If you like a drink and you have a big family, I think a personal size blender cannot fulfill you anymore.
Besides drink, a blender can do more than this. It can also use to process food. Some blender comes with a food processor bowl.
So, if you can choose the best counter blenders, it will become your good helper in the kitchen.
Mummy can use it to process the food. Daddy can use it to make a cold drink. The kids can help you as a help. The whole family works together. What a nice picture.
If you have no idea or want to know more about this, please read “How To Choose The Best Countertop Blender”.
Out of the options below, my #1 choice is Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt (BL642) because it comes with 18, 24, and 32-ounce cups with spout lids, and a 72-ounce pitcher in just one machine.
I will try to write down everything I know for you.
So, don’t scroll down too fast, read it slowly and digest it.
Table Of Content
- Vitamix 5200 Blender – [THE MOST EXPENSIVE]
- Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt (BL642) – [TOP PICK]
- Oster 6684 12-Speed Blender – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- Oster Pro 1200 Blender with Glass Jar plus Smoothie Cup & Food Processor Attachment – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- Hamilton Beach 58148 Power Elite Multi-Function Blender with Glass Jar – [BUDGET PRODUCT]
- Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor with 1500W Auto-iQ Base
- Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender with FourSide Jar
- Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher (54220) Multi-Function Blender
- KitchenAid Diamond KSB1575CU Vortex 5-Speed Blender
- Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker with No-Brainer Mixer
- Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base BL642
- BLACK+DECKER Crush Master 10-Speed Blender BL2010BP
- SharkNinja Ninja Smart Screen Duo Technology in Black (CT661V) Countertop Blender with Freshvac
- Vitamix 5300 Blender
- Oster BRLY07-B00-NP0 B 7-Speed Fusion Blender
- How To Choose The Best Countertop Blender
Best Countertop Blenders
Vitamix 5200 Blender
It includes a motor base, 64 oz. container, getting started guide, DVD, and classic tamper.
It comes with 2 peak horsepower motor. The cord is 6 feet long. It’s enough for most kitchen use.
In the base, there are 2 toggle switches and 1 control dial.
The left toggle switch uses to control the speed. There are “High” and “Variable” options. When you choose “High”, the blender will run at a maximum blend speed.
When you choose “Variable”, it needs to use with the variable speed control in the middle of the base. The speed can adjust from 1 to 10 during blending. You are totally in complete control.
The right one is the on/off switch.
With the 64-ounce container, when your family wants a cold drink or smoothies, you just need to blend one time. It’s already enough for 4 people to use.
Unlike a personal-size blender, you have to blend 4 times separately. It much reduces your works.
However, it doesn’t come with a single-serve jar with this blender. If you want to bring the drink outside, you have to buy a suitable cup additionally.
Never mind, nothing is perfect.
This blender is quite tall. I think it is higher than some kitchen cupboards. You may need to put it on your countertop or somewhere else.
If you want hot soup, this blender can also fulfill your requirements. It needs only less than 10 minutes.
Maybe you will ask. How can a blender heat something? The heat comes from the friction of the blade.
So, when you make a cold drink especially your drink need to put ice, remember not to blend too long. Otherwise, the ice will melt. It may become a warm drink.
You can also use this blender to chop, grind, blend, emulsify, and mix batter or dough.
Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt (BL642)
It includes one 1200-watt base, 18, 24, and 32-ounce cups with spout lids, and a 72-ounce pitcher with the handle.
The pitcher and 3 single-serve cups are made of plastic which is BPA free.
In the base, there are 9 buttons. They are on/off, 3-speed buttons, a pulse button, etc.
A 1200-watt powerful motor with speed 3 is enough to pulverize the ice to snow. If you always make frozen drinks or smoothies, this blender can do the best job for you.
At the bottom of the base, there are 4 suction cups. It can prevent the blender from moving around your countertop.
When you use the blender, remember to secure the lid and lock the pitcher to the base properly. Otherwise, you cannot turn it on.
In the lid, it has a button. When you want to remove the lid from the pitcher, you have to hit the release button.
There is a spout in the corner for you to pour out your smoothies or your milkshake. You can pour it into the 18 oz. cup for you to take out or place it in the car cup holder.
If you just need to make the drink for yourself only, you can use the single-serve blade. Then you no need to wash the big pitcher. I think washing the cup is much easier than wash the pitcher.
All the part is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
Oster 6684 12-Speed Blender
It doesn’t come with any accessories. Only the lid, 5-cup Boroclass glass jar, and the base.
Note, the jar of this blender is made of glass. In the market, most of the jar is made of plastic. There are so many people who like glass more than plastic. I personally also like glass more. It looks nice and more durable.
Maybe you will say. The glass is heavy than the plastic. But, I don’t care.
On the side of the jar, it has measurement there. You can know the amount of the liquid at any time.
In the middle of the lid, there is a 2-ounce filter cap. You can take away while blending if you want to pour more ingredients.
At the bottom of the control panel, there is a low/high setting. Low setting with an orange color and high setting with white color.
You will then see 8 eight buttons above the low/high setting. The functions are grouped by color.
High settings with white color used to ice crush, grate, blend, shred, grind, mash, liquefy, and frappe.
Low settings with orange color used to stir, blend, puree, chop, whip, and mix.
It totally has 16 functions.
The jar and the blade can disassemble for easy cleanup. When you reassemble, remember to place the sealing ring properly. Otherwise, the liquid may leak while blending.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender with Glass Jar plus Smoothie Cup & Food Processor Attachment
It comes with a 6-cup Boroclass glass jar, BPA-free 5-cup food processing bowl, stainless steel slicing disk and chopping blade, and 24-ounce lidded smoothie to-go cup.
I like this blender comes with a 24-ounce cup. It’s very useful. You can use it to bring your cold drink or smoothies outside. Otherwise, you need to buy an extra cup. You can put it on the car cup holder, on your bicycle, or bring it to the gym room.
If the lid of the 24-ounce cup has a handle or holder will be better a lot.
On the side of the 6-cup glass jar, it has measurement there. You can easily know how much liquid inside the jar to control more precise results.
In front of the base, you will see 4 rows of the button. The first row is used to make green/frozen smoothies, food chop/salsa, and the milkshake.
The second row is used to control the speed. There are low, medium, and high. The third row has only one pulse button. The last row is on/off and stops button.
Actually, I seldom see so many different buttons in the blender.
In the middle of the jar lid, it has a cap that can serve as a 2-ounce measuring cup. When the blender is running, I recommend you put your hand on the lid.
The jar and the blade can separate. You can clean it easier. When you reassemble the blade to the jar, remember to place the sealing ring properly. Otherwise, the liquid will leak.
When you put the jar to the base, there is no turning, locking, or unlocking. Just simple up and down.
Hamilton Beach 58148 Power Elite Multi-Function Blender with Glass Jar
In this blender, there is no accessory comes with it. It has the lid, the glass jar, and the base only.
The most special feature is the glass jar. Most of the blender comes with a BPA free plastic jar. If you like glass more than plastic, this is one of your choices.
In front of the base, there is 12 blending functions group with 4 buttons. No matter what you want the blender to do, you will find the right setting in these 4 buttons.
Include the on/off button, it has 5 buttons there.
The lid has a pour spout. You can pour the liquid easily with no mess. The spout is small enough is suitable for you to pour into the bottle.
But I think the pour spout is only work in liquid. If you want to pour smoothies or other semi-liquid, you may find it a little hard to do that.
There is one thing I like. The blade can be removed from the jar. Both parts can wash separately. You can clean it easily.
If you have other blenders, you will know most of the blades cannot separate from the jar. Sometimes, it’s quite difficult to clean.
There is also one thing I don’t like. This blender doesn’t have a tamper. When you need to blend the big chunk or leaf, they always stay on top of the liquid. Without the tamper, you have to stop the blender and use the fork or spoon to stir the food inside.
It’s quite time consuming and inconvenient. That means you have to watch the whole blending process.
If you want a chopper to process the food, you can buy this blender bundle with the chopper. With the chopper, you may not need to buy an extra food processor at home.
Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor with 1500W Auto-iQ Base
It comes with a 1500-watt base, 8-cup food processor bowl, 72-ounce pitcher, two 16-ounce cups with to-go lids, and a 30-recipe inspiration guide.
In the control panel, there are 6 buttons. They are power, pulse, dough, blend, crush, and single-serve.
At the bottom of the base, there are 4 suction feet. On the side of the base, it has a lever lock that can secure the suction feet to your countertop. It can prevent your blender from moving around on your countertop.
When you want to use the blender, just place the pitcher to the base and lock it by rotating clockwise. If you hear a click sound that means the pitcher is locked properly.
On the side of the pitcher, you will see the measurement that can help you pour the ingredients precisely.
If you always make milkshakes or smoothies, I have good news for you. You can make the drink directly with the included 16-ounce cup. And then you can bring it outside. You can put it in your car cup holder.
If the lid has a handle or holder, it will be better.
Without the cup, every time you make the single-serve drink. You have to make it in the pitcher. I think washing the cup is much easier than the pitcher.
I believe the texture of the drink made by the 1500-watt powerful blender is much better than a personal-size blender.
More than this, this blender can use as a food processor. You can use it to chop the food into small pieces or make the dough. It can greatly reduce your chore every day. Do you need to cut a lot of food at every meal?
Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender with FourSide Jar
Other than Vitamix, it’s also a high-end blender in the market.
I can say the motor of this blender is not like others. It uses a commercial-grade power motor that provides enough power to blend many things. Sometimes, you may see people use this blender to blend the mobile or do other tests on Youtube.
It is even invited to national geographic to have a competition with others. That’s why I have a deep impression of this brand.
One of the main features is the blade. As you see other blenders, most of their blades are sharp. But, this one is not sharp. It’s dull. Can you imagine a dull blade can perform well in blending? Yes, it can.
Officially, it says their blade is ten times stronger than other blender blades. I watch their test. I believe it. Their blade is really strong.
In front of the base, you will easily see the digital display. There are 6 pre-programmed cycles and 10-speed manual controls.
When you use it, just press the button one time. The blender will do all the rest for you. At the same time, the digital display will show you the countdown.
Do you see other blenders come with a digital display?
You can even use it to make hot soup. Just simply add the required ingredients and press the button. It will finish in a few short minutes.
You may ask. Why blender can make hot soup? Where is the heat come from? The heat comes from the blade friction.
The cord is only 3 feet long. It may be a little bit short for you. if it’s really too short, you have to buy an extra extension.
Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher (54220) Multi-Function Blender
It has no accessory. It comes with the lid, a 40-ounce glass jar, and the base only.
I like the jar made from glass. It looks and durable. I know many people also like the glass jar although it is a little heavier than plastic.
On the side of the jar, it has a measurement. You can see the amount of liquid precisely inside the jar. 40-ounce capacity is enough for 2 people to use.
At the bottom of the base, there is a storage space for you to put the cord back. It keeps your countertop neat.
When you need to use the blender, it has no locking or unlocking need, just put the jar to the base. It’s simply up and down.
The lid does not have any lock in the jar. Just simply cover it. There is a pour spout in the lid. It is designed for easy pouring especially when you need to pour liquid such as juice into the bottle.
But, if you want to pour semi-liquid such as a smoothie, the smoothie may be hard to pour out.
The patented wave action system can keep the food down to the blade without any stirring.
There are 14 blending functions such as stir, milkshake, chop, puree, smoothie, grind, crush ice, and more. You can easily find the correct one.
Except for the base, the jar and the lid are dishwashers safe for easy cleaning.
Overall, this is a simple blender. I think no one will find any difficulty operating it.
KitchenAid KSB1575CU Diamond Vortex 5-Speed Blender
The blender is quite tall. It should not be able to fit under most cabinets. If you care about this, I think you have to choose other blenders.
It has 21 different colors for you to choose from. They are aqua sky blue, blue steel, boysenberry, cobalt blue, contour silver, cranberry, crystal blue, empire red, and more.
It comes with the lid, a 60-ounce jar with a patented diamond pitcher design, and the base.
In the lid, you will see the ingredient cup. It’s a 2-ounce cup. You can use it to add the ingredient to the jar.
On both sides of the jar, it has different measurements. One side has an ounce and cup measurement. The other side is the milliliter measurement.
The base is made from die-cast metal. It feels sturdy and durable. KitchenAid always use die-cast. It’s their style.
In the base, there are 8 buttons distributed in 2 rows. The first row is a stir, chop, mix, puree, and liquify button. The second is crush ice, pulse, and power button.
When you press the power button, you will see the light flash there. If you see no light, check the blender is plug-in correctly or not.
Before using it, make sure you lock the jar to the base by rotating the jar clockwise properly.
Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker with No-Brainer Mixer
This maker is specifically designed for making a margarita. You cannot use it to make milkshakes, smoothies, or juice.
It comes with a shot glass, the lid, a 36-ounce blending jar, and the no-brainer mixer.
Why call no-brain mixer? This is because the body of the mixer already has different marks for a different drink. You only need to pour the specific ingredient to correspond mark. Just as simple as that.
At the top, there is the ice reservoir for you to put ice. Be careful with the blade there, it’s very sharp.
In the back, there is the water tank. It uses to drain the water when the ice melts in the ice reservoir. It’s a good design because the water will not flow down to the front and go into your margarita mix. Otherwise, it will dilute your margarita mix.
Under the water tank, it has a little cover. When you take away the cover, you will find there is an area for you to store the power cord. It’s a good feature to keep my countertop neatly.
In the bottom front of the maker, you will see the on/off button on the left, the middle is a start button, the right one is the shave/blend switch.
When you want to make a margarita, you have to put the no-brainer mixer on top of the blending jar and add the required ingredients according to the mark. Then remove the mixer and place the blending jar properly in the blender.
Make sure you have put enough ice in the ice reservoir.
Finally, press the on/off button. Flip the switch to blend. Then press the start button.
The only thing you need to do is just waiting. The maker will do all the rest to you.
After a moment, a perfect margarita is finished.
If you love a margarita, this is a good choice for you.
Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base BL642
It comes with small, regular, jumbo cups with sip & seal lids, and a 72-ounce blending jar.
The main feature is the number of cups included in this blender.
There are so many cups of different sizes. Normally, it comes with a maximum of 2 same cups as other blenders. You can make a different drink according to your needs.
Maybe the father uses the jumbo cups, the son uses the small cup, and the busy mummy uses the medium one.
If every one of your family has a different flavor, it’s really good news to you. You can make the drink separately with different ingredients. Then everyone brings one cup outside, walk together, and drink together. What a nice picture.
Try to imagine. If you have one large blending jar only, every time you finish making one flavor, you have to wash it and make it again. You totally need to wash 3 times. It’s really tired.
There are few rubbers that let you grip around the cup. It makes you can grip the bottle more firm. Not easy to slip from your hand. If the cups have a carry-hook or holder will be better a lot.
When you see the product name, you may want to ask what is Auto-iQ base?
First, don’t be scared by this technical term. Actually, the meaning is very simple. Just tell you the functions such as blend, smoothie, and milkshake are already pre-programmed.
The programs store the time and the speed needs to blend the food or drink. When you need to use it, just press the right button. The blender will do all the rest for you. You don’t need to do any guesswork. You can just press the button and run away.
BLACK+DECKER Crush Master 10-Speed Blender BL2010BP
It comes with the lid, the 48-ounce plastic jar, the blade, and the base.
There is a measurement on the side of the plastic jar. You can see how much liquid in the jar clearly at any time.
I personally like the jar made from glass. It looks nice and more durable. And the color will not change easily.
Do you experience that? When you use the blender to blend coffee, the plastic jar will easily be scratch and it will become cloudy over time also. Glass will not have these problems.
In the lid, there is a little 1-ounce measuring cup. You can use it to add ingredients precisely while blending.
The blade and the jar can disassemble for you easy to clean. When you reassemble, remember to place the sealing ring properly. Otherwise, the jar will leak.
All the removable part is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
In front of the base, it has on/off button and the speed button with a pulse from 1 to 10.
Pulse setting gives you greater control of the mixing process.
At the bottom of the base, you can wrap the cord there. It can keep your counter neatly. There are no suction feet or rubber feet there. When the blender is running, better use the hand to hold it.
SharkNinja Ninja Smart Screen Duo Technology in Black (CT661V) Countertop Blender with Freshvac
It comes with one smart base, the 72-ounce FreshVac pitcher, and two 20-ounce single-serve FreshVac cups.
The 2 most important features are 7 Pre-Set Auto-iQ Programs and FreshVac Technology.
Please watch the below video to know more about Auto-iQ Programs.
In the simplest explanation, 7 Pre-Set Auto-iQ Programs store the optimal time and the speed to blend. When you place the vessel to the base, the program will recognize each vessel and assign the best preset to that.
FreshVac Technology sounds difficult. Let me try to explain it to you. There are 2 main functions
The first one is to remove the oxygen to prevent food oxidation by pumping out all the air. The drink can stay fresh for 8 hours. If the food is oxidizing, it will affect the color and texture.
The second function is to produce less foam with your drink. It produces a more smooth texture flavor of your drink.
FreshVac Technology can be applied to the included cups and pitchers. FreshVac pump needs 6 AA batteries in order to operate. If you always use that pump, I think you do better buy more batteries for safe.
The touch screen design is very nice and intuitive. It’s not difficult to use.
2 cups are very convenient for you if you always make 2 different drinks. It’s much easier than using a pitcher to make a single-serve drink. One for you and one for your son.
The size of the cups is suitable for the bicycle cup holder or car cup holder. If the lid of the cup comes with a carry-hook or handle, it will be better a lot.
Vitamix 5300 Blender
It comes with a motor base, low-profile 64-ounce container, getting started guide, and low-profile classic tamper.
The main feature of this blender is the low profile container. It can put under most kitchen cabinets.
Maybe you will say it’s not a feature. You know, sometimes, the blender is very tall and cannot put under the kitchen cabinet.
So, when you need to buy a blender, you have to pay attention to this. Measure the height between your counter and cabinets first.
If you are familiar with the Vitamix Blender, you will know there are 2 buttons and 1 dial in front of the base.
The left one is a pulse button and the right one is the start/stop button. The middle one is variable speed control. You can adjust the speed at any point while blending.
In this model, you will see the on/off button on the front bottom with a blue color.
A 64-ounce container jar is enough for a family of 3 or 4. It works with a tamper.
During blending, when you see the ingredients stay on top of the liquid, you can use the included tamper to stir it. Without tamper, you have to stop it and use a fork instead.s
Cleaning is very easy. Just drop a dish-soap with warm water. Then turn on the blender for 30 to 60 seconds.
Other than a cold drink, this blender can also use to make hot soups. When the blender is running, the heat from the friction of the blade will transfer to the liquid to make it hot.
Not all the blender can make a hot drink. Only seldom high-end models can do this.
Besides a cold drink and a hot drink, it can chop, grind, blend, and emulsify.
Oster BRLY07-B00-NP0 B 7-Speed Fusion Blender
It comes with the base, a 6-cup glass jar, and a lid.
I think the most remarkable features are the 6-point blade and the reversing motor.
A 6-point blade provides the blender more ability to crush the ice. Normally, the blender comes with a 4-point blade only.
The reversing motor gives the blade the ability to go forward and backward to eliminate clogging and blend smoothly. If you have experience of using other blenders before, most of the motor will turn in only one direction.
I like the glass jar. It looks nice and more durable than plastic.
Do you have a blender? Does your plastic jar become cloudy over time? If the jar is made of glass, it won’t have this problem. It produces for long-lasting use.
The blade and the glass jar can disassemble and wash separately. All the part is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. When you want to assemble the parts, remember to place the sealing ring properly. Otherwise, the liquid will leak from the jar.
In the lid, it has a little chute. When you need to add the ingredients while blending, just take away the plastic stuff.
There are 7 pre-programmed digital speeds. When you press the right button, it will blend with the optimal speed and time for you. You no need to do any guesswork. The blender will do all the rest for you.
If you like a glass jar, the Oster blender is a good choice for you.
How To Choose The Best Countertop Blender
In the market, there are so many blenders with different brands, different prices,s or different types. They all can blend the food.
But, how can I choose the best one?
Please read the following to understand more.
The biggest pitcher I see is 72-ounce. The smallest is almost half.
Before you buy, I suggest you estimate how often you will use and how much food you need to blend each time. Otherwise, it just wastes money.
Maybe you will say. The brand I want only has a large pitcher. Then go on if you budget enough.
For example, Vitamix has a different series. Some have a 72-ounce pitcher and some have a low-profile pitcher.
If the cabinet is above your countertop, you should pay more attention to this. When the blender is too tall, it may not fit to put under between the cabinet and the countertop.
So, before you buy, you have to measure the height of the space where you can put the blender.
If your countertop above has no cabinet, then you no need to consider this criterion.
How Many Single Serve Cups
The maximum number of cups I see come with the blender is 3. If your family always make a drink and brings it outside, it’s suitable for you.
Some do not have any cups. Then you have to buy an extra cup if you need to bring it outside.
When you buy a cup, I have some suggestions for you.
- Buy the cup that fit the car cup holder or bicycle cup holder
- Buy the cup has carry hook or handle, it’s much easy to carry.
Material Of The Pitcher
The material is either glass or plastic. I personally like glass. If the pitcher is made of plastic, it will become cloudy over time.
The glass will not have this problem. It made for long-lasting use. It looks nice and durable.
If your blender has suction feet, it will be more stable when the machine is running. It prevents the machine from moving around the countertop.
Measurement Cup In The Lid
Sometimes, in the middle of the lid has a little cap. It can use as a measuring cup. Normally, it’s a 2-ounce cup.
If the cord is too short, you may need to buy an extension especially your countertop is far from the power source.
Some pitcher needs to lock properly to the base before turning on. Some just need to put the pitcher simply up and down.
Some lids have a lock to the pitcher. If you think it’s very troublesome. You have to pay attention to this.
Food Processor Bowl
Seldom blenders come with a food processor bowl. With the bowl, you can use the blender to process the food. You no need to buy an extra food processor.
If you like it, you have to read the Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender.
With the tamper, you can easily stir the food that stays on the top of the liquid. But only a few blenders come with a tamper.
Without the tamper, you have to stop the blender, open the lid, use the tool to stir the food, then close the lid and start the blender again.
Sometimes, you may need to repeat these cycles a few times. It’s quite troublesome.
With the pre-set programs, the buttons will store the optimal speed and the time. When you use it, you no need to do any guesswork. You can even run away after the blender is running. The blender will do all the rest for you.
Without the pre-set program, when you start it, you have to stop it manually.
If you want a convenience and hate guesswork, buy the blender with the pre-set program.
This function only appears in the high-end blender.
It’s almost the same as the pre-set program but has one more function. When you place the vessel to the base, the program will recognize each vessel and assign the best preset to that.
If you want to know more, please read SharkNinja Ninja Smart Screen Duo Technology Countertop Blender.
This function only appears in the high-end blender.
There are 2 main functions
- Remove the oxygen to prevent food oxidation by pumping out all the air. The drink can stay fresh for 8 hours. If the food is oxidizing, it will affect the color and texture.
- Produce less foam with your drink. It produces a more smooth texture flavor of your drink.
If you want to know more, please read SharkNinja Ninja Smart Screen Duo Technology Countertop Blender.
If you have read my post “15 Best Personal Smoothie Blenders”, I think you should know the difference between a personal-size blender and a countertop blender now.
Blender mainly uses to blend the food. If you want to read some guides, please read What Is Countertop Blender(Precautions + FAQs).
If you always make a cold drink like a smoothie or milkshake, the blender is also a good choice especially you need to make the drink for 3 or 4 people.
If you always need to crush the ice, a blender seems to be the best choice for you.
Choose the right kitchen appliance will certainly make your daily life become easy and efficient.
I hope my post can help everyone to make the best decision for your family. If you have any questions or opinion, please leave them below, I’d love to hear that.
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