Vitamix Professional Series 500

Recommended blenders, by Consumer Reports

Sales of blenders “have been humming in recent years – thanks in part to the popularity of so-called personal blenders”, says Consumer Reports. “These alternative to full-size blenders target on-the-go smoothie enthusiasts, featuring smaller containers that can double as a travel mug. Whether it’s full-size or personal, a blender is one appliance that you’re more likely to leave on the countertop – so upscale looks, increased power, and sturdier construction are also helping to drive blender sales.”

Here is the Consumer Reports’ selection of recommended blenders. The maximum overall score is 100, and “Best Buy” models offer more value.

Immersion blenders

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Full-size blenders

Vitamix 7500

Overall score: 86

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Personal blenders

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Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly since 1936. It features reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a not-for-profit organisation, has no shareholders. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. (Wikipedia.)

Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 4 May 2016