I have drastically reduced my consumption of meat during the past two years and instead have introduced vast amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables into my diet.
Eating a bunch of Kale and Celery every day isn’t easy, this is where a good Blender can save you a lot of time and hassle. A meal that may take me up to 45 minutes to prepare and consume I can have ready in minutes and sip on my way to the gym.
I’ve experimented with a few blenders over the years and I have put a list of my Top 5 Blenders and which I would recommend you get started with, I will be putting together articles and videos of juices I consume daily, so do make sure you check back again soon.
Blender 1: The Nutri Bullet
The first blender on the list is The Nutri-Bullet 12-piece blender.
This was the first blender I purchased when I started juicing and I still use it to this day alongside my Vitamix. I use it mainly for juicing greens and making juice to take on the road with me straight out of the blender. I also use it for my morning juices as its quick and easy to use, and also to clean up.
Here are some benefits of the Nutri Bullet, as well as some of its downfalls.
- Very fast, throw in your ingredients, lock it in place and 45 seconds later you are ready to go.
- Includes a metallic portable container you can simply unscrew off the blender and go. No need to transfer it to another container and lose all the goodness you just captured.
- Extremely easy to clean up, unscrew the lid, rinse under water and you’re done. No bits and pieces to remove like other blenders and dishwasher friendly.
- Great price, you can pick one up for under £50 brand new.
- It does have the potential to break down based on the motor after a couple of years of constant use, however, the warranty covers this.
- If you are not careful and tighten the lid, you can get spillage.
- The hinges can get stuck after continuous use, and you will need to oil the hinges in order to be able to get the cup into place. A small inconvenience that can easily be mended.
Blender 2: The Vitamix 5300
Next, we have the highly rated Vitamix 5300.
This is one of the top competing blenders in the market, with hundreds of reviews on Amazon and a rating of over 4.6, the majority of those who have purchased the Vitamix seem extremely happy.
Let’s dig into the cons and pros for this gem.
- Nuts and hard fruit are no problem for the strong blades of the Vitamix.
- A stable motor, which runs much cooler, reducing the risk of overheating, which can be a problem with cheaper blenders.
- The blades can make the perfect Soup in minutes.
- A large container which can hold a lot of matter.
- It’s much larger than your average blender and may not fit on most common kitchen counters.
- It sits on the pricey side, with a price tag of over £300
Blender 3: The Nutri Ninja Pro
Next we have the The Nutri Ninja Pro Blender.
The Nutri Ninja pro is one of the more popular blenders in the low price range. You can pick one up for around £39.99 and comes with several cups and a small recipe guide to help you get started with your juicing program.
Let’s see what it can offer in terms of value.
- A basic blender, which mimics the Nutri Bullet functionality for a cheaper price.
- Much cheaper than most blenders with a price tag of around £39.99.
- It has the potential to spill, especially if overfilled.
- The blades must be kept clean regularly or can lose sharpness.
- Noticeably weaker/cheaper motor than the Vitamix and the Nutri Bullet
- Can overheat
Blender 4: The Vitamix Professional Series
The Vitamix Pro has the highest reviews of any blender I’ve seen so far and this is by no accident. The Vitamix is the top competing blender on the market, nothing I have come across can beat what this beauty can do, they don’t come even close.
Let’s break this baby down a little more.
- Amazing build and quality. Holding this piece of hardware in your hands feels extremely solid and well built.
- It can do everything all the other blenders on our list do and then some.
- A hugely powerful motor, which surprisingly is quiet (for its size and power).
- It comes with an amazing 7 Year Warranty.
- Frequently cited as the “blender to end all blenders”.
- The size, it’s quite large and hence, not portable.
- Can be loud in small areas.
- Very expensive, currently you can pick up a new one for around £500.
Blender 5: The Blendtech Total Blender Classic
Lastly, we will take a look at The Blendtech total blender classic.
The BlendTech sits at the high end of the marketplace but isn’t quite as highly rated as the Vitamix, however, it is still quite popular and is it’s closest competitor.
Let’s see what features it has.
- It has one of the strongest motors on the market with a whopping 1,560 watts.
- A cool digital touchpad, which allows you to re-program your blending settings.
- It has been listed as BPA free, meaning no plastic poison in your food.
- It also has a 7-year warranty, similar to that of the Vitamix.
- Feels a bit less “high end” compared to the Vitamix.
- Very bulky and no additional jugs.
- Still quite pricey.
- Quite loud.
Overall it’s a solid, high-end blender with a couple unique features the Vitamix does not have.
Bottom Line: The Best Blenders in 2018
Ultimately, the best Blender for you comes down to your goals and what you ultimately want to achieve and of course, your budget.
I recommend two Blenders from the list depending on what you need and your budget.
The Nutri Bullet is a great starting point if you are new to juicing. It is portable, strong and has plenty of room. It can handle pretty much anything you throw at it, is extremely durable and best of all, portable. It can make soups, ice cream and iced smoothies, a full powerhouse for cooking.
It is also suitable for those looking for a high-quality blender without leaving a hole in their pocket. You can pick up a brand new set for as little as £49.99 from Amazon with full warranty.
If you need something bigger, more powerful, with a long-term warranty and are happy to splash out a little extra, then the Vitamix Series might be for you.
Which blender do you use and recommend? Comment below and let me know.