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Best Blenders

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Blenders

Best Blenders

We tested 75 blenders to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Blender based on the following criteria:

  • Noise
  • Puree
  • Durability
  • Convenience
  • Weight (lbs.)
  • Ice crush
  • Icy drinks (Smoothies)

Below lists the Blenders that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Blender is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Blenders

Best Blender for Noise

Based on readings from a noise meter, specifies how noisy the blender was during operation at maximum speed.


This Blender which tested best for Noise has the following features: .

Best Blender for Puree

How well the blender pureed soup.


This Blender which tested best for Puree has the following features: Plastic jar, Controls, Pulse, Weight (lbs.), Jar weight (lbs.), Height (in.), Dimensions (in.) and Accessories.

Best Blender for Durability

Indicates whether or not the blender still functioned after undergoing the durability test, which consists of crushing ice 45 times.


This Blender which tested best for Durability has the following features: .

Best Blender for Convenience

Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.


This Blender which tested best for Convenience has the following features: Plastic jar, Removable blade, Controls, Pulse, Weight (lbs.), Jar weight (lbs.), Height (in.), Dimensions (in.) and Accessories.

Best Blender for Weight (lbs.)

Weight of the jar, lid and base.


This Blender which tested best for Weight (lbs.) has the following features: Glass jar, Removable blade, Controls, Pulse, Weight (lbs.), Jar weight (lbs.) and Accessories.

Best Blender for Ice crush

Ice crush indicates how well the blender was able to crush 7 ice cubes without water in a specified period of time.


This Blender which tested best for Ice crush has the following features: Glass jar, Removable blade, Controls, Pulse, Weight (lbs.), Jar weight (lbs.), Height (in.), Dimensions (in.) and Accessories.

Best Blender for Icy drinks (Smoothies)

Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.


This Blender which tested best for Icy drinks (Smoothies) has the following features: Glass jar, Removable blade, Controls, Pulse, Weight (lbs.), Jar weight (lbs.), Height (in.), Dimensions (in.) and Accessories.