Blenders are essential to any home, with many doing the work of a food processor without the pile of separate parts. If you’re looking to make more nutritious homemade meals that can save you time and money, then check out the best food mixers and blenders to upgrade your kitchen without spending a huge amount on appliances.
The must-have models
1. Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ
One of the highest-rated blenders on the market, the Nutri Ninja is smaller in size than the rest on the list but it doesn’t lack any power. With its fair price, ease of use and robust 1000-watt motor, it’s no wonder it’s become one of the most popular blenders out there.
2. NutriBullet RX Blender
The NutriBullet has made its way into many Aussie homes for a reason. With its 1700-watt motor and heat cycle functions, it’s perfect for blending in any season. Not solely for smoothies, the NutriBullet is built to make a range of meals where you’d typically need to pulverise veggies like soups and baby food.
3. Breville the Boss BBL915
This Breville blender is for the accessories fan, with a recipe book, scraper, tamper (for frozen deserts) and more. It also has a 1500-watt motor, 12 speeds and five settings. It’s a brand trusted by Australians, many of whom will also have a Breville grill or rice cooker in the pantry.
4. Russell Hobbs Classic RHBL2 Blender
The Russell Hobbs blender is an all-rounder budget buy that’s great if you’re after a simple blender that’s still able to make a smooth liquid quickly. It has a large 1.5-L capacity, a two-speed pulse option and a lid that doubles as a measuring cup.
The premium designs
5. Sunbeam (PB9000) High-Performance Power Blender
With a unique “two-way” technology, the Sunbeam blender is for those who love premium appliances in the kitchen. The two-way heavy-duty stainless-steel blade changes direction, creating a more even and smooth blend. It also comes with seven functions—three preset and four manual. Sunbeam is a familiar name in the kitchen, with many households using a trusty Sunbeam wok for their weekly stir fry.
6. KitchenAid Artisan Diamond Blender
KitchenAid are renowned for their retro styling— the KitchenAir blender is no exception. But it’s not just a pretty face. It has four speeds to chop, mix, puree and liquify with additional modes to pulse, crush ice and make hot food. You’ll also enjoy a clean-touch control pad and a soft-start feature.
7. Vitamix Ascent Series
With 10 speeds and a 1400-watt motor, the tech-savvy Vitamix Ascent blender is one of the more progressive models out there. As well as a digital timer, it also has Self-Detect Technology—the machine can identify which Self-Detect container and ingredients you’re using and adjust the blending time and power accordingly.
8. Optimum 9200A Second-Gen
With three settings and a super-powerful motor (over 2,600 watts), the Optimum 9200A is a great addition to any personal or commercial kitchen. It’s known for buzzing through anything you throw at it for smoothies, nut butters and soups. Its six-blade assembly can mix both wet and dry ingredients without working up a sweat.
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