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Best Blender For The Money  
Everything You Need to Know to Get a Great Blender at a Great Price
How do we pick these products? We spend many hours doing unbiased research to only give you the highest rated products at the best price. We first come up with a list of features, which you can see below, that we feel the majority of people will need. We then look for the highest quality products with these features and only show you the top five with the best value. Our mission is to provide you with the best five options based only on the facts. Don't see the product you were thinking about getting? Click here to calculate it's frugal score.
Overview
Typical Needs

If you're looking for a blender to make a few smoothies, frozen drinks, salsas or soups a week then you came to the right place.  If you're looking for a blender for your smoothie shop then you might want to check out a different review.  Most people will probably use their blender a handful of times per month so it probably doesn't make sense to put $500 into one.  Spend that much if you're blending hundreds of drinks per week.  You just want one that's going to be affordable which will blend everything consistently and will last you for years.  Good news, you can get this and it's going to cost you less than $100, see below on what you need to look for.

Best Value Brands

Blendtec, Breville, Cuisinart, Hamilton Beach, KitchenAid, Ninja

Price You Should Pay

Between $29.99 and $82.99 to get best value.

Best Five Products for the Money
F5 Score:
8.7/10
Pros
 
High Rating
 
BPA Free
 
Motor Power (1000 Watts)
 
Pulse Setting
 
Speeds (3 Speeds)
 
Plus 1 More
Cons
None
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$76.94
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F5 Score:
8.6/10
Pros
 
High Rating
 
BPA Free
 
Motor Power (670 Watts)
 
Pulse Setting
 
Speeds (5 Speeds)
 
Plus 1 More
Cons
None
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$77.24
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F5 Score:
8.3/10
Pros
 
High Rating
 
BPA Free
 
Motor Power (600 Watts)
 
Pulse Setting
 
Speeds (7 Speeds)
 
Plus 1 More
Cons
 
Expensive Price
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F5 Score:
8.2/10
Pros
 
High Rating
 
BPA Free
 
Motor Power (600 Watts)
 
Pulse Setting
 
Speeds (2 Speeds)
 
Plus 1 More
Cons
None
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$69.99
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F5 Score:
8.2/10
Pros
 
Cheap Price
 
BPA Free
 
Motor Power (700 Watts)
 
Pulse Setting
 
Speeds (14 Speeds)
 
Plus 1 More
Cons
None
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$29.99
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Yes
Recommended
100%
Products Meet Requirement
$121.01
Avg Product Price w Feature
$0.00
Price Difference for Feature

One hundred percent of the products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $121.01. There is no price difference whether you get a bpa free or not, we believe it's a must have feature.

815
Average Watts
$0.15
Average Price Per Watt
600
Min Watts Recommended
80%
Products Meet Requirement

Eighty percent of the products we reviewed meet this requirement. On average the price per watt that we reviewed is $0.15

Motor power is very important, usually the more expensive blenders have more power.  Power isn't everything though but you should get one with at least 600 watts or it's more than likely to burn out.  You don't need more than 1000 watts unless you're blending hundreds of drinks per week.

Yes
Recommended
100%
Products Meet Requirement
$121.01
Avg Product Price w Feature
$0.00
Price Difference for Feature

One hundred percent of the products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $121.01. There is no price difference whether you get a pulse setting or not, we believe it's a must have feature.

A pulse setting is a way for you to control the blades at different speeds.  If you want the blade to spin at a certain speed but only want it to run for a quick burst then you would use the pulse setting.  It's a good way to control how much the blender processes.

7.3
Average Speeds
$16.58
Average Price Per Speed
More Than 1
Speeds Recommended
95%
Products Meet Requirement

Ninety-five percent of the products we reviewed meet this requirement. On average the price per speed that we reviewed is $16.58

You should never need more than three speeds.  Some blenders have presets for the type of blending you're trying to do.

2.4
Average Years
$50.42
Average Price Per Year
1
Min Years Recommended
100%
Products Meet Requirement

One hundred percent of the products we reviewed meet this requirement. On average the price per year that we reviewed is $50.42

You should always get a blender with a warranty.  Some of the more expensive blenders will have up to a seven year warranty.

11%
Products with Feature
$394.47
Avg Product Price w Feature
+$300.28
Price Difference for Feature

Eleven percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $394.47. The price on average for a auto shutoff is an additional $300.28, you might want to pass on it if you don't absolutely need it.

Auto shutoff will stop the blender if it has been running too long.  It's not a must have feature because normally you would only be blending for a minute or two.

Plastic (55%)
Most Popular
$91.42
Avg Price for Plastic
Metal (45%)
Least Popular

Plastic is the most popular base material with fifty-five percent of the blenders we reviewed having it at an average price of $91.42.

5%
Products with Feature
$189.99
Avg Product Price w Feature
+$72.61
Price Difference for Feature

Five percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $189.99. The price on average for a digital screen is an additional $72.61, you might want to pass on it if you don't absolutely need it.

Seen in some more expensive blenders a digital screen just helps show you the status of the blender in a clearer way.

95%
Products with Feature
$95.85
Avg Product Price w Feature
-$503.10
Price Difference for Feature

Ninety-five percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $95.85. The price on average for a dishwasher safe is actually $503.10 cheaper than without one, it might make sense to get a blender with this feature to save money.

It can be dangerous to wash a blender jar because of the blades, it's nice to just throw it in the dishwasher and have it do the work.

25%
Products with Feature
$69.69
Avg Product Price w Feature
-$68.42
Price Difference for Feature

Twenty-five percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $69.69. The price on average for a easy cord storage is actually $68.42 cheaper than without one, it might make sense to get a blender with this feature to save money.

Is a storage compartment for the cord, this is nice way to hide the ugly cord.

25%
Products with Feature
$147.18
Avg Product Price w Feature
+$34.90
Price Difference for Feature

Twenty-five percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $147.18. The price on average for a easy pour spout is an additional $34.90, you might want to pass on it if you don't absolutely need it.

15%
Products with Feature
$177.49
Avg Product Price w Feature
+$66.45
Price Difference for Feature

Fifteen percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $177.49. The price on average for a individual serving cup is an additional $66.45, you might want to pass on it if you don't absolutely need it.

Sometimes it's nice to blend enough just for one serving.  Blenders with this feature will allow you to blend and run.

50.4
Average Ounces
$2.40
Avg Price Per Ounce
+$2.40
Price Difference Per Ounce

The average jar capacity of products we reviewed is 50.4 ounces with a price of $2.40 per ounce.

Glass (55%)
Most Popular
$59.42
Avg Price for Glass
Other (5%)
Least Popular

Glass is the most popular jar material type with fifty-five percent of the blenders we reviewed having it at an average price of $59.42.

The jar is made up of either glass or some sort of plastic.  Plastic is more durable but can absorb odors, make sure you get one that is BPA free.

20%
Products with Feature
$183.66
Avg Product Price w Feature
+$78.32
Price Difference for Feature

Twenty percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $183.66. The price on average for a multi device is an additional $78.32, you might want to pass on it if you don't absolutely need it.

10%
Products with Feature
$256.22
Avg Product Price w Feature
+$150.23
Price Difference for Feature

Ten percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $256.22. The price on average for a removable blade is an additional $150.23, you might want to pass on it if you don't absolutely need it.

5%
Products with Feature
$598.95
Avg Product Price w Feature
+$499.44
Price Difference for Feature

Five percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $598.95. The price on average for a self cleaning is an additional $499.44, you might want to pass on it if you don't absolutely need it.

55%
Products with Feature
$128.56
Avg Product Price w Feature
+$16.77
Price Difference for Feature

Fifty-five percent of products we reviewed have this feature with an average price of $128.56. The price on average for a touchpad controls is an additional $16.77, you might want to pass on it if you don't absolutely need it.

Touchpad controls are nice because it makes it easier to clean, you don't get all the gunk in between the buttons.  They also make it easier to push the buttons down.