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Smoothie Blenders: How To Choose, How Much To Pay

So. You know you want to buy a smoothie blender, but you don’t know where to start. That’s okay. The good news is that there are so many different smoothie blenders out there, you’ll have more than enough to pick from. That also means you have some choices to make: if you’re indecisive, that could be bad news, but we really don’t think it is.

Smoothie blenders come in dozens of shapes and sizes, with different powered motors, differently shaped blades, and a few different innovative features in some of the most notable models. And of course, they come with different price tags. Here’s a look at some of your options to help you choose the best smoothie blender for you.

  • Size. Some smoothie blenders make individual servings such as mini blenders. Others can feed a crowd. And of course, plenty are somewhere in between. Choose a smoothie blender size based on two main factors: how you plan to use it, and how much space you have. If you want to whip up a smoothie to take with on your drive to work, a small size is best. If you want to have big parties in your back yard with plenty of blended beverages for all, a larger party-sized smoothie blender is a better bet. And of course, only get a blender you actually have room for in your kitchen.
  • Functions / Options. You may think that a blender is a blender, but some specifically designed smoothie blenders have some functions that are pretty unique. More and more come with an easy pouring spout on the side of the pitcher, so you just place a glass underneath and flip a tab to fill the glass, rather than removing the whole pitcher and its lid to pour and make a mess. Others have drip-catching trays, or lids with stir sticks to help blend a perfectly smooth smoothie every time.

How much you pay depends on how serious you are about your smoothie blender, and also your budget. For most people, a blender in the $40-$60 range is good for occasional use. If you’re serious about a high quality top notch smoothie blender, somewhere in the $100 should get you a quality machine.

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