The Best Blender for Your Kitchen
Best All-Around Blender: KitchenAid 5-Speed
Best Budget Blender: Oster 16-Speed
Churn out icy margaritas in no time with this smooth operator, which is easier on the wallet if not the ears (it’s a tad noisy). Bonus: It includes a three-cup food-processor attachment. Fresh salsa in five pulses!
To buy: $40; walmart.com.
Best Immersion Blender: All-Clad Immersion
Talk about a magic wand. With this handheld gadget, you can puree soups in their pots quickly, thoroughly, and without splatters. Even better: This model easily fits in a drawer, meaning no counter clutter.
To buy: $100; amazon.com.
Best Superpower Blender: Vitamix 5200
This ultra-versatile splurge can blend sauces or turn kale and (whole!) apples into juice with hardly a smidgen of pulp. Plus, with no base to unscrew, cleanup is a snap.
To buy: $400; amazon.com.
Best Single-Serve Blender: Cuisinart Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System
Here’s a recipe for a good morning: Make a fresh fruit drink in one of this blender’s four 16-ounce cups, pop on a lid (included), hit the road, and never wrestle with cleaning a big pitcher. Need to serve the entire family? This nifty appliance also comes with a 32-ounce canister.
To buy: $50; amazon.com.