Household blenders are considered an important appliance and a must-have companion in every kitchen.
They are used to blend fruits and vegetables into drinks, soups, make smoothies and purees.
These blending appliances also help in chopping, dicing and mixing ingredients especially when preparing food.
They come in different designs including standard countertop designs. Others are handheld designs normally placed directly in a saucepan or pot. There are also those that are compactly designed and are ideal for use when on-the-go or those with small living spaces.
Main features to take into consideration when choosing a blender are performance, power, durability, design, capacity and price. Performance aspects include speed options and control modes. Countertop blenders often have different modes, such as blend, mix, chop, or grind.
Speed options also vary, with some units having as much as 16 different speed settings. Power and wattage are also features to consider.
Here are some of the bestselling designs costing below $100
Ninja Master Prep
This Ninja Master Prep is a 400-watt powered immersion style blender with custom pitcher of up to 6 cup capacity. It is engineered with a patented blade technology that highlights a detachable blade system attached to the lid of the pitcher. Its ergonomic design gets rid of the bulky base portion, often seen with other standard countertop designs, making this model a practical space saver. Speed options work via pulse technology that evenly blends, chops, grinds, and mixes with a single-touch, easy to control button. It also crushes ice.
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It comes with 2 sets of blade attachments, a 4-blade design and a 6-blade design. These blades are very easy to remove and clean. It also comes with a 6 cup pitcher and a 2 cup chopper bowl designed with wide spill-proof spout, splash guard and no-slip base. It has a 400 watt interchangeable power pod that operates from the top unlike othe designs, so that you can easily work on the bowl and pitcher almost at the same time. The dishwasher-safe detachable parts are easy to clean and store. It is lightweight and easy to easy to assemble.
Power Elite Hamilton Beach Multi-Function Blender
The Hamilton Beach multi function blender is designed with Wave-Action system that continuously stirs the mixture pulling liquids at the bottom of the jar toward the blade for an even blend. The blender base and motor enclosure is designed with a 4 button blend option with up to 12 blend variations that makes mixing beverages and food preparation simpler and easier. It features powerful blending capacity with its peak 700 watt power usage. Ideal for multi-function blending. It blends, makes smoothies, salsas, sauces, and purees. A practical kitchen companion with its compact and sturdy design.
Its thermal-shock tested durable glass jar can withstand high temperatures convenient for making hot soups and sauces. The glass jar has a capacity of up to 5 cups. The lid is designed with a hinged cap that serves as a pouring spout or as an opening when adding liquids or solid food items in the blender. Glass jar and lid are both dishwasher safe. You can decide to buy one with a chopper or not.
Oster 6-Cup Glass Jar 7-Speed Blender
The Oster speed blender is packed with precision capabilities. Its powerful 600 watt motor can blend mixtures with up to seven speed options along with configurable pulse action. Automated features on pre-set blending options with reverse blade motion produce precise even-blending for smoothies, purees, hot soups & sauces including icy drinks. It comes with a 6 cup capacity, dishwasher-safe and thermal -shock tested glass jar with easy grip handle and no-spill spout. The glass jar is scratch resistant and easier to clean. The pitcher is capped with a spill proof and splash proof lid. It also has a detachable 2 ounce measuring cup. It also comes with a stainless-steel ice crusher blade for crushing ice. The base has a conical shape, is heavy and won’t tip.
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It features compact modern design ideal for home kitchen or professional kitchen use. It is available in red and black colors. Manufactured in North America.
View this Oster at work from the video below.
Personal Blender with Travel Lid
This personal blender is lightweight, compact, and inexpensive. It comes in 3 parts- the jar, lid and the base. The jar is a 14-ounce, BPA-free container with a travel lid that can be used as a drinking spout. It also has a 175 watt motor and stainless steel blades. The blade usually mixes the ingredients in an upward and inward powerful action. It has a slip-free base with wrap around cord. The jar also functions as a travel cup that is portable and also fits in a standard car cup holder. Its pulse blending action helps to prepare marinades, shakes, salad dressings, baby formula and smoothies.It is available in a variety of colors.
It is convenient for daily use or when travelling. Easy to clean and store. Both the lid and jar are dishwasher safe.
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