Personal countertop blenders — ones with plenty of powerand small jars that are perfect for creating one or two smoothies — are popular right now. They have smaller jars and often a smaller price tagthan a larger blender with similar power. The small jar makes them lessfunctional, though.
Best high-priced countertop blender: has a big price tag, $528.96, but it also has a quieter, high-performance motor that propels the blade up to 240 mph to blend even the toughest ingredients. Customers give it a four and a half star average rating, and they say it pulverizes everything including seeds from fruits and vegetables. One reviewer says, "No matter what you feed it, it always comes out with zero solids."
Best mid-priced countertop blender: The receives an average of four stars from 912 Amazon customers. The blender has 5 speeds plus pulse, ice crush, and smoothie buttons along with specially designed blades to continually pull food from the top down to the bottom for even blending. Amazon is currently selling this model for $179.98 but says it normally runs $300.
Best inexpensive countertop blender: has impressive reviews for such an inexpensive model. Currently $31.09, this countertop blender has an average of four stars from 560 Amazon customers. It has 700 watts of power, 14 blending functions and a unique mess-free pour lid. Reviewers say crushing ice is no problem, it makes great smoothies and it is easy to clean.