Professional Blender at Amazon for $90.

NutriBullet Blender Combo


The NutriBullet Blender Combo comes with a 64-ounce pitcher and 24- and 32-ounce cups for personal use. One of the most powerful blenders from the brand, with three speeds and 1,200 watts of power, it can make everything from smoothies to soups, sauces and nut butters. The combo includes a motor base, various cups and lids, an easy-twist extractor blade and a recipe book.

Amazon reviewers call it perfect for single-serve smoothies. "Love that the lids just screw right on top... so [there's] no need to put [your drink] in another container for travel."

Find the 4.7-star-rated NutriBullet Blender Combo on Amazon for $99 (in white or gray), reduced from $129.

Beast Blender


A new personal blender that landed on Oprah's Favorite Things 2021 list, the Beast Blender makes velvety smoothies and shakes in just a minute. Designed by the brain behind NutriBullet, the 1000-watt gadget's turbulence-inducing, ribbed blending vessel also doubles as a bottle with the help of an included drinking lid. 

Durably made to minimize vibrations and noise, the Beast Blender's intelligent blade system adjusts speed and monitors temperature to avoid overheating. This option includes a carry cap, a leak-proof straw cap and a straw for convenient on-the-go use.

Find the 4.3-star-rated Beast Blender at Amazon for $165.

Wolf Gourmet blender


This red-knobbed blender, styled to match Wolf Gourmet's trademark ovens, boasts a 64-ounce capacity, four settings (smoothie, puree, soup and ice crush) and 1,500 watts of power, making it ideal for large families. 

The Wolf Gourmet blender has a 2.4-horsepower (peak) motor that propels the blades to speeds over 210 mph, with variable manual speed settings to suit your exact preferences. The LCD control panel informs you about blending time and selected speed or program setting.

Regularly $452, you can find the Wolf Gourmet blender for $390 at Amazon now ahead of the summer.

Cuisinart SmartPower Duet blender and food processor 


The ultimate multitasker, this Cuisinart Smart Power blender-slash-food processor offers a great space-saving opportunity. With 500 watts of power, seven functions (pulse, stir, chop, mix, puree, food processor, and ice crush), and a three-cup food processor attachment as well as a 48-ounce glass blender jar, it greatly simplifies food prep and blending.

"Works great and it is simple to disassemble for cleaning," says one Amazon reviewer. "Never had a bad Cuisinart product!"

Find the Cuisinart SmartPower Duet blender and food processor at Amazon for $73, reduced from $165 (save 56%).

Breville Fresh and Furious


The Breville Fresh and Furious performs food processing tasks in addition to blending. It offers nine one-touch programs and five speed settings with 1,100 watts of power that can turn ice into snow and create smooth creamy textures for smoothies and soups. The blender includes a 50-ounce BPA-free Tritan jug, an LCD display and a Breville assist lid with an easy ring pull design.

"If you can blend it, this blender will make quick and easy work of it," says one Amazon reviewer. "The texture on everything I make is silky smooth and the flavors are combined perfectly. The auto-clean feature is also a huge help."

Find the 4.6-star-rated Breville Fresh and Furious blender at Amazon for $190 (reduced from $200).

Hamilton Beach Power Elite 

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The bargain of the bunch -- and a highly rated blender on Amazon with over 48,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating -- the Hamilton Beach Power Elite might not be quite as powerful as the competition, with only 700 watts, but users claim the gadget chops and blends like models several times the price. 

It features stainless steel blades for making smoothies, protein shakes, frozen drinks and more. Its patented wave action system continuously forces ingredients down into the blades for ultra-smooth results, and it includes a 40-ounce dishwasher-safe glass jar and an easy-to-read control panel with 12 blending functions.

Find the Hamilton Beach Power Elite blender at Amazon for $40.

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