Blender Reviews

Blender Reviews

Blenders are one of the most popular kitchen appliances sold today. Each year, over 10 million blenders are sold to consumers in the USA. From traditional models such as the Nutribullet, to exceptionally powerful models such as the Vitamix’s – we’re here to make buying a blender a much less complicated task. No matter what you’re budget, whether it’s $50 or $500 – we’ll help you to choose the right one.

As blenders continue to be used on practically a daily basis for a variety of tasks such as blending milkshakes, creating sauces and mixing ingredients, it is clear that America is on a self-fueled passion of blending. Fruits and vegetables are most commonly blended together to create extremely delicious concoctions. Our personal favorite you ask? We love a good old Banana and Strawberry smoothie!

⇢ OUR BLENDER REVIEWS: BEST PICKS OF 2017


 Breville 800JEXL

Ninja BL660

4.8 out of 5

 


 Omega J8004

Vitamix 5200

4.8 out of 5

 


 Omega NC800

Vitamix 750

4.7 out of 5

 


 Omega J8003

Magic Bullet Nutribullet

4.6 out of 5

 


 KitchenAid KSB1575ER

KitchenAid KSB1575ER

4.6 out of 5

Easy to use, the KitchenAid KSB1575ER is a reliable blender with total of five speeds and a unique patented Diamond shaped jar that helps in maintaining an even and smooth blending no matter the ingredients used. It also happens to be economically priced too unlike Ninja and Vitamix products.


⇢ BLENDER BUYING GUIDE: EDUCATE YOURSELF


Blenders are complicated appliances as we enter the millennial era. Back in the late 1900’s, blenders were simple and easy-to-use kitchen appliances that merely only served one purpose – to blend foods together to create a liquid. With the rapid development of new technologies, blenders are now nothing less than complicated. Through this blender buying guide, you’ll be able to distinguish between the good and the bads – the features you need and don’t need, and what we think is worth paying a premium for. Armed with information in hand, you’ll be well equipped to read Zozanga Blender Reviews to find the perfect model for your home.

When we are looking at buying any kind of new kitchen appliance, we always put together a set of questions that we look to get answers for. Only you know what questions you need to ask yourself, but we’ve provided some of the most common blender related questions below that you can use as a starting guide:

  • What will be the primary purpose of the blender?
  • What’s my budget? Is my budget strict or can I afford to “push the boat”?
  • When am I looking to use my blender? Will I be using it daily, weekly or just spontaneously?
  • Do I really need the latest blender technology, or can I settle with an older model that simply blends?
  • What do I want to make in my blender? Smoothies, Gravies?
  • Does branding matter to me? Do I need the latest Vitamix, or just a well regarded blender?
  • What do the experts say? How does it compare to other blenders in the same price range?
  • Are there any videos of the blender on YouTube or similar sites? Can I see the blender being used in person?
  • How does the blender stack up for reliability? How long will it last? How long is the warranty?
  • Do I need a blender that is capable of getting through particularly tough vegetables and fruits? Such as Cucumbers or Watermelons?

Figuring out your budget, and your needs

Blenders come in a variety of different sizes, with different sized motors – each having their own unique advantages and disadvantages. Each Blender will have a different price, and that’s probably the most important factor to consider. When you’re looking at purchasing a blender, and going through the process of reading blender reviews, you need to be absolutely certain what budget you can stretch to. Many people often make “impulse” purchasing decisions, and this is one area where we often recommend avoiding. Purchasing a Blender can often be for life – as most modern Blenders now have long lifetime value. Naturally, how long a Blender lasts often comes down to build quality. Many experts and consumers alike often argue that the more you pay for something, the better quality you get. That’s the first thing to establish. Just how much can you afford?

Compare, compare and more comparing!

The most important thing to do when looking at blender reviews, and when deciding which model to pick from, is to independently compare each and every blender model you come across. Just like you would when you buy a car, or when you look at a new television, it’s imperative that you short list your favorite Blenders and make a conscious choice as to which is the best for you. With each Blender that catches your attention, be sure to write down that specific model and what caught your attention.

  • Was it the price that took your fancy?
  • Was it the motor that caught your attention? Is it powerful enough to fulfill your needs?
  • Is the Blender rated good by users? Check retailers websites and study the user reviews.

Now, with a selection of Blenders to choose from – it’s ultimately down to you to compare the professional and consumer reviews. Pick a model that your gut instinct tells you is best for you. Pick a Blender that falls within your budget, and has all of the features you need. The Motor should be powerful enough to grind through vegetables and fruits (videos help with this), it should be compact enough to fit into your kitchen space, and have enough features to make ends meet. Don’t forget that some of the higher priced models have speed controls – so you can switch between different speed levels. This is especially helpful when making things such as gravies where more delicate handling may be required.

Types of Blenders – Choose Wisely

Lastly, before settling for the exact model you’ve found – just make sure it’s the right type of blender for you:

  • Immersion Blenders – These are commonly referred to as either “stick blenders” or “hand held blenders”. They are long and thin blenders, and are usually held by your hands. You hold onto them and force the blender to blend together fruits/vegetables etc. You’ll usually get a large plastic dish/jar with an immersion blender – and this is where the ingredients go. These are particularly useful for minimizing work space requirements, and for blending softer foods – like fruits/veg. However, they often don’t have powerful motors, and can’t get through more stubborn and tougher foods.
  • Countertop Blenders – These sit on a work top surface, and vary in motor speeds. You can pick up models which have spectacularly high speeds and are capable of blending through absolutely anything (with some exceptions like metal etc!). However, they take up a large portion of your workspace, and often cost much more money than a simple immersion blender. Countertop Blenders are usually split into two categories – small & personal and heavy duty. Popular blenders such as the Vitamix range are considered heavy duty – as they are strong, sturdy and heavy; and capable of blending the majority of foods with ease.

Check out our Blender reviews to help you make the right decision on which blender is the best for you. We independently review and test each blender, and rate the model out of 10 – giving you a quick and easy way to scout for the best blender for you.

⇢ JUICER COMPARISON CHART: COMPARE THE BEST MODELS


The below Juicer Comparison Chart displays all of our reviews, and provides you with two key factors to consider. The first, the price range is of paramount importance as you’ll want to ensure that you stick within a strict self-allocated budget range. The second key row is our score. This is the overall score we have allocated to the Juicer model after combining our own review and opinion with that of consumer reviews.

Juicer ModelPurposePriceOur ScoreJuicer Review Link
Ninja BL660Home$400+4.8 Review Coming Soon
Vitamix 5200Home$400+4.8 Review Coming Soon
Vitamix 750Home$400+4.7 Review Coming Soon
Magic Bullet NutribulletHome$400+4.6 Review Coming Soon
KitchenAid KSB1575ERHome$400+4.6 Read Our Review..
Cuisinart BFP-703CHHome$400+4.6 Review Coming Soon
Ninja BL773COHome$400+4.5 Read Our Review..
Hamilton Beach 58149Home$400+4.5 Review Coming Soon
Oster Pro 1200Home$400+4.5 Read Our Review..
KitchenAid KSB1570SLHome$400+4.4 Review Coming Soon
Waring WPB05Home$400+4.4 Review Coming Soon

⇢ USING A BLENDER: HOW-TO GUIDE


With it being 2017, there are a lot of really cool and interesting kitchen products out there that perform various functions. However, there are also still the tried and true appliances like toasters, ovens, stoves, and blenders that have been around for a long time. Even though they have been around for years, they can still be a bit difficult to use if you have never seen one before. The following is a simple guide that explains how to properly use a blender to get the results that you want.

Plug it in

Make sure that you have the correct outlet for your blender. After you have checked that everything is dry and correct, go ahead and plug the cord coming out of the base of the blender into the outlet on the wall. Everything should be clean as well.

Put Your Ingredients Into the Blender

Once you have connected the glass container to the base of the blender and made sure that it is locked into place, you can then put all of your ingredients into the blender. This could be fruits, vegetables, ice cream, or anything else that is soft enough to be blended. Avoid putting anything into the blender that it is too hard to be chopped up. This will ruin the motor of the blender.

Put the Lid on

This is one of the most basic, but also most important, things to remember to do before you blend. If you try to blend without the lid on, you are likely to end up covered in whatever it is that you are blending. Once the lid is on, you may also want to hold it down tightly until you are finished. If the machine doesn’t start, make sure that the glass jar is fully connected to the base.

Blend!

As soon as you are ready, go ahead and push the button to blend. There will likely be many different options for the type of blend that you want, but it doesn’t matter too much whether you mix, whip, stir, etc. You just have to play with it a little bit and see which buttons create the consistency that you want.

Pouring it Out

Once you have achieved the mixture that you want, you can turn off the blender, take off the lid, and pour out the contents into whatever container it is that you chose. Just be careful as you pour so as not to make too much of a mess in your kitchen.

Clean it Up

The final step for using your blender is to make sure that everything is nice and clean for the next time that you use it because if you let the residue build up on the machine, it is eventually going to break down. You need to unscrew the glass from the base of the blender. Make sure that you never get the base wet as water will ruin the electronics. Once the glass is separated you should unscrew the piece on the bottom of the glass container so that you can wash all of the little bits off of it and get it nice and clean. Once you’ve let it dry, you are all ready to put it away until the next time you need it.

⇢ WHAT IS A BLENDER?: BE IN THE KNOW


Thanks to the attention lavished on their kitchen co-worker, the food processor, blenders don’t receive the recognition they deserve for their versatility and contributions. Armed with just a single rotating blade, these very common kitchen fixtures have accomplished quite a bit over their considerable history. By now, it’s obvious they’re not through performing their culinary duties, and a look at how they function and what they’re capable of should illustrate why they’ll continue their presence in the kitchen for years to come

Basic Building Blocks

Just the general shape of a general-purpose upright blender gives a little clue as to its continued popularity. With a tall, slender form, unlike many other implements, it doesn’t commandeer much room on the countertop. While some minor changes have been made over the years, the basic shape and components have remained the same since it first hit the market in 1922 after its inventor, Stephen Poplawski, made it available through the Hamilton-Beach Corporation. Here’s a quick list of the main parts.

  • Jar and Lid
  • Stand and Motor
  • Blade Assembly

The Jar

This component is tasked with holding the ingredients for the job at hand. The typical materials used are glass, plastic, or metal. Glass is the traditional favorite since it cleans up easily and allows the user to see what’s taking place inside during operations. High-powered blenders rely on plastic due to its greater impact resistance. The big drawback, though, is a habit of absorbing odors and stains. Much stronger than the alternatives, metal jars also clean up quite nicely, but they don’t permit anyone to view the blending process in action. While the basic shape of the jar has stayed roughly the same, recent additions on some models include a spigot for products like smoothies or juices and a stir stick that’s inserted through the lid to keep material from sticking to the sides while the blender is running. The lid often features a removable center cap through which ingredients can be added during operations.

Motorized Stand

While the exterior of the stand features the controls, internally, it holds the electric motor that makes things happen. Most blenders use between 300 and 1,000 watts, but some expensive versions consume over 1,500 watts that translates into 3 horsepower. These models can also produce up to 37,000 RPM. Instead of including a gearbox, blenders offer multiple speeds by designing the motor to hold several diameters of windings bound together. In more powerful models, the motor spins both the blade and a cooling fan.

The Blade Assembly

Blade assemblies are almost always made of stainless steel and come in a variety of shapes. Most possess two or four individual blades that rotate around an axis, but occasionally, they can hold six or more blades. Usually, the rotating blades are shaped to create a downward whirlpool that works with the tall funnel-shaped jar to pull food and liquids into the swirling assembly. A few blender designs utilize a rotating blade assembly that sits at a higher level within the jar. Sometimes, the blade assembly is permanently fixed to the bottom of the jar while others allow it to be removed for easier cleaning.

The Other Blender

Along with the countertop version, a handheld or immersion blender is also available. This variety allows the user to place the food contents in any type of bowl or container they desire. Consisting of a small motor at the hand grip end, the immersion blender uses a covered shaft to hold a rotating blade at the opposite end that mixes ingredients. These blenders lack the horsepower of their stationary big brothers.

Going to Work

Despite relying on a single blade assembly, blenders are capable of varied tasks such as mixing, pureeing, dissolving, crushing ice, emulsifying, and creating powders and butters. It’s no surprise that a blender can thoroughly mix foods or turn softened foods into thick liquids, but they can also break down solids so they’ll quickly and completely dissolve in liquids. Most are also strong enough to pulverize ice into a pulp of varying texture, but specialized blenders known as smoothie makers are often used to produce fine, even results. Emulsifying consists of evenly blending one liquid with another it doesn’t normally mix with. Oil and water is a classic example, but mayonnaise and vinaigrettes stand out as favorite projects for a blender to tackle. Finally, blenders are great are reducing dry ingredients to powder or grinding nuts into butter.