Finding a good blender is hard.
There’s plenty of options out there — too many, in fact. From ultra-expensive countertop blenders to personal budget blenders, it can be hard to figure out what will consistently meet your needs without blowing the bank.
We’ve whittled down all the cheap blenders we could find to create this guide to the best blender under 100 dollars. Use it to figure out what will best meet your needs.
Know What You Want
When purchasing any appliance, even a cheap blender, it’s important to assess what you’ll need it for. If you’re aiming to simply make an occasional smoothie in the morning or after you hit the gym, a personal blender with portable jars makes for a great option. They’re quick, small, and easily stored — and they tend to have single, high speeds with pulse options. That’s why they make for the best smoothie blender under 100 dollars.
If you’re looking for a more versatile appliance, though, a countertop blender is a better option. I’ve tried using a stick blender and a personal blender for things like making fresh soups; the process was enough of a hassle (or produced mediocre enough results, with the stick blender) that I decided to go countertop. A good countertop blender can also handle making things like almond butter and a one capable of hitting lower speeds can also whip up fresh mayonnaise in just a few minutes.
We picked a good amount of personal and countertop blenders, aiming to find the best blenders under 100 dollars. Be sure to measure any blender against your personal needs, though, rather than sticking to our top pick; things like height and available space can mean that our top pick might not work for your kitchen.
Watts Don’t Mean Everything
One of the first things most blenders list in their product advertisement is their wattage. Surprisingly, however, testers tend to find that wattage does not have a direct effect on performance. (https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/blenders/buying-guide/index.htm)
A higher wattage means that the blender will consume a higher amount of power, but this does not mean that the motor is more efficient or capable of handling greater amounts of ice! It only means that the blender is consuming more energy. Higher wattage might mean an inefficient motor, or it might mean a great motor that gets to high speeds — with a jar that keeps thicker things like smoothies from cycling properly, making the high speed useless.
Consumer Reports tested a large array of blenders and found that the best ones were, instead, the ones capable of producing a wider variety of speeds. At least three-speed options are best; that way, you can pick a higher speed for your morning smoothie and a lower speed if you’re emulsifying a soup or whipping up your own fresh mayo. Either way, having a pulse option is vital when picking a good blender.
What’s the Best Jar for Blenders?
There’s a lot of discussion about the best jar type and jar shape in a blender. As for the material a jar is made of, the two main options are glass and plastic — and both have their drawbacks.
A glass jar is more easily broken. This is especially important if you, like me, are a bit of a klutz first thing in the morning, as dropping a heavy glass blender jar onto a kitchen floor means spending your early morning sweeping up bits of broken glass. Glass jars are also heavier, making cleanup more difficult.
A plastic jar, by comparison, is lighter and less likely to shatter or break, but also runs the risk of absorbing odors. This shouldn’t be a problem if you’re using your blender for morning smoothies, but if you’re planning on making soups, you can avoid this by washing and rinsing your blender immediately after use. The same applies to the potential for staining, an issue that doesn’t come up with glass jars. Be sure to wash and rinse your plastic jar immediately after use.
As for the shape — this really depends on the blender you’re getting, as there’s really no golden rule. Both squared and rounded jars have proven to be equally efficient at blending, as have the angle of blades. The question of shape really boils down to how well the individual blender is at moving the liquid it’s blending at different speeds; most blenders, both countertop and personal, have indentations along the inside walls to aid with the circulation of the liquid, encouraging it to move back down towards the blades.
Make sure you look for a blender that has a smooth, curved bottom on the inside of the jar, and rounded edges along the sides. That means the liquid you’re blending will be able to circulate back towards the blades to create a more even product. Different blenders achieve this circulation differently, of course!
Other Important Things to Look For
Finding a quiet blender for under 100 dollars is no small task. By necessity, a blender will be noisy, especially when grinding up things like ice cubes and frozen berries. We do, however, examine motor volume, and in the case of one of the blenders we looked at, the effect of a sound-muffling case over the blender jar. In an echoey kitchen, however, there’s only so much even the best budget blender can do.
Another important factor when looking for countertop blenders, at least, is height. The average space between a countertop and a cabinet is 18 inches, but kitchens vary. (https://www.consumersearch.com/blenders/how-to-buy-a-blender) Be sure to measure the space you’ll be putting your blender in, as well as any storage spaces you may be using. If you’re planning on moving your countertop blender a lot, be sure to check the blender’s weight, as well; something too heavy will make it more difficult to move around.
We also looked at warranty information, where provided. The length of a warranty — and how much it covers — can be a make or break deal with a larger appliance purchase. Be sure to factor it into any decision you make, even if the blender you purchase is from a reputable brand. The best blender will still fail if it’s accidentally dropped or if the motor burns out from working too hard through too thin (or thick) a liquid.
Never use canning or mason jars with your blender. Not only does this void most warranties, it’s also dangerous, as the mason jars are not made to screw into the housing of blenders (unless otherwise stated by the blender’s manufacturer).
Our 10 Picks for Best Blender Under 100
Nutri Ninja Pro
The Nutri Ninja Pro advertises nutrient and vitamin extraction as one of their main features, outside of their 900-watt motor. This claim is clearly marked only for the fact that whole fruits can be blended in it, including parts that would normally be discarded, such as strawberry hulls. This claim is not specific to the Nutri Ninja Pro and should not be taken as a unique feature of this personal blender. The Nutri Ninja Pro is a single-button blender that can pulse or perform a longer blend.
The Nutri Ninja Pro comes with two Sip and Seal™ lids, an 18 oz cup, and a 24 oz cup. Both cups are marked with maximum fill lines and should not be overfilled for any reason. The plastic cups are BPA free and dishwasher safe but should not be subjected to extreme temperature changes. They are not graduated, so precise measurements will need to be made in other containers and poured into the Nutri Ninja Pro blending cups.
Proper use of the Nutri Ninja Pro includes chopping and pulsing, mixing, frozen blending, nutrient juicing, and smoothie making. It can make sauces as well, provided the sauce is at room temperature when put into the Nutri Ninja Pro. It is advertised as being able to make anything from chunky salsa to batters and dips. It is also advertised as being able to blend ice and ice cream.
Warranty: The Nutri Ninja Pro is covered by a limited lifetime warranty that does not cover mishandling during transit or general wear and tear of parts that can be purchased through their main website, including cups, containers, and blades.
- Can handle ice and frozen fruits quickly and with ease, making it a great smoothie blender.
- Portable blending cups make juices and smoothies easy to bring with you to work or the gym, and the plastic cups are durable, BPA free, and dishwasher safe.
- Gasket seal can be easily removed for quick cleanup, and all parts are easy to clean when rinsed directly after use.
- Replacement parts such as blades and cup replacements can be purchased off their website.
- Cannot dry blend (liquid must always be added) or blend hot liquids such as soups and sauces.
- It is very loud for its size, even when handling quieter foods like whole fruit smoothies and sauces.
- One speed blending means that the Nutri Ninja Pro will have difficulty producing chunkier products like salsas or chopped foods.
- Non-graduated containers mean that the portions have to be measured separately and poured into the cups.
- Made of cheap plastic and may not hold up well to continuous ice grinding.
- Warranty does not cover wear and tear of blades, cups, or cup gaskets — it only covers the motor and housing.
KitchenAid 5 Speed Classic Blender
The KitchenAid 5 Speed Classic Blender is a countertop blender that stands at 16.3” tall. Along with boasting five speeds, chosen from electronic, easy-to-clean buttons, it also has an Intelli-Speed Motor Control which can sense the contents of the blender and adjust the motor speed for optimal speed for best consistency.
The motor has a soft-start feature which draws food towards the blades before increasing the speed, ensuring that everything stays blended. It also has a stay-put lid with a 2 oz ingredient cap on the top, a steel reinforced coupler for secure and efficient blending, and a coating on the coupler to help reduce noise output.
The 56-oz blender pitcher is made of sturdy, BPA-free plastic that is built to be shatter-resistant, stain-resistant, and scratch-resistant. It is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, as well, and is graduated for easy measuring within the pitcher.
While the base of the unit is made of stainless steel and single-piece buttons, many of the connectors and gears are made of lesser-quality plastic.
Warranty: This KitchenAid 5 Speed Classic Blender comes with a 1-year full warranty, provided the unit is registered. It does not cover shipping and handling for repairs or any user errors but will provide free replacement, replacement parts, or repair and labor costs for any other problems with the unit.
- Provided user manual includes instructions for optimal blending options for a variety of foods and drinks, including hot soups and crushed ice.
- Easily handles whole fruits and vegetables, whether chopping or pureeing, without additional liquid.
- Ingredients can be easily added while blender is running for adjustments on-the-go.
- Easy to clean, with no disassembly required other than pulling the pitcher off of the rest of the unit.
- The collar and seal between the blades and the blender pitcher are made of a weaker plastic, which degrades over time until the contents of the pitcher begin to leak down onto the motor.
- Pitcher and blades cannot be disassembled, making smaller repairs, such as a gasket-type leak, impossible, and necessitating replacement of the entire pitcher.
- Slightly louder than the average blender of its size and quality, even with volume reduction sprays.
- Warranty only lasts for one year, which does not cover the gradual erosion of parts, only initial defects with the unit. The average lifespan of the unit seems to be 1.5–2 years.
Ninja Professional Blender
The Ninja Professional Blender is a 1000-watt countertop blender that stands at 15.8” tall. It has three speeds as well as a pulse function and has six blades instead of the normal four, for more powerful and faster ice crushing and frozen food blending. The blades themselves are situated at three different heights for better circulation and more easy pulverization of fruits, vegetables, and ice.
The blender jar and all other plastic parts are made of BPA-free plastic, and all washable parts are dishwasher safe. The jar is 72 oz and graduated for easy measuring in either cups or ounces. The maximum fill capacity for liquids in the jar is 64 oz. The blender pitcher, blades, and gear shaft can all be disassembled for easy cleaning, and the handle includes a lock feature to keep the lid on securely while blending.
The blender is advertised as being able to crush ice, puree and liquefy whole fruits, process mixtures, scramble eggs, chop vegetables for salsas, and mix batters, as well as make frozen drinks, smoothies, and grind nuts. It can also blend milkshakes and powdered drinks, making it a versatile tool in the kitchen.
Warranty: The Ninja Professional Blender, much like the Nutri Ninja Pro, comes with a one-year limited warranty that does not account for packaging or handling damage, normal wear and tear on blades or pitcher, or use in a commercial setting, despite its name. Replacement units are available for manufacturer errors free of charge, but the consumer must pay a $19.95 shipping and handling fee. Replacement parts not covered under warranty can be purchased from the manufacturer’s website.
- Includes an auto-shutoff feature if the motor starts to overclock, to prevent damage to the motor if it’s overworked.
- Crushes ice into snow very quickly — usually in just a few seconds — and has no problems with handling whole vegetables and fruits.
- Multiple levels of blades ensure that all the ice and food are moved through the blades in a vortex.
- Easy cleaning with the removable blade assembly, and easy pouring with the blender lid pouring spout. Blades stay firmly in place until the lid is removed, and lid features a locking mechanism to keep blades secure.
- Large capacity makes it great for family cooking and smoothie-making for multiple people.
- Very loud compared to other models of its size.
- Blade assembly not locked into place, making it vital to keep the lid on at all times while blending. The lid cannot be removed while the blender is blending, and the blade assembly should always be removed before pouring without the lid.
- Cannot blend hot soups and other liquids; sauces, soups, and other hot foods should be cooled to at least room temperature before blending.
- Warranty is very limited, only lasts for a year, and does not cover shipping and handling for replacement.
Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost
The Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO is a 1200-watt countertop blender that stands at 16.1” tall. Its larger blending option has four blades in a wide, circular blending jar, and the blades are at two different heights to move food more easily around the large jar. It also comes with two personal cups and a separate precision blade attachment for them for making personal smoothies, as well as a blade attachment specifically for making dough.
It’s advertised as the most powerful of the Nutri Ninja series and offers a wide array of options from ice crushing and food processing to dough- and batter-making. The only thing it cannot do, like the other Nutri Ninja products, is blend hot liquids; all foods should be cooled to room temperature before use.
The Auto-iQ Boost function of the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO is its strongest advertised selling point, as it takes the guesswork out of blending. Its pre-programmed settings pause and change speed during the blending cycle, to ensure all ingredients are circulated correctly in the bowl for a smoother and more consistent product. The included 75 recipe book offers a good foundation to start from, and a solid base to experiment with and adjust your own recipes, too.
Warranty: Like the other Nutri Ninja products, the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO comes with a 1-year limited warranty. It does not cover any damage in shipping and handling, normal wear and tear on the appliance, or shipping back to Nutri Ninja for replacement; instead, it only covers what Nutri Ninja deems to be product defects. Replacement parts can be purchased from their main website.
- Incredibly versatile, with three different blade attachments and personal blending cups for smoothies, food processing, and doughs.
- Recessed gasket ring makes for easier cleanup and no discoloration.
- Handles crushing ice with very little issue.
- No fuss when it comes to watching your food — you can simply press a button and walk away for a minute or two while it works.
- Instruction manual includes clear directions for how best to use the larger bowl and smaller personal cups.
- Has a separate pulse setting for managing smaller amounts of food and fine-tuning your results.
- Very loud. We recommend using hearing protection if using frequently, or stand away from the blender once the program has been started.
- Blades do not snap into place but, rather, sit loosely; you should not add things to the Nutri Ninja Bowl while it is blending, and care should be used when emptying it.
- Does not have manual speed and time selections — you have to use the pre-programmed settings and hope for the best.
- The larger bowl is only a 4-cup capacity and will make larger batches difficult if prepping food for a family or making larger dough recipes.
- The warranty is very limited and only covers manufacturing defects.
The NutriBullet is a 600-watt personal blender that promises quick blending of fruits and vegetables, skins and all, into smooth and creamy smoothies. It comes with a bit more than you’d expect from a personal blender: it includes two small BPA-free cups (about 1.5 cups to the fill line), one tall cup (about 2.5 cups to the fill line), and two caps for taking smoothies on the go. It has both heavy-duty extractor blades and a milling blade.
The NutriBullet leans heavily on the health benefits of creating your own smoothies and includes a recipe book with plenty of ideas for getting your daily servings of nuts, fruits, and vegetables in. It also shreds, grinds, chops, and crushes ice, with different time recommendations for each process in their thorough user manual.
Like most personal blenders, hot liquids should not be blended in the NutriBullet. Cups should never be filled past the fill line, and care should be taken when making smoothies so as not to overheat the blender.
Warranty: The NutriBullet has a 1-year limited warranty that covers any manufacturing defects but does not cover any normal wear and tear on the product. It also has an optional 4-year limited warranty, purchasable during the term of the 1-year limited warranty, which covers the same things the 1-year warranty does. NutriBullet offers replacement of parts, replacement of unit, or a full refund under their warranty.
- Included nutritional guide and recipes make this a great starter personal blender for those just getting into making their own smoothies or looking to start eating healthier.
- Handles flax seeds, coffee beans, and nuts without much problem, so long as the instructional manual is followed correctly.
- Doesn’t leak if filled correctly and instructions are followed; blades should not rust if cleaned and dried regularly.
- Has a great lifespan, especially with daily smoothie use.
- The manufacturer recommends that the extractor blades be replaced every 6 months; can be ordered directly from their website.
- They get louder over time; calling customer support will get you a new base, so long as you’re under warranty, which cleans up the problem nicely.
- Undersides of blades can be difficult to clean and dry properly, especially on the milling blades.
- Gasket rings can be difficult to remove and clean but must be cleaned for proper sealing.
VAVA Smoothie Blender
The VAVA smoothie blender is a 1200W countertop blender that has a personal, 20 oz smoothie blender bottle with a personal cup blade. With the countertop blender jar attached, it stands at 19.3” tall, very tall for a countertop blender. All of its plastic parts are BPA-free, and it also includes a plunger for adding and adjusting food while the lid is on the countertop jar. The user manual instructs to never use the plunger while the unit is running.
Along with having a pulse function, the VAVA smoothie blender also has adjustable low-medium-high settings, a setting specifically for the personal 20 oz cup, and four other preset settings for blending soup, crushing ice, pureeing, and making smoothies. The smoothie function is also a self-clean function; after blender is used, simply pour in fresh water and let the blender do the work.
Because the blades are interchangeable, personal cup pieces are able to be disassembled. The blades on the pitcher are fixed, but with the self-clean function, this shouldn’t be a problem. The blender pitcher itself is graduated in metric measurements for easy sizing right in the pitcher.
Warranty: All VAVA products are covered under an 18-month warranty, with an additional 12-month extension available for all products purchased from VAVA. However, we could not find any specifics about what this warranty covered.
- Operates about 10 dB lower than other blenders of equivalent size and strength on the market, according to VAVA’s website.
- Customer service and support is active and supportive, offering replacements or full refunds and receiving high praise even when there are issues with the product itself.
- Plastic parts are heavy-duty enough to stand up to both hot liquids and being washed in the dishwasher.
- Blender is very tall and might have difficulty fitting under most kitchen cabinets.
- The user manual is very limited and includes no guides or recipes and very few pictures. It is also only available on the manufacturer’s website if needed digitally.
- Struggles with some frozen fruit and the self-clean cycle will not wash more stubborn residue.
- The user manual is limited, does not stress the importance of aligning the base perfectly, and gives no specific cleaning instructions.
Aimores Professional Blender
The Aimores Professional Blender is a multi-speed countertop blender which stands at 20.2” tall. The 75oz/9 cup pitcher leaves plenty of space for the entire family, and the six blades at the bottom offer more crushing and grinding power than most four-blade setups. The pitcher is BPA free. It also includes a separate recipe book, along with a user guide, warning card, and warranty card.
This blender has a pulse switch, as well as a low-medium-high dial speed control for worry-free adjustment. It handles fine purees, soups, and even grinds dry goods such as grains, coffee beans, pepper, and soy. It advertises being able to heat food in minutes without involving a stovetop, and it includes a tamper for easy adjustment of food while blending. It manages nut butter — a rarity among budget blenders. It also advertises being able to make dough, as well, though it does not include separate blades for the process.
The blades themselves are able to be removed with the included spanner for a thorough cleanup, a rare feature for countertop blenders with blades only on the bottom of the pitcher. It also includes a scrub-brush for getting into harder-to-reach spaces. The pitcher itself is graduated in metrics. Frozen fruits, when combined with liquids, grind in about 2-3 minutes, so while it isn’t the fastest on the market, it certainly isn’t slow, either.
Warranty: The warranty for the Aimores blender is on par with the best we’ve seen in our blender reviews. Not only is their customer support quick to reply, they offer 100% refunds or replacements on any non-cosmetic damage. It lasts for 1 year and only requires that you register on their website.
- Average volume level for a blender of its price and size.
- High-powered blades can even manage to make nut butters, which is very uncommon for a blender at its price point.
- The large pitcher makes it a great option for large families or when entertaining guests.
- Disassembles completely for a thorough cleanup.
- Fantastic customer service and warranty options when signing up through the website.
- Grinds frozen products more slowly than blenders specifically made for smoothies.
- The pitcher is graduated in metrics, making it more difficult to use for US-based users.
- The warranty is limited to 1 year, though it is an unlimited warranty during that time.
- Does not include separate blades for dough making or a separate jar for spice grinding or smoothie making.
GoWISE USA High-Performance Professional Blender
The GoWISE countertop blender is a 1450-watt blender standing at 14.5” tall, which makes it a good option for shorter cabinets. It allows for control between 8 different speeds, along with having quick-touch presets for salsas, smoothies, juices, and nut butters; it also has a pulse function for easier control. The BPA-free pitcher is non-graduated and has a capacity of 67 ounces with 8 attached blades at the bottom of the pitcher.
The maximum speed achieved by the blades is 25,000 RPM, which makes it a good choice for high-resistance work like ice grinding and nut butter making. It also has a slow start feature for more safety at higher speeds and includes a tamper for controlling food while the lid is on the blender.
None of the blender parts are dishwasher safe, and the blades are not detachable from the pitcher. However, its small size and retractable cord make it a good option for those who don’t have countertop space to keep their blender out at all times or plan on only using it occasionally and storing it otherwise. The blender comes with 20 recipes to try.
Warranty: All GoWISE products, including this blender, come with a 1-year limited warranty, which covers any defects due to improper crafting and does not cover normal wear and tear on items like gasket rings. Customers are responsible for all shipping costs. Return requests must be made within 30 days of purchase and may be subject to a restocking fee.
- Lots of settings and speed adjustments for a more customized blending.
- Retractable cord for easier storage.
- High-powered enough to handle crushing frozen fruit and ice, as well as making nut butters.
- A small profile means it’s easy to store and transport for those who only make occasional treats.
- Crushes ice in 10-15 seconds and can heat soups in 5-7 minutes while blending.
- 8 speeds is a bit excessive for a blender, and 8 blades are also excessive, as they are all positioned in the same place.
- None of the blender parts are dishwasher safe, and the blades don’t detach, making cleanup difficult.
- The blender is made out of more inexpensive plastic, and as it’s a new arrival on the market, there’s little news as to the lifespan of the blender.
- Warranty only covers manufacturer defects and does not cover normal wear and tear on the blender.
Hamilton Beach SoundShield Blender
This Hamilton Beach blender is a countertop blender which works on 950 watts and stands at 16.1” tall. It comes with a 52 oz non-graduated glass jar and a 20 oz travel jar, both of which use the same blades and pop into and out of the blender easily. It also comes with a 2-piece hinged cover to help dampen the sound of the blender.
The motor itself has a sensor which helps maintain the speed of the blades when working through different food consistencies. It has low-medium-high speed selection, as well as a pulse function, and while the lid itself doesn’t have a hole for adding ingredients mid-blend, oils and water can be dribbled in through the pour spout.
The user manual contains instructions on how to safely blend hot liquids in the large jar, but hot liquids should not be blended in the personal travel jar. The blender does not seem to be made for blending straight ice and states that it needs at least 1 cup of liquid in the recipe to blend properly.
The collar and blades can be disconnected from the blending pitcher, making for easy cleanup. The quiet shield, as well, can be removed, though it cannot go into the dishwasher. The blades, personal cup, and main blending pitcher can go into the dishwasher, though the high-heat ‘SANI’ setting should be avoided.
I’ve used professional blenders with similar sound shields before, and while they do muffle the sounds of frozen foods and ice being crushed, it does not mute the sound of the motor itself.
Warranty: The Hamilton Beach SoundShield comes with a 3-year limited warranty, which covers any manufacturer defects and does not cover shipping costs, only replacement or repair at the discretion of Hamilton Beach. It also does not cover the glass jar or wear from normal use.
- The blender is much quieter with the sound shield on, though it does not muffle motor noises.
- It comes with a glass pitcher and personal jar, making the containers more durable and longer-lasting.
- There aren’t any extra blades to worry about, and the blades detach from the blender pitcher for easier cleanup and maintenance.
- Pour spout doesn’t drip and doesn’t make a mess while blending.
- The warranty lasts for three years, giving extra peace of mind when purchasing.
- Can’t handle crushing ice or any recipes that don’t have a decent amount of liquid in them.
- Blender pitcher is too small for a larger family or for making more than two or three smoothies.
- Struggles with frozen fruits and foods and needs to be watched to ensure proper blending.
- The sound shield is a hassle to use and clean for the minimal benefits.
The Magic Bullet is a small, travel-sized personal blender with a single pulse function for quick blending, chopping, whipping, and grinding. Its 200-watt motor has a low power draw, and the lack of buttons means its simple pulse function is easy to use with no worries about cleanup.
The detachable blade and jar are as easy to clean as any other personal blender. The entire assembly is 10” tall, and it comes with a 12 oz cup and two differently-shaped 18oz cups, along with separate lids for sipping and for travel. It also includes a small recipe book including ideas not just for smoothies, but for desserts, appetizers, and sauces.
Like other personal blenders, hot liquids should not be used in the Magic Bullet to avoid expansion and pressurization of the liquid. All the plastic cups and lids with the Magic Bullet are BPA free, and the plastic cups can be microwaved for up to 2 minutes at a time, with time to cool in between.
The Magic Bullet blades are not dishwasher safe, but the cups can be washed on the upper rack of a dishwasher if the SANI cycle is avoided.
The user manual includes a few different methods of utilizing the pulse technique to create different consistencies and to work effectively with different foods, some of which I never would have thought of otherwise. It also has a wide variety of foods in the recipe booklet, some of which I, again, haven’t seen in other products.
Warranty: The Magic Bullet comes with a 1-year limited warranty which covers any defects or manufacturing errors but does not cover shipping costs, and only includes replacement or repairs. As per usual, it does not cover any normal wear and tear on the product.
- Designed to be easy to use and easy to clean, its power matches other blenders like it on the market.
- Great for single servings and quick clean-up of snacks like hummus and dressings.
- Recipe guide and user manual are thorough and full of great suggestions.
- Doesn’t handle full ice cubes or larger-sized frozen fruits, like whole strawberries.
- Need to cut fruits into small pieces to blend properly and will grind particles too fine when grinding things like nuts or coffee beans unless circulated correctly.
- Warranty is very limited and product quality tends to be about what you’d expect for a blender of its price and size.
- More recent blades tend to be much thinner than older versions.
- Customer service tends to be pretty poor quality, even when trying to get manufacturing errors addressed.
What’s the Best Blender for Under 100 dollars?
The best budget blender we could find was the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO. While it’s loud and its warranty isn’t the best on the market, its versatility, speed, and blending cycles were unmatched by any other blender we looked at. It has the ability to be one of the best smoothie blenders under 100 dollars with its personal cup attachments and the different blades for grinding and dough making means that it’s a versatile kitchen tool.
While the best blender for your own lifestyle might be different, the Aimores gets an honorable mention for its incredible warranty and family-sized pitcher, while the NutriBullet was the best personal blender we found — I’ll definitely be getting a Nutri Bowl when I’m next in the market for a blender.