There has never been a better year to give the gift of a new blender. There are quite a few amazing blenders on the shelves this year, and they have high speed motors, stainless steel laser-cut blades to crush ice into snow, and variable speed control to blend everything from nutrient-packed smoothies to soup.
If someone in your life loves to blend drinks or has always had a powerful blender on their holiday wish list, here are a few great choices. Be sure to take a look at the juicer and blenders buying guide for all of the unique features you can find on counter top blenders.
Vitamix E310 Explorian
If you ask a smoothie fan for a list of amazing blenders, Vitamix is the brand that stands out.
The Vitamix E310 Explorian is a favourite this year, and for good reason. This 1.4L stand mixer can whip through everything from hard ingredients to ice thanks to the 2 peak output HP motor, metal drive system, and stainless-steel laser-cut blades.
With 10 speeds you can blend dessert, drinks, thick dips, or soups. The bucket is the perfect size for blending 3 to 5 servings of drinks, and it comes with a tamper that presses thick ingredients toward the blades so you don’t have to stop and scrape the container.
No one loves to clean a blender, but Vitamix makes that easy too. You just add water and soap and turn the blender on high speed to loosen any stuck on food and clean the sides of the bucket.
KitchenAid A400 blender with personal blending cup
When you have a powerful blender on your counter top, you turn it to for more kitchen tasks than you thought you possible.
That’s what happened when I reviewed the KitchenAid K400 stand blender. Out of all of the amazing blenders I’ve tested, this one stand out for the personal 16oz blending jar. When I wasn’t making personal sized smoothies with it, I was using the blender bucket to make hollandaise sauce and thick dips.
The KitchenAid K400 is 1200W blender with 5 speeds and 1.66L pitcher. It has three presets – Ice Crush, Icy Drinks, and Smoothie, and it makes it so simple to whip up a drink. I loved the Soft Start feature that prevents splatter, and the low profile of this blender makes it easy to stash under a counter too.
Breville 3X Bluicer Pro
The Breville 3X Bluicer Pro is not just a blender, it’s a bluicer. It’s a great gift because it can juice your favourite fruits and vegetables straight into a blender bucket, and then blend them up into your favourite drinks. I reviewed the Breville 3X Bluicer Pro and I loved how you can use the juicer and blender bucket individually or together.
On the blending side, the Breville 3X Bluicer Pro is powerful enough to take on everything you want to blend. It has a 1,100-watt motor and 50-ounce blending bucket. There are five one-touch speeds you can choose to blend everything from fresh-juice icy drinks to smoothies, and the Kinetix blade and bowl system pushes your ingredients up and away from the bottom of the blender so you never have to stop and scrape the bucket.
Those are only three of the amazing blenders you can choose as gifts this year. Anyone who loves an icy, delicious drink or wants to a powerful blender for different kitchen tasks would love any of these great choices.
Take a look at all of the counter top blenders at Best Buy and choose one or a few for the holidays.