Blender For Smoothies – Do you need one?

My Product Reviews

Making your favorite smoothie will require a blender that is powerful to blend frozen fruits and ice cubes. Blenders comes in different power capabilities and with a different manual blending setting. Therefore, it’s important to choose the best blender for making smoothies.

What power watt should a better blender have?

When buying a blender, it is essential to know the main features that differentiate one blender from another as to motor speed, control setting, and design. Based on my research, majority of household models of blender fall within 500 watts to 750 watts.

Manufacturers, usually indicate the blender motor speed in watts, and sometimes in horsepower– 1 horsepower equals 746 watts. Blenders, though have options range from 300 watts to as high as 1500 watts, still majority of household models fall within 500 watts to 750 watts. It also seems that high wattage blenders are more costly as compared to low wattage blender. This is also more likely to show that a more expensive blender equals a better blender.

Based on consumer reviews, it does contradict this idea. Different tests performed on various types of blenders and they found out that wattage has little connection with blender performance. This shows that the wattage number displayed by the manufacturer only measures the power consumed by the blender motor. And the power generated by the motor is what control the performance of the motor.

For as long as the manufacturer do not disclose any information, the only way to know which blender is the best is to read consumer reviews, that are readily available for different blenders out on the market.

 

Ninja Professional 72oz Countertop Blender with 1000-Watt Base and Total Crushing Technology for Smoothies, Ice and Frozen Fruit (BL610), Black

B00NGV4506

Price : $     ( see price by clicking amazon below )

Place to Buy: Amazon

Size of Container: 72 oz

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Product Features:

  • The Ninja Professional Blender 1000 has a sleek design and excellent performance with 1000 watts of professional power. With 64 Ounce maximum liquid capacity.
  • The Total crushing blades gives you perfect for ice crushing, blending, pureeing, and controlled processing. It can crush ice and frozen fruit in seconds.
  • The 72 oz. professional blender is excellent for making large batches of creamy, frozen drinks and smoothies for the whole family. Also, making large batches of delicious margaritas and daiquiris.
  • Crush ice into snow in seconds and blend your favorite ingredients into sauces, dips and smoothies.
  • The 6 blade assembly enable you to crush ice faster and blend well the ingredients smoother than other blenders.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor with 1500W Auto-iQ Base, 72oz Pitchers, 64oz Processor Bowl, (2) 16oz Cup for Smoothies, Dough & More

B00939I7EK

Price : $      (see price by clicking amazon below)

Place to Buy: Amazon

Size of Container: 72 oz Pitchers, 16 oz cup

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Product Features:

  • Total crushing pitcher grind ice to snow in just a second for a creamy frozen drinks and smoothies.
  • Food processor bowl provides perfect, even chopping and makes up to 2 lbs of dough in just 30 seconds.
  • Two 16 oz. Nutri Ninja cups with to- go lids are excellent for making nutrient- rich drinks to take on the go.
  • Dishwasher- safe and BPA – free parts. Includes 1500-watt base, A food processor bowl, 72 oz. Total crushing pitcher, and 30- Recipe inspiration guide.
  • For best results, try the Nutri Ninja cup or X-large pitcher for frozen drinks.
  • You may clean the unit by hand, use warm water & dish soap

Magic Bullet NutriBullet Rx N17-1001 Blender, Black

B00N9IG28O

Price : $      (see price by clicking amazon below)

Place to Buy: Amazon

Size of Container: 1 30-oz, 1 45-oz

Rating: 4.1 out of 5

  • 1700 watt motor
  • Hands-free SMART technology
  • Single servings and family-sized servings
  • Heating cycle for soups & sauces
  • This product is manufactured in compliance with US & Canadian Electrical Standards

 

Product Features:

10 Piece Set Includes:

1. It has the biggest and most powerful machine to date, the 2.3 horsepower High-Torque Power Base produce the smoothest, most nutritious vegetable and fruit-based drinks. Operating with revolutionary hands-free SMART Technology, the High-Torque Power Base starts automatically, squeeze out your drink for the exact amount of time at the precise speed it needs to produce optimal nutrition. And by pressing of the G- Button located on the front of the machine, the High-Torque Power Base activates Soup-Making Mode, a 7- minute heating cycle that creates fresh, piping hot, nutrient-extracted soups and beverages.

2. It has powerful twist-on blade that its all NutriBullet Rx vessels, squeezing whole fruits and vegetables into liquid without removing fiber or other nutrients.

3. SouperBlast Pitcher with 2-Piece Lid: Use the SouperBlast Pitcher and Lid when extracting ingredients in Soup- Making Mode. The vented Lid allows heat and pressure to escape during the soup-making process, while the pitcher’s spout allows for easy pouring into serving dishes.

4. (1) 30- oz Short Cup and Comfort Lip- Ring: Make single- serving NutriBlast Rxs in this convenient-sized cup and ring that twists onto the Short Cup and Oversize Cup for easy sipping.

5. Great in making extra-large or multiple-serving NutriNlast Rxs

6. It has a resealable lid that you can twists onto the Short Cup and Oversize Cup to keep NutriBlast Rxs fresh while storing and/or transporting.

7. The pitcher lid is easy to twists onto the SouperBlast pitcher to keep multi-serving NutriBlast Rxs and SouperBlasts fresh while storing and/or transporting.

8. If your blade extractor gets stuck on the NutriBullet Rx Cups or SouperBlast Pitchers, use the Blade Remover to easily and safely untwist it.

9. Provides all instructions and safety information regarding the operation of the NutriBullet Rx.

10. Natures Prescription Recipe Book: It has over 150 pages of information and recipes for NutriBlast Rxs, SouperBlasts, and many delicious concoctions made in the NutriBullet Rx. The Natures Prescription book describes how specific nutrients impact your health, and offers guidance on how to customize NutriBlast Rxs and SouperBlasts to fit your unique health needs.

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Brushed Stainless Finish with 64-oz. container

B00C6MWPNK

Price : $     (see price by clicking amazon below)

Place to Buy: Amazon

Size of Container: 64 oz

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

  • Pvc plastic BPA-free housing in stainless steel
  • 2.2 Peak-horsepower motor and wide blade radius
  • 2 Piece Neoprene rubber lid with removable plug for adding ingredients while use
  • Stainless steel blade construction
  • 64- oz Carafe is BPA-free Eastman Tritan polyester, Measures 8.8″ W x 9″ D x 17.4″, Weight 12.5 lbs. 120 volts, 1200 watts and 7 year manufacturers’s

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Great review, Raquel!
    I am not aware of the motor speed for blender. Thank you for your detailed analysis!

    Well done and keep us posted more good reviews!

    All the best to you, Raquel!

    Terand :o)

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